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Michigan Girl looking for a job in Wellington


There are available videos that are uploaded to of Carrie riding. You can view them by searching “Carrie Boeve and Bentley”

Basically the desired job description is: I am looking for a paid position with the main intention of advancing towards a professional riding career. Daily grooming and barn work is assumed to be part of the job and my main focus is growing as a rider. This means the biggest points of the job would be riding daily, regular lessons, and opportunities to show. I am a very hard worker and will not disappoint my employer. Here is my resume, and I have references and phone numbers on request.




To secure a paid position with the main intention of advancing

towards a professional riding career.


  • Worked for Karen O’Connor
  • Groomed and Exercise Ride at Raylyn Farms
  • Groomed at Shows For Nick Dello Joio
  • Over 16 Years of Horse Ownership & Caretaking
  • 14 Years as an Active Competitor
  • Strong Understanding of Horse Behavior and Natural Horsemanship
  • Honest, Hard Working, and Dedicated
  • Reliable and Responsible
  • Works Well Independently and With Others

 Skills & Experience


  • Experienced FEI groom
  • Exceptional Daily Care of all Raylyn Farm’s and O’Connor Equestrian’s Top Level Horses
  • Groomed for Nick Dello Joio at Shows
  • Daily Feeding, Mucking, Turn Out/In, Blanketing, Grooming, Exercising, etc.
  • Present For All Vet and Farrier Appointments
  • Started Green Horses Over Fences
  • Starting With Basic Balance, Responding to Hand and Leg Aids, and Perfecting Flat/Pattern Work
  • Progressively Working on Striding, Consistency, and Building Enthusiasm and Confidence Over Fences
  • Working Towards the Ultimate Goal of Riding a Perfect Course Every Time


  • Two-Time Individual State Grand Champion Hunt Seat Equitation Bareback
  • School Equestrian Team – Grades 6-12
  • Weekly Show Schedule Through Summer Months
  • Complete Knowledge of Show Grooming (Bath, Clip, Mane Pull, Braiding, Wrapping, etc.)
  • Horse Shows By The Bay (Traverse City, MI) 2014 – Second Place
  • Attends Bi-Weekly Lessons & Various Clinics to Continue to Grow as a Competitor
  • Sits In On All Schooling and Training Conducted by Marilyn Little, Karen O’Connor, and David O’Connor



It’s the families that help grow dressage and show jumping sports

DSC_6674I recently received a letter from an Arizona family thanking Brek-n-Ridge Farm  for supporting the Stepping Stones series of equestrian events in Northern Michigan. The letter was written by a grandfather of a young rider at Black Star Farms and he was writing to thank us for being involved as sponsors of the Stepping Stones series of shows.

What he may not have known was that Brek-n-Ridge Farm is not just a sponsor but an equestrian facility that actually trains these young riders to compete.

What I know is that we need more sponsors for equestrian sports that are not involved in bringing along the children. We want to show you – the sponsor – an outsider –  how powerful and important equestrian activities are to our youth and in general to our well being as human beings. The news today is filled with stories about animal assisted intervention and successful therapy of all involved. Being part of an equestrian lifestyle imparts  leadership, trust and discipline to each and every student and participant, qualities that are paramount in life.

It is without saying, however, that even before we recognize the sponsors and what we can do together with them in our communities,  it is the families of the children that WE need to thank. Thank you for your involvement, for cheering on your kids and recognizing that we are doing something so amazing with kids and horses. Thank you so much !

So once you take part in this amazing journey, at the end there is always a pot of gold!  For us it will be the YEAR END AWARD ceremonies, lots of prizes like horse shaped pastas, riding socks, rubber rain boots, bags of treats, fun kids type stuff, horse ornaments, horse jewelry and championship ribbons and more!

Here is the banquet info, in case you haven’t seen it on Facebook or the Stepping Stones website yet.

Who: SSHS Riders and family/friends
When: November 22nd
Where: The Williamsburg Conference Center. 4230 M-72 E. Williamsburg, MI
Time: Doors open at 4:30, dinner at 5:30 Cash Bar
Cost: $15/adult, $5/10 and under
Raffle Tickets: 6 for $5 (2 tickets for big prizes)
RSVP BY: NOVEMBER 7th!  Call Anne: 231-218-3267

What it means to be a Teacher of Horse Back Riders

Dear Karin,

Stewart and I are such a better team since we started working with you. I have learned so many new things. I swear, when I work with you for an hour after school, I learn more than in seven hours at school. Thank you very much for every thing you’ve taught me. I can’t wait to see where we will be next year!

Thank you again, M

Thanks for the great card – keep studying hard in school – it’s super important!  Love ya, Karin

OPEN HOUSE AT Brek-n-Ridge Farm, October 25, 2014


On October 25th Saturday, from 11 am to 1:30 PM, Brek-n-Ridge Farm will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE. In collaboration with Ellsworth Farmers Exchange and Tribute Horse Feeds we invite you to participate in an educational exchange about THE CARE AND NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF OUR SENIOR HORSES.

Farmers, landowners and any equine caretakers are invited to the meeting, to discuss, and if necessary make emergency plans to care for the equines in our neighborhoods this winter. Senior horses, unlike younger more robust equines, need special attention throughout the winter months.

Ellsworth representatives and their feeding experts will be available to answer all your questions until 12:30 PM. Our goal of this exchange is to educate and listen to your concerns about your horses care this winter.

At the conclusion join us for hotdogs on the BBQ followed by a demonstration by the young children from YMCA of Northern Michigan. They will be showing off their new riding skills they learned this fall in the YMCA Horseback Riding Program.


For more information and to receive directions, please call

Karin Reid Offield at Brek-n-Ridge Farm 231-242-0012.

Brek-n-Ridge Farm 7359 S. Lake Shore Drive

Harbor Springs, Michigan

Next door to the Birchwood Inn


Memi Pearsall talks about Dressage and Brek-n-Ridge Students -2014 – Win at Dressage and Jumping

IMG_2630Memi 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.”