Thursday, September 27, 2012

Introducing Wilton Rain DF

We are very excited about our two year old American Warmblood, Wilton Rain DF. By Dragonfire Kirin and out of Rani D, he gets his good looks and talent from both sides. This young gelding shows major promise as a top class event horse, with extremely rhythmical movement and a light and airy front end. You can see for yourself from this video that the sky is the limit for "Charlie"; he has a powerful hind end, straight legs with plenty of substance, and an uphill balance that will really wow the judges and get him cleanly over the stadium course. Wilton Rain DF will mature to 16.1-16.2 hands, making him the perfect prospect for anyone serious about their eventing career.

Wilton Rain DF pictured as a two year old

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mr. Chew Wins Again!

Mr. Chew looks great in blue!
Finishing on their Dressage score of 30.5, Makena Graber and her super-star partner, Mr. Chew, won their division of Beginner Novice at Eventful Acres. Finishing on your Dressage score is hard enough, but doing it your first time at a new level is almost unheard of! We couldn't be more proud of their accomplishment.

Mr. Chew is a young OTTB with tons of talent and a heart of gold. Paired with Makena's pretty outline, they are hard for the judges to resist. They have won absolutely everything they have ever entered....what a record! Not that winning is everything, Makena enjoys the journey with this once-in-a-lifetime guy, and that is what it is all about!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Allen Goes Six For Six In An Undefeated Performance

Meghan Allen showed no mercy in her first competition aboard two different Dragonfire mounts, Rani D and Dragonfire Lotus. Meghan took her pair of fabulous fillies and jumped a total of six precise and stylish rounds for wins in all six classes, including the Low Working Hunter Championship aboard Taylor McFall's Dragonfire Lotus. Of course, riding top class equines never hurts, but Meghan has what it takes to make her partner shine, and we couldn't be more proud of her success.

Meghan and Dragonfire Lotus

Meghan and Rani D

Meghan poses along side Lotus' owner and fellow Champion at the show, Taylor McFall

There Is No Charge For Awesomeness

That's one happy kid
The Santa Barbara Morgan Medallion has much to offer, but Taylor might argue that the best thing at that show is the Scavenger Hunt. Stacy Hennessy organizes this great activity for the kids, in which the grand prize for winning changes every year. The 2012 prize was a chance to drive a Hackney pony center ring during the Saturday evening performance. The pony, "Awesome Spirit", was donated by Seamair Farm and their Manager/Trainer, Greg Carstens, very generously volunteered to help the winner guide the pony through the demonstration.

Little did Greg know when he signed up for this, that Taylor McFall would win the Scavenger Hunt against all of the older, more experienced girls. This meant he had a day and a half to teach a 50 pound kid who had never driven anything but a pedal tractor, how to pilot a hackney under the evening spot light.
Greg, Taylor, and "Awesome"

After a few strict lessons from Greg and some serious concentration from Taylor, it was still not clear whether Greg felt that Taylor could safely drive on her own in the coliseum. Nonetheless, we were so happy for the opportunity for Taylor to try something new, no matter what the outcome. In the end, Greg surprised us all (including Taylor!) and let her drive on her own. It was a thrilling moment for Taylor, that certainly had us a little choked up to watch. A huge thank you goes out to Greg and Awesome for their kindness, to Stacy for organizing the hunt, to Take One Video for the great DVD and to Casey McBride for capturing the moment.

Taylor McFall and Awesome Spirit

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Kasey Can Do!

Merriewold Kasey and Earl McFall

Doing the Merriewold Morgans' breeding program extremely proud, Merriewold Kasey is already a huge success at just four years of age. This youngster has wins in several fields, bringing home blues In Hand, Over Fences, in First Level Dressage and top scores in the USEA Young Event Horse Series.

Kasey most recently received the AMHA Milestone Award for being the high scoring Sport Horse at the Region 7 Morgan Medallion. He is now preparing for the Young Event Horse Championships at the Fall Three Day Event at Twin Rivers Ranch, which he easily qualified for earlier in the season. We anticipate that he will continue to be a top performer for many years to come. Congratulations to Diana Wold and her vision of breeding top sport horses coming to fruition.

Kasey receives his Milestone Award

Kasey across country

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Congratulations Mia!

Mia and Rani

A huge congratulations goes out to Mia Bouslaugh and her family on the purchase of Rani D!! This lucky girl showed up to the barn to find a surprise of a lifetime all gift wrapped just for her. Aside from being great at surprises her family is ultra supportive of Mia's riding career, and with this new purchase the sky is the limit for her!

Mia is ready for higher competition and Rani is just the horse to take her there. After a five year career as a top broodmare for Dragonfire, Rani D is ready to strut her stuff in the show ring again, like so many of her famous siblings by Regulus. We just can't wait to see what this pairing of a super talented mare and a dedicated young lady can do!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Rani D Will Take You Far

Rani D back in action
After a five year career in the breeding field, Rani D is back in action and loving every minute of it! In less than a month she is already looking great, as you can see in the picture above. This lovely mare has very low miles, and is ready to perform for you! Don't hesitate to inquire soon, her under 10k price won't last long!

The above video is of Rani at her first show back on August 31, 2012. She was perfectly mannered in the warm up, and happy to be showing, winning all three of her classes!

This video is from September 1, 2012,  a jump school at home. What a beautiful and talented mare!


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