ShowChic boutique is once again hosting its popular Shop Talk events this season. The dressage community is invited to spend evenings learning and socializing with notable figures in the equine industry at these events. The first Shop Talk of the season was held Nov. 18 and featured dressage advocate and rider Karin Reid Offield.
Dressage enthusiasts and competitors escaped the chilly November evening to fill the inviting room at ShowChic in Wellington and listen to Offield’s equestrian insights. Her talk focused on her unique journey in the equestrian world, including her purchase of the world-famous dressage stallion Lingh, experiences in international competition and dedication to promoting the sport.
The Colorado rider has an eclectic background in hunters, jumpers, equitation, reining, cutting, roping and dressage. She provides lessons and training at her Brek-n-Ridge Farm in Harbor Springs, Mich. One of the major points in Offield’s equestrian career was her purchase of the 16.3-hand KWPN stallion Lingh. The world-famous bay has excelled in international dressage competition for well over a decade and has helped Offield achieve many impressive wins. She breeds Lingh and is excited to watch his offspring flourish in competition as well.
Like ShowChic, Offield cares deeply about dressage and is passionate about promoting it and providing education about it. She is the executive producer of the upcoming documentary Harry and Snowman, which will tell the true story of a rescue horse that became a talented jumper. Offield has sponsored such prestigious competitions as the World Cup Dressage Finals, as well as countless other equestrian events and educational opportunities.
ShowChic was happy to have Offield as its speaker for the November Shop Talk. The event had an excellent turnout, and attendees enjoyed chatting with Offield about her versatile experiences as an equestrian. The event also included door prizes and a chance for shopping through ShowChic’s original merchandise.
The boutique’s upcoming Shop Talks are tentatively scheduled to include renowned trainers Bill Warren and Bill McMullin, bestselling author Tami Hoag, Canadian Olympian Ashley Holzer and Parelli Natural Horsemanship’s founders Pat and Linda Parelli.
For more information about ShowChic, Shop Talks and ShowChic’s products, including breeches, show coats, stock ties, shirts, helmets and jewelry, visit www.showchicdressage.com or call (561) 319-2121.
ABOVE: Karin Reid Offield (center) with Michele Hundt and Krystalann Shingler of ShowChic at Shop Talk.