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Penn Ohio Holds Winter Weekend and Stallion Service Auction

The Penn Ohio Morgan Horse Association held its annual winter weekend on January 29-30 in Meadville, Penn. The annual Tack Auction featured new and gently used tack sold on consignment. This sale was well attended and Skip Shenker and Lynn Peeples kept the action going while Harold Cochran took bids from the audience. 

The evening's Stallion Service Auction raised $16,000. Among the highest selling stallions were Man In Motion, Minion Millennium, Main Frame and Born to Boogie. Also included in the elite list of stallion services sold were Arboria Top Gun, Mi Black Ice, Treble's Double Exposure, Lookaway's Empyrean Light, Century Bon Jovi, Hornes Dr. Pepper, CW'S Silverwood, Nonesuch Fire N Fury, Hornes Thrill of Victory, Play The Odds, JDS Legal Enforcer and RKT Nordic Black Hawk. Funds raised from this auction will be given as prize money for a yearling sweepstakes class as well as three-year-old park saddle and English pleasure classes for any offspring of the stallions sold. These classes are held each year at the Penn Ohio All Morgan Horse Show. There were also lively bids on some "fun items" such as the world famous Julie Schmidt homemade pickles and other items donated by the club members.

On Sunday the Open General membership meeting of the POMHA was held.  Elected President was Mimi Horne, Vice President is Kent Warman, Secretary is Diane Simkins and Treasurer is Lee Sutherland. New board of directors included Tina Babnis, Kelli Dreher, Cyndi Williamson and Kathi Hummel. They will join current directors Tim O'Gorman, Skip Shenker, Lois Pitts and Steve Lehr. The club's annual Penn Ohio Morgan Horse Show will be July 1, 2, and 3, 2005, with Terry Jones Brennan officiating.

One of the items of discussion for the horse show was the $1000 raffle. Tickets are being sold by board members for the funds to be awarded in the AMHA Medal Classes at Penn Ohio. The fundraiser is designed so that the first five places in each medal class will receive $100 to use toward a college fund or for expenses to go to the Grand National. The tickets are being sold for $10 each with only 200 available. The winning ticket will receive a $1000 prize.

A delicious brunch followed the meeting and then High Point Awards were given out. The crystal awards engraved with the winners' names were well received by the recipients. A full list of high point winners and other events sponsored by Penn Ohio Morgan Horse Association can be found at

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