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

Horse and Driver Magazine

The premier issue of Horse and Driver magazine is online.

There are lots of interesting articles, and useful ads and announcements for various parts of the driving community.

Even if you have never driven, you’ll find articles of general interest inside.

And if you are a driver, carriage or otherwise, you’ll also find plenty of interest.

http://issuu.com/horseanddriver/docs/fall2013_final

We have an ad in the issue. As you’ll see from the photos, we have horses who will be great friends for all sorts of driving experiences.

The editor, and her advisors, Denice Barton, has worked very hard to produce this new magazine as a resource for people who love horses, and are interested in driving them in some manner. Let her know what you think…she has surveys and her direct email for suggestions.

Morgan Horse Ad: U C Spicy Lass, 2nd of 2

3 photo ad with spicy & girls

June, 1983 Ad in the Morgan Horse Featuring our spectacular Family Friendly Morgan Mare, U C Spicy Lass

and our daughters.

Photos of Elizabeth, Caitrin, and Britta from Maine Morgan Horse Show, 1981.

Our Mission and our Motto for over thirty years:  Family Show Horses : Showy Family Horses

Our Breeding Philosophy – Specific Farms, Stallion & Mare Influences

Sleipnir LogoStrong and Fleet

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Strong and Fleet

Sleipnir Carbon Copy - 2000 Stallion(B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur d'Alene)

Sleipnir Carbon Copy – 2000 Stallion
(B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur d’Alene)

   

Morgan Horses have been part of our family for over Thirty years. During that time, we went to many horse shows and clinics, watched classes from multiple disciplines and styles, visited some of the most famous Morgan Horse Farms, and formed and refined our own breeding plan.

We breed for people-friendly horses with square stances, and good ways of going. Horses that are also alert, intelligent, willing, talented and very beautiful. 

We focus on the OLD GOVERNMENT LINES found throughout The University of Connecticut (UC) and University of Vermont (UVM) breeding programs; featuring UVM Viking, UVM Flash, Mansfield, Panfield, Canfield, Flyhawk, and of course, Upwey Ben Don+ (Stallions) and UC Spicy Lass (our Foundation mare), UC Taffy, UVM Flirt, Upwey Benn Quietude + (mares).

with crosses to the WASEEKA’S LINE via NOCTURNE, (stallion) via W. Showtime and W. Peter Piper (stallions), and W. Thisizit (mare) and others.

and crosses to the ORCLAND LINE via ULENDON, through especially ORCLAND LEADER, via Courage of Equinox+, Orcland Vigildon+ (stallions).

with selected other families brought in to the lines, including representation from some New England, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-West and Western working families.

Our pedigrees reflect modern horses with famous ancestors as up close as you can get. The ancestors’ names are often still visible on their descendants’ written pedigrees. Our bloodlines will cross well with any of the current major breeding programs and our Morgans offered For Sale include our best, worthy of being Foundation stallions and mares for new breeding programs, as well as being companions in the show ring or on the trail.

Our Motto and Mission is: Family Show Horses : Showy Family Horses

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2012 chestnut fillySleipnir Carbon Copy x Playday Rebecca

2012 chestnut filly
Sleipnir Carbon Copy x Playday Rebecca

Petition regarding showing in the road horse division at various horse shows.

Lana Gilpin at lvgstables@me.com is circulating a petition regarding showing road horses.  The petition is copied below, under our conversation.

I wrote to her because we are unable to show our wonderful morgan mare, Sleipnir Onstar, at shows like the Dixie Cup, which has dedicated classes for Saddlebreds, Morgans, and Hackneys.  There are no Standardbreds shown there.  Even if there were, we were looking for a Morgans only class.

Under previous rules, this would not have been a problem.  Under the current changed rules, it was not possible to show her there.

Please read our conversation and her petition.  If you have any questions you can email her or call.  Please also contact her to support the petition. All it does is go back to the old rules, and let more nice horses be shown in road classes.  Whether you are new to the horse show world, or an old-timer, the purpose of this petition allows for more nice classes for more nice horses…

Thank you for taking the time to read this; and your support.

Our conversation:

Hi Lana,

… Correct me if I am wrong.

We have a Morgan that we have shown roadster-to-bike, we could not show her at a Morgan-Saddlebred-Hackney show…
We could not even have a Morgan roadster to bike class included in the show…not allowed by the current rules.
All classes were breed specific…so, not like they were competing in an open show. The way I read your petition, it would address this issue.

If I am correct, we support the petition, so will our trainer and friends.

Lana’s reply:
Yes Georgia this would address your issue as well. Thank you for your support.

My reply:
Then absolutely include us.
And I’ll send it on to our trainer who predominantly does hackneys.

Please contact Lana to be included on the petition. Or if you have any questions.

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Georgia’s mini-Essay for Horse & Driver Directory – 2013

We are proud to be a long-time Morgan Horse Family; Breeding and Showing Morgan Horses since 1979. We are especially interested in the preservation, promotion, and sharing of Morgan Horse pedigrees, in a modern horse.

This is a family operation with three generations feeding, training, and maintaining the herd. Good Manners are every bit as important to us as correct conformation and the Morgan’s intrinsic beauty and terrific personality.

We have all ages. Suitable for various disciplines. Classic Morgan bloodlines and temperament. Blacks, Seal Browns, Dark Chestnuts, Bays, & a palomino. National caliber horses for the show ring, CDE, trail, or backyard.

Our horses are groomed near geese, ducks, chickens, guinea hens, cats & dogs.
Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm is located in East Tennessee at the foot of the Smoky Mountains, off Interstate 75, between Chattanooga and Knoxville.

Our motto and mission – Family Show Horses : Showy Family Horses.

Sleipnir Fieldstone in harness around the backyard

Sleipnir Fieldstone
Travis Olinger, trainer, whip

2006 Bay Gelding 14.3+ barefoot, cut down for pasture, not show length, padded/shod
(B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Emma)
John Denman (orange shirt) whip
Travis Olinger, trainer, whip
Autumn 2012 day on the farm

Fieldstone is the first horse that John has driven since his illness and extended recovery. Fieldstone waits patiently while John brings his electric wheelchair nearby to transition to the cart.