HWfarm's U.S. Bred Selten HW Makes Olympic Journey to Rio!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
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Selten HW, Denmark, Rio Olympics, Anders Dahl, HWfarm

Selten HW, bred by HWfarm, is headed to the Rio Olympic Games with Anders Dahl representing Denmark. (Photo: Rui Pedro Godinho)

HWfarm - where the Olympics meet happy customers! Selten HW, bred by Irene Hoeflich-Wiederhold of HWfarm is American bred and raised and now he is proudly qualified for the Rio Olympic Games! Selten HW started out his huge career, at just 2-years-old, at the prestigious Dressage at Devon show winning the titles of Reserve Grand Champion of Dressage at Devon, the USDF Breeders Champion award for colts and geldings, Champion of the 2-year-old class, best Born in the USA and High Point Hanoverian!

At just 3-years-old, he was named Oldenburg Champion stallion. From there Selten HW sold to Pan Am rider Elizabeth Ball where he got the start on his huge journey and to get prepared for his international future. Selten HW began an historic achievement in 2008 by winning the 4-year-old Young Horse Championships with Michael Bragdell in the saddle and then wrapped up the Triple Crown accomplishment after winning both the 5 and 6-year-old Young Horse Championships (2009/2010), with his owner/rider, Elizabeth Ball in the saddle.

Selten HW, Denmark, Rio Olympics, Anders Dahl, HWfarm

Selten HW and Anders Dahl (Photo: Rui Pedro Godinho)

The only horse in the history and up to today, who won it 3 times in a row, an unmatched series of victories then and he kept them coming.

He was sold for Euro 500,000, being the highest price horse up to day, at the Elite Auction in the Netherlands, luckily being purchased by no other, than his current rider Anders Dahl (Danish Olympic team member), husband of Fiona Bigwood (Olympic team member UK). With his new partner, Selten HW was undefeated in 2014 with scores even up in the 80’s in Spain. At their debut at Intermediare-I, Selten HW went undefeated, winning 4 out of 4 classes, with spectacular comments from the judges in Spain including: "New star on the horizon", "what a horse", "remarkable horse" and so on.

He continued his victories in the UK and by the end of the year, competed against Woodlander Farouche and earned the title Horse Of The Year Champion.

Selten HW, Denmark, Rio Olympics, Anders Dahl, HWfarm

HWfarms Selten HW performing with rider Andres Dahl (Photo: Rui Pedro Godinho)

Wow - you think that would be phenomenal already, Anders Dahl says: “He’s the best horse I’ve ever sat on, with so much power and capacity, he can do everything!”

Yes, well said Anders! Now, in 2016, the pair is qualified to go to the Rio Olympics, what a milestone. We wish them all the best, can’t wait what the future will hold!!!

In addition to have bred this sensational, international wonder horse, HWfarm continues to have happy customers and to sell horses worldwide. Here is one of the many success stories, that can be found under testimonials on www.HWfarm.com - just one of many, enjoy and get in contact with www.HWfarm.com to secure your next super horse!