May 19, 2013, more show wins! Congratulations to Mandolyn RVRW and Janay Fetzer for winning Champion Pony halter, Champion youth halter and Best of Show award as well as the riding class! JD Woodward and Tucker won costume class, and 8 and under showmanship as well as taking 2nd and 3rd in his driving classes, driving by himself. Great show, lots of fun!
We also have another beautiful Haflinger for sale! Check out our for sale page!
April 29th, another show, another win! Johnathan Woodward and his fabulous miniature, Tucker won the $100 costume class! Also, Anthony GVS "General" has been sold! Congratulations to Christopher we wish you the best of luck in 4-H this year!
April 5, 2013 We have had our first show of the year! We took Mandolyn RVRW with student Janay Fetzer and Jacque Woodward took 4 year old Authentic Rock MJW to a hunter schooling show the end of March. This was Janay and Mandy's first time showing together and Autie's first riding show ever. Everyone did great! Autie ended up winning his first ever under saddle class with 8 other entries, all Warmblood types! We were very excited!
Authentic Rock MJW (A Rock x Anja SFF) 4 year old gelding
Janay Fetzer with Mandolyn RVRW
The trails have officially opened up and today we spent our first day out on them!
Janay Fetzer on Authentic Rock MJW and Jacque Woodward on Anthony GVS (General) Both geldings are for sale!
Authentic Rock MJW
Anthony GVS (General)
March 12, 2013 Working to update the website. Had a wonderful weekend visiting Tudor Oaks Farm in Barrington Hills IL. Lovely horses and a great time was had by everyone! We thank Tudor Oaks for spending the weekend with us. We looked at all the stallions, broodmares and even got to see the newest imported fillies!
Picture of me with Nordtirol, on loan from Austria to Tudor Oaks Farm. Lovely Gold rated stallion at 17 years old just a wonderful representative of the breed. Holds the Haflinger World Jumping Record of 5'5 at the 2010 World Show.
Also, Mandy is home! We missed her so much and are sure she enjoyed her stay in Florida. Glad to have her back.
We will be starting our show season in a few weeks with a few local shows to get some students out as well as some of our young horses exposure to the horse show experience. Look for photos!!
Here is a photo of a promising gelding Authentic Rock MJW. Lovely four year old gelding born and raised on our farm. Sired by our late Gold rated stallion A Rock and out of Silver rated mare Anja SFF. Both sire and dam were imported. 59 3/4 inches tall. Super personality, very willing and sweet, uncomplicated and tries hard. For sale $3,500 contact us for more information! email@example.com or call 740-829-2735
February 12, 2013 We have had quite the winter! For a family who is normally healthy and never ends up at the doctor, the past few months have been a bit trying. Mike ended up having unplanned back surgery after a disk in his back basically exploded and he had to have the pieces removed. He is now back to work on light duty, but isn't able to lift more than 15 pounds. Then after he was home, our 7 year old son, Johnathan, had emergency trip to Children's hospital to get his appendix removed! Our Haflingers have been out in the big pastures, enjoying some time off while we get everyone healed up and healthy!
January 12, 2013 Hard to believe today it is over 60 degrees! We sent our favorite mare, Mandolyn RVRW to sunny Florida today! She is on loan to some friends who will be using her in combined driving pair. Look for Mandy at all the big shows. We wish everyone the best of luck!
We had three of our colts gelded yesterday. All are doing well. Anyone looking for some nice young stock to work with we have some for sale contact us!
Dec 27, 2012 We are enjoying a fun filled family week during Christmas break! We were happy to have 6+ inches of snow and have spent our time building snow forts and sled riding. The Haflingers are enjoying the time too!
Nov 11, 2012 A great fun filled weekend! We had the All Ohio Show Horse Organization year end banquet, with team Woodward taking home top honors in several divisions! Congrats to everyone! We finished the weekend with a great group trail ride
Ty Woodward, Jacque Woodward, Brittnay Selders, Janay Fetzer and JD Woodward at the All Ohio Show Horse Organization banquet!
October 11, 2012 Last show of the season! Coshocton County Fair! What a great (and long) week! With Mike being on the fair board he was busy all week. Which left us with some great help from Janay Fetzer, mom and stepdad Gwen and Joe Wells, in-laws Dean and Jewel Woodward, Intern Brittnay Selders came home from college for a day and special help with Kate Preston taking vacation from her internship at Walt Disney World to help us show! Johnathan rocked the shows, making us all proud by showing both his miniature horse, Tucker, and his Haflinger, Wiz Bang LMP over 3 different days. JD won pony walk/trot 8 and under. Took 3rd in 8 and under showmanship. He then won miniature youth gelding halter, and also youth miniature driving! Janay Fetzer also had a bang up show taking several seconds and winning her showmanship class on Wednesday! The other Haflingers did well also, with Authentic Rock MJW winning his 3 and under gelding halter class, and one of our yearlings took Reserve Junior Champion, and also Reserve Grand Champion titles!
September 8, 2012 Home from the American Haflinger Registry National Show! Great time! Fun for sure!
Johnathan Woodward Wiz Bang LMP 10 and under Walk/Jog!
August 23, 2012 SO many shows we have missed posting! Stelaka PHHF was named Senior Champion Stallion and Grand Champion Stallion at BOTH Ohio State Fair AND Indiana State Fair! Such an amazing stallion to show in both draft and pleasure classes and WIN!
Abraham (Toby) The Friesian Stallion competed at the Friesian classic in August, taking 2nd in his stallion halter class, and going on to win open pleasure driving as well as open reinsmanship and a 3rd in turnout! Toby ended up being sold after the show, we will miss him so much a talented young horse, we wish his new owners the best of luck!
We also finished our All Ohio Show Horse Organization Show series, and should have a few championship and top 5 placings. We will post once we know for sure! Our show season is winding down, Nationals are a few weeks away, and then we can relax and have fun at our county fair. Several of our young Haflingers have come into the barn to start under saddle. We also sold one of our minis, Ginger, and have our little miniature horse stallion for sale too if anyone is interested! 740-829-2735 firstname.lastname@example.org
July 20, 2012. Home from the New York Gold Classic double judged show! Congratulations to Stelaka PHHF five year old stallion owned by Hendershot Haflingers. 'Steel' Took home Champion Senior Horse honors under both judges. He then took home the coveted Best of Show Award again, under both judges! Such an amazing young stallion. Johnathan Woodward had a great time at the classic with his horse Wiz Bang LMP, winning both the 'kids at the classic 10 and under' halter class and showmanship class and 2nd in both walk trot pleasure and walk trot horsemanship. This earned him co-champion honors for the high point! Congratulations JD and Wiz!
Stelaka PHHF before being named Best of Show JD Woodward showing off his trophies and 'zocks' he won when showing! He wore them ALL weekend! :)
Janay Fetzer had a great show with Wiz Bang LMP also, taking home several ribbons including 1st place Novice rider walk/trot/canter and 2nd in youth English Pleasure with 14 entries!
Mike Woodward won several large driving classes with Mandolyn RVRW and Mandy also won her halter class 6 and over mares!
We also had very sad news with our mare Linde Star MJW whom we lost after an 8 day stay at the hospital. Such a lovely girl, we tried so hard. Rest in peace my beautiful girl.
Happier news is that we brought home a new Haflinger from the Gold Classic! N'Pressive is an outstanding 3 month old stud colt. Sired by Next Level GHJ a stallion we showed a few years ago, and out of Lamosi GGHF, a mare by our La Dot HFB x A Rock, this little guy has pedigree to burn! He will be pastured with our other 2012 Haflinger stud colt Afterschock MJW after he is weaned.
Stud colt N'Pressive sired by Next Level GHJ!
July 7, 2012 Back home from the Buckeye Haflinger Show. Had a great time and our horses did well. Inspection and Classification was held on Friday with two of our mares presented. Marquis MJW was the second highest scoring mare of the day out of 21 horses with 78 points and a high silver rating! Linde MJW was the third high scoring horse of the day with 77 points and another high silver rating! We are very proud and honored to have bred and raised these two amazing mares! Special thanks to Ray Miller for prepping and presenting our mares! All photos are by Frawgbyte photography unless noted.
The rest of the weekend was filled with many ribbons and great times! 4 of our 5 horses were in the championship halter classes and we had lots of new riders and young horses out for a fabulous time!
June 25, 2012 We have sold Marquis MJW. She will be exported out of the country in Oct. We will miss her greatly however wish her new owners all the best! She is an amazing mare and I love her very much!
June 25, 2012 We have been so busy at the shows! Here are some photos from the Feathered Horse Classic, a Gypsy Vanner and Friesian horse show we attended with 4 year old stallion, Abraham aka Toby. Toby took home not only champion stallion honors, but was also named overall supreme champion Friesian, and Overall Driving Champion of all breeds, and reserve overall performance Friesian champion. Needless to say, we had a GREAT show!
May 12, 2012 GREAT time at the Buckeye Miniature Horse Club show! We took only minis this time around.
April 29, 2012 Second horse show in our series this year! Last weekend was the 'first' with a fun show to warm everyone up. This weekend started our season of showing for points. Great group of horses and friends showing this year!
Johnathan Woodward with miniature horse Tucker 1st place open $100 costume class, 4th place 8 and under showmanship, 2nd place open miniature horse driving 34 in and under
Janay Fetzer riding Wiz Bang LMP 3rd place open pony halter, 4th place 9-13 equitation (out of 10 entries!) 2nd place open pony walk/trot
Liz Fetzer and Brittany Selders also rode Wiz to 2nd places and 3rd place finishes respectfully.
Mike Woodward showed Stelakka PHHF 2nd place in open horse halter
Jacque Woodward showed Abraham 'Toby' to a 1st place finish in open horse halter, and 2nd place finish in $100 halter
Jacque also showed Marquis MJW 1st place in open pony walk/trot and Brittany Selders showed Marquis to first place in open pony halter!
April 3, 2012 Cocoa Chanel 'Holly' has a stud colt! 10:22 pm sired by our late gold rated stallion A Rock. So much hope rest on this guys shoulders. His name is Aftershock MJW. Holly was a maiden mare (meaning she had never had a foal before) and she delivered standing up! We are thankful we were there for the delivery to help the foal be delivered safely, and that he was not harmed. Holly has taken well to motherhood and is now taking great care of her little boy.
March 29, 2012 Silver classified mare Laney HFB (Winterschon CCF gold rated x Lesta silver rated)has a filly! 6:30 am sired by our late gold rated stallion, A Rock. Beautiful girl her name is Lasting Legacy MJW.
March 31, 2012 Today we welcomed a great horse to our family. Wiz Bang LMP joined us! This amazing gelding has to many National titles to mention, and has been to numerous Equine Affaire appearances. He is a can do it all type horse. Wiz joins us to take our son, Johnathan safely into the Haflinger show world. Later, he will also show Ty the ropes as well. We thank Craig and Jill Sweeting of Hickory Creek Performance Horses for selling us this wonderful breed ambassador!
March 30, 2012 She's Here!!!! Laney HFB delivered a filly foal this morning at 6:30 am! Such an exciting time for us as this is one of only three A Rock foals that will be arriving in 2012. We have yet to pick out a name for this sweet girl. This is a genetic cross I have working towards for a long time. Gold rated A Rock, with Laney, who herself is Silver rated, who is by the also gold rated stallion Winterschon CCF, and Laney is out of Silver rated mare Lesta, one of the first foundation broodmares in my father in laws herd. Interesting note: 42 years ago today the great Secretariat was born!
March 25, 2012 We are still waiting for our two mares, Laney HFB and Cocoa Chanel to foal! Both girls are 10 days overdue. With our beautiful 80 degree plus days the past week, we thought it was the perfect time for the foals to arrive. We spent the week washing manes and tails, and getting a lot of the spring cleaning done. We received new arena footing a few weeks ago, and it is very nice. Two of the stallions received beauty makeovers an pictures as well! Steleka PFFH 'Steel' and also Abraham 'Toby' were very photogenic for us!
March 9, 2012 We have a new horse at the farm, and he isn't a Haflinger! CDS Pine Lake Eagle (barn name to come shortly) a 28 inch double registered Miniature Horse has a new home with us! I couldn't say no to this beautiful stallion. Who knows what is in store for us with this boy, he will be trained by us and shown in 2012 with in our Buckeye Miniature Horse Club and the All Ohio Show Horse Organization groups. Mainly, we will have fun with him! Other news, our two Haflinger mares, Laney HFB and Cocoa Chanel are due to foal in 2 weeks. There will be only 4 A Rock foals born in 2012, the last of his foals, and we are very anxious and thankful that we have 2 of those foals coming. Our training spots for April are full as well!
February 11, 2012 Congratulations Janet on the purchase of two of our Haflingers, Norm KHH, and Lilly Langtree HFB! Both horses will be picked up mid March to enjoy their new home in PA! Good luck in the 2012 show season!
We also wish to welcome Mystical Jewel MJW back into our barn. Jewel will be on our 2012 showstring. A full sister to Marquis MJW, sired by A Rock out of our Mandolyn RVRW, this filly is owned by the Durouse family and will be staying with us!
February 2, 2012
Amazingly warm weather in Ohio! We hit 62 degrees this week! Lots of mud, but sun and warmer weather we can handle! Everyone is doing well! We had our first show of 2012 two weeks ago. Arena Drive Trial in Sullivan, Ohio. We took 5 horses, Mandolyn RVRW moved up to preliminary with Mike Woodward. The pair won their dressage and cones, however a slip up in hazards took them to 2nd place overall.
Marquis MJW and Jacque Woodward took participated in their first ADT, taking 4th overall in the training level single pony division. This was the largest class with 10 entries!
Miniature horses, Belle and Tucker had new drivers as the weather turned bad and Gwen and Johnathan were not able to come up to compete. Duane Stutzman took Belle to WIN the VSE division (Very Small Equine) and Liz Fetzer drover her first horse ever, with Tucker and took 5th in the same division!
A student of ours, Janay Fetzer, came along with us and took her miniature horse, Houdini, and the pair earned 4th in the VSE division, and WON the youth division!
A great start for 2012! Also, Woodward Performance Haflingers is now on Facebook! Just search for us!!!
Dec 30, 2011 Wishing everyone a wonderful new year! May 2012 be filled with wonderful Haflinger horses and great friends!
We would like to welcome 2 new additions to the farm and say goodbye to an old friend.
Our wonderful Haflinger Newsline of Hylite passed away Dec 24, 2011. He was an amazing hitch horse, who won so many classes we can't even count. He taught a lot of people how to drive and show, including myself. He took me to my first Haflinger Show, and also gave me my first Draft women's cart class trophy at the Ohio State Fair. Retired from showing after getting cataracts in his eyes, News had a wonderful retirement on our 80 acres, taking care of the young foals, and watching over his herd of mares.
Our 2 new additions are miniature horses, 'Ginger' and 'Little Bit'. Both are Class 'A' Miniature horses. We really enjoy the miniature horses for the kids to play with and think that 2012 will be filled with lots of costume classes! Both minis will be trained to drive this winter!
December 13, 2011 Congratulations to everyone who attended the Buckeye Miniature Horse Club annual banquet last weekend!
December 8, 2011 We are busy with Mandolyn RVRW and Marquis MJW providing carriage rides at beautiful Roscoe Village in Coshocton, Ohio the first three Saturdays in Dec. visit www.roscoevillage.com for more information. Some new pictures of 'Toby' the 3 year old Freisian Stallion here in training with us taken 12-8-2011
November 14, 2011 The All Ohio Horse Show Organization held their year end awards banquet this past weekend. It was a great time, and a well run, well attended event. Our farm was recognized for several year end awards
Johnathan and Tucker were (of course) our highlight of the evening. They came away with 3rd place overall in small fry showmanship 8 and under, and then 4th place in the OPEN miniature horse pleasure driving 34 and under. They competed and placed in the OPEN driving pleasure against all the adults! Congratulations JD and Tucker!
1st open pleasure driving 38 to 58 inches
2nd overall Pony halter 58 inches and under
5th open miniature halter 34-38 inches
5th open miniature pleasure driving 34-38 inches
Johnathan Woodward and Tucker
3rd small fry showmanship 8 and under
4th OPEN miniature horse pleasure driving 34 inches and under
November 7, 2011. In just ten days, we went from announcing our show season was over, to perhaps not quite yet. We have found a winter show series that we may be attending with the training horses, and some young riders. We will keep this site updated with more information! I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to everyone who has called, emailed, or sent cards sending condolences on the passing of our beloved stallion, A Rock. We do have two of our own mares bred to him for 2012, along with two other mares as well. We have had much concern from people as to if we are getting out of the Haflinger breed. After 35 years of the family being involved with Haflingers, the answer is no, we are not getting out of the breed. We will continue to train and show Haflinger Horses, however we will not be standing any stallions for 2012.
October 27, 2011 Our show season for 2011 is officially over. We ended our season by prepping and showing 2 weanling fillies for the herd dispersal sale for Golden Gait Haflinger Farm, Dr. Kevin Edwards. We also took the stallion, Next Level GHJ to the auction for him along with his fillies. It is always sad to see a breeder get out of the Haflinger breed, this farm will be greatly missed. The two fillies showed well in the American Haflinger Registry Futurity, placing 2nd and 4th in classes out of 11 horses.
We now welcome the four year old ST line stallion Stelaka PHHF. He was part of Golden Gait Haflinger Farm herd dispersal, and was purchased by Hendershot Haflingers, Chuck Hendershot of New York. We brought him home from the sale with us last week. 'Steel' as he will be called in the barn, has settled in quickly, and is quite a calm, and lovely boy. A high silver rating with 79 points, and standing 60 inches tall (15 hands) Steel has brought new interest to me personally after the passing our stallion A Rock. He will be in training with us for the remainder of the year both under saddle and driving, and will be on our 2012 show string. Please check back for more information on this exciting young stallion!
Other News; Congratulations to Kate Preston! Kate has worked for us for the past three years. She has accepted a position with Walt Disney World Resort in Florida from Feb 2012-Aug 2012. While she will be missing foaling season, and most of show season, she has promised to come back and finish college here in Ohio! We wish Kate the best of luck, we are going to have an impossible time trying to find someone to fill her boots!
Sire: Standard of Excellence TOF Dam: Maserata TOF
Owned by Hendershot Haflingers, New York
October 7, 2011 It is with the heaviest of hearts that I announce the passing of my beloved stallion, A Rock. He left us on August 5th, 2011, as I was unable to save him. I am still not able to talk about his passing, and I apologize to all of my clients, friends, and Haflinger owners and lovers whom I have not told. Until now, only family knew of his passing, so no one is to feel neglected or left out for not being told.
To all who had the pleasure to see him, you know what a loss this is to the Haflinger world. To those who have a son or daughter from him, go to the barn and give them a hug and know that you have something special. There will never be another who I will have the connection as I did with him, he truly was one of a kind. Please remember him.
Left- A Rock at the Ohio Equine Affaire Right- A Rock and I showing at the AHR National Show in reining
I was never so proud of A Rock and I as when we competed at the National Show in Hunter over Fences classes. My western pleasure horse became the perfect partner with me in our over fences classes and we worked for a year on jumping. Of all the championships I have ever won on any horse, my second place ribbon in our class still means more to me than any championship or award because we did the absolute best we could do, he gave me his entire heart, trust, and confidence, and he carried me through the course with all the lead changes and correct take off spots with the grace and athleticism only A Rock could bring to the ring. We were completely together and as one.
My true all around performance horse. This is what I hope all our Haflingers can achieve, the heart, ambition, trainability, talent, trust, and love with just enough orneriness' to keep it interesting.