tRocky Mountain Morgan Horse Club
October 2013
www.rmmhc.org


We are always looking for Morgan news and area activities.  Please send your information to Karin Weight at
kweight84601@yahoo.com <mailto:kweight84601@yahoo.com> for the newsletter and to Wendy Hanger at moonridge@hotmail.com for the website.

HIGH POINT AWARDS
Thirty-four horses are now involved in the RMMHC’s year-end high point program, the highest quantity in the last ten years!  Those of you who have trail hours (on a Morgan of course) accumulated need to turn in those before the end of November.  Please email your hours to
moonridge@hotmail.com <mailto:moonridge@hotmail.com>.

WEBSITE PHOTOS NEEDED
We need new photos for the website.  If you have good quality photos of your lovely Morgans, please send them to
moonridge@hotmail.com <mailto:moonridge@hotmail.com>.  Pics of your Morgans in a variety of activities will be appreciated.

ALL-BREED NEWS
The local show season is finished for the year.  The annual UABHA high-point banquet should be held in February, with date and location to be announced. If you have suggestions, contact Ashley Marsee
laurenash75@aol.com <mailto:laurenash75@aol.com>.

CONDOLENCES
We are sorry to hear that Lisa Hone’s good mare, West Mt Tatiana, moved to greener pastures last month.  The 27-year-old mare had been a part of Lisa’s family for most of her life.  Lisa describes her as a wonderful horse, always dependable and level headed, who had taken her daughters through 4H and innumerable trail rides.

IMPACT OF THE HORSE
Kathy Johnson passed the rigid requirements to participate in the Impact of the Horse  in conjunction with the Heber City Cowboy Festival on November 1st and 2nd.  She and  her superbly trained Picabo El Nino will be one of only 15 domestic horses to go against 15 mustangs in an “extreme” indoor trail contest on Friday, with the 5 highest placing horses in each division to return on Saturday to present a choreographed ride to music. It would be great if RMMHC members could be present on Friday to cheer on Kathy and Nino.

TRAIL NEWS

October’s ASHAU trail ride and obstacle course turned out to be a real challenge with close to 100 horse/rider teams going several miles to be judged over 19 obstacles.
The Morgans were vastly outnumbered by other breeds at the start, but were very well represented in the placings.  Kathy Johnson and Picabo El Nino had a near faultless performance and took the win in their division, with David Johnson placing a very close third on his beautiful Ali Kazam, and Ruth Moss only two points behind him for fourth on Larry & Karin Weight’s West Mt Casey.  Even Karin Weight took a prize, though the dubious honor was for being the oldest female on the ride.
Pegasus Ranch in Grantsville has been holding extreme trail challenges through the summer and fall, and Dave and Kathy Johnson have done a great job representing Morgans there.  We hear the Dave won his division at a recent competition, and Kathy is in the lead for the year-end high point award. 

SALES/PURCHASES
Moonridge Farm has recently sold two very nice colts: Teisha Preece of Nibley, UT has purchased Hang N Cruise, a buckskin colt, and the Siddoway family of Laketown, UT is pleased with their first Morgan, Hang N Hawkeye, a black colt.
Rex McMullin from Pasco, WA has purchased the lovely palomino gelding, Asgaard Glacier Country from Sue Detmers.
If you see Celia Jacobsen, be sure to ask her about the Morgan she rescued from possible slaughter.  A gelding with very fancy show bloodlines, he has just arrived from the East, and Celia is bursting with excitement about him. Celia was able to get him through the efforts of Forever Morgans, an organization dedicated to rescuing Morgans that are living in jeopardy.


HORSE PROPERTY FOR SALE
Stan Allen is offering his farm in Richfield for sale.  Although it is a small acreage, it is carefully set up with a 2465 square feet ranch style 3/2 home, a deluxe 6-stall MD brand horse barn, outdoor arena, small indoor arena, round pen, 4-horse hot walker, obstacle training area, pipe and rail horse corrals, 80’ x 35’ metal equipment building with concrete floor, electricity and water, and green house.
All this is for $295,000.   Contact Stan Allen 801-440-5433
1drstan@gmail.com <mailto:1drstan@gmail.com>

HORSES FOR SALE
2-year buckskin filly
, should mature 15+ hands.  By Roselyn Knight Hawk out of Brownstone Bit O Pepper.  $2500.                                               5-year Morgan/Walker cross mare, 15 hands.  She has a nice walk and easy gaits (not gaited, but smooth).  Green broke, will be excellent for trail or western $1000.        See pictures and video at moonridgemorgans.com or email
moonridge@hotmail.com <mailto:moonridge@hotmail.com>

Palomino four-year-old filly
, well -started under saddle.  Shown halter and western pleasure this year, she just needs more miles.  $2500. OBO.  Contact Sue Detmers at 801-255-5644

Absolutely gorgeous 15-3
hand 12-year-old mare of ¾ Funquest breeding. She is big, eye-catching and very typy.  Her early training was by Stan Allen, and recently she has been in training with USDF Gold Medalist David Macmillan, who is impressed with her ability and can-do attitude.  Because there were no dressage schooling shows available at the end of the summer, we entered her in hunter pleasure classes at the Utah State Fair, quite an adventure for a horse who had never seen a show ring. She ignored all the pandemonium and ended up with a 2nd, a 1st, and a reserve championship. She’s a safe and energetic mount on the trail with a fast walk.  Contact Karin Weight 801-377-4180 or
kweight84601@yahoo.com <mailto:kweight84601@yahoo.com>
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