The Westfalen Breeder’s Association (Westfalisches Pferdestammbuch e.V. ) has been promoting breeding excellence since it was founded in 1904. For over 100 years the Westfalen Studbook in Münster-Handorf defines one of the most successful horse breeds in the professional sport. Over the decades, the Westfalen verband has taken great care and pride in the steady development of bloodstock that excels in show jumping, dressage and eventing.

Famous stallions such as Pilot, Florestan I, Cornet Obolensky, Rubinstein I, and Damon Hill are cornerstones of the Westfalen Breeding Program, and their names are synonymous with international competition and breeding success. The brand for the Westfalen district was created in 1906 when the Breeder's Association was initiated. The W inside a shield and crown has become a symbol of excellence worldwide.