Jericho Creek's All Breeds Open Show is coming up this weekend at Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhart, WI. Follow this link for show information. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Horse Power Healing Center. A great cause and great weather predicted!
The club's yearly show is less than a week away! Lots of people work very hard to put on this show and it is a great opportunity for club members to show their horses early in the season in a low key, supportive environment. And the show supports two great organizations, Veterans Equine Trails Services (V.E.T.S.) and LifeStriders Equine Therapy.
Sponsorships are very economical-- $25 per class, $35 for a championship class. For $100, your business or farm is announced with four classes and you can display your banner at the show. Please download the sponsorship form and send your sponsorship to Jeff Heise!
Great opportunity to get input from horse professionals on topics such as evaluating movement, getting ready for shows and summer events, safety on the ground, saddle, and show ring, with mock classes in English and Western. Space is available for 10 horses and riders and unlimited number of auditors. Please contact Katz Jackson or Amy Ziegler to register.
The club's annual show is coming up and it's a great way to tune up for the show season in a fun, positive atmosphere
Sponsorships for this show are a great value, $25 per class and $35 for championship classes..
Please note that dressage classes (June 16th) must be pre-registered by June 9, 2018.
Check out the show information and prize list for more information on our horse show page.
We hope to see you all there!
The WMHC has a very active parade unit, coordinated by Darcy Overturf, DVM, which participates in summer parades in the region. This year's schedule is as follows:
July 4 - Witwen at 10:30
July 21- Baraboo Circus Parade at 11:00
Sept 1- Sauk Cow Chip Parade at 12:00
Sept. 16- Wisconsin Dells Wah-Zwa-Wa Days Parade at 1:30
If you are interested in participating, whether on horseback or as a volunteer/sidewalker/flag bearer, please contact Darcy at (608) 434-3595, or speak with her at our next meeting on May 20th.
We are also actively seeking sponsors for our unit. Your company name and logo will be carried on a banner at the head of the unit. These parades have huge crowds and this sponsorship is one of your best value for dollar marketing investments available.
The club is busily preparing performances, public facing activities and logistics for the Midwest Horse Fair. This year's theme is the University of Horse Fair, and the WMHC will celebrate with "Hairy Potter: The School of Morgan Horse Warts."
Check out the Horse Fair page for participants' bios and other info coming soon.
Chrissy Pfau will host a WMHC Spring Tack Sale on Saturday, March 24th, from Noon to 3 p.m. at their farm, 9915 Wilkinson Road, Mazomanie, WI. Chrissy will post pictures of your items and publicize the event on Facebook.
This is great incentive to open up those trunks and boxes and see what you don't need anymore as well as what you do need! Pro Tip: The number one shopper for horse tack is a teenage girl so don't forget to feature items like useable show clothing, pins, lariats, boots, etc.
There is no fee for club members. There is a $5 fee for non-club members.
Bring clean, priced items and a table to display your items.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-606-5807
Tenative topics: WHC Grant, Midwest Horse Fair, Parades
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club continues its summer parade schedule with the Cow Chips Festival Parade in Sauk-Prairie on Saturday, September, 3, 2016, at noon. Contact Darcy Overturf for information on staging location and riders-up time, (609) 986-3362.
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call Tamra at (608) 213-8231.
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.
Christmas Party-Sunday December 13th, 11:00 A.M., Fox and Hounds, Hubertus, WI Please RSVP to Carol Pasbrig
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 593-5612.
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
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.
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
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
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, email@example.com, 920-488-2703 or Lauraine Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, (608) 576-2969.
ote: Please respect the participants and demonstrators and kindly ask permission before you photograph them.
The newsletter is on summer vacation so there is no issue in July. The deadline for August is July 26th. Be sure to get the news and photos of your summer activities and growing foals to Mary Ellen Gray for inclusion in the August newsletter. The next club meeting will be in October.
The Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club will again participate in the Big Top Circus Parade in Baraboo on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Bring your Morgan and be a part of this wonderful parade in historic downtown Baraboo. Contact Darcy Overturf, (608 986-3363, for information.
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.
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.
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.
Membership renewal and directly listings for 2015 are due to Deb Fairbanks by Saturday, January 31, 2015. You can download the membership application form here. Contact Deb with your completed form or any questions at:
Deb Fairbanks, N7655 County Road J, Montello, WI 53570; email@example.com.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.