Our Breeding Program

Established in 2000 as Lilac Farms, New Horizon Farm LLC is a small, private Haflinger breeding farm located in central Michigan that is the product of a lifelong dream to breed, raise and train horses. We raise purebred, registered modern, refined, athletic Haflingers for sport and pleasure that descend from the strongest Austrian, German and Dutch bloodlines in the Haflinger breed. Our foals are born on the farm and bred by us, handled daily from birth, shown extensively, and receive age-appropriate training using natural horsemanship techniques. This includes round pen work, as well as ground driving and long-lining, before they begin their driving and under saddle work at age three. As a result, our Haflingers are well-mannered, well-trained and extremely sociable, both with humans and horses.

New Horizons bred horses excel under saddle in dressage, combined training, and hunter under saddle. They consistently win top honors on-the-line at major shows throughout the United States, including breed shows and USDF/USEF rated shows, and at sport horse and Warmblood breed inspections, holding their own against other breeds! (Pictured at right, Reahna of Lilac Farms, bred by us and now owned by Dreamfield Manor Farm in Pennsylvania, excelling in dressage at first level with the potential to show FEI level.)

At New Horizons Haflingers, we focus on quality, not quantity. Specializing in young horses that are handled daily,we usually have young sport horse and breeding prospects available, and often have horses-in-training for sale or lease. Our goal is to raise well-trained, versatile horses that are respectful, trusting and easy to handle, and to place them in permanent homes. (Pictured at left, Romantique of Lilac Farms, bred by us and now owned by Carol Kvignidal in California, currently excelling in dressage at first level.)

It is important to us to match the right horse to the right person. If we do not have what you are looking for, we will refer you to someone who does. Since nearly all the horses we offer for sale were born and raised on our farm, we know their history as well as their genetic make up. In addition to receiving the utmost in service, you will also receive a packet with your purchase that includes medical and health-related history or your horse, photos from various stages of their life, copies of show records, and other pertinent information. We will also gladly serve as a resource to assist you as you plan for future shows and events, and (if you are unable to show your horse yourself), we will show horses purchased from us for you. (Pictured below, AHR GOLD classified Rosina of New Horizons as a yearling, bred by us and owned by Dreamfield Manor Farm in Pennsylvania, showing the same potential in dressage as her older siblings.)

A Tradition of Excellence!

We invite you to inquire about our services, including: stud services, horses for sale, payment plans, and our significant discounts for foals purchased in utero. For more information on in-utero foal purchases, please click here. We also offer several breeding discounts and breeders’ incentives to our clients. We are located in Laingsburg, Michigan, 30 minutes Northeast of Michigan State University. Please feel free to contact us via e-mail at newhorizonshaflingers@gmail.com or by phone (b) 517 410 8000. Credit card payments through PayPal are also accepted.