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Saddle Horse Report/Morgan Weanling Gala Performance Incentive Program is Set



The inaugural class of the Saddle Horse Report/Morgan Weanling Gala Performance Incentive Program is set.  This exciting program was launched by the Morgan Weanling Gala to recognize that the get sire by Morgan Weanling Gala Nominated Sires are much more than pretty babies.

Each year, beginning with the Class of 2014, all sons and daughters of Sires nominated for the Morgan Weanling Gala in that year are eligible to be nominated for that year’s Incentive Program.

The first son or daughter from that year to win a World’s Championship in any performance division at the Morgan Grand National will win this award.  If more than one wins in that same year, the award will be split.

The Award will be $2500 available through the gracious partnership with Saddle Horse Report PLUS 100% of the Nomination Fees received for that Class Year.  The award will be paid out 75% to then-registered owner and 25% to the nominator of the sire.

Twelve two-year olds were nominated to this inaugural class and will compete this fall for their first chance to win.  Over the next few weeks we will be meeting the twelve nominees. 

There are 3 nominees by Hollybrook Stage Rage and 3 nominees by SpiceOLife Present Tense GCH.  Of the 12 – 8 are colts (2 are full brothers) and 4 are fillies; 8 are bay, 2 are chestnut, 1 is brown, and 1 is black.  Five of the 12 did not show in the Morgan Weanling Gala.  

We hope that you are excited as we are for October to arrive and see if one or more of the 12 win this award.

 

Nominee #1

Decked Out

(Astronomicallee x Visual Addiction by The Master’s Touch)

 

Nominated, Owned and Bred by William Goebig Jr. & Dwyane Knowles, Kutztown, PA.

 

While not shown in the Morgan Weanling Gala, Decked Out is by Gala nominated sire Astronomicalle thereby making him eligible to participate in the Saddle Horse Report/Morgan Weanling Gala Class of 2014 Performance Incentive Award.  

 

This bay colt, is an excellent example, of what the SHR/MWG Performance Award is all about – an inclusive program showcasing the Gala nominated sires and proving that their progeny are more than “pretty faces”.  Decked Out began his two year old career by capturing the 2016 Southern States Morgan Horse Two Year Old Pleasure Driving Championship.

Nominee # 2

Fieldcrest Major of War

(Whispering War Chant x Sarde’s Scintillation by Lamborghini In Black)

 

Nominated, Owned and Bred by Tim & Carol Selinsky, The Stables of Fieldcrest LLC, Massillon, OH

 

This bay son of Whispering War Chant began his show career capturing third in the 2014 Morgan Weanling Gala.  He continued his show career as a yearling by winning the Yearling Colt and Junior Colt Championship at the 2015 Morgan Gold Cup and finishing at the Grand National with a top three finish in the World Champion Futurity Yearling Colt class.

Nominee # 3

Indian Creek Master Chief

(Hollybrook Stage Rage x Long Acres Broadway by Tug Hill Whamunition)

 

Nominated, Owned and Bred by Russell & Jeanette Quillot, Indian Creek Morgan Farm, Columbia City, IN

 

The first nominee by Hollybrook Stage Rage and out of the World Champion mare, Long Acres Broadway, this bay colt finished in the top ten at the 2014 Morgan Weanling Gala.  With his pedigree, he should have many blues in his future. 

Nominee # 4

Indian Creek War Paint

(Hollybrook Stage Rage x Long Acres Broadway by Tug Hill Whamunition)

 

Nominated and Bred by Russell & Jeanette Quillot, Indian Creek Morgan Farm, Columbia City, IN

Current Registered Owner – Karen Ann Hansen, Pewaukee, WI

Full brother to fellow nominee, Indian Creek Master Chief, this bay colt is another nominee that did not show in the Gala but by virtue of being sired by Gala nominated sire, Hollybrook State Rage, is eligible for the Class of 2014 Performance Incentive Award.

Nominee # 5

Intense

(SpiceOLife Present Tense GCH x S&R’s Mephisto’s Waltz by Minion Valentino)

 

Nominated and Owned by Roxanne Sardelli, Clayville, RI.

Bred by John & Belle Hufferd, Triumph Stables, Roanoke, IN.

 

One of three nominees by the late World Champion SpiceOLife Present Tense GCH, this gorgeous black filly hit the show ring at the 2014 Morgan Weanling Gala and has not looked back.  She was the 2014 Morgan Weanling Gala Champion amassing the highest score to date.  She followed this up with winning the Jr. Champion and Grand Champion Mare at New England as a yearling in 2015 and finished strong at Grand National as Reserve Grand National Filly, Reserve World Champion Futurity Yearling Filly and Reserve World Champion Junior Mare.  She continued her promising career in 2016 at Morgan Gold Cup being crowned Junior Champion Filly and Reserve Grand Champion Mare.

 

Nominee # 6

Merriehill Moonshine

(Hollybrook Stage Rage x Cingate Starry Night by Astronomicallee)

 

Nominated and Bred by Merriehill Farm, Inc, Stan & Paulette Bodnar, Maregno, IL.

Current Registered Owner – Merriehill Farm, Inc & Cumberland Mountain EQ., Inc. Marengo, IL.

 

The third nominee by Hollybrook Stage Rage, this chestnut colt finished fourth in the 2014 Morgan Weanling Gala.  Out of the World Champion mare, Cingate Starry Night, this colt has the pedigree to make many trips to the winner’s circle.

Nominee # 7

Miss Velvet Brown

(SpiceOLife Present Tense GCH x Futurity’s Velvet Vicki by Futurity’s Noble Mark)

 

Nominated and Owned by Bruce Hall, Springfield, IL.

Bred by Chris & Janet Morris, Paradise Morgans, Centerville, MA.

The second of three nominees by the late World Champion SpiceOLife Present Tense GCH, this dark brown filly skipped the 2014 Morgan Weanling Gala and instead captured the 2014 Jubilee Futurity Weanling Champion Filly and returned in 2015 to top fellow nominee, SLB Gordon Girl, for the 2015 Jubilee Futurity Yearling Champion Filly.  She went on to compete at the Grand National and completed the trio of fillies (who are all nominated for the Performance Incentive Award Class of 2014) who ended in a “perfect” three-way tie for the Grand National Yearling Filly title where SLB Gordon Girl came out on top with Intense - reserve, and Miss Velvet Brown third.

Nominee # 8

Must Be Revealed

(Cingate Revelation x Must Be Fate by Serenity Masterpiece)

 

Nominated and Owned by Kobylar Morgans, LLC, Joseph & Elizabeth Ciccone, Guilford, CT

Bred by Dennis Bontrager, Middlebury, IN.

This bay colt finished in the top five at the 2014 Morgan Weanling Gala.  Sired by the 2007 WC Pleasure Driving Two Year old, Cingate Revelation, this colt started his two year old campaign by capturing the blue in the Two Year Old Pleasure Driving Stake at Connecticut All Morgan.

Nominee # 9

Playmor’s Andretti

 (SLB DaVinci x Chantico by Mizrahi)

 

Nominated and Owned by Sheryl Bartolucci, Penn Valley, CA.

Bred by Sammi Hazen, Lexington, KY.

Playmor’s Andretti is another nominee that didn’t show in the Gala but is by Gala nominated stallion, SLB DaVinci, and therefore, eligible for the Performance Incentive Award.  This bay colt started his show career in 2016 with a win at Prairie State in Two Year Old Pleasure Driving.

Nominee # 10

Rivergate Asteria

(The Ignitor x FRF Curtain Call by Serenity Masterpiece)

 

Nominated, Owned and Bred by Jacqueline & Stanley Mills, RiverGate Farm & Vineyard, Goldsby, OK.

This bay filly rounds out the nominees that did not show at the Gala, but is by Gala nominated stallion, The Ignitor.  With her lineage, Rivergate Asteria should have no trouble finding the winner’s circle. 

Nominee # 11

SLB Gordon Girl

(SLB DaVinci x Kim’s Bellegante by HVK Bell Flaire)

 

Nominated, Owned and Bred by Sheryl Barolucci, Penn Valley, CA.

 

This lovely bay filly was reserve to fellow Performance Incentive Award Class of 2014 nominee, Intense, in the 2014 Morgan Weanling Gala.  The two, along with another Class of 2014 nominee – Miss Velvet Brown, battled it out in a “perfect” three way tie at the 2015 Grand National with SLB Gordon Girl coming out on top as Grand National Yearling Filly, World Champion Futurity Yearling Filly, and World Champion Junior Mare.  

Nominee # 12

VDM Intense

(SpiceOLife Present Tense GCH x Vanessa Queen by Minion Millennium)

 

Current Registered Owner – Denise M. Steinhauer, Madison, WI.

Bred By Verlin D. Miller, Goshen, IN.

Nominated by Merriehill Farm, Maregno, IL.

This chestnut colt, the third nominee by the late World Champion SpiceOLife Present Tense GCH, was a mere 8 weeks old when he showed in the 2014 Gala.  A crowd favorite with his bold attitude, this spitfire finished in the top ten and has a bright future. 

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