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Dressage Clinic’s in Grand Rapids at Serenity Farms – May 4-5

Serenity Farm – First Stop in the ADA’s Winter Clinic Series By Janine Holmes On January 20 and 21, Serenity Farm proudly hosted Karin Reid-Offield as the clinician for the first clinic in the ADA Winter Clinic Series. Karin is a regular clinician at Serenity Farm and so the line-up of riders consisted of some […]

Tool Box Symposium on

Karin Offield’s Tool Box Symposium is now available on This is a tremendous teaching opportunity for all disciplines. Each month a new clinic from the Tool Box Symposium will be posted for members of to view, so join now! Tool Box Videos Currently in Premium Videos: Beth Baumert on Half Halts and Karin […]

Karin and Brek-n-Ridge Farm in Harbor Springs, Michigan featured on TV

  Episode #303 Features Idlewild, Harbor Springs and Reed City  Airs Monday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. “In this episode we go to a historic resort that’s reinventing itself in Idlewild and meet an Olympic-caliber equestrian competitor in Harbor Springs,” said Kurt Wilson, “Destination Michigan” host. “Plus, you’ll never guess what Bob Garner will find […]

Merry Christmas to all my friends ! In Harbor Springs, Michigan and around the world !

As the days creep closer to the holiday, all the projects of this year are being wrapped up. One such endeavor that I am quite proud of goes as follows…. Carriage Rides in Downtown Harbor Springs Horse and carriage rides in Harbor Springs are now available in downtown Harbor Springs. Approved by city council at […]

Brek-N-Ridge Farm Winter Excitement – Learn on Horses !

Northern Michigan Moms A message to all members of Northern Michigan Moms I have had the pleasure of spending some time at Brek-N-Ridge Farm! Instructors are offering off season rates for lessons. From November-May your rider will receive eight semi private 1-hour lessons for $300! Gift certificates are available. I have found that my daughter’s love […]

I love to teach Riding Lessons in Harbor Springs – Upcoming clinic in Grand Rapids in December

Being allowed to teach riding to students like there is heaven on earth.  To all the students at BreknRidge and at our Grand Rapid clinics….thank you for the opportunity ! Dear Karin, Thank you for a wonderful day yesterday.  Thanks for a fun lesson yesterday. I love coming to the barn. It is a wonderful place to […]

News bit from the www……Bob Hughs where are you ???

The Equestrian sports (especially dressage) have a long way to go in the (South) Americas. With the help of many people working day and night, switching from channel to channel, at the end these “webcrawlers”  came up with a total of 12 minutes of dressage from the Pan Am Games!!! 21 hours of beach volleyball, […]

Beautiful Fall in Northern Michigan

Riding Grand Prix Dressage

This popped up on my computer, and it’s a nice story.

Lingh in Germany ! ‘Win a Ride on Lingh’ is fantastic !

“ The Astonishing Lingh Continues to Amaze Me. Joining up with Lingh after a successful first season of breeding in Southern Germany at Gestüt Birkhof in the Baden-Wurttemberg region was a dream come true for me. I have always hoped that I can share and write about the gentle personality of this great dressage competing […]

Buck Brannaman in Northern Michigan

We had the honor of welcoming Buck to our neighborhood again this year. The lessons he taught, the horsemanship he showed the 28 riders each morning for 4 days was amazing. We are all so lucky that he travels so far and wide to talk to us every year.  You can go to his website […]

Why Show Your Horse…

  Our colleague and writer of the great story ‘Atticus’ Nancy Parshall ( that I will share with you on the Lingh Story Page this weekend ) kindly offered up her “take” on the reasons why it is important to compete your horses. At these small schooling shows its critical to the management that riders […]

Come Join Us For this Event !

Winner of the ‘Win a Ride on Lingh’ Contest formally announced !

ANNOUNCED IN THE GERMAN ST GEORG MAGAZINE ON-LINE …. “Hannah Allescher darf Lingh reiten Die 13-jährige Hannah Allescher ist die Glückliche, die Ende September die Reitstunde ihres Lebens auf Grand Prix-Hengst Lingh haben wird. Linghs Besitzerin, Karin Offield, erklärte: “Hannahs Video hat mir gezeigt, dass sie versteht, was Selbsthaltung bedeutet. Ich habe das gute Gefühl, […]

Summer 2011 Karin Offield and Horses

I have been busy at the stable and away from my computer for almost a month or two now…..and I have missed being in touch with my friends and Lingh fans !  My competition horse Good Heart has been injured so we are concentrating on teaching the children to ride this summer. I bet 200 […]


Training with Karin Reid-Offield After meeting Karin Offield at ‘Dressage by the Bay’ in Traverse City, I knew that she was the trainer for me. Her keen eye helped me evaluate my position and make the necessary corrections for a more effective seat. Her training concepts were very logical and in line with how I […]

Andrew Figures – Winner of Radio’s ‘Horses in the Morning’ – 2010’s Most Eligible Bachelor

Nominated by: Cheryl Figures:  Looks like it’s time to do some PR for my candidate, Andrew Figures. Andrew has been training and competing in Dressage since he was 6. He had to earn his lessons either by getting good grades or doing chores, nothing could make Andrew knuckle down like dangling a riding lesson. Now […]