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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.



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.


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


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



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  These prices include commissions. All offers and 501-C-3 organizations considered. Kate Etherly: 231-242-0012