Schneller-Cook says: Hi Irene! I wanted to let you know how much we
LOVE Blackie (aka Sir
Niro HW)!! He has won almost every class he has entered! He is the
most AMAZING young horse I have EVER owned!!! Thank you for helping us
purchase and import such a amazing horse!! I wanted you to know how
happy we are with Blackie (aka Sir
Niro HW)!! Wishing you a Happy Belated Anniversary!! Sending you a
For me, the planets don’t
align; signs don’t manifest to guide me; and I definitely don’t
believe in love at first sight. That being said, read the following
testimonial and know that I am a changed girl!
I opened Facebook at an odd
time of day for me and Forbes
HW was at the very top of my news feed.
I did something I never
do unless I am actively looking for a horse, I watched the video.
I did yet another thing I
never do, I commented on how this special horse was exactly
With that comment, the
planetary alignment began. Irene, who is a long time friend of mine,
promptly texted me to ask if I was serious. Suddenly, I was. Within
just a few days, I had committed to purchase Forbes
HW. The entire process was a breeze. If there was a question,
Irene was on it. I had pictures, contracts, x-rays, blood work, and
shipping information all within minutes of any discussion.
Then, a hiccup. An
unfortunate set of circumstances forced me to call Irene to request
HW stay in Germany a bit longer. Again, with efficiency akin to
no other, Irene organized his stay in Germany and his new shipping
date. All the while, I received updates that were unsolicited by me
(although I wanted them, I didn’t want to be a pest). It was just
a kindness from Irene.
HW was on a plane. Lucky for me, I live in Florida. I was able
to have him shipped to Miami (planets re-aligning here…we were
worried it was getting too hot, but we had a little cold snap), and
I got to pick him up right out of quarantine.
It was LOVE
AT FIRST SIGHT. He marched bravely out of quarantine and
stepped right on to my trailer.
Since his arrival, Forbes
HW has been a rock star. He is everything he was promised to be
and then some. Lovely gaits…check! Beautiful conformation…check!
Comfortable to sit…check! Wonderfully started…check! A gentleman
in the barn…check! I am looking forward to further developing my
relationship with this wonderful horse. Hopefully, he will follow in
the footsteps of his amazing heritage.
I could easily write 50 more
pages gushing about my new boy. I’ll probably be able to write 100
pages a year from now! Bottom line, Irene knows her horses and
provides exemplary customer service. Looking for a horse? HW Farm
has a very well deserved positive reputation with plenty of success
stories. Start here…you may very well end here.
What a joy to see FineStep
HW with his mommy Lisa
Rush doing so well and looking just beautiful! She says the
following: We are signed up to show 3rd next weekend. He has been so
much fun this spring. It has been great getting him outside. I love this
horse. He is a sweetheart. Pictures were done by Sara
I am an amateur that recently purchased Francis
HW sight unseen. I have never done anything like it before (and am
still pinching myself..) but Irene made the entire process a breeze. I
was comfortable working with her from day one. She sent me pictures of
him preparing for the long journey from Germany to LAX... I didn't ask
her for them but my heart was warmed to received them...she kept me
informed as to his location and wellbeing throughout the shipping
process. Irene goes that extra mile with her horses and she certainly
did with me! I wholeheartedly recommend her and couldn't be happier that
I purchased Francis
HW. He is more than what I wanted... Lisa in Enumclaw, Washington.
Schneller-Cook says: Hi Irene! I want to tell you Thank you for such
a AMAZING young horse!! We love him so much!! He competes this weekend
again and we are excited to see how he performs!! Have a great day!!!
Thank you again for posting it.
USEF DRESSAGE RANKING LISTS - YOUNG HORSE FIVE YEAR OLD
Saavedra Dressage posted: Thanks for sharing this photo and for
giving him such a great start! Sueño aka ShowMaster
HW, continues to be my dream boy. He just had his PSG debut and
outdid himself. He just keeps offering more! I'm thrilled with him.
Finley aka FiftyShades
HW, strutting his stuff in Wellington, Florida with Janine
Little Looking great! Janine wrote: Another positive show day,
Finley did his first Fourth Level test ending with over 68% and we had
quite a few greenie bobbles so very cool to know that there is much much
room to improve on that score still.
5 star Irene and her staff in Germany deserve the highest regards to
their breeding, raising, training and selling amazing horses. Purchasing
a horse of their value sight unseen was a bit sceptical but once the
process started I was immediately at ease. Irene provided complete
medical records for my vet to review and history of Fendi
HW to allow me to make the best decision ever to purchase him. Irene
kept me upto date on his complete travels from Germany into the US. She
has continued to keep in contact with me and Fendi
HW and has been there for me 24/7, literally , to answer any
questions I have had. Fendi
HW is everything and more than they advertised. His elegance and
fancyness is a product of such professional and successful training from
Irene's staff in Germany. I will not hesitate to make my 2nd purchase
from HW Farm and
highly recommend anyone that wants the full package (select bloodlines,
elegant correct confirmations, sane well mannered dispositions, and
stellar training) to purchase one of their beautiful horses sight
unseen. Keep up the great work Irene and thank you for Fendi
HW. He is loved to eternity and back.
Congratulations to the new owners of Lionshare Dressage Sales Horse -
This horse was originally imported by www.HWfarm.com
and I cannot say enough great things about this horse!!
Fogel Greving wrote: My love affair with Step
HW continues to
thrive! I just adore him. At 13 years old, he's as sound as ever. The
entire family enjoys his sweet personality. Hope you're doing well. I
always enjoy looking at the beautiful horses on your website. I
recommend YOU to all.
It's heartwarming to know how much loved and adored our horses are,
not only is he the full brother to worldwide known and successful Selten
HW (bred by me too), but also the life partner for this beautiful
Many years of love and training, from baby age on, many ribbons,
victories and champion-titles, including Intermediare-1 Open CHAMPION,
2015 and many, many more. LOVE my job, horses, friends, customers - in
no particular order - just LOVE it!
Hi Irene, Ben (Bentley
HW) has become a highlight of my life. I enjoy every day with him.
We have been frequently riding the trails through the redwoods around
Woodside, California with my friends that compete in endurance. Ben has
the power to blow right past all of them galloping up the hills!
Attached is a video of us working cattle.
He is particularly good at holding the cattle, as he is very
sensitive to their subtle movements. Ben has learned to read the cattle
better than I do.
And oh, by the way, his third time down centerline was at the
regional championships and we won the USDF Region 7 training level adult
amateur championship class. We were coached at the show by Francis
Verbeek, who is very excited to be teaching me on such a talented horse.
Attached are a few pictures.
Thanks for placing me with Ben. He is the horse of my lifetime. With
Sincerity, Dr. Amanda Apesos, DC Equine Chiropractor
McPhee posted: Fendi
HW is such a pleaser every time under saddle. He is all
and more that Irene said. I will be purchasing my 2nd forever horse sight
unseen again from Irene. I would highly recommend anyone to purchase one
of her beautiful amazingly bred and trained horses. I love him sooooo
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!!
“Irene, I want to thank you for selling such an amazing horse, Fendi
HW! Purchasing Fendi HW sight un-seen was a bit skeptical at first,
BUT, he is All and More than you advertised. The complete process of
purchasing him was the most positive, informative and personalized
experience. Every day you kept me informed of what was being done and
where he was going to prepare for his flight to the U.S. Your personal
care and communication is bar none! The way you have kept in contact with
how Fendi and I are doing proves your reputation of having great horses
and matching them with new families. I would not hesitate to
purchase another one of your horses sight un-seen and highly recommend
anyone to purchase from you. Trainers at my stable are amazed by
Fendi. His disposition for a 6 y.o, his powerful and elegant movements and
eagerness to please his mount. Thank you again!” Respectfully, Carol L
I just wanted to give you an update on FürstenHit
HW. As you know, he has been at our farm now for two weeks. From the
moment he stepped off the van, he has been an absolute gentleman about
everything. Beyond that, this guy has it all… beauty, size, substance,
gaits, personality and more presence than one could ask for. I gave him a
week to settle in, and I just completed his first week under saddle. In
addition to all his natural attributes, this horse has had a wonderful
start in life. His careful handling and correct training is quite evident.
I also want to take a moment to express my sincere thanks for this
whole experience. You have been the ultimate professional_ offering
impeccable organization and communication combined with knowledge, honesty
and yes… friendliness! I never thought I would buy a horse sight unseen,
but you instilled the confidence in me to do so. I must say, it would be a
privilege to work with you again. Much appreciation to you and to all
those involved with bringing Fürsten along so incredibly well.
Sincerely, Gary Lane The Country Club Stables Boynton Beach,
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!!
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 !!!
Rode my Stepmaster
HW today and I must say that he is getting better and better and
better. He is so so sweet and so so big but he is really getting better. I
did put him on Platinum Performance because he tended to be slow and lazy
and Platinum can make them HOT - but for him it seems to be the ticket!
Love him so much and let me not forget my Weltprinz HW my most special
beautiful boy. Notice both have HW on their names - that is because they
come from the phenomenal Irene
Here is a picture of StepMaster HW and Steffen Peters
Niro has arrived and is one of the best horses I have ever owned. I
have had so many amazing horses and yet Niro has proven to be one of the
best. He is the friendliest and sweetest young horse. This young horse is
a "Old Soul".....I love this boy!
He is the friendliest and sweetest young horse. Beth
Anderson Ness (his trainer reports): Such a special boy! LOVE LOVE his
worker bee and YES attitude! This one certainly has my heart...LOVE
him...and he LOVES us too! Certainly puts a smile on your face & makes
your day...EVERY day!
Dance Away HW
and his owner, how very pretty - love to see this. Anja
Ibsen, you are doing such an amazing job with him, love it!
This just happened, a blast from the past, update on Fifty Shades HW, love
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
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.
Calder: My "Dookie" (Duke
HW) is unbelievably talented with a super temperament! I couldn't be
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!
shared another video, love it, so rideable, fun and the flying changes are
coming along nicely too!
Jerry got a drone for his birthday last month and thought that FineStep
HW should get introduced to it yesterday. They were both great drone
users. Fin was more concerned about the bunny that jumps and runs at about
3;30 min into the video than the buzzing above our heads.
Awwww, check this out, from Kristin
Counterman: I performed my first cello solo today in front of a panel
of judges! It was a success! I also got to serenade Louboutin
HW, and he loved it!
Thought I would drop you a short video from a clinic I went to this
weekend. The last few clinics, the clinician thought I should be starting
changes with FineStep
HW. So yesterday was the day and he was of course, a wonder boy. We
worked on them maybe 15 minutes or so and he was getting the hang of it.
He is really starting to develop nicely. I am planning to start his show
season out with 1st and 2nd level with our first show the end of May.
Someone at the clinic did ask about you and the process of purchasing him.
Not sure if they are seriously looking or not, but I highly recommended
you and your horses. Take care, Lisa
Rachael Horton with Franklin
HW while training in Florida, so happy to see their faces again! Her
mom Cathy Horton just posted: Wonderful having time with my baby girl in
Florida while she rode her horses.
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.
An awesome first weekend of 2015!! Louboutin
HW got his first flying change!! And I'm enjoying reading all about
the Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic in Florida! Happy New Year
I have previously imported 3 horses from Germany with no problem, but
dealing with Irene Wiederhold, made the purchase of First
Romance HW easy. She dealt with any questions promptly and enabled us
to quickly arrange a test ride and a vet check. First Romance HW is a
wonderful young horse with a lovely temperament & is everything Irene
described in her internet advertisement. He is settling in nicely at his
new barn, adjusting well to his continued training & will be shown
this year beginning at the end of May. Irene, I will be in touch with show
results in June. Dr. Shireen Naidoo