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LINGH HAS BEEN TESTED & IS N/N 

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Merry Christmas

Dear Friends and lovers of Dressage,

I can’t be there to wish you all well, or to watch each of you climb the Dressage ladders higher and higher, I can’t be there to hear those incredible scores – 80% and even higher, I can’t be there to travel with you all to exotic locations in France and Switzerland – locations in my old stomping grounds of Sweden and Holland – but I can be here, in your hearts wishing you each and everyone that I ever met a Very Happy and Healthy New Year and a simple Merry Christmas, from the bottom of my heart. Love, Lingh

PS My home in Southern Germany is beautiful and I am being taken care of with the upmost care. Thank you to Gustut Birkhof at www.gestuetbirkhof.de,   Love, Karin 

Lingh has been tested!

His results are N/N. For more information contact Karin Reid Offield

HAPPY EASTER to all our friends! We are grateful!

Edward and Lingh

 

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

Meet Thomas Casper, Stallion Keeper

Flowers in Michigan before it snowed today !

Modeling Some Great Clothes ! and horse….

Leunis Van Lieren and Louisville at home

You can buy this series on our website

Karin and Hexagon’s Louisville – two weeks before a career ending turnout

Karin and Tiamo

A La Celle

Nicole and Thomas Casper

Tall and Proud

Tall and Proud

Friends Forever

Friends Forever

Hanging around – just being girls!

Karl-henrik Heimdahl

Karin and Chris

News For Offield Farms – photos & records FOUND

WOW & THANK YOU

Somehow, the platform that my info@Offieldfarms.com sits on has a back up system that support said could and would not have my files. My amazing web guy, Javier – made this miracle happen. Over 800 emails, nots hundreds more photographs were returned to my laptop yesterday!  Thank you for allowing me to continue my friendships with my breeding friends, my Lingh fans and my colleagues. To each of you that have worked with me on Offield Farms projects, I am grateful – it has been so much fun!

HERE IS THE SAD EVENT….THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN – WOW!!!

Dear Friends and Family, It appears that the new emails that Offield Farms have received from breeders over the last year , and the letters of the past TEN – FIFTEEN YEARS filled with photographs and videos of Lingh’s , Louisville’s, and Tiamo’s Offspring, The Next Equestrian Star, Harry & Snowman have been lost. Forever. Gone, and not retrievable. I am beyond sad, and though not liken to a house fire or a weather related occasion, this breach of data has taken my breath away. I have been skeptical of the cloud for a couple years now, but in light if this I guess I am now FLOATING ON THE CLOUD. Please write again and use the cottage37@earthlink.net and try DROPBOX when you send photos and videos. My apologies, and please do reach out to me again. Thank you, Karin and Lingh

Harry & Snowman to Harbor Springs in JUNE – Save the Dates!

Historic Potato House for rent in Harbor Springs, Michigan

HISTORIC POTATO HOUSE

4 Bedroom | Vacation | 8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms| 2 Baths
Check Availability 231-242-0012 Leave message
For professional rental arrangements and immediate bookings,
please call Graham Management
231-526-9671 makayla@grahammgt.com 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. Brek-n-Ridge Farm can be found at www.breknridgefarm.com.    Welcome 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. After traveling around the world, the owners have decorated this warm and inviting home with OBJECTS OF ART.

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. You can bicycle 16 minutes and cross country ski from the home to Harbor Springs. 5 miles to Nubs Nob; 7 miles to Boyne Highlands and 20 miles to Boyne Mountain Resort. Ask about guest privileges at the Birchwood Farm Country Club.

Smoking is not permitted inside the home, not handicapped accessible, not pet friendly, cable TV and internet included.

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 LTBHS.com website for some info and to get your movie tickets.

HARRY & SNOWMAN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER : KARIN REID OFFIELD

Make SNOWMAN part of your holidays!

To buy the HARRY & SNOWMAN DVD: http://amzn.to/2kqP1Ul
To buy the HARRY & SNOWMAN Blu-Ray: http://amzn.to/2hmrSyF
To buy the book, SNOWMAN: The True Story of a Champion: http://amzn.to/2BNUKrs

Harry & Snowman comes to Harbor Springs, Michigan!

PRESS RELEASE FROM KARIN REID OFFIELD AND BREK-N-RIDGE FARM

HARBOR SPRINGS, MICHIGAN

DECEMBER 9, 2017

 DEAR FRIENDS,

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 http://www.ltbhs.com 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.  http://www.harryandsnowman.com

 

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 a message for Karin.
For professional rental arrangements and immediate bookings, please call Graham Management
231-526-9671 makayla@grahammgt.com 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

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT

Aspen, Colorado Advance Screening September 28th, 2016

Newest Banner w 10 laurels

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!

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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

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKZzrVo6UTk&sns=em

 

Equestrian Reels, Inc.

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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………

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Lingh frozen semen available in Holland at DE IJZEREN MAN

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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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