Monthly Archives: January 2011

AMHA Star show rating

The AMHA Star show rating is now in it’s second year. According to a recent news item from AMHA there’s still time to get your show rated for 2011. I wasn’t 100% sure what the rating is for based on the news item. Are there any show organizers who participated in this program last year?…

NYSSA Online Bidding

Time is running out to get in on the action with the online bidding for the NY Stallion Service Auction.  Online bidding ends tomorrow at noon.  Some of you may be attending the actual event, but if you’re interested in any of the items (including ad space here on Above Level) get your bids in…

Helmet rules for eventing and dressage

I’m not entirely clear on these new rules, so someone who knows more could correct me, but it sounds like the USEF dressage and eventing committees passed some pretty wide-reaching new helmet rules at the convention last weekend. Anyone mounted on a horse at a USEF-recognized eventing competition will have to wear a helmet (even…

A Simple Question

Let me ask a simple question. Why are we as a group so intent on destroying the Morgan breed?  Why are we so preoccupied with pointing fingers at each other when we should be spending our efforts in promoting the breed? Why are we so intent on putting labels on what other Morgan owners and…

Carriage, Sleigh and Show Cart

I am listing these for my trainer. If you have questions please feel free to call her at 207-502-2169 Wooden Road Cart $750 Ready for the show ring or pleasure driver. Cart has large wooden wheels and patent wrapped shafts, tool box, spares kit, whip holder, etc. Restored One-horse Sleigh $975 Beautiful navy sleigh with…

Favorite Shows

Well folks, it’s that time of year again.  I spent some time yesterday adding 2011 show information through June, I hope to get to the rest of the season soon.  In anticipation for the upcoming season I’m kicking off a new poll.  What are your favorite shows?  Do you prefer open, or breed-specific; local fun…

They’re Actually Doing It!

I posted a news item a few months ago about upgrades to the Northampton fairgrounds where the NE Regional is held.  Well demolition has started.  Check out the news bulletin from AMHA here.

The Cat is out of the bag

I am not surprised as I have suspected for a long time; who has the money, time, and zeal to pursue litigation against AMHA? It is Margaret Gardiner, the same one who had a huge spread in the Morgan Magazine last month. Margaret finally admitted to financing the entire lawsuit at www.gomorgans.net. Having known Margaret…

Cowboy Church

Having attended several rodeos and other “Western” events, I am struck by the fact that many of them have brief, non-denominational worship services (Cowboy Church) included in their scheduling. Those that I have attended generally pray for safety, fellowship and an attitude of gratitude.  Do any Morgan shows include time for a worship service? Do…

Morgan Crossbreeding

Hey all! What do you think about crossbreeding? Is it beneficial to the Morgan breed or could it be an outlet of little use? Should Morgan stallion owners charge more or less for mares of other breeds? The Morgan X Arabian or Morab, Morgan X Welsh/Pony have been around for a while, but maybe I’m young…