September 20th, 2020:
Region 8 Championships, congratulations to FinestDream
HW and team, what a super result!
Klothe posted the following:
And just like that 2020 Region 8 championships is a wrap! After Damon’s
super results in the training level final, Scott
McPhee ’s FinestDream
HW really brought his A-game! In his warm up class Friday he won 1-3
with a 74.8! Today, in his first level championship, he was 4th in a
very competitive class!! I have enjoyed showing this sweet boy so much
and look forward to seeing him with Carol next year! Considering I
thought this show season was going to be non existent I’m thrilled to
have had it turn out as well as it has and very appreciative to the
Mcphee’s who made it all possible! On to 2021! Thanks for the great
pictures and good grooming Madysen Utz!
September 9th, 2020:
More victories and super scores, congratulations!!!
King & First
Edition HW or “Nobby,” owned by Kim & Danny Rogers of Old
Oyster Pond Farm , competed in the White Fences Summer Fun III this
weekend! They competed in Training Level Test 2 and earned 1st place
with a 71.7%! We are so proud of Nobby and how he is developing! Thank
you, Kim & Danny, for trusting us with your special boy. Thank you, Adrienne
Lyle , for your coaching and support! Thank you to all of our
sponsors that make this all possible! We love our team!
September 7th, 2020:
How fantastic, congratulations to all, especially happy to see Tracy
Cook winning the Champion title with Empire
Schwartsman has a wonderful group of horses and people, what a
pleasure to follow their journey.
August 17th, 2020:
Victories for Franziskus
HW aka Fashion HW and his new owner Allison
Weick, she posted: So thankful for an amazing weekend meeting many
new friends and enjoying my new horse Franziskus
HW aka Fashion HW!! 6 classes and every time an improvement and
learning experience. Thank you to Vanessa
Voltman and Holland
Dressage Inc. for the great coaching and support. Vanessa
knows how to promote and encourage courage and confidence and thank you
August 17th, 2020:
celebrating after a wonderful first test with First
Edition HW. King
Edition HW or “Nobby,” owned by Kim & Danny Rogers of Old
Oyster Pond Farm, competed in the Gold Coast Made in the Shade
today! This was Nobby’s very first competition! They competed in Training
Level Test 2 and earned victory with a 74%!!! We could not be more proud of this incredible young horse. He
continues to impress us everyday. THANK YOU, Kim & Danny, for giving us the opportunity to work
with your special boy! THANK YOU, Adrienne
Lyle, for all of your help! Your coaching, support, and dedication
for the best for Nobby always is very much appreciated!
THANK YOU to all of our sponsors that make all of this possible!
August 17th, 2020:
Great finish to a crazy 2020 Regular Show Season with my heart horse Feeling
HW. Another 1st AA with 71+ and 3rd overall in large class of 16. We brought scores up from day before - goal accomplished.
So appreciative to Cara
Klothe for a lot of super coaching over the last year +, thanks to a
special groom for the weekend Ally
Fox and additional help from Brittany
Gray (one of the newest additions to FOD team). Also a great weekend for Cara
Klothe and my other 2 horses FinestDream
HW & Goldwyn (she will share her results). Fingers crossed for
Regionals as we are ready but if not here is to 2021 PSG with my boy.
August 3rd, 2020:
Congratulations to this team and Empire
Cook), earned his new personal best score at Third Level with a
winning 71.622%. I’m so proud of this six year old.
August 2nd, 2020:
Congratulations, debut and victory, for this new team, Franziskus
HW (aka Fashion HW) and his new mommy, Allison
Weick posted: Well 1st show in the books!! Today we competed in
terrible footing and weather and made the most of it!! Won our class in
first level test 2 open with 68.87. There is work to be done but as I am
learning him and he is trying to understand me we are coming together!!
So thankful for all the support from Vanessa Voltman and her other great
clients and my friends and family. Eager to show Dublin and Sondrio soon
also!!! Ty and you as always to my husband Matt weick constants support.
July 27th, 2020:
More victories for Carol
McPhee and Feeling
HW, congratulations to this team:
McPhee posted: this boy Feeling
HW - today was our best 3-3 test ridden thus far and another win at
Maplewood Warm bloods Show - super run show.
July 13th, 2020:
HW (owner Tracy
Cook) and rider Nadine
Schwartsman, all victories in 3rd Level, well done!
Schwartsman posted: Empire
HW made his successful Third Level debut winning both Third 1 and
Third 3. He also gave me everything in the FEI 6 year old test to score
a 7.52. It’s a really hard test for a baby horse and I’m excited to
work on fine tuning everything until we get to do it again in two weeks!
July 12th, 2020:
HW and his owner Melissa Connelly as well as rider Nadine
Schwartsman, first time at 1st Level and winning Open High Point
Schwartsman posted: Melissa Connelly’s kids were both perfect all
weekend! Greta won all her FEI classes (PSG and I1) with scores of
69.412 and 69.265 and was so much fun!!! DeNaldi
HW scored to 73.611 his first time at First Level winning Open High
Point Champion for the Sunday show. And he ate a lot of pizza.
July 9th, 2020:
Wow, what a score to finish the Bronze medal, with and all ridden
herself since Feeling
HW’s arrival, as an Adult Amateur. Perfect, well done,
congratulations to this successful journey and to archiving the Bronze
McPhee posted: LOVE my heart horse Feeling
HW - our first show 3-3 with 71 and my final score for my Bronze.
Thankful for Cara
Klothe coaching me along the way to develop this horse that keeps
saying - what’s next. Super Groom and PC - Madysen
Utz Best Professional Braider - Natalie
Wolfer (had to sneak her away from her FT Job)
July 8th, 2020:
Wow, so wonderful to see, congratulations to this successful team, FinestDream
HW (owner Carol
McPhee, rider Cara
McPhee posted the following: My beautiful 5yo FinestDream
HW and Cara
Klothe had an amazing start to the season 77.5 in 1-3. Love this
June 15th, 2020:
Huge congratulations to Nancy
Smith & Sarah
Bushong-Weeks with Damon’s
posted: This weekend was a big milestone for Damon’s
Design HW. We completed a six year journey from buying him as a
four-year-old and showing him this weekend and his first developing
Grand Prix where he scored a 67%! It was also a great weekend of
accomplishment for Destaque HI. He competed in his first open Grand Prix
and scored a 64.45. And last but certainly not least, Eragon VO showed
the green Grand Prix horses how it is done by winning his open Grand
Prix class. All in all, a fantastic weekend and Wellington! I am forever
grateful for the support that I have from the best owner ever, Sarah
Bushong-Weeks and Mary Anne who is the wind beneath my wings!
May 15th, 2020
New article from PSdressage, SenSation
HW as well as Fizau
(Fitz HW) were purchased right here, at HWfarm
and both were raised and started under saddle by us as well.
Amazing people came into their life and it’s a team effort,
thankful for each and every one
Good luck to all, as always.
May 13th, 2020:
The German St.GEORG publishes the German article about SenSation
HW and Laura
US-Jungpferdechampion für Laura
Aktuell hat die US-Dressurreiterin Laura
Graves noch kein Grand Prix-Pferd, das sportlich den Platz
ihres Verdades einnehmen könnte. Aber nun vielleicht eines für die
Graves hat nun den siebenjährigen Westfalen-Wallach SenSation
HW v. Sunday
unter dem Sattel. Sie reitet den Rappen für seine Besitzer, Scott
kam in Deutschland zur Welt, bei Alfons und Simone Bergjohann, wurde
aber früh in die USA verkauft. Fünf- und sechsjährig war SenSation
HW Jungpferdechampion der Vereinigten Staaten, damals noch unter Michael
Bragdell. 2018 kam er auf 87,20 Prozent, 2019 auf 87,80 Prozent.
Graves: „Ich freue mich so, das neueste Stallmitglied vorzustellen,
den einzigartigen SenSation
HW!“ Er sei freundlich und talentiert und sie freue sich auf die
Zukunft mit ihm.
EIN NEUER VERDADES?
Seit ihrem Championatsdebüt bei den Weltreiterspielen 2014 waren Laura
Graves und ihr 18-jähriger KWPN-Wallach Verdades nicht nur das
erfolgreichste Dressurpaar der USA, sondern eines der besten Paare der
Das stellten sie zuletzt bei den Weltreiterspielen 2018 in Tryon
unter Beweis, wo sie Silber mit dem Team und in der Einzelwertung
gewannen. Darüber hinaus waren sie dreimal hintereinander Zweite beim
Weltcup-Finale und holten Team-Bronze bei den Olympischen Spielen 2016
Eigentlich hätte Verdades beim diesjährigen Weltcup-Finale in
Las Vegas feierlich vor Publikum aus dem Sport verabschiedet werden
sollen. Doch das fiel bekanntlich aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie aus.
May 13th, 2020
Raised/trained by HWfarm
and sold sight unseen at the age of 3 to Carol
McPhee & Scott
McPhee - look at his amazing, successful journey already, very
thankful for all whom made it possible. Now super excited for his future
Graves, I'm sure we will all be pleased. Go Laura,
best of luck.
Dressage-News publishes the following article:
Graves Gets New Ride on SenSation
HW, USA Champion at 5 & 6 Years
Graves has been given the ride on SenSation
HW, the seven-year-old black gelding that was the United States
champion at the ages of five and six, the rider reported Tuesday. “So
excited to introduce the newest member of our stable, the one and only
SenSation-HW,” said Laura,
32, of the Orlando, Florida community of Geneva.
owned by Scott
McPhee, “is kind and talented and I am so looking forward to the
future with him.” The Westfalen gelding (Sunday
was born in Germany in 2013. Michael
Bragdell, who rides for Hilltop
Farm in Colora, Maryland, competed SenSation
HW, as a four, five and six-year-old in young horse classes. The
pair won the American five-year-old title in 2018 with a score of
87.200% and the six-year-old championship a year later on 87.800%.
HW won the US Dressage Final Third Level Championship last November.
was world No. 1 with Verdades, the KWPN gelding owned by her and Curt
Maes, that is now 18 years old. The combination captured Olympic team
bronze in 2016, team and individual silver at the 2018 World Equestrian
Games in Tryon, and was World Cup reserve champion three times.
was U.S. Equestrian of the Year and Verdades Horse of the Year in 2018.
The last competition for the duo was the World Cup Final in Gothenburg,
Sweden in April 2019. Laura then gave Verdades a break until early this
year when she announced that the horse that had been her partner since
bought as a foal from a video would be retired. She showed two different
horses at national levels in this year’s Global Dressage Festival
at Wellington, Florida.
May 8th, 2020:
McPhee can be super proud with her boy, congratulations - well done,
she posted the following: Our black pearl “SenSation
HW” - 2019 USDF All Breeds Champion (Westfalen NA) - FEI 6yo
8.38%. Thank you Michael
Bragdell for an amazing Young-Horse start for this special one. Love
what the future holds for this boy .... stay tuned.
April 8th, 2020:
publishes the following
article, wonderful news about Janine
Little, Finley (aka FiftyShades
HW, owned by Shawneen
Janine Little and Little Dressage Celebrate Consistent
Record of Championships at White Fences
Canadian FEI rider, trainer, and coach Janine Little enjoyed
tremendous success throughout the 2020 White Fences series, capturing
multiple championships, including the Prix St. Georges level with
Billionaire, the Grand Prix Freestyle with Ebony, and the reserve
championship in the Grand Prix with Finley. All three horses are owned
Jacobs, and were purchased as youngsters and brought up the
levels from Training level onwards by Janine
Photo - Janine Little aboard Finley, owned by Shawneen
celebrating a successful Grand Prix season. The pair have been named to
the 2020 Dressage Canada Development Squad.
Millionaire’s 2020 White Fences Series Championship is the
third consecutive Prix St. Georges Championship won by Little, with
Finley capturing the title in 2019, and Ebony in 2018. Those two horses
are now winning at Grand Prix, with Finley listed for the 2020 Dressage
Canada Development Squad. Little is eager to have Billionaire follow in
these successful footsteps – which, with scores to 76.9% in the Prix.
St. Georges this season, he is poised to do.
Little with the horses with whom she earned series championships
this Florida season: Billionaire (left), Finley,
and Ebony, all owned by Shawneen
“I’m deeply appreciative of Shawneen’s ownership and the
freedom and trust she gives me to take the time to develop the horses up
the levels and make decisions to maximize their success,” Little
explains, noting that the White Fences series is ideal for bringing
horses along. “It’s so exciting to see the horses progress up the
levels,” Jacobs agrees. Her three horses who earned the honours are
all very different types and temperaments, with Billionaire by Belissimo
M, Finley (formerly HW Fifty Shades) by
Fidertanz, and the “dancing
Friesian” mare Ebony by Beart 411. From picking out the horses
together, to seeing them rise from the very basics, to winning at the
FEI level, it’s been an exciting journey for both Little
“Having such a long-term partnership and shared vision is paramount
for achieving our goals,” Little
acknowledges. “Its been a great
Florida season, and we’re excited to see where the future takes us.”
April 5th, 2020:
Great news: BonFire
HW has already some mares in foal and top semen. Here are
pictures of him training with Steffi
Ahlert. Enjoy, can’t wait to see the babies.
posted: Danke. Er bereitet jeden Tag Freude und ist dazu mit super
Rittigkeit und einem top Charakter ausgestattet. Translation: Thanks, he
is a pleasure every day, super rideable, plus he has a top character!
Stationed at Annette
Top quality, hand selected horses, all information can be found at www.HWfarm.com
- We love what we do
March 19th, 2020:
Smith posted: Damon’s
Design HW has qualified for the Lovsta Suteri Future Challenge for
young Grand Prix horses which will now take place in Week One of the
2021 Adequan Global Dressage Festival due to the Coronavirus!
March 18th, 2020:
White Fences Championship Series - CHAMPIONS AND RESERVE CHAMPIONS
SEASON 2019 - 2020
Check out Michelle
Gerlach and Forbes
HW, what an awesome team, congratulations over and over, so happy to
watch their journey.
March 18th, 2020:
Pitu HW -
more wonderful news. He has been on loan at Lendon
Gray's youth rider WIT program in Wellington for the past two
months. His rider Mimi
Hoffman did a great job of working hard and having fun. Win/win. His
Rodger Barber is excited to have him back home soon, she said: Best
March 17th, 2020:
How fantastic, congratulations.
So happy for Nancy
Design HW and team.
March 16th, 2020:
Congratulations to this team!!!
Little, Finley (aka FiftyShades
HW) finishes up in Reserve his first season at Grand Prix so proud
Wow what can I say today closes out our last winter show for 2020 and
what a fantastic winter season it has been! > > Finley (aka FiftyShades
HW, owned by Shawneen
Jacobs) in his very first season at Grand Prix was Reserve Champion
having only done a handful of tests at the level.
March 1st, 2020:
bred by Irene
Hoeflich-Wiederhold and born in the USA, THREE times Young Horse
Champion (2008, 2009 and 2010!), Horse Of The Year, Olympics in Rio and
many more titles, so thankful to watch his journey and to every single
person who made it possible.
Huge congratulations to family Dahl
Mette Dahl Takes over Dad Anders' Danish Team Horse Selten HW for
2020 CDI Le Mans
Mette Dahl and Selten
HW make an impressive CDI Debut in the children's division at the
2020 CDI Le Mans :: Photo © Les Garennes Mette Dahl and Selten
an impressive CDI Debut in the children's division at the 2020 CDI Le
Mans Photo © Les Garennes British Mette Dahl has successfully taken
over the ride on her father Anders
Dahl's Danish WEG team horse Selten
HW and raised the flag for Great Britain on her international show debut
at Children's level at the 2020 CDI Le Mans in France.
and Selten HW
on Winning Form West Sussex-based Mette Dahl (13) dominated the Children
on Horses classes with a double victory in both the Team and Individual
Test. Her winning partner is none other than Selten
HW (by Sandro
Hit), her father Anders’ former top ride with whom he represented
Denmark twice at an intercontinental championship.
Now retired from Grand Prix level competition, the 16-year old has
struck up a great bond with his young rider and clearly still loves to
"I have ridden Selten
HW since the beginning of November and in this short period of time
we have had lots of fun together and I have learnt an awful lot from
him," Mette told Eurodressage. "As he is now not competing at
Grand Prix level it is nice for him to have a job to do which he is
enjoying as he is still so fit and well. He does make me work hard
though. He is very big moving and I have had to work on strengthening my
core to be able to sit his very bouncy trot!
" Mette gave the 17hh gelding, who is owned by her mum, British
Bigwood, a super ride and posted scores of 72.20% and 72.94%
"I was very pleased with Selten
HW in Le Mans as it was only our second show together. It was nice
to feel him being so fresh and happy after having a little break from
competing," said Mette. "It was also reassuring to have my dad
train me as he knows him so well and understands his personality. I was
nervous doing our first international together but at the same time I
was feeling excited and honoured to ride him because of what he has
achieved with my dad.
" Selten HW
is an American bred Hanoverian
Hit x Hohenstein.
After winning the 2008 and 2009 U.S. young horse championships with Michael
Bragdell, the black was shipped by his owner Elizabeth Ball to
Europe to be sold. Bigwood
purchased the horse as an 8-year old at the 2012 Equine Elite Auction
for 500,000 euro. Under Fiona's husband Anders
Dahl, the horse made its international debut at small tour level in
2014 and at Grand Prix level in 2016. They represented Denmark at the
Rio Olympics and World Equestrian Games in Tryon. The pair's last CDI
was the 2019 CDI Hagen last April.
"I am hoping to be able to ride juniors on him next year as
long," Mette added.
Double Debut, Pony Level with George Clooney
Mette has made a double debut in Le Mans as she also premiered George
Clooney BS in the FEI Pony division.
took over the rode on the now 9-year old British bred KWPN registered
pony (by Caesar 171 x Santano) in September 2018. The pony is bred in
the U.K. by Julie Lockey.
He was previously shown by Sophie Taylor, who represented Team GB at
the 2018 European Pony Championships in Bishop Burton and finished 14th
in the freestyle final.
Mette and George Clooney BS At Mette's pony debut in Le Mans she
scored three consistent rounds of 66-67%.
"I had a super feeling with George, and he was great fun to
ride," said Mette. "As always George was extremely
enthusiastic in the ring which gives me a lovely feeling. George is a
very talented pony, but we lost some points due to some of my
inaccuracies but hopefully that will improve with more shows. I felt
like Le mans was a massive learning curve for me as I haven’t ridden
many shows with George either. This is the first year that I am doing
any serious dressage competitions. Up until now I have been training at
home with the odd show but I have mainly been doing fun jumping
competitions with my jumping pony. My parents think it is important that
I ride both disciplines at the moment.
" Mette would like to represent Great Britain at the European
Championships, whether it is ponies or children, but for her the most
important aspect right now is to learn and have fun.
"I am aiming to do some more internationals and I would love to
get to the European Championships, whether it is on Pony’s or Children
on Horses but there are a lot of good riders for Great Britain at the
moment, so we are quite relaxed about it all," she explained.
"We will have to see how the season goes but as it is only my first
season we are very realistic about it all. My parents just want me to
have fun and to enjoy competing."
February 24th, 2020:
Today a big milestone in my dressage career happened. Dior
HW and I did our FEI debut! We rode our first PSG at Global to a
66.6% some bobbles and lots of things learned to tweak for the next
time. Growing up everyone said you aren’t a “trainer” until you’ve
made your own horse and today I can say that I’ve made my first FEI
horse from start to finish. Dior
HW has taught me so much and it’s only the tip of the iceberg for
us. Onwards and upwards from because we’ve only just begun!
Thank you to our amazing cheering section/family and Sallie
Spenard and Rebecca
Waite for helping us get to this point!
February 18th, 2020:
Check out Nancy
Smith’s new website, love Damon's
Design HW pictures and all the info: www.equisentialinc.com
Nancy has a classical background in Dressage and has been very
successful training multiple horses to the Grand Prix Level. She has
been a member of the United States Dressage Bronze Medal Team at the
North American Championships as well as the Alternate for the Pan
American Games. Several horses ridden and trained by Nancy
have been long listed for the Olympics and World championships with
Nancy in the irons. Her success over the last two decades on multiple
horses reflects her talent for riding a wide variety of horses at the
Grand Prix Level…...
February 17th, 2020:
This makes me/us so happy and proud, huge congratulations to family
Bigwood and Mette with Selten
HW, how wonderful to see this US bred Olympic horse (many more
titles to name) to be internationally successful with the next
generation in the family as well. Thank you to the whole team!
Another fantastic win for Mette Dahl and Selten
HW at Le Mans CDI in France! They've taken the Children in Horses
Individual with 72.90%
Super proud to have been part of Mette Dahl’s debut international
competition in Le Mans last week.... she coped brilliantly with the
pressure winning two of her classes on Selten
I’m absolutely amazed with this horse... he has proven himself at
every senior competition possible and now he teaches a young girl. He’s
so very happy in this new role- I honestly don’t know of a kinder,
sweeter horse that would do such a job. It’s incredible. He’s one in
February 16th, 2020:
Calder Marchman posted:
Once again, Duke
HW finishes on his dressage score to win his division for his lovely
new owner/rider Nellie
Martin-Giles. The village is very happy! At Fresno
County Horse Park, Fresno, CA ·
February 9th, 2020:
Huge congratulations to Festival
HW’s owner Karen
Kerchner Bailie and his rider Donna
Gatchel, she posted:
Huge congrats to my students and owners and of course the wonderful
horses for doing so well at the YEAR END AWARDS for Virginia Dressage
Association, Inc ( VADA 2019). Thank you VADA for the wonderful awards.
We all appreciate them so very much!!
Here are Festival
HW’s results, how amazing:
Donna and Festival
Reserve champion - FEI MFS
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