Sep
22
to Nov 5

National Day of the Morgan-October 28, 2017-Open Barns. Meet a Morgan!

The AMHA is inviting all members to host open barns on October 28, 2017, the National Day of the Morgan.  Participating barns are being promoted on the AMHA website, and the AMHA will provide literature and ideas for activities. November 4, 2017 is an alternate day for the open barn if the 28th is a conflict.

You can fill out an application to be listed as a participating barn with this form

WMHC members who are participating will be listed here with links to their websites:

Hylee Farm, 3560 County JG, Mt. Horeb, WI-will be held on November 4, 2017

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Sep
22
to Sep 25

Bring your horse! September Meeting, Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11 a.m.-Juneau, WI

  • W5358 Old Sixty Road Juneau WI (map)
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The September meeting will take place at Shipshocks' farm in Juneau, WI.  A short business meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Please bring a dish to pass and a lawn chair..  The Shipshock farm has an arena and trails and plenty of parking for your trailers so bring your horses along for trail rides, arena games and general horsing around in this beautiful and unusual September weather. 

Please RSVP to Claudia Shipshock at (920) 349-3623, lazycreekfarm@frontier.com

Directions from Highway 60.  Take DJ North west of Hustisford and turn onto Old Sixty Road, which is only 1/4 mile north of Highway 60.  The farm is W5358 Old Sixty Road on the north side of the road. 

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Aug
17
to Aug 19

Sunday, August 19, 2017, 11 a.m. - Open Board Meeting, Dino's Restaurant, Portage, WI

The WMHC board is holding an open board meeting on August 19th at 11 am in Portage, WI.  It will be open to all members. 

The location is Dino's Restaurant in the Ridge Hotel Portage 1900 New Pinery Rd. Portage, the phone number there is 608-742-4111

Please contact Chrissy if you plan to attend chrissy.kirch79@hotmail.com or 608-606-5807

Tenative topics: WHC Grant, Midwest Horse Fair, Parades

 

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Apr
21
to Apr 22

Saturday, April 22, 2017: Morgan Breed Demo, 4:40 p.m., Coliseum

Here is your second chance this weekend to learn the history of and witness the versatility, beauty, and willingness of our wonderful breed in the Morgan Breed Demo at 4:40 p.m. in the Coliseum.  Each of our participants is featured in our April newsletter, but better yet, step into Pavillion Two after the demo and meet them in person.  We are in stalls 1516-24 and 1616-24, near the Coliseum end of Pavillion Two, right across from the arena. 

Isabelle Abderholden and Indian Summer Silhouette. Meet them at the Midwest Horse Fair.

Isabelle Abderholden and Indian Summer Silhouette. Meet them at the Midwest Horse Fair.

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Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Friday, April 21, 2017: Morgan Breed Demo 3:40 p.m.

Come and meet our marvelous Morgans in our breed demo at 3:40 p.m. in the HW Brand Arena, Pavillion Two, and then step across the aisle to stalls 1516-1524 and 1616-1624 and meet our participants in person. Each of our participants, human and equine, is featured in our April newsletter.   We hope to see you there!

Sarah Gay and the beautiful and unusual gray Morgan, Georgia, are headed to the Midwest Horse Fair.

Sarah Gay and the beautiful and unusual gray Morgan, Georgia, are headed to the Midwest Horse Fair.

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Apr
21
to Apr 23

Midwest Horse Fair, April 21-23, 2017-Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI

Hundreds of "Wonder Horses" are waiting to meet you at this year's Midwest Horse Fair.  The Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club has proudly represented the Morgan breed at the Midwest Horse Fair for more than 10 years and this year 10 talented Morgans and their humans will demonstrate Morgan beauty, versatility, and color during the breed demos.

Morgan Demo Times

Friday, April 21, 2017, 3:40 p.m. HW Brand Pavillion

Saturday, April 22, 2016, 4:40 P.M., Blain's Farm and Fleet Coliseum

Lauraine Smith is busy coordinating our barn presentation and participants. Look for updates on the Horse Fair page about special demonstrations, drawings, and other activities in the barn as well as info for our participants.  

SDH Sensational Pepper looks forward to meeting you at Horse Fair!

SDH Sensational Pepper looks forward to meeting you at Horse Fair!

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Mar
19
11:00 AM11:00

March Meeting, Sunday, March 19, 2017-Reedsburg, WI

Our March meeting will take place at Chad and Myrna Rhinehart's Iowa Valley Carriage Company in Reedsburg, WI. 

11:00 A.M:  The meeting will start at 11 a.m. and after the meeting the Rhinehart's will give a presentation about harness grades and features and what to look for when choosing a harness.  Myrna has also offered to take a look at anyone's harness if they want to bring it along.

Note:  We will be meeting in the Rhineheart's heated shop so dress for weather and members are asked to bring their own chairs.  

Chrissy Pfau will provide snacks and beverages.

Directions to E9432A South Ave, Reedsburg:  Take Exit 89 off I90/94 to Highway 23.  Travel toward Reedsburg about 2 miles to Herwig Road.  Take a sharp right on Herwig Road and after a short drive, turn left onto South Ave.  The farm will be on your right side down the road. 

Please RSVP to Chrissy so she will know how many people to plan for and let her know if you can bring any extra chairs. 

Gene Rhinehart driving Celtic in cones

Gene Rhinehart driving Celtic in cones

 

 

 

 

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Sep
5
to Sep 18

Wo Zha Wa Parade, Wisconsin Dells, WI, Sunday, September 18, 2016, noon

he Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club parade unit will step off at noon on Sunday, September 18, 2016, in the Wisconsin Dells' Wo Zha Wa Parade.  The Wo-Zha-Wa Festival is a three day end of summer/start of fall celebration from September 16-18, 2016, that includes an arts and crafts fair, antique flea market, Maxwell Street days, road race/fun run, carnival rides and a 100+ unit parade on Sunday.  The club can use volunteers to side walk and carry banners.  Please contact Darcy Overturf, (608) 986 3362 if you can help.  

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Jul
14
to Jul 16

Morgan Masterpiece Charity Horse Show, Oshkosh, WI -A Rated

The Morgan Masterpiece Charity Horse Show will be held at Sunnyview Exposition Center in Oshkosh, WI, July 14-16, 2016.  Deadline for advertising in the program book is July 1st.  A copy of the sponsorship form is available here.  The prize list and entry information will be available soon at the Masterpiece website.  For questions and information, contact Anita Fanscali at (608) 963-2828 or wingait@centurytel.net.

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Jun
11
to Jun 12

Wisconsin Charity Classic Open and Morgan Horse Show, June 11-12, 2016

Save the dates of June 11 and 12, 2016, for the annual Wisconsin Charity Classic Open and Morgan Horse Show!  Entries are due by June 7, 2015.  Saturday is dressage day and will offer both classic and Western Dressage at several levels.  Sunday is ring events for both Morgans and open breeds.  More details are on the horse show page, or contact show chairman Jeff Heise at (920) 941 0802, jeffrheise@gmail.com

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May
5
to Jul 4

Fourth of July Parade, Witwen, WI, 10 a.m.

  • County Road E and O Witwen WI United States (map)
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The Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club kicks off its 2016 Parade season with the historic Witwen Fourth of July Parade.  The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th of July at the intersection of County E and O and covers one mile through the town of Witwen, ending at the Witwen Park and Campground. A chicken barbecue picnic lunch sponsored by the Denzer United Methodist Church follows at the Witwen Park and Campground.  Contact Darcy Overturf for information on participating, trailer parking and staging.  (608) 986 3362

The Living Flag, Witwen Fourth of July Parade

The Living Flag, Witwen Fourth of July Parade

The Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club Parade Unit, 2014 Witwen Parade

The Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club Parade Unit, 2014 Witwen Parade

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May
5
to Jun 12

Dressage Pre-registration Deadline-Mandatory-June 7, 2016, WI Charity Classic Horse Show

The pre-registratioin deadline for all classes at the Wisconsin Charity Classic Horse Show is June 7, 2016.  Pre-registration is mandatory for all dressage classes.     In addition, all pre-registrations postmarked by June 4th will be entered in a drawing to receive a free stall ($55 value)! Please see the horse show page for further details. 

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May
4
to May 22

May Meeting-Sunday, May 22, 2016, 11 a.m. -Donna Wilson home, Brodhead, WI

Our May meeting will be hosted by Karla Gay and new member, Donna Wilson, at Donna's home in Brodhead. Donna and Karla will provide pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and soda.  Club members are asked to bring salads, side dishes, and desserts.  Please RSVP to Donna at (608) 490-3188 or Karla at (608) 490-0401 so they will know how many people to plan for and also to give them a heads up on what you will bring. 

Directions: W551 Cty Road E, Brodhead, WI (located south of Madison and west of Beloit). The address is just north of State Highway 11/1st street in Brodhead, on County Road E. There are quite a few intersections so looking up a route on your phone from you exact location may be best. 

From Madison and points north, take State Highway 14  (toward Janesville) to State Highway 59 south (in Evansville) to State Highway 11 into Brodhead.

From Milwaukee and points east of Madison, the best route depends on where you are starting from  From Waukesha area, take 43 South to 11 West into Brodhead.  

If you are starting north of 94, take 94 west to 26 south to 14 ,County Road H, and 11 west into Brodhead.

From South of Beloit, take 90 to 43 South in Beloit in 213N and 11W into Brodhead.

In Brodhead, 11 is also 1st St.  Turn north on County Road E.  Look for balloons to mark the location. 

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Mar
15
to Mar 26

Classifieds: March 26th Deadline for Horse Fair Newsletter-Update Now!

Classified advertising is a benefit of club membership.  Members who are paid up receive two free text ads per year, which run in the newsletter for a calendar year and on the website for one year from placement.   A photo ad on the website has an additional $5 charge.  Additional website photos are $2 each. Contact Mary Ellen Grayor Heidi Harvey for more info.

Take advantage of your free listings now because March 26th is the deadline to submit ads to Mary Ellen Gray for the newsletter issue that will be posted and distributed at Horse Fair.  Also, March is the highest traffic month of the year for classified ads on our web site. If a listed horse or item has sold, please let us know so we can note that and keep the listings current.  No horses to sell?  What about all those saddles that no longer fit any horse you own?  Listings can be in categories such as stallions at stud, horses, tack, equipment and horsey items for sale, as well as services such as training, boarding, hauling, shoeing, etc.  

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Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

February Meeting-Sunday, February 21, 2016 11:00 a.m. McFarland, WI

  • 5915 Milwaukee St McFarland, WI USA (map)
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The February meeting will take place on Sunday, February 21, 2016, in the Community Room of the McFarland Municipal Building, 5915 Milwaukee St, McFarland, WI 53588.

NOTE: The Board will hold a budget meeting at 10:00 a.m. 

The regular meeting will start at 11:00 a.m.

Tamra McMahon is hosting a potluck baked potato bar.  Baked potatoes, plates, and utensils, as well as beverages will be provided.  It's up to club members to bring the fixins! 

Please RSVP to Amy Ziegler at amysziegler@gmail.com or  (608) 332-2418.  In addition to toppings such as cheese, butter, sour cream, chili, steamed or roasted veggies, bacon, etc., club members are encouraged to bring desserts or other side dishes. Be sure to  RSVP to Amy and let her know what you will bring so we have a good variety of toppings. 

For questions or directions, contact Tamra at tamajamma78@gmail.com or call Tamra at (608) 213-8231.

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Feb
13
7:00 AM07:00

Sleigh Rally and Model Horse Show-February 13, 2016, Fireman's Park, Columbus, WI

Enjoy "A Winter Day in the Park" at the annual sleigh rally at Fireman's Park in Columbus, WI.  The event includes a silent auction, bobsled rides, food, music, and a model horse show (entries due 2/9/2016).  The event benefits the Wisconsin Equine Foundation of the Wisconsin Horse Council. Our wonderful breed will be well represented by Gary and Katz Jackson.  Gary is the current president of the Wisconsin Equine Foundation. 

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Nov
13
to Dec 14

Christmas Party-Sunday December 13th, 11:00 A.M., Fox and Hounds, Hubertus, WI Please RSVP to Carol Pasbrig

Holiday Fun

Holiday Fun

We will gather at 11: 00 a.m. on Sunday, December 13th, for a Chrstimas brunch at the beautiful Fox and Hounds in Huburtus, WI.  Please save the date.  Details of catering and cost to follow.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Carol Pasbrig at windrift@wi.rr.com or (262) 593-5612.

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Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Free Morgan Field Day: Horse-Powered Demonstrations, Silent Auction, Craft Demonstrations, Hwy 213 and A, Evansville WI, Saturday, September 26th, 10 am to 4 pm

  • 14729 County Road A Evansville, WI, 53536 United States (map)
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The Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club recreates the horse-powered era of the late 1880s to early 1910s at the popular Morgan Field Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at the Magnolia Town Hall and Larson Acres Dairy Farm in Evansville from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., corner of Highway 213 and County A. Free admission and free parking. 

The Field Day Venue is the Magnolia Town Hall and adjacent field lent to us by Larson Acres Dairy Farm.  

In the Town Hall, we will host a silent auction  (check back here for photos of auction offerings), the Parkview FFA will be selling food and beverages and a number of crafts people including the Rock County Senior Volunteers will demonstrate arts such as spinning, knitting, and weaving.  

Horse drawn ice cream churn

Horse drawn ice cream churn

Outdoors, Larson Acres has kindly lent us a field for the day for our demonstrations which is right next to the Magnolia Town Hall:

Plowing (at various intervals during the day)

Horse-powered ice-cream making machine at various times. including ice cream and desserts for sale to benefit the Amish school.

            10:00   Farrier demo

            10:30   Sidesaddle Demo/ Civil War Discussion

            11:00   Stone Boat Pull

            12:00   Harnessing Demo

            12:15   Driving - Cones Course

            12:45   Farrier

            1:15     Sidesaddle Demo/ Civil War Discussion

            1:45     Dressage/Jumping Demo

            2:15     Harnessing Demo

            2:30     Driving - Cones Course

            3:00     Stone Boat Pull

            3:15     Farrier

Larson Acres, a state of the art dairy operation, will also provide farm tours at 1 p.m. and  3 p.m.  Space is limited to 50 people for each tour and sign up in advance is required at the Field Day venue. You will be directed from the Field Day Venue to Larson Acres farm.

An outdoor tent will also host various crafts demonstrations throughout the day:

                10:30      Bread Making                                       

                11:00      Weaving Demo

                11:30      Spinning Demo

                12:00      Butter Churning Demo

                12:30      Amish Craftsman Talk

                 1:00       Bread Making Demo

                1:30        Weaving Demo

                 2:00       Churning Demo

                 2:30       Spinning Demo

                 3:00       Amish Craftsman Talk

If you would like to participate or for more information, please contact Beth Anne Heyrman, wild1cat2@gmail.com, 920-488-2703 or Lauraine Smith, ljsmith45@gmail.com,  (608) 576-2969.   

ote:  Please respect the participants and demonstrators and kindly ask permission before you photograph them. 

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Apr
17
to Apr 19

Midwest Horse Fair, April 17-19, 2015-Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI

The Midwest Horse Fairs returns April 17-19, 2015, at the Alliant Energy Center, "Galloping Into the Future."  

Visit our club area in Pavilions Two, stalls 3305-3413, to meet our demonstration participants and be sure to catch our breed demos on Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the HW Brand Arena, in the Pavillion, and Saturday at 10:10 a.m. in the Blain's Farm and Fleet Coliseum. More information on the club at this year's horse fair is on our Midwest Horse Fair Page.

 

 



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Apr
16
9:30 AM09:30

Midwest Horse Fair Set Up/Practice Day-April 16, 2015-volunteers needed all day

Volunteers are needed throughout the day to help us set up the club booth, stall fronts, hospitality area, and carry equipment and propose for the demo practice sessions in Pavillion Two, stalls 3305-3313 and 3405-3413.  Please contact Lauraine Smith , (608) 576-2969, and let her know when you will be available to help. Admission to the grounds is free on Thursday and the gates open at 8:00 a.m.

Demo participants:  We have two time slots to practice the demo on Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. in the Coliseum, and at 6:30 p.m. in the New Barn/Pavillion 2. This means arriving earlier than in past years.  Please check the Midwest Horse Fair page for complete details.

The club demos are scheduled for Friday at 4:20 p.m. in The HW Brand Arena in Pavillion Two and Saturday at 10:10 a.m. in the Blain's Farm and Fleet Coliseum.

 

Midwest Horse Fair Volunteers
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Mar
26
11:30 AM11:30

Newsletter & Advertising Deadline-Midwest Horse Fair-March 26, 2015

March 26th is the deadline for submissions of farm news, photos, events, and classifieds for the club newsletter issue that will be printed and distributed at Horse Fair.  March 26th is also the deadline for classsifieds to appear on the web page ahead of Horse Fair.  Get your newsletter items and classifieds into Mary Ellen Gray by the 26th.  

March 26th is also the deadline for a four page, four-color advertising flyer for members (sample attached) to be printed and distributed at Horse Fair.  Advertising blocks are approximately business card size and are $25 for one, $40 for 2.  Please get your copy to  Mary Ellen right away.  She can help you with fonts, size, and other editing.  The current classifieds will be printed and attached to the flyer. 

Non-members can place classified ads ($10 per ad) and purchase space in the flyer.  Only current club members will be permitted to leave their own business cards, literature and flyers at the WMHC booth. 

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Feb
27
to Feb 28

AMHA Annual Meeting and Convention-February 27-28, 2015, Minneapolis, MN

The AMHA Annual Meeting is being held close-by this year in Minneapolis, MN on February 27 and 28th.  Registration deadline is February 4, 2015.  Those registered by February 1st are eligible for an early bird drawing and a change to win a complete convention package, a Black Hawk print, or a full page black and white ad in The Morgan Horse magazine.  Follow this link for information on registration for and participation in the American Morgan Horse Associate Annual Meeting and Convention in Minneapolis, MN, on February 27-28, 2015.

AMHA Annual Convention
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Jan
15
8:00 AM08:00

Midwest Horse Fair-Individual Participant Applications DUE Thursday, January 15th

The Midwest Horse Fairs returns April 17-19, 2015, at the Alliant Energy Center, "Galloping Into the Future."  The PRCA Rodeo is the featured Coliseum program on Friday night.  On Saturday night, the Coliseum hosts the EPIC NIGHT OF THE HORSE.  Tickets for Friday and Saturday evening's events go on sale through Ticketmaster on January 11, 2015.

Lauraine Smith is again serving as the coordinator for the club and has submitted our initial application.  The club is looking for 8 talented Morgans to represent the breed and be stabled within the club's designated MORGAN barn area, where we hope to repeat last year's success and defend our Best Barn Display Award.  Members who participated last year have received an individual application form and information packet by mail.  You can also download the individual participation application form and the required waiver of liability form here.  Morgans stabled in Stallion Avenue are invited and encouraged to apply for participation in our group demo.

Morgans at the Midwest Horse Fair

Morgans at the Midwest Horse Fair

Lauraine Smith with our award for Best Barn Display, 2014

Lauraine Smith with our award for Best Barn Display, 2014

The deadline for submission of your individual application and required additional materials is January 15, 2015. Please submit to Lauraine Smith, 12618 W. Dorner Road, Brodhead, WI 53520, laurainejsmith45@gmail.com.

Participants must have a negative Coggins dated after April 16, 2014.  In addition, any horse entering from another state needs a veterinarian's health certificate dated no more than 30 days before April 17, 2015.

Also included is a diagram of the new stall panels  here.  The equine barns are brand new for 2015. The club will modify our stall covers to fit the lower half of the front of the stalls. However, participants should carefully study the drawings to consider if and how they wish to cover the bars between the stalls with their own materials.

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