My boy Franz aka Franziskus
HW (Fashion HW). Coming along nicely with Michael
Bragdell at Hilltop.
Saavedra Dressage posted:
Fun to see his baby pictures. Just saw Jennifer S-W shining at the
Murietta CDI. Brought Sueño (ShowMaster
HW) out at Int. II and Developing GP in January. He felt great! On our
way to our semi annual clinic with Conrad Schumacher. Can't wait to show
him how strong and keen Sueno is and get our marching orders for the next
steps. I thank you again for this wonderful horse! Rachel Awwww, beautiful
ShowMaster HW, also known as Sueno Hit, owned by Rachel Saavedra Dressage.
Rachel is one of USDF's top instructor/clinicians AND she and her partner,
Sueno Hit, are 2016 USDF Horse of the Year 8th place for Prix St George!!
(aka Fashion HW) – WOW is my first word for him. He is my 3rd HW
purchase site un-seen in just 1 ½ years. Each one so different in their
movement but none of them with anything disappointing, only Complete
Elegance and Enjoyment. Franz is such a sweet in-your-pocket gentle
giant. Giant he is, big expressive shoulders, giant powerful gaits, but
kind soft eye and sweet disposition. Franz’s Presence, Elegance &
Power deserves the best opportunity for him to shine. I am so excited
for the future for this boy with the opportunity of working with Michael
Bragdell at Hilltop
Farms. I feel the sky is the limit for the both of them.
Now owning and personally handling and riding these 3 HW Beauties (Fendi
HW & Franziskus
HW), re-confirms my thoughts that Irene and her staff in Germany
with their complete commitment in breeding, raising, training the most
beautiful, well-bred and best disposition horses. Not only does Irene
& her staff offer the most amazing horses, the extra personal
touch of communicating every step of the way until they reach the farm,
answering every question, I mean every question 24/7, and regularly
keeping in contact with their progress.
I would not hesitate, obviously, to recommend anyone that feels they
can get in on “The Lottery” as someone has mentioned on FB, to make
a Purchase site un-seen. These horses are the complete package being
represented & sold by HW Farms, a real farm, real dedicated
knowledgeable professionals who only will sell the BEST, not a Broker
selling “A Pretty Horse”.
I would like to also add, Irene
cares about each and every one of the horses she sells and the new
owners and proudly shares each and every one of our experiences and
highlights. With doing so we are all able to connect and be supportive
of each other and share our experiences. How many others do this out
there, NONE!!!!! They sell you a horse and say thanks so much! Why Irene
does this, in my opinion is because her horses are not just “A Horse”,
they are a “HW Horse”, which is a complete package that the staff at
HW Farms has invested many many hours making sure they meet the criteria
for an HW
Thank you again for such an amazing horse, great purchase experience
and continued follow-up!
PS – My husband (aka Santa) told me no more LOL!
Quincy HW is a dream come true. I've been following HW farm for at least
a decade, always dreaming that one day one would be mine to ride. With
every new facebook post i would longingly look at the amazing quality of
horse flesh, all with beautiful movement and stunning good looks.
I actually saw Quincy's video on youtube before Irene sent me any
information on him and I was hooked.....out of the almost 900 views on
his video, I think my views account for about 3/4 of them; here was
something about him that i couldn't stop watching. Was it the huge,
lofty trot and canter? The huge hind leg action? The soft and kind look?
The fact that he was only 3? I think all of the above.
The next part is a whirlwind for me. The universe made it possible
for me to acquire this horse. Of course, I was ecstatic, but naturally i
had a few reservations. I never had a chance to even meet him much less
ride him. Having known some people with bad import experiences, I put
all of my trust in Irene and her glowing reputation. She made me feel at
ease describing Quincy HW in depth and being available for conversations
and questions immediately. It just so happened that the other two HW
boys (Franziskus HW and Quattro HW) were being shipped out the next week
and there was one last spot on the plane for Quincy HW. Throughout the
week Irene was more than accomodating with making all of the
arrangements. I didn't have to worry about a thing! The following week
Quincy and the boys shipped out and everything went like clockwork. At
10 pm that next Friday, Quincy arrived safe and sound!
That first night was love at first 'actual' sight as I just sat and
watched to make sure he was getting used to his new home. The next
morning we were all so pleasantly surprised when he walked very calmly
out to his new turnout after being inside for almost a full week at many
new places. Did I also mention that he's 3? This was the beginning of
realizing just how accurate Irene was in her descriptions of him. She
told me that he's an old soul that really really loves to please. Quincy
HW has exceeded my expectations 10 fold. His manners are perfect, he is
so level headed and takes everything in stride, he is so well trained
for being so young, is as sweet as can be and is ALWAYS happy. The other
huge thing of note, is that this horse absolutely trusts people. He
looks to the person for leadership and he knows that he will be ok. I
cannot say enough great things about the work that Irene's people have
done with him! You can just tell that he was well loved and treated like
the most special horse in the world, just like every other blessed HW
Through this whole process I've connected with other HW horse owners
and they could not have been more supportive as well. It's like one big
family. I was also blessed with the opportunity to meet and ride Carol
McPhee's three HW boys.. (Fendi HW, SenSation HW, and Franziskus HW)
Franziskus was Quincy's travel companion, so he was also brand new and
adjusting. Every single one of them reminded me of Quincy HW in how
easy, well trained, and sensible they are. Not to mention being
My advice to everyone out there who is looking at purchasing one of
Irene's amazing horses is to absolutely do so. Not only will she make
you feel 100% at ease, but you will get the best horse that you could
ever find. Not just for the amazing movement, but for the training and
brain as well. You will receive a horse knowing that Irene knows 100% of
it's history; which is worth it's weight in gold in itself!! I could not
be happier with Quincy HW and feel blessed beyond measure. When the time
comes for me to look for another horse for myself, or a client, my first
stop will always be Irene and HW Farms!
Kenyon (she owns Quincy
HW), stated the following, about Carol
McPhee’s 3 HW horses, all purchased sight unseen from www.HWfarm.com
I had the extreme privilege to ride my friends incredible horses this
weekend! So thankful for this amazing weekend and for such amazing
Even more convinced that every HW horse is absolutely the best!!!!
Here are SenSation
HW, Franziskus (aka Fashion
HW), and Fendi
HW! Thank you for the best time ever!!
I feel like the luckiest person alive! Total dream come true!!! Carol
McPhee is SO generous to share her beloved kids with me! Irene, you
are a master at what you do! Such talented, intelligent, beautiful, and
personable horses! Thankful for you!
Franziskus HW (aka Fashion
McPhee posted the following:
I want to share this with each and every HW Horse owner/trainer - Irene
Hoeflich-Wiederhold has been so caring and personal with each and
every one of us with her day to day or week to week contact. Sharing our
experiences and accomplishments so proudly and professionally. Bringing
us HW Club owners together and supporting each other. What an incredible
women who truly stands behind each and everyone of her horses she has
hand picked to raise, train then sell and proudly each one to represent
the HW Farm name. I love seeing the stories and pictures of each and
every other owner as I am sure they are as well. Irene
Hoeflich-Wiederhold keep up the good work and outstanding
relationship you continue with each and every one of us.
Carol McPhee owns the following www.HWfarm.com horses:
Fendi HW, SenSation
HW and Franziskus HW (aka Fashion
Heritage Farms Sotto Voce' aka Sir Niro HW.
Sotto Voce' has places third in the Country in First Level out of 552
A lovely horse with unlimited potential. Many thanks to Irene
Hoeflich-Wiederhold and Jennifer
Schrader-Williams for all your help developing such a lovely young
Teifer) aka Andy working hard with Jessie
Myers and George
Williams! Two months in sunny Florida!
Irene only offers the best. Best bloodlines, best temperament, best
initial training/handling, most beautiful and BEST Client Relationship.
She cares about each and every one she places and keeps in touch daily
on all our progress. I don't think there is anyone else that does that
because she believes in what she sells is the Best.
I purchased 3 sight unseen, my recent Franziskus HW (aka Fashion
I would recommend to anyone that may be hesitant, DONT be.
If I had any issues or concerns I would have never purchased 3
(Fendi HW, SenSation
HW and Fashion
In the summer of 2015, I had the good fortune of acquiring FürstenHit
HW by way of purchase by my employer_ Carlene Blunt of the Country
Club Stables. This guy was a delight from the moment he arrived as I
posted on this website at that time.
Nearly eighteen months later… I stand by that testimonial
wholeheartedly. Fürsten is one of the very best equine partners I’ve
ever had. At 53 years of age and having spent my entire life working
with horses as a profession… that is quite a statement indeed.
When I first posted about Fürsten, I vowed one thing…. If I were
ever to purchase another horse, it would be from Irene. I told everyone
I knew_ “The next time I need a horse, I’ll call Irene and tell her
to send me something I want.”
Last November, I found myself in a place where I needed another horse
to bring along and compete. I contacted Irene, and she suggested Clooney
HW. I watched the video and agreed. My employer made the necessary
arrangements, and eleven days later, Clooney was in our barn.
Again… ANOTHER wonderful horse that I COULD NOT be happier with!
This guy has it all… gaits, conformation, intelligence and common
sense_ PLUS totally beautiful! He is eager to please, always happy to
see me and ready to work. Beyond that, he has impeccable manners on the
ground_ just SO sweet and fun to interact with.
In addition, Irene is always amazing to work with. Again… eleven
days from first contact to possession… That in of itself speaks
volumes! She is on top of EVERYTHING… ALWAYS! And… just like
Clooney_ she’s always happy to hear from me, ready to work and JUST as
sweet and fun to interact with!!! LOL Seriously though… Irene is the
Many thanks to you Irene for making my job so much more enjoyable_
makes me happy! And many thanks from Carlene and our staff as well.
After all… a “happy” Gary is a whole lot easier to deal with! ;-)
All The Best, Gary Lane The Country Club Stables Boynton Beach,
Pictured is Clooney
HW and FürstenHit
It has now been 3 months since my equine soul mate, Dantino
HW came home to me and he continues to impress me with his forward
thinking brain, willingness and eagerness to work, general obedience,
incredible devotion to me and ability to adjust to his new surround all
the while revealing his wonderful, interesting, fun and playful
personality. We have fantastic chemistry together and he is very
intelligent. He is incredibly sweet, loving and really enjoys our
snuggle time together. His training is impeccable--I absolutely cannot
wait to compete with him and move up the levels!!
I do think every single one of the HW horses are absolutely
stunning...(you really can't go wrong)...BUT I just find Dantino HW to
be exceptionally breath taking. He is so beautiful. Striking actually.
Exquisite. There's such a stand out quality to him.
I'm 100% convinced that fate brought us together--I cannot believe
the incredible good fortune that graced me with the gift of being able
to love him. One day I hope to have another HW beauty join our family,
but for now I'm enjoying Dantino HW to the fullest and learning more and
more every day about him. My delicious little (or rather big lol) onion
with all his interesting and funny layers. He is showered daily with
oooodles of love and impeccable care. It is so important to me that my
animals are genuinely happy, well fed and cared for. They are part of
the family and loved unconditionally. Always and Forever.
I highly recommend buying a horse from Irene and HW Farm. I couldn't
be happier!!! You will not be disappointed. I feel so blessed to have
not only gained my dream horse, but also a wonderful friendship with
Irene. She is as special as her horses are. I would do it again in a
heart beat! Thank you Irene and HW Farm!!! Tracy
Super grateful for the best gift of all this Christmas – ALL OF OUR
ONLINE and real life friends and customers! Merry Christmas!!!
Many highlights daily, here is one of the sweetest cards, Dantino
HW with his family Tracy
He is LOVED and part of the family!!!!
Smith got a Damon's
Design HW painting - love it. Artist is Nicole
Ryan, just beautiful! Thank you Kristin
Stein Meers for making this happen, well done.
FAVOR (aka Favorite
HW) says Hi!!!
He is doing soooooo good! His trainer said today that he is the BEST
3 yr old she has ever ridden! He is just a superstar every ride. The
groom stopped me today to tell me how good he was when the other horses
were going crazy with the weather changes. It's just always making my
heart smile! I still cannot believe he is mine!!! He is just the
sweetest and kindest boy. He is going to well under saddle too. Very
straight and balanced. His transitions are going well. We are aiming for
4 yr old Championships next year.
McPhee posted: Another super day with my boy Fendi
We are so lucky to have trainer Crystal
Goldberg working with us and my two other boys. Sky's the limit with
such a talented trainer.
Reid posted the following: Skywalker
HW and I teaching at the PNW High Performance Masterclass... This
photo makes me laugh.... I know I've said I can't talk without using my
hands but I think Shorts (aka SkyWalker HW) is seriously wondering what
I'm doing. Such a wonderful event! I'm so proud to be a part of this.
with his owner Lisa
Rush and their beautiful family
Having purchased my horse from Irene
Hoeflich-Wiederhold and HW Farms, I can honestly say that I could
not have hoped for a better experience. Irene was extremely responsive
and professional throughout the process.
HW exceeded my expectations being beautiful, talented, sweet and
with a very good training foundation. I would not hesitate to purchase
another horse from her.’ Diana
aka Sueno - I'm so grateful for him!
He went to The FEI Developing PSG champs at Lamplight this year as an
8 yr old and finished 8th in the Usdf PSG horse of year standings. He is
schooling the GP work with enthusiasm, and I couldn't be more pleased
Thank you for this wonderful horse! Rachel
Kerchner Baillie and her boy Festival
One last shot from our great show 2016 season. Taken right before one
of his Championship rides with Donna
Love this guy Festival
HW. Such a star again this year
soulful eyes, gorgeous, incredible suspension, elegant gaits and of
course, handsome. I found Dantino very early on in my horse search and
it was love at first sight. Boy did he set the bar high. I carefully
read through the very detailed information provided on the
www.HWfarm.com website, studied the photos and watched the video of
Dantino over and over and over again. He. was. the. one. He was exactly
what I was looking for BUT he was located in Germany. I thought to
myself, I couldn't possibly import a horse, let alone sight unseen, but
as I continued to ponder and review my domestic options, not one single
horse came even close to the multi talented and majestic, Dantino. I
couldn't stop thinking about him. I reached out to Irene, and felt
incredibly comfortable with her from our very first delightful and
informative conversation. Irene exudes warmth, trust, love and passion
and she has tremendous knowledge of her horses. I knew I was in the
right hands. I was nervous to say the least..but VERY excited. Irene
promptly answered every single one of my questions with incredible
detail. She was amazing. We discussed pre purchase vet exams, blood
work, feed, tack etc and she sent X-rays for my vet to review...it was
refreshingly uncomplicated. Dantino continued to checked off all the
right boxes for me and so did Irene. The transaction process was
seamless and once we put pen to paper, the real fun began. We discussed
shipping dates and how soon my boy could come home to me. She kept me
informed of every single detail leading up to (and on) transport day
replete with pictures of Dantino getting ready to make his journey. It
was only days later that he arrived more beautiful than ever. It has now
been 3 weeks since my equine soul mate came home and he continues to
happily surprise and impress me with his forward thinking brain, ability
to adjust to his new surround all the while revealing vibrant
personality. We have incredible chemistry together and he is very
intelligent. His training is impeccable--I absolutely cannot wait to
compete with him and move up the levels!! I highly recommend buying a
horse from Irene and HW Farm. I couldn't be happier!!! You will not be
disappointed. I feel so blessed to have not only gained my dream horse,
but also a wonderful friendship with Irene. She is as special as her
horses are. I would do it again in a heart beat! Thank you Irene and HW
Thank you Irene and her staff at HW Farms for having such stunning, well
bred and started under saddle horses. Your continued communication with
me and all of your other purchasers proves your care and interests post
sale of those beautiful horses.
You have set the bar so high I don't think anyone can compare. Carol
Here is a picture of Carol's 2nd HWfarm horse: SenSation
This boy is with his mommy and his other HW companion (Weltprinz
HW) since roughly 8 years, they are still having a lot of fun!
Montgomery posted: Here is Stepmaster
HW being silly - always into everything he is so sweet and funny
Kerchner Baillie with Irene
Hoeflich-Wiederhold, “a picture is worth a thousand words,”
A moment of appreciation for my boy Festival
HW before we untack and pack up for trip home from Championships in
NC. Also both Festival and I love and are grateful for our always
patient and helpful ( husband) Fred
Irene's horses are
absolutely stunning to look at and more amazing under saddle. If you are
ever considering one to purchase but on the fence to do it sight unseen,
well jump over the fence and do it. You will not be disappointed. Both Fendi
HW (purchased at age 6) and SenSation
HW (age 3) are amazing. I am sure if you contact any one of the
other HW horse owners they will also provide you confidence.
HW, ridden and loved by Gary Lane, forever in the heart and home,
sculpture by Brigitte Eberl and the artist that painted it 100% to the
original horses stunning looks, is Nikki Button.
LOVE, how the www.HWfarm.com
horses are making everybody happy, Gary says he is always a
pleasure, even after having time off. Another match made sight unseen.
OMG...here is the "true story"
McPhee asked, if I had seen the attachment, as I had only posted the
e-mail text? She has me in tears.....bless her!
Another amazing Dream Horse purchased from HW
Farm, sight unseen! My newest addition SenSation
HW who is Sensational! Irene’s
post sale communication, keeping in touch on a regular basis with Fendi
HW’s progress has given me the assurance to make another sight
unseen purchase. Without hesitation I have been constantly viewing her
Website considering another dream horse purchase, from one beauty after
another. Viewing and considering from the stunning Francis,
and still holding out, questioning if I am missing the boat on not
purchasing one of those amazing HW horses. Then this one morning, during
my normal scanning of HWFarm.com
- SenSation HW is now available. There was no question in my mind that
this is the one I have been waiting and holding out for. After viewing
his video and seeing his pictures, the deal was done. Without hesitation
the process began. Irene answered the little detail questions about
SenSation HW, was able to get his Pre-Purchase Vet Exam completed and
results to me in a short amount of time for my Vet to review. Shortly
after, his flight was booked to the US, final home - Field of Dreams
Equi-Sport Ctr in Eastern PA to join Fendi HW. Even though I have been
through the purchase process less than a year ago with Fendi HW, Irene
kept me up to date with his travel, sharing pictures and correspondence.
When he arrived into the US, she continued to keep me up to date on his
progress, even arranged transportation to my Farm from NY since I had a
large Open House Party at the Farm the same day SenSation HW was to
arrive. SenSation HW is a complete dream for a 3yo. The staff at HW Farm
again has done an amazing job with his handling and initial training.
Sen as we call him is so sweet and tender, a total in your pocket boy.
Each day out he makes strides forward to a very bright and successful
future. Without hesitation, I would purchase another HW Farm dream
horse. I would highly recommend anyone to trust Irene and her staff to
purchase sight unseen. The quality of breeding, training and handling
that goes into each one of the HW Farm beauties sets them far apart from
others. Again, thank you Irene
Hoeflich-Wiederhold for your personal care and attention to each one
of my purchases.
owns Fendi HW
and always said she’d buy a second HW horse sight unseen too, here is
her new addition:
Irene, Here you go! It’s so hard to write about you because I get
so emotional. You and your staff truly have the “Dream Horse”. Each
and every one of them. What also sets you apart from other is You! The
way you correspond with each and every potential client and current
client is truly special and amazing. That says a lot for both your
confidence in what is offered and sold as well as your care that each
and every one of us is completely satisfied with our purchase. Keeping
in touch with each HW Horse progress and sharing all of our experiences
is a special.
Keep up the good work and stop showing me more that are coming up!
L McPhee My sweet boy SenSation
HW. Loving his new home.
Calder Marchman says: I think it's safe to say, Duke
HW loves eventing.
Congratulations Lone Tree Farm on another successful show!
When Planets Align
- HWfarm Makes Another Great Match Sight Unseen!
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!
Sign #1 - I opened Facebook at an odd time of day for me and Forbes
HW was at the very top of my news feed. Sign #2 - I did something I
never do unless I am actively looking for a horse, I watched the video.
Sign #3 - I did yet another thing I never do, I commented on how this
special horse was exactly my type.
With that comment, the planetary alignment began. Irene Wiederhold of
HWfarm, 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 that Forbes 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.
Finally, Forbes 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.
Clooney HW - 2012 Westphalian gelding
by Christ available from HWfarm. Click photo for more information
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? HWfarm has
a very well deserved positive reputation with plenty of success stories.
Start here...you may very well end here.
I have been following HW Farm for many years and have always wanted to
purchase a horse from them. I had heard of their stellar reputation from
others and was always told that Irene was someone that you could buy a
horse from sight unseen as her reputation was just that good. I had
never imported a horse before and really was very innocent on the
process but Irene made it super easy as she answered all of my questions
right away, sharing about the horse and explaining step by step what
needed to be done. As soon as I saw Favorit
HW's ad on the website, I just could not stop thinking about him and
decided to move forward with the purchase - trusting in her reputation
and quality. I was not disappointed at all!!! Irene held my hand through
the entire process and everything fell into place like clockwork. It was
the easiest transaction I have ever made. It was as if the heavens
aligned and Favorit HW was soon on his way to the US to continue his
Seeing him in person for the first time was surreal. He was
everything Irene said he was and more. He is more beautiful than I could
have ever dreamed! I received reports from one of the handlers on the
plane that he was so well behaved in flight while all the other horses
were acting crazy and I received the same report about his stay in
quarantine as well. As a three year old handling all of the changes, he
was amazingly level headed and mature, as Irene said he would be after
the extensive handling they receive from a young age up until they are
sold. He was exactly as Irene said he would be. He got right on the
trailer and settled in to his new home with the trainer that same day.
By the next day, he was introduced to the training program and took it
all in stride with more maturity than horses twice his age and
experience. Irene stayed in touch with me through the entire transit
even up until the time my flight took off and made sure I had arrived
home safely. I felt super cared for as the quality of her service didn't
end just at the sale contract. I feel as if I have made a lifetime
connection with someone that I can trust and gladly do business again.
Sincerely, Favor's Owner