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.


2012 Current Members of Our Herd



Sleipnir Constellation   1983 mare   Bay   B-L Rhinestone Kid x UC Spicy Lass
Coeur D’Alene   1988 mare   Chestnut   Breezeway x Oak Hill Perfect Pic
Playday Rebecca   1990 mare   Chestnut   Stoneholm Taliesin x Stoneholm Alameda
            In foal to Sleipnir Carbon Copy for 2012
Sleipnir Southern Cross   1998 mare   Bay   Great Oaks Mastrcopy x Sleipnir Constellation
Sleipnir Spice on Top   1999 mare   Chestnut   Sleipnir Top Hat x Coeur D’Alene
Sleipnir Carbon Copy   2000 stallion   Bay   B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur D’Alene
Sleipnir Sophisticated Lady   2001 mare   Bay   B-L Rhinestone Kid x Hip Heath Zanna
Sleipnir Celestial Array   2002 gelding   Bay   Hylee The Rage x Sleipnir Constellation
Sleipnir Onstar   2003 mare   Black   B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Louise
Sleipnir Sequoyah   2003 stallion   Black   B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur D’Alene
Sleipnir Echo’s Finale   2004 stallion   Chestnut   Exquisite Sir Echo x Sleipnir Constellation
Sleipnir Zenith        2004 stallion   Bay   B-L Rhinestone Kid x Hip Heath Zanna
Triagn Smooth Sailing   2004 mare   Palomino   K – Wood’s Golden Eagle x Playday Rebecca
Sleipnir Andromeda   2006 mare   Chestnut   Courage of Sweet Meadow x Sleipnir Constellation
Sleipnir Fieldstone   2006 gelding   Bay   B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Emma
Sleipnir Hiwassee   2009 filly   Black   Sleipnir Sequoyah x NEJ Golddust Emma
Sleipnir Echo’s Celebrity   2009 filly   Chestnut   Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca
Sleipnir Double Feature   2010 gelding   Chestnut   Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x Playday Rebecca
Sleipnir Resonance   2010 gelding   Chestnut   Sleipnir Echo’s Finale x NEJ Golddust Alice
On lease – Morgans:            
May’s Sweetie   1984 mare   Black   Nugget’s Prince x Eck’s Twiggy
NEJ Golddust Alice   1993 mare   Chestnut   Golddust Miner M C x May’s Sweetie
NEJ Golddust Emma   1996 mare   Black Bay   Golddust Miner M C x May’s Sweetie  
            In foal to Sleipnir Carbon Copy for 2012 
The Denman Family            



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Sleipnir Explorer (B-L Rhinestone Kid x May’s Sweetie) and Amber McGee and others

May 5, 2011

Amber and Explorer are at their first Horse show of the 2011 season, The Dixie Cup, at the International Horse Park, in Conyers, Georgia.  Amber is in her last season as a Junior Exhibitor, and Explorer is her partner in showing in Morgan Hunter Pleasure and Equitation classes. They have several shows that they are planning on attending this year, some for the first time for us as exhibitors.

S. Explorer is a Dark Bay 2005 gelding with no white markings, who is approximately 14.3 hands + tall, with fairly low trimmed hooves.  He has been trained Western and Hunt Seat.  Amber has done most of the work herself, with some guidance, most recently from Sue Nerland, R’surene Morgans/Lancer Stables.

Explorer is For Sale, and is a proven high placer in Geldings In-hand and Reserve Champion  In-hand.  Because show season has started, and he is Amber’s primary mount, he may be purchased at any time, but he will not be available for pick-up until after The Grand Nationals in early October.

I’ve been promising Barb Goda every year that we’d have horses for Dixie Cup; and it seems like every year something comes up that we cannot.  So, this year we at least have one horse at the Show.

The Nerlands have Sleipnir Celestial Array on loan to be Chris’ show horse for this season.  Because they have three mares due to foal in a cluster, and Chris has been recovering from treatments, Array is not being shown as yet.  He also is a proven show horse and has been a winner in Geldings In-hand and as Show Champion In hand. Our geldings are quality enough to be a stallion, but we have too many stallions as it is…so, some get gelded to use in Junior Exhibitor and Amateur settings. S. Celestial Array (Hylee’s The Rage x Sleipnir Constellation, by B-L Rhinestone Kid) is a 2002 Deep Bay, with no white markings. He is trained Western, and for Pleasure Driving. Sue and Chris will be fine tuning him, and possibly using him in Hunt Seat for Chris, as well as Pleasure Driving for Chris.

In the meantime, we are tending and feeding Chris’ retired show gelding, R’surene Reparte, for them, and he is being used by Sue and Beth as leaders, for the Appalachian Riders Morgan Horse Youth Group, which is part of Blue Ridge Morgan Horse Association.  The Youth Group is based here on Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm.

Sleipnir Fieldstone is due to make some show debuts this year.  It is his year for Liberty Classic, in September this year, although his brother and uncle will probably be there too. S. Fieldstone is a very dark Bay (2006) gelding with a small white star.  He is from B-L Rhinestone Kid’s last foal crop x NEJ Golddust Emma (Golddust Miner MC x May’s Sweetie).  Fieldstone drives, and has been ridden Western and Hunt Seat.

Last, but certainly not least in the Show Horses due out this year, is Sleipnir Onstar, (2003) (B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Louise) our Black driving mare. John has always wanted a Roadster to Bike horse and it looks like S. Onstar is it.  Unfortunately, due to rule changes, Morgan horses that were not shown in Roadster to Bike classes prior to 2003, are not eligible to be shown in some combination shows.  Amber has ridden her Hunt Seat, and a previous professional trainer had trained her for Western tack…But she is a FAST BLACK DRIVING HORSE.   So, it will be interesting to see where she will fit in this year.  She is being capably driven by Travis Olinger, and every now and then by John and I.  STAY TUNED!!!

2011 Spring Open House and Plant Sale

2011 Spring Open House and Plant Sale

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

10:00am to 4:00pm

We are a small family farm.  We grow 98% of our plants ourselves.  Everything is organically grown and while we have some common varieties, we mostly concentrate on Unusual and Unique culinary herbs and HEIRLOOM and ethnic varieties of vegetable plants, especially Tomatoes and Peppers

We also have Blueberry bushes and some other fruiting plants and perennials.

We have limited space and only grow a small amount of each of many varieties.  We will have over 30 types of Heirloom, Ethnic and other Tomatoes; and over 75 types of sweet, mild to HOT peppers. We do take requests and deposits.

Antique Shop on the farm, with glass, china, vintage hats and jewelry +

Gift Certificates Available for any amount.

Also the largest herd of Registered Morgan Horses in the south. 

Foals to senior citizens; stallions, mares, and geldings.  Historic bloodlines in people-friendly, gorgeous, intelligent horses.  Mostly Blacks and Bays, some Chestnuts, and a Palomino.

The Blue Ridge Morgan Horse Youth Group, Appalachian Riders, will be presenting some of the horses during the Open House. 

House plants ON SALE NOW.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am until 4:00 pm, year round

The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane

2214 Columbus Road, Delano, TN, 37325

Off Rte. 163-Bowater Road, Delano, TN, 37325 

use either McMinn County Routes 969 or 970




GPS N 35° 16.039’ W 084° 36.236’

423 263 0824 Farm             423 284 0899 Cellular

Appalachian Riders, a new Youth Group for ages 6 through 21

Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm will be the site for most meetings of a new Youth group, for people interested in horses, especially the Morgan Horse.

Ages 6 through 18 boys and girls are invited to participate, members are welcome through age 21. Younger attendees will be considered on an individual basis.

You do not need to own a horse, or even a Morgan Horse, to belong to the Club.  Parents are welcome, and encouraged, to attend the meetings.

Susan Nerland, of Lancer Stables, home of R’surene Morgan Horses, Talbott,TN, an accomplished riding instructor and trainer of Morgan Horses and Elizabeth McGee, a member of the Denman Family of Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm will be the co-leaders.  Both ladies have had Morgan Horses for over thirty years.

The BRMHA youth club, Appalachian Riders, will be meeting at Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm in Delano,TN at 2pm, on Saturday, March 5, 2011.
The new club and plans for future meetings will be discussed.

Coming events will be discussed as well as the first activity, a one day seminar at UT on “The Horse: Head to Toe” on March 12.

If you are under the age of 21, or know someone who is, & would like to belong to this exciting group, please email Sue Nerland at to be placed on the newsletter list. You can reach Elizabeth McGee at

Phone messages may be sent to the farm and Shops at Morgan Lane at 423 263 0824.

Also, if you have any news about you and your Morgan horse, you wish to share, please include that information in an email.

Further information can be seen at: