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AMHA December 2018 Monthly Newsletter

AMHA  | Published on 12/21/2018

 

 

 

December 2018

 

 

 

Happy Friday!

 

Last newsletter of the year! And last work day at AMHA for the year! This has been such a busy month, but one that has been lots of fun, giving many of our members the great news that are an AMHA awardee for 2018. Those calls were fun!

 

So we are ending the year with the 2018 AMHA Award winners, Open Competition Winners, USDF ribbon winners, and our newest program, the 2018 Star Award winners! This is greatly deserved by all these honorees! See all the winners below.

 

 

Happy New Year to all! Here's to a wonderful 2019!

 

Chris

chris@morganhorse.com

 

 

 

AMHA News

 

 

 

AMHA Announces 2018 Award Winners

 

The AMHA Awards Committee is pleased to announce the following individuals will be recognized at its Annual Convention, which will take place February 7-9, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Congratulations to all!

 

Inducted into AMHA's Hall of Fame is Steve Davis of Vermont.

 

The Breeders' Hall of Fame honors breeders who have produced Morgans that have had a significant impact on the breed. This year's honorees are Couser Creek Ranch in California, Whispering Hill Morgan Farm of Massachusetts, and HRH Stables of Pennsylvania will be entered in posthumously.

 

The Person of the Year Award honors the individual who has made exceptional contributions to the support and preservation of the Morgan breed and/or AMHA. This year's honoree is John Lampropoulos of New Hampshire.

 

Inducted into the Show Horse Hall of Fame this year are Beamington, Dragonsmeade Icon, and Equinox Bossanova GCH.

 

Bob Kellert and Mary Cockriel of Colorado have been selected by their peers as the recipient of the Professional Horseman of the Year Award.

 

The Golden Reins Award is given to Morgan professionals who have had a 30-year career in training or instruction. Jeff Bessey of New York, John Hufferd of Indiana, Anne Judd of Florida, and Jim and Jenny Taylor of Ohio are this year's recipients.

 

Mallory Mignot of Oklahoma is the recipient of the Cecil Brown Memorial Sportsmanship Award for her exemplary sportsmanship in and out of the show ring.

 

Gayle and Byron Singer of Arizona will be honored with the Dr. Albert Lucine Promoter Award for their many years of going above and beyond in breed promotion.

 

Alicia Owens of Pennsylvania will be honored for her breed promotion and outreach with the Young Person Award.

 

One Morgan will receive special recognition for his work with people with disabilities. This year's honoree is Clear Springs Beausoleil, a therapy horse at Furnace Brook Farm in Massachusetts.

 

Monica Hammond will receive the Morgan International Competition Award for her promotion of the breed in Australia.

 

Andy Illes of Massachusetts is the recipient of the 2018 Mabel Owen Media Award for her her body of work photographing Morgan horses and their people.

 

The AMHA Annual Convention will take place February 7-9, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. For more information on room rates and Convention details, please go to AMHA Convention.

 

 

AMHA Annouces 2018 Star Award Winners

The American Morgan Horse Association is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the very first AMHA Star Awards! This free program to AMHA members was created to increase participation at Morgan competitions, to provide an exciting venue for the awards presentation at the AMHA Convention, and to foster good will and sportsmanship!

 

The awards will be presented as part of the special "Night Under the Stars" evening at the AMHA Annual Convention on Friday, February 8. All first-place champions are invited to join AMHA in San Antonio, Texas, to pick up their award in person! Click here for your electronic invitation.

 

The awards include 18 categories which are listed below. To see how points were tabulated, to go https://www.morganhorse.com/media-events/news/article/10475/. Five Overall Division Awards will be presented as a “People’s Choice.” Only those in attendance at the “Night Under the Stars” event at the Convention will receive a ballot to vote for their divisional favorites. These winners will be announced and presented during the AMHA Awards Gala the following night.

 

Congratulations to the following top ten placings! To see a complete set results and points, go to https://www.morganhorse.com/programs/star_awards/. For more information, contact AMHA Executive Director, Carrie Mortensen, (802) 985-4944, ext. 201, execdir@morganhorse.com.

 

 

2018 AMHA Open Competition

High-Point Award Winners

AMHA congratulates all the 2018 High-Point Award Winners! We appreciate that you and your Morgans are out there promoting our beloved breed. We hope that you and your Morgans continue to enjoy tremendous success together.

 

Beginning this year (2018), AMHA will recognize First Place through Sixth Place with both ribbons and certificates.

 

Click here for a complete list of the 2018 winners!

 

The awards will be presented as part of the special "Night Under the Stars" evening at the AMHA Annual Convention on Friday, February 8. All recipients will receive a personal invitation to join AMHA in San Antonio, Texas, to pick up their award in person! If you are unable to attend the AMHA Annual Convention, AMHA will mail your awards the following week. Your personal invitation packet will include a form to indicate if you will be attending the convention awards presentation or prefer us to ship them.

 

We are currently calculating the 2018 Medallion points and will issue an update on their status shortly. Please be patient while we hand calculate these results. If you have any questions regarding the 2018 high-point results or the pending medallion calculations, please e-mail Kristen Kelly, Customer Service Representative at kristen@morganhorse.com.

 

The 2019 Open Competition Guidelines will be posted soon (prior to January 1). We look forward to another great year ahead.

 

 

AMHECT/WMF Stallion Service Auction Now Live!

AMHA is pleased to announce the AMHECT/World Morgan Futurity (WMF) Stallion Service Auction is now open for bidding! And the lineup of 2019 Morgan stallions generously donated by their owners is stunning; you'll find new prospects, returning stallions, and some world champions crowned at the 2018 Grand National!

 

All proceeds from this auction will benefit the World Morgan Futurity, Regional Shows, and AMHA's Show Grant and Marketing Programs. This year's auction will begin online and the top ten bids will go to the live auction, to be held at the AMHA Convention, which will take place February 7-9 in San Antonio, Texas.

 

This year's stallions available via auction include:

 

Astronomicallee

Balenciaga

Bazinga

Caffeinated

CBMF Hitting The Streets GCH

CBMF Over The Moon

Centerpiece

Cingate Revelation

Dragonsmeade Axios

Dragonsmeade Sea Dragon

Dragonsmeade Spectre

Dream Catcher Don Juan

Dressed Up GCH

ECP Anchor Man

Futurity French Command

Graycliff Tony GCH

HVK Man About Town

ICF Reasonably Certain

Indian Creek Tomahawk

Ingate’s Eye Of The Tiger

ISA Celestial Son

JDS Paladin Pazazz

JW Standing Tall

King-E Otto B

Leonardo’s Cry CH

LPS Piece Of The Action

Man In Black GCH

MEM Intoxicated

Merriehill After Hours GCH

Merriehill Home Stretch GCH

Minion Millennium

MSV Shooting Star

Queen’s Glory Days

Regal Masterpiece

Roberto Cavalli

Rowenda Boogie On Down

SLB Da Vinci

Stand And Deliver GCH

SYP High Definition GCH

The Master’s Touch

Treble’s Facebook

TSL Starcraft

UVM Stallions

ZZ Top

 

Go to 2019 AMHECT/WMF Stallion Service Auction to check out the bidding!

 

For more information on the 2019 AMHA Convention, go to 2019 AMHA Convention.

 

 

 

Special Events Scheduled for 2019 AMHA Convention

The 2019 AMHA Convention is going to be a new kind of Convention! Slated to take place February 7-9 in San Antonio, Texas, at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, the weekend begins Thursday with the AMHA Board of Directors meeting and Open session, followed by a two-hour discussion on the state of the Morgan industry and the USEF Safe Sport Act. A barn clinic will take place that afternoon at Diane and Murphy Lents' Twisted Rose Farm, followed by a barbeque dinner and dance on the premises. On Friday, Patrick Benson of "War Horses for Veterans" will give the keynote address followed by a private tour of Sea World! Friday evening will be "A Night Under the Stars," with the AMHECT/WMF Stallion Service Auction, and AMHA Star Award and Open Competition award presentations. Saturday includes seminars on equine feeding practices, Richard Sellman, horse chiropractics, and The Fetzer Face, culminating with the Awards Gala, honoring some of the year's top Morgan supporters.

 

This is just a quick snapshot of what will be offered at this annual gathering of our Morgan family! To see a complete schedule of events, go to 2018 Convention Schedule of Events.

 

If you are considering attending the Convention, hotel rooms are going quickly! Reservation deadline is January 14. Mention American Morgan Horse Association Annual Convention 2019 to get our special room rate. Note, if you would like to extend your stay three days prior or post our event, please call the hotel directly to receive our special room rate. AMHA cannot guarantee availability of rooms. More information on the hotel can be found here.

 

You can find more information about the convention, including a registration form on the AMHA website at 2019 AMHA Annual Convention.

 

 

AMHECT Awards 2019 Memorial Grants

The American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust (AMHECT) is pleased to award four recipients with 2019 memorial grants in loving memory of Harry Sebring and Elberta Honstein.

 

The numerous applications always present a daunting challenge to the selection committee. The Morgan breed is very lucky to have so many young adults and youth members pursuing such a variety of programs and providing such extensive submissions for consideration.

 

This year, three grants were issued in memory of Harry Sebring. Harry Sebring was a renowned Morgan horse trainer who also served as President of the AMHA. The grant was created by his family in his memory since he always wanted to see young adults excel personally and professionally.

 

Kate Rawlinson (Lincoln, NE) will further her veterinarian schooling by completing an Externship at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute.

Holly Scribner (Lyman, ME) will be obtaining certification as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and certification as a Path International Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning.

Jordan Cusumano (Howell, MI) will be obtaining EAGALA Certification (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association).

 

This year, one grant was issued in memory of Elberta Honstein, who had a rich and long history with the Morgan breed. In the early 1960s with her husband Roy, the Honsteins founded Roy-El Farm and passed their love of the breed on to their daughter, Debbie, and later Debbie’s daughters, Elberta Seybold and Erlene Seybold-Smythe.

 

Airianna Rich (Baraboo, WI) will be pursuing instruction in the Dressage Discipline.

 

AMHECT would like to congratulate the 2019 grant recipients as well as the other applicants on their pursuit of further education and training. A special thank you is extended to the numerous people who donated to these memorial grant funds in memory of two VERY special people. The next grant period will open on September 15, 2019 and close on November 1, 2019. All qualified members are encouraged to apply for the 2020 grants.

 

 

AMHA Call to Action

 

The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer the 2019 election. To assure your election specific broadcast email arrives safely in your inbox on or around December 21, 2018, simply add the following email address as an approved sender noreply@directvote.net. If you do not take this action, it is possible that your ballot and instructions will be directed to your SPAM folder or refused altogether. Please take the time to add this e-mail to ensure you receive your electronic ballot.

 

If you have any questions contact: Carrie Mortensen execdir@morganhorse.com.

 

 

Grand National News

 

Grand National Announces More Judges

 

The Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show® is thrilled to announce these additional judges' assignments for the 2019 show:

 

Dressage

Natalie Lamping, Ocala, FL

Fatima Pawlenko-Kranz (Western), Algonquin, IL

Heather Stalker (Western), Alachua, FL

 

Hunter/Jumper

Ginger Black, Fort Worth, TX

 

Reining/Ranch/Trail

Abby Cosenza, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Carriage Driving

Nicole Cable, Batavia, NY

 

These judges join the previously announced judges:

 

Classic/Park/Pleasure

Michael Carpenter of Sutton, MA

Susi Rambler Day of Versailles, KY

Luman Wadhams of Warren, VT

John Warner of Upton, KY

 

Hunter/Western

Coby Holowacz of Hamden, NY

Melissa Moore of Versailles, KY

Cheri Barber of Reddick, FL

Christine Nava-Moulthrop of Kingston, MA

 

Equitation

Michael Craghead of Fresno, CA

Bret Day of Versailles, KY

Lisa Hillmer of Kearney, MO

Terry Jones Brennan of Hollister, CA

Sheri Odom of Lake Havasu City, AZ

 

Plans are underway for another great show in Oklahoma City showcasing some of the greatest Morgans in the world.

 

Competition begins Saturday, October 12 with three shows daily through Saturday, October 19. Show times will be at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day.

 

For more information on the 2019 horse show, go to www.morgangrandnational.com.

 

 

Industry News

 

Congratulations to the 2019 Morgan Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Award Winners

The following Morgans recently earned year-end awards from the United States Dressage Federation. These awards are designed to recognize the accomplishments of specific breeds in dressage, these awards are presented to horses declared for a participating registry/organization (PO) with USDF. While “Open” is the standard division and “Training through Grand Prix” are the standard levels for all-breeds recognition, optional division awards can be presented in the following categories: freestyle, adult amateur, junior/young rider, vintage cup, para-dressage rider of the year, USEF four-year-old, FEI five- and six-year-old, and others.

 

Congratulations to all!

 

Adult Amateur First Level

1. 67.407 DISCO DASIGH (JMP Time to Spare x Disco Manzanna), owner/rider, Nancy Bauer; breeder Karen Myers

2. 65.000 RUSTIC VS READY TO LAUNCH, (Dragonfire Kirin x Sheza Ballerina). owner/rider Jennifer Thompson; breeder Wendy Meyer

3. 64.486 STONELAKE SHENANIGAN (Cliffviews Copper Jubilee x Cricketdale Sweet Harmony), owner/rider, Jennifer Kozel; breeder Cindy Sue Martin

4. 63.709 SPRING HOLLOW CASSANOVA (Statesmans Silhouette x Spring Hollow Legacy), owner/rider Jerri Anesetti; breeder James Skillington/Lyn Skillington

 

Adult Amateur Grand Prix

1. 61.064 HD REDFORD (Tedwin Titlist x Perinton Serenity), owner/rider, Josephine Trott; breeder W.H. Miner Ag & Research Institute

 

Adult Amateur Intermediate I

1. 61.053 CANEQUIN'S LOCAL HERO, Equinox Locomotion x Roman Elite), owner/rider Nancy Mangum; breeder Beth Benard

 

Adult Amateur Intermediate II

1. 65.295 HD REDFORD (Tedwin Titlist x Perinton Serenity), owner/rider Josephine Trott; W.H. Miner Ag & Research Institute

 

Adult Amateur Second Level

1. 68.334 KENNEBEC JESTER (Triple S Dark Eagle x Kennebec Joy), owner/rider Margaret Bailey; breeder Margaret Gardiner

2. 63.099 CBMF BLUE ON BLACK (Salem Command x Cy Don's Vicky Lyn), owner/rider Karen Rossen; breeder Copper Beech Morgan Farm

3. 62.927 UP-HI SANTANA (LV's The Music Man x Up-Hi Mem-O-Ree), owner/rider Jennifer Kaiser; breeder Janis Bailey

4. 62.879 LR AMIE ANGEL FIRE (Memory June's Alfred x Sirrah Jennifer), owner/rider Jennifer Thompson/ Julie Siefert; breeder Robert Daulton

5 61.098 MIZTERY LADY (Mizrahi x En Ovation NKS), owner/rider Robin Schofield; breeder Kathleen Shaver

 

Adult Amateur Third Level

1. 60.128 ALIAS (Ultras Special Agent x Springmill Cherry Bomb), owner/rider Barbara Fleming; breeder Champions Way

 

Adult Amateur Training Level

1. 69.778 RGM VIKINGS LIBERATOR (Legacy's Viking x Liberty Bend Loriann), owner/rider Alita Rossen/Karen Rossen; breeder Lisa Duval-Kennedy

 

Adult Amateur Musical Freestyle Award First Level

1. 69.167 LR AMIE ANGEL FIRE (Memory June's Alfred x Sirrah Jennifer), owner/rider Jennifer Thompson, Julie Siefert; breeder Robert Daulton

2. 68.667 CBMF BLUE ON BLACK (Salem Command x Cy Don's Vicky Lyn), owner/rider Karen Rossen; breeder Copper Beech Morgan Farm

3. 68.533 DRAGONFIRE HOPEFUL (Dragonfire Kirin x Coulee Bend Anticipation), owner/rider Margaret Cunningham; breeder Dragonfire Farm

 

Adult Amateur Musical Freestyle Award Second Level

1. 69.867 KENNEBEC JESTER (Triple S Dark Eagle x Kennebec Joy), owner/rider Margaret Bailey; breeder Margaret Gardiner

 

Junior/Young Rider Second Level

1. 65.000 QUEEN'S FAITHFULLY (Mizrahi x Queen's So Rare), owner/rider Tyla Cummiskey/ Kelsey Amos; breeder Queens River Farm Inc.

 

Musical Freestyle First Level

1. 69.167 LR AMIE ANGEL FIRE (Memory June's Alfred x Sirrah Jennifer), owner/rider Jennifer Thompson/Julie Siefert; breeder Robert Daulton

2. 68.667 CBMF BLUE ON BLACK (Salem Command x Cy Don's Vicky Lyn), owner/rider Karen Rossen; breeder Copper Beech Morgan Farm

3 68.533 DRAGONFIRE HOPEFUL (Dragonfire Kirin x Coulee Bend Anticipation), owner/rider Margaret Cunningham; breeder Dragonfire Farm

 

Musical Freestyle Second Level

1. 69.867 KENNEBEC JESTER (Triple S Dark Eagle x Kennebec Joy), owner/rider Margaret Bailey; breeder Margaret Gardiner

 

Musical Freestyle Third Level

1. 69.333 QUIETUDE SENECA ROCKS (Calcutta of Quietude x Quietude Kindle), owner/rider Ruth Shaw; breeders Shannon Hanley/Susan Hanley

 

Open First Level

1. 67.963 GET MORE (Get Busy x Stony Hollow The Dutchess), owner/rider Evelyn Murphy; breeder Kathleen Gutting

2. 67.407 DISCO DA SIGH (JMP Time to Spare x Disco Manzanna), owner/rider Nancy Bauer; breeder Karen Myers

3. 66.407 OUTTA CASH (Cassanova's Cashon x Thunder Diana), owner/rider Kristen Becker/ Karen Zielinski; breeder Julie Bannister

4. 65.000 RUSTIC VS READY TO LAUNCH (Dragonfire Kirin x Sheza Ballerina), owner/rider Jennifer Thompson; breeder Wendy Meyer

5. 64.486 STONELAKE SHENANIGAN (Cliffviews Copper Jubilee x Cricketdale Sweet Harmony), owner/rider Jennifer Kozel; breeder Cindy Sue Martin

6 63.709 SPRING HOLLOW CASSANOVA (Statesmans Silhouette x Spring Hollow Legacy), owner/rider Jerri Anesetti; breeder James Skillington/Lyn Skillington

 

Open Grand Prix

1. 61. HD REDFORD (Tedwin Titlist x Perinton Serenity), owner/rider, Josephine Trott; breeder W.H. Miner Ag & Research Institute

 

Open Intermediate I

1. 66.618 FORSITE RENOIR (Ravenscroft Renown x Forsite A'Cappella), owner/rider Deb M'Gonigle; breeder Deb M'Gonigle/Douglas M'Gonigle

2. 61.053 CANEQUIN'S LOCAL HERO (Equinox Locomotion x Roman Elite), owner/rider Nancy Mangum; breeder Beth Benard

 

Open Intermediate II

1. 65.295 HD REDFORD (Tedwin Titlist x Perinton Serenity), owner/rider, Josephine Trott; breeder W.H. Miner Ag & Research Institute

 

Open Prix St Georges

1. 61.912 FLOWER OF ALLIANCE (Caduceus Denver x Caduceus Sonata), owner/rider Sally Anderson; breeder Libby Flower

 

Open Second Level

1. 68.334 KENNEBEC JESTER (Triple S Dark Eagle x Kennebec Joy), owner/rider Margaret Bailey; breeder Margaret Gardiner

2. 65.000 QUEEN'S FAITHFULLY (Mizrahi x Queen's So Rare), owner/rider Tyla Cummiskey/ Kelsey Amos; breeder Queens River Farm Inc.

3. 64.268 RG DENMARK ROYAL'S IMAGE (Mur Royal's Joyride x Caduceus Indrika), owner/rider Kate Rawlinson; breeder RG Morgans

4. 63.587 FLYBOY FOXTROT (Amberfields Desperado x Arwillowbrooks Odessa), owner/rider Arynn Agan, Elsa Coughlin; breeder Linda Kellish

5 63.099 CBMF BLUE ON BLACK (Salem Command x Cy Don's Vicky Lyn), owner/rider Karen Rossen; breeder Copper Beech Morgan Farm

6. 62.927 UP-HI SANTANA (LV's The Music Man x Up-Hi Mem-O-Ree), owner/rider Jennifer Kaiser; breeder Janis Bailey

7 62.879 LR AMIE ANGEL FIRE (Memory June's Alfred x Sirrah Jennifer), owner/rider Jennifer Thompson/ Julie Siefert; breeder Robert Daulton

8. 61.098 MIZTERY LADY (Mizrahi x En Ovation NKS), owner/rider Robin Schofield; breeder Kathleen Shaver

 

Open Third Level

1. 67.197 BYZY AFTER HOURS (Stonecroft Byzantine x Salem After Hours), owner/rider Susan Fowler/Joy Congdon; breeder Susan Fowler

2. 62.885 QUIETUDE SENECA ROCKS (Calcutta of Quietude x Quietude Kindle), owner/rider Elaine Hayes, Ruth Shaw; breeders Shannon Hanley/Susan Hanley

3. 60.128 ALIAS (Ultras Special Agent x Springmill Cherry Bomb), owner/rider Barbara Fleming; breeder Champions Way

 

Open Training Level

1. 70.445 MONTANA JUBILEE (Supreme Creation x Mortana Lila), owner/rider Deb M'Gonigle; breeder Susan Anderson

2. 69.778 RGM VIKINGS LIBERATOR (Legacy's Viking x Liberty Bend Loriann), owner/rider Alita Rossen/Karen Rossen; breeder Lisa Duval-Kennedy

3. 67.500 QUEEN'S GYPSY SOUL Queen's Soul Mate x Queen's Passion), owner/rider Ciara Cummiskey; breeder Queens River Farm Inc.

 

Vintage Cup First Level Adult Amateur

1. 63.709 SPRING HOLLOW CASSANOVA (Statesmans Silhouette x Spring Hollow Legacy), owner/rider Jerri Anesetti; breeder James Skillington/Lyn Skillington

 

Vintage Cup Intermediate I Adult Amateur

1. 61.053 CANEQUIN'S LOCAL HERO (Equinox Locomotion x Roman Elite), owner/rider Nancy Mangum; breeder Beth Benard

 

Vintage Cup Intermediate I Professional

1. 66.618 FORSITE RENOIR (Ravenscroft Renown x Forsite A'Cappella), owner/rider Deb M'Gonigle; breeder Deb M'Gonigle/Douglas M'Gonigle

 

Vintage Cup Second Level Adult Amateur

1. 63.099 CBMF BLUE ON BLACK (Salem Command x Cy Don's Vicky Lyn), owner/rider Karen Rossen; breeder Copper Beech Morgan Farm

2. 61.098 MIZTERY LADY (Mizrahi x En Ovation NKS), owner/rider Robin Schofield; breeder Kathleen Shaver

 

Vintage Cup Third Level Adult Amateur

1. 60.128 ALIAS (Ultras Special Agent x Springmill Cherry Bomb), owner/rider Barbara Fleming; breeder Champions Way

 

Vintage Cup Training Level

1. 69.778 RGM VIKINGS LIBERATOR (Legacy's Viking x Liberty Bend Loriann), owner/rider Alita Rossen/Karen Rossen; breeder Lisa Duval-Kennedy

 

Vintage Cup Training Level Professional

1. 70.445 MONTANA JUBILEE (Supreme Creation x Mortana Lila), owner/rider Deb M'Gonigle; breeder Susan Anderson

 

 

 

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