Breeding for Success
For over 100 years the Westphalian mare has laid the foundation for quality and success in the Westphalian Stud Book. To select the best quality of 3 and 4 year old mares from our region, an annual Elite show is held at Handorf, one for riding and draft horses, one for ponies. In a final ceremony, all owners, breeders and of course the mares are honored with awards.
Many of our State Premium Mares and their offspring have produced outstanding results and confirm that the Westphalian Breeder’s association has built a successful foundation upon which to realize our growing success nationally and internationally.