October 23rd, 2021:
Fourth Level Champion, what a wonderful team and partnership.
Congratulations to Carol
McPhee and her Feeling
HW, purchased sight unseen. Absolutely amazing to see them work with
each other and compete.
September 24th, 2021:
Regional Championships, Empire
HW, purchased sight unseen by Tracy
Cook about three years ago, ridden by Nadine
Nadine posted: This young man confidently won the big Third Level
Test of Choice yesterday with over 70% at Third 3.
We did Fourth Level on the last day and he got high marks on his
pirouettes and great comments about his ability to collect, PSG next
September 13th, 2021:
Blind Date HW scored a 81%, owned by Mary Brooks and Jacqueline
Markowski! Another couple scores in the 80ís and a show and series
Lucky to have Blind
September 5th, 2021:
What a wonderful update/testimonial by Heather
Calder Marchman, I vividly remember the day she contacted me about
him and bought him on the spot, sight unseen.
Even made her send a copy of her drivers license, as it sounded
nearly too easy. Check out the dressage score in the Eventing
Championships, got told one of the best yet.
So happy she trusted me all along, she says the following: Irene
Hoeflich-Wiederhold your horses are insanely talented and beautiful.
Iím happy Iíve had the privilege to own and ride a HW
In addition, here is her post: A difficult but ultimately the best
decision was for me to pass my ride on Duke
HW to the very talented junior rider, Mia Brown. They just won their
division at the American Eventing Championships! Mia worked very hard
and did her homework to finish on her dressage score of 22 (78%). Many
people have helped develop Duke over the years. Shout out to Miaís
trainers Dani and Joe McKinley (Vanguard Eventing), her parents Bob and
Martha Brown, HW Farms, trainer Susan Davies, trainer Nellie
Martin-Gils, trainer Bella Mowbray Stevenson, trainer Tracy Elizabeth,
trainer Amanda de la Rosa, trainer Dyan Southern, and trainer Connie
Arthur. Notably, Connie Arthur and Dyan Southernís systematic approach
for introducing young horses to cross country jumping played a huge role
in Dukeís confidence on the very challenging Kentucky xc course! A
special thank you to my wonderful husband for his generous financial
support and for encouraging me to follow my dreams.
September 4th, 2021:
HW brought his A game for his owner Pamela
Aide, they just collected their last qualifying score for 2nd level.
She says: This horse continues to put it all out there in the ring for
How wonderful, congratulations to this successful team, good luck at
Congratulations to Carol
HW and team.
Wonderful to see the steady progress and success, especially as this
one was purchased sight unseen from HWfarm,
just like the other four she bought too. Thank you for trusting and
working with me, what a pleasure, well done!
August 14th, 2021:
Wow, look at those scores, congratulations to this amazing team, yes
- Blind Date
HW as purchased sight unseen too:
The faces of 82.5%!!! Congrats Mary
Markowski and Blind
Date HW (aka Maggie)!! Exciting future !!!The stuff dreams are made
August 5th, 2021:
Denarius HW (Ari, aka D'Grayson
HW) learning to play in the white
rectangle and loving it! An exciting future lays ahead for this guy!
July 23rd, 2021:
Equestrian publishes the following article, super stoked for this
This week's #IAmUSEquestrian feature is Amelia Brown pictured with Duke
HW, an Oldenburg. Amelia is 16 years old, and is from San Leandro,
California. Hear more about how horses have positively impacted her
"Horses have have given me a great work ethic and riding has
made me a more determined and resilient person. I believe I have worked
very hard throughout my riding career to become who I am today. Iíve
learned plenty of lessons along the way that have made me stronger and
smarter. Working with horses is a very special thing. Horses have made
me more aware and compassionate towards others. I donít believe I
would have learned these lessons if I didnít ride."
If you or someone you know would like to share their story with us,
use #IAmUSEquestrian or email us at email@example.com
July 12th, 2021:
Congratulations to this super team!
So incredibly proud of Denarius HW (aka DíGrayson
HW, owned by Christine
Shreffler)! At his third show ever, and at the very scary, busy
Kentucky Horse Park he was an absolute star! Through a solid foundation
of trust and a loving partnership, he continues to learn so much and
really enjoys his job in the dressage ring!
He earned two 70% scores on Saturday (one in a ring that he had never
seen, complete with golf carts buzzing all over) and on Sunday, he
earned a whopping 77% at T-3! He won his class, was high point at
training level and overall high point across all levels for the day!
Just wow! He earned lots of carrots and took a well deserved nap.
June 25th, 2021:
Sheís Magic HW danced her way to another blue ribbon,
congratulations to Kimberley
Rene Dougherty and the whole team!
June 4th, 2021:
What a nice surprise from NEDA - me and my heart horse Feeling
Fitz 3rd Level AA 2020 Champion (71+%). Onward to the continued
development into the FEI Level. Love this boy
May 30th, 2021:
Congratulations to this team, first time out together and scoring
Rene Dougherty posted:
Magic HW danced her way down centerline for the first time to a 70.5
in 1-3.... brave, confident, and even though she hates the rain I think
she had a blast.
May 23rd, 2021:
Congratulations to this amazing pair, Carol
McPhee with her Finest
Dream HW, winning her second level class with her sweet boy.
May 23rd, 2021:
McPhee posted: Feeling
HW, my heart horse, self developed, so happy, 1st place, great start
for our 4-3 show season.
May 10th, 2021:
Some of my favorite posts, here is one from Nancy
Smith, she and Damonís
Design HW, are quite the team, 7 years and counting!
Eurodressage publishes the following article:
Laura Graves Returns to the Show Ring with
Laura Graves, the anchor of the U.S. dressage team from 2014 till
2019 At the national dressage show held during the CDI Ocala at the
World Equestrian Centre on 16 - 18 April 2021, Graves made her show
debut on her newly obtained ride, SenSation HW.
and SenSation HW
at the 2021 CDN Ocala Photo
© Lily Forado
World Number One
was America's first and, so far, only FEI World number
one ranked rider.
Aboard the now retired KWPN gelding Verdades (by Florett As x Goya),
she was a fixed member on the U.S team from 2014 till 2019.
At the 2014 World Equestrian Games they finished fifth in the
freestyle as best U.S. rider and they were the 2014 American reserve
Grand Prix Champions. In 2015 they finished fourth at the World Cup
Finals. At the 2015 Pan American Games they won team gold and individual
silver. In 2016 they went to their first Olympic Games in Rio de
Janeiro, where they were fourth in the Kur.
and SenSation HW
In 2017 they finished second at the World Cup Finals and won the
Grand Prix Special at the CDIO Aachen, beating long-time rivals Isabell
Werth on Weihegold. At the 2018 World Cup Finals they were second again
(after winning the Grand Prix and beating Werth/Weihegold for a second
time). She won the 2018 CDIO Aachen Grand Prix, but was then 11th in the
Special. She bounced back to third in the Kur. At the 2018 World
Equestrian Games in Tryon they won team and individual silver. Their
final show in their career they were second in the 2019 World Cup
Verdades was officially retired from sport at the beginning of 2020.
With no real successor in the barn, Graves saw a door
opened when she received the ride on Scott
& Carol McPhee's 8-year old
Westfalian gelding SenSation HW
(by Sunday x
Dancier x Lanthan) in May
Bragdell SenSation HW
won the 2018 and 2019 U.S. Young
Horse Nationals as a 5 and 6-year old. At the end of 2019, SenSation HW
also won the USDF Third Level Open Championship.
Over the past year Graves developed the black gelding to small tour
level and made her competition debut in the Prix St Georges in Ocala on
Friday 16 April. They rode the test in a snaffle and placed third with
66.471%. A day later, Graces switched to a double bridle and rode a
second national Prix St Georges test, which they won with 68.676%
Back in the arena with a new horse
March 22, 2021:
Dressage in Wellington, posted:
We are SO happy to have Nobbyís
owners, Kim & Danny Rogers of Old
Oyster Pond Farm , with us this weekend for AGDF 10. Their special
boy was an absolute star in the ring yet again.
The fun continues tomorrow!!
February 3rd, 2021:
Williams Dressage posted:
So proud of my boy Sueno (aka ShowMaster
HW)! I sold him to an incredible gal, Rachel Saavedra as a 4 year
old for Irene
Hoeflich-Wiederhold of HWfarm
and last year he came back into my life as a sales horse that I fell in
love with and couldnít let him slip through my hands twice. He really
stepped up today for his first Grand Prix and the Special at that. I
could not be more proud of him! Thank you to the incredible team around
us and supporting us from afar!!!! #Region6dressage
Our first time down centerline together! Sueno Hit earned a 69.89% in
the FEI Grand Prix Special! Heís officially a Grand Prix horse now and
off to a great start for the season!???? Thank you to my wonderful
coaches! Christophe Theallet Oded Shimoni and Debbie McDonald for all of
your support, encouragement, and excellent training!
January 29th, 2021:
now displayed in the Hanoverian stallion line up. Amazing results in his
50 day test, he scored a solid 8.36
January 23rd, 2021:
Bushong posted: Damonís
Design HW with his brilliant and beautiful trainer (Nancy
Smith) at the Lovsta Future Challenge January 2021 competition last
weekend. Lucky me to own him and have the very BEST of trainers for
him!!! Loving both!!!
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