News and Upcoming Events

 

April 20-22, 2018-  Midwest Horse Fair, Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI.  The Morgan breed is proudly represented by the Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club.  Catch our demos and visit us in the barn.  See the club web page for participants, demo times, and location.

 

June 17-18, 2018 - Wisconsin Charity Classic Morgan and Open Horse Show, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Jefferson, WI - 2 day all breed show with dressage and ring classes.  Warm up for the show season at this low key, fun show.  

 

July 19-21, 2018 - Morgan Masterpiece, Sunnyview Exposition Center, Oshkosh, WI -- Wisconsin's only A rated Morgan show.  Check out their webiste for prize list, sponsorship forms, and show info.

Friday
Aug022013

Big Top Circus Parade - Downtown Baraboo Celebration

Although quite a chilly day for July, the rain held off and the Big Top Circus Parade and Downtown Baraboo Celebration on July 27th came off very well, with many thousands of people lining the streets of my hometown to watch an old-fashioned circus parade, complete with elephant, marching bands, circus wagons, and mounted units. The Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club had a booth on the square, the star of which was Vicki, an 11 month old filly, who lives with Barb Holder and LUVS Morgan Rescue.  Vicki drew many folks to the booth, and volunteers answered lots of question.  The Morgan Parade Unit, human and equine, also looked great and performed like the professionals that they are.  Hopefully this will become an annual event.

 

"The Living Flag" from Witwen and elephant lead off the Big Top Parade.

 

 Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club Parade Unit participating in the Big Top Parade

 Club booth on the Square in Baraboo with star attraction, Vicki, an 11 month old Morgan filly. All photos copyright Ed Kearns. Used with permission.

 

Friday
Apr262013

Welcome Oldfield Wild Iris!

We are very happy to report that Bethlehem Morning Glory ("Princess") safely foaled a beautiful bay filly by Hylee Galaxy's Wild Irish early Monday, April 22, 2013.  She is a long-legged, energetic filly with her father's beautiful head, and Princess is rightfully very proud of her.  

 

 

Saturday
Mar302013

Baraboo named a top five small town by Smithsonian Magazine

Baraboo, Wisconsin was recently named one of the top five small towns to visit in the US in 2013 by Smithsonian Magazine based on its abudance of natural beauty, cultural and historical offerings, museums and activities.

This isn't really news to Baraboo natives, but we are very proud that our town is included with such historically significant places as Gettysburg, PA and St. Augustine, FL in the top 5.

A link to the Smithsonian article is here.

Click on the link to the City of Baraboo page to get a calendar of upcoming events.

Sunday
Jan272013

Congratulations to Jessie Julson, new owner of Oldfield Ishmael!

Congratulations to Jessie Julson, the new owner of coming two-year old Oldfield Ishmael (Windhover Winterhawk x Oldfleld Willow).  "Izzy" is a tall, great-moving bay Beamington grandson, who looks like he might be an English Pleasure prospect.  He can really tip his head over and drive off his hind head.  Izzy has a story behind him that Jessie is already a part of, and I'm sure they will write many more exciting chapters in the future.
Oldfield Ishmael (Windhover Winterhawk x Oldfield Willow)

Thursday
Aug162012

UVM Morgan Field Day

I attended the annual UVM Morgan Field Day/Open House in Middlebury VT on August 8, 2012, with some fellow Morgan enthusiasts.  We saw several of the standing stallions, including UVM Jubilant, UVM Tennyson, and Otter Brook Xenophon, this year's crop of suckling foals with their dams, and several Morgans demonstrating different disciplines such as historic cavalry mount, dressage, hunter under saddle and over feneces , english pleasure driving and under saddle, and pleasure driving. The folks at UVM are extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. The barn is a personality all its own, complete with the skeleton of Blackhawk and a narrow, wooden ramp that descends half a story to a landing, takes a 180 degree turn and proceeds to the lower level of the barn. The farm uses it to move horses from the upper level of the barn to the lower level which is below grade, and vice versa.  The horses are well-mannered and people loving, remaining calm and sensible despite dozens of uninitiated adults and kids swarming all around them.

We also got to meet Blackjack, the title character of the popular Ellen Feld book, who is now a Breyer Horse and had his photo taken with Justin Morgan.