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!!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
born 2009, standing approximately 172 cm or 16.3 hands.
September 15th, 2015:
This makes my day, congratulations to Dr. Shireen Naidoo (owner) and
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:
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
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
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!
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.
August 17th, 2015:
Gosh - I love updates like this!!!! Congratulations to this happy
owner and her www.HWfarm.com horse.
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
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
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!!
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 ??
July 13th: 2015:
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!
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
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
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
June 28th, 2015:
OMG, one of the cutest pics and quotes. Congratulations to Lisa Rush
HW, well done, what a team.
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.
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!!!
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!
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
Lert posted the wonderful news, that El Capitano HW (Elysian aka
Ely) now did his first CDI, congratulations, what a success, well done!
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.
What a great show for my students and for me this weekend at Gilroy
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.
June 14th, 2015:
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
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
June 2nd, 2015:
Congratulations, more blue ribbons and champion ribbons, for the
HWfarm horses and their owners. So blessed and thankful!
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!
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
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!!
My pictures from Mid-Winter Dressage in Burbank, CA. arrived where
SkyHit was Reserve High Point AA Horse at 3rd/4th level.
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!
April 4th, 2015:
Congratulations to their 2nd level debut and victory right away -
Kerchner Baillie (owner of Festival
HW) posts; Festival HW's Second Level debut at Morven Park, First
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.
April 2nd, 2015:
This just happened, a blast from the past, update on Fifty Shades HW,
love my job:
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!!:)
April 1st, 2015:
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.
March 30th, 2015:
Congratulations, 4th level debut and victory in both classes - super,
Ibsen posted: Dance
Away HW and I made our 4th Level debut this weekend, with a 68% and
winning both our classes!
no doubt about it, they are quite accomplished athletes in every
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
March 21st, 2015:
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
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
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.
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
Here are some examples of happy customers, most of whom bought their
horses sight unseen from HWfarm and with huge achievements.
HW) and Rachel Saavedra: USDF Final Awards Standings
- 8th and 10th in the 6-yo class at the Dressage National
HW and Shelley Brown: Level One Champion at the Cornerstone National
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.
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!
February 10th, 2015:
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.
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
"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
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 !!
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 !!!
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
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
So proud of this super team!
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:
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.