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.

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September 24th, 2021:

Regional Championships, Empire HW, purchased sight unseen by Tracy Cook about three years ago, ridden by Nadine Schwartsman.

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 year!!

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September 13th, 2021:

Blind Date HW scored a 81%, owned by Mary Brooks and Jacqueline Brooks. Congratulations!!!

Jacqueline Brooks posted:

Thanks Maya Markowski! Another couple scores in the 80ís and a show and series Championship!!!

Lucky to have Blind Date HW!

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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 horse!

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.

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September 4th, 2021:

Satisfaction 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 me.

How wonderful, congratulations to this successful team, good luck at the championships!

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August 2021:

Congratulations to Carol McPhee, Feeling 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!

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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 Brooks, Maya Markowski and Blind Date HW (aka Maggie)!! Exciting future !!!The stuff dreams are made from!!

Jacqueline Brooks

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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! Brianna Zwilling

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July 23rd, 2021:

US Equestrian publishes the following article, super stoked for this dream team:

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 life.

"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 social@usef.org

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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.

Brianna Zwilling

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June 25th, 2021:

Sheís Magic HW danced her way to another blue ribbon, congratulations to Kimberley Rene Dougherty and the whole team!

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June 4th, 2021:

Carol McPhee posted:

What a nice surprise from NEDA - me and my heart horse  Feeling HW aka Fitz 3rd Level AA 2020 Champion (71+%). Onward to the continued development into the FEI Level. Love this boy

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May 30th, 2021:

Congratulations to this team, first time out together and scoring over 70%!

Kimberley Rene Dougherty posted:

Sheís 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.

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May 23rd, 2021:

Congratulations to this amazing pair, Carol McPhee with her Finest Dream HW, winning her second level class with her sweet boy.

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May 23rd, 2021:

Carol McPhee posted: Feeling HW, my heart horse, self developed, so happy, 1st place, great start for our 4-3 show season.

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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!

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Eurodressage publishes the following article:

Laura Graves Returns to the Show Ring with SenSation HW

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.

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Laura Graves and SenSation HW at the 2021 CDN Ocala Photo © Lily Forado

World Number One

Laura Graves 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.

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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 Finals.

Verdades was officially retired from sport at the beginning of 2020.

SenSation HW

 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 2020.

Under Michael 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%

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Back in the arena with a new horse

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March 22, 2021:

Santacruz 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!!

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February 3rd, 2021:

Jennifer 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!

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January 29th, 2021:

BonFire HW, now displayed in the Hanoverian stallion line up. Amazing results in his 50 day test, he scored a solid 8.36

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January 23rd, 2021:

Sarah 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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