Monthly Archives: March 2008

Krista Dent

I have been asked to post that long-time Morgan trainer Krista Dent of Lexington, NC had a very serious horse-training accident on March 11, in which she sustained a fractured pelvis that required extensive surgery to repair. No further details are available at this time, but once again your good thoughts and prayers are needed…

Morgan Class Results of Raleigh Spring Premier

Morgan Class Results for Raleigh Spring Premier Horse Show; March 27-29, 2008.  Morgan Park Saddle Stake 1) Fire Pinks Cozzette (Sonja Duke, rider; Fire Pink Morgans, owner) Morgan Park Harness Stake 1) Fire Pinks Cozzette (Sonja Duke, rider; Fire Pink Morgans, owner) Morgan English Pleasure Championship 1) Claridge Freedoms Spirit (Midge Hunt, rider; James Tomasello,…

Michigan Morgan Showtime Moving?

I heard a rumor today that the Michigan Showtime Morgan Show that is held in May, is moving to the State fairgrounds in Detroit.  It has been held in East Lansing in the past.  Does anybody know if this is true?

“Judge’s Perspective” Clinic to be held April 13, 2008

The Granite State Morgan Horse Society, Inc. is sponsoring the clinic “Blue Ribbon Show Tips From a Judge’s Perspective” on April 13, 2008. Held at the Atkinson Community Center in Atkinson, NH, the clinic will feature AMHA President and USEF “R” rated Judge, Cindy Mugnier. According to the Current News of the Saddle Horse Report…

My “Shout It Out!” for Tonight; Just Have It Already!

Presently I am on “foal watch” and let me say, I am exhausted! I realize this is an act of nature and that mares have been giving birth to foals for centuries, however, my brain seems to be under the impression that my broodmare somehow “needs” me in order for things to go smoothly.  If you…

What Would You Ask a Judge?

I was reading one of the Yahoo group posts and someone, who was researching for an article, wanted to know what sorts of questions exhibitors would like to ask judges if they could.  After reading this, I wondered if some of the viewers here also had questions that they would like answered.   I know I…

The Morgan Weanling Gala

The AMHA website has posted an article regarding the new 2009 weanling class that will replace the Morgan Breeder’s Sweepstakes, which will end this summer. The new class will be called the “Morgan Weanling Gala” and will continue to be held at the Jubilee Regional and New England Regional Horse Shows, as was the Breeder’s Sweepstakes….

Michigan Spring Trail Ride

The following information regarding the Michigan Spring Trail Ride comes to us from the Anne Wyland and the Michigan Morgan Yahoo group: Everyone within driving distance is welcome to come. If your riding companion rides something other than a Morgan, they are still welcome to join us. We do request though, no Tennessee Walkers (or…

USA Today article on Over-Crowding of Horse Shelters

I found this story through a link in the Yahoo message boards. The USA Today article titled “US Shelters Saddled with Unwanted Horses” by Oren Dorell discusses the repercussions of the closing of slaughter houses in the USA: For decades, horse farms sold unwanted animals to slaughterhouses that shipped the meat overseas to places such…

Large yearling colt looking for show home.

Bay June ‘07 colt. Will be gelded May 7th! Great personality, very smart, lovely attitude. Beautiful face, tiny ears, long upright neck, smooth body, and is already showing a great way of moving. Knows basic ground manners, hauls, clips, and stands for vet/farrier work. By the up & coming producer Spice O Life Right Answer,…