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Archive of posts filed under the Horseback Riding School category.

Harbor Spring’s Brek-n-Ridge Farm’s Historic Potato House now ready for rentals!

                                    AN INVITATION TO COME RIDE WITH US AND STAY ON THE FARM!   HISTORIC POTATO HOUSE 4 Bedroom | Vacation | 8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms| 2 Baths Check availability for training and lessons. 231-242-0012 Please leave […]

The Best Horse Farms for sale in Harbor Springs, Michigan start here…..

The sales tour begins at Brek-n-Ridge Farm, located just outside of Harbor Springs at the Entrance to the Tunnel of Trees and home to the old Potato House, once a barn in it’s hay day.

Merry Christmas, Love Karin and Lingh

Dressage Training in the Winter with Karin Reid Offield in Michigan

Many thanks to IMAGINE -LIVE  – WORK  – PLAY  EMMET COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Karin’s Lesson Horses for Sale – Need Great Homes

  September  2014 Dear Friends, In 2010 when Kate and I opened Brek-n-Ridge Farm in Harbor Springs, Michigan we wanted to create a stable where adults and children could come to take lessons and learn to ride dressage. We have accomplished that goal and more, and in the four years we have accumulated these amazing […]

Western Dressage Training at Brek-n-Ridge Farm

Trailer in, or use one of our schoolmasters for lessons…….safe reliable horses and safe reliable instruction. Press Release:  September 2014– Expand Your Knowledge about Dressage and Increase your Performance Scores. Become comfortable in the saddle. WESTERN DRESSAGE INSTRUCTION Clinic at Brek-n-Ridge Farm in Harbor Springs, Michigan – even if you do not plan to compete! […]

Goodbye to Polo for 2014 season in Bliss, Michigan – near Harbor Springs

The final game was held on August 10th this summer and what a day it was !  Not too warm – it was perfectly perfect. A huge crowd gathered for the 11 am and 3 pm games.  Here are a few photos to wet your whistles and get you all ready for polo season 2015 […]

Working student wanted! SEE AD BELOW

INTRODUCING KARIN’S 2014 WORKING STUDENT Memi Pearsall is a 17 year old and from Richmond, Virginia. Her mother is Robin Johnson of Virginia and Harbor Springs, Mi. She has been riding since she was 7 years old and she started riding in Virginia and continued to Chatham Hall, an all girls boarding school in southern […]

The Search for America’s Next Equestrian Star

You can buy it on Karin Reid Offield’s website,  www.offieldfarms.com.  It is a 5 part series….family friendly and interesting enough for the non horsey family members!

The Search for the NEXT AMERICAN EQUESTRIAN STAR – letter

Hi Karin, I just wanted to take a moment and tell you my daughter and I watched all the episodes of THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT AMERICAN EQUESTRIAN STAR  video’s, all 5 episodes tonight. It was wonderful to watch and learn and take it all in. It is truly great for a young rider, especially, to […]

Karin’s Blog and New News !

Click here to download “Lingh Language”to help you spell in English and foreign languages driving directions, postal addresses and email addresses .  Print it and keep it by the phone, in your wallet and in your car!  Good Luck! WELCOME TO    NEW NEWS!   AND  to Karin’s Blog – here you will find the […]

Brek-n-Ridge Farm – How we spent the summer! Part ONE

  The 2013 Horse Show Circuit for Brek-n-Ridge Riders Included Shows in Harbor Springs, Suttons Bay, Bay Harbor and at Blackstar Farms Working student Rachel Hughs, last summer’s assistant for Karin, arrived back in town from lower Mi. for full time work at Brek-n-Ridge. She got down to business in May and competed Brek-n-Ridge’s ANNIE […]

SUMMER OF 2013, Brek-n-Ridge Farm and GreenLeaf Trust

2013 Summer at Brek-n-Ridge Farm began with a Bang Instruction provided by law enforcement and equine professionals, Pam and Dan Weston, using Natural Horsemanship methods took place June 5th. As Mounted Police officers, Pam and Dan have trained horses for numerous police agencies and private individuals. With over 30 years of experience riding and training […]

THE GENEROUSITY IN THE HORSEWORLD IS OVERWHELMING…..HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD AND IN OUR SPECIAL CORNERS of NORTHERN MICHIGAN!!

  Okay- the secret is out! Here is a picture of Hannah and Rusty together. They are SO beautiful together! Would love to do a story about the generosity of Diana Hadsall and her daughter Janelle who donated Rusty to Tapawingo Farms!  Rusty DHP has several titles to his credit, including 2009 Open Training Level […]

Teaching Western Dressage in Northern Michigan and on www.horseshow.com – Facts

Trailer in, or use one of our schoolmasters for lessons……. Press Release September 2012 – Expand Your Knowledge about Dressage and Increase your Performance Scores. WESTERN DRESSAGE INSTRUCTION Clinic at Brek-n-Ridge Farm in Harbor Springs, Michigan “The winning difference between first, second and third place in dressage is in the small details,” Offield says, “and those details […]

2012 Swedish Young Horse Championships at Flyinge, Sweden

  Lingh’s “Beau” in at #13!  Pictures and story to follow.   6-year olds – Finals Round 1. Jan Brink – JJ RayBan (by Rascalino x Londonderry) – 85.800 2. Mia Runesson – Barcelona (by Figaro R x Bernstein) – 80.000 3. Anna Svanberg – Bellman (by Hermes x Prestige VDL) – 79.600 4. Sofie […]

WHAT IT MEANS TO TEACH….A letter from a riding student many years ago….

WHAT IT MEANS TO TEACH…..I received this note this morning from a former riding student in Sedona. The first time i met Karin i thought she was funny-she was wearing suspenders after all. She taught me how to ride from the very beginning (i was 11) the first time she had me canter in the […]

Dressage Tool Box Symposium – 2012

THE TOOL BOX VISION My vision is that a series of Tool Box Symposiums can build synergy within regions across the United States. Ultimately, the goal is to see this lead to a designated two-year pilot program of national training centers for young horse, young rider and amateur education. The symposium is for and about […]

Olympic Grand Prix Schedule

A compilation of information – compliments of Eurodressage et al The draw for the Grand Prix took place on Tuesday evening 31 August 2012 after a successful vet-check at which all horses passed. Danish Anne van Olst will be the first rider to go in the first group of riders on day one of the […]

Horseback Riding School in Harbor Springs, Michigan

Summer 2012 Dear Karin, Here is the testimonial I promised. Over the last year I have been working with Karin. I was coming off of a horse that had some dangerous tendencies. Karin, along with my trainer Janine Holmes at Serenity Farms in Grand Rapids, Michigan, helped me to regain my confidence. I had developed […]