The Produce of Playday Rebecca

A few years ago I was captivated by a photo of a lovely Palomino Morgan Mare with excellent bloodlines (Triagn Smooth Sailing, aka “CeCe”). She was available, and so was her dam, Playday Rebecca (“Becca”).  We had several hopes from the purchase of the two mares, some of which have been realized, and some still pending. Look for some further up to date photos of Becca and her produce for us coming soon.  In the meantime, here are a few teasers.

Besides several nice foals for others, and CeCe, Becca has had three excellent foals for us:

Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity (“Bree”), by Sleipnir Echo’s Finale, a 2009 dark brown mare.

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Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity “Bree” 2009 Dark Brown Chestnut Mare

Sleipnir Double Feature (“D.F.”), a full sibling, 2010 reddish brown chestnut gelding.

Sleipnir Echo's Celebrity and Sleipnir Double Feature (Sleipnir Echo's Finale x Playdate Rebecca)

Early photo of Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity on left and Sleipnir Double Feature on Right, note their similar markings, but difference in coat shades of chestnut.

and

Sleipnir Diva (“Diva”) by Sleipnir Carbon Copy, a 2012 brown chestnut mare with chrome.

 

Becca and her filly

Playday Rebecca (Stoneholm Taliesin x Stoneholm Alameda) and her 2012 Chestnut Filly by Sleipnir Carbon Copy

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Members of the Herd, Autumn, 2016

DOB Sire Dam
Tennessee Herd September, 2016
Playday Rebecca M 4/27/1990 Stoneholm Taliesin Stoneholm Alameda
Sleipnir Southern Cross M 5/2/1998 Great Oaks Mastrcopy Sleipnir Constellation
Sleipnir Spice On Top M 5/11/1999 Sleipnir Top Hat Coeur d’Alene
Sleipnir Carbon Copy S 4/27/2000 B-L Rhinestone Kid Coeur d’Alene
Sleipnir Sophisticated Lady M 4/29/2001 B-L Rhinestone Kid Hip Heath Zanna
Sleipnir Onstar M 5/21/2003 B-L Rhinestone Kid NEJ Golddust Louise
Sleipnir Echo’s Finale S 4/2/2004 Exquisite Sir Echo Sleipnir Constellation
Sleipnir Zenith S 4/22/2004 B-L Rhinestone Kid Hip Heath Zanna
Triagn Smooth Sailing M 5/14/2005 K-Wood’s Golden Eagle Playday Rebecca
Sleipnir Andromeda M 4/14/2006 Courage of Sweet Meadow Sleipnir Constellation
Sleipnir Fieldstone G 6/9/2006 B-L Rhinestone Kid NEJ Golddust Emma
Sleipnir Hiwassee M 3/23/2009 Sleipnir Sequoyah NEJ Golddust Emma
Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity M 4/1/2009 Sleipnir Echo’s Finale Playday Rebecca
Sleipnir Double Feature G 5/3/2010 Sleipnir Echo’s Finale Playday Rebecca
Sleipnir Resonance G 6/18/2010 Sleipnir Echo’s Finale NEJ Golddust Alice
Sleipnir Star Attraction M 2/24/2012 Sleipnir Carbon Copy NEJ Golddust Emma
Sleipnir Diva M 3/29/2012 Sleipnir Carbon Copy Playday Rebecca
Sleipnir Kobayashi Maru

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2012 Sleipnir Zenith NEJ Golddust Alice

Sleipnir Constellation (1983 – 2015) has passed over the Rainbow Bridge

1983 - 2015 B-L Rhinestone Kid x U C Spicy Lass

1983 – 2015
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U C Spicy Lass

MA Morgan 1986

MA Morgan 1986

Les Parker, her trainer, posed her for the standing photo and was whip in harness photo

There are no words that can convey all the memories and emotions behind this obituary/biography of Sleipnir Constellation.

       Sleipnir Constellation, a Bay mare born in 1983, passed away at 32 years old…(related to approximately 90+ in human years). She was B-L Rhinestone Kid’s, our foundation stallion, first foal.  And she was U C Spicy Lass’, our foundation mare, last, and was orphaned at a few days old.

       Connie was a retired National Caliber show horse and retired broodmare. She was our Pleasure Driving Champion in New England and the Mid-Atlantic area; and was the matriarch of the herd following her half sister’s (U C Cinnamon by UVM Viking x U C Spicy Lass) demise. Connie was our first, and only cross, of our cornerstone stallion and mare, as we lost Spicy to an illness following Connie’s delivery. We raised Connie as an orphan foal…but you would never have known it.  Her big brother and our first foal, Sleipnir Valhalla (U V M Viking x U C Spicy Lass) (1980 – 2005) was a great loving influence; and we went back to the University of Connecticut to get his full sister, U C Cinnamon, as a four year old.  We also brought home U C Phoebe, (by U C Ringmaster x Merwin Black Beauty), as a weanling to be her companion in the paddock as well.

Connie’s photo was solicited by the American Morgan Horse Association Registry to be used in one of the last Registry Volumes, where the photos to be included were chosen by Committee to represent the breed, rather than via paid advertisements. She was chosen as an example of the ideal morgan mare.  The photo was taken by Jan Lynick when Constellation was in training with Les Parker. She showed to First Place and Championships with Les, and later with John MacDonald, prior to our reducing our herd and taking a hiatus from showing in the late 1980’s.

She was one of the core of six Morgan Horses that we moved from Massachusetts to Iowa, and Iowa to Tennessee.  She was also the cornerstone of our breeding program when we began to breed again, having the first foal in Tennessee and the last from the core herd.

She was the dam of:

Sleipnir Southern Cross, by Great Oaks Mastrcopy,

Sleipnir Legacy, by Sleipnir Top Hat,

Sleipnir Celestial Array, by Hylee The Rage,

Sleipnir Echo’s Finale, by Exquisite Sir Echo,

and

Sleipnir Andromeda, by Courage of Sweet Meadow.

She was also the Grand-dam of our “Echo’s” foals: Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity, Sleipnir Double Feature, Sleipnir Resonance, and also Farner’s Lucy Long , and Farner’s Travler.

Connie and her pasture friend, Coeur d’Alene (Breezeway x Oak Hill Perfect Pic) had been together in large paddocks for many years.  She had outlived her sire and dam, all her brothers and sisters, two of her Produce and her closest pasture companion.  The weather has been lovely in SouthEastern Tennessee…the heat of the Summer is over, the cold of Winter is not yet here.  Connie decided it was time to go.

Note: Connie’s registered name was Sleipnir Constelaton due to the alphabetic limitation.

Photos of Sire:

Photos by Suzy Lucine

B-L Rhinestone Kid Head and In Motion Photos by Suzy Lucine

Photos of Dam:

Reference Photos of U C Spicy Lass Ad The Morgan Horse

Reference Photos of U C Spicy Lass
Ad The Morgan Horse

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Sleipnir Constellation was the embodiment of our mission and motto:

Family Show Horses : Showy Family Horses