|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|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
I have had people talking to me about driving horses recently. Not all Morgans know how to drive. But many start their working career by learning to drive. Here is a brief discussion of horses on the farm, many of which are for sale and know how to be driven.
Sleipnir Constellation (Connie) 1983 and Coeur d’Alene (Alene) 1988 both know well how to be driven. Connie was a well-known show horse in New England in the 1980’s. Alene is the dam of two of our stallions and Connie is the dam of another. They are both dams of members of our next generation broodmare band as well. They are retired broodmares and happily munch grass together in a nice paddock. They both love carrots. May’s Sweetie (1984) was the main driving horse for a prominent, knowledgeable carriage driver. She is blind in one eye from an old injury, and is also a retired broodmare here on our farm. We have a few of her very nice “Produce” for sale for us and for her owner. Playday Rebecca (Becca) 1990 and NEJ Golddust Emma (a “Sweetie” daughter) (1995) are broodmares only, and are hopefully in foal. NEJ Golddust Alice (also a “Sweetie” daughter) (1993) has never been hooked, but she has been ground-driven with untrained horses in pairs, probably the only one doing so on the farm…with the kids (Amber for sure). Alice and Emma are both available, and Sweetie could be persuaded to accompany either or both of her daughters as a companion horse to a new home.
Sleipnir Southern Cross (Blaze) 1998 and Sleipnir Spice on Top (Topsie) 1999 both know how to be driven. They have both been driven by several different drivers. Neither one are currently offered for sale as they are planned replacement pedigrees for the broodmare band. Cece (Triagn Smooth Sailing) our gorgeous Palomino mare is intended to be a pleasure, and/or carriage, driving mare, prior to our breeding her to Sleipnir Echo’s Finale. S. Sophisticated Lady (Sophie) 2001 hasn’t been hooked; and is intended to join S. Southern Cross, S. Spice on Top, S. Andromeda, and Triagn Smooth Sailing as the next-generation broodmare band.
Sleipnir Celestial Array (Array) 2002 and Sleipnir Fieldstone (Fieldstone) 2006. Array and Fieldstone, both bay geldings, were both started by an experienced morgan horse driver. Array is at the Nerlands being used as Chris’ Hunt Seat saddle horse and Fieldstone is going to Travis Olinger to get tuned up for The Liberty United Classic Horse Show. Both are professional quality, amateur-safe, and are for sale and available.
R’surene Reparte (1995) knows how to be driven, and has been shown in Pleasure Driving by Chris. Reparte is available for sale by the Nerlands. He can be seen here at our farm. NEJ Golddust Jaxx (1993) and NEJ Golddust Wilbur (1994) have had basic training for driving and saddle work. They are BIG, TALL, SOLID BLACK horses bred to be part of a four-in-hand for a well-known carriage driving enthusiast. Others of their siblings may also be available. Alice and Emma are here on our farm; these guys are nearby.
All four current stallions: S. Carbon Copy (2000) S. Sequoyah (2003) S. Echo’s Finale (2004) and S. Zenith (2004) have had ground-driving experience, but none have been hooked. Three of them are For Sale and would make excellent Class A Pleasure Driving stallions (or geldings). All are pleasant to work with, and all are also available At Stud. We only breed a couple horses a year, and we don’t need four stallions.
Sleipnir Onstar, (2003 )our Black mare, of course, drives. Trained for western saddle, and used with Hunt Tack, and probably Saddle Seat Tack, Onstar’s early career, believe it or not, was as a lesson horse for our YOUNG beginner grandchildren. She has been in training with Travis Olinger for driving and she has made her Morgan Horse Class A show ring debut this year in Roadster to Bike! Onstar has a couple more Class A Morgan Horse Shows this year with Travis. Onstar can move up or down the class lists and has been a well-kept secret in Morgandom. Many people who watched her debut at the Bluegrass Morgan in Kentucky against well-known former Park Horses, wondered who she was. People won’t be wondering much longer. Onstar follows Travis like a puppy back to the barn, stands quiet to be tacked up, is great for the farrier and veterinarian, and has the pedigree and conformation to benefit ANY Morgan breeding program. She is one of the few remaining B-L Rhinestone Kid producing daughters.
Sleipnir Onstar exemplifies our motto: Family Show Horses: Showy Family Horses.
All four of our young junior horses can be ground-driven and are For Sale. They are like all our horses, beautiful, talented, great pedigrees, superior conformation, and willing personalities. S. Hiwassee and S. Echo’s Celebrity (“Bree”) (2009) have started their ground training to drive and can progress to the hooking stage. S. Double Feature (“DF”) and S. Resonance (“Res”) 2010 probably ought to wait until late winter to hook. They might make a great tall chestnut driving pair with their similar markings. However, each could have a fine show or family career on their own.
I am currently writing new updates for the individual pages for each of the “For Sale” horses. Pictures of all of the For Sale Horses can be seen by clicking on their individual photos from the home page OR
By going to www.ImagesnMemories.com then Galleries, then SMHF – Public Galleries, then Stallions, Mares or Geldings For Sale and each individual horse has a few pages of pictures.
We are happy to talk pedigrees, talents, etc. Feel free to email, or call to discuss any of the horses. If we do not have something to suit you, we’ll know other Morgan Horse people that might. Amber (McGee) our oldest grand-daughter is showing the Class A shows down south, in training with Sue Nerland (& Chris) and the youngest, grand-daughter, Kaya Bayard, is their groom. So, you may even find us on the rail. Last year was the first time since 1988, with Beth, Caitrin, and Britta, (and John!)
Also, Elizabeth (McGee), our oldest daughter, is the Show Manager for the Liberty United Classic Horse Show in Cleveland, TN, 37325, September 24 & 25 (Saturday and Sunday). It is going to be a major show for Morgans, and other breeds. This is the first year that it is rated THREE STARS AMHA. Plan on seeing us all there! http://LibertyUnitedHorseShow.yolasite.com and come for a visit to the farm, we are just a few minutes north of the show ground.