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Executive Producer Karin Reid Offield’s film ‘Harry & Snowman’ Premiere

We have made it to the Hollywood Reporter and I want to thank all the people that helped make my film JUMPERS take us this far!  Check the Harry & Snowman link on this website and read about the long journey….Saving JUMPERS is quite a tale.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/harry-snowman-trailer-recounts-horse-786832

Introducing Lingh’s “Finalia ERS” to Wellington Dressage 2

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FINALIA ERS Bred in the USA by DARYL GLAZER & CHRIS YOCHIM

This talented 5 year old chestnut stallion, Finalia ERS (Lingh x Nathalia x Cocktail) is owned by Kim and Jerry Rhind. and His first show rider was Kassandra Barteau and they had a spectacular showing at White Fences. The pair competed on Friday in the Training Level Test 3, earning a 74.091% to win the class. On Saturday “Finn” and Kassandra took 2nd place with a 77.7800 in the FEI YH Final for 5 Year old, ranking them 4th in the country and then went on to win First Level Test 3 with a 75.735%! The pair ended the weekend with another win in the Training Level Test 3 with a 72.045%.

Kassandra says ” Finn is exceptionally talented, he’s so energetic and serious about his work, and pair that with his wonderful uphill balance. I am very grateful for the ride on him and am excited to be a part of his bright future”

The horse that finished ahead of him is going over to Germany for the world championships with rider Endel Ots, Double Wins and both scores above 80%  at Global Dressage! “Lucky Strike” Continues with 82+% in FEI 5 year olds still highest ranking 5 year old in USA. He was started very differently from Finalia as I believe “Lucky Strike” did four year old competitions and even showed in Germany as a three year old. Finn is closing in on the scores each week and getting better each ride. “We are super happy with him.” says mom Yvonne Barteau.

We are too, congratulations to the Rhind’s – we hope for you a very bright future!

To breed your Lingh offspring, please contact Richard Malmgren and Nicole Hauseman at Sporthorse Legacy

Phone (215) 962-0463 | Fax: (419) 873-7162
sporthorselegacyinfo@gmail.com
www.sporthorselegacy.com

Sporthorse Legacy represents a variety of International stallions to North American breeders.

Contact us today and let us help you breed your next champion!

Lingh’s “Made in America” Offspring Win !

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All about Roberta (Bobbi) Carleton and Flingh’s Dream

After a winter of training on her own and with Bill Warren and Jackie Brooks in the White Fences neighborhood of Wellington, superstar amateur rider and owner of Flingh’s Dream made a sensational finale at the Welcome Back to White Fences March Dressage Show.  Flingh’s Dream is Lingh x Kira x Idocus, a 2010 mare that stands about 16.1.

Bobbi Carleton, Flingh’s breeder adds   “Flingh’s Dream” has exceeded all of my expectations on her first adventure to Florida. At the recent show and finale she won her class on Saturday and Sunday (Training Level 3)- Saturday with a 70.682 and Sunday with a 74.773 which was also the high score of the day!!  She was also high score US bred and was awarded a lovely saddle pad embroidered with “Born in the USA!!  I am so proud of my lovely young lady – her eagerness to please and to learn is unsurpassed!!” Bobbi chose to breed to Lingh for his ridability and gaits – and we are so glad she did!  Congratulations Bobbi and Flingh.

For more information on breeding to Lingh

please contact Richard Malmgren and Nicole Hauseman at Sporthorse Legacy

Phone (215) 962-0463 | Fax: (419) 873-7162
sporthorselegacyinfo@gmail.com
www.sporthorselegacy.com

Sporthorse Legacy represents a variety of International stallions to North American breeders.

Contact us today and let us help you breed your next champion

Lingh Retires from Active Breeding – Frozen Semen Available

Lingh Retirement 

February 10, 2015 

LUCKY LINGH

Dear Friends,

Gestut Birkhof, Thomas Casper and Karin Reid Offield are pleased to announce that the beloved and celebrated stallion Lingh will now enjoy a well deserved retirement in 2015! With his active breeding career now over, we look forward to celebrating Lingh’s 22nd birthday this spring.  Lingh’s offspring continue to shine as they grow up, show off and excel in training by excited and devoted owners. Lingh’s offspring generate fans the world over!

As we celebrate and honor Lingh’s current contribution to breeding and sport, we continue to seek to produce approved stallions by this exceptional stallion. Lingh on the dam side has also proven greatly successful. Mare owners on all continents are enthusiastic about the quality and strengths Lingh brings to a variety of damlines.

As of today, there are approximately 500 foals and offspring worldwide born of Lingh. Owners, riders and trainers find them to be genuinely kind, easy to handle horses who possess the prized highlights of Lingh, with all qualities needed to excel in top horse sport. Frozen semen from Lingh is currently available in New Zealand, Sweden, England, Holland, USA, and across Germany. The global marketing and sales of Lingh’s frozen semen in the United States will be handled by Sporthorse Legacy LLC.

Lingh’s success over the years in breeding comes from the enthusiasm of his Dutch fans and Edward Gal; the careful management and council of Susanne Hassler of Hassler Dressage in America; the thoughtful direction of former breeding manager of Sweden’s renowned Flyinge Stud, Karl Henrik-Heimdahl; the robust enthusiasm and breeding new comer Lingh’s owner Karin Reid Offield of Offield Farms and finally, his Stallion Keeper Thomas Casper and family, where Lingh currently and happily resides.

With excitement and pride, we watch Lingh’s Swedish offspring, many of whom are by the older famous Dressage mare lines with the younger offspring born in Germany. To date, Lingh has been lucky to access some of the finest jumping and dressage sport blood in Europe.  Lingh’s Dutch offspring are now approaching FEI and CDI competitive levels! The American born youngsters are beginning their competitive careers. We congratulate and encourage the Lingh offspring owners and riders to ride on to top sport!

If you would like to meet Lingh, in person, we invite you to see him at family Casper’s Gestut Birkhof, a beautiful farm just south of Stuttgart, in Southern Germany. Visitors are always welcome.  On-line Lingh and many offspring success stories can be located at http://www.offieldfarms.com , http://www.gestuet-birkhof.com and the website of Sporthorse Legacy LLC.

 

PHOTOS OF LINGH

In retirement Lingh will play in the fields, enjoy the sunshine by the kitchen door of Gestut Birkhof, and be ridden on the trails and arena by Ina Casper. Lucky Lingh!

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Munich, Germany and Stallion licensing of Lingh Offspring

Lingh youngster to Norway – wonderful news!

Hey! Now here comes a greeting from a happy breeder in Sweden.

A 2011 filly born on our farm. The mother was First Whish. The foal was named Linguetta, and was brown with a white blaze and white front feet (Karin’s translation… )
A very pleasant and positive personality. Fearless, intelligent and willing to learn. We rode her in the fall of 2013 with no problems. She grew and rested over the winter. in the spring, we began to ride and she showed very high rideability and always wanted to do right. Unfortunately, I felt at my age that I could not give her the opportunities she did merit. Several buyers showed interest with no marketing !  I believe it was her rideability that attracted them and she was nice looking, plus three good gaits. She was exported to Norway. I miss her but I know that she is going to knowledgeable and competitive people.  I think she will get to about 170 cm. I would use Lingh again because of the inherited good qualities.

Sincerely,

Solbritt Åhman. Sweden

Hej ! Här kommer nu en hälsning från Sverige. 2011 föddes ett stoföl på vår gård. Mamman var efter First Whish. Fölet döptes till Linguetta , var brun med vit bläs och vita kotor fram.
En mycket trevlig och positiv personlighet. Orädd , klok och läraktig. Vi red in henne hösten 2013 utan problem. Hon växte och vilade över vintern. på våren började vi rida och hon
visade mycket stor ridbarhet och ville hela tiden göra rätt. Tyvärr kände jag vid min ålder ( 65 ) att jag ej kunde ge henne de möjligheter som hon gjorde sig förtjänt av. Flera köpare
visade intresse trots att jag ej salufört henne. Hennes ridbarhet lockade och hon var snygg att se på , dessutom tre bra gångarter. Hon blev nu exporterad till Norway. Jag saknar henne
men vet att hon kommer till kunniga personer , tävlingsinriktade. Tror att hon blir ca 170 cm. Skulle använda Lingh igen då han måste nedärvt bra egenskaper. Med vänlig hälsning
Solbritt Åhman. Sweden

Congratulations to you Solbritt, I am so happy to make this announcement. Can you send photographs ?  Thank you, Karin and Lingh

News from Wellington, Florida – the Jumping Circuit

2015 Winter Equestrian Festival and Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Host Opening Press Conference
For Immediate Release

Wellington, FL – January 6, 2015 – Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) hosted an opening press conference on Tuesday afternoon at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, to kick off the start of the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) and Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). The WEF circuit will host thousands of the world’s best horses and riders competing in the hunter, jumper and equitation disciplines starting January 7 and running through March 29. The AGDF features the best of dressage through from January 8 through March 28.

Tuesday’s press conference panel for the Winter Equestrian Festival included Equestrian Sport Productions’ CEO Mark Bellissimo, international show jumpers Kent Farrington (USA), Eric Lamaze (CAN), and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER), and top hunter rider Liza Boyd (USA).

Bellissimo began by welcoming everyone to the 2015 WEF circuit and spoke of the incredible growth of the competition, which this year will host four 5* weeks of show jumping and over $8.2 million in total prize money.

“We are very excited about this edition of the Winter Equestrian Festival,” Bellissimo stated. “We are moving forward with a fantastic relationship with Rolex, and they have been a great sponsor. This year does mark a great year for us as we have gone to four five-star events this year spread out across the circuit as requested by the riders. Within that schedule we also have various hunter activities, including the big WCHR week six. We have record prize money this year and record stabling that has come in for the festival. We expect this to be the largest festival with a growth rate in excess of 12-15% from last year.”

With renewed support from the Village of Wellington, Bellissimo and his team have made several improvements to the showgrounds this year, including added parking, extra rings for athletes to practice in, and daily video clips.

“Before the season started, we decided to make as much headway on the infrastructure as we could,” Bellissimo detailed. “The Village of Wellington, led by Mayor Bob Margolis and others, was very supportive to help us. We spent a lot of time working on the existing infrastructure so that it was a good experience for riders not only at the front of house but the back of house as well. We have added some extra riding rings. We have also added video clips this year, which was a request from riders.”

In terms of economic impact, Bellissimo discussed that a new study sponsored by the Tourist Development Commission of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach Sports Commission shows that the Winter Equestrian Festival alone contributes nearly $200 million to the economy each year.

“One of the key indicators of the economic impact is bed nights that are generated by WEF,” Bellissimo explained. “In terms of scale, the impact of the WEF is fantastic. They have updated the numbers, and just for WEF, we are now generating 122,000 bed nights. That is a very significant factor and just amazing growth. It has doubled or tripled over our 10-year ownership.”

Bellissimo looks forward to welcoming riders from 50 states and 33 countries to this year’s Winter Equestrian Festival. “We are very excited about this year’s competition. We have some great competitors, some great new barns here, and riders from all over the world. We think it is going to be a spectacular year,” he said.

Also on the panel for Tuesday’s press conference was Kent Farrington, who is currently the number five ranked rider in the world and helped the U.S. Show Jumping Team earn a bronze medal at this summer’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in France.

Farrington spoke to the fact that this year’s WEF circuit will hold 48 FEI World Ranking classes, stating, “I think more important than the number of classes is the quality of classes. When you look at the list of riders that you have here, they are the top riders in the sport. Rolex as a partner, raising the prestige of the sport and the quality of the competition here, is even more important than the number of classes. Four five-star events is huge for North America. It gives us a chance to compete with the rest of the world and also stay current in the sport with the rest of the world.”

The WEF circuit will also host its FEI Nations Cup during week eight, which will be an important event for international riders preparing for team competition at this year’s Pan American Games in Toronto. Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist, Eric Lamaze, spoke about how important the Nations Cup event will be to the riders this year.

“Most years when you have a championship year, already at the beginning of the season, we start putting a plan together and choosing a horse that we are going to aim towards that competition,” Lamaze explained. “For Canada, most of the horses are here. The Nations Cup here has always been a fantastic evening of show jumping, and it has been very good to us. It is a different Nations Cup in a sense that we see many around the world, but the atmosphere that we raise here at the Winter Equestrian Festival is very different than anywhere else in the world for a Nations Cup, as far as I’m concerned. It gives a chance for a lot of people to compete in a Nations Cup, and I think it summarizes what the Winter Equestrian Festival is all about.”

Three-time FEI World Cup Finals winner, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, discussed the great opportunity to bring along horses at every level during the circuit.

“I am very excited personally to have brought a nice string of horses over for myself.” Michaels-Beerbaum stated. “I brought eight horses here this year ranging from the old and mighty Checkmate at age 20 to young horses as well. Amongst those is last year’s big hope for the future, Fibonacci, and a number of very talented young prospects that I have actually never shown. It will be a great opportunity for me to get those young horses going here and that is one of the things that WEF is so good for is to bring along horses. Just as important as Saturday night grand prixs are also other classes during the week and the opportunity to bring along your horses and get a lot of experience.”

“On Saturday night, the competition here is as good as it gets,” Michaels-Beerbaum declared. “There is nothing lacking in horse or rider here to be able to compete on Saturday Night and to be one of the best. To win a grand prix here is extremely difficult and that is great because the level is so very high here. We have seen that Rolex has played a tremendous part in bringing a lot of good riders and good prize money. If we compare it to last year, we see that it has only increased. It has become bigger and better. As I speak for all the riders, we are delighted to see this growth and improvement.”

Along with the great show jumping competition, WEF features great classes for every level of hunter horse as well, including week six’s $100,000 USHJA/WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular and week 12’s $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. Liza Boyd was 2013’s World Championship Hunter Rider Champion and won the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals this summer.

“The hunters are huge here,” Boyd proclaimed. “The quality is amazing. You really have to be at the top of your game here. An 85 (score out of 100) might be fifth place. The scores are in the high 90s class after class. You have to pick and choose the classes to do because we all aim for week six. That is our grand prix, that night class. I have been doing that class since 1997. I as a rider have grown with the class, and it is huge. It is one of our biggest classes of the year, right up there with derby finals. We also have the Pre-Green incentive, which is great for the young horses and the 3’3″ Performance Hunters for the young ones. There are a lot of opportunities to bring horses along and I think they all leave here better, with a lot of mileage.”

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Dressage in Wellington, Florida 2015

Here is some great press!

Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Welcomes the 2015 Season

The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival kicked off the 2015 season with a panel for discussion of its highlights on Tuesday. Mark Bellissimo, Thomas Baur, Allyn Mann, Daniel Martin Dockx, and Devon Kane were there to talk about the circuit.

Bellissimo began, “This is a fantastic transitional year. We made a decision as a partnership to take it on and try to figure out a way to make it impactful and try to create a world center for dressage. I think AGDF has turned into one of the great dressage facilities in the world, and we are thrilled to have Adequan® be a part of it.”

“We had the luxury last year of having Thomas Baur enter in the ranks and he has been an amazing director of sport,” Bellissimo stated. “I think with the leadership of Michael Stone, Thomas Baur, and Lloyd Landkamer, we have been able to set a great agenda for dressage and it is booming. We expect there to be a massive influx this year, and I think it is a testament to the hard work that has gone into designing the Global Dressage Festival and then getting people behind it. I think collectively we have been able to put together something that has been very powerful, and I think we are just scratching the surface of what this is going to look like three years from now.”

Thomas Baur, Director of Sport for AGDF, spoke further of the increase in international competitors this year, explaining that the CDIO Nations Cup will bring several new countries.

“We have moved the CDIO Nations Cup to the last week of AGDF because we want to give the countries from Central and South America the possibility to participate in this last try out of the format of the Pan American Games, which will consist of small tour and large tour,” Baur explained. “That is unique. We only have this format for the Pan American Games. We will see some of the nations from Central and South America like Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, and maybe some riders from Peru. We have one from Chile already. It shows that it is not only attractive to the European riders and the North American riders, but also for Central and South America.”

As the Director of Luitpold Animal Health, the makers of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), Allyn Mann has been one of AGDF’s biggest supporters from the start and looks forward to another fantastic season.

“This has just been a remarkable journey and I am really thankful to Mark and the people behind him that have stepped up to support the dressage community,” Mann acknowledged. “Thomas and Lloyd (Landkamer) have done a wonderful job dealing with the day-to-day activities and have really made it a world-class event. From a corporate standpoint, the opportunity to attach your brand to this world-class type of competition, it doesn’t get any better. I am really looking forward to seeing a lot of new faces this year with the number of riders that are coming in and the quality of horses we will see this year. I expect it to be just a phenomenal year. I am really blessed to be part of it.”

One rider who will take part in the AGDF competition this year is Daniel Martin Dockx of Spain, who is currently the 27th ranked dressage rider in the world and rides for
Hampton Green Farm, owned by AGDF First Founding Sponsor Kimberly Boyer. Commenting on the experience of a European rider coming to Wellington, Dockx stated, “For me it is a great opportunity. Everybody knows now in Europe the winter is very hard. The weather here is lovely. We have a great opportunity to get the scores in the beginning of the year. In my country of Spain, in the very beginning of the year, we do not have international shows. For us it is a great opportunity to come here, have this weather, and compete at this facility. To do a CDI 5* in the beginning of the year with prize money so high is very interesting for us, and I am very happy to be here.”

Devon Kane is also a First Founding sponsor of AGDF through her family’s Diamante Farm and looks forward to the opportunity to develop some of her young horses throughout the circuit. She won the U.S. Dressage Finals Grand Prix Championship this summer on a horse named Destiny that she brought along in recent years competing in Wellington.

“I think for the exhibitors it is fantastic because you can come and watch the young horses. We have everything from the FEI four-year-old and three-year-old classes to the top level,” Kane noted. “You have the Europeans not only bringing their top quality horses, but there is enough going on that they can bring their young horses also, so you get to see a little bit of everything, what is up-and-coming and what is going on in the actual FEI and CDI arena. As a competitor, it is very easy because the facility is welcoming to any level of horse. You can have less developed younger horses there and they can feel safe and comfortable at the facility, but then you also have the international arena that you take your grand prix horse in, and it is a different ambience. It really brings that extra spectacular feeling to the event as well.”

With a full, exciting season at both facilities of the PBIEC, Equestrian Sport Productions looks forward to welcoming you to see the best in equestrian sport. The 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival kicks off on Wednesday, January 7, and the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival begins Thursday, January 8. For more information and for a full schedule of events, please visit www.equestriansport.com or www.adequandressagefestival.com.

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Saying goodbye to DressageDirect –

Friends Forever

Friends Forever

Claartje writes….We received a wonderful letter from our first moment-sponsor and friend Karin Reid Offield that we like to share with you.

November 29th 2014

Dear Claartje and trusted writers at DressageDirect,

I wanted to write a personal and unsolicited letter to Claartje today after receiving her letter telling us that DressageDirect’s amazing life has come to an end.

I first met Claartje at the World Cup in Las Vegas in 2005. We had many things in common and our conversations those days led us to a friendship that has lasted these many years. Our goal over the years was to promote dressage. I have been a fierce advocate for DressageDirect. I believe the intrinsic value of DressageDirect, more than any source of public equestrian relations, is that Claartje and her DressageDirect has single handedly made the topsport of Dressage GLOBAL in every meaning of the word. She took the results of EVERY CDI around the world and sent them directly to our “handies”, our cellphones, then to the newer smartphones and then of course to the ole reliables – our home computers. The results of CDI Dressage events were not to be found “off in some cyber space”, there were no websites that we had to seek out, no “links” we had to find, DressageDirect sought us out – the results found us where ever we were standing, around the world. DressageDirect announced in a reliable and easy to read format the winners in descending order of every Grand Prix, Special and Grand Prix Freestyle.

If that effort and service were not enough, she did a follow-up DressageDirect News in English and German so that we were up to date on fascinating background details that she herself had gathered or via her trusted corps of writers around the world. Claartje was the essential one-man band with a loyal and respected following of photographers and writers. I am so proud to have been her colleague, with Lingh.nl offering over the years free memberships to DressageDirect to members of the United States Dressage Federation; collaborations between the American Hanoverian Association and the KWPN-NA bringing members of both organizations to DressageDirect for free 6 month memberships; and free memberships were offered to Lingh breeders at Hassler Dressage, among others. DressageDirect made us friends around the world.

Thank you Claartje and team for a one of a kind journey. I challenge the rest of the equestrian public relations industry to take up where Claartje leaves off and keep Dressage in our Global eye.

I never erased a one,

love Karin and Lingh

Back Story

In 2009 KWPN-NA and AHS Partner with Dressagedirect.com

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Karin Reid Offield and Offield Farms are proud to announce that the KWPN-NA and the American Hanoverian Society (AHS) have become Official Marketing Partners with DressageDirect.com, courtesy of Offield Farms. Members of the organizations can enjoy a free six-month subscription to the service that brings international dressage news straight to your in-box. With international grand prix results and all of the inside news from around the world of dressage, DressageDirect.com is the one e-newsletter that dressage enthusiasts love to receive. Daily reports from the Rolex FEI World Cup Dressage Finals in Las Vegas begin next week Wednesday, April 18 through Sunday, April 22.

“Dressagedirect.com is the central source of international grand prix scores,” Offield explains. “Their unique global coverage is very convenient and extremely useful for breeders, trainers and riders who need to know what is happening in the dressage world. Later in the season fans of the sport will not want to miss DressageDirect.com’s coverage of the European Championships, Pan American Games and the Bundeschampionat as well as CDIs around the world.”

In addition to the great coverage of international dressage events, DressageDirect.com has been constructing an online library of Olympic and World Championship archives. This is available in the members section of the website. Offield continues,   “I am really proud of the library they have amassed. This helps breeders make better choices and affords the serious student of the sport an additional resource. I am so pleased to be able to bring this service to breeders in North America.”

Members of the KWPN-NA and the AHS simply need to visit http://www.kwpn-na.com or http://www.hanoverian.org respectively and click on the dressagedirect.com link. Follow the prompts and soon your first issue of dressagedirect.com will arrive in your in-box.

Other breed organizations interested in partnering with dressagedirect.com, please contact info@dressagedirect.com.

About Offield Farms

Offield Farms mission is to serve as a significant catalyst for the advancement and promotion of the sport of dressage through special events, educational programs, corporate entertainment, media projects and through personal interaction between horse lovers and horses.

 

Thank you all for climbing on the bandwagon of this great site!  Karin

Chakar – by Lingh

My blog is something I care very much about. I like to bring us all news of Lingh, our life here in the United States, and sometimes special events…This summer I received a beautiful photograph of a Lingh foal – all grown up now at 7 years of age. In his photo he is a 6 year old. The owner writes to me…. 

Hi Karin,

Here Chakar is a 6 year old. He is a very kind and happy horse. He is a horse with a baby look and I think he is very young at heart, still not like an adult horse. When I ride him he is very willing to work, but there is also a special spirit in him. It’s like he is a big child with sometimes a jump in him to keep you awake, but most of the time he is very very obedient.

He’s a very nice horse to work with, and everyone that knows him adores him because of his look and his kindness. They all want to ride on him because he is so easy to work with.

He is very light to ride. He is kind to every horse and human. He doesn’t like leg protection, and he hates bread but loves apples! When I groom him he stand patiently and when I walk away he walks behind me.

This story says it enough: He is a very good horse, by character and appearance!

Greetings,

Anja van Weeren

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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 horses that are now being offered for sale.

 

LESSON HORSES FOR SALE 

We know them; we trust them and we can recommend them!

 All horses have been kept up to date with vaccinations, farrier and dental work. All have Coggins, so they are ready to take to a show right away! Contact either Kate or Karin for an appointment to try these horses or for more information.

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ANNIE is a black and white Pinto mare born July 10, 2000. Annie’s sire was a stallion named BOXCARJACK and her dam was a mare named LTJ Littlestrawberry. Registered by the Pinto Horse Association of America, Annie stands 13 hh and easily carries adults and tall children. She is an intermediate to advanced lesson horse.

Annie will be showing up to 2nd Level Dressage this summer. She will also be jumping at our regional Stepping Stones shows for the third summer in a row. She has been shown in dressage, equitation and jumping. She excels in all.

She is a fast learner, jumping brush boxes, coops and small oxers. She likes a brave rider, and she has a lot of heart and a get up and go attitude. She is a mare with a big engine, NOT a slow poke and she adores trail rides and cross-country and she could easily become a Three Day Event Pony.

Her 2013 rider says about Annie ….“When I learned to ride at Brek-n-Ridge, I rode and showed Boxcar Annie. She was the perfect pony for me to learn on. Her energetic attitude with just the right amount of stubbornness ensured that I learned how to do everything correctly if I wanted her co-operation. I gained lots of confidence riding Annie, and along with Karin’s instruction I learned a lot of techniques that I use on my own horses everyday. Riding at Brek-n-Ridge Farm for the past three summers has been an opportunity that I will never forget.”

Sweet natured and reliable, Annie stands for the vet and farrier. $2500

Zorro - loves to teach

ZORRO is an unpapered American Quarter Horse 15.2 hh black gelding brought to Brek-n-Ridge Farm for training in June 2013. Western Dressage will be his specialty!

Zorro has become a lesson horse for beginners, advanced and adult riders. He won many dressage classes at STEPPING STONES schooling shows and was Champion of the Year in our region. He has been shown at USDF shows through First Level.

We want a home for him where there will be professional training. We hope for a rider that is learning to become confident and who wants to go “up the ladder” in the dressage world, Western and English !

Zorro is a kind soul and we have been blessed to have him teach our students. Good on trails. Best turned out with other geldings. $3200

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ULKE is a 15 year old registered Friesian gelding imported from the Netherlands. He was originally trained to drive carts, and in April 2010 he arrived at Brek-n-Ridge Farm to be trained as a riding horse.

In training by Karin,  he is being offered for sale as an Intermediate Dressage prospect. Ulke is used in our intermediate to advanced lesson horse program. Karin also uses him for riders learning to trot. He enables the instructor to walk as he jogs along. He is currently working on all Training Level movements and developing his canter.

He is great on trails and pastures with other horses. He is a sweet, kind and loving horse looking for a forever home.

 

RED STAR/Ridge Run is a registered American thoroughbred racehorse (2010) by Quaker Ridge out of Determined to win by Jack Slade b 2007. 15.3 hh, She has been raced but is calm and kind. Been shown USDF dressage through First Level and has jumped 2ʼ6” courses.

She is easy to ride and even in chilly weather she is quiet and sensible. She will be at Brek-n-Ridge until the right person comes along. Suitable for an adult, youth, amateur or professional rider and she is a good lesson horse. She is being trained to become quiet in the bridle and excels also in the hackamore.

*Huge potential and big movements. *Safe horse. *Easy jumper, experience in dressage arenas, might be a terrific three day eventer. *She is very smart, does NOT want to touch the rails *She is still green and ready for YOU to put on the final touches. She will become an easy horse to ride in the dressage arenas.

• Super calm in cross ties • Easy to turn-out, good in groups • Affectionate • Nice personality • Picks up feet easily • Clips, trailers and ties • Easy to mount, narrow – bodied not wide in the ribcage • Listens to rider with very light aids • Careful and observant of her feet • Easy learner and willing • Balanced and easy changes

• Great walk, forward with big overstep • An elegant and easy to regulate trot • Adjustable canter stride, easy to collect • Great trail horse, forges rivers, ponds and lakes

**Loves other horses, good for turnout with both mares and geldings. $7000

 

MORGAN GELDING

Aged (but not too old) Morgan gelding. 15.1 hh. Very experienced show horse.

He has competed in many equestrian disciplines and he has taken his riders into the

winners circles. Would make an excellent school master for low level dressage rider.

Sweet, excellent stable manners, loads easily and is quiet arriving

at the show arena. Owner off to college. Asking $10,000.

 

 

Ask for more details how we can make your horse dreams come true – leasing, purchasing or year round lessons. Brek-n-Ridge Farm is an island paradise for horses in Harbor Springs. See pictures of these horses on our website and FB page  at www.breknridgefarm.com.  These prices include commissions. All offers and 501-C-3 organizations considered. Kate Etherly: 231-242-0012

 

 

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.

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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!

“The winning difference between first, second and third place in dressage is in the small details,” Offield says, “and those details come from years of experience teaching, training and riding.I have a strong background in the world of western riding and we love to teach. I welcome students, their trainers and eyes on the ground to visit us in Harbor Springs this Fall, Winter and Spring to learn about Dressage. Western Dressage rocks ! We are located approximately 20 minutes from the Mackinaw Bridge, 2 hours from Traverse City,  less than 4 hours from Grand Rapids and about 15 minutes from Petoskey. We have extra day corrals and a small barn nearby for extended visits in larger groups. Call The Birchwood Inn for hotel accommodations.

Contact information: lessontime@yahoo.com Manager and Instructor: Kate Etherly 231-242-0012

About Karin Reid Offield Clinic’s in Grand Rapid’s in 2012:

On January 20 and 21, 2012 Serenity Farm proudly hosted Karin Reid-Offield as the clinician for the first clinic in the Grand Rapids area’s ADA Winter Clinic Series. “Karin is a clinician at Serenity Farm and so the line-up of riders consisted of some familiar faces as well as some new ones. It was fun to see the great improvement in the horses. I truly wish I had taken video to compare the first and last five minutes of each ride. One would have thought there were months of training between the two performances. Once again, this proves how important it is for us to have a ground person with has a keen eye for what the judges are looking for. Without that, bad habits can form since things go unnoticed and uncorrected,” noted Serenity Farm’s owner Janine Holmes.

Participant Kim Nobel, an accomplished and longtime western rider: “Karin put us right at ease. The focus of our lesson was to do a dance, not just the geometrical movements. We’ve thrown away the spurs and are learning to communicate subtly. It’s all about making the dance beautiful!

While enjoying‘ summer time grilled burgers’ for lunch, Karin engaged in numerous discussions with riders and auditors. Questions were asked and answers given, stories were told and experiences shared. Everyone benefitted from Karin’s background and training with Olympians Robert Dover and her overseas experience and the wisdom she gained while living with multiple Gold Medal winner Anky van Grunsven. All agreed that Karin was easy to understand, that what she taught made perfect sense.

For more information about Brek-n-Ridge Farm visit For more information go to www.breknridgefarm.com to read about the stable, email us at lessontime@yahoo.com, visit the Harbor Springs area to visit the farm at 7359 South Lake Shore Drive and learn more about the world famous dressage stallion LINGH owned by Karin and now standing at stud in Germany. Check out his website at www.lingh.nl.

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 in Bliss, Michigan.

The Bliss Team Wins!

The Bliss Team Wins!

It's a family sport - we hope all the polo families return to Northern Michigan, again and again!

It’s a family sport – we hope all the polo families return to Northern Michigan, again and again!

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May the best teams win !

May the best teams win !

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 Virginia. At Chatham Hall she was able to expand her experience from the Hunters into Equitation by joining the school’s IEA team. Each year she moved up a division and started showing in the intermediate division of IEA eventually qualifying for Regionals. She also competed in a Jumper show in Sedgefield, North Carolina.

Memi does not own her own horses, yet every day she is assigned to ride one or more of the 30-40 school horses available at Chatham Hall. The girls ride five days a week, which allows the students to grow as riders and athletes. This summer was her first year working for Brek-n-Ridge Farm as a working student for Kate Etherly and Karin Offield.

Brek-n-Ridge went on the road this summer competing in shows in Sutton’s Bay and the Leelanau Peninsula. Brek-n-Ridge student McKenzie Becker joined up with Memi and Andrew Figures in Dressage competition. Memi competed in the jumping shows with the Brek-n-Ridge jumping horses Boxcar Annie and Redstar. Memi won an important flat class with Redstar, a pretty chestnut mare new to the stable and trainer Karin Offield. “ Memi successfully accomplished many of my goals for the summer. I am grateful that she joined up with us and worked so hard.I appreciate working with these young students and looking at their riding from their point of view and discovering how I can teach them to reach for more in their equestrian dreams. ” Karin says.

When it comes to dressage Memi had this to say….”I learned a lot this summer about a type of riding I was totally unfamiliar with, to begin with. Although the hunter/jumper world is about achieving perfection, dressage takes this concept to a whole new level. I was surprised and knocked down a peg when I tried dressage for the first time and realized that all this time I couldn’t even ride a proper circle. The beauty of dressage is working to make everything perfect and having harmony with your horse. The thing I learned abut dressage this summer will and already has translated into my work in the hunters. It’s been a very interesting experience to be judged by the eyes of people who see riding in a whole new way in which doing something “good enough” won’t suffice. In dressage, nothing is ever perfect, you always need more flexion here or to be more geometric with your patterns or any number of other things a judge could find. However, I’ve found that the beauty lies not in the achievement of this perfection, but in the journey with your horse to achieve it.”

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Photo by Karin Offield     Memi riding Brek-n-Ridge Farm’s Redstar, a 6 year old former racehorse

AD FOR RIDER/HARD WORKER FOR BREK-N-RIDGE FARM

Karin Offield, Kate Etherly and Brek-n-Ridge Farm are looking for a student to begin immediately. The job includes riding, grooming, limited instructing and working on a 25 acre horse farm in Northern Michigan. Must be strong and have a great work ethic. Become an amazing horseman or horse woman under our guidance. Experience necessary, please send resumes and letters of recommendation and additional questions to Kate Etherly, 7359 S. Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs, MI 49740 or to lessontime@yahoo.com.

Learn about the farm at www.breknridge farm.com

Louisville’s Bon Ami Wins big in Wellington!

On Thursday Alli Brock and Bon Ami won their first Prix Saint Georges competition in Wellington at the Global Dressage Festival. Her score of 74.6 % also won the Horse of Course FEI High Score of the Day award!  Bon Ami is by Hexagon’s Louisville ( Labo) and his dam sire is Rubiquil, also a Hexagon stallion.

A gorgeous horse, so like my Merlin!  Good luck Alli !!

A gorgeous horse, so like my Merlin! Good luck Alli !!

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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!

Attention : Lingh buyers and Lingh breeders in Sweden – B. Argos Bred by H.Y. Goransson for sale

Love-Lingh-sketches-011-768x1024_2B. Argos 2006   Lingh x Magini 695

” He is a wonderful horse, such a pleasure to work with! We plan on competing him in the FEI six year old division this season.”  Thank you to rider Thomas Walker for loving your Lingh !

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Extremely talented six year old stallion by Lingh offered for sale by Dalhem Farm. Very elastic, free moving horse with wonderful ridability, temperament and three fantastic gaits. “Argos” has been very successfully competed last year in the FEI five year old division and will continue this year in the FEI six year old classes. Beautiful lateral work, super expressive- Argos is currently schooling all movements through Prix St Georges and is showing a great talent for piaffe and passage. Video to follow shortly.

Lingh Offspring wins Dutch Championship Z2 (Test with Flying Changes/Half Passes)

Congratulations to Cocksdorp Texel 2006  Lingh x Farrington shown by Lotje Schoots.

Lovely to hear that a horse sired by Lingh has won the Dutch championship Z2 (test with flying changes, half passes etc),

Find it here in Dutch with a nice picture https://www.knhs.nl/actueel/nieuws/dressuur/lotje-schoots-kampioene-in-de-z2/

The piece of the english translation is this ! 

March 8, 2014
The experienced Lottie Schoots appeared in the Z2 class over two tests with the best being Cocksdorp Texel (v. Lingh). The combination put in a score of 71.75 percent.  Lottie says “He might not be the best looking horse, but he has such a great character,” Lottie responds enthusiastically. “He’s only seven years, but is so relaxed and comfortable at his job. I really see a good future in him. “

 

Join us on March 8th to help horses

 

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Join us for an evening to celebrate horses and the HSUS Equine Protection program. Horses are depending on us to protect them. These majestic animals who were once the center of American life are too often the target of abuse, cruelty, and neglect. It is our job to protect them.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Equine Protection program works to end the slaughter of American horses, promote humane horsemanship, give sanctuary to abused and rescued horses, and stop cruel practices like the soring of show horses. In 2014, in conjunction with The HSUS’s 60th anniversary, we will work tirelessly to raise awareness and advocate for passage of state and federal legislation, including the SAFE Act, to permanently end the slaughter of American horses for human consumption. It is time we protect these noble animals whose history is tied so closely to our own.

Evening Details : Cocktail reception 6:00–8:00 p.m. Buffet dinner 8:00 p.m.

To respect our cause, a vegan/vegetarian menu will be offered. Business casual attire

The Humane Society of the United States, Richard Schechter, Chairman and CEO, The Bainbridge Companies, and member of The HSUS’s National Council and Equine Leadership Council and Georgina Bloomberg, equestrian and member of The HSUS’s Equine Leadership Council invite you to a special evening to support the life-saving work of the HSUS Equine Protection program and enjoy the $280,000 FEI World CupTM Grand Prix presented by The Bainbridge Companies.

With remarks from Holly Hazard, HSUS senior vice president of programs and innovations, and Keith Dane, HSUS vice president of equine protection, along with special guests Director/Producer Ron Davis and Executive Producer Karin Reid Offield of the upcoming documentary Harry and Snowman about the legendary international show jumping team Harry deLeyer and Snowman, the former plow horse he famously rescued off a slaughter truck.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Wellington Club
Palm Beach International Equestrian Center 3400 Equestrian Club Drive, Wellington, FL 33414

For more information, contact Kris Thompson-Johns at 678.763.8708 or kjohns@humanesociety.org.

Parking fee of $20 waived with presentation of this invitation at the gate. More details provided with RSVP.

 

 

 

 

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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 see it and understand all the dedication this sport needs.

Thank you for making the videos available on your website to be viewed again and again.

 Thank you for producing such a great show.

 Best,  Tracey