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Horses Worldwide - Pairing Discriminating Buyers with Horses of a Lifetime

The name Horses Worldwide, and the initials HW in front of multiple world-class sport horse success stories, has become synonymous with quality horse pairings. Whether it be stallions to mares, horses to humans, Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold has an instinct for making great matches. German born Wiederhold began breeding in the USA in 2001, and made history with the 2004 Hanoverian foal Selten HW by Sandro Hit she bred out of her own mare SPS High Princess (Hohenstein/Donnerhall). The young stallion began his career the way all HW foals begin, with proper care, handling and training. Dressage at Devon 2006, was Selten HW first time at a show: He was the Reserve Grand Champion of Dressage at Devon, The USDF Breeders Champion for Colts and Geldings, Champion Winner of his class: 2 year old Colts and Geldings, Best Born in the USA and the High Point Hanoverian! The success continued with Selten HW being called the 2007 Champion stallion of the Oldenburg inspection at Scott Hassler (Hassler Dressage), with the highest score of the day, a whopping 83%. With a 9 for canter, and an 8,5 for his trot. In 2010 he made history being the first horse in the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Championships to win the “Triple Crown” overall Young Horse Champions as a four, five and six-year old. But that is only where his historic moments began.

When Californian Elizabeth Ball sent her horse to Europe for more training and showing, he sold at the Equine Elite Auction 2012. Still in the history books today, Selten HW is the highest priced horse ever at that auction, with Euro 500.000. Sold to Fiona Bigwood, Team member UK and her husband Anders Dahl, Selten HW, the gelding born in Florida continues to add accolades to his record. Selten HW continued his journey, being internationally successful in Germany, then the UK and Spain, he’s undefeated in the small tour and might be the most successful international small tour horse of 2014.

Dantino HW is currently offered for sale through HW Farm

Selten HW is just one of the phenomenal horses bred and developed by HWFarms, and just one of the many success stories that get added to their website newsflash page.

With an uncanny eye for horses, knowledge of the oldest and most newest, trendy and/or influential bloodlines, Irene is able to stay on top of the highly discriminating buyers requests and demands. With an established reputation for the services she brings to her clients she has gained the trust and confidence needed in what for many is the largest purchase they will make in a lifetime. “We strive for all horses to be the total package: looks, movement, temperament for the amateur as well as for the professional, super fancy, but easy to ride and successful in their future career. ”

Lord Lennox HW is currently offered for sale through HW Farm

“There is something close to a HWfarm fan club out there and the numbers keep climbing, “ added Irene. “Many customers have purchased multiple horses and are happy and love every single one of them. The current record is by FOUR to the same person, conveniently purchased sight unseen, most of the HWfarm horses sell just like that: Sight unseen. As one of HWFarm customers wrote in her testimonial, “it’s as easy to buy as on Amazon”.

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DressageDaily and Eurodressage acknowledge Selten HW’s success and congratulate Irene Wiederhold/www.HWfarm.com as his breeder. Below is the info, Selten HW is named the "probably most successful small tour hose of 2014" - another record for Selten HW, who broke many records in his lifetime already. So far, he has been unbeaten, with rare, high seventy percentage marks at each show, actually, even scores in the 80’s. 

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July 31st, 2014:

The adorable Selten HW has just won the PSG at Hickstead with 76.4% and a 4% lead. His owner says, he is one special pony and a pleasure to have in her yard. They all love him!! Congrats Anders Dahl and Fiona Bigwood and HRH Super Selten HW.

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Bred by Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold, Selten HW was the highest priced horse EVER, at the prestigious Equine Elite Auction, he sold for Euro 500.000.

This phenomenal horse broke many records in his life, he was the first superstar in history to win the Young Horse Championships, 3 years in a row, he won the 4 year old, the 5 year old and the 6 year old classes with record scores. Before that, he won everything in his way at Devon as a 2 year old and then was Devon Reserve Grand Champion.

In the hands of Pan Am rider Elizabeth Ball, he was trained and developed and now he is sold to World Equestrian Games rider, Fiona Bigwood.

Horses by www.HWfarm.com compete successfully at international levels and over 95% of them sell sight unseen to happy customers, who love them dearly.

The main interest of HW Farm is, to find or breed, highly talented young horses in Germany, for riders in the USA and all over the world.

These phenomenal horses will always get noticed and have their own fan club where ever they go. Check out our current selection at www.HWfarm.com

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After a Successful 2008 HW Farm Looks Forward to a Bright Future

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Topping the numerous successes of previous years wasn't easy, but 2008 was another super year for HW Farm leading farm owner Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold to feel ever more confident that HW Farm will continue to be a success for years to come. Since arriving in the U.S. from her native Germany 12 years ago, Irene has built a solid reputation as a breeder and importer of future dressage stars. And in 2008, her talent proved itself again when several HW Farm horses ended the year as champions.

"What can I say? We had a lot of excitement in 2008 and I think in 2009, our horses, as well as our customers' horses, will be just as successful," Irene said. Leading the successes of the past year was Selten HW, a Hanoverian stallion by Sandro Hit out of MS High Princess by Hohenstein and owned by Cadence, LLC. With Michael Bragdell in the saddle, Selten HW took the 2008 championship title in the Markel/USEF National Dressage Four-Year-Old Horse Championships in Kentucky with a final score of 8.56, which included a few 9s for his trot and canter work. He followed up that victory with wins at Devon in the Four-Year-old classes.

Selten HW was bred and born at HW Farm and Irene said of him that "he wins pretty much everything. He's a breeder's dream come true." But he is not the farm's only big success of the past year. The farm's elite mare Donatella HW, by Don Frederico and out of SPS Wachau, was a Third Level champion in 2008 and won numerous classes with scores in the 70s that even earned her high-point awards. She has moved up to Fourth Level for 2009 and will only turn seven in May. "She is so easy and so much fun to ride," Irene said. "Moving up the levels with her will be a charm."

http://www.phelpsphotos.com/copyrightPhotos/115766.jpgTwo other HW Farm mares are also on the rise after spectacular showings in 2008. the four-year-old Santina HW, by Sandro Hit and out of a SPS Lanthan/Dakar mare, completed her elite mare candidate requirements in late 2008 and so too did Hannahlea HW, a four-year-old by Hohenstein and out of SPS Riverqueen O by Rotspon. In 2008, Hannahlea HW was the champion mare for the American Hanoverian Society having won the mare performance test and inspection. "She won it all and did it with just a few weeks under saddle," Irene said. "Hannahlea HW is now already winning at First Level and ready to collect more ribbons and she is currently for sale. Santina HW has given birth to a Quarterback foal in the spring and will then go back to work. She gave birth to Quickstep HW on February 25th, 2009. Please check our website to stay updated on all the happenings in this big horse family at www.HWfarm.com.

 

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HW Farm, Cape Coral, Florida
Breeding and Brokering Top German Bloodlines

It’s a family affair for Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold , who together with devoted husband of over 20 years, Roger, is a go-getter “Who functions as the never getting tired manure disposal expert, sexy horse hauler, and helper in all situations” and children, Vivienne and Dain managing their farm and breeding facility in Cape Coral Florida.

At Dressage at Devon her own Selten HW (Sandro Hit) who won the Reserve Grand Champion, the USDF Breeders Cup, The USDF Breeders Champion for Colts and Geldings, Champion Winner of two-year-old Colts and Geldings, Best Born in the USA and High Point Hanoverian. Also victorious was one of her sales horses, Amanda Bailey’s Faulkner, who won the FEI Four Year Old Class.

Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold of Cape Coral, FL, does not let boundaries stop here. Her influence and connections extend far beyond the U.S. borders. Originally from Germany, she has created a successful business selecting warmbloods from all over the world and selling them on her web site, often before the potential new owners even lay eyes on the horse.

Read how Irene has parlayed a talent for finding the right horse, not only for her breeding operation, but her clients into a successful family business, our newest member of HorsesDaily’s Farm listings.

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HW Farm, Cape Coral, Florida
Breeding and Brokering Top German Bloodlines
by Jeannie Blanq Putney for HorsesDaily.com

HW Farm
1110 Del Prado Blvd. South Unit A
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Phone (239 772-7722
Fax (888)) 818-8706
Irene@HWFarm.com
http://www.hwfarm.com

Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold of Cape Coral, FL, does not let boundaries stop here. Her influence and connections extend far beyond the U.S. borders. Originally from Germany, she has created a successful business selecting warmbloods from all over the world and selling them on her web site, often before the potential new owners even lay eyes on the horse. “I will continue to find only the best horses, by screening many video clips and pictures every day and working with a huge network of people in Germany, who support my eyes with hands-on experience to help me pick the right horses for the U.S. market.”

 

Strong German Background Brings Contacts to USA

Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold of HW Farm in Cape Coral has “the eye” that every true horse person yearns for. Her customers have told her numerous times that she has a gift for determining what a horse will be capable of. It becomes more apparent every day as Irene’s business continues to grow and flourish. “I can just see them and know how their front end or their hind end is engaged, how they carry themselves, conformation, ride ability and character as well as other attributes are evaluated, and I can pretty much tell you if this will be a future star or if the horse is just too ‘normal’ for me to have the right to be imported and to get sold to the American market.” Today, HW Farm breeds, imports and sells quality horses, both green mounts as well as trained schoolmasters.

Irene grew up with horses. It all started when her grandfather brought her to vaulting lessons at the age of four at the Reitinstitut von Neindorf in Germany. From there, she graduated to riding under the professional eye of Roland Janson in Bruchsal, Germany. Living in Forst, Germany she was able to see, be educated and work with the Celle Stallions that were stalled up each year for breeding purposes in her home town. This helped her to understand bloodlines and evaluate horses while learning from the best. Irene personally knows many of the stallions that are still found in the modern pedigrees and learned each day from them and other horses. What opened her eyes even more was being at a barn where the trainer was hands-on every single day and helped to explain and correct things.

 

Sales and Breeding Comes Naturally

Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold and Daugher VivienneIn 1997, Irene made the move to the United States. A friend sent her two imported horses in training to photograph and take professional video of, in order to sell them. They were both sold just days after their arrival, as the quality and the price were exactly what the buyers expected. She then imported more and more horses for clients and also her own horses—all carefully selected. She soon started marketing them on her own web site, where they all sold very quickly after being imported. Some of them even sold directly from Germany, just off the web site, before she even got a chance to bring them to Florida. Ninety percent of the horses on her web site sell without the buyers even trying out the horses. This started a domino affect, and before she knew it her skills and competence were circulating in the industry. Her good reputation traveled quickly, mostly by word-of-mouth.

She started personally breeding on her four acres in Cape Coral in 2001 with two pregnant high-scoring States Premium broodmares, which she imported herself. One of them produced EMC Donatella HW (Don Frederico/Weltmeyer), who won all her classes as the youngest horse on the American Hanoverian Inspection in Florida and was champion mare of the day. HW Farm bred ‘Donna’ for a 2007 foal to Samarant (Sandro Hit-Bolero) in hopes of keeping these phenomenal bloodlines. Additionally, Irene imported SPS High Princess (Hohenstein/Donnerhall), a mare entered with a score of nine in the Hanoverian mare book, just two weeks before the stallion His Highness (Hohenstein-Donnerhall) was purchased for 550,000 Euro at an auction. Her mare was in foal to Sandro Hit, which was at that time not a huge name, just an upcoming young stallion and look at him today!

 

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HW Farm, Cape Coral, Florida
Breeding and Brokering Top German Bloodlines

Picking Future Stars - Success at Dressage at Devon

“It’s great to be able to pick and try to predict the future stars. We got rewarded with the huge success that Selten HW (out of SPS High Princess) as a two-year-old had in Devon this year.”

Under the caring hands of Hilltop Farms, Selten was shown and won Reserve Grand Champion of Dressage at Devon, The USDF Breeders Champion for Colts and Geldings, Champion Winner of two-year-old Colts and Geldings, and Best Born in the USA. As an added bonus he was High Point Hanoverian—all in a day’s work for an HW Farm baby.

Another success story, and one of Irene’s proudest accomplishments, is that of Hanoverian gelding Faulkner (Friendship x Wiesenbluete). Irene imported him for his owner, Amanda Bailey after evaluating him in four 20-second video clips.

The pair recently won the FEI four-year-old class at Devon, beating out the 2006 National four-year-old champion. At a recent clinic in Florida, which was by invitation/selection only, Scott Hassler told Faulkner’s owner that he just loved her horse. A few months ago Faulkner placed third after impressing a panel of discriminating judges at the USEF Markel Young Horse Championships. They qualified for the Young Horse Championships at their second show with an impressive 8.36.

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It's A Family Affair - And the Horses Keep Coming!

It’s a family affair at HW Farm. Irene’s devoted husband of over 20 years, Roger, is a go-getter that helps with all aspects of the business. Children, Vivienne and Dain also invest lots of time in the farm and the horses. “In the end, HW Farm would not run as seamless and excellent without all their support.”

This spring, Irene imported a Reggazoni mare and 14-year-old Vivienne collected the ribbons with her. Ramina HW sold to a discriminating rider and breeder who brought her to the Florida American Hanoverian Society inspection this year where she won the mare performance test with phenomenal scores. This is the second year in a row that HW Farm presented the winner for the Florida AHS Inspection—an outstanding task.

“For being a new breeder and now professional broker and importer of horses, this was quite a success, not to forget many, many others who are not mentioned here by name, which I imported and are winning their titles and ribbons right now. I will continue to find only the best horses, by screening many video clips and pictures every day and working with a huge network of people in Germany, who support my eyes with hands-on experience to help me pick the right horses for the U.S. market. It is very hard to find outstanding quality, it always was and it’s not getting easier, but with more experience and each new horse, I am getting pickier and pickier, and only the best will be good enough to come here or to get bred at my barn.”

 

Happy Customers and Happy Horses

Sound confident? It should; Irene knows her stuff and has proven it time and time again. Multiple satisfied customers have purchased horses from Irene based solely on her professional opinion, without even laying their own eyes on them before they write the check. A great example of that total satisfaction and trust would be customer Anne Schmidt.

“I recently bought a horse (Cheenook HW) from Irene after seeing a clip of him on the Internet. He was such a special horse, there was a lot of competition to buy him, so I ended up purchasing him sight unseen—from the clip. I am impressed by him daily. Not only does he have outstanding gaits; he also has an incredible brain. I have yet to meet another horse with such a super mind paired with those gaits. Irene was honest about his training level and temperament. I couldn’t be happier.”

Irene recently invested in an additional 31-acre property and built a new barn and a covered riding arena. She currently has five horses on her property with another five or so out for training. With a brand new facility and expert resources in Germany, HW Farm has nowhere to go but up. “Give it another 1-2 years and there will be lots of horses out there competing from HW Farm.”

“I’d like to let people know, that they can trust my eyes and that I have many customers buying horses sight unseen from me and that they are thrilled with their horses.” Many customers have even told her the horses worked out even better than they had expected.

Check out the HW Farm testimonials and newsflash on their web site at HWfarm.com. Selected Top Quality Horses - always at a fair price – We believe in making dreams come true.

 

Horse Sales LLC,

 Irene Höflich-Wiederhold (managing member)
1110 Del Prado Blvd. South Unit A
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Phone (239) 772-7722
Fax (888) 818-8706
Irene@HWFarm.com
http://www.hwfarm.com