|May 23, 2012||
Pond Brook Farm foal announcement
We just had our 2012 foal on May 17th! Yet to be named colt, Pond Brook tbd?
This colt is by our stallion, Pond Brook Sampson (Otterbrook Xenophon x Taproot Molly Stark)
and out of our broodmare, DM Regency's Reeses's Peace. The foal is a dark bay colt, shown in picture below at 4 days old. Again, we are very happy with the foals produced by this breeding combination.
I am always happy have visitors. Please call ahead.
|January 24, 2012||
Congratulations to John Lampropoulos, the Maine Morgan Horse Show
We agree with his philosophy!
|December 27, 2011||
2012 Grand National Judges Announced
The Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse
Show® is pleased to announce tentative agreements with the following
eight judges for 2012:
Pierre Loiselle of Hemlock, Michigan
John Wich of Harshaw, Wisconsin
Richard Wright of McHenry, Illinois
Shirley O'Gorman of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
Phil Price of Bellbrook, Ohio
Jay Wood of Plato, Minnesota
The entire slate of judges will be announced in the near future.For more information on the 2012 horse show, www.morgangrandnational.com
|September 24, 2011||Kennebec Ladyhawke and Margaret Bailey just won the USDF Region 8 Third Level Adult Amateur Championship in Saugerties, New York. They competed against all warmbloods and beat out a field of 10 horses. Lady also placed 3rd in a very competitive Third level Region 8 Open Freestyle Championship. Congratulations!|
|June 13, 2011||
As you know, earlier this year our former Production Manager, Matt Silva, purchased our magazine business, The Morgan Connection. His company, Silva Graphics, LLC, officially began business operations on April 1, 2011, and it was anticipated that the first issue of the magazine under Matt’s ownership would come out on June 15, 2011.
Matt has decided not to carry on with the publication of the magazine. This has been a heartbreaking development for us, as we created this publication in 1991, and have successfully nurtured it, with your help, into a thriving, lively forum for all things Morgan.
Unfortunately, Matt’s decision not to move forward with this venture resulted in litigation between us. Fortunately, it was short-lived: all of one day in court. We were adamant that, as part of the settlement that was reached, Matt and Silva Graphics, LLC agree to reimburse all advertisers and subscribers for monies they paid to Matt and/or his company. This is expected to occur sometime within the next 90 days. If a transaction was paid by credit card, the credit card will be refunded. In addition, all of the assets of the magazine, (although not the liabilities incurred while under Matt’s ownership), will revert to Hobby Horse Enterprises, Inc.
Anyone with outstanding business or invoices with Matt or Silva Graphics, LLC may contact Matt Silva, 200 Diamond Hill Road, Warwick, RI. 02886; email: email@example.com; Tel. 401-390-1885.
Please know that I regret any inconvenience caused to our loyal advertisers and to the readers of The Morgan Connection, but rest assured that once the magazine was sold to Matt, effective control was taken out of our hands. Nevertheless, during this entire time, and even now, your interests and concerns remained with us.
|May 24, 2011||
Breeding is by Pond Brook Sampson is by Otter Brook Xenophon x Taproot Molly Stark and out of Reese is by Windhover Regency x Justamere Delight
It appears Ziva could
reach 16 h the size of her dam and two grandsire's Otter Brook Xenophon
(Sam) and Windhover Regency (Reese).
|May 22, 2011||Bluefield Morgans is proud to announce their foal, Bluefield's Royal Wedding Wedding (Bluefields Mystic x Century Oak Precocious), graces the cover of the Massachusetts Horse Magazine.|
|May 2, 2011||
Opposition brings proposed horse slaughter
ban to halt
|March 21, 2011||
A bill LD 1075 "An Act To Prohibit Horse Slaughter For Human Consumption
Don't be misled by the title this bill it is more about control of the horse industry than it is about slaughter.
Rep Gary Knight of Livermore Falls put in the bill for Maine Friends of Animals an animal rights group. Rep Knight lives in rural Maine and agreed to sponsor the bill for the animal group. I have been working with Rep Knight for the past several days to get him to withdraw the bill and I think I am CLOSE.? He needs MORE PRESSURE from the horse people to withdraw the bill. Just the word slaughter will bring the media and all the animal rights folks to the hearing and that will make it extremely difficult to kill the bill in committee. If we can convenience him to withdraw the bill so that it never gets before the committee we all will be much better off.
THIS BILL HAS A HUGE EFFECT ON OWNERS OF HORSES. First it REMOVES us from the protection under livestock and puts horses under companion animals so that we are under the same rules and laws as dogs and cats. (Very Dangerous)
Second it TAKES AWAY OUR TAX EXEMPTION so we will be required to pay SALES TAX on our hay, grain and bedding.
Third it requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a horse registry which will of course let government know everything we are doing and where we are and when we move horses about.
Fourth there will be a fine of $5000 if you move your horse outside of the State of Maine without an export certificate from the Dept of Agriculture. Imagine every time you want to race or show in Mass or else where what a pain in the butt that will create.
Fifth if it can be proven that you shipped a horse for slaughter for human consumption it is a felony and has a prison sentence of 16 months to 3 years.
READ THE BILL
DO IT NOW PLEASE
Rep Gary Knight
|March 9, 2011||
The AMHA committee passed a registration fee discount for horses great than 24 months of age for AMHA members will be $210 instead of $410. This was done in light of a number of recent rescues and is effective immediately and valid through December 31, 2011.
Do you have farm news (foals being born, new horses, horses that are sold, etc.) to share? Email Sue Oliver with the details. You must be a current member of the Maine Morgan Horse Club to submit member news.
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