February 2018 Newsletter -

Flashback to the club activities and members in 1997 in the February 2018 newsletter.  There is also a note on the new effort to enforce regulations regarding licensing for horse transport with a chart that anyone who trailers horses should look at. 

Jackie Sweeney had great success at the North Central Morgan Association show in August 201y, taking home Futurity Champion in Hand with her two year old stallion, Hylee's Letterman, and Futurity Two Year Old Pleasure Driving as well as Futurity Gelding in Hand,w with Hylee's Spotlight.  I expect we will be hearing about these young horses this coming show season.

 

 HyLee's Spotlight, NCMA Futurity Two Year Old Gelding and Pleasure Driving Champion

HyLee's Spotlight, NCMA Futurity Two Year Old Gelding and Pleasure Driving Champion

Posted on March 13, 2018 .

December 2017 Newsletter - Day of the Morgan Reports

The December 2017 newsletter reports on the Open Barn Day held at Hylee Farm as part of the National Day of the Morgan event.  Jackie had 75 guests, 20 of whom got a riding or driving lesson.  Nationally, 100 stables and farms participated, introducing hundreds, if not thousands, of people to Morgans for the first time. 

 

 

Posted on March 13, 2018 .

November 2017 Newsletter-Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome

Dale and Sue Hammonds provide a detailed report on the neonatal maladjustment syndrome in the November 2017 newsletter.  They describe the symptoms immediately after birth and how a new technique employed by their vet saved their beautiful palomino filly.  This is a must read for any breeder!

 SDH Vision in Gold "Baby Doll" romps at 3 months after a close call in the first few days after birth.

SDH Vision in Gold "Baby Doll" romps at 3 months after a close call in the first few days after birth.

Posted on March 13, 2018 .

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 .

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 .

June 2015 Newsletter

The June Newsletter features information on upcoming shows, parades, and the Morgan Field Day in August.  The newsletter will be on sabbatical in July.

 Equine dentistry demo at May club meeting at Rustic View Farm

Equine dentistry demo at May club meeting at Rustic View Farm

Posted on June 4, 2015 .

May 2015 Newsletter

Read up on the club's participation in the record shattering 2015 Midwest Horse Fair in the May newsletter, meet some new foals and read farm news from Lazy Creek Farm, Feather Ridge Farm, Oldfield Morgans, and Blue Gable Farm, and read detailed info on the upcoming club horse show.

 Jim Harris talking up Morgans with a reporter at the Midwest Horse Fair.

Jim Harris talking up Morgans with a reporter at the Midwest Horse Fair.

Posted on May 19, 2015 .