Amber and Explorer - 2011 Liberty Classic
Amber and Explorer pinned in their first two classes here at the Nationals, and he has been garnering fans.
We are very proud of Amber’s accomplishments. With Sue (and Chris) Nerland’s supervision she has improved as a rider and changed Explorer (and herself) from Western tack to Hunt Seat tack, and they are beginning to work on Saddle Seat together. We believe in horses learning many styles of equipment.
When we purchased our first horse, UC Spicy Lass (UC Marquis x UC Taffy) our girls were 10, 7, and 6 years old. Now, our grandchildren are 18, 17, 16 and 10.
When we met Amber and Kimberly, Amber thought horses were icky. Now, she feeds in all kinds of weather (even in gorgeous Tennessee) and has shown often in the rain.
Sleipnir Explorer is one of B-L Rhinestone Kid’s (Waseeka’s Showtime x B-L Brown Lace) last foals. We had Rhinestone since he was a weanling (1980-2009) and he never disappointed us in the quality of his foals. They all are athletic, lovely/handsome, VERY people friendly horses, that have pleasant ways of going and can move along for miles/hours.
Explorer is out of May’s Sweetie (Cap’s Nugget x Eck’s Twiggy), Noel Jones’ special driving mare. Sweetie is as good as her name says…wonderful personality. She is one of the Members of Merrill May’s breeding farm in Ohio (1984-retired now). She has presented us with some wonderful foals; and we continue having two of her daughters on breeding lease (NEJ Golddust Alice and NEJ Golddust Emma) (available).
From the very beginning, when we purchased Spicy, we became a family friendly morgan horse breeding farm. It is wonderful that the third generation is continuing the tradition. We had stopped showing for many years. Now, with Amber, we are back. Watching her bring Sleipnir Explorer from the farm in Tennessee to OKC has been an honor and a privilege. We are so very proud of both of them and their accomplishments and grateful to all those who aided them along the way.
Complete pedigree information for Sleipnir and NEJ morgan horses at: www.allbreedpedigrees.com
Further pictures of Sleipnir Explorer at: Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm – Public Gallery at www.ImagesnMemories.com