My First Grand Prix Compliments of Dressage Today
What is the “Wow” factor for you when you are buying that special horse? COMPLIMENTS OF THE HORSE CONNECTION
Karin Offield welcomes Lingh to her stallion collection, dressagedirect November 2006
Q&A with Karin Reid Offield on Her Purchase of Lingh, Phelpssports.com November 2006
First public entrance Lingh and Karin Offield
America’s Next Equestrian Star: Dressage – TV Series
Twenty Fours Until the Premiere of The Search for America’s Next Equestrian Star: Dressage on the Fox Reality Channel
The Search for America’s Next Equestrian Star: Dressage Debuts on Fox Reality Channe
Offield Farms partnership with Dressagedirect.com
Free Subscription to Dressagedirect.com Available to USEF Members
KWPN-NA and AHS Partner with Dressagedirect.com
Free Subscription to Dressagedirect.com Available to USDF Members
Offield Farms Announces the Second Shoot to Win Photo Contest at the World Cup Finals
Photo Contest Las Vegas 2007 Winner
Mary Cornelius Selected as the Winner of the Offield Farms Shoot to Win Photo Contest
FEI World Cup Dressage Final Welcomes Offield Farms as 2005 Presenting Sponsor, DressageDaily, March 2005
Welcoming Dressage Fans, World Cup Finals Program Article, April 2005 – Layout by Tara Lee Torburn
FOR THE LOVE OF HORSES – Offield Farms, Sponsor of the 2005 World cup Dressage Final
Horses USA, John Q’s Corner, Sidelines News, March 2005
News From Las Vegas, Sport Horse CM, March 2005
Offield Farms Presenting Sponsor at World Cup Finals, Equestrian Connection, March 2005
What’s Happening in the Dressage World, Eurodressage News, March 2005
History Made At The World Cup Dressage Final Presented by Offield Farms, Equivents, April 2005
Bits & Pieces Covering the 2005 World Cup, winecountrydressage.org, April 2005
FEI Las Vegas World Cup Final – After the Show, DressageDaily, April 2005
Television Broadcast of FEI World Cup Dressage Final Critical to Sport’s Future, Bridle & Bit, May 2005PARTIES EAF, USEFParty at Divas Las Vegas , April 20, 2007
USET Foundation and USEF Host Party at WEG Sponsored by Challenge of the Americas and Offield Farms
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
Karin Reid Offield In The News
Karin Reid Offield’s Busy Season Includes Fox Reality TV Show
Dressage Enthusiasts to Take Action
The Great Honor of Riding Stallions – A Chat with Karin Reid Offield
From Jumpers to Dressage Karin Offield: A Lifetime of Devotion to Horsemanship, Sidelines News, March 2004
Profile of the Sport of Dressage and Karin Reid Offield, Aspen Times, April 2005
===================This is a storage area for press releases as I begin to update this page on my website. if you have seen a story on Lingh that is missing on this page, from any country, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post it here, with the credit line. Thank you, Karin
November 24, 2009
BEST ADVICE: BREED TO LINGH EARLY IN THE BREEDING SEASON!
Fresh Semen Available at Flyinge Export Station
Karin Offield and her internationally celebrated dressage competition and breeding stallion Lingh announce their intention to stay at Flyinge, the National Stud of Sweden, for a second season of breeding. Karin talks about Lingh and the New News.
“I was thrilled when I was asked if Lingh could stay for another season of breeding at Flyinge. Lingh will clearly benefit from their newly expanded, export qualified breeding station. It’s a modern accommodation that will enable Flyinge to ship fresh semen to neighboring countries in the EU. Additionally, at Flyinge’s new collection facilities, they have the capacity to produce frozen semen under quarantine conditions to meet various countries’ import requirements. Frozen semen has become more mainstream with many vets and breeders—good news not only for expanding a stallion’s market internationally but also especially for those stallions who come under heavy demand with their local markets. We have strong international interest for Lingh’s services and are delighted to begin to meet that market. Lingh is currently in the breeding shed producing frozen semen for New Zealand and Australia.”
“To put Lingh’s 2009 breeding performance in clear perspective: he produced an excellent 87.5% pregnancy rate! Only a few mares of the whole group he covered did not get pregnant as expected. Exciting and encouraging too for Lingh breeders is the fact that many of the mares that are now in foal are older dressage mares that were never bred before. It’s nice to be able to say that Lingh made a lot of breeders very happy this year!”
“Amidst the chatter about Lingh’s semen quality last season, I’d like to share the details to separate out fact from rumor. When Lingh arrived at Flyinge last season we began freezing him for the USA market, Holland and Finland. His semen was excellent and the breeders were very pleased with the results, with confirmed pregnancies using that frozen semen. When he got a cold and his motility dropped to a level that Flyinge reported was no longer acceptable to ship to his large number of booked mares, Flyinge asked mare owners to ship their mares in to Flyinge for breeding. At this time, nine mares were bred at Flyinge and 9 got pregnant at Flyinge. Flyinge also managed to ship off a few doses of cooled semen to 10 mares in Sweden during this time and of those 10 mares, 8 are pregnant. We lost most of the April and May bookings to these circumstances. I can say that the teams of reproduction experts at Flyinge are excellent, the transport is well executed and they will continue to manage Lingh to top results, increasing his pregnancy rate from 87.6 this season to an even better percentage in 2010 !
“I have been pleased with the ongoing care and consideration of Lingh’s best interests at Flyinge.” He had recovered nicely from his stable injury that occurred during the winter of the USA selection trials. Rest and rehab took place while Karin was training at Anky’s in Holland. In late fall, Lingh arrived in Sweden and Edward Gal gave Lingh a super ride for Swedish audiences during the Flyinge Stallion Show. That was quite a night! Over the winter Swedish rider Mattias Jansson was keeping Lingh fantastically fit, spending many hours riding in the woods and tracks and trails around the stables. Mattias and Lingh traveled through Sweden last spring with the Flyinge Stallion Show, meeting breeders and performing for the big crowds that came to watch and learn about the famous stallions in the Flyinge program. Then, late this summer, Lingh hurt his foot so I said, ‘let’s turn him out, pull his shoes and give him a long rest’. He now enjoys his time in a big paddock everyday. His overall health and his stallion duty all seem to agree with him. He loves his time outside and for a stallion whose competition career has always come first – he is now enjoying the best life at Flyinge”
“Flyinge has done a lot for me. As a stallion owner, there are many choices and decisions of directions to take. The management of Lingh at Flyinge has been simple, clear and profitable. I am encouraging mare owners to pay attention to Lingh, what his young offspring are achieving and to use Lingh now during these prime years of his life for breeding! The common thread I hear in my conversations with the Lingh breeders is how special, easy going and nice it is to handle his foals. The offspring have long legs; they appear well balanced with good front ends. They also have a lot of elasticity and an engine in their movements – all qualities we want for dressage horses and sport horses.” Karl Henrik-Heimdahl, Flyinge’s Breeding Director responds saying, “Lingh is suitable for most kind of mares.”
“The best advice I can give for mare owners outside the Scandic area is to breed to Lingh early in the spring season. The new Export Station can accommodate those early requests easily. I am looking forward so much to seeing the new foals !“ Karin concludes.
and information and videos of his career. The link to the Lingh Video Library is http://www.offieldfarms.com/Offield/videos
We are available to answer any questions for Sweden, Scandia and the EU at www.flyinge.se, in the USA atwww.hasslerdressage.com, in Finland at www.tallilaukat.com, in Holland at email@example.com, and in New Zealand atwww.equibreed.co.nz.
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. Visit www.offieldfarms.com now combined with www.lingh.nl for more information about dressage, Lingh and the passion for our sport.