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2019 POLO in Northern, Michigan in the town of Bliss

POLO – Northern Michigan First tournament will start Saturday, July 6 through the next Saturday the 13th. The next tournament is Sunday, July 21 – through the next Sunday, July 28 and the last tournament is Friday, August 2 through the Sunday, August 11th. Bring your sun umbrella’s, your drinks, your grandparents, your friends, your wife and husband, son, daughter, and besties, for great days in the outdoors with horses and country fun. Contact the Bliss General Store for weather and tournament confirmation – and visit their store and take home a polo ball cap and refreshments!

Bliss Store, 1431 East Sturgeon Bay Trail, Levering, Michigan 49755

1231-537-4411. Bliss Store. They offer this service of weather-related questions and game confirmations as a service to their Polo friends – we ask that you stop by their cool store and thank them!

 

 

VACATIONS: THE POTATO HOUSE FOR GUESTS IN HARBOR SPRINGS, MICHIGAN

OPENING: THE POTATO HOUSE FOR GUESTS IN HARBOR SPRINGS, MICHIGAN

June is almost finished and summer is here in Northern MIchigan. Announcing the reopening of the Potato House on Brek-n-Ridge Farm as a short or long term rental. Family gatherings, holidays, or just weekends – the home is set up to entertain, relax or as a gateway to our outdoors. Small pets are welcomed – Welcome to the island paradise for horses you can reach by automobile. Located at the start of the Tunnel Of Trees. Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740.

 GO TO THE LINK ABOVE TO SCROLL THROUGH THE PHOTOGRAPHS

Horse Farm for SALE in Northern Michigan – Traverse City and Harbor Springs

7359 S. Lakeshore Drive, Harbor Springs Michigan. 49740

Brek-n-Ridge Farm is operated by Karin Reid Offield, an international dressage rider. Karin says, “I would consider selling the farm to a buyer who wants to live up-north in the summer and my hope is to remain with the stable,  along with my management team.  We train and care for horses. Located 68 miles from the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, the farm is situated between two airports – Traverse City and the Pellston Regional, so access to the farm is easy thru Chicago and Detroit.”

9 hours from Lexington Major Airport, Cherry Capital Airport – Private Jet & Commercial Service, 4 hours from Detroit.

Call Karin for a tour 231-242-0012. For sale by owner. 

The Potato House is located on Brek-N-Ridge Farm, Harbor Spring’s well known horse farm and Riding School. The Potato House is a warm and inviting historic former potato barn featuring a huge fireplace, separate library/study room off the kitchen, an original potato silo for eating, a large dining area, a walk out patio area, with room for a garden – a landscapers dream!  The home includes an attached 2-car garage and loft/attic storage. Perfect for long-term rental, a summer holiday rental or ski vacation income or as a main residence on Brek-n-Ridge Farm. Located an easy three mile bike north of Harbor Springs on Route #119, at the beginning of the famous Tunnel of Trees. The farm is a ten minute drive from Boyne Highlands & Nubs Nob Ski areas. The Potato House is available to rent and not currently on the market.  Here is the LINK: Potato House Rental, Harbor Springs, Michigan

The Horse Farm on Brek-n-Ridge Farm is suitable for the casual or professional equestrian family. Approximately 28 acres.

81 X 204 Morton building built in 1992, and low maintenance. An easy facility to run.

Premier indoor area, lighting and wind free in the winters. Comfortable surround. Full audio.

Full sized outdoor area

Twelve 12 X 12 stalls with shared paddocks, including 3 all season paddocks with run in sheds.

2 tack rooms and 1 veterinarian room

3 grooming stalls with overhead heat lamps

1 wash stall with hot/cold water

Heated observation room, small kitchen

5 spacious grass pastures and 5 double fenced wooden paddocks, Nelson auto waterers.

Management package, including grounds keeper and stable management available

 

Brek-n-Ridge Farm’s HORSE-A-CULTURE 2019

 The Goal this summer at B-n-R is to spend each week together, riding to develop thinking skills and become riders able to ride off property, in the B-n-R fields,  and to enjoy ourselves at our small local competitions. Our lessons will include trail rides, BBQ’s, drill team practice, horsemanship and position, trailering skills, horse and equipment stable care, preparations for off property rides and horse shows and our scheduled Dressage Clinics with Maryal Barnett and auditing or riding in the Vanessa Voltman Clinics will be included in the Lesson Programs and found on a calendar coming soon!

 Join Andrew and I to share with you the joys and process of riding, no detail too small and no goals to large.  We will have fun, learn a lot and teach our horses to become better riding partners, better trained, and you as a rider, a safer equestrian.

 

MORNING PROGRAM #1

DRESSAGE IN ARENA’S AND FIELDS

Dressage Clinics and Test Riding

from Intro Level up to Second Level

3 lessons per week, for 6 of 8 weeks  

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays June 25 – August 15th

June 25,26,27 July 2, 3, 5 (No lessons on the July 4thHoliday), July 9,10,11  July 16,17 (Maryal Barnett Lesson),18.

July 21 Cedar Creek Dressage Show  July 23, 24, 25  July 30,31, August 1  August 6, 7, 8 and  August 13, 14, 15

INSTRUCTOR’S & RIDERS – ANDREW FIGURES on Fergus and KARIN REID OFFIELD on Louisville’s Merlin

AFTERNOON PROGRAM #2

THE ABC’S OF LEARNING ON THE TRAILS AND FIELDS

3 rides per week, for 6 weeks  

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays July 2 – August 15th

July 2, 3, 5 (No lessons on the July 4th Holiday), July 9 (Maryal Barnett Lesson incl.) 10,11  July 16,17,18  July 23, 24, 25  July 30,31, August 1  August 6, 7, 8 and  August 13, 14, 15

Instructors Andrew Figures (trailering and geometry) Karin Reid Offield on Merlin  and Liz Sanchez on Annie

ACCURACY – Over time horse professionals have determined methods of riding and handling horses for the safety and fun for all. Learn to ask your horse the right questions. How should you be teaching your horse what to do? For you, and for your horse, learn to decide how your state of mind and your accuracy can make a difference in the riding relationship with your horse.

BALANCE – Ask your horse to stay in balance and observe why this will help the horse and the rider stay safe.   Learn how and when to create balance to make a difference in your riding relationship with your horse.

CORRECTNESS – Learn how correctness, and conformity of tried and true methods in the handling of all horse decisions will make a difference in your riding relationship when you are by yourself or when riding in a group. Learn how to avoid problems.

Teaching the ABC’s in two very different summer horseback riding programs.   Brek-n-Ridge lesson horses are available for students, or for those of you that wish to ride twice a day. Ask for the special twice a day fee.

Please reserve early, limited availability. 

The Horse-a-Culture Program in 2018 & 2019 include a similar learning curve and will be followed in 2019 to insure the long term easy -to- learn consistency and conformity for safe and fun riding.

 

HARRY & SNOWMAN PLAYING IN BAY CITY JANUARY 12, 7 PM 2018

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