2004 Morgan Horse Profiles

 

New England hosts Breeder
Sweepstakes; program in 14th year

Florida’s Davis Stable offers
horsemanship for all ages, levels

New mares, projects at Greentree Ranch

‘Sale For Future V’ set for May in KY

Townshend: Where quality is tradition

Triton Morgan Horses continues tradition

Ultra Morgans stands four stallions in 2004

Sales are brisk at Wyacondah Valley

 

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Majesta). A WC Stallion in hand, six-time WC Park Saddle and packing 11 WC titles overall, this charismatic stallion is right at home and is enjoying welcoming visitors and charming the ladies of his court.

Visit Boston Morgan Farm by clicking here.

Bill and Helen Crawford of  Boston Morgan Farm have been breeding and raising Morgan show horses for over 30 years. In 1973, they left their New England home and relocated to Wilsonville, OR. Then in late in 2003, they made a big move to their present location in La Cresta in Murrieta, CA where they built a new farm with training and breeding barns.

With daughter Carolyn Crawford Dillon handling the training duties, Boston Morgan Farm keeps all the fun in the family. Helen does most of the showing, Bill coaches the two women and is sometimes seen at the whip of some of the horses. Carolyn, Helen and Bill have all been winners at the Morgan World Championships. Although small in scope, this family operation has earned a reputation for breeding and showing high-quality horses to many Regional, Grand National and World Championships.

The farm's celebrity in residence, of course, is Tug Hill Whamunition (Wham Bam Command x Fiddler's

WC Tug Hill Whamunition stands in California

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the CMHAY will take place on April 1st. A breakfast panel, awards banquet/entertainment and much more are planned.

For more information on registering for the convention, please contact Kathy Padgham (780) 986-9353.

Covering the whole of Canada, the CMHA was first formed in 1960 and incorporated under the Live Stock Pedigree Act in 1968. The prime function of the association is to administer the registration of the purebred Canadian Morgan and oversee the registration of the Part Morgan horse. Canadian Livestock Records Corp., Ottawa, Ontario, maintains the records for the association, while a board of directors, which includes an elected director from each zone, manages the association.

Other activities of the association include the promotion of the breed, a high point system for show horses, a versatile award system, an active Youth agenda, an historical committee, an EC committee and a Part Morgan committee.

The 2006 Convention of the Canadian Morgan Horse Association will be held at the Nisku Inn in Nisku, just north of Leduc, about a mile east of the Edmonton International Airport and directly off of the #2 Hwy which runs between Calgary and Edmonton.

Guest speakers include Mike Goebig, Nancy Eidam and Holly Schuurman, plus many others. A trip to Amberlea Meadows to see Morgans in action is also on the agenda. Topics range from Morgan conformation, aromatherapy, surgical condition of the neo-natal foal, Miss Manners, and 911 FIRE! There will be something for everyone, adults and youth alike.

The annual membership meeting for the CMHA and

Canadian Morgan convenes March 31 - April 2

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More than 250 members of the American Morgan Horse Association met for the annual breed convention in Lexington. After handing out hundreds of copies of the 2006 Morgan Breeders Guide, publisher Frank Gassmann snapped the candid photos shown above.

The Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta , GA will be the site of next year's AMHA Convention Feb. 13-17, 2007. The Atlanta area offers many great opportunities including the new Georgia Aquarium, CNN, Stone Mountain Park and a wonderful Morgan community. Barb Goda and C. A. (Tony) Lee III will be the co-chairs for the 2007 event. Contact them with comments or suggestions. Barb can be reached at  godabarb@aol.com or Tony at tony@morganhorse.com . Reservation and information will be available soon. For those of you interested, you can check out the hotel at  www.renaissancewaverly.com.

AMHA Convention photos

The AMHA Annual Convention and Board Meeting was held Feb. 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency, in Lexington, Kentucky. With dozens of demonstrations, seminars and meetings for adults and youth, it's been a busy week!

American Morgan Horse Association Convention and Board Meeting

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Friday, February 17: AMHA Committee, Trustees, Youth and Steeering committee meetings, A Guide to Morgan Judging, Celebrate the Morgan 2005–2006, USEF Hearing Process, How to Prepare Your Estate for Your Horse, Basic Concepts of Technical Large Animal Rescue, Meet the Trainer English Pleasure and Pleasure Driving, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Meet the Trainer Western Pleasure, Annual Meeting of the Members, AMHA Board of Directors Reorganizational Meeting, Reception, AMHA Awards Banquet

Saturday, February 18: 70s Show Ring Horses, Meet the Trainer Hunter Pleasure, Carriage Driving How-To, Who Has Time to Ride, Meet the Trainer In Hand, Defining the Relationship Between the AMHA and AMHI, Helping Non-Riding Family Members Remain Supportive of Your Riding, Meet the Trainer Equitation/Junior Exhibitor, Grand National Open Forum, Awards Luncheon, Promoting your business, your breed and your future, The Exciting World of Eventing, A Coat of Many Colors, Meet the Trainer Classic Pleasure, Surviving Your Club Scrapbook, Put Yourself on the Map, Meet the Stewards & Judges.

The American Morgan Horse Association Annual Convention and Board Meeting will be Feb. 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency, Lexington. You can make your reservations by calling 1-859-253-1234 or 1-800-633-7313. Check the complete schedule for updates. With dozens of demonstrations, seminars and meetings for adults and youth, it's going to be a busy week!

Monday, Feb.13: Registry & Finance committee meetings

Tuesday, Feb.14: IT & Bylaws committee meetings; Board Building Discussion Session

Wednesday, Feb. 15: AMHA Charitable Trustees & Board of Directors meetings, Self-Guided Farm Tours; Meet and Greet the Directors Reception 5:30-7 p.m.

Thursday, February 16: Demonstrations at the KY Horse Park including Carriage Association of America reception, Developing the In-Hand Horse, Training the Naturally Gaited Morgan, Hunter/Jumper, Developing the Equitation Horse/Rider, Dressage Driving & Cones, Reception USEF, Welcome Reception, Annual Gala Auction & Reception

AMHA Convention Feb. 15 – 18 in KY

Triple S Nugget
Pine Ridge was 2001 Morgan National Champion Open Freestyle Reiner and Morgan WC Reining in 1995 and 1997. He was shown in NRHA competition in 1998, winning the NRHA Open Reining at Sunny Meadows Farm, bringing home seconds, thirds, fourths, and fifths in the Non-Pro Division. Westernesse has PR young stock available for sale. He is siring gorgeous foals with that wonderful laid-back personalities. He has several one/half price donated services available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Standing at Admiral Equine Services, N3042 Highway 67, Lake Geneva, WI 5314. (262) 245-0542; fax (262) 245-0450.

Painters Pine Ridge
Westernesse Morgan Reiners of Oregon, WI is owned by Tom and Travis Filipek. They stand two stallions, Painters Pine Ridge (Blackwood Correll x Primavera Ramona) and (Triple S Gold Eagle x Triple S Carmenita).

Pine Ridge is out of the Working Western bloodlines. His dam, Primavera Ramona, is a Californio granddaughter. He is 14-2, and a dark chestnut, almost black in color, with no white markings. He has a beautiful head with that extremely long, thick, curly mane and forelock. His legs are straight and fine. He is quiet to work around and very willing to try whatever you ask of him. He is extremely talented as a reiner.


Filipek horses are working stallions

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Amicalola Falls State Park with the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi. The adjacent Chattahoochee National Forest is 300 square miles with hundreds of miles of trails.

Contact the Hutchesons at 539 Gab Creek Farm Rd., Dahlonega, GA 30533. (706) 864-3690. Email to gabcreekfarm@alltel.net.

PKR Primavera Brio

Morgan breeders searching for a handsome, athletic stallion with classic bloodlines, correct conformation and even temperament will be smart to consider the 15.1-hand buckskin, PKR Primavera Brio (Primavera Valdez x Rose Hill LaPapillon). He is a close-coupled, old-type horse of substance and refinement, clean at the poll with smooth-striding with self carriage.

A successful reining competitor, Brio stands at John and Joyce Hutcheson's Gab Creek Farm in Dahlonega, GA with a stud fee of $750 LFG. Semen transport is available.

Brio combines the best blood of US Government, J.C. Brunk, Richard Sellman and A. Fullerton Phillips (VT). His dam has foundation blood with many lines common to his sire. Because of his uniquely balanced pedigree, the breeder looking for the oldest and most pure Morgan blood without modern outcrosses need to look no further.

The Hutchesons' farm lies at the foot of Springer Mountain, southern terminus for the Appalachian Trail. The 200-acre, fifth-generation farm is four miles east of

PKR Primavera Brio stands at Gab Creek

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LPS The Boogie Man was crowned 2005 World Grand Champion Stallion at the Morgan Grand National and World Championship Horse Show Oct. 8 at Oklahoma City, OK. He also was named Five-And-Over & Senior National Grand Champion Stallion.

The black five-year-old is by Man About Town LPS by Tug Hill Celebrity and out of Honeytree's Simply Unique by Born To Boogie. He is owned by Michael Ramsey of York, ME, was presented by David Rand, and stands at Rand, Falmouth, ME.

The Boogie Man possesses all the desired characteristics of the Morgan horse: beauty, type and athletic ability with the bloodlines that include World Champion after World Champion both in hand and in performance.

To view his 2005 Morgan Breeders Guide page including photograph and four-generation pedigree, please click here.

For breeding information, contact
David Rand at 75 Babbidge Rd.,
Falmouth, ME 04105.
phone: (207) 797-6016
email: DR36543@aol.com.

LPS The Boogie Man

LPS The Boogie Man crowned WC Stallion at OKC

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Like his sire, this young stallion possesses extreme hock action with fantastic front end to match. Although never shown due to an injury incurred as a youngster, he promises to become a prominent sire of the future through his progeny. Consistently passing on his show attitude, beauty and motion, Sensation foals stand out wherever they go.

Also standing at Parkisimo are the senior stallion PO Topbrass Benn Royal (Troutbrook Top Brass x Royalton Benn Aiada) and a young, black Forevermore/Van Lu Starbuck grandson, Forevermine (Devonwood Eternity x Parkisimo Striking Image).

Parkisimo Farms is located 90 minutes north of the International border in SW Manitoba. The 1000-acre farm overlooks the beautiful Assinboine Valley and is a mixed farming operation comprised of commercial cattle, registered Morgan and Percheron horses, grain and forage land.

It is Parkisimo Farm’s goal to breed and raise quality Morgan horses that owners will seek out to purchase, show, and be proud to call their own.

Contact the Kidds at  judykidd@mts.net.
Phone (204) 567-3823.

Immortal Sensation and his 2005 foals

Blair and Judy Kidd’s Parkisimo Farm in Miniota, Manitoba, Canada stands the 15.3-hand black stallion Immortal Sensation. He’s by the legendary Immortal Command and out of Royalton Benn Adam by the equally-legendary Equinox Benn Adam.

Pictured here are Immortal Sensation and his 2005 foals, left to right, Parkisimo Sensation (x Royalton Benn Aiada), Parkisimo Belalugosi (x Parkisimo Bellisima) and Parkisimo Baroness (x Roycan’s Shining Star).

Immortal Sensation’s offspring are “carbon copies!”

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Howie Schatzberg’s fabulous photo is featured on the cover of the print 2006 Morgan Breeders Guide. The foal’s name is…? We don’t know! We have never sold our cover and have never identified our “models” since the Guide was first published in 1989. Do you know the foal’s name? Tell us by emailing to bguide@iglou.com.

Can you name this Morgan foal? Hey, we can’t!

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foal playing

2006, we are expecting 33 foals on the farm, up from 22 in 2005! The stallions we stand are diverse and we feel extremely blessed to have some of the best stallions in the industry in our barn!

Aside from breeding, foaling, and training, another major project for Ultra Morgans in 2005/2006 is the opening of a Bed and Breakfast on the farm. We are doing everything we can to be accommodating to people who are interested in Ultra Morgans. The B&B will have 6 bedrooms & baths. Each bedroom will be equipped with closed circuit televisions to allow guests to watch mares and foals in their stalls. If the timing is right, guests will have the opportunity to participate in the birth of a foal! We are also planning to offer weekend clinics.

Direction without limitation has been the key to the continued success at Ultra Morgans. Our flexibility has contributed to things to take shape and grow. We continue to be excited about the many options available to us- they are truly endless and of course we take every opportunity to share our "spirit of play" with others!

Work versus play, effort versus fun, reality versus the future, doing and making versus imagination! At Ultra Morgans, we elect to live the latter of the options! If things become too serious, we couldn't do what we do. It has to be fun and it all just falls into place for us!

As breeders, we are all about the future of the Morgan industry. We have a vision and we're investing in it. In

Ultra Morgans invests in "Direction without Limitation"

 

 

2007 Articles

 

Tug Hill Whamunition at Boston Morgans

The Morgan: America’s first breed

 

2006 Articles

 

Guy Brown interim director of AMHA

Two Morgans head to World championship in Italy

Morgan at WEG kicks off week-long celebration

Triumph trains, shows, sells & breeds

Hufferd leads winning Sweepstakes colt – again!

Morgans plan expanded exhibit at KY Horse Park

Lowry Stables for junior horses, amateur riders

Morgan Gold Cup Regional Show was held June 13-17, Springfield, OH.

Ancan: Breeding that very special Morgan in MI

Follow link to Morgan photo bonanza

WC Salem Command stands in Oregon

A visit to Ultra Morgans

Can you name this foal?

Immortal Sensation’s offspring are “carbon copies!”

LPS The Boogie Man crowned WC Stallion at OKC

PKR Primavera Brio stands at Gab Creek

Filipek horses are working stallions

AMHA Convention Feb. 15 – 18 in KY

American Morgan Horse Association Convention and Board Meeting

Canadian Morgan convenes March 31 - April 2

WC Tug Hill Whamunition stands in California

Morgans, Morgan Association thriving in UK

 

2005 Morgan Horse Profiles

 

Acorn Ridge breeds, sells black Morgans

Goebig & Knowles take Broadmoor to top of industry

2005 Jubilee hosts Breeder Sweepstakes;
program in 15th year

Gatewoods expand into breeding ranks

Equinox Morgans: A family tradition

Four-step training unique at Full Circle

New foals & mares at Greentree Ranch

Janzen Morgan Farm: www.jmfmorgans.com

Kohler Stables legacy continues to live on

SC Morgans in VT stands three
popular sport horse stallions

Townshend: Where quality is tradition

Find ‘Spirit of Play’ at Ultra Morgans

Wyacondah Valley: A dream come true

 

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Full Circle Dressage

meeting the needs of a growing population of Morgans and Morgan enthusiasts there.

Based in Pampisford, near Cambridge, the club has grown to include members from virtually every corner of the British Isles, and has many members from overseas.Through regular newsletters, magazines, clinics and shows, the MHA (UK) provides a network of support to the novice Morgan owner and a structure for social contact between like-minded enthusiasts, both professional and amateur.

The president of the association is professional trainer and clinician David Baker who can be contacted by clicking here.

Breeders interested in the Morgan export market will UK MHA logobe interested in visiting the Morgan Horse Association UK website. It is updated regularly and offers a virtual tour of Morgan activities in the UK, plus information regarding events, stallions, horses for sale, and links to farms and members that would be useful in developing contacts.

The Morgan Horse Association in England was founded in 1992 with the goal of

Morgans, Morgan Association thriving in UK

WC Salem Command and Alex
is available. Go to Dogs to meet Rags, a member of the High Flight family.

Three-time Park Harness WC Salem Command, one of the last sons of Noble Command, stands at Jim and Carole Bradford’s Dexter, Oregon farm, High Flight Morgans. The Stuart Vesty photograph here with Alex Mooney, age 6, was featured on the cover of The Morgan Horse and hangs in the Morgan Pavilion at the KY Horse Park, Lexington.

Out of The Buckeye daughter Ru-Lee Mystique, Salem Command is a rare combination of incredible beauty, correct conformation and spectacular talent. His striking image continues to be used over and over by the AMHA in major advertising markets to represent the unmistakable “Morgan look” to the public.

The 15-hand solid black-bay stallion is homozygous for bay, black and brown and stands at a stud fee of $3,000 LFG. His foals have a reputation for stylishness and sense, for attitude and aptitude.

Some of his better-known get include Champion Park Harness Stallion Ben's Rhapsody, GNC Salem Foreign Exchange, RGNC Salem Alley Cat, RWC Hipp's Patriot, GNC/RWC RFF Stars and Stripes, WC Indian Creek Catalyst, WC CRS Executive, GNC Topland's Prime Time and WC Miramax.

Contact the Bradfords at (541) 937-2885 and by email
to HFMorgans@aol.com. A video of Salem Command

WC Salem Command stands in Oregon

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The goal of the new Breeders Guide on the Web is to surprise and entertain its visitors with interesting breed information found on the Web and to take them to interesting sites they have never seen. With that in mind, it’s great fun to present this bonanza, a link to the American Morgan Horse Photo Archive, found by clicking here. If you’re a Morgan owner or enthusiast and have never visited this site, go immediately!

Although updates seem to have screeched to a halt a few years ago, the site includes more than 1,700

Morgan photos found in old The Morgan Horse magazines. Pictures are of famous and not-so-famous horses, many have famous offspring, and some are beautiful examples of the breed. It’s guaranteed that you’ll find pictures of some of the horses that are in your Morgan's background.

The index includes an alphabetical photo list, additions and changes with dates, National Champions listed by year, miscellaneous historical photos, family photos and a search engine. The site was constructed by Dick & Jan Hall, Douay Morgan Farm, Cutler, OH with credits going to the American Morgan Horse Association
for help with documentation and photos from the 1960 to the present magazines. All statistics are from the AMHA registry CDs, Volumes 1 & 2.
To view the photos, go to the Index and choose a horse’s name. This will take you to the photo of that horse and some information if available.

Follow link to Morgan photo bonanza

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Ancan Morgans, (www.ancanmorgans.com) founded in 1985, began its breeding program with the purchase of Wil O Creek Darling (Wynne Commotion x Shaker's Rita by Troutbrook Playboy). The first Ancan-prefixed foal was born in 1992. Now the farm stands the palomino stallion Ancan True Colors (Fiddler’s Blackriver by Waseeka’s Vibo x Aquila’s Miss Bee Haven by Futurity Command) and produces wonderful foals.
Regardless of division, Ancan Morgans are known for their sound minds and bodies, and exude the Morgan personality and devotion to humans that draws fans from all horse breeds to them.
Anne Wyland is the heart beat behind Ancan, along with the support of her husband, Rob. She began her life with horses as a child and purchased her first Morgan in 1979. Her herd has grown to over 20.
Anne has spoken at the local schools on behalf of the Morgan horse breed, introducing children to the beautiful and kind horses. Her family run-operation has hosted open barns, inviting the public into the “inner world” of a breeding operation, and has sold many visitors on the Morgan.
For years active the MI Justin Morgan Horse Association, Anne hosts two annual MJMHA trail rides, chairs advertising promotional opportunities for club members and sits on the committee for the MJMHA All Breed Open Fun Show while Rob is a board director for the MJMHA as well as the web master for the club's web site. (http://www.mjmha.com/) Giving back to the

Morgan world this way is Anne and her family's way of saying thanks to the great breed of horses that has won their hearts forever.

To view fabulous pictures and enjoy an Ancan Farm tour, visit the web site at www.ancanmorgans.com. Contact the Wylands by email at ancanmorgans@aol.com or phone (810) 653-5906. Also, click on Cats above to see some fabulous Ancan felines.

Ancan: Breeding that very special Morgan in MI

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Morgan Gold Cup Regional Show was held June 13-17, Springfield, OH.

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The current exhibit, including two horse-riding simulators, was funded by member donations. According to park estimates, some 20,000 people have “ridden” the simulators and more than 100,000 have visited the Morgan exhibit since it opened two years ago.

The Kentucky Horse Park is located on 1,200 acres that for decades were home to a thoroughbred farm. The park features two museums, including the American Saddlebred Museum (see the Saddlebred home page above), twin theaters and presentations of nearly 50 different breeds of horses, including the Morgan.

The American Morgan Horse Association board recently approved spending up to $25,000 to double the Morgan exhibit space at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, with hopes to have the project completed before the World Equestrian Games. The games will be held at the park in 2010

The present Morgan exhibit at the park fills 400 square feet and will be expanded to 800 square feet when complete. Although the Morgan has had a presence at the park since the 1980s, AMHA began working on the possibility of a larger presence there since February 2003.

Morgans plan expanded exhibit at KY Horse Park

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Lowry Stables for junior horses, amateur riders

Lowry Stables, Seymour, IL

Work Of Art, Comisky Park, Harlem’s Irish Dancer and IGF What’s The Question.


Reach the Lowrys at 1522 County Road 100 East, Seymour IL 61875. (217) 687-4551. Visitors are welcome Monday-Saturday,.9 - 5 and Sunday by appointment. Please call ahead

owry Stables, Seymour, IL was officially opened in 1990 by Jim and Fay Lowry with the goal of producing well trained, mannerly show horses, and outstanding combinations of horse and riders.

Today Lowry Stables is still in the business of producing champion horses and riders, along with keeping a fun environment that their customers and friends have come to expect.

The facility is a state-of- the-art, insulated building with 44 stalls, a 60' x 230' work area, wash racks, turnouts, and a heated customer lounge. Services offered include training, showing, sales, and riding lessons in saddle seat, hunt seat, and western. Junior horses and amateur riders are the specialty.

Click here to see past Lowry Stables champions:Pot Of Gold, Topa’s Crystal, Revival, Carlyle Ten, Ben’s Rhapsody, Nostradamus, DM Fortune Cookie, Vagabond Joyous, Springmill Independence, Kriskroft Kisses, RWC Catalyst’s

 

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weanlings went to Ultra’s Serendipity (Ultra’s Special Agent link to BG page x Diva) shown by Lynn Peeples and owned by another Breeder Sweepstakes veteran, Steve Smith of Delta, OH. Smith and his wife, Annette, had six foals in the competition. His check was for $12,000.

Other placings include:

3rd: MCS Color Me Happy (Futurity French Command x Carlyle Flying Colors), $8,000. Owned & shown by Mike Carpenter.

4th: Stone Flammable (Stonecroft Trilogy x Sizzle), $5,500. Owned by Stonecroft Farm and shown by Cheri Barber.

5th:Dom’s Red Rum (Grand Cru Dom Perignon x Sizzle), $4,500. Owned by John & Karen Teller and shown by Cheri Barber.

6th:Partridge Hill Tonic (Treble’s Tangueray x Partridge Hill Pagent), $2,000. Owned by Greg & Carol Fleck, Barre, VT and shown by Judy Nason.

7th: Ultra's Agent 99 ( Ultra's Special Agent x Park Place Confirm ) owned by Susan Janson, Fieldstone Farm, Barrington, IL.

8th: A Very Special Favor (Favorite Son x Fidler’s So Specia), $2,000. Owned by Stonegatew Farm and shown by Rick Stevens.

9th: Pondview Chardonnay (DBA Street Talk x Pondview Unforgettable), $2,000. Owned by Melanie Small and shown by Richard Boule.

10th:Chavilita (Hollybrook Stage Rage x HVK Victoria Secret), $2,000. Owned by Jim and Karen Shields and shown by John Hufferd.

The 2005 Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes winner was Isabella Fiori (Hollybrook Stage Rage x Schiaparrelli), bred and owned by Louise Shane of Alpharetta, GA and shown by John Hufferd.

For the fourth time in as many years, master Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes trainer/handler John Hufferd of Roanoke, IN was again in the winner’s circle July 27, this time with a colt owned by him and his wife, Belle. The 26-horse class was held during the New England Regional Morgan Horse Show, Northampton, MA.

Minion Millennium

Hufferds’ The New Millennium (Minion Millennium x Aljak’s Miss La De Da) took home the $25,000 prize. Minion Millennium is owned by Margaret Van Meter of Springfield, IL and is by Minion Valentino (Serenity Masterpiece x Serenity Kimberly) and out of Pompp and Pazazz (Serenity Masterpiece x CyDon’s Cynthia).

Aljak’s Miss La De Da

Reserve in the $70,000 annual event for Morgan

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Driving, Park Saddle, English Pleasure, Classic Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure and all styles of equitation. The Hufferds latest success is winning the Morgan Breeders Sweepstakes for the fourth consecutive year. Go to the Morgans, above, for complete Sweepstakes resultsThe Hufferds prefer to have new training horses arrive on Dec. 1, with the exception of weanlings and/or yearlings, who may be scheduled according to when they may show. Ffeel free to contact them to discuss your training needs any time of the year.
For Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes candidates, please contact John as early in the year as possible so that he may assist you in evaluating your foals and scheduling. Triumph Stables is located southeast from Fort Wayne at 9506 South 700 E-92, Roanoke, IN 46783. 260-672-2721. Fax: 260-672-9770. E-mail: hufferds@triumphstables.com. From Indianapolis, take I-69 north to Roanoke. For an on-line map, click here.

John Hufferd, well known in the Morgan world for his training success, especially with weanlings in the Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes, and his wife, Belle, own and operate Triumph Stables in Roanoke, IN.
Triumph is a full-service Morgan facility and the Hufferds have trained and exhibited World Champions

in almost every division, including: In Hand, Park Harness, Pleasure

Hufferd leads winning Sweepstakes colt – again!

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was lucky to find such a great horse. He’s got what I call real grit. He’s confident, powerful and bold,” said Monroe, who began his driving career at age 40.

Monroe—who competes without a major sponsor—will be paying his own way to reach the international event. The American Morgan Horse Institute, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, is accepting tax-deductible contributions on Monroe’s behalf, to offset the extreme expenses incurred by competing with the Morgans in an international competition. Anyone wishing to contribute financially to Monroe's expenses can send checks directly to him, payable to American Morgan Horse Institute(AMHI)/2006 World Singles Driving Championship.

The United States Equestrian Federation® (USEF) recently announced its team members for the 2006 World Singles Driving Championship set for September 20-24 in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy. In exciting news for Morgan enthusiasts and American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) members, two of the three drivers chosen are AMHA members set to compete with Morgan horses.

Scott Monroe of Sharon, CT, driving his 13-year-old Morgan gelding, Bethesda After Dark (Shadow), and Fred Merriam of Newfane, VT, driving Gaitwood Lightwing, a 12-year-old Morgan gelding, have both been selected to the U.S. Singles Driving Team after a strong year of

Morgan at WEG kicks off week-long celebration

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The Morgan horse Santa Fe Renegade (Gradell’s Vigilante X Sable N’ Mink) and his trainer, Eitan Beth-Halachmy of Grass Valley, CA, were the main attraction during the Sept. 3 closing ceremonies of the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.
The international exposure helped the American Morgan Horse Association kick off the nationwide Celebrate the Morgan Week, Sept. 10-16. Morgan-related events are scheduled to be held in more than 30 states.
As the main attraction, the pair presented a ten-minute performance in Cowboy Dressage. Cowboy Dressage blends classical Dressage with the speed and excitement of Western reining, creating a new and exciting style of Dressage rarely seen by European horse enthusiasts. The attending crowd was estimated at 50,000 with television coverage to 150 countries worldwide. .
The ceremony, which introduced an international audience to the Morgan breed, was designed to promote the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Kentucky 2010 set to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
Information on your local Celebrate the Morgan event can be found at www.morganhorse.com.

Two Morgans head to World championship in Italy

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While the search continues for a new CEO, The American Morgan Horse Association has announced that Guy E. Brown of Georgetown, KY, has been appointed interim director of the AMHA. Brown will lead the association while a search committee made up of directors, a staff liaison and past presidents investigates a permanent replacement for the executivedirector position vacated by Fred Braden.
A fourth-generation horseman, Brown has been a life member of the American

Guy Brown interim director of AMHA

Morgan Horse Association since 1974 and is an active leader in many equine organizations.

 

The Morgan: America’s first breed

Known as the Pride and Product of America, the Morgan is described by the American Morgan Horse Association as “easily recognized by his proud carriage, upright graceful neck, and distinctive head with expressive eyes. Deep bodied and compact, the Morgan has strongly muscled quarters.
“The intelligence, willingness, zest for life, and good sense of the Morgan is blended with soundness of limb, athleticism, and stamina. In addition, Morgan thriftiness and longevity have made this breed a good bargain for more than 200 years - easy to love and affordable to own.

“The Morgan horse is free moving and calm under western tack or elegant and aristocratic ridden in English style. A tractable temperament allows the Morgan to excel when driving in single or multiple hitches. The Morgan horse agreeably adapts to his owner's life style. This first American breed can be found worldwide.

“Reliable, loyal, tireless, and versatile, a Morgan becomes one with people of all ages and walks of life, sharing the mutual enjoyment in every equine pastime.”
Morgan blood has helped develop several breeds,

 

including the walking horse and saddlebred.

Pictured is the Morgan stallion Upwey Benn Don (Upwey King Benn x Quietude) foaled in 1943.

 

 

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Tug Hill Whamunition at Boston Morgans

Few Morgan stallions own such a successful show record and now claim an extensive list of WC get as Tug Hill Whamunition, standing at and owned by Boston Morgan Farm. Sired by one of the greatest Morgan breeding stallions, "Jesse" is proving himself, earning a legion of fans coast to coast. He is now enjoying "the good life" in his new southern California home.

Boston Morgans’ Bill and Helen Crawford have been breeding and raising Morgan show horses for over 35 years. In 1973, they left their New England home and relocated to Wilsonville, OR, midway between Portland and Salem. Their 17-acre farm was home to 20 Morgans In late 2003 they made a big move to picturesque and sunny LaCresta in Murrieta, CA.
A new farm was built with training and breeding barns and a home for Carolyn and her husband. Tug Hill Whamunition and his harem are settled into the new farm. This location brings them closer to their off-farm training team at Blackridge RJH.
With daughter Carolyn Crawford Dillon handling the training duties after coming home from jobs at Morgan, Arabian and American Saddlebred facilities around the country, Boston Morgan Farm keeps all the fun in the family. Helen does most of the showing; Bill coaches the two ladies and is sometimes seen at the whip of some of the horses. Carolyn, Helen and Bill have

 

 

all been winners at the Morgan World Championships in Oklahoma City.
Although small in scope, this family operation has earned a reputation for breeding and showing high quality horses to many Regional, Grand National and WCs. The farm's celebrity in residence, of course, is Tug Hill Whamunition. A WC Stallion in hand, six-time WC in the Park Saddle section and packing a total of 11 WC titles overall, this charismatic stallion is right at home and is enjoying welcoming visitors and charming the ladies of his court.

Pictured here is Tug Hill Whamunition

(Wham Bam Command x Fiddler’s Majesta).

Tug Hill Whamunition

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