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UVM Morgan Horse Farm Trivia

Did you know that the membership categories are named after famous UVM Morgans of the past?   Who were they?

Factual information provided by the American Morgan Horse Association Registry CD Volume 2 ©2000. Reminiscences by Dr. Donald Balch, Director Emeritus, UVM Morgan Horse Farm.  Source:  phone interview October 7, 2003.

Justin Morgan StatueUVM Promise: (UVM Highlight x UVM Empress) Registration #16916
Born: 1966
Color: brown with small star and front of left hind coronet white.
Gender: stallion
Sire of 204 foals.
According to Dr. Balch: "UVM Promise was always full of energy. He was very charismatic and exceptionally gifted in terms of his motion in harness and under saddle. He was a four-time World Champion!"

Justin Morgan StatueUVM Flash: (Upwey Ben Don x Norma)  #12242 Born: 1958
Color: brown
Gender: stallion
Sire of 210 foals.
"Flash was very, very bold and full of himself. He was very typey. He had great stamina and ability to go. If you asked him to go the last mile, he was there!"

Justin Morgan StatueUVM Kathy: (Orcland Vigildon x Symphonee) #012431
Born: 1962
Color: bay
Gender: mare
Number of foals: 15
"She was beautiful. She was very eye-catching and a terrific show horse. She was one of the first mares bred (by Dr. Balch) that had the ability to be a champion. To her credit, she was a great broodmare; she won the Mare and Produce class at New England Regional."

Justin Morgan StatueUVM Trophy: (UVM Highlight x UVM Kris) #10196
Born: 1969
Color: chestnut
Gender: stallion
Sire of 96 foals
"Trophy was an every day, every man's horse and a great child's horse. He was very steady and good tempered and a pleasure to be around. He was also a champion show horse."

Justin Morgan StatueUVM Watchman: (Petalbrook Sigmalect x UVM Kris) #22343
Born: 1971 Color: bay with right hind ankle white.
Gender: stallion
Sire of 133 foals.
"Watchman had tremendous energy. He was a  horse that would snort and blow and flag his tail every time he was brought out of the barn. He was very showy."

Justin Morgan StatueUVM Tea Time: (UVM Highlight x UVM May Time) #018872
Born: 1969
Color: bay
Gender: mare
Number of foals: 9
"Tea Time was an orphan foal. As a show horse, she was undefeated in hand as a two year old. She was very type and a great pleasure mare, one of my favorites."

Justin Morgan StatueUVM Dexter: (UVM Highlight x UVM Novelty) #28718
Born: 1975
Color: dark chestnut with connected large star and short tapering strip.
Gender: stallion.
Sire of 57 foals.
"Dexter was sold as a two year old to Charlie Ross of Taproot Morgans and then later he was donated back to the UVM Morgan Horse Farm. He was a tremendous trotting horse. He was out of UVM Novelty who was another one of my favorites. Dexter was an East Coast Roadster Champion."

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