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Top Gun x Reach For The Stars), winner of the 2005 Limited Breeder's Weanling Stake. Photo is by Rick Osteen.

The site contains a history of the Saddlebred and the association, a member and horse search, every form you'd need in downloadable form -- plus class results from 2000-2005 for winners to 10th place in the Limited Breeders Class. Each winner is linked to its own page with nominator and breeding information.

Since 1987, Wisconsin Futurity has paid out over $948,366 in prize money. In 1985, an innovative idea promoting the American Saddlebred was developed: the Wisconsin Futurity Limited Breeder's Class, a unique competition whereby only one weanling sired by each qualified "Limited Breeder's Stallion" is eligible to compete.

The Futurity also offers prize money in Open Futurity classes for weanlings, yearlings, two- and three year olds. Together, in these classes, over $307,950 has been paid out since 1987.

Wisconsin's Saddlebred industry continues to grow year after year and is the home of some of the finest breeders, trainers and year-round facilities in the nation, evidenced by the success of the Futurity.

The American Saddlebred Futurity of Wisconsin is one of the largest Saddlebred Futurities in the country and boasts one of the best web sites available to breeders. Check it out at

Pictured here is Pull Up Your Socks (Reedann'sPull Up Your Socks

WI Futurity web site a great view

Stonecroft Trilogy, Cedar Meadow Morgan Farm
  Mizrahi, Sandra Nelson
And The Beat Goes On, Daniel Peachey
  HVK Bell Flaire, Dawn Fire
Tug Hill Whamunition, Judy Caldwell
  SLB Da Vinci, Georffrey Longenecker
Astronomicalee, Cingate Morgans
  Stand And Deliver, Marsha Shepard
Futurity French Command, Elizabeth Peccatiello $3,100   HVK Vibrance, Baccarat Farms
DBA Street Talk, Avona L'Cartier
  Minion Millennium, Garry Glover $3,050
Hollybrook Stage Rage, Nancy Vidler
  Hylee's Galaxy Seven, Ja Ja Ventures $2,500
Simply Masterati, Baccarat Farms
  Tug Hill Commando, Chris Nerland $2,200

Stud services for 16 stallions contributed more than $58,750 to the total $134,270 raised in February at the American Morgan Horse Association's Stallion Service Auction held at the annual convention, Lexington, KY. The auction benefits the AMHA, World Morgan Futurity and Regional shows.

More than 70 stallions had been offered on line prior to the final auction night with the top ten sold live in front of an enthusiastic crowd. The top ten brought in $42,950.

The top-selling horses are:

AMHA Stallion Service Auction tops $130,000


to apply for funds, each non-race breed in KY needed to submit a proposal which would outline how the eligibility of horses was going to be handled and how the funds were to be distributed.

Even though the Kentucky Racing Authority was charged with overseeing the entire program, they asked KEEP to manage the non- racing breed portion. As a result, after a number of meetings, each breed developed a proposal and identified which official breed affiliate would be in charge of administering funds. Funds are distributed to non-race breeds based on the official "inventory" of horses in the state as verified by the national breed association.

Based on initial estimates of the funds, the Morgan breed may get $10,000 of the $1,000,000 pot. Quarter horses and walking horses will get approx. 30% each of the money, and the remaining 40% will be split among Morgans, Saddlebreds, Arabians, Miniatures, Rocky Mountains, etc.

Only horses which are sired and born in KY will be eligible, regardless of breed. Therefore, all AI foals are ineligible, unless they are also born in the state. Horses who meet the eligibility criteria must be nominated to be considered for the awards.

For more information, click here.

The Kentucky Breeders Incentive Program was passed in January 2005 after heavy lobbying by Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) and the thoroughbred industry to establish a pool of money to offer to horses that are Kentucky bred. The program also will benefit other breeds including Morgans, Saddlebred, miniatures, walking horses and others.

The program mirrors programs currently in place in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, California and other states which encourage thoroughbred owners to place their stallions in these states to produce horses that are eligible for increased purses there.

The program will be funded by sales taxes on stud fees which are estimated the first year at $15 million.

When the Kentucky legislation passed, it included a 7% set aside for non- racing breeds with thoroughbred racehorses getting 80%, Standardbreds 13%. In order

Breeders Incentive program established in KY

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original colored pencil portraits by renowned equine artist Denise Peterson, these 12”-by-12” prints grace the walls of prominent Morgan horse admirers around the world. The prints are $30 each or all four for $100.

You can order the throw and the prints on line by clicking here.

Did you know that in 2005, the World Morgan Futurity paid out a total of $174,750 to its participants? It is supported in part by monies raised at the AMHA Stallion Service Auction. Check out the bidding from the 2006 event by going to the Morgan page above. If you want to see the 2005 breakdown and winners, click here!

As promised, the MWF website tells you everything you want to know about the World Morgan Futurity – plus offers some neat stuff you can buy to support the program.

For example, the World Futurity Throw, 45"x70" inches and constructed of 100 percent cotton, is cold-water washable on a gentle cycle with a low heat dry. It is priced at $45, plus $10 S&H. You can click on the image on the website to see a larger version. The throws will be available at the Grand National if you would like to take one home personally.

Also offered are special edition prints. Produced from

Visit the WMF site for winners, payback & stuff!


Saddlebred breeders from coast to coast bid record-breaking totals at two separate auctions held in January in Kentucky. More than $308,000 was raised at the All-American Cup Stallion Service Auction in Shelbyville Jan. 21 followed by $142,000 at the Bluegrass Futurity Auction in Lexington Jan. 22.

Eighteen stallions commanded a bid of $4,000 or more with 55 purchased for $2,000 or more. Among the high-selling services were:

The Undulata Farm-owned Undulata's Nutcracker topped the sale, commanding a bid of $26,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Ron Moore.

Supreme Heir, donated by Hallston Manor, brought a bid of $11,000 from Tracy Garcia.

Blythewood purchased CF First Night Out for $9,200.

The total list of prices and buyers can be viewed under the All American Cup section at The offspring produced by the stallion services sold are eligible for the All American Cup Weanling Cup and the All American Cup Three Year Old 3 Gaited Cup, more than $300,000.

Among the high-selling services at the Bluegrass Futurity are:

Undulata's Nutcracker, Spencer Mains
  I'm A New Yorker, Faydelle Schott
Revival, Alice Nunley
  VHF The Licorice Drop Kid, Carl Fischer
Top Spool, Spencer Mains
  The Mystery Writer, Mark Strong
Sir William Robert, Rademann
  Belle Reve Renaissance Man, Stonecroft
Attache's Royal Assets, Shannon Sewell

The annual Bluegrass Futurity Stallion Service Auction was held Jan. 22 with record-breaking results. The $142,000 was $35,000 more than the 2005 total.Many stallion services are still available through the Bluegrass Futurity. For more information, contact Melissa Moore at

Horses sired by Bluegrass Futurity stallions are eligible for classes held at the Fall Classic in October at the KY Horse Park.

Thousands raised at ASB service auctions


sport, and we ask you to bear with us and have patience as we link the stallions to their offspring. We welcome any corrections, additions or input you have." Please forward correspondence to or fax 859-231-6662.

Breeders and owners should contact USEF concerning qualifying for the awards.

2005 winners include:

Leading Breeders:
Morgans: Joyce Metters, Lexington, NC
Saddlebreds: Callaway Hills, Jefferson, MO
Hackney Ponies: Carol Lee, Tarboro, NC

Leading Owners:
Morgans: Susan Evans, Manilus, NY
Saddlebreds: Michele MacFarlane, San Diego, CA
Hackney Ponies: Sandra Surber, Woodside, CA

Leading Sires:
Morgans: Hollybrook Wham Bam (Wham Bam Command x Nemours Sunkissed by Black River Jupiter)
Saddlebred: Chubasco (Fountasin Of Youth x Tropical Gale)
Hackney Pony: Dun-Haven Bandolier (Dun-Haven Crescendo x Dun-Haven Desdemona)

If you go to the United State Equestrian Association web site and click on Points and Awards you will find the 2005 ranking of Leading Breeders, Leading Owners and Leading Sires. Twenty-two breeds and disciplines are included on the lists, including Morgans, Saddlebreds and Hackney Ponies.

Curious how these horses and people qualify for the awards, we contacted Ken Ball, Director, Horse Registration & Service at USEF. Here's his reply:

"The USEF Leading Sire Awards are based on points earned in USEF recognized competitions. The horse must be recorded with USEF in order to earn points in competition. We also must 'link' the sire to his offspring in our database in order for it to calculate. Therefore stallion owners should contact us with any progeny that they think should appear under the ranking so we can verify that they are linked."

Also on the website is the following:

"Welcome to U.S. Equestrian's new Leading Breeder, Owner & Sire Rankings. This is a new rankings system for equestrian

USEF ranks breeders, owners, sires for 2005


Morgan breeders have several great opportunities to buy stud fees at auction this year with proceeds of the sales benefiting charities, associations and funding show classes and scholarships. Some offer bidding on line and all present the horses and details on line. Click on the auction names for more information.

Morgan Masterpiece Horse Show Stallion Service Sale : One fee accepted for each of the 13 stallions. All bids must be for at least the minimum amount listed on the site.

Morgan Dressage Association Benefit Stallion Service Sale : All ten stallions are offered at half their advertised stud fee. If the stallion has an advertised full-priced fee of $2,000 for the 2006 season, then the stallion is offered through this Benefit Stallion Service Sale at $1000.

New York Morgan Horse Breeders Auction : The new web site has been designed to help breeders consider the 43 stallions available and includes a comprehensive listing for each stallion, complete with color images, in-depth pedigrees, and offspring information when available. 

AMHA/World Morgan Futurity Auction : All proceeds less expenses are divided among AMHA, World Futurity and Regional shows. This auction offers more than 70 of the breed's best stallions. For details go to the website, linked above. On line bidding is going on now with t he live auction held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. EST or until all stallions with the top ten bids have been sold on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Morgan Convention.

Michigan Morgan Horse Breeders Futurity Auction : On-line bidding on the 36 stallions will end at noon , Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 with the winning bidders contacted to participate in the live stallion service auction at the Gala Fundraiser at 6 p.m. T he highest bidders and resulting foals will be eligible to compete in the 2007 MMHBF Breeders Sweepstakes in September.

EF:JMare Charity Benefit Auction : One hundred percent of the proceeds of this auction after auction expenses will go to Elysian Fields, t he Justin Morgan Association for Retired Equines, a not-for-profit association dedicated to retired horses in Peru , IL. The auction will run from Jan. 1 through midnight Feb. 26 EST and more than 30 stallions are offered.

Buying Morgan stud fees at auction


Selecting a Tennessee Walking Horse stallion for your best mare has never been so easy with the vast amount of data available to breeders on websites today.

As a simple case in point, let's assume you're interested in breeding your good mare to a stallion with get in the show ring, such as WGC Sweepstakes.

Since futurities are a popular show case for the get of breeding horses, first sign in on the Walking Horse Report website, go to Statistics on the navigation bar

and use the drop down menu to go to Show Results. Scroll down to the August show list, then click on the TWHBEA National Futurity.

Winner of the 2005 National Futurity 23 Mares/Gelding class was the mare, Sweepaway, shown by Joe Cotton of Landrum Stables. Click on her name and you'll see the results of her entire 2005 show season.

Next, to learn more about her breeding, go to the TWHBEA site and use the iPEDS program on the left, which, for a small annual fee, will give you access to the pedigrees of registered walking horses.

Typing "Sweepaway" in the search window, you will learn that she is a black 2002 mare by Sweepstakes and out of the Gen's Major General daughter, Major Accomplishment. She is owned by her sire's owners, Dr. & Mrs. Rafael & Pat Rigual of Oklahoma City. The iPEDS program will also give you her sire's show record, names of his registered get, plus the same information about her dam ─ and so on back in her pedigree.

Right here on Breeders Guide On The Web you can visit the Walkers / Stallions page and view Sweepstakes' interactive profile page from the left navigation area or his printable profile (PDF) in the alphabetical / by state listing. Both feature his pedigree and breeding details. He stands at Harlinsdale Farm, Franklin, TN.

So simple and so slick.

WGC Sweepstakes / Sweepaway

Internet sources aid in TWH breeding choices


Fatal Charm (Radiant Sultan by Supreme Sultan x Sultan’s Dianna by Supreme Sultan).

Judges were Pat McConnell, Bill Waller and Michael Richardson.

The winning filly was trained and presented by Brian Reimer of Brian Reimer Stables, Turin, GA and is owned by Sewell Saddlebreds, LLC, Acworth, GA. Twenty-four weanlings vied for the more than $33,000 first prize.

Telling Secrets and her sire, Catalyst, are pictured at the left. Watch a video of the winner by clicking here video icon. Catalyst is owned by Dick & Nancy Kearney, Prosperity, PA. Email to

Winners in the other 2005 Bluegrass Futurity classes include Pour Some Sugar On Me (Callaway’s Gold Rush by CH Will Shriver x Feather Light by CH Courageous Admiral), Two-Year-Old Fine Harness, Brian Chappel for Spencer Mains; and Deguello (Rifles And Roses by Carey’s Night Of Love x Classiphied Edition by Phi Slama Jama), Yearling, Danette Musselman, owner & breeder.

The 2006 Bluegrass Futurity Stallion Auction will be held in January. For more information, contact Melissa Moore at

Telling Secrets / Catalyst

 Telling Secrets, an American Saddlebred filly, was named Grand Champion in the 4th Annual Bluegrass Futurity Weanling class at the Kentucky Fall Classic held Oct. 6 at the Horse Park, Lexington. She is by Catalyst (Manhattan Supreme by New Yorker x Lakeview’s Angel by CH Superior Odds) and out of

Telling Secrets is Weanling GC at Bluegrass Futurity


Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes winner Isabella Fiore, a Morgan weanling, was winner of the 2005 Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes held Sept. 2 at the Jubilee Morgan Horse Show, Springfield , IL .

The filly is by Hollybrook Stage Rage (Cedar Creek Harlequin x Bery Banks Arboria by Anthracite) and out of Schiaparelli (Wham Bam Command by Waseeka's In Command x Townshend Donachime by Merri-Lee Double Don). She is owned by Louise Shane of Alpharetta, GA and was presented by John Hufferd of Roanoke, IN. The winning prize was $25,000.

Her sire, Hollybrook Stage Rage video icon, is owned by Dr. and Mrs. James Shields, Lafayette , IN and stands at Alliance Stud, Simpsonville , KY. Click here for breeding and contact information.

Isabella Fiore / Hollybrook Stage Rage

Shane's filly wins Sweepstakes

the Sweepstakes board, with input from stallion owners, settled on alternating the class annually between the Jubilee and Northampton. Given the program’s continued popularity, the decision appears to have been a good one.

Back in the beginning, only 14 Morgan stallions were nominated per Midwest and East divisions. That first year 33 foals competed at New England; 35 were in the Jubilee class. Now, 40 stallions are nominated to the program every year with more than two dozen foals vying for the top prize of $25,000 and the $70,000 purse.

Little has changed over the years in the way the Sweepstakes class is conducted and there always is a waiting list for stallion slots in the program. Many of the foals that have competed over the years have gone on to win World, National and Regional titles.

To view a list of nominated stallions for 2006 and to learn more about the class and its winners, go to

The Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes will celebrate its 16th year in 2006 with its class for weanling get of its 40 nominated stallions to be held at the New England Regional Morgan Show, Northampton, MA in July 2006. In 2005 the class was held in conjunction with the Jubilee Regional, Springfield, IL. The 2005 winner appears in the feature story below on this page. (Don’t miss the video!)

The Breeder Sweepstakes was conceived in 1988, the brainchild of two Morgan breeders, Kelli Ross and Maxine Snow. For several years the program suffered from indecision on what venue served stallion and foal owners best. Tried were holding two classes a season, one in the Midwest at the Jubilee Regional, the other in the east at Northampton; a single class at the Jubilee; a single class at the Mid-Atlantic Regional, Quentin, PA; a single class at Jubilee again. In 2003

Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes: Back to New England in 2006

Colt by Kalarama Cabernet wins AAC

Minion Millennium foal wins $25,000

ASB weanlings vie for $154,000 in September

Morgan Sweepstakes celebrates 15th year

Fantasy weekend prize in ‘Name the Foal’ contest

Website reflects active ASB group in MN

Breeders Sweepstakes for Morgans in July

ASB’s Grand National program: the best of the best

Sweepstakes back east in 2006

Shane's filly wins Breeder Sweepstakes

Telling Secrets is Weanling GC at Bluegrass Futurity

Internet sources aid in TWH breeding choices

Buying Morgan stud fees at auction

USEF ranks breeders, owners, sires for 2005

Thousands raised at ASB service auctions

Visit the WMF site for winners, payback & stuff!

Breeders Incentive program established in KY

AMHA Stallion Service Auction tops $130,000

WI Futurity web site a great view

Morgan reiners compete for big money at OKC



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NMRHA logoThe 2005 Open winners were Champion Heartquest Rachel (Devicter Grayson Regent x Fortunes Roxanne) owned by Leroy Stockton and ridden by Mark Wilcher. Rachel went home with $2,035 in cash, the coveted Tedwin Topic Memorial Trophy Buckle donated by Sherry Cole, trophy, ribbon and trophy blanket!

Second in the Open division was WayLynn’s Charm (WCK Bold Eagle x Triplea Finessa) with $1,357 for owner WayLynn Kerr. The Non Pro Champion was Rough Diamond Rock My Sox (Kerry Aristocrat x Shawalla Night Wind) owned and ridden by Phillip Meredith, winning $718 as well as trophy, ribbon, and trophy blanket. Reserve Champion was CBMF Gift of Gold earning $479 for owner/rider Shawn Gallagher.

For more information go to

Every year more and more Morgans enter reining competitions. They are well represented by the National Morgan Reining Horse Association, an affiliate of the National Reining Horse Association.

The NMRHA Derby is a promotion that awards money to nominated three-, four- and five-year-old reiners showing in the Grand National Championship Snaffle Bit/Hackamore Reining Class held at Morgan Grand National in Oklahoma City annually in October. The two divisions are Open and Non Pro.

The entry does not have to be sired by a sire in the NMRHA Sire & Dam Program. There are no restrictions. You pay your money, you get to enter!  Entries must be received by September 15 of your reiner’s competition year.

The Derby is not a class unto itself. Derby horses must in the Grand National’s Championship Snaffle Bit/Hackamore Reining class. The scores they receive from that class are then ranked against each Derby contestant. Highest score takes home the biggest money. Lots of excitement!

Morgan reiners compete for big money at OKC


the country. The awards are paid in addition to any other prize money offered in the class by the horse show itself.”

Go to the ASHA website for the following information: 2006 Grand National Show Schedule; Grand National Recording Form for horses sired by a Grand National-nominated sires; Grand National Stallion Nomination Form to allow a stallion's get to be eligible for recording in the Grand National program; and a List of Nominated Stallions whose get are eligible to be recorded into the Grand National Program.

The program not only meets all its goals, but sets the standard for other breeds in promotion and prizes.


ASB’s Grand National program: the best of the best




One of the best incentive programs in the show-horse industry is the Grand National established and maintained by the American Saddle Horse Association. More than two million dollars have been awarded by the program in its 23-year history. The program was started in 1983 by a group of trainers, breeders and owners. More than 50 new classes boast added prize money in 2006.

According to the ASHA, the goals of the program are “to increase participation, popularity and marketability of the American Saddlebred by offering the opportunity for additional prize money to be won by Grand National-recorded horses. Recorded horses compete for cash awards in selected classes at horse shows throughout

Morgan weanlings sired by 40 nominated stallions will be eligible to compete July 27 in the $70,000 Morgan Breeders Sweepstakes. The class will be held this year at the New England Regional Championship Show held in Northampton, MA. The party will start at 6:30 p.m. and the class will begin at 8:00 p.m.
The class will be conducted in two rounds. Each round will be scored separately. No scores will carry over from round one to round two. In the first round, each foal will show individually. A random drawing will be held to determine the numerical order of appearance of each foal. Any owner or trainer who is showing more than one entry and draws consecutive spots will be given a new draw. Five judges will officiate.
After the final foal is judged, show officials will tabulate the scores. The ten foals scoring the highest will be asked to return to the in-gate. These entries shall enter the ring together in numerical order, low number to high. At that time, places 6th through 10th will be awarded in reverse order. The remaining five entries will then be judged in the final round. The entries will once again be judged individually standing and trotting. The judges may ask to compare the foals at that time. After all entries have been judged, scores will be tabulated and 1st through 5th places will be awarded in reverse order.
Nominated stallions are: Aljak’s Double Whammy, Aristocratic Aire, Astronomicalle, Beethoven, Born to Boogie, Cartier, DBA Streetalk, Favorite Son, Futurity French Command, GLB Bell Pepper, Grand Cru Dom Perignon, Hollybrook Stage Rage, HVK Bold Look, HVK Man About , Town, HVK Vibrance, Liberation First Star, LPS Boogie Man, Main Frame, MEM Heart & Soul, MEM Turn Up The Heat, Minion Millenium, Mizrahi, Nemours Royal Command, Noble Flaire, Pondview Tres Bien, Pot Of Gold, Smoke Signal, Spice O’Life Right Answer, Stonecroft Byzantine, Stonecroft Masquerade, Stonecroft Trilogy, Stonecroft Trinity, Stony Hollow Iceman, Treble’s Tanquery, Tug Hill Celebrity, Ultra’s Special Agent, War and Peace, What’s My Lin, Whispering Whammunition, Whitmorr Law & Order.

Click here for more information on the Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes.

Breeders Sweepstakes for Morgans in July


The NEMHA is best known as host of what many eastern Morgan owners still refer to as “the Nationals,” the regional show held this year July 23-29 In Northampton, MA. It’s a fabulous event in its 67th year that spotlights some of the best Morgans in the country and is host this year to the prestigious Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes, a class for weanling get of nominated stallions.


for the Saddlebred Summer Series championships, to enter and nominate foals to Futurity program, and the ability to purchase stallion services at a special Limited Breeders’ Auction and show in class for that program.
For more information, go to


Website reflects active ASB group in MN


The New England Morgan Horse Association, one of the largest and oldest Morgan associations in the country, is the sponsor of the Circuit Champion Awards, a forward-thinking program for horses exhibiting in seven east-coast shows.

The program is based on points earned by showing at least three of the following Morgan shows: Vermont, Connecticut, Granite State, New England Regional, Massachusetts, and Maine and in the Morgan section of the UPHA Chapter 14 Spring Premiere. To qualify for awards, horses must be shown and judged three times in a specific award division in order to qualify for a Circuit Champion Award in that division. Click here for program rules and here for links to show prize lists, information and results.


Gaylord’s Opryland, Nashville, TN is sponsoring a contest to name a walking horse filly born there on May 31. She is one of a small herd of walkers that lives in the pastures at the main entrance. The person who submits the winning name will win a Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Fantasy Weekend at the resort -- plus much more!

You can enter the contest in person at the Walking Horse Museum at Gaylord Opryland or click here You must enter before July 31, 2006.

One of the most attractive, well-presented and best-updated association sites on the Web belongs to the Minnesota Saddlebred Horse Association.
The MSHA is dedicated to promoting the American Saddlebred Horse within the State of Minnesota and, specifically, encourages the breeding, ownership, training, showing, use and improvement of the breed to foster public recognition and esteem for the breed and endeavor to promote public interest in the breed and awareness of its versatility.
Among it activities are the Futurity, Limited Breeders Auction and the Summer Series, a six-show, high-point awards program.
MSHA membership includes involvement with individuals dedicated to promoting the American Saddlebred horse and getting information about MSHA-sponsored events including horse shows, clinics, annual banquet, demonstrations and more. Other benefits include discounts on membership in the ASHA as an affiliate member, eligibility for year-end high-point,



The prizes include:
Winning entry will be awarded a three-day/two-night Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Fantasy Weekend package for two people, including:
• Two-night atrium garden room accommodations at the famous Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN on August 25-27, 2006
• VIP Box seats at The Celebration on Saturday night including round-trip shuttle transportation
• Souvenir photo of winner with mare and foal
• Behind-the-scenes tour of the Celebration grounds
• Souvenir program from the Celebration
• Daily breakfast buffet
• Delta River flatboat ride
Tips for naming: The foal is by Royal Label and out of Generators Mystique. She will live at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. Members of the Gaylord Opryland team are fondly referred to as "STARS" rather than employees. STARS is an acronym for: Smiles! Teamwork! Attitude! Reliability! Service with a Passion!

NEMHA offers Circuit Championships

Fantasy weekend prize in ‘Name the Foal’ contest

Name the Foal Contest

Little has changed in the way the class is conducted. Many of the foals that have competed over the years have gone on to win world, national and regional titles.

Plus, the program continues to uphold its original mission statement which is “to create a viable economic atmosphere for mare and foal owners.”

With 40 stallions nominated, 26 Morgan weanlings showed in the Breeder Sweepstakes during the New England Regional last month. Go to Morgans above for 2006 class results.


Since its debut back in 1991, the Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes has consistently attracted stallion owners, breeders and interested spectators. This year was no exception, proving that the incentive program created by breeders Kelli Ross, Maxine Snow and Carol Hudson, is a success.

The program was conceived in 1988 and now alternates venues between the east and Midwest, New England in Northampton, MA and Jubilee in Springfield, IL .


Morgan Sweepstakes celebrates 15th year


The first All American Cup for three-year-olds will be held in 2008 when the 2006 weanlings are three. That purse will be more $155,000, the largest prize ever awarded to a performance horse class in Saddlebred history.

For more information on the All American Cup or how to have your stallion included, contact Jim Aikman at (317) 862-4341 or at


More than 200 American Saddlebred weanlings are eligible to compete in the 2006 All American Cup Sept. 5 at the All-American Classic, Indianapolis with 60 to 70 expected to vie for $154.000 purse. First place winner will take home more than $50,000.
The total, record-setting purse raised by the 2005 All American Cup Auction is $307,485. One half of that amount will be held in escrow for the All American Three-Year-Old Three-Gaited Cup.


line bred to the one of the greatest park horses of our recent history, Serenity Masterpiece.
His foals are beautiful, exciting and just as gifted as their sire. Millennium is sired by Minion Valentino and is out of Pomp And Pazazz, the dam of World Champion Stallion Contenental Vision.

To view a video of Millennium, click here.

For more information, click here.

Minion Millennium, the eight-year-old sire of the 2006 Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes winner, The New Millennium (Minion Millennium x Aljak’s La De Da), stands at private treaty at Triumph Stables, Inc., Roanoke, IN.

He was purchased by his owner, Margaret Van Meter of Springfield, IL, shortly before the 2004 Grand Nationals. This incredibly talented 16-hand chestnut is



ASB weanlings vie for $154,000 in September

Minion Millennium foal wins $25,000


Trainer Brad Cougill and the O.U. Mutz-owned Life Is A Cabernet TS (Kalarama Cabernet by BiMi Sultan’s Wine x Lady Mandalay by The Chairman Of The Board) took home the more than $50,000 first place award Sept. 3 at the annual All American Cup held in Indianapolis, IN. The winner was bred by Tillman Stables of Antioch, IL.

Foals by more than 200 stallions were eligible for the $154,000 class.

Reserve Champion was I’m Grande (I’m The Prince by Merchant Prince x Steel Hearted Woman by General Steel) owned & bred by Happy Valley Stables, Inc. of Rossville, GA and shown by Carl Irwin.

Other winners include: 3rd, The Distinguishing Mark, Brian Reimer for Equigene Corp.; 4th, One Hot

Debutante, John Hufferd for Hayes & Bledsoe; 5th, Waiting On A Lady, Brad Cougill, owner/handler; 6th, Pasadoble, Joe T. Smith for Gaynor Shane; 7th, Showtime’s Savage Prince, Greg Reason for Dr. Bing Creosby; 8th, Sateena, Darrell Sibbitt for Ramona Whipps; 9th, Riddlers Party Time, John Wallen, owner/ handler; 10th, Carmel Macchiato, John Hufferd for Hayes & Bledsoe.

In the money twice (4th and 10th) was trainer John Hufferd of Roanoke, IN with foals by Santana’s Tropical Heatwave owned by Lance Hayes and Mike Bledsoe of Neenah, WI. In July a foal owned and shown by Hufferd won the $70,000 Morgan Breeders Sweepstakes held at Northampton, MA. That Sweepstakes win was Hufferd’s fourth in as many years.


Colt by Kalarama Cabernet wins AAC