When Paradise Morgans moved to Kentucky, its owners, Chris and Janet Morris, wanted to create a haven for horses who were compromised, stressed or damaged, a horse business that would be "on the side of the angels," where horses could receive specialized care in a healing environment. On a secluded lane in Woodford County, nestled on 173 pastoral acres, Paradise Morgans provides wellness, extensive care, and breeding services to the Morgan community and beyond. In Versailles, close to Kentucky 's world-class veterinary clinics,Paradise delivers surgical aftercare, wound and stem cell therapy, and breeding services not only to Morgan owners, but to the racing industry and owners of all breeds who want the best for their horses. Paradise Equine Services, directed by licensed Equine Veterinary Technician Michael Adams, in concert with Kentucky veterinarians, offers specialized care for equine athletes in a private setting, giving owners the ability to access multiple service providers, from veterinarian / farriers to swim therapy.
With forty four stalls and 13 paddocks, Paradise has lots of room for its American Morgan horse breeding program, embryo transfer services, mare and foal care and stallion station. This year, junior stallions Summitry (Noble Flaire x UVM Christine) and Privilege (UVM Springfield x Nemours Celestial Lady) will join the Morrises' foundation stallion, UVM Springfield (UVM Elite x UVM Graceful), in the breeding shed. Four embryo transfer foals are expected in the spring, and the weanling paddocks include extraordinary foals by Centerpeice, Beethoven, UVM Springfield and The Last Don, and out of Paradise foundation mares, Grand National, World Champion, Reserve World Champion UVM Christine and Reserve Grand National and Reserve World Champion Pastorale.
Paradise Morgans offers show, breeding, and performance prospects and trained horses for sale at all times. In the show ring in 2005, Reserve Grand National and Reserve World Champion Burkland Rafinesque (Gladgay's Excalibur x Burkland Rafinette) has had a blue-ribbon season, making his debut under saddle and in open pleasure driving; in-hand, Cantata (The Last Don x UVM Fidelity) won Grand Champion Mare at PMC in her single outing; Sande Performance Horses debuted two Paradise reiners this year: Nantucket, pictured at left, who scored a 73 in Open Reining in his first outing at the 2005 Pacific Northwest Morgan Horse Show, and junior reining Spring Diva , who marked a 71.5 to become Oregon Morgan Classic Open Reining Champion at the tender age of four.To make an appointment to fall in love with an historic American Morgan Horse at Paradise, or inquire about services available, call Michael Adams at 859 983 3134.