Sleipnir Sequoyah – Black Morgan Stallion

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Sleipnir Sequoyah (B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur d’Alene, by Breezeway x a Funquest Consuelo daughter) is a proven black stallion. Sequoyah is a 2003 model.

He has returned from several months harness training at Travis Olinger’s Saddle Creek Stable, Cleveland, TN. Travis is a well known harness trainer from a long time horse show family.

Sequoyah is easy going and friendly; and stands to be hitched by a lone person. He is kind to his mares, rides well to be trailered, has no vices, is current on all his vaccinations etc; and is equally comfortable in a stall in a training stable or out in a large turnout at home. He has been ridden in the past. We are well pleased with his Get; though he could be gelded if that would better suit a purchaser. He is available At Stud to an outside mare, or through an on-farm broodmare lease.

There are further pictures from various stages of Sequoyah’s training in my blog, and on Elizabeth McGee’s website, http://www.ImagesnMemories.com

His full pedigree can be seen on All Breed Pedigrees, as can all the Sleipnir Morgans.

He has one daughter, a 2009 Black mare, Sleipnir Hiwassee (x NEJ Golddust Emma) available for sale.

For further information, on Sleipnir Sequoyah or any of our horses, you can contact Georgia at: 423 284 0899 (Cellular and text) or Email at: DenmanFam@aol.com or GLDenman@aol.com.
And also Travis Olinger at: 423 341 7930 or Email at: atolinger@charter.net

For over thirty years our motto and mission has been Family Show Horses : Showy Family Horses.

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Horse and Driver Magazine

The premier issue of Horse and Driver magazine is online.

There are lots of interesting articles, and useful ads and announcements for various parts of the driving community.

Even if you have never driven, you’ll find articles of general interest inside.

And if you are a driver, carriage or otherwise, you’ll also find plenty of interest.

http://issuu.com/horseanddriver/docs/fall2013_final

We have an ad in the issue. As you’ll see from the photos, we have horses who will be great friends for all sorts of driving experiences.

The editor, and her advisors, Denice Barton, has worked very hard to produce this new magazine as a resource for people who love horses, and are interested in driving them in some manner. Let her know what you think…she has surveys and her direct email for suggestions.

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.

May’s Sweetie

(Nugget’s Prince x Eck’s Twiggy)
5/5/1984 – 6/7/2013
A few days ago, I posted about the passing of May’s Sweetie. She was Noel Jones primary driving mare and a valued member of their Herd. She was part of Meril May’s significant breeding program in Ohio, which included some of the great Devan breeding stock. Sweetie was one of our favorites here on the farm. She and her two daughters, NEJ Golddust Alice and NEJ Golddust Emma, have played a major part in our breeding program.

May’s Sweetie – Produce:

2005 Gelding SLEIPNIR EXPLORER 174103 by B-L RHINESTONE KID

2003 Mare SLEIPNIR ROCK CANDY 0174401 by B-L RHINESTONE KID

1995 Mare NEJ GOLDDUST EMMA 0176092 by GOLDDUST MINER M C

1994 Mare SPRINGMONT WINNIE 0133326 by GOLDDUST MINER M C

1993 Mare NEJ GOLDDUST ALICE 0156513 by GOLDDUST MINER M C

1992 Mare NEJ GOLDDUST ETHEL 0128289 by GOLDDUST MINER M C

1991 Mare NEJ GOLDDUST DAISY 0128288 by GOLDDUST MINER M C

1990 Gelding NEJ GOLDDUST HENRY 121174 by GOLDDUST MINER M C

S. Rock Candy is a trail pleasure horse for a family here in TN.

S. Explorer is an Equitation and Hunter Pleasure mount for a large show and lesson stable in OK.

When we leased Sweetie, we also leased her daughters, NEJ Golddust Alice and NEJ Golddust Emma, as broodmares also. Alice is Red Chestnut, Emma is Black.
We have had several foals from each of them.
None of Sweetie’s other daughters have progeny listed via the AMHA Registry.

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 is open; Alice has been bred to Sleipnir Carbon Copy for a 2014 foal, but has not been confirmed in foal. Alice and Emma and their descendents are easy keepers, herd safe and friendly. Both of them are available for sale.

NEJ Golddust Alice – Produce:

NEJ Golddust Alice (1993) is a tall 15HH Chestnut who has had four very nice long legged foals for us.

2012 To Be Gelded Sleipnir Kobayashi Maru, r a f Black by Sleipnir Zenith

2010 Gelding Sleipnir Resonance, r a f Chestnut by Sleipnir Echo’s Finale

2009 Gelding Sleipnir Smoky Mountain 181177 Black by Sleipnir Sequoyah

2003 Mare Sleipnir Onyx 174403 Black by B-L Rhinestone Kid

Sleipnir Resonance, and his half-sibling gelding, Sleipnir Double Feature, are available. They know their basics and would make a nice pair.

Sleipnir Kobayashi Maru, a black colt, is weaned and ready to go. We will geld him, or sell him as a colt. He is currently our only planned foal from Sleipnir Zenith, who is also available as either a stallion or gelded.

Alice has been used for riding lessons in various sized rings and out and about on the farm. She has been trailered, stalled, and taken on trail rides in the Smokies in the past.

NEJ Golddust Emma – Produce:

NEJ Golddust Emma (1995) is 15HH, and Black. Emma is a broodmare who has had six very sweet and talented foals for us.

2012 Mare Sleipnir Star Attraction, r a f Bay by Sleipnir Carbon Copy

2010 Gelding Sleipnir Ocoee, r a f Black by Sleipnir Sequoyah

2009 Mare Sleipnir Hiwassee 0181232 Black by Sleipnir Sequoyah

2006 Gelding Sleipnir Fieldstone 176094 Bay by B-L Rhinestone Kid

2005 Stallion Sleipnir Ambassador 176093 Black Bay by B-L Rhinestone Kid

2003 Mare Sleipnir Gemstone, r a f Bay by B-L Rhinestone Kid

S. Fieldstone, S. Hiwassee, and S. Star Attraction are available.
Fieldstone is our last gelding available by B-L Rhinestone Kid.

Hiwassee is our last available Get from S. Sequoyah. Sequoyah, a Black easy-going harness horse with significant training is available for sale as a stallion or gelded.

S. Star Attraction, and her half-sister, Sleipnir Diva, are our only available Get from Sleipnir Carbon Copy. Carbon, a bright mahogany bay is a full brother to Sequoyah, and is available for sale as a stallion or gelded.

We always have wonderful Morgan Horses for sale and always have their prices listed. All have their basics and some are finished.

All our horses sell with current vaccinations, wormings, and Negative Coggins.

Pedigrees for all our horses are posted on: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com

We probably have the largest herd of Morgan Horses in the SouthEast. All the horses that are for sale are pleasant, willing, intelligent companions, with excellent breeding and conformation. We breed for a modern horse that still looks and acts like a Morgan…natural Park to backyard pleasure.

Our Mission and our motto, for over thirty years:
Family Show Horses : Showy Family Horses

Our Breeding Philosophy – Specific Farms, Stallion & Mare Influences

Sleipnir LogoStrong and Fleet

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Strong and Fleet

Sleipnir Carbon Copy - 2000 Stallion(B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur d'Alene)

Sleipnir Carbon Copy – 2000 Stallion
(B-L Rhinestone Kid x Coeur d’Alene)

   

Morgan Horses have been part of our family for over Thirty years. During that time, we went to many horse shows and clinics, watched classes from multiple disciplines and styles, visited some of the most famous Morgan Horse Farms, and formed and refined our own breeding plan.

We breed for people-friendly horses with square stances, and good ways of going. Horses that are also alert, intelligent, willing, talented and very beautiful. 

We focus on the OLD GOVERNMENT LINES found throughout The University of Connecticut (UC) and University of Vermont (UVM) breeding programs; featuring UVM Viking, UVM Flash, Mansfield, Panfield, Canfield, Flyhawk, and of course, Upwey Ben Don+ (Stallions) and UC Spicy Lass (our Foundation mare), UC Taffy, UVM Flirt, Upwey Benn Quietude + (mares).

with crosses to the WASEEKA’S LINE via NOCTURNE, (stallion) via W. Showtime and W. Peter Piper (stallions), and W. Thisizit (mare) and others.

and crosses to the ORCLAND LINE via ULENDON, through especially ORCLAND LEADER, via Courage of Equinox+, Orcland Vigildon+ (stallions).

with selected other families brought in to the lines, including representation from some New England, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-West and Western working families.

Our pedigrees reflect modern horses with famous ancestors as up close as you can get. The ancestors’ names are often still visible on their descendants’ written pedigrees. Our bloodlines will cross well with any of the current major breeding programs and our Morgans offered For Sale include our best, worthy of being Foundation stallions and mares for new breeding programs, as well as being companions in the show ring or on the trail.

Our Motto and Mission is: Family Show Horses : Showy Family Horses

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2012 chestnut fillySleipnir Carbon Copy x Playday Rebecca

2012 chestnut filly
Sleipnir Carbon Copy x Playday Rebecca

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.