October 2017 Newsletter-Member Survey please respond!

There is a member survey (page 10) in our October 2017 newsletter to help us understand what activities and modes of communication are of most interest to our members.  Please fill it out and mail it back to MaryEllen, or type the answers in an email to her.   

See photos of some of our young Morgan owners with their horses.  There is a call for more riders in the upcoming Baraboo Lights Parade and a general need for more consistent participation.  Please contact Darcy Overturf if you can participate.  darcy.overtuf@yahoo.com

Dressage team Alyssa Pedersen and 21 year old mare Tony Fennelly won hi point Jr. Exhibitor at Jubilee! Congratulations!

Dressage team Alyssa Pedersen and 21 year old mare Tony Fennelly won hi point Jr. Exhibitor at Jubilee! Congratulations!

Posted on October 21, 2017 .

Newsletters: January -March 2017

The January 2017 Newsletter contains our slate of new officers, membership forms, and a good article on preventing winter colic.  Our new president, Amy Ziegler, is particularly looking for ideas on how to grow our membership.  The January newsletter also has a nice article and several photos about the unveiling of Annie Randall's mural portrait in Baraboo and the decorated tree in her memory at the Sauk County Historical Society.

The February 2017 Newsletter has updates on Horse Fair and the club show, as well as a report on the nutrition presentation at the club meeting in February.

There is a new policy regarding classified ads.  Each paid member will now receive two classified photo ads on our web page for free (up to two pictures per ad) as a benefit of membership.  The ads will run as text only in the newsletter and both newsletter and web ads will run for the calendar year.  As hard as it is to believe, February and March are the high traffic months for web searches for the classifieds.  Take advantage of this new benefit and get your classified in to Mary Ellen Gray and Heidi Harvey.  FYI, you can advertise any horse related items, including tack, books, etc. 

The March 2017 newsletter unveils our T-shirt which will be sold at Horse Fair this year.  Shirts are going to be $10 for sizes S-XL and $15 for size 2X.  They come in red and blue. To order one in advance, contact Tamra at tama.jamma78@gmail.com.

The March newsletter also profiles Chad and Myrna Rhinehart, the new owners of Iowa Valley Carriage Company, who will host the March meeting and contains the show bill for the club show in June.  

 

 

 

Katz Jackson and her granddaughter having some winter fun on a Morgan, of course!

Katz Jackson and her granddaughter having some winter fun on a Morgan, of course!

Posted on March 8, 2017 .

Cow Chip Parade - Sauk Prairie

The WMHC stepped off with a good group of horses and riders at the Tournament of Chips Parade at the Cow Chip Festival on Saturday, September 3rd, at noon in Sauk Prairie.  Thanks to all who turned out to ride and help on the ground. 

Darcy Overturf and Katz Jackson lead the Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club parade unit in the Tournament of Chips Parade.

Darcy Overturf and Katz Jackson lead the Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club parade unit in the Tournament of Chips Parade.

Posted on September 10, 2016 .

Wisconsin Charity Classic Morgan and Open Horse Show-Results

The results for the Wisconsin Charity Classic Morgan and Open Show are in!  You can see them here.  Congratulations to the High Point Award Winners, Dancastle Merlin, High Point Morgan, owned and shown by June Pedersen, Patin Holm & Alyssa Pedersen, High Point Junior Exhibitors, Patty Johnson, High Point Senior Exhibitor, and Amanda Lee, Dressage High Score.  Thanks to all the participants and volunteers who turned out for the event and a special thanks to our show's sponsors who are listed below and make the show possible.  Check back her in early 2017 for details on next year's show.

Posted on August 27, 2016 .

WMHC Wins Midwest Horse Fair Barn Award!

We are very proud to announce that the Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club won the Barn Award for best display of theme at the 2016 Midwest Horse Fair.  This is the second time in three years that the club has won this award, and the lion's share of thanks goes to Lauraine Smith, our Midwest Horse Fair coordinator for the past three years and her vision of Morgan promotion and hospitality, as well as our wonderful human and equine participants and volunteers.  You can read about our participants on the Midwest Horse Fair page.  We are already mulling over ideas for next year's Midwest Horse Fair theme:  Wonder Horse!

 

 

Posted on April 19, 2016 .

Ellen Feld, noted author and Morgan owner, to appear at Midwest Horse Fair

Ellen Feld, the award winning author of more than 10 children's books featuring Morgan horses, will appear at this year's Midwest Horse Fair.  Ms. Feld's first book, Blackjack: Dreaming of a Morgan Horse, won the prestigious Children's Choice Award and is beautifully illustrated by the late, great equine artist Jeanne Mellin.  You can see all of Ellen's books at her publisher's website, Willow Bend Publishing, and be sure to visit her in the exhibition hall where she will be signing books throughout Horse Fair weekend.  

The Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club will have several of Ellen's autgraphed books to give away in free drawings throughout the weekend so be sure to visit us in Pavillion 2 and drop your name in the jar for the drawing!

Posted on March 28, 2016 .

March 2016 Newsletter - 2016 Budget, Upwey Ben Don, Club Trivia Quiz!

The March 2016 newsletter contains the proposed budget (page 14) which will be discussed and voted on at the March meeting. The actual income and expenses for 2015 are also shown for comparison.

A fun club trivia quiz -- which will be challenging even for long time members -- and the answers are in this month's newsletter.

Marsha Valence profiles the most important Morgan sire of the 20th century, Upwey Ben Don. Even  30 years after his death in 1968, more than 42% of Morgans foaled carried Upwey Ben Don's blood. 

We also remember with gratitude the life of veterinarian and horseman, Doc Sweeney.

Posted on March 15, 2016 .

December 2015 Newsletter-Morgans to Norway

December's newsletter contains a very interesting article from the Vikers at Genetic Resources in Lanesboro, MN, on the sale and export to Norway of their in-foal mare, GR Obsession.  Way to promote and preserve the Morgan breed!

We also remember with gratitude the lives of Brian Earl Jackson and Jack Whalen.

 

GR Obsession and her Norwegian speaking son Lind Ranger M-Uff da!

GR Obsession and her Norwegian speaking son Lind Ranger M-Uff da!

Posted on February 2, 2016 .

September 2015 Newsletter-Parade and Horse Show Reports

This month's newsletter has pictures and reports from the Witwen Parade and the Baraboo Bigtop Parade.  Read news from Kells, Lazycreek, Flower Valley, Blue Gable, and Tribute Farms and Oldfield Morgans and a report on WMHC Charity Classic Horse Show.  Marsha Valance provides a historic Morgans article about Magna Charta.

Posted on January 31, 2016 .

Club Parade Unit Participates in Witwen Fourth of July Parade

The Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club Parade Unit turned out a nice group of nine horses and riders, along with a number of volunteers to carry banners and outfit us, to participate in the historic Fourth of July parade in Witwen, WI.  The weather was warm but sunny and all the equines and their human partners handled the parade and the crowds, which are very close to the action at Witwen, in an extremely mannerly fashion.  We heard many compliments on our "beautiful" horses from the spectators.  The next parade for the club is Circus Celebration Parade on July 25th, which starts at 2 p.m. on the Square in Baraboo.

Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club Parade Unit at Witwen, July 4th, 2015

Posted on July 18, 2015 and filed under Parades.