Current Members of the Herd Offered For Sale

Geldings:

Sleipnir Celestial Array, (Hylee The Rage x Sleipnir Constellation, by B-L Rhinestone Kid) a 14.3 HH, 2002 Bright Bay gelding, Class A National Caliber. Harness and Saddle – Western and Hunt Seat, Champion In-hand over stallions and mares, and other geldings in an all-Morgan Class. Has had recent further harness training – safe for pleasure drives. A really nice fellow. Safe for trailer, show grooming, farrier, veterinarian, etc.  $7,750.00

Sleipnir Fieldstone, (B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Emma) a 14.3 HH, 2006 Dark Bay gelding, Class A National Caliber Harness and Saddle – Western and Hunt Seat. Has had significant harness training. He is great with weanlings, mares, other geldings. He has taken Sleipnir Valhalla’s job of babysitting and caring for the youngsters. Comfortable in a stall or out with the herd. Can get pulled out of the herd and hooked up to go. Safe for trailer, show grooming, farrier, veterinarian, etc. $7,250.00

Sleipnir Double Feature, (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca) 2010 Red/Brown Chestnut gelding, basics, Class A National Caliber. Can be paired with Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity or Sleipnir Resonance.   $5,000.00

Sleipnir Resonance, (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x NEF Golddust Alice) 2010 Red Chestnut gelding, basics. Friendly guy. Has a healed eye injury, but veterinarian vouched safe and useable. Can be paired with Sleipnir Double Feature. $2,775.00

Sleipnir Kobayashi Maru, (Sleipnir Zenith x NEJ Golddust Alice) 2012 Black colt, not gelded yet. $1,450.00

Mares:

Sleipnir Onstar, (B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Louise) 2003 Black Mare, 2011 Grand National Top Ten Roadster-to-Bike. Natural Action and willing temperament. Amateur Safe. Onstar has been ridden under Western and Hunt Seat tack, by young amateur grandchildren as a young horse in early training. She has had extensive harness training, and been driven by amateur family members. $9,975.00

Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity, (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca) 2009 Dark Chestnut Mare, Class A National Caliber. Could be paired with Sleipnir Double Feature. Basics, Talented. $7,750.00

Sleipnir Hiwassee, (Sleipnir Sequoyah x NEJ Golddust Emma) 2009 Black Mare, Basics, Sweet and Athletic.  In your pocket friendly. First to greet us in the pasture. Only Sequoyah Get or Emma Produce at a breedable age. $4,500.00

Sleipnir Diva, (Sleipnir Carbon Copy x Playday Rebecca) 2012 Dark Chestnut Mare, Royally bred, Class A National Caliber. Could be a pair with Sleipnir Double Feature.      $3,250.00

Sleipnir Star Attraction, (Sleipnir Carbon Copy x NEJ Golddust Emma) 2012 Bay Mare, Friendly, Talented, with Basics. Bright Bay with a nice Star. $2,750.00

Stallions:

Sleipnir Carbon Copy, (B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur d’Alene) 2000 Mahogany Bay, Athletic, A visitors’ favorite     $9,900.00

Sleipnir Zenith, (B-L Rhinestone Kid x Hip Heath Zanna, by Courage of Equinox) 2004 Bright Bay, Talented, Ground drives and saddle.  $7,700.00

Sleipnir Kobayashi Maru, (Sleipnir Zenith x NEJ Golddust Alice) 2012 Black colt, not gelded yet. Zenith’s only foal and Alice’s last foal.  Very Handsome. $1,450.00

It goes without saying, all stallions are royally bred, with talent and excellent conformation. They are all proven, kind to their mares, with GET available to be seen and purchased.  All cross well with current popular bloodlines.  Stallions are NOT difficult, and could each be gelded if purchaser(s) desire, for amateur use.

Sleipnir Carbon Copy and Sleipnir Zenith, plus Sleipnir Echo’s Finale, are all available At Stud – Stud Fee:  $1,000.00 Live Foal Guarantee.

All Height measurements are barefoot, trimmed for pasture, no shoes or pads.

Contact Information:

The Denman Family, Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm, 2214 Columbus Road, Delano, TN, 37325

Georgia, Cellular and Texts:  423 284 0899  Email: DenmanFam@aol.com or GLDenman@aol.com

John:  423 284 0898                                   Elizabeth: 423 244 5986

Facebook Pages:              Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm        Georgia Denman             Elizabeth L.D. McGee

Our Motto and our Mission for almost 35 years – Family Show Horses : Showy Family Horses

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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.

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.

NEJ Golddust Emma – 15 HH – Sweet, Black Broodmare

NEJ Golddust Emma (1996) is a solid 15HH, Black broodmare. Emma is a sweet, well-behaved mare, who has had six very sweet, athletic and talented foals for us.

She is a full sister to NEJ Golddust Alice, a chestnut, who is a solid 15HH lesson mare, that we also have on lease. Both Alice and Emma are easy breeders, good at being handled during deliveries, are attentive, but not possessive, mothers and good for all the routine grooming and handling. Emma easily can have several more foals. She is open.

May’s Sweetie, her dam, a 1984 Black retired driving and broodmare is available to go with her, as a companion. Emma is an easy keeper and Herd safe, both in a regular herd and in the broodmare band. She is offered For Sale as agents for her owners. We have had them (Sweetie, Alice and Emma) on long-term broodmare lease, but we have stopped breeding for the foreseeable future, and need to reduce our herd subsequent to John’s extensive illness and recovery period. Her owners are willing to let her be sold to someone who will enjoy her pleasant personality and value her Mid-western bloodlines.

We have three of Emma’s foals on our for sale list also: Sleipnir Fieldstone, a 2006 Bay, safe, harness-trained and saddle-trained gelding; Sleipnir Hiwassee, a 2009 Black mare, ready to be finished; and Sleipnir Star Attraction, a 2012 Bay filly, like her dam and siblings, athletic and sweet-tempered. Emma, and Alice, and their dam, Sweetie, are available singly or as a package as agents for their owners. This is the only time a proven black broodmare has been offered for sale by these multi-generation Morgan breeders specializing in Black carriage horses.

NEJ Golddust Emma’s pedigree is available from the Morgan Horse Registry Online. And, at no charge, from All-breed pedigree. All Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm Herd Members have their pedigrees available on All-breed pedigree.

http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/nej+golddust+emma

Lesson mare – 15 HH – trimmed for pasture

NEJ Golddust Alice
Proven Broodmare and lesson horse

NEJ Golddust Alice
1993 Red Chestnut Mare
Golddust Miner M C x May’s Sweetie
15 HH, trimmed for pasture
Kimberly McGee up

NEJ Golddust Alice (1993): Is a red chestnut 15HH mare with considerable time as a saddle lesson horse, for our beginner grandchildren, and others, in various sized rings and paddocks; and open yard. Looks good for a taller person, & still nice looking for shorter legged individual. Alice also has had a lot of ground driving experience; she has been used to train ground driving as a pair, including by young beginner grandchildren. Alice has had three nice foals for us on lease, two of which are sold. Easy to breed. Caring, but not obsessive mother. All foals imprinted. Good for all handling and care. Trailers well. Has been on trail rides in the past. Stalls or open pasture.
We have her on broodmare lease…and since John’s injury, we will not be breeding for the foreseeable future…and none of us are riding much anymore…two of the “grands” are not around…and there are other “sports” plus allergies! And we drive more than ride.

Alice has a 2010 Red Chestnut Gelding, Sleipnir Resonance (Sleipnir Echo’s Finale) also available For Sale.

Alice’s Full sister, NEJ Golddust Emma, a 1996 Black broodmare is also available For Sale. We also have her on broodmare lease, and she is for sale. Emma has had six foals for us. We have three of them For Sale: a 2006 Bay gelding, 2009 Black mare, and a 2012 Black filly. See separate postings.
Their dam, May’s Sweetie, (Nugget’s Prince x Eck’s Twiggy) a black mare, is a retired broodmare…
She is available with either as a companion…or as a package of all three.

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.

Sleipnir Celestial Array – 2002 Bay Gelding – harness, saddle, in-hand

Here are some recent photos of Array being driven on our farm.
Travis Olinger, whip.

I have tested the links, and the videos do pull up. Depending on your service, they each may take a few moments to load. They can both be found on Vimeo, under Noel Jones &/or Frog Farm

Attached is a video of him being driven for the second time (2010 Summer):

Noel Jones, whip

Attached is another video of Array. This time being ridden in hunt seat tack (Summer 2011):

Amber McGee, up

We intend to take some current video of him in harness, with Travis Olinger, whip over the next day or so.
Stay tuned for more pictures and more video.

Sleipnir Celestial Array (Hylee The Rage x Sleipnir Constelaton) is a 2002 Bright Bay Gelding: In-hand Champion; Saddle; Harness. Array has some substantial go power in harness, but still with a flat-footed walk. He is currently working in harness on our farm, outside of our rings and paddocks. He is professionally trained for Western Saddle and has carried Western, Hunt and Saddle Seat tack. He was started in harness professionally, and by a very experienced carriage driver. He is well behaved for grooming, handling, harnessing, veterinarian and farrier. He trailers well. Array is a multi-talented fellow who could excel in any of several disciplines. We are planning on continuing to work him in harness for us to enjoy and utilize; he is also For Sale: $7,750.00