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1993 KWPN Dutch Warmblood Stallion, 16.3H

Flemmingh – Columbus – Uppercut

Owner: Offield Farms

Breeder: H.S, Dallinga and R.M. Brinkma, Netherlands

Silver Medalist of 2005 World Cup, Las Vegas

Stallion Licensing: 2005 KWPN (due to international sport results)

Approved in Europe: KWPN, Hanoverian (VhW), Oldenburg, Swedish, Finnish, and all South German studbooks

Approved in N.A: KWPN-NA, AHS, GOV, SWANA, Canadian Sport Horse Association, and Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association

Performance Test: Approved through International dressage sport record

Sero- negative for EVA, prior to vaccination

Breeding Fee: Private Treaty

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Lingh possesses many of the qualities we aim to produce for top sport—suppleness, scope, and a workman-like attitude coupled with a kind nature. His international performance career placed Lingh at the top of the index established by the World Breeding Federation of Sport Horses, ranking him the number one dressage stallion and 3rd in the world overall in 2006. His breathtaking performances at the 2005 FEI World Cup in Las Vegas, where he claimed the Grand Prix and the Silver Medal overall, thrilled the dressage world and captured hearts around the world. We are pleased to offer Lingh to breeders in North America and invite you to become part of this proud stallion’s legacy.


About Lingh

Lingh_Offield_3KddLingh’s illustrious dressage career began in the Netherlands under Edward Gal. Edward trained Lingh from the time he was a green four-year old all the way up through their indisputable success in international Grand Prix’s. Lingh and Edward had many memorable medal finishes including Los Vegas, Amsterdam, and Aachen to name but a few.

In 2004, Edward and Lingh won the Dutch National Grand Prix Championships. The pair later helped win the team Silver Medal at the 2005 European Championships. Their best performance, however, was at the 2005 Las Vegas World Cup Finals where they finished first, beating teacher, mentor, and then-undefeated Anky Van Grunsven on Salinero. It was at this event that American rider and sponsor of the 2005 World Cup Final, Karin Reid Offield, first saw and fell in love with Lingh. Edward Gal and Lingh’s last performance was a Silver Medal victory at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen.   Later that year Karin Offield purchased Lingh, just after the KWPN licensed Lingh based upon his sport record.

The KWPN breeding committee described Lingh as “an honest and reliable stallion that is easy to work with. The great achievements of this stallion match his stunning conformation. Lingh is an athletic modern riding type. His head is intelligent. The neck has good length and form. The shoulder is long and well angled. The withers are well developed. The croup is a good length and well muscled. His legs are straight and correct.” Since then, Lingh has been approved for breeding by the Hanoverian, Oldenburg, Swedish, and Finnish studbooks as well as their American counterparts in addition to several Canadian Warmblood registries.

Early in their career together Karin and Lingh enjoyed competitive success with several top placings in Florida and at major CDI’s on the East Coast. With the aim to participate in the 2008 Olympic trials, the pair moved to the Netherlands and had a successful international tour. Upon returning to Florida for the winter season and trials, Lingh sustained an unfortunate injury in the stable that led to his retirement from sport and ultimately to his transition to life at top breeding stations in Sweden and Germany.

lingh.EGalIn the fall of 2008, Lingh moved to Flyinge, The National Stud of Sweden. He received terrific rehabilitative care and returned to a very comfortable level of soundness. Happily, Lingh was once again re-united with Edward Gal at the Flyinge Stallion Show on March of 2009. The pair performed before the Flyinge crowds where breeders and admirers from Scandinavia could once again appreciate Lingh’s expressive qualities as a Grand Prix stallion, especially in his one-time tempi changes, piaffe, and passage. In the spring of 2010, Lingh and Bo Jena, Flyinge’s long lining expert, performed at the Flyinge Stallion Show and gave an unforgettable performance demonstrating nearly all the Grand Prix movements in long lines.

Flyinge stallion show.kristerlindhLingh bred for two seasons in Sweden and in January 2011, Lingh relocated to Germany to Gestut Birkhof where Lingh has now found his perfect retirement. Through Gestut Birkhof, Lingh readily services the German mare base and extends his influence to mares in neighboring countries like France, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

With a breeding career that didn’t start until 2005, Lingh didn’t waste any time in proving he can produce Champions. Lingh’s son Beau (Lingh – Ferro) was the 2009 KWPN Stallion Show Reserve Champion Dressage Stallion and the highest priced dressage stallion of the KWPN Select Sale, selling for 190,000 Euros. Beau  participated in Sweden’s National Championships for 6 year olds in 2012 and was a finalist. Lingh’s offspring in the United States have won at Dressage At Devon’s prestigious breed show. His offspring worldwide will soon launch their careers under saddle. With the easy mentality these youngsters have demonstrated, we anticipate excellent rideability and an ease to move up through the levels in sport.

Karin and Lingh standing.Gabriele Boiselle



Top Offspring


(Lingh x Sweetie W v. Ferro)


2006 KWPN Stallion bred by J. Lamers, The Netherlands
2009 KWPN Stallion Show Reserve Champion Dressage Stallion
KWPN Select Sale Highest priced Dressage Stallion 195,100 euros
2012 Finalist at the 6-year-old Swedish young horse dressage Championships

Landmark VT

(Lingh x Odet II v. Jorn – Faram)


2008 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Breeders’ Championships Series Finals
Colt/Gelding Championship – East Coast Series/Dressage at Devon #5 77.250%
2008 Champion Dressage at Devon ISR/Oldenburg 2 and Under Class with 80.40%
2008 Dressage at Lexington Champion Colt and Reserve Champion Young Horse


(Lingh – Digoletta)


2013: Successfully competing in 6YO FEI Young Horse Test with rider Neve Myburgh


 (Lingh x Vjerakelly v. Inspekteur – Ferro)


2006 KWPN-NA Gelding bred by Diane Stack

2007 Adequan/USDF DHSB Horse of the Year Awards, Yearling Colts/Geldings:
#3 Bergen (KWPN-NA) 77.700%

And click here for a listing of many more Lingh offspring from around the world


Flemmingh Lacapo Landgraf I
Texas Carneval
Gazelle Columbus Lucky Boy xx
Octavia Uppercut xx


Lingh’s sire, the Preferent stallion Flemmingh, was one of the most famous dressage stallions in the KWPN. He placed third at his performance test in 1990, scoring three 9s, including a 9 for jumping.flemmingh Flemmingh is the sire of Anky van Grunsven’s now retired Grand Prix horse Krack C, as well as Cathy Morelli’s BeSe, and Imke Schellekens-Bartels’ Melvin, among many other notable dressage horses and numerous ster and keur mares. Flemmingh’s offspring are big moving, tall, athletic, and long lined horses with three excellent gaits and an outstanding temperament. He is known for passing on the “knee action” that makes his movement so appealing as well as the wonderful temperment.

Lingh’s pedigree offers performance blood that is sought the world-over. In 2009, a colt by Flemmingh (sire of Lingh) was the 2009 Oldenburg studbook stallion approvals champion. Also in 2009, a Vivaldi stallion was the Reserve Champion stallion of the Westphalian approvals. Vivaldi is by Krack C, a son of Flemmingh. In 2010, FOUR Lingh colts entered the preliminary rounds for the KWPN approvals: C-Lingh MK, Cocksdorp Texel, Clint and Chideon. All four of these 2007 colts were still owned by their breeders, emphasizing their pride in these horses’ futures.
Lingh’s sire Flemmingh is by Lacapo, who was licensed in Holstein in 1982. In Dr. Dietrich Rossow’s Holsteiner Breed Book, Lacapo is described as a “medium sized stallion with good expression and beautiful neck carriage… a very good mover. Offspring of medium frame with beautiful faces and lots of appeal. Very good movers.” Lacapo hails from the world famous Holstein stallion and “sire of the century,” Landgraf I. landgrafLandgraf’s list of showjumping progeny is endless, producing names like Freestyle (aka Lalique): winner of the Grand Prix at Aachen; Libero: the five time Dutch National Champion and ’94 World Cup winner; Linaro: 1991 Champion Holsteiner Stallion; and Landadel: 1985 100 Day Test Champion at Medingen and a sire in his own right of top dressage and jumping offspring.

Lingh’s dam Gazelle has been rewarded with the highest mare prizes of the KWPN: Ster, Pref, Prest. Gazelle’s sire Columbus jumped at international level with Jos Lansink. Gazelle’s line goes back further to the famous thoroughbred stallions lucky-boyLucky Boy xx and Uppercut xx. Lucky Boy xx contributed to Dutch sport horse breeding by siring many top jumpers on the international scene. Lucky Boy xx sired Calypso – Reserve Champion of the 1980 World Cup final and Winner of the 1982 final in Göteborg. Jacob Melissen comments in his 92/93 edition of The Leading Sires of the Netherlands that “Calypso has been of fundamental importance to the development of showjumping in the ‘new style’, he was one of those elastic, plucky horses that perform intelligently and are keen to tackle anything without being too hot. Bold horses, with a light-footed canter. The kind of horses in which the athletic action of the Thoroughbred is united with the balanced character of the part-bred. That’s what Calypso was, and that’s precisely what Lucky Boy contributed to Dutch sport horse breeding.” Lucky Boy sired 16 stallion sons, the most famous of which was Octrooi, who had a successful career in the USA under the name Best of Luck. THREE Lucky Boy offspring attended the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles: Van Gogh, The Freak, and Medrano.

Uppercut XX sired 15 approved sons, including Nabuur, an international show jumper who went on to sire many international jumpers including uppercutxxThe Saint ridden by Alwin Schockemohle of Germany. Uppercut’s sire Fighting Don was a grandson of Sir Gallahad III. Sir Gallahad III was a French Thoroughbred of tremendous influence in US racehorse industry. Sir Gallahad sired 65 Graded stakes race winners and was the United States Champion Sire four times. He was the sire of Preakness Stakes winner High Quest, Jockey Club Gold Cup and multiple stakes winner Fenelon, and a record three Kentucky Derby winners: Gallahadion,Hoop Jr., and Gallant Fox, who won the U.S. Triple Crown. Sir Gallahad also sired Roman, who won eighteen races and in turn sired fifty-four stakes winners, including Champion and Preakness Stakes winner Hasty Road. Lingh’s pedigree represents generations of famous, awarded, and performing horses!




2nd ZZ Level.

2nd Dutch Championships Small Tour

1st Dutch Championships Small Tour

Numerous 1st – 3rd Int. placings
7th in Large Tour.

1st Dutch Championships Large Tour
5th WBFSH Rankings

2nd Dutch Championships Large Tour
European Championships Team Silver
1st GP & 1st GP Kur Amsterdam
2nd GP Kur & 3rd GP Den Bosch
2nd Grand Prix Kur, 1st GP Las Vegas
2nd Overall WC Final
2nd GP & 2nd GP Kur Maastricht
Approved KWPN Stallion, began breeding career

WEG Aachen Team Silver
1st GP Kur Gelderland
1st GP Kur Rotterdam.

Under new owner Karin Offield:

1st GP, 1st GP Amateur Centerline Events @ HITS on Hudson
Winner East Coast Riders Cup
5th GP Kur, 7th GP Saugerties
Winner Valerie Kahan Trophy
8th GP Kur & 12th GP Baden Wurttemberg
6th GP & 6th GP Kur Maastricht

4th GP Special Gold Coast Opener CDI W/CDI Y
Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI GP B.

International Horse Show, Stockholm Globe Arena with Bo Jenå
Performing in Long Lines

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