This is so awesome, Sansira
HW, sold in 2007 is still in kind of the same hands, daughter (Katey
Champigny) took over the ride from mommy (Carolynne
Champigny) and reports that she is doing super well and that they
have a lot of fun and success.
Love my job!!! See, 2 generations of happiness! Thank you so much for
These horse have the temperament, training and confidence to take you
any place your heart leads you. Don't waste your money anywhere else.
These horses are the real deal. Lori
Butt, owner of Now
or Never HW, sold sight unseen.
McPhee posted right after the arrival at her barn (she owns 5 HW
horses now, all purchased sight unseen):
HW. Normally I have waited 5-7 days before getting on but this boy
is SPECIAL and settled in like this has been his home. Woowza.
This boy is different- he’s like I’m glad you heard me whispering
to pick me.
owner said, after she had bought him sight unseen, many years ago:
Can you see my smile in Florida?
I rode FiveStar HW today and can't stop smiling. He is everything you
said - he was only more! Three absolutely wonderful and powerful gaits.
His temperament is unbelievably sweet and we already have an incredible
bond. Thank you so much for finding this TOP QUALITY horse for me. It is
truly a dream come true. Cynthia
His trainer Nadine
Schwartsman reports now, that his piaffe and passage are coming
along nicely and that he’s ready for PSG, still as loved as ever, or
even more and with his original owner.
Not in the market for another but each time FinestDream
HW advertisement came up a little voice kept saying Pick Me, Pick Me
oh Please Pick Me. I’m like no I’m good - don’t need another. One
evening I had a dream with FinestDream
HW saying “are you not hearing me, please pick me”. So at that
time I said to myself this must be a sign and I must purchase this boy.
Not until that time did I even watch his video. So the process started
to purchase him. Once again the process with Irene
was smooth, informative and successful. Let me express this one is my
“Special One” that will stay at FOD. Dante is the complete package -
his sweet disposition, his amazing feel in the saddle and his gorgeous
looks. This horse is the dream AA horse. No need to lunge him, he’s
not spooky and he loves his attention. I’m so glad he picked me as he
is more than I expected. Thank you Irene again for selling the Ultimate
Dream horses and for such a smooth, informative and successful sales
Hi Irene! Just want to tell you that everybody at the barn loves!! Baby
Q (aka Qupid HW)!
He is the sweetest most affectionate horse I have ever seen! I’m a
happy mama, and hope he will help me through this difficult time! Thank
Long over due ..... but needed the time to feel my “Feeling
HW” and he is my #4 HW bought sight unseen. Feeling
HW aka Fitz is a special boy in a smaller size, but a big ride that
offers you “What a Feeling”. Within this last year our partnership
has grown with so much trust and unity. Such an amazing feeling and
gratification of our partnership and excited for our future development.
Fitz tries very hard every time to please me and is always waiting for
his next question so he can answer.
Again, Irene keeps in constant communication with my progress with
him and the others. Ensuring that I am 100% satisfied with all my boys,
willing to answer any questions I may have.
Many may think that because I bought 4HWs that’s why she stays in
contact with me. WRONG. When I bought my 1st - Fendi
HW in Sept of 2015, she regularly checked on us to make sure all is
well. So whether you purchase one or more, her care, dedication and
commitment Irene and her staff shows in each and every purchase, from
the initial contact to the continued ownership, makes it a very easy
decision to purchase one of her beautiful horses sight unseen.
is now an international quality young Grand Prix horse!
Purchased sight unseen as a 3 year old and still owned by his
original buyer, Dr.
Cynthia McKing, with Nadine
Schwartsman in the saddle. He has been developed carefully and
methodically up the levels. After competing successfully at the Small
Tour Level (PSG scores to 73.824 and I1 Freestyle scores to 73.963) he
moved up to the I2 and Developing Grand Prix Level, winning Regionals at
I2 and competing in the US National Championships in the Developing
Grand Prix Division in Chicago.
HW found his way to me a month ago today. He speaks for himself, an
amazing horse! He is the total package that has been beautifully started
and a personality that never met a stranger. Irene makes the
purchase/import process so easy... she is delightful to deal with and on
top of every detail in a very timely manner. This is the 3rd horse I
have imported sight unseen, but had a personal contact with the first
two… I felt comfortable with the reputation of HW and Irene and was
not disappointed. What more can I say! Thanks Irene! Nancy
I purchased Now
Or Never HW sight unseen from Irene
and I couldn't be happier with my horse. He is all Irene promised,
beauty, brains, quiet, willing and just a straight up correctly trained
horse. Thank you for your integrity and honesty. I am looking forward to
many happy years in the saddle with this wonderful partner. Lori
Schwartsman is with Tracy
Cook: A truly perfect weekend at the Boise River Show. I will sort
out all the results properly to post tomorrow but today both Empire
HW and Jumanji scored over 82%.
In addition, his mommy Tracy reported the following: Hi Irene, just
wanted to send you a note, I know Nadine has kept you informed on Empire
HW as he progresses as a 5 y.o . He is just such joy and others have
obviously noticed what a good boy he is. I am excited to get our 4th (We
still include FiveStar) HW horse at Les Bois. Empire
HW earned his second 82+ score and best of all he is a fun and
social love bug. Today before his test he socialized and had all the
kids and some adults in his pockets, he always had people around him. I
love that he is easy and uncomplicated to ride for me too. In short he
is an amazing young horse! Thanks for your work and the care you take in
the HW horses you sell.
I purchased Empire
HW sight unseen from Irene. The entire process was very straight
forward and Irene was always happy to answer my questions no matter how
simple or complex they were. My Veterinarian had a list of specific
things that he wanted to see and Irene facilitated ALL of those extra
items that we requested. My Vet made the statement that Empire
HW (in person) was exactly as he had been represented in
advertisement, video and description. What a refreshing concept in the
horse sale world. Irene also facilitated the transport beyond arrival in
the U.S. If everyone were as committed as Irene is, purchasing a horse
would be a pleasant process! Irene continued her wonderful service well
after the sale and arrival of Empire, she still responds to my updates
and sends me pictures of my boy. I cannot believe that I have such a
sweet, beautiful and athletic partner, BUT I DO, pinch, pinch. Thank you
365 Days ago....Dior
HW walked off the trailer from quarantine and into my arms. While it
may have taken almost as long to find you, it was worth the wait. I knew
something was special about you when I noticed that you have a black spot
perfecting matching Percy. Dior you have been everything I wanted and so
much more that I didn’t even realize I needed.
Our journey together has just gotten underway but we’ve already come
so far and grown together in and out of the ring. Seeing you grow and
learn this past year has been so rewarding.
I love the unique and indestructible bond we are building.
Hearing your nicker every morning when I walk in is the perfect start to
my day. I am beyond lucky that I took a chance and checked Irene’s sales
page one more time and jumped at the chance to call you mine. Thank you to
my incredible family for always supporting us and helping us become a
team. To Kim
for taking the time to try Dior over in Germany. To Irene for the most
amazing buying and post purchasing experience ever (if I could afford more
than 1 I would have so many HW babies!). To Sallie and Shelly for all the
coaching so far.
1 year down and many more to come! Love you Dior! Let’s go make our
mark in the world Kassidy
I have had several very special horses in my life. But this boy Gatsby
HW has stolen my heart!! Tara
a couple of pic's from today. He is doing really well.
Still working on collection and developing strength but he now has
his changes and is a happy guy.
Mukpo, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures of you
HW - love to see that you are having fun with him. Enjoy.
My experience buying my mare She’s
Magic HW (SuziQ) site unseen could not have gone more smoothly. From
the moment I first contacted Irene about her she went above and beyond to
answer all my questions and make the process as simple as possible. SuziQ
arrived in beautiful condition after her mare quarantine at Rigbie Farm.
She’s everything I could have dreamed of and more. She's all about work
yes lol .... but she's also the biggest cuddle bug ever .... I adore her
I am over the moon with my new horse Gatsby
HW. He is everything you advertised. After arriving of course he was
misplaced in this vast world of Wellington.
Let alone at the Palm Beach Sports Complex where he is one of almost
300 horses (jumpers and dressage horses) Gatsby not only settled in and
started focusing on me but went to his first horse show at Global Dressage
Festival as a non-competing horse 2 weeks into being in the states.
He has a fantastic feel and ride ability!!! Thank you for everything!!!
Stegen I am beyond thrilled with Gatsby
HW. He went to Global as a non-compete horse today. Didn’t miss a
SO excited to learn that Emily
and Quincy HW
had 2 super rides with Jessica
Jo Tate this weekend! I so wish I could have been there to watch in
person, but I’m thrilled and so proud nonetheless! Thank you so much to Emily
for such an awesome weekend for my big baby horse!
I bought Quincy
HW through Irene
in January 2017. The process was beyond easy. Irene
shared absolutely everything I needed to know about the horse and even
scheduled him to fly out in record time! I only waited 1 week to see my
dream horse and he was everything and MORE than I had expected! I’m so
thankful to Irene
for bringing this horse into my life and for the continued friendship,
guidance, and support she has given us! Quincy
HW is a dream come true and I cannot wait to see what he accomplishes
in his lifetime! My next horse will be, without a doubt, another HW
McPhee posted: This video is proof Irene you are a real person that
supports your clients, even after the sale of your HW horses. Not a “Broker”
as some may think. Love the support you show to each an every one of us HW
owners. Keep supplying the most amazing and beautiful horses. Michelle
Rozzano Gerlach commented: A fun visit!
and the professional team in Germany made the purchasing process (Pitu
HW) uncomplicated. While horse buying always entails risk, my
experience with HW Farm
exceeded expectations. My trainer assisted to arrange having her colleague
ride the horse and send additional video to us in US. From there, yes, a
calculated risk was taken, the same with all purchases. The horse traveled
smoothly and arrived in perfect condition exactly as described...but
better than even hoped for. He is simply lovely, fantastic and kind
disposition, great amateur friendly brain. To top that, Irene
and I stay in touch, and I also enjoy sending updates to my horse’s
former owner in Germany (he was their personal family horse). I highly
recommend HW Farm
and will start with Irene
first if/when I purchase another horse. :) Emily
I purchased FineStep
HW four years ago, sight unseen, and have built a great partnership
with him. Irene
was very honest with me and everything was spot on. I am so grateful for Irene
and HW Farms, Fin
and I couldn't be better together!
I would purchase another HW horse without hesitation. Lisa
Fin is a very special part of the Little
Dressage family so we'll always be grateful to Irene for Mr. Finners
and highly recommend HW Farms!
Irene made the entire process so easy and was dead honest all the way
through. I am beyond thrilled with my HW baby (Dior
HW) and will recommended them to anyone looking for great quality and
personality to match!
Heather Calder Marchman Purchased my sight unseen HW horse, May of 2014 as
a 4 year old. Irene was extremely responsive and made the entire process
from purchase to delivery worry-free. My boy, Duke
HW, has a wonderful disposition, is nicely put together, resulting in
a very willing, athletic guy. He’s equally talented at dressage and
jumping. Another attribute is that he’s bold making it a blast to go xc
jumping on him. I’ve spent the past few years, carefully developing him
with the help of various trainers. Last year, he was Region VI
(California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii) champion for open BN Eventing. So
he’s proven already to be a star at the lower levels of that discipline.
Recently, he and I completed an Intro horse trial with the intention to
see if we could keep it dialed down in order to create the slower default
mode (something often missing for these high performance sport horses). He
won his dressage, and jumped clear on xc with time penalties for going
(intentionally) too slow and then got a double clear for stadium! Going
forward, we will build from here. I cannot thank Irene and her team for
providing me with the horse of my lifetime! I’ve had horses all my 55
years and this one is by far the best one in so many ways.
I never thought I’d see the day where I would be sitting in a deep seat
dressage saddle, but the day has come. I cannot be any more thankful for
this experience and can’t wait to see where this journey will take me.
So honored to also be riding Feeling
HW (owned by Carol
McPhee), to help make this transition from the hunter world to the
dressage world a little less complicated. Ally
1 year anniversary with the big Tessy mare (Quatessa HW)!
She looked liked such a grown up to me when we brought her home and
looking at this picture now she looks like such a baby! It's amazing to
know that you have that exceptional talent tucked in your barn. I'm in no
hurry to rush her into the show world. Even after being in Germany, I only
see a select few that move naturally like Tessy does. She will redefine
American dressage, she will redefine people's opinion of American
breeding, and she will probably redefine my career. It's a huge
responsibility, but I've proved to myself this year that I have end game
in mind with her and we will conquer the show ring. She wants to be like
her big brother Selten! Thanks to the team of phenomenal people she has
brought to me this year! I hope you all continue to follow this special
mares journey. Here's to her 5 year old year! Danielle
They say good things come to those who wait and in this case a great thing
came from a year of searching. I've been following HW horses for ten years
and now I have my own; Dior
HW! Irene made the entire process so easy and stress free; and for an
import newbie it was great to have her experience lead the way. When Dior
walked off the trailer he was so much more than I had even hoped for. He
is the most personable horse in the barn, but the minute he walks in the
ring it's all business. I could not have asked for more in my new partner
I can't wait to show the world how wonderful my HW baby is.
Another wonderful and super informative experience learning from Henk
van Bergen at CB Walker Stables / Courtney Bolender Dressage!!
you were an absolute angel my heavenly boy! Thank you Courtney and Dave
for the opportunity!!
Love. This. Boy. To. Pieces. He's just the absolutely best. My Dreamy
boy. Just wanted u to know how our love and trust for one another grows
deeper each day. I just love Dantino so much!! I feel so connected to him
and every day we get more and more in tune with each other. It's bliss.
Wonderful how Sir Niro HW (aka Sotto Voce) was developed by Jennifer
Schrader-Williams. What a pleasure to see him successfully competing,
in elegant style and with his lofty movement. Perfect all around.
"Having recently imported a fantastic and well-represented pony (Pitu
HW) from Germany, I wholeheartedly recommend the services of HW Farm and
Irene Wiederhold. Irene saw to each detail with care and kept me informed
step-by-step in the process. Also, the training farm in Germany graciously
accomodated our European trainer coming to ride the horse. It's true
videos only show so much, but the additional details readliy provided by
Irene alleviated undue stress.
Now for the pony: to our delight he arrived in wonderful condition and
not fazed by the journey. He is precisely as described by Irene, if not
better, than anticipated. In two weeks since he's arrived, Florida has
become his home and he is relaxed and happy. Riding him is a blast; our
trainer and a skilled young rider concur, in addtion to myself, an
experienced amateur rider. I rode him the second day he arrived on the
buckle among dogs, golf carts, and a stiff breeze. He went straight to
work impecabbly - he tries hard to please us.
Quite simply, it would be difficult to be happier! I hope Irene markets
more ponies and smaller horses - many US adult riders would benefit. And I
will buy another :) "
ps - Pitu HW is doing great and he goes crazy for carrots! He's spoiled
and LOVED - but we make him work a tiny bit too :) He nickers loudly each
time I come to his stall now. LOL!
Wonderful news from Michelle
Rozzano Gerlach, at a clinic with Susan Mandas, "S" judge,
GP rider/trainer and respected Sport Horse Breeding Judge. She called him
"an exciting horse for the future”
She commented how he just naturally lowered his croup each time he was
asked to push a bit more forward. Plus, she felt he had a super hind
leg...piaffe will be a strong point for him! Not to mention canter departs
I bought my lovely Sandro (alias Sammy aka Special
Edition HW) with you when he was 5 years Old.
I m always in love with Him like the First day I saw him Thank you so
much for that !
Sandro was 8th on the last french championship My traîner is Isabelle
Judet the fantastic 5* star judge We will begin CDI 3* in 2 month in small
Sandro is schooling grand prix movement very Easily !!
Thanks a lot again To you Best regards Sandrine
and Sandro From Paris
There is so much to be said for my experience with HW
Farm and Irene!
We purchased BestMan
HW sight unseen. I had never purchased a horse from out of the
country and the whole process seemed terrifying to be quite honest. But
Irene made everything seem like it was a breeze! Any questions I had
(which was A LOT) were answered promptly and honestly. She stuck with me
through the ordeal. Even after he arrived she was calling and texting to
make sure I was able to pick him up from quarantine ok and that we made
it home safely.
When I first Saw BestMan (whom is now named Boss) I fell in love! He
was such a looker walking to the trailer, I couldn't believe that was MY
horse. That he was the one loading up with me and coming home! he walked
onto the trailer like a champ. You would have never guessed he had just
flown all the way from Germany.
The trailer ride was uneventful and once we got home he settled in
quickly. I can honestly say that Boss is more than I was expecting. He
is the perfect partner. Not stubborn. Willing to learn. Loves to please.
And he is so very honest. Boss is who he is, all day every day. You
don't have to worry that he will all the sudden go rogue on you and act
out of his character. He is quite the gentleman.
Everything Irene said about him was true and I would be blessed and
very excited to purchase more horses from her in the future.
I look forward to competing with Boss and I know he will not
disappoint. Very much like my experience with HW
Hi Irene, Thank you for checking in. Ferdinand HW is wonderful. I
think he may be the most sensible 4 year old I have ever worked with.
The quality of his foundational training is phenomenal. I couldn't be
happier with him! I love his personality and it really shows how well
handled he has been. Thank you for selecting, raising, and starting this
exceptional young horse. I look forward to our future together. Jessie