Sleipnir Zenith 2004-2018

Sleipnir Zenith

Sleipnir Zenith 2004 Bay Stallion (B-L Rhinestone Kid x Hip Heath Zanna)

On Friday, 3 23 2018, Sleipnir Zenith, our handsome Bright Bay stallion, passed away.

He was our last stallion son of our foundation stallion, B-L Rhinestone Kid.

and, the final foal from his dam, Hip Heath Zanna.

Born here on our farm in Delano, Tennessee, he was popular with visitors.

He is survived by his full sister, Sleipnir Sophisticated Lady, a member of our Herd; and by Sleipnir Zeus, his gelded full older brother, owned by Debbie Miser; and by his 2012 black stallion son, also on our farm, Sleipnir Kobyashi Maru, “Kirk”, x NEJ Golddust Alice.

He is also survived by the stallions, mares and geldings of Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm.  The Herd that he watched over in life, and will guard still.

We will miss him very much.

Greener pastures over the Rainbow Bridge.

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Sleipnir Logo Family Show Horses: Showy Family Horses

Dr. John and Georgia Denman

Delano, Tennessee

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Members of the Herd, Autumn, 2015

DOB Sire Dam
Tennessee Herd October, 2015
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 S 2012 Sleipnir Zenith NEJ Golddust Alice
Sleipnir Resonance In Training September 2015 Photo by Kelsey Crain, Trainer

Sleipnir Resonance
In Training
September 2015
Photo by Kelsey Crain, Trainer

Sleipnir Logo Family Show Horses: Showy Family Horses

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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.

Sleipnir Explorer and Amber McGee at the 2011 Grand National Morgan Horse Show

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

 Geldings:
http://www.imagesnmemories.com/Sleipnir-Morgan-Horse-Farm-1/Geldings-for-sale

Sleipnir Onstar – 2003 Black Morgan Mare – Harness and Saddle – On the Way to the Grand National

Sleipnir Onstar, our 2003, BLACK driving and saddle mare is on her way to the Morgan Horse 2011 Grand National Horse Show, to be shown in Roadster To Bike.

S. Onstar, is a very versatile Morgan Mare with impeccable breeding that can complement any breeding program.
While she follows Travis Olinger, her trainer, around like a puppy, she could easily gear up or down and could be a harness mare in any of the Divisions: Park Harness, Pleasure Driving or Roadster to Bike. She is being shown in the Roadster-to-Bike class. Dr. John has always wanted a Roadster to Bike contender, and S. Onstar definitely can show her stuff. She could hold her own with some of the best in morgan history.
Onstar commenced her career at home being a lesson horse for our young amateur grandchildren. She can vary her tempo and speed for her rider. She has been ridden in Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, and Western tack. She is a prime example of our breeding and training motto: Family Show Horses : Showy Family Horses
She is one of B-L Rhinestone Kid’s (Waseeka’s Showtime x B-L Brown Lace, by UVM Flash) only producing-aged daughters available. Her dam, NEJ Golddust Louise, (Golddust Miner M C x Alaba Dolly – Trophy and Beamington) has been sold to be a parade horse and broodmare. Since Rhinestone is deceased and Louise has been sold, S. Onstar is a unique cross, never to be repeated.

She is trained, and will be shown by Travis Olinger, who has been a horseman since his early youth. He is calm, quiet, and methodical in his training methods; and enjoys working with amateur owners.  His well-known family specializes in Roadster Harness  Hackney ponies and Saddlebreds in Harness, as might be expected in Eastern Tennessee. But he enjoys his time with our sensible, intelligent, and fancy Morgan Horses. Look for pictures of his four year old daughter driving Sleipnir Fieldstone, (B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Emma). 

Wish us well and look for new photos of her in her www.ImagesnMemories.com  Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm public gallery, mares for sale gallery, SOON.

Sleipnir Explorer is at the 2011 Grand National Morgan Horse Show:

Our granddaughter, Amber McGee, and our 2005 Bay gelding, Sleipnir Explorer (B-L Rhinestone Kid x May’s Sweetie) have made their way to Oklahoma City, OK for the Morgan Horse Grand National Horse Show.

They have been training with Sue (and Chris) Nerland, of Lancer Stables/R’surene Morgans, and have had a solid show season this year, their second year of Class A rated morgan horse shows. Sue is imparting her wealth of knowledge and experience to Amber. This year they have shown at the Dixie Cup, Southern States Regional, Kentucky Bluegrass Classic, and the Liberty United Classic Horse Shows.

Amber has been S. Explorer’s trainer from the beginning. She has had professional coaching from several well known morgan horse people; but she has done virtually all the hands on work herself.

Explorer is following in the fine tradition of people friendly, athletic, intelligent “Family Show Horses: Showy Family Horses” that has been our breeding philosophy since the birth of our first two family show horse geldings, Sleipnir Valhalla (UVM Viking x UC Spicy Lass) and Sleipnir Selebrity (Donnybrook Celebrity x UC Spicy Lass) in the 1980’s.

Amber and Explorer are entered in several classes at the Grand National. Elizabeth or I will attach a list of their classes to the comments on the blog. It is possible to watch the entire GN in real time online. Amber has been working Explorer Hunt Seat, but he would do equally well at Saddle Seat or Dressage. He also has worn Western tack.

Sleipnir Explorer is just one of several of our terrific geldings. We also have Sleipnir Celestial Array (Bay), Sleipnir Fieldstone (Bay), Sleipnir Double Feature (Chestnut), and Sleipnir Resonance (Chestnut) available, as well as some very nice Black geldings available from friends of ours. All are very people friendly, athletic, intelligent, with good conformation and no vices. All are offered for sale. Most all of our horses would be equally at home in a national caliber show ring or a family field. Almost all prefer carrots to apples.

Liberty United Horse Show, Cleveland, Tennessee

This weekend, Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th, is the Liberty United Horse Show at the Tri-State Exhibition Center in Cleveland, Tennessee.

There are hours and hours of interesting classes, featuring several different breeds of horses, including Arabians, Freisians, Hackney/Harness ponies, Morgan Horses, and Saddlebreds.

There will be a nominal entry fee, which I will update with in the am.

Several of our horses will be at the show, including our gorgeous Black Morgan mare, Sleipnir Onstar in Morgan Roadster-to-Bike; and Sleipnir Explorer, and Sleipnir Fieldstone, two of our mature geldings.

The Show Manager is Elizabeth L. D. McGee.

http://www.LibertyUnitedHorseShow.yolasite.com for Judges and other information.

It is a great way to spend an inexpensive weekend for children to senior citizens.  Go see the gorgeous horses and their dedicated owners and handlers.