What to Expect at Auction

Besides a vast array of talented horses, what else can you expect to see and experience at our auctions?

Our goal is to provide you with exceptional service and support throughout.  Our English speaking team of riders, trainers and sales staff will co-ordinate everything for you so your only responsibility is to find the perfect horse!

Catalogues with DVDs will be sent out  to you from one month prior to auction day and all of our auction horses can be viewed on this website 1 month prior to each auction.

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For those of you who wish to attend the auction in person,  we suggest you plan a few days prior to attend our Preview Days in which you can ride any of the horses you may have selected from the catalogue.  Full X-rays and vetting report are provided for each horse.  Your may start this process  with a viewing of the  Preview Parade so you can see all the horses in live action. 

On Auction eve our team and local talent present a fantastic Equestrian Gala in our auction stadium with guest visits from local stars and the NRW State Stud, past auction candidates and a parade of all state and national breed champions including our famous Draft Horses, Ponies  and Haflingers.  The stands are packed with local fans enjoying local food and free beer!

On the Sunday, our Auctions begin at 2PM after you have enjoyed a hot lunch in our spacious and luxurious viewing gallery.   There can be anywhere from 20 - 65 lots depending on which auction and what time of year.  As a guest of the Westfalen Club you will be ringside in the VIP section with refreshments and your bidding paddle.

Our sales team is there to help you with any extra information you may require about the horses you may be considering bidding upon.

Our famed auctioneer,  Mr. Bernd Richter, speaks clearly and gives everyone plenty of time to consider their bids while the digital bidding board clearly lists all bids in dollars, sterling and euros.

Remote bids are welcome also by telephone and the auction can be followed by our live streaming system with www.clipmyhorse.de.  Our ringside telephone operators will place calls to you when your pre-selected horses come up for bidding and participate on your behalf and under your instructions by phone. 

A successful bid means some paperwork for you to complete to arrange funds transfer and discussion with our Sales team about transfers or further stabling or training at the Westfalen Breeders’ Stables.  We will be there to guide you throughout the entire process.  You can be photographed with you new horse and we will give you  travel boots and a halter to ship him on.

We will offer for sale some wonderful cooling rugs at  a new owner discount price as well as saddle pads, jackets and other Westphalian shop items. Check out our Fan Shop


Should you have any further questions or wish to receive an auction catalogue please contact our sales team.


We offer you a selection of hotels we recommend in the area.  We suggest you make a reservation at least 2 weeks in advance prior to your visit.

Distance from Handorf




3 km

Romantikhotel Hof zur Linde, MS Handorf



3 km

Hotel Eyncks Deutscher Vater, Ms Handorf



4 km

Hotel Wersetürm’ken,Ms Handorf



6 km

Hotel Windsor,Münster



7 km

Hotel Europa, Münster



15 km

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