Sleipnir Sequoyah – Black Morgan Stallion

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Sleipnir Sequoyah (B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur d’Alene, by Breezeway x a Funquest Consuelo daughter) is a proven black stallion. Sequoyah is a 2003 model.

He has returned from several months harness training at Travis Olinger’s Saddle Creek Stable, Cleveland, TN. Travis is a well known harness trainer from a long time horse show family.

Sequoyah is easy going and friendly; and stands to be hitched by a lone person. He is kind to his mares, rides well to be trailered, has no vices, is current on all his vaccinations etc; and is equally comfortable in a stall in a training stable or out in a large turnout at home. He has been ridden in the past. We are well pleased with his Get; though he could be gelded if that would better suit a purchaser. He is available At Stud to an outside mare, or through an on-farm broodmare lease.

There are further pictures from various stages of Sequoyah’s training in my blog, and on Elizabeth McGee’s website, http://www.ImagesnMemories.com

His full pedigree can be seen on All Breed Pedigrees, as can all the Sleipnir Morgans.

He has one daughter, a 2009 Black mare, Sleipnir Hiwassee (x NEJ Golddust Emma) available for sale.

For further information, on Sleipnir Sequoyah or any of our horses, you can contact Georgia at: 423 284 0899 (Cellular and text) or Email at: DenmanFam@aol.com or GLDenman@aol.com.
And also Travis Olinger at: 423 341 7930 or Email at: atolinger@charter.net

For over thirty years our motto and mission has been Family Show Horses : Showy Family Horses.

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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.

NEJ Golddust Alice (Golddust Miner M C x May’s Sweetie)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alice (5/19/1993 – 9/2/2013). This tall, elegant dark red chestnut mare came to us on a broodmare lease in 2002 along with her dam, and her full sister, NEJ Golddust Emma.

Alice, a Registered Morgan Mare had a pedigree that featured popular Beamington & Devan+ Bloodlines up close.  She was 15.2+hh and looked equally nice as a mount for a man or a woman.

We utilized her for a period between foals as a lesson horse for our grandchildren. While she was never a harness horse, she did know how to ground drive well, and she was instrumental in teaching our grandchildren to ground – drive, and also in instructing Sleipnir Southern Cross in tandem ground driving.   

As a broodmare, she was easy to breed, handle, and foal. Alice graced us with four foals.

Sleipnir Onyx by B-L Rhinestone Kid, a fancy black mare that was sold to be a parade horse and broodmare;

Sleipnir Smoky Mountain, by Sleipnir Sequoyah, a tall black gelding that became a family pleasure horse.

Sleipnir Resonance,  by Sleipnir Echo’s Finale, a friendly red chestnut gelding that we hope to train as a harness pair .

and Sleipnir Kobayashi Maru, by Sleipnir Zenith, a handsome dark brown chestnut colt that is still whole. 

Alice was fine this morning while I was visiting the Herd. Elizabeth noticed that she was down this evening as she was finishing feeding. After consultation with her veterinarian, and her owners, she peacefully joined the herd that is waiting on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.
While we did not breed her, she was an integral part of our Herd and our breeding program for over a decade.
NEJ Golddust Alice knew that she was loved and valued; and she will be missed.

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

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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

U C Spicy Lass – Our first horse – The Matriarch

It was 1980, and the five of us, John, Elizabeth, Caitrin, Britta and I, were all having riding lessons; and John and I were having driving lessons.
The girls were just 10, 7 1/2, and just 6.
After looking at various options, we purchased our first horse, a Morgan horse, from the University of Connecticut. Dr. James Dinger was in charge at that time, and he gave us a tour of the horses available.

U C Spicy Lass (U C Marquis x U C Taffy) a chestnut mare with good conformation and a kind expression, was trained to ride and drive, and, though it didn’t matter to us at the time, she was a proven broodmare, and in foal by U V M Viking (U V M Flash x U V M Kathy) for a Spring foal.

Out in the yearling paddock was her chestnut filly from the previous year, U C Cinnamon (by U V M Viking) a full sibling to the foal that was due in 1980. While she was very cute, we intended to have only the new horse. We even intended to sell the foal to recoup part of the cost of the mare. We also had no intention of having our own farm…just boarding/training “Spicy.”

Many horse and non-horse people, especially those who know us, are now laughing hysterically…but further parts of the story are for other postings.

So, we tried her out. “Student” trained horses can have different positives and negatives from “professional” trained or “amateur-owner” trained horses…also a post for another time. She was wonderful…patient and willing for grooming, tacking, leading, etc. Just what we needed for a family horse, especially for first-time owners.

She had two flaws. First, she had a fleck of clear pigment flawing her right eye, which could be genetic or nutritional. Second, as I was riding her down a straight away, we were suddenly going in the opposite direction. A little bit more iffy, but we all thought that it might have been my fault, and if hers, correctable with work.

So, we purchased her, loaded her up, and brought her to Massachusetts to Paula Payson’s (our trainer/riding & driving instructor) farm.

Spicy was a perfect first horse and family horse.
U C Spicy Lass was much more than that.
It is not too much to say: She totally changed our lives.

We acquired a new set of friends, acquaintances, and nodding recognition. We traveled to visit farms – especially Morgan Farms. We gained new wardrobe additions and equipment. Our family vacations were, mostly, scheduled around the New England Morgan Horse Shows. Connecticut Morgan, Massachusetts Morgan, Vermont Morgan, Granite State Morgan, Maine Morgan, and New England Regionals all became the focus of our schedules and training throughout the 1980’s.

Most importantly, Spicy safely delivered a chestnut colt. We needed a name for the colt and a prefix for the farm.

“Sleipnir” was a mythological horse. He belonged to Thor, and carried the “Viking” warriors to “Valhalla”, their Heaven. He was portrayed with eight legs to indicate how strong and fleet of hoof he was. With the history of the Morgan Breed, in particular Figure’s strength, speed, and temperament, and UVM Viking for his sire, the farm name/prefix became “Sleipnir” and the colt was named “Valhalla”. Sleipnir Valhalla (“Hal”) (1980 – 2005) joined his mother as a family saddle, harness, in-hand and showmanship contender, and at-home buddy.

Spicy changed our lives.
Our home, and lifestyle, changed. A farm and a herd followed.

Spicy delivered two more foals for us.
Sleipnir Selebrity, (by Donnybrook Celebrity) (1982-2009) “Seppy”, another chestnut colt, subsequently gelded. He too followed in his Dam and brother’s hoofsteps.
and
Sleipnir Constelaton, (by B-L Rhinestone Kid, the Patriarch of the Herd, 1980-2009) (1983 – ) “Connie” a bay filly. Her story still continues 30 years later.

We lost Spicy too early to debatable causes after S. Constelaton’s birth. However, her impact on our family, and on the Morgan Breed and horse world, continues thirty years plus and in to the future.

Farms in Massachusetts, Iowa, and now Tennessee became central to our lives, defining a good part of our family life.

Hal and Seppy helped to teach our grand-children their love of horses, how to care for these gigantic souls, and how to ride and drive. Also, how to handle the passing of beloved family members.

After Spicy’s death, we went back to the University of Connecticut and purchased U C Cinnamon (1979 – 2011) “Cinnie”. She and Connie have continued Spicy’s dam line to both sides of our pedigrees.
They and other members of the herd have impacted the lives of horse people and visitors in uncountable ways.

U C Spicy Lass is buried at our first farm in Gardner, Massachusetts. But her spirit, her legacy, her influence is still alive and well in Tennessee.

Morgan and Non-Morgan Horses that we have owned

Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm
Horses that we have owned and bred, predominantly Morgan Horses
Registered, Unregistered, and Deceased prior to Registration completed
In Chronological Order – 1980 – Current
By Georgia O. Denman
Registered Morgan Horses:
Massachusetts and Tennessee:
UC Spicy Lass – Chestnut Mare – Foundation Mare of Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm – DECEASED-MA
Sleipnir Valhalla – Chestnut Gelding – DECEASED-TN
B-L Rhinestone Kid – Black Bay Stallion – Foundation Sire of SMHF – DECEASED-TN
Sleipnir Selebrity – Chestnut Gelding – DECEASED-TN
Sleipnir Constellation – Bay Mare – First Get of B-L Rhinestone Kid; Last Produce of UC Spicy Lass
UC Cinnamon – Chestnut Mare – DECEASED-TN
Headwater’s Dawn Date – SOLD-MA
UC Phoebe – Dark Chestnut Mare –SOLD-MA
Sleipnir Cor-elation – SOLD-MA
Sleipnir Firestone – Bay Gelding – SOLD Unregistered-MA
Fieldmaster Ben – SOLD-MA
Sleipnir Brimstone – Bay Gelding – SOLD Unregistered-MA
Sleipnir Top Hat – Chestnut Stallion – DECEASED-TN
Gaitwood Kitzbuhel – Bay Mare – SOLD-MA
Windfall Vigilstar – Black Gelding – SOLD-MA
Tennessee:
Sleipnir Southern Cross – Bay Mare
Coeur d’Alene – Chestnut Mare
Sleipnir Spice On Top – Chestnut Mare
Reggie’s Black Rose – Black Mare – Deceased
NEJ Golddust Louise – Black Bay Mare – SOLD
NEJ Golddust Ruby – Black Bay Mare – SOLD
Four Fields Patriot – Bay Stallion – Retired for Frog Farm – DECEASED
Sleipnir Carbon Copy – Bay Stallion
Sleipnir Legacy – Chestnut Stallion – DECEASED
Hip Heath Zanna – Bay Mare – DECEASED
Sleipnir Betsy Ross – Bay Mare – SOLD
Sleipnir Sophisticated Lady – Bay Mare
May’s Sweetie – Black Bay Mare – Leased – Retired – DECEASED
NEJ Golddust Alice – Chestnut Mare – Leased – DECEASED
NEJ Golddust Emma – Black Mare – Leased
Sleipnir Zeus – Black Gelding – SOLD
Sleipnir Celestial Array – Bay Gelding
Sleipnir Trinity – SOLD – DECEASED
Sleipnir Gemstone – Black Bay Mare – DECEASED
Sleipnir Rock Candy – Bay Mare – SOLD
Sleipnir Onyx – Black Mare – SOLD
Sleipnir Onstar – Black Mare
Sleipnir Sequoyah – Black Stallion
Exquisite Sir Echo – Chestnut Stallion – DECEASED
Sleipnir Echo’s Finale – Chestnut Stallion
Sleipnir Zenith – Bay Stallion
Poincianna – Dark Chestnut Mare – SOLD – DECEASED
Sleipnir Explorer – Bay Gelding – SOLD
Sleipnir Ambassador – Black Bay Stallion – SOLD
Sleipnir Fieldstone – Bay Gelding
Sleipnir Pop Rocks – Black colt – Deceased
Sleipnir Andromeda – Brown Chestnut Mare
Prairie Hill Princess, Chestnut Mare – Samantha’s dam – SOLD
Sleipnir Daily Show – Chestnut Mare – SOLD
May’s Joy – Bay Mare – SOLD
May’s Prunella – Bay Mare – SOLD
PJMF Mr. Standfast – Bay Gelding – SOLD
PJMF Mr. Honest – Bay Gelding – SOLD
Playday Rebecca – Brown Mare
Triagn Smooth Sailing – Palomino Mare
Sleipnir Hiwassee – Black Mare
Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity – Brown Chestnut Mare
Sleipnir Smoky Mountain – Black colt – Gelded by new owners – SOLD
Sleipnir Ocoee – Black colt – Gelded by new owners – SOLD
Sleipnir Double Feature – Chestnut Gelding
Sleipnir Resonance – Chestnut Gelding
Sleipnir Star Attraction – Bay Mare
Sleipnir Diva – Brown Chestnut Mare
Sleipnir Kobayashi Maru – Colt

Non – Morgan Horses:
Massachusetts:
Jiminy Cricket – Welsh Arab Cross Hunter/Jumper Pony –Chestnut Gelding – SOLD
Misty Bar-Quad – Registered Quarter Horse – Chestnut Mare – SOLD
Tennessee:
Sharifa El Asol – Registerable Arabian Bay Mare – SOLD
Sleipnir Toby – Bay Morab Gelding by B-L Rhinestone Kid x Sharifa El Asol – SOLD
Deuce’s Sir Spot – Registered Quarter Horse – Chestnut Gelding – SOLD
Rose – Racking mare – Bay – SOLD

Photos of Many of these Horses at http://www.ImagesnMemories.com
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