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Harry & Snowman Screening

The Screening of Harry and Snowman finally here in Harbor Springs is a dream come true!  I have wanted to bring it to town and saw an opportunity for a screening December 29th as a benefit for the Snowman Rescue Fund and our local Humane Society. See the website for some info and to get your movie tickets.


Make SNOWMAN part of your holidays!

To buy the HARRY & SNOWMAN Blu-Ray:
To buy the book, SNOWMAN: The True Story of a Champion:

Harry & Snowman comes to Harbor Springs, Michigan!



DECEMBER 9, 2017


WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE that Karin Reid Offield of Brek-n-Ridge Farm teams up with the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society and the Snowman Rescue Fund charities to premiere the screening of her award-winning documentary film Harry & Snowman on Friday, December 29th, 2017 at our local Harbor Springs Lyric Theater on Main Street.

There will be two benefit  screenings on Friday December 29th, one at 11am and one at 5 pm. Movie tickets will go on sale on the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society website starting on December 7th. Tickets may also be available at the Lyric Theater door starting an hour and a half before each show. A Question and Answer session about the making of the film will follow each screening with the film’s Executive Producer, local resident and world-class equestrian, Karin Reid Offield.

“The Snowman of Ron Davis’s documentary Harry & Snowman

is a horse that melts the heart”. New York TIMES

“Gallop, don’t trot to Ron Davis’ winning documentary

Harry & Snowman” Los Angeles TIMES

“A cinematic bouquet to the world…

it simply has to be seen”. INDIEWIRE

 THE SNOWMAN RESCUE FUND gives other slaughter bound horses the same chance that Snowman had to become a part of a loving family. The filmmaking team of HARRY & SNOWMAN visited the New Holland Auction and what we saw was unimaginable, so we started THE SNOWMAN RESCUE FUND that day by rescuing three horses.


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






















4 Bedroom | Vacation | 8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms| 2 Baths
Check availability for training and lessons. 231-242-0012 Please leave a message for Karin.
For professional rental arrangements and immediate bookings, please call Graham Management
231-526-9671 163 E. Main, Harbor Springs MI 49740


Property Description: The home sits on a working horse farm and is surrounded by pastures and resident horses. Welcome to our home!

The historic Potato House on Brek-n-Ridge Farm is now being offered as a short-term or weekly rental for family overflow guests and Harbor Springs visitors. Offered beginning July 2017 and sporting new décor, this home is equipped with plenty of entertainment conveniences.

A landmark property, the Potato House will make your vacation dreams come true. Perfectly romantic as a couples get-a-way or for families and friends filling the four bedrooms.

The past owners remodeled the old potato storage barn into a home that is distinct in architecture and unique in personality. For your convenience, the home offers both gas and charcoal barbeques, a Turkish fire pit, multiple sets of table ware – casual and formal, cooking wares and entertainment supplies for hosting large and small parties.

The layout includes the use of the original silo of the Potato Barn with a high-topped table and chairs; the large dining area in the bottom of the barn seats 6-8 comfortably; a breakfast table; a reading nook for rainy days and a large living room with a river rock wood burning fireplace. Off the living room is a patio with BBQ grills, fire pit, lawn furniture, tables, chairs and chaises. Perfect for warm summer evenings and chilly winter nights. Easy indoor outdoor living.

Four bedrooms and two baths: Two king bed rooms with a large bathroom and shower/tub on the upper floor and two queen bed rooms with a bath and shower downstairs all provide guests with closets, chests of drawers and amenities. Guests can access the downstairs living areas, lower bedrooms and kitchen across a flat lawn entrance without using the stairs.

The Potato House – rural and convenient – sits just 2.5 miles north west of Harbor Springs on M-119 / South Lake Shore Drive at the entrance to the world-famous Tunnel of Trees.  Harbor Springs by bicycle is a 16 minute ride and you can cross country ski to town. It’s  5 miles to Nubs Nob; 7 miles to Boyne Harbor Springs by bicycle is a 16 minute ride and you can cross country ski to town. It’s  5 miles to Nubs Nob; 7 miles to Boyne Highlands and 20 miles to the Boyne Mountain Resort. Ask about possible guest privileges at the Birchwood Farm Country Club.

Smoking is not permitted inside the home, not handicapped accessible, nor pet friendly, cable TV and internet are included.

Happy Valentines from Karin and Lingh!

Breedings to Lingh, Louisville and Tiamo

Dear Friends, I have been so busy lately that I am neglecting my beautiful stallions and their offspring. My apologies and regrets. I have a considerable amount of frozen semen located in differents areas of the world. I would like it to be used, relocated to a place where the lineage bloodstock can be useful, admired and coveted. Lets breed mares !!  Please contact me for more information !  Karin  561-301-7818

Happy New Year Everyone !  

Merry Christmas from Karin, Lingh and Harry & Snowman


Aspen, Colorado Advance Screening September 28th, 2016

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RIP Hexagon’s Louisville – Big Heart – Great Horse

Part One : To be continued with more photos….

By Karin Reid Offield

 If someone were to ask me who my favorite horse to ride was the answer after Lingh, of course, was Hexagon’s Louisville. He was my champion because I purchased him on the way up that incredibly steep ladder of dressage. During my dressage career that began in the early 90’s every horse I had access to I tried to ride as a dressage horse. I loved to train horses. A paint, a buckskin, an old roper, and then as I became more eager and “found my niche” I was lucky to find suitable dressage horses to ride up the levels to FEI.

Early on my golden moments of showing were at the Del Mar Show, Parker, Colorado, Lamplight in the Mid West and then onto Lexington in Kentucky. These “suitable” horses were my professors as I bumbled my way into and out of the walks, trots and canters. They taught me leg yields, and pirouettes; they taught me mediums and halts and they taught me what to do when the bucking and taking off subsided while still in front of the judges. I was lucky to have such dear friends and patient trainers and coaches.

When the day came for my trainer Mike Etherly and I to go on to Europe for horse buying, little did I know that “this trip” would find us Louisville. Leunus van Lieren’s Stal Hexagon near Rotterdam was our last stop of a five-day search. We drove all afternoon and night from Tullstop in northern Sweden and arrived at 7:30 am before leaving for the USA.

That day I rode the entire Grand Prix on Louisville in the first school. He was the easiest horse to ride I had ever sat upon. We struck a deal and he arrived in America a few weeks later. Michael and I began the journey of my showing in the Grand Prix’s and on Louisville I experienced some of the greatest moments I will remember in my dressage career. Unfortunately after the Freestyle Championships in Wellington he injured himself in a turnout accident, and eventually I retired him and later after an amazing retirement at Hassler Dressage in Maryland I returned him to Stal Hexagon to be with his oldest and favorite friend, Leunus van Lieren for the rest of his life. Thank you Leunus for caring for him so beautifully!


Lingh Videos

The videos come in one by one. We couldn’t be more proud of this fellow!  Here is another beautiful photo of our boy ! Out for a hack.

Lingh and out rider Miriam Luft


Equestrian Reels, Inc.


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.

in the middle of Winter...Lingh brings Spring.........

in the middle of Winter…Lingh brings Spring………


Lingh frozen semen available in Holland at DE IJZEREN MAN

Logo De Ijzeren Man Image

Lingh: dressuurhengst van internationale allure. Lingh is een uiterst elegante zoon van de preferente KWPN-hengst Flemmingh, die vooral opvalt door zijn uiterst mooie en atletische exterieur. In 2005 ontving deze uitzonderingshengst zijn KWPN-dekbrevet op basis van zijn geweldige sportcarrière onder Edward Gal. Met vele overwinningen in de internationale Grand Prix, de zilveren medaille tijdens de Wereldbekerfinale in Las Vegas in 2005 en zijn zilveren teammedaille tijdens de Europese kampioenschappen 2005 heeft Lingh bewezen tot de absolute wereldtop te behoren. Vanaf 2006 vervolgde Lingh zijn internationale dressuurcarrière onder het zadel van zijn eigenaresse Karin Reid-Offield met vele hoge plaatsingen. Ook in de fokkerij heeft Lingh inmiddels bewezen zijn kwaliteiten door te geven aan zijn kinderen; bijzonder mooi gemodelleerde dressuurpaarden, die beschikken over een geweldig werkwillig karakter en veel aanleg hebben voor de grote sport, zoals onder andere de KWPN aangewezen hengst Beau, het internationale Grand Prix-paard Bubblingh en de Lichte Tour-paarden Cocksdorp Texel, Biolita DN en B.Argos. Sinds 2015 geniet deze internationale grootheid van zijn welverdiende pension, maar blijft voor de internationale dressuurpaardenfokkerij ter beschikking middels diepvriessperma. Lingh: de internationale prestatiehengst bij uitstek!

Lingh is goedgekeurd voor KWPN, Hannover, Oldenburg, Selle Francais, Brandenburg

Dekgeld: € 1.000,- (vaste kosten € 250,00 + € 750,00 bij dracht) excl. BTW en afdracht

Dekking door diepvriessperma

TRANSLATED….Lingh: A dressage stallion of international stature. Lingh is an extremely elegant son preference KWPN stallion Flemmingh, that stands out with an extremely beautiful and athletic exterior. In 2005 Lingh received this exception KWPN stallion dekbrevet based on his great sports career under Edward Gal. With many victories in International Grand Prix silver medal winner Lingh has been established during the World Cup final in Las Vegas in 2005 and team silver medal at the European Championships 2005 to be among the best in the world. From 2006 Lingh continued his international dressage career ridden by his owner Karin Reid Offield with many high placements. Also in breeding Lingh has proven to pass on his skills to his children; particularly beautiful landscaped dressage horses, which have a great willingness to work, tremendous character and much talent to be in the major sports, several include the KWPN stallion Beau, the international Grand Prix horse Bubblingh and the Small Tour horses Cocksdorp Texel Biolita DN and B .Argos. Since 2015 he enjoys this international greatness of his well-deserved pension, but he remains for the international dressage horse breeding world available via frozen semen. Lingh: international performance stallion par excellence!

Lingh Offspring – Vimeo 49 Videos -Raising Lingh Foals in Holland

Lingh Offspring Videos 2006-2016   CLICK on this link….49 videos

In order to celebrate our horses and our sport, you only have to attend the KWPN show just finishing today in Holland. It is there where the breeders, riders, owners and new buyers meet and produce! It is the place, for me, where the best Lingh Offspring was 2nd that year and was sold to a buyer for over 100,000 euro’s! It was an experience I will never forget. So my heart is still in Holland, and with Lingh now retired in Germany we thought it was time to promote Lingh in Holland once again, and raise some more babies. More on that story soon!
With my friend Theo van Bruggan RIP, we put together a VIMEO channel called LinghOffspring 2006-2013. You will find 49 videos of different Lingh’s, at different stages of their still young careers. Without Theo, the VIMEO channel will be static for a while, but available for you to look at Lingh’s Offspring.
Lingh Offspring 2006-2016

I found a statement by Theo the other day….he said to me

I think we are entering a new era now which must do you proud.
“A nice bunch of dressage people sitting around the open fireplace and talking about dressage” 12/2011

and here we are still talking! Thank you Theo van Bruggen


Merry Christmas, Love Karin and Lingh

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This Winter’s News 2015-16

2016 Winter Equestrian Festival Leads The Way
in FEI Show Jumping Competition
For Immediate Release
Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.
Wellington, FL – November 5, 2015 – The 37th annual Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF)
will be held once again this winter at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
in Wellington, FL. The 12 weeks of competition run January 13 to April 3, 2016.
They will lead the way for the country’s best show jumping with unmatched opportunities
to compete for more than $7.4 million in total jumper payouts, with more than $5
million in elite jumper divisions alone. Prize money at WEF increases every year,
and 2016 is no different with now more than $9 million on offer for the entire circuit.
The 52 FEI World Ranking classes are the best way for riders to gain valuable world
ranking points, and the caliber of riders and horses improves annually at WEF. Riders
from around the world come to Wellington to compete weekly and in the popular “Saturday
Night Lights” grand prix competitions.

McLain Ward and HH Carlos Z won last year’s $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5*.

Riders such as the U.S. Pan American team of McLain Ward (individual Pan Am gold
medalist, World #8), Kent Farrington (world #2), Lauren Hough (individual bronze
medalist, World #31) and Georgina Bloomberg will be at WEF this year, along with
other expected top 50 ranked riders in the world Beezie Madden (USA, #4), Harrie
Smolders (NED, #21), Laura Kraut (USA, #22), Sergio Alvarez Moya (ESP, #27), Ben
Maher (GBR, #30), Conor Swail (IRL, #37), Todd Minikus (USA, #40), Eric Lamaze
(CAN, #49), Pan Am individual silver medalist Andres Rodriguez (VEN, #42), and Meredith
Michaels-Beerbaum (GER, #51) (rankings as of 10/31/2015). These are just a handful
of the riders that make the competition at WEF some of the best in the world.
“We look forward to another year of amazing show jumping,” said Equestrian Sport
Productions CEO Mark Bellissimo. “The level gets higher each year and the sport
continues to provide exciting moments at WEF. We can’t wait to see who rises to
the top in 2016.”
Highlights of the 2016 WEF include four weeks of CSI 5* competition and three weeks
of CSI 4* competition. Week 12 concludes the circuit with the feature $500,000 Rolex
Grand Prix CSI 5*, but before that riders will contest three other top grand prix
events, including: the $380,000 Fidelity Investments® Grand Prix CSI 5* on Saturday,
February 13; a $380,000 Grand Prix CSI 5* on Saturday, February 27; and the $380,000
Douglas Elliman Grand Prix CSI 5* on Saturday, March 12.
The popular FEI Nations Cup returns on Friday, March 4, during week eight’s CSIO
4* competition. This patriotic team competition brings horses and riders from around
the globe to compete on Wellington’s international stage in an impressive night
of top sport. The Nations Cup prize money has increased once again this year to

The FEI Nations Cup is a popular class featuring team competition.

“The FEI Nations Cup is an important fixture on our calendar,” said ESP President
Michael Stone. “We raised the prize money again in 2016 to show our commitment to
hosting this team event. It gives many countries an opportunity that they rarely
get in North and South America, and we expect great competition this winter.”
Featured classes will be held on the beautiful grass jumping field at The Stadium
at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Some of the exciting events
for this year include the $216,000 Ariat® Grand Prix CSI 4* on Sunday, February
7; the $25,000 Artisan Farms Under 25 Grand Prix Series Speed class presented by
EnTrust Capital, $35,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Series class, and the
$50,000 Jumper Derby on Sunday, February 21; and the $50,000 Artisan Farms Under
25 Grand Prix Series Final and $86,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic
on Sunday, March 27.
The Artisan Farms Under 25 Grand Prix Series, which features $170,000 in prize money
in seven different classes throughout WEF, will be run under FEI rules in 2016
the Team event), giving young riders even more experience at competing and managing
their horses at an international level.

This year’s Artisan Farms Under 25 Grand Prix Series will feature FEI competition.

Stone stated, “We feel that the Artisan Farms Under 25 Grand Prix Series is one
of the most important events that we have at WEF. It offers an unparalleled experience
for the up-and-coming riders in the sport, and with the new FEI status, the classes
will provide even more value.”
The Stadium at PBIEC will also once again host a $86,000 Grand Prix CSI 3* in the
intimate setting of its International Ring on Friday, February 19, and open the
week with the $35,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round 6 on Thursday, February 18. Home to
the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival, the Stadium provides a nice change of venue
for horses and riders throughout the circuit.
The Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Series and WEF Challenge Cup Series each
provide increased prize money and more opportunities for international riders to
earn valuable world ranking points every week throughout the winter as well.
WEF has proven a valuable training ground for both riders and horses as the last
three of the last four FEI World Cup champions and the last three Olympic Gold
medal teams, as well as many of the top performers at the 2014 Alltech FEI World
Equestrian Games and 2015 Pan American Games all competed at WEF in preparation
for these championship events. This year will be no different as riders prove
for team selection in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games with success at the
Winter Equestrian Festival.
Equestrian Sport Productions looks forward to welcoming international competitors
to Wellington for another fantastic season at the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival.
Photos copyright Sportfot and may be used once only in relation to this press release.

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Dear Tiamo Trocadero! Memories for his book needed…..Frozen semen available

Karin Reid Offield Brek-n-Ridge Farm and Offield Farms 7359 S. Lake Shore Drive  Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Dear Tiamo Trocadero Breeder,

Hello, it’s Karin Offield here.  I was the owner of Tiamo Trocadero RIP. I am putting together a book of his offspring, his legacy and need your help.  I am looking for as much detail that you can provide, date of birth, birthplace and state, all the dam lines, the bloodlines, and what the dam accomplished in sport. What keurings, if any, and the results.

If you would be kind enough to send me the information with any photography of your Tiamo Trocadero offspring, it would be wonderful.

If you have sold the horse please send along the new owners contact information as well. I am mailing this to you at either a postal or email address, so please stay in touch and keep us in the loop on your horses progress!

Thank you in advance. Best Regards ,


2015    Hi Karin–
I am in receipt of your letter asking for information on the offspring of Tiamo
Trocadero, so that you can prepare a memorial book detailing the progress of his
get. We have sold both of the foals we raised by him, both born at Newtown Farm in
Benton, LA. Both of the dams have been career broodmares, although Harriet is now
in training as a jumper. Here is information on their foals:
1) Tobey (now eventing under the name of Rein Dancer), a 6-y-o bay Oldenburg NA
gelding out of Harriet (Old) by Coeur de Lion (Holst), is owned by Tracy Hewlett of
Benton, LA, and shown by her daughter Heidi Hewlett Crowley; and
2) Hildegarde (now showing in dressage as Tia), a 6-y-o dark bay Oldenburg NA mare
out of Hermione (Old) by Coeur de Lion (Holst), is now owned by Stephanie Wyly of
Texarkana, TX. Tia was the high point filly at her Oldenburg NA foal inspection at
Newtown Farm.
I will copy this message to each of the new owners and request that they give you an
update on the progress of these two young horses and perhaps send you photographs as
George NewtownNewtown Horse Farm
Branded Oldenburg Sporthorses Top Quality Warmblood Horses for Sale At Stud Balanchine–approved ISR/Oldenburg NA

Dressage Training in the Winter with Karin Reid Offield in Michigan

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HARRY&SNOWMAN UPDATE – Traveling with Karin to the Festivals

For all our Lingh fans at the Las Vegas World Cup 2015

We can’t be in Las Vegas to wish everyone good luck , but we hope that this video will bring back many wonderful memories…. what a wonderful animal he is. What a fantastic sport! Lingh with no lineart rev 01