December 27th, 2015:

More awards and champion ribbons for FineStep HW and his owner Lisa Rush, what a great team they are - perfection all around:

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Fin and I only made to a couple of shows last summer, but he did great. I'm looking forward to more fun and travels with him next summer.

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December 19th, 2015:

Two years in a row, Westfalen Horse Association Champion 2014 and 2015 - congratulations to Tiffany Mahoney and her horse EhrenGold HW - well done, so super proud of your accomplishments!

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December 18th, 2015:

9's and 10's - WOW - Congratulations to Fifty Shades HW and his trainer Janine Little as well as his owner Shawneen Jacobs , well done - what a super year and success.

  Janine Little wrote the following:

Hi Irene, I've been meaning to send you an update on our lovely boy Finley (aka Fifty Shades HW), he continues to learn and improve all the time, quality gaits and a wonderful mind can't ask for much more than that!:) He had a very successful season in 2015, finished at the top of every class in each show we entered with scores to 78% with many 9s and even 10s on the score sheet! We are now back in Florida getting ready for the 2016 season and he's continuing to improve daily (did his first line of 3 tempis the other day!) we are looking forward to many more outings with this lovely boy!!



December 5th, 2015:

Caroline Smail shared her painting of Selten HW and Anders Dahl - how beautiful!

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November 20th, 2015:

Huge congratulations - First time out, purchased sight unseen and wins both his classes. Here is Fendi HW, owned and loved by Carol McPhee, who says: "People were coming up to me asking about him and who is he out of. They asked about you and my experience. I couldn't say enough.” shown by Lori Flannigan Edinger, who’s smile couldn’t be any bigger. Well done!

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November 16th, 2015:

Some pics and info from Donna Gatchell and Karen Kerchner Baillie and their Festival HW. Congratulations, super - love all the pictures, well done. What a success and great team effort, so very happy to see this!

Donna Gatchell posted the following: I am finally getting to look at all the pictures of Festival HW that Karen got for me from "Pics of you". ( GAIGS ) and "Stacy Lynne photo". ( BLMS ) Here are a few of my favorite ones. Thanks to Karen and Fred for having me show this wonderful horse and thanks to FESTIVAL HW for winning me my first GAIG CHAMPIONSHIP , and I think it's my 4th or 5th BLM CHAMPIONSHIP !!

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October 29th, 2015:

Hi Irene, I have just forwarded you some photos of Gaetane Manaigre & First Romance HW at the 2015 shows. They won Gold medal awards of excellence from Dressage Winnipeg & also from Equine Canada for their high scores at First Level. He will go to Second level next year. We are very happy with him. Dr. Shireen Naidoo

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October 25th, 2015:

Heather Calder posted the following - congratulations to her, Duke HW and all whom made it possible. Duke HW and Katie Marshall at Greenville Equestrian Center, LLC

More blues for team Katie and Duke!

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October 11th, 2015:

Festival HW - can you say 85%????

Garden State Classic & BLM Championship He just won his BLM final, totally amazing under the lights and one judge gave him 85% - this is fantastic, what a success. Festival HW and Donna Gatchell CHAMPIONS 2nd Level MFS BLM Finals

Huge congratulations to Donna Gatchell and Karen Kerchner Baillie - open up that champagne!!!

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October 8th, 2015:

Did you notice the black horse in the Charlotte Dujardin article? It's Sir Niro HW aka Sotto Voce (see 2 pictures in this article), last week very successful at the horse show, this week in front of 800 auditors at the Charlotte Dujardin clinic Well done, Heidi Schneller-Cook and Jennifer Schrader-Williams

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Go to psdressage.com and read the original article!!!!

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September 28th, 2015:

Skywalker HW is 2015 GAIG Region 6 USDF Intermediare 1 OPEN Champion! …honestly, we can’t believe either, that he’s already 9 years old, he was just a 6 month old baby at our farm!

Time truly flies. Catherine Reid posted: So super proud of Shortaroo (aka SkyWalker HW). I can't believe he is 9yo already!! Maybe there *will* be a GP horse in there :-)

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September 27th, 2015: 

Now in the US and already collecting the blue ribbons and showing off his talent at his first time out, congratulations to Sir Niro HW and his owner, trainer and everybody who made it possible,

Jennifer Schrader-Williams posts the following, with Heidi Schneller-Cook

Heritage Farms, Sir Niro HW (Sotto Voce') was a little superstar this weekend at the Championships, in his first show. He did open classes winning at training level with a pair of nearly two 75%'s and a 69% his first time out at first level. He's beautiful but also with one of the absolute best personalities.

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September 25th, 2015:

OMG - they made it! Catherine Reid feels ecstatic - wow, check this out: She and SkyWalker HW are NWDC CHAMPION Intermediare I OPEN 2015!!!!

HUGE congratulations, what a beautiful and successful team!!! SkyWalker HW was bred by Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold / www.HWfarm.com and is the full brother to Selten HW (Horse Of the Year, 3 x Young Horse Champion and many more titles)

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September 22nd, 2015:

Heather Calder posted pictures of her and her well rounded Duke HW

Love this 5 year old! Lone Tree Adult Camp 2015. The baby is growing up! Very happy with our Lone Tree camp experience this year.

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HWfarm Produces Happy Horses and Clients Worldwide!

Happy customers and horses, are just some of the main goals for Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold of HWfarm. To find, or breed and raise these fancy but vulnerable creatures, is not only a 24/7 job, it’s a lifestyle. With every new young stallion and everything that’s trendy, US riders often get their information via friends or the internet about an up and coming stallion (also older stallions) and what they produce, but this does not often mirror what the truth at the licensing and keurings holds. It’s truly important, to have the right information, to know what to breed and what to buy, to have the basic foundation to build on, for a future, successful and rideable sport horse, that is supposed to be fun for his rider. Also keep in mind, that “even professionals” prefer a good brain and rideable horse, which only makes sense. We see a new trend for the fancy, often "hotter" bloodlines being introduced more and more into Germany to mix up the good old German bloodlines and foundations. Take it with a grain of salt and a lot of thought, that adding that kind of “fancy” also means, that the average US rider, and even the average European rider, might not be able to ride this kind of horse, let alone compete with it.

Clooney HW, black Westphalian gelding, by Christ/Ferragamo, born in 2012, standing approximately 167 cm or 16.1 hands.

Time will tell and people will learn that it is usually a good idea to stick to the roots. There is nothing more proven and more reliable than the good old German Warmblood. Whether it be Hanoverian, Rhineland, Westphalian or Oldenburg, the old proven lines, with super strong mare lines are usually the way to go. These mare lines are often not found on the internet, thus hard to track for US riders, as the internet is not nearly as common in Germany as it is in the US. Only a lot of footwork like going to stallion shows, mare shows, foal shows, licensing, keurings and more, as well as connections and the inside knowledge what mares have produced in the past, including licensed stallions and other successful offspring, can truly tell, what’s going on. Luckily for HWfarm, we have the knowledge and team to keep us on our toes, always informed and making smart decisions for the future, it’s also a main ingredient of the many years of our success. With this knowledge, many victories and new goals have been reached, making history and achieving the near impossible, including but not limited to: 3 consecutive years Young Horse Champion titles, Triple Crown and Horse of the Year title, as well as many top ranking horses all over the world.

Fine Magic HW, bay Westphalian gelding, by Fineliner/ Dimension born in 2011, standing approximately 169 cm or 16.2 hands.

Our horses are selected or bred, with the strict goal to make their future owner as happy as possible! Only when all criteria is fulfilled, we will then put the time and effort into the prospect, putting in several years of raising and training, with correct feed, turnout, socialization, consistent and quality farrier work from foal age on, hot walker, pasture time and more. It takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a “village” to consistently produce/find and offer the finest and most willing riding horses ever. HWfarm has a stellar reputation with pages and pages of testimonials and newsflash sites, go check them out and also check out the many sold pages, you might recognize the one or other sold horse, his/her rider/trainer and/or owner. With the success of HWfarm's program, it is a common occurrence that horses usually sell site unseen! If you are looking for your next dream horse, please contact Irene at Irene@HWfarm.com and she will be happy to help.

Walk On Top II HW, chestnut Hanoverian gelding by Wolkentanz I/WanderburschII/Bolero, born 2009, standing approximately 172 cm or 16.3 hands.

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September 15th, 2015:

This makes my day, congratulations to Dr. Shireen Naidoo (owner) and rider Gaetane Manaigre, First Romance HW is working out as well as expected for them, look at that, Champion and scoring consistently in the 70’s throughout the year. Gaetane posted the following:

First Romance HW "Romeo" MB Provincial Champ first level. Scoring in the 70% throughout the year. Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold, it's such a pleasure to work with this boy!!! love him!!

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September 14th, 2015:

And they keep on collecting the blue and champion ribbons, huge congratulations - what a success!

Check this out: Karen Kerchner Baillie posted: with Donna Gatchell Super show this weekend with our trainer Donna Gatchell and the DGD team.

My Festival HW ridden by our trainer Donna did us proud winning his Class and also High Score Show for his Musical Freestyle with an amazing 80%!! Donna and Festival are an absolutely beautiful pair.

First Place at Third 2 and higher 60s for rest of Third Level tests having done his first Third level test at last show. Congratulations to all the DGD horses and riders, 2 of whom also won High Score for Show for their levels.  Applause to all, who have worked hard for their successes.

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September 14th, 2015:

Congratulations to this pair, well done Tracey Lert and Elysian (El Capitano HW). A respectable 5 th place in the PSG at the beautiful Epona Farms CDI -W 

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September 8th, 2015:

Check this out, the youngest rider in our barn, just won 4 classes and is now two times champion

- first boy/teen, to collect this title -

well done, huge congratulations, so proud of you Marc!

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August 24th, 2015:

Whidbey Equestrian Center Intermediare-1 Open CHAMPION!!! Huge congratulations!!!!

Skywalker HW (bred by www.HWfarm.com) and his owner Catherine Reid - what a match. Another milestone, they accomplished to get a personal best for Catherine, at I-1 with a 72.7%.

She writes the following: Still room to improve- we broke in one medium trot (I pushed for too much) and a mistake in the 3's (he added a change) But, I'm happy to say we got 8s for both canter pirouettes- a movement Shorts is still not 100% confident in The collectives give me hope for better still to come! Catherine is — feeling proud.

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August 17th, 2015:

Gosh - I love updates like this!!!! Congratulations to this happy owner and her www.HWfarm.com horse.

Hello Irene

First Romance HW was First level Champion at the Gold show on the weekend with scores of 72, 75 & 77%. Also got a 10 for his walk! Next update after provincial championship mid Sept. Shireen

August 9th, 2015:

Congratulations to this super team, Catherine and SkyWalker HW

Catherine Reid posted: Great show at WEC this weekend 70.78% in the I-1 today!!!! Finally broke a 70 at FEI-- and still room for improvement. Super proud of SkyWalker HW

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July 25th, 2015:

Irene, Wanted to finally give you update! So awesome. Consistently in 70s now at third level! I gave him a little extra time to grow. I can't tell you what a special and loved boy he is!! Thank you so much and I've included photo from last show! Feel free to use on your website.

I tell Everyone who asks about him that HW farms and Irene are the place to go!!

Fondly, Francesca Nicoletti and “Bling” aka Brilliantly HW

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July 14th: 2015:

 Catherine Reid posted the following about her ride with SkyWalker HW, more congratulations are in order: 69.6% and 1st in the I1 today... So close to hitting a 70% at FEI

Costly mistakes in the 2s (doing 1s DOESN'T get you bonus points?!? ?) and one pirouette Still, proud of my little black donkey ??

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July 13th: 2015:

Catherine Reid posted the following, so happy her (she trained him all his life!) and “our” homebred SkyWalker HW, amazing result, these guys rock! Better in the I-1 this show. Some bobbles still but 68.8% and 1st place! 

 Not bad for his second show at this level!

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July 12th, 2015:

Donna Gatchell posted the following, huge congratulations to this team and Festival HW’s owner! Festival HW today Reserve MFS !!' 75.9% Love doing our freestyle Thank you Debbie Marriott — with Debbie Marriott, Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold and Karen Kerchner Baillie.

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July 5th, 2015:

3 days, 3 tests - 3 victories!!! Gold, gold, more gold for Walk On Top II HW, this boy is phenomenal.

Two tests with snaffle, one with double bridle, he gets the WIN every time out. What a weekend, congratulations to this awesome boy and his rider.

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July 3rd and 4th, 2015:

This amazing boy won his classes again yesterday and today, he has a solid show record, easy to ride, was alone on the road and the horse show, with his rider - what a super star.

If you want to go out and win - this is your boy, he is for sale! More info, pics, video and price of Walk On Top II HW and other hand selected top quality horses for sale can be found at www.HWfarm.com

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July 2nd, 2015:

Hi Irene, In his first show at first level last weekend he won the championship, with scores in the 70`s. First Romance HW was very calm & well behaved & got some wonderful comments from the judges. The weather was very bad with storms, thunder & lightning. I was so proud of him.  He is doing very well. Someone at the show asked me if he had a false tail, because it was so perfect! Dr. Shireen Naidoo

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June 28th, 2015:

OMG, one of the cutest pics and quotes. Congratulations to Lisa Rush and FineStep HW, well done, what a team.

Lisa Rush posted:

Great picture, compliments of Mary Richey and her snappy wisdom. Even though I forgot to incorporate the stretchy circle in out first go around, we went back and completed the movement for an "8". Also, Fin would like everyone to know that butterflies that appear out of no where are quite spooky to me, mom just giggled and ignored it.

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June 20th, 2015:

Big step for this baby, Skywalker HW, bred by Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold , born at our farm in Florida, raised and trained by Catherine Reid - we are pleased to see they are now at Inter I - wow - congratulations, well done, you two!!!

 Catherine Reid posted: June 19th

Pretty pleased with Shortaroo's first try at I-1.. Some issues on the centerline (hard for him to believe that we DO NOT always halt on the centerline) And a few 1's instead on 2's Still, super feedback from Lilo Fore and a respectable 64.4% and 2nd place!

Catherine Reid added 3 new photos. June 20th

Less mistakes (major OOPS in the 3's) today but RIDER needs to stay focused on the test 64.7% and 3rd in the open I-1 We had a pre-ride nap/conference, too

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June 18th:

Tracey Lert posted the wonderful news, that El Capitano HW (Elysian aka Ely) now did his first CDI, congratulations, what a success, well done! June 18

Better late than never for a report on the rather warm (sweltering at 107 degrees on Friday) show at Rancho Murieta. Emily Smith did a great job and did her first Second level with scores in the high 60's and one 70 at First level. Way to go, Emily. My boys were great! Elysian went in a full bridle in the show ring for the first time. He showed Prix St Georges in an open class the first day and won it with a 68%. He then went in his first CDI. He was wonderful in the jog. Between Cyndi Marchese and her wonderful grooming, my braids and Dirk Glitz's handling we won the best turned out award! Never expected that! In the test he was great and got 66% in his first CDI PSG. Very proud of how he has grown up! Thanks to all who help, Cyndi at the shows keeping me and the horses going, Katrin Glitz with lessons and Dirk for coming to help at the show. Udo was good in the Grand Prix in the CDI and got a 66%. As this was a 2* there was only that class for him so we did an open Freestyle the next day and got a 71%. Ely did the Developing PSG test and was tired, but got a 67%. A very good show. Now a little less showing for a while. Mostly schooling and in September, Annual Show. The only unhappy thing was after all of us getting home to our various barns on Sat evening, Sunday morning brought some unhappiness. Barbra Watkins got injured mounting Sunday morning and is still in the hospital. We all hope she heals well and quickly.

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What a great show for my students and for me this weekend at Gilroy Gaits. Julia Mitchell showed her new horse for the first time at Training level and got all scores in the 60's and got a 68%! Way to go, Julia. Kate Emmett-Wilder and Donna Russo both did well in the Third level classes with scores in the mid 60's. Donna also did well in Training level with one score of 70%! Kate did great with Terra in Second level, winning the Dover medal class on Friday and got a 69% yesterday. The rest of the ASH group did well, too. My guys were great the second day! Elysian went in the Developing Horse Qualifier and got a 69% average. I was very proud of him. He is really growing up. Udo did a really good freestyle and finally showed off his good piaffe in a test. He got a 74%. A really good weekend. When I got home yesterday I was planning a nap and then a walk with Lilly. Well, I slept in my clothes until midnight, then got up and got into bed and slept until 7. Can't remember when I have slept 14 hours! A good, but tiring weekend.

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June 14th, 2015:

Walk On Top II HW, last show victory, this show, 2nd place with 7.5 at 2nd level. This boy knows how to stay ON TOP against a huge field of horses, lots of competition, in Germany. He has show success over and over, available for sale, make him yours. More info, pics, video and other hand selected top quality horses for sale at www.HWfarm.com

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June 7th, 2015:

Irene Pictures coming but Festival HW rocked it again this weekend He won his 2nd level class on Friday with a 70%. And high score for the day And then we rocked it in a new freestyle with him today for a 78% and winning the class of 17 entries by a good 5% margin The plan is to now move him to 3rd level and continue with the Freestyle at 2nd for a few shows We are going steady and slow. I want him to build on the wonderful foundation you gave him, and keep him confident. He loves his freestyle music !!! So excited about his progress. The judges just love him He is such a good boy Thank you thank you !!! Best Donna Gatchell

June 2nd, 2015:

Congratulations, more blue ribbons and champion ribbons, for the HWfarm horses and their owners. So blessed and thankful!

Lisa Rush posted the following:

Thanks Nebraska Dressage Association for a fun weekend of showing. FineStep HW did a great job on our first solo outing for the season. Fin got a 67.40 on 1-1, 68.08 on 1-3, 70 on 1-1 and 70.29 on 1-3. He was so wonderful from start to finish. Loving this beautiful young boy!

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May 31st, 2015:

Victory in Germany, golden Ribbon! The sensational Walk On Top II HW is as successful as ever. Winning his L-Dressage (2nd level) class with ease and a whopping 7.4, while behaving like a true gentleman. He's at 3rd level, including super flying changes and ready for his new owner - now is the time to snatch this one up, before the price increases, which will happen very soon. Please find all his info, pics and video, price and other hand selected top quality horses for sale at www.HWfarm.com

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May 26th, 2015:

EhrenGold HW would want some praise and cookies, he did super well again congratulations to Tiffany Mahoney and all others!!!

Rebecca Rigdon posted the following info:

We had a great time at Flintridge! We are so proud of Chris for showing his first Grand Prix, Versace' for showing only her third time at Grand Prix, Tiffany for winning EVERY class she was in, Jackie, for having SO MUCH FUN with her freestyle (as it should be), Terri for debuting at Third level and in her Grand Prix freestyle!!

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May 17th, 2015:

Blue ribbons! Festival HW and Donna Gatchell collected more amazing scores and prices.

Festival HW had a stellar show and won his 2nd level classes and one with a high score of 75.8%!!!

Huge congratulations to the trainer/rider and owner: Karen Kerchner Baillie

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May 16th, 2015:

Congratulations, another victory for Quite Right HW and

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May 4th, 2015:

Congratulations again to this super team - blue seems to be their favorite color:

Donna Gatchell sent the following info: Festival HW - Winning high score at 2nd level this weekend and 2 blues !!!

We just love him! > Had a great weekend at the Cdcta show. Festival HW and Karen Kerchner Baillie and me.

He is now qualified for GAIGs.

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April 16th, 2015:

Congratulations to SkyHit HW and his owner/rider, well done.

Anne Buchanan added this info:

My pictures from Mid-Winter Dressage in Burbank, CA. arrived where SkyHit was Reserve High Point AA Horse at 3rd/4th level.

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April 12th, 2015:

Congratulations to Dance Away HW and Anja at the East Bay Chapter Show today 4-1 with a 67. — with Anja Ibsen What a beautiful pair, how very pretty - love to see this. Anja Ibsen, you are doing such an amazing job with him, love it!

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April 4th, 2015: 

Congratulations to their 2nd level debut and victory right away - again:

Karen Kerchner Baillie (owner of Festival HW) posts; Festival HW's Second Level debut at Morven Park, First Place. Donna Gatchell is really happy with him! Blustery conditions and he tried really hard at first show of the season. Many thanks to Laura Celia! We couldn't do this without her.

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April 2nd, 2015:

This just happened, a blast from the past, update on Fifty Shades HW, love my job:

Janine Little was so kind to send this note:

Hi Irene, I thought I would take the time to send you an update on Fifty Shades HW (now renamed Finley). I've had the privilege of being his trainer. He has been a dream to train, wonderful trainability and temperament, he's traveled all across the continent with us this past year, from Florida, to British Columbia, back east to Quebec and back again to Florida and handled everything like a champ, he's had a fantastic season in Florida to date, winning all of his classes with almost all scores in the 70s and as high as 76%, he's schooling most third level work in training these days and showing great potential for upper level collection, pirouettes, lateral work, extensions and passage, he's greatly exceeded our expectations thus far and continues to impress us all the time!!:)

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April 1st, 2015:

Mary Flood shared Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold HWfarm's photo.

It is we profound sadness, that I have to say, that Dr. March Enders, the owner of LouboutinHW recently passed away. Her love of horses and insight created a future for this wonderful horse. Because of her generous nature and true act of kindness through sponsorship, Kristin Counterman will have the opportunity of a lifetime to bring this special guy along. The world is a better place because of March. We love and miss you.

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March 30th, 2015:

Congratulations, 4th level debut and victory in both classes - super, well done!

Anja Ibsen posted: Dance Away HW and I made our 4th Level debut this weekend, with a 68% and winning both our classes!

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March 23rd, 2015:

Maggie Diehl with Quite Right HW, yes - www.HWfarm.com horses can jump too,

no doubt about it, they are quite accomplished athletes in every discipline.

Quite Right HW/sold sight unseen - is already the 3rd horse purchased from us, by this family, love it, congratulations, well done Maggie. So proud of you! And - looking GOOD - wow, check out that scope!

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March 23rd, 2015:

Congratulations, more blue ribbons and champion titles for the www.HWfarm.com horses, check this out, so happy for Nancy to have two of the HW horses to be so very successful with her, here, 2 for 2, again!

Info from Nancy Smith: Franklin HW rocked the house at the Heidelberg Cup in Orlando. First place with a 76.591%, Saturday. 

Franklin HW then continued the quest for excellence by winning his class on Sunday, with a 70.9%. He was Training Level Champion, First Level Reserve Champion, and high point ride of the show.

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March 22nd, 2015:

Congratulations go to this successful pair, what a great combination - they established their partnership in November 2012 and look at them go, go, go and collect the ribbons in every level, perfect!

Tracey Lert posted: Relaxing after the show. Both boys great today! Ely (Elysian aka El Capitano HW) went in his first Fourth level and got a 73.1! He won a big class. Udo was very good and was sixth in the CDI Grand Prix with a 67.260. Good day!

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March 21st, 2015:

EhrenGold HW and his owner Tiffany Mahoney - first time out at 3rd level today and hey, congratulations - well done. Victory again, love it. What an amazing pair, so very proud of them.

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HW Farms Horses Continue to Excel Worldwide!

Every year, U.S. breeder Irene Wiederhold of Horses Worldwide (HWfarm) in Cape Coral, FL. uses her special touch to help every type of rider, from amateurs to professionals, find that perfect partner to take them to the top of their game! With so many satisfied clients, Irene is fortunate to hear often from owners about the great successes and accomplishments of the horses that she has carefully raised and imported. HWfarm horses just keep collecting the ribbons, results and victories to accomplish record breaking results. With so many to name, it is without a doubt, that one of the biggest accomplishments was achieved by three times Young Horse Champion Selten HW, bred in the U.S., by HWfarm. Ridden by Anders Dahl, Selten HW was named HORSE OF THE YEAR, in the battle of the unbeatables.

Selten HW pictured with breeder Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold Winner of the Markel/USEF National Six-Year-Old Young Dressage Horse Championship (Photo Fire and Earth Photography)

A truly exciting event, the battle between Selten HW and World five- and six-year-old Champion Woodlander Farouche was eagerly awaited, given their status as two of the hottest young prospects in world dressage, both being internationally undefeated in 2014, qualified for the Mount St. John Future Elite Championship, Horse of the Year Show. Eight of Britain’s emerging equine super stars, all aged seven to ten, came together at the Elite Championship for an Intermediare-I freestyle competition-come-battle, to decide who would become king or queen of the youngsters.

When Selten HW entered the arena, he immediately commanded the attention of the crowd and showed the Horse Of the Year Show audience, why they had been unbeatable all season in 2014. Their music certainly gave the feeling that they were going to war.

Dramatic, yet rhythmical, percussion combined with emotional string and brass segments encapsulated the big black gelding perfectly, showing he is a horse of sheer power. Scoring a jaw-dropping 79.20%, the impressive duo took the lead away from the previous riders and stayed undefeated all the way to the end.

Selten HW, might well be the only US bred horse to have achieved this victory and to collected this title.

Selten HW and Elizabeth Ball Win the 2009 U.S. Young Horse Championships (Photo © Mary Phelps)

Many other HWfarm horses brought in the ribbons, victories, high point awards, year end awards and more, way too many to name them all! You can find out more about success stories of HWfarms horses reading the testimonials and/or newsflashes on www.HWfarm.com.

Here are some examples of happy customers, most of whom bought their horses sight unseen from HWfarm and with huge achievements.

Final Awards Standings from happy clients:

The most ribbons were probably collected by Festival HW, ridden by Donna Gatchell, 2014 VADA trainer of the year, she says the following: 
"Irene, here is a picture of all of Festival HW's ribbons and awards this year. I have to thank you for this wonderful horse, he has brought us such joy (and ribbons!!) He finished his year winning year end awards for State and his local chapters with an average of almost 77%!!!Thank you so much for this great horse. On to the next year and we will keep you posted".

Festival HW's impressive collection of ribbons and Trophies!

HW horses are the best and continue to shine in competitions in the U.S., Europe and worldwide!

So much to be thankful for, such a great past and a very bright future, HWfarm always has a nice selection of top quality horses for sale, solidly raised and trained. Be sure to check them out and to find your future dream horse.

They are as pretty as they come, are superb movers with great temperaments as well as the best bloodlines available. Pictured is FürstenHit HW, just one of many to choose from.

 Go to www.HWfarm.com to get more info.


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March 8th, 2015:

Congratulations to this super successful pair, they again collected the blue ribbons in Wellington/Florida, well done. Nancy Smith posted the following: Damon's Design HW rocked the house at the Palm Beach Derby!

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February 10th, 2015:

Festival HW was purchased sight unseen, we knew it would be a match, but here, see for yourself, how it worked out:

Irene, here is a picture of all of Festival HW's ribbons and awards this year.

I have to thank you for this wonderful horse, he has brought us such joy ( and ribbons !!)

He finished his year winning year end awards for State and his local chapters with an average of almost 77%!!!

Thank you so much for this great horse. On to the next year and we will keep you posted.


Donna Gatchell

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February 9th, 2015:

Congratulations to Nancy Smith and Damon’s Design HW, the next two victories in Wellington, Florida. Wow - amazing, like she said, she is living her dream, with this horse. He’s her 2nd www.HWfarm.com horse.

Jochen Schleese posted the following: A great picture of a happy pair! A client and her stunning partner, Damon's Design HW. (Photo by Joanna Jodko Photography)

"This is the first saddle that has been able to truly follow Damon, especially at the canter. At the show we received our highest marks ever at the canter, 8.5. He won both of his classes with his high score being 80.8%. " — with Nancy Smith.

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February 8th, 2015:

The www.HWfarm.com horses keep bringing the victory and champion ribbons - huge congratulations to Karen Kerchner Baillie and Donna Gatchell

Donna Gatchell posted the following today: Great VADA banquet today!!! I know many of my students could not be there , but huge congrats to all of you. You all did me so proud , because of you I am the 2014 VADA trainer of the year !!

Festival HW won first level with an average year end score of almost 77%. And I am so blessed that Karen Karen Kerchner Baillie has allowed me to train this very special horse. HW horses are the best !!!

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January 28th, 2015:

CSDEA 2014 Awards Banquet Love to see FineStep HW's mom smile and huge congratulations to this team. Well done. FineStep HW was AA Training Level Champion with a median score of 70.91

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January 5th, 2015:

Starting the year off with two consecutive victories and scores up to 80.8%, huge congratulations go to Nancy Smith and Damon's Design HW, making their debut at Wellington in fine style - check out that smile!

So proud of this super team! 

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Remark: Damon's Design HW is Nancy's second www.HWfarm.com horse, we love repeat customers

Wow, Damon’s Design HW already made it into the news, check this out:

Oldenburg Horse Breeders' Society and Weser-Ems Ponies

2015 Dressage Season Begins With German Oldenburg Success The New Year is here and the 2015 dressage competition season kicked off in Florida this past weekend at the Welling Classic Dressage Show. Multiple German Oldenburg horses rose to the top of their classes foreboding a great year ahead for the breed in North American sport.

The 2010 German Oldenburg gelding Damon’s Design HW by Damon Hill out of St.Pr.St. Frascaya by Florencio I-Santander H, won the USEF Training Level Test 1 with a big score of 80.870% and the USEF Training Level Test 3 with a 75.455%. Ridden by Nancy M. Smith, the eye-catching dark gelding is owned by Sarah Bushong-Weeks and was imported through HW Farm and bred in Germany by Hans and Britta Scherbring. He comes from the very successful and prolific Fakila/Fackesa Oldenburg dam line.

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