From Hopes and Dreams to Resounding Success - Lindinhof Equine Sports Zentrum
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Lindinhof and Megan McIsaac have come full circle! Megan founded Lindinhof Equine Sports Zentrum in 2000, which is named for her parents, Linda and Donald “Dinny” McIsaac with the original goal to develop both a dressage training program based on classical, German methods and a reputable import sales facility. After, 15 years, Lindinhof has worked with many breeders to start their young horses and help promote them for sale, trained all types of horses from pleasure to competition, campaigned many horses for clients, sold numerous horses, and has helped many riders achieve their riding goals and dreams.
Lindinhof has not only realized Megan's original dreams, but after many successful years, in 2014 the farm began moving forward and beyond, into even bigger and better new goals and endevors! It was at that time that Megan decided that Lindinhof was bursting at the seams! The riding arena was too small, the trailer was too small, and there were not enough stalls for all the horses, so it was time to make a change. Lindinhof began construction of a new 80 x 200 heated riding arena, new feed room, a manure house, 13 stalls with a new tack room, as well as importing five horses to sell.
Not only has the farm flourished but in 2014, Lindinhof horses and clients were on fire as well! Buenos Noches, owned by Lindinhof client, Michelle Moeller, won the Dressage at Devon 4th level test 3 with Megan. He also went on to compete at 4th level Open, 4th Freestyle, and the Prix St. George Open at the USDF Region 2 Championships. Two other Lindinhof horses competed at the Region 2 Championships: Kingsley, owned by WisconsinKid, LLC was Reserve Champion at Training Level Open & First Level Freestyle and placed 4th in the First level Open. Elbricht, owned by Sue & Rick Neipert competed in the First and Second Level Freestyles.
Both Kingsley and Elbricht competed at the US Dressage Finals in Lexington, Kentucky! Kingsley was Champion at the First level Freestyle & 7th in the Training Level Open class while Ebricht was 8th in the First level Freestyle and 13th in the Second level Freestyle. All freestyle were designed by Melanie Michalak.
Lindinhof Young Rider, Sarah Lipkowitz successfully competed at her first Regional Champiohsip with her new horse, Curry. They placed 3rd at 2nd level Young Rider with 67% and 5th place at 1st level Young Rider with a 65%. The 2014 Lindinhof Show team was made up of ten student and fourteen horses!
Through time Lindinhof and Megan found their niche. Megan wants to provide quality trained horses and ponies to the US dressage community; a riding center where trainers can bring their clients to try many horses and Adult Amateurs can come find a school horse that meets their needs. And a facility that provides educational opportunities in the Midwest as well as quality training for horses and riders.
“I want to offer many types of school horses, that individuals can come and try in one place. With my own client’s we have traveled across the country for one horse! It would have been great to try many horses at one location. I want to provide that to potential buyers as well as a wide price range.”
One of Megan's students, Callie F., can't say enough about her experience at Lindinhof. "I could not ask for a better trainer! Megan has not only given me a firm grasp on the basics and their importance throughout all of the levels, but she has also begun to teach me the complexity and finesse of the upper levels. Megan teaches with a positive enthusiasm and has really given me confidence in my riding. I would definitely recommend Megan to riders at any level looking for a quality trainer."
The 20 acre farm is conveniently located in Oregon, WI, which is 15 minutes from the Madison airport. Lindinhof provides multiple turnouts, walking trails, solarium, Theraplate, Purina Feeds, and monthly training 5 days a week. Megan works with a solid team of professionals made up of vets, farrier, masseuse, saddle fitter, chiropractor and acupuncturist to maintain all Lindinhof athletes.
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