We had a great experience buying our horse through Stal Wilten. They were upfront and completely accurate about the capabilities and characteristics of the horse. We thoroughly vetted him remotely and by video and the horse arrived exactly as described. We will look to Stal Wilten first for our future imports. Fantastic experience.
Roy Wilten patiently worked with us to find our perfect large pony. While the pony was only four, you could see the quality of the movement and jump from the first video. I was new to importing, so Roy worked with me and answered my (numerous!) questions in a candid manner. My eleven year old daughter has been able to ride him and is enjoying the process of turning a green pony into a star. We would absolutely work with Roy in the future and hope to do so!
We purchased Chacco’s Love RW in March of 2022 for a 10 year old rider. Throughout the whole process Roy was determined to find the perfect first horse for a young girl coming off a pony. Throughout the process he was very straight forward and always shared his professional opinion and was insistent on what he thought would be the perfect fit. The whole process was seamless. He is extremely thorough and always has the horses best interest at heart. Chacco has been with us for a little over 2 months and he is exactly what we were told we … Read More
Roy has a great eye for quality and coupled with his experience he is able to provide a selection of horses to suit any riders needs
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We have purchased multiple horses from Roy Wilten, all of the horses were accurately represented and through the process Roy was fully transparent. The quality of the horses have exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend Roy as a source for finding your next equine partner.
I have bought many horses from Roy over the years. Every client and customer has been incredibly happy with their purchase and transaction! The horses are exactly as described and always exceed our expectations. I have had the pleasure to be able to visit Stal Wilten and I have nothing but great things to say about the training, care, and development of these European horses for the US market. Roy takes his time with each one once they come into the barn and makes sure each and every horse checks all the boxes before he puts his legacy behind them.
Roy was fantastic to deal with during my horse shopping process. He knew exactly what I wanted and got me that. He was always available throughout the process and even after my horse arrived in North America. I truly appreciate his honesty and fair dealings. Thanks, Roy and Stal Wilten!
Roy Wilten of Stal Wilten exceeded any expectations I had of buying a young horse, abroad, off a video. Roy was straight-forward, extremely communicative and attended to all of my requests (additional videos, x-rays, etc) in a prudent manner. The horse arrived in beautiful condition, and was represented exactly how he was perceived. Roy and I have continued to stay in touch, as I believe he shares a genuine interest in all of the horses he sells and strongly wants them to succeed, regardless of the level or discipline. Roy is someone who I would 100% do repeat business with, … Read More
I have bought many horses from Roy over the last few years. His horses are always everything he says they will be! He has a nice facility in Holland where the horses are well prepared and ready to walk into the show ring upon arrival in the US. I have a few Stal Wilten horses at my farm that are always everyone’s favorites.
I wanted to take an opportunity to send a heartfelt endorsement and thank you to Roy Wilten, his family and his Netherlands horse sale barn “Stal Wilten”. It is a rare privilege and honor to have the opportunity to recommend someone who demonstrates the utmost in integrity, quality and professionalism. Stal Wilten stands by their product and reputation implicitly.
I met Roy and made my first trip out to Stal Wilten in 2018. When I arrived, I was amazed at the facility (which is Horse Disneyland), excellent horse care, and professional sale photos and videos. The entire experience was lovely and Roy couldn’t have been more welcoming.
I am very pleased to add a horse as talented as Seoul to my team. He has all the qualities it takes to be a top performance horse and knows when it is time to get the job done. He is a valuable addition to my stable. Thank you Stal Wilten for discovering this horse.
We purchased the horse Gatsby from Stal Wilten and couldn’t be happier. Gatsby is exactly the horse that Stal Wilten represented to us. Exactly! They made sure he traveled to us well and have continued contact to make sure we are happy with our horse. Gatsby is a top quality horse!! Stal Wilten is a class act and would purchase a horse from them in a heartbeat!
Thank you Stal Wilten for discovering a superstar like User ID. Not only does this horse show extreme focus and quality on course, but his willingness to please is undeniable. The scope and technique he exhibits throughout each course has taken us to many victories in our time together so far. I look forward to strengthening my partnership in future competitions with User ID as well as continuing my relationship with Roy and the rest of Stal Wilten given their keen eye for talented horses.
It can be a daunting prospect to buy a horse off a video a continent away, but what put me at ease was the confidence I had in dealing with Stal Wilten. Their professionalism turned out to match their exceptional reputation. When I saw the high quality videos of Mosaic I knew I had to have him, and Roy Wilten made everything for the purchase streamlined and easy, from addressing all my questions, to handling the full vetting process, financial transactions, and shipping coordination. When Mosaic arrived a few days later he was in “show ring” condition and was exactly … Read More
When I saw Hercules for the first time nearly three years ago in the Netherlands, I never imagined it could turn out to be such a success story. The first year, when he was four, we quietly built him up. The second year we sporadically participated with him in competitions because we were already convinced the stallion had incredible quality. At this time, he only had one rail down per show season, something I had never seen in a young horse. When he turned six, we decided to enter the Stallion Competition against the best horses in Belgium. This was … Read More
In December of 2013 my husband Fred Schauder and daughter Emma traveled to Holland to look at few horses at Stal Wilten. We were looking for a horse for an adult woman to do the hunters and equitation. Roy Wilten made the trip for them memorable and productive. He arranged their travel plans so it made it easy for them to get to the farm. The farm was professionally run and quite organized. Once there he showed them a nice group of horses and Emma had a chance to sit on them over two days. They picked a chestnut gelding … Read More
I bought my horse Reunited – “Squishy” (Breezer) from Stal Wilten last December and I LOVE him! For my first european trip Stal Wilten made the whole experience from the travels and to the horse hunt unforgettable! Roy Wilten, representative of Stal Wilten, organized the hotel, set up the itinerary and orchestrated multiple barn destinations. Once I decided to purchase Reunited, Roy organized the vetting and the import process. I am so thankful for Stal Wilten and its team’s ability to find the perfect jumper for me.
Thank you to Stal Wilten for making our horse buying experience extremely unique, easy and special. Roy is professional and committed to finding the best horse no matter how hard the search! The quality of horses is only exceeded by the attention to detail and commitment they put forth in making the buying experience one of a kind! Can’t wait for the next shopping trip!
I first met Roy Wilten in the spring of 2012. Upon finding his website, I contacted him regarding an upcoming horse shopping trip we were taking to Germany/Holland. My colleague and I were taking 5 clients on a 10 day horse shopping trip looking to purchase 8-12 horses. The horses we were looking for were hunters, jumpers and equitation horses.
Roy, I’d like to thank you for selling me such a nice horse. He is exactly what you said he’d be and arrived here in excellent condition. He is the quality every American Hunter rider searches for. Thanks again and I look forward to doing business with you in the future.
I have known The Wilten Family for many years now and have bought many successful hunters and jumpers from them. I love that they really care about all the horses, want them all to be successful, and get the best home possible. I enjoy being a part of Stal Wilten and I will continue to do business with them in the future.
Yesterday we received a lovely book of your horses including our new Cappello from you as gift. I wanted to take a moment and thank you for making the purchase of our horse Top Hat (Cappello) from you an easy, stress free experience. As you know I was pretty nervous about buying a horse for my daughter that we never even laid eyes on through someone with which we had never done business in another country! We gave you a budget that had to be all inclusive of the horse and transportation to the United States and then to our … Read More
I wish I would have known about Stal Wilten two years ago when we drove thousands of miles through Germany and Belgium unsuccessfully looking for a hunter for our daughter. We ended up importing a horse our trainer showed us in a video and after unsuccessfully trying to turn him into a hunter ended up being a great jumper.
I want to thank Roy Wilten and Stal Wilten for their WONDERFUL horse Madrid! Highly recommend a trip to Holland to purchase your next equestrian partner from Roy! He has many special horses to see and Kyle and I were well cared for. What a FANTASTIC trip and opportunity to see Holland and Amsterdam! Madrid has proven himself to be even more than expected and has always been a true gentleman. Thank you Roy and looking forward to another trip over…..
There are not enough positive things to say about our experience with Stal Wilten; it’s not often that you find this level of professionalism and efficiency in such a laid back and welcoming environment. Each horse shown to us was nicer than the last, and Stal Wilten was committed to finding the best possible horse for any dollar amount. Beyond our stay in Holland, we could not be happier with the fabulous horse found for us. We look forward to our next trip!
My buying experience with Roy Wilten and his great team at Stal Wilten was very successful. He presented us with many top horses in the categories we were looking and after the purchase he helped us with all the details of transportation and importation.
Stal Wilten made looking for a horse easy, fun and enjoyable! Their expertise shines through with great horses and amazing attitudes. I look forward to doing further business with them in the future. Thanks Stal Wilten for all your help!
Over the past couple years I have gotten to know Roy Wilten and his family, and have had the pleasure of doing business with them. My family imported a couple of very nice prospects that have gone on to great new homes, and last summer I traveled to Holland to further my business relationship with Stal Wilten. I look forward to continuing to work with Roy, and to see the quality horses that come from his operation.
Stal Wilten has amazing horses and a great set up that allows the horses to be ready to move quickly into the American show ring. They have been very easy to deal with and I am very happy with the quality of the horses I have bought there. Roy and his family have a great eye for horses and I know if I end up at his place I’ll come back with a winner!
I have been fortunate enough to spend a great deal of time with the Wiltens at Stal Wilten. I believe that not only do they have fabulous horses but they are wonderful horsemen. I believe they do a wonderful job developing the horses and preparing them for their futures.
The only thing difficult about writing a testimonial for Roy Wilten is that there is not enough space to write all the many things that I want to compliment him on. First of all, let me start by saying that he has incredible integrity. We purchased a horse that from Roy that passed all vetting tests and was shipped to America. Due to some entirely unforeseen circumstances, after a year the horse was still not rideable. Even though Roy had been entirely honest in the sale and was in no way liable for the horse, he offered to send us … Read More
I met Roy Wilten in the summer of 2012. He showed us a selection of horses and continued to do so until my partner, Mike Edrick and I found the right match for our client. We bought the horse off of the video and he has exceeded our expectations. My experience with Stal Wilten has been great and I hope to do more business in the future.
Hello Roy, I wanted to update you and thank you for our wonderful Stallion Upgrade we now show him under the USEF name Don Carlos. He is just wonderful and everything you said he would be. He was Champion at his first horse show ever with Us the Sunshine Series at Thermal and at THERMAL weeks 2 and 3 was moved up to the Pre-greens and lows at only 4 years old going on 5 in May and had great placing in Huge classes including 2nds and 3rds out of over 40 judged. I am now ridding and jumping him … Read More
We have had a wonderful experience working with Roy Wilten. Buying a horse sight unseen from another country can be a scary prospect, but Roy took the time to answer all of our questions and help us find the perfect horse. Our daughter is looking forward to showing Kenan in hunters and equitation – he is awesome! We look forward to buying our next horse from Stal Wilten!
My time spent in the Netherlands with Roy Wilten and his family was one of the best and most memorable experiences of my riding career. Roy’s dedication to helping me find young hunter prospects with a limited budget was unparalleled and ultimately very successful, as I brought home two wonderful horses. Those horses now have fantastic new homes and I regularly receive updates on how well they are doing and how well loved they are. Thank you to Roy and his family for showing me a wonderful time, opening their home, and helping me to find great horses. I cannot … Read More
Thank you, Roy Wilten, for the most amazing horse. Foreign Affair is my greatest gain. At four years old he is winning championships in the hunter ring against top horses at the HITS Circuit in Thermal. You have a great eye for picking beautiful horses with great dispositions and talent. It is wonderful to have a sense of trust when buying a horse. Thanks again and let us know if you come across any more winning hunters. Kindest regards, Kristen
Had a wonderful week, riding such quality horses and ponies at Stal Wilten. I would recommend anyone searching for their next horses or ponies to look here. I will hopefully be back to ride at Stal Wilten in the future.
I recently purchased a horse from Roy for a client and it was the best experience. We had decided not to go try the horses, but to buy off of videos, and the whole process was very organized and easy thanks to everyone at Stal Wilten. Roy sent us great videos of top quality horses, he was available to answer any questions I had about all of the horses we were interested in, and once we decided which one was right for my client, he set up the vetting and shipping to the US. Everyone there worked tirelessly to make … Read More
I have worked with Roy over the past few years and have been amazed by his professionalism and detailed method of representing horses for sale. Recently, I worked with Roy on the purchase of a very special horse that was bought sight unseen, which, working with anyone else, can be a bit scary. However, the horse is EXACTLY as he represented it. Everyone is very happy with this lovely horse and the positive experience that we had dealing with Roy.
Over the past few years the Wilten Clan has become my adopted Dutch family. They are extremely welcoming and knowledgeable horsemen who always have a wonderful selection of show prospects for sale. Carriage Hill has imported eight lovely animals that have been very successful at WEF in a variety of divisions. We hope to continue the tradition of visiting every year to find our next winners from Stal Wilten.
The horse I bought from Roy has met all my expectations and more. I’ve been able to ride him miles out over mountains, through cactus and arroyos, and then take him into the ring and compete in the hunters and equitation. He has gone beyond what I thought he would be able to do. His extended trot makes me LAUGH! He is an honest boy with a ton of personality. Thank you Roy for your honesty and patience. This horse is helping me become a strong and able rider and he is helping me dramatically with my work with my … Read More
We have shopped at Stal Wilten multiple times. from the second you drive onto the property the experience is first class. From the outstanding quality of the facility, to the impeccable treatment, down to the last detail of professional pictures and videos of each horse, the experience is like no other. All horses we have purchased from Roy have been top quality, sound, great minded, and very commercial for the American market. We look forward to doing more business with Stal Wilten”