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La Mirage Stables Ready for 2002 Season



Posted March 22, 2002
LaMirage Stables, under the direction of trainer Jason Harrell, is preparing for their 2002 season debut at the Raleigh Spring Premier Horse Show. Several transactions have taken place with Harrell as agent and new teams as well as several familiar combinations will take on the competition in Raleigh, March 20-23.

New LaMirage customers Doug and Angie Pickton, Loblolly Farm, have purchased several horses. OH Tender Moment, purchased from Erin Lupton, will be shown by their son Mitchell in the junior exhibitor hunter division. The Picktons also selected the broodmare LaMirage's Miss Poison Ivy and Angie Pickton will show her new gelding HVK Noble Class in the amateur/ladies pleasure driving division. The gelding was purchased with Sammi Hazen, of Hazen Training Stables, as agent for Soldier Creek Morgans. The two-year-old park prospect by Liberation First Star, Ladies First, was also purchased by the Picktons. Scott Thacker was the agent for former owner Tall Tails Farm.

TSL Starcraft was purchased from Margaret Van Meter by James and Shirley Harrell to show under the LaMirage Stables banner. John Hufferd, of Triumph Stables, was the agent for Van Meter.

Long-time LaMirage customers Ray and Cathy Minard, of 21st Century Morgans, sold Ultra's Untouchable to be shown by the new owners under the direction of agent and trainer Katheryn Swartz. Cathy and Leslie Minard will both be seen in the show ring this season with Treble's Double Exposure under the direction of Harrell. They will compete in the classic pleasure driving division. Leslie will also show Fletcher Flash in the classic pleasure driving division.

LaMirage customers Beth and Dennis Johnson purchased Coalition Erotica from Soldier Creek Morgans. The mare is in foal to world champion Meet The Press and is due in mid-March. Sammi Hazen was the agent for Soldier Creek Morgans.

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