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AMHA Suspends Horses



Posted March 4, 2001
Editor’s Note: Effective March 4, 2002, The American Morgan Horse Association has brought charges against Bruce Ekstrom and Ekstrom Enterprises, Inc. and ordered a hearing to be held in Shelburne, Vermont beginning May 13, 2002. Subsequent to this action AMHA has suspended 49 horses pending the outcome of the above hearing. The following is the press release made available by the AMHA.

Based on new unsolicited information relevant to the Chantilly Lace investigation, which was closed in November 1999, the American Morgan Horse Association has brought charges against Bruce Ekstrom and Ekstrom Enterprises, Inc. and ordered a hearing to be held in Shelburne, Vermont beginning May 13, 2002. Subsequent to this action we have suspended 49 horses pending the outcome of the above hearing.

SUSPENDED HORSES

#1) FCF Last Dance #149899 DOB 5-4-99
Dam: Chantilly Lace #024128
Sire: FCF Val D'Isere #127558

#2) FCF Latin Rhythm #148181 DOB 5/14/98
Dam: Chantilly Lace #024128
Sire: FCF Val D'Isere #127558

#3) FCF Sweet Rhythm #148475 DOB 3/4/98
Dam: Chantilly Lace #024128
Sire: FCF Val D'Isere #127558

#4) FCF Rhythm Heir #148182 DOB 2/24/98
Dam: Chantilly Lace #024128
Sire: FCF Val D'Isere #127558

#5) FCF Sorentino #141196 DOB 6/11/97
Dam: Chantilly Lace #024128
Sire: Sorento #70814

#6) FCF Crimson and Lace #141163 DOB 4/18/97
Dam: Chantilly Lace #024128
Sire: FCF Val D'Isere #127558

#7) FCF Courageous Rhythm #141043 DOB 4/17/97
Dam: Chantilly Lace #024128
Sire: FCF Val D'Isere #127558

#8) KHF Lunaria #142785 DOB 3/18/97
Dam: Chantilly Lace #024128
Sire: FCF Val D'Isere #127558

#9) FCF Rythmn Nation #134373 DOB 4/3/95
Dam: Chantilly Lace #024128
Sire: FCF Val D'Isere #127558

#10) FCF Prophet #131249 (DECEASED) DOB 4/25/94
Dam: Chantilly Lace #024128
Sire: FCF Esprit De Lark #113667

#11) FCF Passion #129071 DOB 5/19/93
Dam: Chantilly Lace #024128
Sire: FCF Esprit De Lark #113667

#12) FCF Nouveau #122834 (DECEASED) DOB 5/25/91
Dam: Chantilly Lace #024128
Sire: FCF Esprit De Lark #113667

#13) Maxines Cajun King #66998 DOB 4/7/77
Dam: Chantilly Lace #024128
Sire: Tophill Sir Echo #27648

#14) FCF Rhythm of the Night #138167 DOB 4/28/96
Dam: FCF Passion #129071
Sire: FCF Val D'Isere #127558

#15) FCF Captive Rhythm #141109 DOB 3/30/97
Dam: FCF Passion #129071
Sire: FCF Val D'Isere #127558

#16) FCF Virtuosity #147720 DOB 4/3/98
Dam: FCF Passion #129071
Sire: FCF Val D'Isere #127558

#17) FCF Passionate Kiss #149657 DOB 3/30/99
Dam: FCF Passion #129071
Sire: FCF Val D'Isere #127558

#18) FCF Shelanti #152412 DOB 3/18/00
Dam: FCF Passion #129071
Sire: FCF Val D'Isere #127558

#19) KHF Bird of Paradise #154102 DOB 4/25/01
Dam: Winbay Kres-flight #109978
Sire: KHF Lunaria #142785

#20) KHF Scarlet Sophia #153737 DOB 4/7/01
Dam: FCF Escapade #120496
Sire: KHF Lunaria #142785

#21) KHF Moxie #154103 DOB 5/8/00
Dam: Winbay Kres-flight #109978
Sire: KHF Lunaria #142785

#22) Little Party Girl #154893 DOB 5/6/00
Dam: LCS Touch of Sass #110547
Sire: KHF Lunaria #142785

#23) KHF Artemisia #153736 DOB 4/29/00
Dam: FCF Escapade #120496
Sire: KHF Lunaria #142785

#24) KHF Angel Face #153735 DOB 3/18/00
Dam: HTC Passionate Rose #130713
Sire: KHF Lunaria #142785

#25) Dream Valley Rythmn #156017 DOB 4/15/01
Dam: Whit Haven Valerie #80827
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#26) Accel Rhythm N Roses #154998 DOB 4/12/01
Dam: RRB Mad Love #134597
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#27) JW Elegance #154784 DOB 3/30/01
Dam: JW First Impression #142172
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#28) PJM Denim-N-Diamonds #153042 DOB 1/18/01
Dam: Double M Misty Dawn #117627
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#29) Tumblebrook Rising Nation #151369 DOB 5/17/00
Dam: R A M Barbie Doll #105277
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#30) Orcland Tiger Woods #153868 DOB 5/17/00
Dam: Orcland Supreme Helen #116179
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#31) Accel National Treasure #153006 DOB 5/15/00
Dam: Only Foever #131918
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#32) Hideaway Flashy Rythmn #152313 DOB 4/27/00
Dam: Roselyn Ecstasy #030365
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#33) Accel Dixie Melody #153975 DOB 4/20/00
Dam: Elmhurst Donlee #134192
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #1343736

#34) KDS Jewel Of The Nile #151979 DOB 4/19/00
Dam: OH Scarlett O'Hara
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#35) Accel Enchanting Rythmn #153587 DOB 2/29/00
Dam: Cingate Wild Laurel #134807
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#36) Accel Love That Rythmn #152632 DOB 1/20/00
Dam: PRB Mad Love #134597
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#37) Partridge Hill Phantasia #148414 DOB 5/27/99
Dam: Is Putting On the Ritz #118507
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#38) CB Kidd Gloves #150302 DOB 5/21/99
Dam: Fantasias Lovers Lane #127536
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#39) Accel Sweet Rhythm's Eve #151995 DOB 5/13/99
Dam: Only Forever #131918
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#40) Hollybrook Rhyme #151385 DOB 5/13/99
Dam: Nemours Sunkissed #80323
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#41) Rythmn Command #149755 DOB 4/15/99
Dam: Rum Brook Veronica
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#42) FCF Summerfield #149773 DOB 4/2/99
Dam: FCF Wysteria #118033
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#43) Rythmn Latte' #149756 DOB 3/19/99
Dam: Rum Brook Veronica #118346
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#44) Accel Night Rhythm #152376 DOB 3/15/99
Dam: FCF Enchantment #127921
Sire: FCF Rythmn #134373

#45) FCF Angelina #149775 DOB 3/13/99
Dam: Fletcher Angelique #124842
Sire: FCF Rythmn #134373

#46) FCF Dicaprio #149774 DOB 3/10/99
Dam: Fletcher Angelique #124842
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#47) Accel I Got Rhythm #151993 DOB 4/14/98
Dam: FCF Wysteria #118033
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#48) FCF Devotion #148111 DOB 4/13/98
Dam: FCF Deidre #122837
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

#49) 98 foal of FCF Enchantment (REGISTRATION PENDING) DOB 3/5/98
Dam: FCF Enchantment #127921
Sire: FCF Rythmn Nation #134373

The American Morgan Horse Association, with this new information, contends these horses are improperly registered. No additional information will be release at this time. The AMHA Rules for Hearings and Appeals provide that "interested persons" may appear in person or by counsel and participate in a hearing on charges brought under those Rules, and may appeal the decision of the Hearing Committee that decides the charges. The AMHA has deemed that "interested persons" are those persons or entities who, as set forth in the records of the AMHA, have or have had an interest in a horse whose records may be affected by the resolution of the charges. That is, only those who have or have had a record ownership interest in one of the horses whose records are at issue are invited to and able to attend the pertinent hearing(s). All others may be excluded.

We have been asked to clarify the definition of suspension of a horse and you will find that below. With respect to the AMHA Bylaws and Registry Rules and Regulations and Rules for Hearings and Appeal a suspended horse is not an expunged horse.

Definition:
Suspension of a horse(s) refers to the status of a horse within the Registry whereas the Registry will not process any activity with respect to the records of a horse until the condition creating the suspension is resolved, either by lifting the suspension or otherwise acting with respect to the records.

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