Stable Sheet - December 2018
Stable Sheet - December 2018
An American Legacy - The Morgan Horse
Christmas Greetings From
Your MHAO Board of Directors
May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill,
And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.
Have a Merry Christmas!
Save The Date!
Spring Clinic, General Membership Meeting, &
Stallion Service Auction
March 9, 2019
Ranch Pleasure Clinic
With Peggy Bond-Heath

Hosted by Northwest Morgans
Bob & Shelley Bullard
12145 SW Madrona Ridge Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Five Riding Spots Are Available
Register early!
Auditors welcome.
Pricing & start time to be announced soon.

Ranch Pleasure classes are offered at the
Oregon Morgan Classic.

Questions on the clinic: Contact Erin Silver
(971) 600-8933,

About Peggy:
Peggy has over 30 years of equine industry experience, she started her adventure in her early teens riding english and competed in eventing up through high school graduation. While attending college at Utah State University, pursuing a Agribusiness degree, she worked for a cutting trainer and was introduced to a completely different, yet exciting discipline. From cutting she experienced reining and reined cow horse and has been hooked ever since. Peggy most recently spent the last 5 years riding with her trainer and mentor Chuck Nesmith, National Reining Horse Trainer and NRHA Judge of Ault Colorado. She shows competitively in NRHA, AQHA, IBHA, ABRA, CRCC and ASHA. Peggy holds her judges card with the American Stock Horse Association (ASHA) and Oregon Family Equestrian Association (OFEA), and has donated the last 15 years to the local 4H program helping out most recently with the Ranch Horse Program and Hippology. She is an experienced Clinician offering private and onsite clinics.

Gary and Peggy relocated to Oregon City, from Colorado in 2012 and are proud to call Oregon home. They share the farm with each other as well as many 4 legged family members. Peggy's daughter Alysha is currently living and working in Denver, CO and is quite a hand with the horses herself. You'll see Gary around the property helping out with maintenance, hauling hay and jumping in where he's needed. He's a big help in keeping our pastures healthy and our Trainer sane :)
From Our AMHA Director
Happy Fall to everyone! Hope you all are enjoying your fuzzy Morgans. I just love their little teddy bear faces. 

I just returned from a very productive fourth quarter AMHA Board meeting in Dallas, Texas. It was great to see and work with my fellow board members. 

Be sure to mark your calendars for the AMHA Convention in San Antonio. There are a lot of fun things planned, even for our non-horse friends and family. There will be a behind the scenes tour of Sea World, which should be fun for all ages and interests. We will have a day at Twisted Rose Farm, the former home of Patrick Swayze. For you golfers, we have the Howard Schatzberg Golf Tournament, which is sure to entertain and complete with prizes! In addition, we will have some great Seminars and the annual Awards Gala and so much more!  

Be sure to check out the famed San Antonio River walk and take advantage of what San Antonio offers. Go to for more info. 

On the business side, the Board approved the C-Fair horse show as one of the Western Region Regional horse shows. The dates are August 1-4, 2019. Our calendars fill up quickly, so make sure you mark yours to attend. The last couple years we have had some really fun social events at C-Fair. A lot of time is invested in making this show fun for everyone. And you know what they say, the more the merrier! 

I would encourage any of you who have thought about getting involved with AMHA to run for the Western Region Board of Director. It is a great way to be involved. My years on the Board have been fantastic. It has been a way to give back to a community that is the best community in the world. I have met lifelong friends while being on the Board. I encourage you to get involved as well. Contact myself or Carrie Mortensen at the AMHA office. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Carol Fletcher
AMHA Western Region Director

Be sure to see the highlights of the 4th quarter meeting included in Section 3 of this newsletter.
Nominations Are Open For The
MHAO Stallion Service Auction
Nominations are open through December
Donate To the USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund and Join US Equestrian in Helping Horses Affected by California Wildfires
Julian McPeak, US Equestrian Communications Department
In response to the devastating wildfires sweeping across California, US Equestrian is collecting donations to the Equine Disaster Relief Fund to help the horses impacted by the fire!

To Read more or donate, click --> ⬇️
Just in Time for the Holidays!
2019 Morgan Horse Calendars on Sale
Celebrate the beauty of the Morgan breed every month of the year by purchasing the 2019 AMHA Morgan Horse Calendar! These calendars can keep you on track with important dates and you can see gorgeous pictures of your favorite breed in the kitchen, barn, and office. Share the beauty and give it as a holiday gift to the Morgan enthusiast(s) in your life!
These calendars are available only by ordering through the AMHA Marketplace. Go to to order today and beat the holiday rush!
An Announcement from AMHA
About The World Futurity
WMF Forms Deadline Extended!
Please note, the deadline to submit your World Morgan Futurity (WMF) weanling forms is December 1, but the deadline is being extended and forms can be sent any time in December without incurring a late fee!
Forms can be found at .
Contact Kelly McFaul at for more information.
Forest Service Makes Decision on Wilderness Permits
To see more detail, go to Section 3
of this newsletter under the
Oregon Horse Council Section.
Some Updated Statistics from AMHA
On New Registrations & Transfers
Overall we are headed
in the right direction.
We still have a way to go!

It is good to see that horses are being sold, too.
A Request From Shelley Bullard
for the Northwest Morgan Newsletter
Something New! 
Attend an Open Show in your area to
promote Morgans!

   Please send me dates, places and any additional information you have on Open Shows in your area in 2019 and I will include them in the NWMorganNews. Attending Open Shows is an amazing way to promote your Morgan. (Or Open clinics, poker rides, or other events open to all breeds.)

    At this time we have no Morgan shows scheduled for July 2019, so I especially want to encourage this as a replacement for The Day of the Morgan . You will be “preaching” to folks that probably don’t already have Morgans, but are interested in horses and in showing and/or doing things with their horses. At every open show I have attended my Morgans have been the center of attention; and, there were almost always folks thinking of replacing an older horse, getting their kids or husband started riding, or just adding another horse to their herd. Why not a Morgan?

    After you attend the shows, send me a paragraph about how it went. I really want to share and encourage other folks to get out to Open shows and activities. (You don’t have to wait until July, do what works for you.)

     If you are an MHAO member you can even be reimbursed for your costs up to $25 per show (or other all breed activity) to a maximum of $100 total per year. See more information later in this newsletter.

Shelley Bullard

Send info to: Shelley ,

Looking for an Open Show or other event in your area?
The Oregon Horse Council Offers the most complete listing of Equine Related Events for
the State of Oregon.
If you know of others, please let Brandi know.

Click here to go to the Oregon Horse Council Calendar

For assistance or to report more events contact:
Brandi Ebner, (971) 224-5879

As Shelley mentioned, getting your Morgan horse out to non-Morgan events (shows, trail rides, clinics, etc.) is one of the best possible ways to promote our wonderful breed. If you are willing to talk to people about your horse and to lay out information on the breed by your stall or trailer, contact our Promotion Chair, Martha Woodland. She can help you obtain some promotion material to use.

Martha Woodland, MHAO Promotion Chair
(541) 912-6950,

After the event , send Gay pictures and maybe a little write-up about the event for the Stable Sheet Newsletter. Please include information about your personal experience at the event, and also if people were interested in the promotional information you had on display.

Let other members know what you are doing!
You may inspire them to do something, too.
All of us need to be sure we are sharing information & the sales sheet information which is also on our website.

Help people who are looking for a horse find a Morgan!

Gay Adams, Acting Stable Sheet Editor
(503) 936-4276 ,


Hear ye, hear ye!
Shelley is collecting information for the
new "2019 Sales List"

It is time to start thinking about marketing you horses or services for the coming year. The sales list that Shelley puts together gets posted on our MHAO website, a link will be in the monthly Stable Sheet, and copies will be handed out at all MHAO and promotional events. It is just another way to help people find that special Morgan Horse.

Send your ad to Shelley Bullard,
Questions: call her at (503) 628-2575

Thank you Shelley!

A Note From Shelley
About the NWMorganNews
  If you have missed a number of issues of the NWMorganNews, you are not alone. The newsletter has gone out consistently, but due to problems with aol's bulk mailing policies, the "group" was decreased in size without notice to me! As a result hundreds of Morgan folks have not received the news since the first of November.  UGH!

  I am in the process of using a new service and everything should be up and running by January 1, 2019. You can still send items to my aol address for inclusion in the newsletter.

  I also plan to begin compiling a new "Morgans for Sale" list after the first of the year.

Thank you for your patience.

Have You Renewed Your
MHAO Membership Yet?
Stay In The Loop!
Stay Involved!

Your Membership Fee Helps Fund
All MHAO Programs and helps
MHAO promote the Morgan horse.

Help preserve the Morgan breed!

Click here to download a Membership Form
Program Information is available on the MHAO website

Questions? Contact Kathy Christensen, Membership Chair
(503) 391-9047,
MHAO Open Reimbursement Program
Here is the detail on the
reimbursement program.
Did you know this was available?
Click here to download a Reimbursement form
Or you can access it through the MHAO Website
USEF Safe Sport Training
Deadline is January 1, 2019
All USEF Competing Members 18 years of age or older are required to complete all three modules of the SafeSport Training by January 1, 2019.

New Video Available: How to Complete SafeSport Training
with US Equestrian Customer Care Director Gayle Day
Get Registered for
2019 MHAO High Point Awards
How it works!

1.                  Point   tabulation   begins   upon   receipt    of   payment    for    
the   current   year membership/renewal dues. Points are tallied for all MHAO members & the horses they own, lease, or exhibit. Be sure to let the High Point Chair know if you purchase or sell a horse.
2.               R egister your name and horse(s) name with the High Point Chair.
3.                  Point season ends one week after the end of The Morgan Grand & World National Horse Show. That means for 2018 the postmarked/email date will be October 20th, 2018.
4.                   The High Point Chair will automatically track Morgan Horse Points for shows listed on the Pacific Northwest Morgan Horse Shows website, and for Grand Nationals
The Pacific Northwest Morgan Horse Shows website has the premium listings for the following shows:  Key Classic, BC Show, Oregon Morgan Classic Show, C-Fair Show, & PNW Morgan show.
5.                   Morgan owners, lessees, & exhibitors competing in other shows or open to all breed shows & competitions require their points to be submitted on the appropriate form along with information about the show which contains contact information for verification purposes as needed. Examples are flyers, prize lists, entry forms, etc. The form is available on the club website.
6.                   Point tabulation is as follows: 1 st =10, 2 nd =9, 3 rd =8, 4 th =7, 5 th =6, 6 th =5,7 th =4, 8 th =3, 9 th =2, 10 th =1. Championship or stake classes follow the same progression but two points are added to each placing. (ie 1 st =12, 2 nd = 11, 3 rd =10, 4 th =9, 5 th = 8)
Another Christmas idea!
"America's Own
A Celebration of America And its Horse"
by J. Bryan Hickman & Curtis Buck
Hi everyone! Do you or a Morgan lover you know still not have a copy of "America's Own" ? There are still some First Editions available, and now until Christmas we're sending out all purchases of the signed First Edition copies with FREE SHIPPING. Just private message us with your email address so we can set up a Free Shipping order for you.
Now is the time to get yours... Happy Holidays!
Fifty states, fifty stories, one common denominator. Every chapter of Morgan Horse history, from the birth of Figure to today’s show ring legends, contains an inspiring account of service and versatility unlike any other. And now, for the first time, those chapters have been pulled together into an unforgettable book that commemorates and celebrates the contribution of the Morgan Horse to the country we love so much. "America’s Own: A Celebration of America and its Horse," is an all-new publication that pays tribute to America’s first breed of horse, the Morgan, through 50 true stories of the Morgan’s amazing influence on the America we know today. Through this combination of both famous and lesser-known anecdotes, you’ll experience and discover how the Morgan Horse shaped the development of the East Coast, took the horse racing world by storm, changed the course of history in the Civil War, settled the Western Frontier as the mount of the pioneer, connected the nation through the Pony Express, and so much more. "America’s Own: A Celebration of America and its Horse" belongs in the hands of every patriot and horse lover alike.

Also available on Kindle through Amazon.
Through Oregon Horse Council
I Have Learned About The Following
Legislation Important To Our Trails
URGENT ‐ Calls to Congress Needed

Hi, everybody!

Two issues are pending in Congress that are critically important to equestrian access to public lands. Please take a few minutes this evening, or between football games on Thanksgiving, or after your Black Friday shopping adventures, to call or email your Senators and your Representative to ask for their support on these issues.

Land and Water Conservation Fund
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) uses some of the royalties from offshore oil production to acquire land from willing sellers for public recreation, habitat preservation, wildlife refuges and national parks. The LWCF has created recreational opportunities in Oregon, including in the Columbia River Gorge, the Three Sisters Wilderness, the Willamette National Forest, the Pacific Crest Trail, and many others. Congress allowed the program to expire last month, but it would be a tragedy for recreation and conservation if this program is allowed to die. We need this program to be reauthorized.

Recreational Trails Program
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) uses funds from the federal fuel tax to pay for non‐highway recreation projects. It’s one of the best sources available for recreational trails grants, and it has funded many trails projects in Oregon over the years. Congress almost never fully funds this program, but a bi‐partisan group of Senators have introduced legislation to support full funding. If this measure passes, additional money will be available for recreational trails projects in Oregon.

Take Action!
Courtesy of our good friends at Back Country Horsemen of America, here are the specifics of what to ask for:
Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
 Please call or email Senators Wyden and Merkley and ask them to co‐sponsor S. 569, the Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act.
 Please call or email your Representative (Bonamici, Blumenauer, DeFazio, Schrader, or Walden) and ask them to co‐sponsor HR 6759, the Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act.
Please tell them:
o LWCF is critical to support outdoor recreation and trails in each of the 50 states.
o LWCF must immediately be reauthorized with full and dedicated funding before Congress adjourns.

Recreational Trails Program (RTP)
 Please ask Senators Wyden and Merkley to co‐sponsor S. 3604, the RTP Full Funding Act.
Your talking points could include:
o Since 1991, the bipartisan RTP has supported nearly 25,000 projects to enhance, maintain, and expand multi‐use recreational trail infrastructure in every state in the country.
o It is now time to fulfill Congress’ vision regarding recreational trails and expand these locally‐managed projects.
o This bill will ensure Members of Congress have the information needed to ensure their states, and multiple trail users, are benefiting from RTP and its revenue stream, which is generated by non‐highway fuel taxes.

Please contact your members of Congress today to educate them on these bills, both of which are extremely important to the trails community.

Here’s how to reach our elected officials:
Senators (Please call or email both Senators.)
Ron Wyden: 202‐224‐5244,
Jeff Merkley: 202‐224‐3753,

Representatives (Please call or email the Representative for your part of the state.)
If you’re not sure which District you live in, go to
will match your zip code with the right elected official.
Suzanne Bonamici, 1st District: 202‐224‐0855,
Greg Walden, 2nd District: 202‐225‐6730,
Earl Blumenauer, 3rd District: 202‐225‐4811,
Peter DeFazio, 4th District: 202‐225‐6416,
Kurt Schrader, 5th District: 202‐225‐5711,

Thank you for taking action!
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at .
Kim McCarrel
VP Public Lands
Another Good Article From:
So You Want To Be A Groom
By Holly Grayton
So many young people grow up with horses and want to make a career in the sport.

The image of travelling to horse shows and competing with your peers or the world’s best is unmistakably enticing. However, most people don’t have the financial backing required to become a professional in the show ring, therefore, many look to grooming as a career to keep them in the horse industry. If this is you, consider this advice from those with experience; this is a demanding job but it does have its rewards.

1. Show up on time!
Make the start of your day a pleasure not a rush; and if you get some extra time later savor it.
2. Don’t leave early
Be someone to count on, you never know when your being there will make all the difference and it builds trust with those you work for and with.
3. Think…
While you are cleaning stalls, while you are turning out, think about the horses you’re caring for and watch for things that are not as they should be. Think about what to do next and what you should be preparing for.
4. Develop a habit and order to how you do things
For example if you make it a habit to pick out your horse’s feet in the stall before you take them out you will never be caught having not picked out their feet…get me? Make a routine for everything from feeding to grooming, you will be more effective and efficient.
5. Make a great show ring bag
Get all the extra things you might need in there. Mine has braiding bands, towels, Vaseline, hoof paint, hoof pick, wrench, spare corks, chain shank, extra chest number, ear stuffers, boot polish, bug spray, cookies!!!!, spur straps, whip, safety pins, number cord, band aids, vet wrap, water bottle and probably a few more things. Being well prepared gives everyone reassurance.
6. Keep your eyes up
Watch what other people are doing, if everyone in the waiting area is avoiding a particular horse, it’s probably for good reason. If someone has a rail down while schooling, be the first to pick it up (but keep your eyes up so you don’t get in the way!) This simple advice is true for all time spent around horses, they never mean to hurt you but it’s up to you to make smart decisions and that starts with keeping your; you guessed it, your “eyes up.”
7. There is always something to do!
If you can’t think of something to do then pick up a broom. Being a good groom is intense and the days are full, so checking things off the ‘to do’ list is important and appreciated. When everyone is tired your energy will inspire theirs.
8. Make friends with the horses
That’s why we are all here. Dote on them and really take the time to notice how they are feeling, they will love you for it!
About the Author
Holly Grayton is founder and publisher of Alberta Show Jumpers, an online resource dedicated to current events, trends, competition results, training tips and everything in between relating to the sport of show jumping in Alberta. Check it out at !
An Early Show In Our Region
April 18th - 21st, 2019
The 2019 California Springfest Horse Show will be held April 18th through 21st at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, California. We will have divisions for American Saddlebreds, Morgans, Hackney Ponies, Carriage Driving and an Open All Breed Pleasure Division that includes: Saddleseat, Western, Hunter and Pleasure Driving!!!

Announcement About
The BC Morgan Horse Show
From Peter Morrison

We are very pleased to announce that we have entered into a verbal agreement with Christine Nava-Moulthrop as our Main Ring Judge for the
2019 BC Morgan Horse Show
May 30-June 2, 2019 in Lynden!
Far West Announces A Change
Of Focus
Far West (FW) met November 12, 2018 and had a very healthy discussion about the show industry and its offering's in the NW area. The decision was made to refocus part of the team from the traditional show side of the organization into efforts supporting Academy Level Shows for all breeds. This will provide an opportunity for lesson programs and trainers to have a stand alone show for their lesson clientele both youth and adults. Academy Programs are growing across the nation and what a wonderful opportunity to support not only our Morgans but other breeds as well at the entry level of horse shows. Date to be announced soon.  

FW will continue its Cowboy Dressage Schooling Shows and Gathering along with this new venture. 
FW Cowboy Dressage Schooling Show - April 27, 2019 - Deschutes County Fairgrounds, Redmond, OR
FW Cowboy Dressage Gathering - July 26-28, 2019 - Rim Rock Riders Event Center, Powell Butte, OR (Brasada)
FW Cowboy Dressage Schooling Show - September 14, 2019 - Flying Flower Ranch, Bend, OR

Marli Perry
We wish Far West much success!
We will miss the Far West Championship Show.
AMHA Announces 2019 Regional Shows
C-Fair will be one of the Regional Shows
in the Western Region!
The following shows were approved by the AMHA Board of Directors at its fourth quarter meeting as the 2019 AMHA Regional Shows:

Eastern Region
Citrus Cup, Newberry, Florida, April 10-13
Southern States, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 23-25
New England Morgan, Northampton, Massachusetts, July 23-27
New York, Syracuse, New York, September 11-14
Central Region
Morgan Gold Cup, Columbus, Ohio, June 12-15
Summer Daze, Kansas City, Missouri, July 4-7
Jubilee, Shipshewana, Indiana, August 28-31
Western Region
C-Fair Charity, Monroe, Washington, August 1-4
Morgan Medallion Classic, Location and dates to be determined but will not conflict with other shows.
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