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.

 

Flora's Lida Rose June 19, 1990-May 15, 2017


Flora's Lida Rose

Our matriarch, Flora's Lida Rose, a flaxen beauty, who foaled 10 exceptionally athletic and versatile Morgans for us, passed away due to complications of pneumonia this spring.  She was comfortable and at home. 

Standing barely 14 hands herself, Rose was the untamed queen of the prairie, never broken to ride or drive and permitting human handling insofar as absolutely necessary or when she was wasn't feeling well or wanted something.  Rose's sire was a 16h tall Orcland Leader bred stallion.  She is a granddaughter of Maple Blaze on her dam's side, a very successful sire of breeding and performance horses here in the Midwest.

She was an exceptional broodmore in that she would reproduce the sire but each of her foals shared commong qualities of size, bone, soundness, and trainability, funnily enough given her disdain for humans. 

Rose's son, Oldfield Sailor, by Boomer, was the first of her offspring to enter the show ring.  He was a 16h bay, who was a Western pleasure champion for Robin Pelham, and went on to success at the second level of dressage for her.  

Oldfield Touch and Go, by a Fairfield Fortune son, Kennan's Supreme Air, is a 16h winner in dressage on the Morgan A circuit and in open competition against the warmbloods, now winning for and loved by Marcia and Kirsten Hickman in Ohio.

Oldfiled Touch and Go (Kennan's Supreme Air x Flora's Lida Rose)Oldfield Sailor (Boomer x Flora's Lida Rose) 

 

Rose's last two foals were full brothers by one of the leading Morgan sires, Issues 'N Answers: Oldfield Diplomat, "Matthew," a 16h bay gelding foaled in 2009 and Oldfield Envoy, "Indy," a dark bay gelding foaled in 2010.  Matthew was  sold as a four year old at the Hylee auction in 2013 and Indy found a new home as a future sport horse with Leslie Beyer in 2013. We look forward to great things from these beautiful and athletic geldings.

Oldfield Diplomat (Issues N Answers x Flora's Lida Rose)Rose had four daughters, all of whom are on the farm with us.  Two of her daughters were flaxen chestnuts by Boomer.  Her first daughter, Rosie's Fleur de Lis ("Lily") was a Midwest Distance Driving Championship paired with her own Morab son, RL Ranger. Lily is also the dam of the successful Morab mare, RL Rosalie. We are happy that Lily has come home to us for her retirement where she remains a solid riding and driving mare. Her other daugher by Boomer is Nola, our bomb-proof, kid-safe, friend-safe riding, driving, and squirrel hunting babysitter.  

Camellia (by UVM Coming Attraction) and Glory (by Kennan's Supreme Air) are part of our broomare herd, and both produced exceptional foals by Hylee Galaxy's Wild Irish in 2015.  

Lily (Boomer x Flora's Lida Rose) and RL Rosalie

The exceptional athletic ability and trainability that Rose passes to her offspring carries forward through her daughters to the next generation of fillies and colts who are athletic and game, including Ranger and Rosalie, Oldfield Wild Iris, a 2013 filly who was Top Ten in Three Year Old Western Pleasure in OKC in 2016, Oldfield Noble Prize, a 2015 gelding who is following in his big sister Iris' footsteps, and Oldfield Dark Matter, a gorgeous black 2015 gelding who will make his show ring debut in hand this summer with new owners Jim and Nicole Riggs.

Rose grandson, dam line, Oldfield Noble Prize, 2015 gelding

 

Rose grandson, dam line, Oldfield Dark Matter, 2015 gelding