Introducing St. Nicklas
We love you Nicky !!
Introducing Ice Man
A champion in the pony hunter arena…click on this link to see him in action. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmetCYmuxNk&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Jackson is an American Quarter Horse. An aged gelding, he came to my attention in April 2012 when we saw this picture in a feed store. Little did I know that once he belonged to me that he would endear himself so firmly into our stable.
We helped his owner in the purchase of this lovable dutch gelding related to my own stallion Louisville. He will take her up the levels as far as she wants to go!
Mokay is a thoroughbred. Mokay was a winning race horse and is the grandson to Alydar, remembered by…One of the greatest rivalries in racing history would have to be Affirmed and Alydar. They raced each other 10 times, from June 15, 1977, in the Youthful at Belmont, to August 19, 1978, in the Travers at Saratoga. Affirmed won seven of these matches including thrilling duels in all three Triple Crown races.
Mokay is Alydar’s grandson. Alydar, who is fated to be remembered as the shadow of 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed, was owned and bred by the great Calumet Farm under the leadership of Mrs. Gene Markey. He was a dark chestnut colt by the leading sire Raise a Native, who had earned a juvenile co-championship for Harbor View Farm before retiring prematurely in 1961, and out of Calumet Farm’s outstanding broodmare Sweet Tooth, the dam of champion Our Mims. Alydar’s broodmare sire was On-and-On, a stakes winning son of the leading sire Nasrullah and Calumet Farm’s champion filly Two Lea. Sweet Tooth’s stakes winning dam Plum Cake was a daughter of Ponder, the 1949 Kentucky Derby winner, and the champion mare Real Delight, both of whom carried the Calumet colors.
Rising Sun was purchased in Wellington, Florida for our client. She is an aged mare with many recognized championships to her name and is trained to I-1 Level, which is only 2 levels below Grand Prix. She is going to become a school master for her owner at BreknRidge and we are honored to be in charge of her care and progress. Sadly, Rising Sun left us after a few months of boarding and subsequently died.
We share the loss and am thankful for the time we did spend together.
Petra, born Dartania, is an eleven year old mare
Twister is a gelding and is owned and trained by Andrew Figures. He is a Percheron/Andalusian cross. Twister has become a different horse over the winters, showing successfully in the summers and is now a very suitable dressage mount for Andrew’s mother. We are so proud of the work that Andrew accomplished with this horse! Andrew works at Brek-n-Ridge full time.
Pippen is a mare and is a registered Half Arabian. She is an amazing teacher and a great mare !
Ulke is 12, a registered Fresian gelding imported from the Netherlands. He was originally trained to drive carts, and now is being trained by Karin to become a riding horse Fresians are family horses and Ulka is learning quickly each day and enjoys his life on the farm. He loves to trail ride and is looking forward to the summertime !
Tara, the Princess
Tara is in the lesson string. Before arriving at BreknRidge she took children and adults on trail rides and brought a lot of joy to her owners and handlers. Tara arrived in the late fall of 2010 and was our most valued intermediate dressage teachers. She now has a forever home with children.
Latte is owned and trained by Kate Etherly. She is a Canadian Warm Blood. She has a new career as a great broodmare caretaker and has a forever home.
Classy Playboy is famous in Michigan for teaching children to ride. A Quarter Horse, Paint he is loved by all that know him. He was a Champion Hunter !!! All of our beginner students learned to ride on Playboy ! We love him ! Thank you to his owner for allowing us to care for him.
Patches is older than 30 years young, also, and happily takes to the trails when ever possible. Considered to be one of the top trail guide horses in the west, Patches is a black Tobiano Paint and is registered by the Paint Horse Association. Patches is a honest and gentle lesson horse now retired to the fields on Brek-n-Ridge Farm.
Red comes to us by way of our friend and hunter mentor Carl Bessette. Red is a thoroughbred, young, ambitious and loves to teach kids and adults to jump. He is in our lesson program and is the favorite for our jumping students. Red left Brek-n-Ridge in the spring of 2011 and has his own person now – his best friend!
Merlin is growing up at BreknRidge Farm and is being offered for sale as a investment opportunity with conditions. SEE HORSES FOR SALE
Starburst is an amazing patient teacher for children and adults. She was a Show Hunter at the biggest shows in the country. In the spring of 2012, Starbust was returned to her family and loves their attention. Starburst is missed at the farm.
Introducing Box Car Annie
Annie is a black Tobiano mare born July 10, 2000 Annie’s sire- BOXCARJACK and Annie’s dam- LTJ Littlestrawberry. Annie is registered by the Pinto Horse Association of America. Annie is owned by Brek-n-Ridge Farm and will be teaching students to jump and ride Dressage. She has produced blue ribbons consistently since her training with Karin in jumping and Kate’s hard work in Dressage. We love her!