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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, Stallion, 2 years, Brown
F: HICKSTEAD WHITE | MF: ASKARI
Jumping - Eventing - Mating - Dressage
Sportpferde Bruhns
DE-19309
Gadow
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~£4,241 to £8,482
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Westphalian, Gelding, 9 years, 17 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: STOLZENBERG | MF: PRINZ WILHELM
Jumping - Hunting - Leisure - Dressage
Sportpferde-Schmidt GmbH
DE-48317
Drensteinfurt
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~£4,241 to £8,482
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Westphalian, Mare, 6 years, 16.1 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: DIATHAGO | MF: CANTERBURY
Jumping - Hunting - Eventing - Hunter
Sportpferde-Schmidt GmbH
DE-48317
Drensteinfurt
€25,000
~ £21,205 Negotiable
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Westphalian, Mare, 5 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: BORSALINO | MF: STALYPSO
Dressage - Breeding - Leisure
Reitschule Berger
DE-41751
Viersen
€15,000 to €25,000
price range ~£12,723 to £21,205
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Westphalian, Mare, 2 years, Bay-Dark
F: ZOOM | MF: PRIKARN MIRO
Dressage
DE-53809
Ruppichteroth
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~£4,241 to £8,482
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Westphalian, Gelding, 4 years, 16 hh, Brown
F: VAN GOCH | MF: FOR KEEPS
Dressage - Jumping
DE-50226
Frechen
€15,000 to €25,000
price range ~£12,723 to £21,205
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Westphalian, Mare, 3 years, Brown
F: SIR HEINRICH | MF: LANCIANO
Dressage - Jumping
DE-51545
Waldbröl
€15,000 to €25,000
price range ~£12,723 to £21,205
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Westphalian, Gelding, 11 years, 16.2 hh, Bay
F: DETROIT | MF: AKUT (HANN)
Dressage
NL-9078VP
Friesland
€25,000
~ £21,205 Negotiable
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Westphalian, Mare, 4 years, 16 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: ZOOM | MF: DON BEDO I
Dressage - Breeding
DE-59077
Hamm
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Westphalian, Gelding, 5 years, 16.1 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: BORSALINO | MF: WELTMEYER
Dressage - Eventing - Leisure
DE-27283
Verden (Aller)
€12,000
~ £10,178 Negotiable
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Westphalian, Mare, 12 years, 16.1 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: CHICOS SON | MF: BELTAIN
Jumping - Dressage
DE-29308
Winsen (Aller)
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,482 to £12,723
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Westphalian, Stallion, Foal (05/2022), 16.3 hh, Smoky-Black
F: SKY | MF: DANONE I
Dressage - Eventing
Mery Kellner
DE-95239
Zell
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~£4,241 to £8,482
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Westphalian, Gelding, 5 years, 16.2 hh, Bay-Dark
F: CAVTAT PKZ | MF: STAKKATO
Jumping - Eventing
Elisabeth Mallert
DE-21244
Buchholz in der Nordheide
€25,000 to €40,000
price range ~£21,205 to £33,928
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Westphalian, Mare, 4 years, 16.1 hh
F: BALOUNITO | MF: FLORESTAN I
Jumping - Hunter - Dressage
Vanessa Potrafke
DE-46359
Heiden
€20,000
~ £16,964 Negotiable
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Westphalian, Mare, 12 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: BALOUS BELLINI | MF: POTSDAM
Jumping
Vanessa Potrafke
DE-46359
Heiden
€33,000
~ £27,990 Negotiable
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Westphalian, Gelding, 4 years, 16.1 hh, Bay-Dark
F: CHICOS BOY | MF: CON AIR
Dressage - Jumping - Leisure
DE-48268
Greven
€15,000 to €25,000
price range ~£12,723 to £21,205
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Westphalian, Mare, Foal (04/2022), Brown
F: CHACFLY PS | MF: BALOU DU ROUET
Jumping - Dressage
DE-59505
Bad Sassendorf
€8,000
~ £6,786 Negotiable
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Westphalian, Mare, Foal (03/2022), Brown
F: ZINEDREAM | MF: CRISTALLO I
Jumping - Leisure
DE-59505
Bad Sassendorf
€7,500
~ £6,361 Negotiable
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Westphalian, Stallion, Foal (04/2022), Chestnut-Red
F: DIATHAGO | MF: SOLID GOLD
Jumping - Dressage
DE-59505
Bad Sassendorf
€8,000
~ £6,786 Negotiable
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Westphalian, Mare, Foal (04/2022), Brown
F: ZOOM | MF: FLASHDANCE
Dressage
DE-59505
Bad Sassendorf
€8,500
~ £7,210
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Westphalian, Mare, Foal (04/2022), Brown
F: CORNADO NRW | MF: CORONINO (HOLST)
Jumping - Dressage
DE-59505
Bad Sassendorf
€8,500
~ £7,210 Negotiable
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Westphalian, Stallion, Foal (03/2022), Brown
F: ZINEDREAM | MF: TAKE A CHANCE
Jumping - Dressage
DE-59505
Bad Sassendorf
€7,500
~ £6,361 Negotiable
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Westphalian, Mare, 7 years, 16 hh, Brown
F: CONTACT VD HEFFINCK | MF: CALIDO I
Jumping
DE-72229
Rohrdorf
€50,000
~ £42,410
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Westphalian, Gelding, 3 years, 16 hh, Bay-Dark
F: DE ANGELO | MF: SIR DONNERHALL
Dressage
DE-41061
Mönchengladbach
€22,500
~ £19,084 Negotiable
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Westphalian, Mare, 11 years, 16.3 hh, Gray-Dapple Jumping - Dressage
DE-85757
Karlsfeld
€15,000 to €25,000
price range ~£12,723 to £21,205
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Westphalian, Stallion, Foal (05/2022)
F: GOLDBERG | MF: CENNIN
Dressage
Sandra Weritz
DE-33178
Borchen
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~£4,241 to £8,482
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Westphalian, Mare, Foal (05/2022), Brown
F: VAINQUEUR | MF: RICCIONE
Dressage
Sandra Weritz
DE-33178
Borchen
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~£4,241 to £8,482
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Westphalian, Mare, Foal (04/2022), Chestnut-Red
F: VAINQUEUR | MF: LAURIES CRUSADOR XX
Dressage
Sandra Weritz
DE-33177
Borchen/Etteln
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~£4,241 to £8,482
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Westphalian, Mare, 4 years, 16 hh, Black
F: DESPERADOS (HANNOVERANER) | MF: SANDRO HIT
Dressage - Breeding - Eventing - Leisure
DE-41468
Neuss
€18,000
~ £15,268
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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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