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The Westphalian is a German warmblood sports horse. Choosing to buy a Westphalian is a good option for the ambitious rider. The studbook has existed since 1888, and the Westphalian has evolved over time into a breed that is firmly established at Olympic level. It rates extremely highly in the world rankings of the major equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage and eventing. Breeders and producers who sell a Westphalian have confidence that their horse is a true performance horse, thanks to the very strict standards that apply to the breed.

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Westphalian, Mare, Foal (02/2022), Gray
F: AVIADOR | MF: ROH MAGIC
Eventing - Jumping - Dressage
DE-33428
Harsewinkel
€6,500
~ $6,856 Negotiable
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1 / 5
Westphalian, Gelding, 13 years, 16.1 hh, Gray
F: CAPILANO (HOLST) | MF: ATTILA
Jumping - Leisure - Dressage
DE-59581
Warstein
price range €5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,274 to $10,548
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Eye-catcher
1 / 4
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Westphalian, Mare, Foal (04/2022), Bay-Dark
F: RAVEN | MF: HAMPTON
Dressage
DE-49586
Neuenkirchen
price range €5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,274 to $10,548
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Eye-catcher
1 / 12
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Westphalian, Mare, Foal (04/2022), Chestnut-Red
F: VAINQUEUR | MF: LAURIES CRUSADOR XX
Dressage
DE-33177
Borchen/Etteln
price range €5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,274 to $10,548
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Westphalian, Mare, 12 years, 16 hh, Bay-Dark
F: Heartbreaker | MF: Grannus
Jumping - Breeding
DE-48157
Münster-Handorf
Price on request
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Westphalian, Mare, 1 year, 17.1 hh, Brown
F: CLEAR HEART | MF: CHACCO BLUE
Jumping
DE-72587
Römerstein
price range €10,000 to €15,000
price range ~$10,548 to $15,822
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Westphalian, Mare, 13 years, 16.2 hh, Black
F: SWAROVSKI | MF: FÜRST HEINRICH
Dressage - Breeding - Leisure
DE-48157
Münster
€45,000
~ $47,467 Negotiable
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Westphalian, Gelding, 4 years, Chestnut-Red
F: PR.H. BARON | MF: FLORESTAN I
Dressage
DE-48163
Münster
€22,000
~ $23,206 Negotiable
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Westphalian, Mare, Foal (04/2022), Brown
F: FINISHING TOUCH WARESLAGE | MF: SHEIKH IT
Jumping
DE-51597
Morsbach
€7,000
~ $7,384
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Westphalian, Gelding, 11 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: DYLANO | MF: FIDERTANZ
Dressage
Dennis Ripphoff
DE-49429
Visbek
price range €40,000 to €100,000
price range ~$42,193 to $105,482
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Golden
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Westphalian, Gelding, 3 years, 16.1 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: SIR HEINRICH | MF: RICCIO
Dressage - Eventing - Leisure
Gestüt Rickhof
DE-41751
Viersen
€45,000
~ $47,467 Negotiable
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Golden
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Westphalian, Mare, 6 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: STAKKATO GOLD | MF: SANDRO SONG
Jumping
Zucht- und Reitbetrieb André Plath
DE-23999
Insel Poel
price range €25,000 to €40,000
price range ~$26,371 to $42,193
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Golden
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Westphalian, Gelding, 12 years, Chestnut-Red
F: LESPOIR | MF: DONATELLI
Dressage - Jumping
Haus Alaquint Reitsport GmbH
DE-40822
Mettmann
€1,500
~ $1,582 Negotiable
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Golden
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Westphalian, Mare, 8 years, 16.3 hh, Black
F: GANYMEDES | MF: PIK LABIONICS (HANN.)
Dressage - Jumping
DE-59069
Hamm
€16,000
~ $16,877 Negotiable
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Golden
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Westphalian, Mare, 4 years, 16.2 hh, Bay-Dark
F: FÜRST ROMANCIER | MF: SIR DONNERHALL
Dressage - Breeding - Jumping - Leisure
Joline Durand
DE-48477
Hörstel
€35,000
~ $36,919 Negotiable
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Golden
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Westphalian, Gelding, 3 years, 15.2 hh, Bay-Dark
F: Diamond First | MF: LAUDABILIS
Dressage
DE-49838
Handrup
price range €5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,274 to $10,548
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Westphalian, Stallion, Foal (05/2022), Brown
F: MORRICONE
Dressage
DE-37586
Dassel
price range €2,500 to €5,000
price range ~$2,637 to $5,274
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Platinum
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Westphalian, Gelding, 3 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: SIR HEINRICH | MF: ESCOLAR
Dressage - Leisure
DE-48231
Warendorf
price range €25,000 to €40,000
price range ~$26,371 to $42,193
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Golden
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Westphalian, Gelding, 5 years, 16.2 hh
F: BELISSIMO M | MF: DARTAGNAN
Dressage - Eventing - Jumping - Leisure
Fohlenfreunde Sportpferde
DE-49377
Vechta
€8,500
~ $8,966
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Platinum
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Westphalian, Mare, Foal (04/2022), Chestnut-Red
F: VAINQUEUR | MF: LAURIES CRUSADOR XX
Dressage
Sandra Weritz
DE-33177
Borchen/Etteln
price range €5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,274 to $10,548
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Westphalian, Mare, Foal (05/2022), Brown
F: VAINQUEUR | MF: RICCIONE
Dressage
Sandra Weritz
DE-33178
Borchen
price range €5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,274 to $10,548
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Westphalian, Mare, Foal (05/2022), Chestnut-Red
F: ESTOBAR NRW | MF: ALABASTER (HANN)
Dressage - Breeding
Sandra Weritz
DE-33178
Borchen
price range €5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,274 to $10,548
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Westphalian, Mare, 1 year, 17.1 hh, Brown
F: CLEAR HEART | MF: CHACCO BLUE
Jumping
DE-72587
Römerstein
price range €10,000 to €15,000
price range ~$10,548 to $15,822
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Westphalian, Mare, 6 years, Brown
F: BALOUNITO | MF: ARPEGGIO (WESTF)
Jumping - Dressage
Heike Eiling
DE-46359
Heiden
price range €15,000 to €25,000
price range ~$15,822 to $26,370
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Platinum
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Westphalian, Mare, 7 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: BALOUS DIAMOND | MF: FRIEDENSTRAUM I (WESTF)
Jumping - Dressage
Heike Eiling
DE-46359
Heiden
Price on request
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Platinum
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Westphalian, Mare, 7 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: AMANTINUS DREAM | MF: BALOUS BELLINI
Jumping - Dressage
Heike Eiling
DE-46359
Heiden
price range €10,000 to €15,000
price range ~$10,548 to $15,822
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Westphalian, Stallion, 2 years, 16.2 hh, Gray
F: CORNADO 2 | MF: ALMANZOR L
Breeding - Jumping
PL-10-691
OLSZTYN
price range €10,000 to €15,000
price range ~$10,548 to $15,822
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Westphalian, Mare, 4 years, 16.1 hh, Bay-Dark Dressage - Jumping - Leisure
Dieter Dederichs
DE-53947
Nettersheim
€18,000
~ $18,987
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Platinum
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Westphalian, Gelding, 5 years, 17 hh, Brown Jumping - Leisure - Dressage
Dieter Dederichs
DE-53947
Nettersheim
€11,500
~ $12,130
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Use and characteristics of the Westphalian

Power, scope and elasticity are the strengths of the Westphalian. Breeding has concentrated on producing a superior riding horse, long-lined and active with outstanding paces. Even-temper and willingness are other features of the breed that are highly-rated among equestrians who buy a Westphalian. The horses are between 15.2 hands (62 inches/157 cm) and 17.2 hands (70 inches/178 cm) high. They weigh up to 1300lb (512 kg). No colours are debarred, but their coats tend to be solid bay, black, chestnut or grey. Youngstock that are accepted at the official show will be branded with a shield and letter “W”, making their origin clear when breeders sell a Westphalian.

Origin and history of breeding Westphalian horses

As the location of not only the state stud of Warendorf, but also of many major equestrian centres, Westphalia is one of Germany’s most important producers of warmblood horses. In fact, the Westphalian Stud Book is second only to that of Hanoverians in numbers of registered horses. The Prussian King Frederick William I founded a stud at Warendorf to improve horse breeding in Westphalia and Rhineland. The foundation stallions were Trakehner types, a breed created by Frederick William I from Thoroughbreds, Arabs and other strains of horse at Trakehnen in East Prussia. These were some of the finest cavalry horses of the time. During the 19th century, Warendorf, now a state stud, began to produce medium and heavyweight draught horses with strong input from East Friesian and Oldenburg stallions. For a time in the 20th century, the Rhenish Cold Blood dominated the stud at Wickrath and was also influential on the horses produced at Warendorf. During the 1950s, with increasing interest in sports horses, stallions and mares of the neighbouring Hanoverian breed, as well as Thoroughbreds, were used to begin the breeding of the Westphalian horse as it is known today. This excellent all-rounder is somewhat larger and heavier than the Hanoverian. Rigorous testing of potential breeding stock begins at a young age, to ensure the quality of the Westphalian horse is maintained. This is a long-established process, since it has been going on since the creation of the first Westphalian studbook in 1888, and the breed organisation began even earlier, in the 1820s. The standards are based on proven performance, just as they were in the early 1900s when stallions of the breed were expected to prove their worth as both saddle and plough horses! Today, however, the stallions prove their potential as all-round sports horses.

Westphalians in equestrianism

The first major success for the breed was in the 1978 World Show Jumping Championships, which were won by the Westphalian Roman. In the 1980s, the Westphalian Fire won international show jumping events, while Ahlerich, possibly the most famous representative of the breed, excelled at dressage, winning the dressage gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. Since then Westphalians have been consistent winners of both individual and team Olympic gold medals.

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