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    August 29, 2018
    Focus On The Oregon Morgan Classic
    Stable Sheet - Special Edition
    An American Legacy - The Morgan Horse
    Dwayne Knowles, our illustrious main ring Judge
    Thank you Dwayne, for all the personal touches you added
    to our show and for always being so personable & professional.
    Show Summary
    The Oregon Morgan Classic was held June 20-23, 2018 and was a big success! What a fun show! Our numbers were good (over 100 Morgans & over 30 Saddlebreds), and the show was loaded with fun events
    and good food.
    Thank you to our volunteers who all helped in putting on the show, our sponsors, horse owners & trainers, and those who came as exhibitors or just to watch. Everything seemed to go smoothly, and how wonderful it was to see so many people in the stands!
    Special thanks goes to our wonderful staff & volunteers -
    and to Nancy Eidam as our Show Chair!
    They were all truly amazing!
    Nancy, thank you for all your hard work. Your leadership &
    contributions to the show will be felt for many years to come.
    Thank you so much!
    This year we added American Saddlebred horses to our show, and I hope we made all their owners and exhibitors feel welcome. This is a change we have been discussing for several years. We have already received inquiries from Saddlebred owners asking if we will include them again next year. Our hope is that those who came enjoyed the show and will spread the word so we will see even more of them next year.
    From Nancy Eidam
    There are rave reviews coming in on the OMC Show. Everyone who was there had a great time and is already planning to come back next year.
    The success of this show was the result of the efforts of many people. Thank you's begin with our Show Manager, Joan Palelek. Her guiding efforts were everywhere throughout the show. Her Support Team: Gay Adams - Futurity, Coordination of the High Point Colorful Morgan Award, Progressive Dinner, and Vendors; Jim and Karen Breckenridge - Dressage support, horse bouncy ball relays, show decorations, transport of club trailers, and a zillion more odds and end jobs; Martha Woodland - Silent Auction and youth table; Erin Silver & Kathy Christiansen - Silent Auction items, Morgan information table and gift baskets; Diane Pixlee - youth activities and Youth of the Year; Ann Margaret Korver - points tabulation & High Point Futurity Award; Paula Hague - Show Awards, Stabling Manager, Vice-Chairman for the show, flowers in center ring; Carole Bradford for the Futurity flowers; Leslie Arnould - greenery in center ring; Gene and Kathy Van Dyke - Awards Corner and presentations; Leanne Roth and Lenore Smith - center ring attendants; Shelley Bullard - Flag Presentations; Sue Iggulden - T-Shirt decorating and ice cream social; and all the many, many folks who sponsored classes and specialty events.
    A special appreciation to our show secretary Kelly McFaul in the office who not only was superb at her job but greeted everyone with a smile and all the answers they needed. Our new Paddock Manager, Sara Stubbs was also superb and kept the show running smoothly. Pam Sandberg, our announcer and Cheryl Culwell, our Ring Steward did their usual expert jobs. Our USEF Steward, Nancy Harvey was unobtrusively everywhere doing a great job as always. Kyla and Kevin of the Oregon Horse Center staff were outstanding behind the scenes making our show a wonderful place to be throughout the week.
    If we missed getting your name listed, please know how much everyone's efforts were appreciated. This show was a wonderful "team" success event.
    Thank you to one and all!
    Winner of the Professional Incentive Bonus was Diane Pixlee
    She was there with 5 horses to show, broke her wrist/arm before the show began, and ran the Youth of the Year program. She really stepped up to the challenge, and then won the incentive bonus from the show. Hooray!
         Winner of the Owners Incentive Bonus was Sierra Breckinridge
    Another worthy winner who does so much promoting Morgans and MHAO.
    The Breckenridge family goes all out to help with the show including handling all the setup for the dressage arena and making sure the show trailers get to the show grounds. Thank you so much, and Congratulations!
    OMC was a great show this year with a full stabling area and some very full classes. The Saddlebreds were a delightful addition to the show. Everyone had a great time with lots of fun in the extra activities. Entries were represented from Oregon, California, Washington, British Columbia, Idaho, and Montana. The quality of horses and riders was top level. Several sessions found appreciative spectators filling the grandstand.
    This years show reached the goal of a family friendly, inclusive,
    and very fun show.
         Mark your 2019 calendar for June 19-22, 2019 at Oregon Horse Center for a bigger and better Oregon Morgan Classic for Morgans and Saddlebreds.
    A BIG thank you to all the folks that made the show go!
    Best sponsorship baskets ever! Thank you Kathy Christensen!
    All Set With New Signage
    Thank you Nancy Eidam!
    Let the show begin!
    Our Sponsors & Donors
    Bronze Sponsors
    Hermiston Payless Lumber
    Pape Machinery
    Cornerstone Morgans, Pam McDermott
    Vendor Package
    McConnell’s Show Horse Supply
    Cedar Ridge Gallery, Victoria Bensen
    Trafalgar – Daryl Hopson & Greg Ferguson & clients
    Lillian Smith & Cheri Vaillancour
    Paula Hague In Honor of Gayle Prochnow
    Silver Mesa Stables – Mike & Erin Silver,
    Bill & Marilyn Nicks, Vince & Kathy DeFazio & clients
    Blackburn Training & Farrier Services – Eduardo
    Zavala Sanchez & clients
    Deardorff Stables – Allison, Don & Brooke Deardorff & clients
    Far Niente Stables – Dana Paparo & clients
    Moonrune Morgans, Jim & Karen Breckenridge
    Mary Rynerson
    Illahee - Forest Nealon & clients
    Arcuri Stables - Tim, Jean & Ryan Arcuri & clients
    Northwest Morgans, Bob & Shelley Bullard
    Fire Run Farm - Kurt & Teri Rumens & clients
    C-King Morgans, Susan King
    Woodland & Woodland, Brent & Martha Woodland
    Kardia Equestrian Academy - Rhea Turner & clients
    Sunridge Morgans, Tom & Stephanie Connor
    Carolyn Bowser
    Sutton Morgans, Liz & Lou Goldmann
    Jerome Volkswagen
    Jerry & Mary Volk
    Celebrity Morgans, Lynae Ireland
    Julie Nygaard
    Rose Haven Morgans, Anne Margaret Korver
    Stone Temple Farms - Erica Parker-Trager & clients
    Mi-Su Morgans, Dr. & Mrs Don Barnes
    Beaver State Morgans, Gene & Kathy Van Dyke
    Carol Fletcher-Churchill
    Sue Iggulden
    Sea Cloud Morgans, Catherine Cloud
    Altair Morgans, Diane Pixlee
    Debbie Sieverkropt
    John Shaver
    Roundabout Stables, Danette & Hal Cook
    Jesse Fetter
    Roseridge Morgans, Gloria James
    Mike & Sally Ladd
    Sunchaser Morgans, Dallas & Kai Bolen
    Thank you so much!
    And thank you to all our
    Silent Auction Donors & Bidders too!
    Patron - Pacific
    Patron - Willamette
    Patron - Evergreen
    Corporate - Bronze
    Silent Auction Donors
    MHAO Stallion Auction
    Crown Morgans
    Sara Breyman
    Julie Nygaard
    Grace Perkins
    Chateau Bianca
    McConnell's Horse Show Supply.
    So nice to have a tack store right
    where you need it to be.
    Always great to have them
    join us.
    Victoria Benson brought her wonderful Southwest themed store, Cedar Ridge Galleries. She features jewelry, saddle pads, signs her husband makes, place mats, pottery, and so many other things.
    Very fun!
    There were information tables for the
    Morgan horse and American Saddlebreds.
    And for Mary Rynerson's new business,
    Equine BioSciences.
    Another view of Cedar Ridge Galleries as well as the concourse where the relay races were held.
    It was great to see Linda Lowry again.
    She brought her beautiful art work
    featuring Saddlebred horses.
    Barb Smith came representing
    Dark Horse Pulse Therapy, good for horses, people, and pets.
    We kept her busy!
    A Few Stall Set-ups
    And the race is on!
    The Bouncy Ball Relay Races held
    on Friday Before the Evening Session
    David Silver's face
    says it all!
    Go David!
    Michelle Osburn getting some tips from Carol Fletcher- Churchill while Julie Nygaard looks on.
    If we had been set up for it, Myckayla Shaver would have won the award for the highest bounce.
    Lenore Smith
    Carol Fletcher-Churchill
    Tired steeds.
    Greg Ferguson and
    Suzanne Haberek
    We won!
    I wish I had a picture of everyone who participated.
    Such fun!
    MHAO Breeders' Cup Futurity
    This is what I could find. If I missed you, please send me pictures with names and a comment and I will add them to a revised issue.
    Send to Gay Adams, sunstonemorgans@comcast.net.
    Futurity High Point Winner
    Winning the most points
    over the full 5 yr Futurity Program
    Diane Pixlee - Altair Rising Star
    This award was established by
    and donated by
    Anne Margaret Korver
    Thank you Margaret!
    Debbie Sieverkropp (L) and Diane Pixlee (R)
    RBF Maverick won his qualifying 2 yr old stallion futurity class as well as the 2 yr old Futurity Sweepstakes Champion. He is shown by Rhea Turner and is
    owned by Traci Coltrane.
    (AFF Leroy Brown x RBF Gracious Me)
    Reserve Sweepstakes Champion was
    Roseridge Mizjestic
    owned by Gloria James
    Diane Pixlee broke her arm just before the show started. Sierra Breckenridge
    stepped forward to help Diane by riding Altair Protege in the 3 year old
    Hunter Pleasure Futurity class.
    (MSV Shooting Star x
    NF Porche Carrera)
    Leanne Roth pictured with her wonderful gelding, Sea Cloud Second Chance.
    Chance placed 2nd in the 3 yr old Futurity Western Pleasure class and won the 3 yr old Futurity Hunter Pleasure class.
    (Salem Command x JMF Irish Windsong)
    Akira Embellished is the Futurity Yearling Sweepstakes Champion. Owned and bred by Leslie Arnould -
    (HVK Bell Flaire x SSLLC In Vogue)
    Reserve Yearling Sweepstakes Champion was HFM Last Tango
    (Hollywood Godfather x HFM Sophisticated Lady) owned by Carole Bradford
    A better picture showing Leanne
    and Chance.
    Emma Downtown won the 2 yr old mare Futurity class. She also won the 2 yr old Mare OMC halter class and was OMC's Show Champion Mare.
    GHM promise de Amor is owned by E Janet Harrell, Green Hill Morgans and shown by Eduardo Zavala Sanchez of Blackburn Training. Promise is by OTM Total Eclipse out of Futurity's Molly. He won the Futurity Yearling Colt class. He also won the OMC Yearling Colt class and was OMC's Reserve Champion Stallion.
    I couldn't find pictures for all the Futurity horses at the show.
    If you have pictures you would like added, please send them to
    Gay Adams, sunstonemorgans@comcast.net.
    We will make a revised edition to include you.
    Colorful Morgan Award
    The Colorful Morgan Award and a check for $500 went to PL Dancing With Angels owned and ridden by Erin Silver. The award & prize money came from a donation from the Nancy Falk Trust. This
    is the first year of 14 this award has
    been given.
    Thank you Robbie Falk & Kathy DeFazio for your donation on behalf of the
    Nancy Falk Trust. Kathy, thank you for all your hard work in pulling this together!
    The perpetual and individual awards are beautiful.
    This award is for the highest scoring colorful Morgan (specified as Palomino, Grey,
    Pinto, Cremelo, Buckskin, & Perlino) at the show.
    This award is given in honor of Nancy Falk.
    Congratulations to the OMC
    Hi-Point Winners
    Saddle Seat - Morgan Underwood
    Hunter Seat - Marcy McGregor
    Western Seat - Tatyanna Carr
    Overall Junior Hi-Point - Tatyanna Carr
    Walk Trot Champion - Lucy Fetters
    Walk Trot Reserve Champion - Taylor Tatum
    Versatility - Hijo De Valdez
    Working Western - Hijo De Valdez
    Great Job!
    Does anyone have pictures of our Hi-Point winners receiving their awards or of our Youth activities? If so please send them to Gay Adams, sunstonemorgans@comcast.net. I will issue a revised issue.
    Judges Choice - Lucy Fetters
    Pictured on Sacred Path Fortune owned by Nancy Eidam, Crown Morgans
    Youth Of The Year
    The OMC Youth of the Year contest consists of 4 segments: a judging contest, an impromptu speech,
    a written test, and the completion of a horsemanship pattern. Our winners received a beautiful plaque
    type award with room for them to insert a picture, gorgeous new ribbons, and coolers to those winning first and second place. Our thanks to Diane Pixlee
    for all her hard work in putting this competition together, and for a donation from
    the Nancy Falk Trust to help cover the cost.
    I am looking for pictures of our Youth of the Year competition or other Youth activities. If you have some, please send them to Gay Adams at sunstonemorgans@comcast.net. I will include them in a revised edition.
    And the winners are -
    1st Place Senior - Grace Martin
    1st Place Junior - Mckayla Shaver
    2nd Place Junior - Cassidy Moore
    3rd Place Junior - Lucy Fetters
    MHAO offers $400 in reimbursement toward its winner's over 14 years
    of age who scored 800 or more to go toward their expense of going
    to the Nationals to compete in the Youth of the Year contest
    representing the Oregon Morgan Classic show.
    This reimbursement only applies if they compete in the Youth of the
    Year contest at Nationals.
    If more than one contestant represents us, the amount will be
    divided between them.
    Exhibitors & Attendees
    Thank you to everyone who came!
    Do you have pictures from the show
    that are not included here?
    Send them to me & I will include them
    in a revised issue.
    Send to sunstonemorgans@comcast.net.
    Shannon Harper riding Argosy and winning the Road Hack class. This was Argosy's first show under saddle.
    Argosy won his halter class and was the show's Champion Stallion. Congratulations!
    Leanne Roth on Sea Cloud Second Chance. Doing great on his first Morgan show under saddle.
    90 year old lifelong cowboy Bill Nicks giving Jeff Carlson tips on the correct
    way to hold the reins.
    I am thinking that sometime soon we will
    see Jeff riding at our shows.
    Maggie Arnould celebrated her
    birthday at the show. Pictured
    here with her Dad, Dustin Arnould.
    Debbie Sieverkropp, Daryl Hopson, and Diane Pixlee enjoying the good food at the "Feed Room Restaurant" inside
     the Oregon Horse Center.
    It is nice to have friends that will pull your hunt boots off — Emily Carlson and Erin Silver. Those boots were tight!
    Crown Wickedly Good debuted in Saddle Seat this year. Owned by Dallas Bolen with Eduardo Zavala Sanchez up.
    Julie Nygaard is up on her beautiful mare, Everwood Belle Damoiselle. Pictured here with trainer Michelle Osburn, Becky Bourgazas and Irene Aiken-Ferguson.
    Sierra Breckenridge and Julie Nygaard sharing a wonderful VooDoo Doughnut!
    VooDoo Peanut Butter & Chocolate
    Sierra brought a bunch of doughnuts
    for all to enjoy.
    Thank you Sierra!
    Taylor Tatum won the Western Pleasure
    Walk-Trot call for 11 & under and was Reserve Champion for the
    Hi-Point Walk-Trot award. Congratulations!
    Martha Woodland on
    MEM Bacardi CH
    The Silver Mesa Gang led by Erin Silver
    Shannon Harper and Kerry Treasure. Treasure won her halter class and was the Reserve Champion Mare for the show.
    Kathy Carlson thanks all her Astoria gals for their help fixing her bun!
    Friends helping friends!
    Helpers are Julie Nygaard and
    Irene Aiken-Ferguson.
    The finished shot!
    You wondered how they got that shot with all those ears forward?
    With all the commotion going on behind the scenes, don't you wonder what all those horses are thinking?
    Our future.
    AW Minutes To Midnight and Tatyana Carr. 
    Congratulations on your Equitation Championship. 
    Thank you to Sierra Winona and Dawn Storey on an impeccable turnout for Rally.
    Tatyana was also the Hi-Point show winner in Western Seat and Overall Jr. Exhibitor.
    David Shahon on Belleridge Lucy
    with Kim Shahon and son Jack Shahon.
    The Kardia Team. Rhea Turner has a wonderful group of young riders.
    From Rhea Turner -
    Even though a little disappointed we tore down decorations and ribbons before I got the final picture .....9 horses, 4 day show and a lot of fun! Huge shout out to the Team! Thank you and Love you all! Big thank you to Sierra Winona - you are amazing, I could not have done it with out you!! And Kallie Loreman, Tatyana Carr, Megan Kernan, Dawn Storey, Abby Jordan, The Carr Family, Jodi Johnson-Lilke, Julia Pavlosek and many more for all the help and Support this week. I’m very proud of Team Kardia!
    4 grand champions 1 reserve grand champion and 8 blues!!
    Stephanie Connor driving Cherished King.
    Accompanied by Tim Arcuri.
    Devin Cruickshank's first time on a hunter with Erin Silver & Emily Carlson
    coaching. Devin is up on the very
    patient BLF Mission Impossible CH.
    Sunchaser Morgans - Dallas Bolen & Team
    Devin Cruickshank on Neariver
    Savannah Miss
    Lana Jackson driving Crown Beaudacious.
    2 year old Sutton Terra Cotta is excited about being at the show. Led by Dallas Bolen, owned by Liz Goldmann. He won his 2 yr old gelding halter class and was Reserve Champion Gelding for the show.
    Shelley Bullard
    Siena Williamson on Seasons Classic Black won the Morgan English/Hunter Pleasure Championship.
    Steven & Megan Gallagher
    Stephanie Connor driving the fabulous Festival Calypso GCH with Tim Arcuri.
    Megan Gallagher on Hijo De Valdez
    winning the Hi-Point awards for
    Versatility & Working Western
    Jaxon Craddock knows
    where to find something to eat!
    Kelly McFaul is our Show Secretary. Greg Ferguson found out she will strong arm you if she needs to.
    I wonder who won?
    Natalie Woodland on Baccarat's
    Street Smart
    Fire Run Team led by Suzanne Haberek for Kurt & Teri Rumens
    Susan Young on WRR Glamour Shot
    Emily Carlson on BLF Mission
    Impossible CH
    Kayla Powlesland on Canabar Nickelback representing Fire Run Farm.
    Erin Silver, coaching Kathy Christensen with good humor.
    Jim Breckenridge had a great show on Rosehaven HC Korver
    Julie Billington with Reanna Fox with
    Arcuri Stables
    Tatyana Carr on QVM National Treasure
    Cassidy Moore on Firecrest Penultimate
    owned by Holly Gellner
    Eduardo Zavala Sanchez with the Blackburn Training Group & friends
    Presley & Taylor Tatum
    with Adrenalin Rush
    (R) Presley watching big sister Taylor show
    Lenore Smith on Gordels
    Black Witha Twist.
    Lucy Fetters and Justine Rodriques
    ready for the Partners class
    Megan Gallagher and her Grand Finale Stables Team
    Charles Connor driving WS Corajus Teddy Bear
     with Greg Ferguson.
    Jaxon Craddock riding Casablanca's Fortune Teller. Jaxon loves riding saddle seat and is looking forward to moving on to Walk/Trot.
    Michelle Osburn showing Everwood Belle Demoiselle owned by Julie Nygaard
    Allison Gillard riding UVM Kalahdin
    owned by Rebecca Smallridge
    Kim Shahon on Crown Aristocrat
    Kallie Loreman won the ASB Counry Western Pleasure Class riding
    Doubletrees After Five.
    Father and daughter. Sierra Breckenridge riding ATMF Exclamation and Jim Breckenridge on Rosehaven HC Korver.
    Mercy McGregor on Haute E Ticket
    Kayla Powlesland riding Ledyard's Love Talk owned by William Mullady.
    Kathy Christensen with Tomeri Nicollo
    winning Adult Showmanship
    Kathy Carlson looking good riding SA Kasmira owned by the Silvers. It's sometimes hard to get a picture of Kathy riding. She is usually the one behind the camera.
    Julie Nygaard on her new mare,
    Everwood Belle Demoiselle.
    Grace Martin - I love this picture.
    Greg Ferguson riding Crown Belle Star
    owned by Paula Hague
    Sierra Breckenridge, Leslie & Dustin Arnould, Leanne Roth and Lenore Smith.
    Just part of the Akira Morgan gang.
    Mr. Morgan himself - CRD Bugatti ridden by Shannon Turner.
    Abby Jordan on QVM These Dreams.
    She won the Morgan Hunter Seat
    Equitation Championship
    (Above) Shelley Gomavitz driving FCM Prince Of Rock N Roll CH won the Classic Pleasure Driving Open Class and was our Reserve Classic Pleasure Champion.
    (L) David Silver assisting Devin Cruickshank
     to get ready for his ride.
    Suzanne Haberek riding Double W Sweet Treat for Fire Run Farms,
    Kurt & Teri Rumens
    Mina Cox on BMF Palladium GCH
    A Kardia High Five!
    Aaron Woodland winning his Fitting & Showmanship class with SDMF Master Illusion.
    Candas Rolls on Hope Floats
    Carol Fletcher-Churchill riding
    CBMF Asirational CH
    Part of the gang at Trafalgar Stables led by Daryl Hopson and Greg Ferguson
    A Great Costume Class
    With a Disney Theme
    The winner in a wonderful class was Lucy Fetters as Ursula
    from The Little Mermaid riding Artistic Revolution.
    CZ Reins entered as Justin Morgan
    had a Horse riding Latours Out-A-Cash.
    Taylor & Presley Tatum
    representing the Fox and the Hound
    riding Adrenalin Rush.
    Julie Fetters getting ready with help from
    Diane Pixlee.
    Grace & Brooke Martin (and ?) with Relato Del Toro representing Monster characters.
    Carrot Obstacle Class
    Devin Cruickshank & Neariver Savannah Miss
    negotiating the course.
    Emily Carlson and BLF Mission Impossible, CH who will follow Emily anywhere.
    It was a memorable & wonderful show!
    This is a pictorial of the 2018 Oregon Morgan Classic. If you have corrections or additions you would like to make, please forward them to Acting Editor,
    Gay Adams at sunstonemorgans@comcast.net.
    We will include them in a revised edition.

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