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Lynn Peeples Inducted to AMHA Breeders Hall of Fame

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
The 2016 Super Convention was a huge hit for horsemen in many breeds, but for Waterford Farm it was a memorable event for a once-in-a-lifetime achievement for Lynn as he was inducted into the American Morgan Horse Association’s Breeders Hall of Fame.

As printed in the February/March issue of The Morgan Horse:

Since before he registered that first baby colt in 1977, Lynn Peeples has been a breeder; it’s in his head and obviously his heart. For almost 40 years, Lynn has been breeding Morgans for long-term advancement of the breed. He is the only Morgan breeder in history to be listed as the breeder of four World Champion Stallions, accounting for eight World Champion Stallion victories. The names Pot Of Gold, Man About Town LPS, Man In Motion and LPS The Boogie Man are not just champions, but have gone on to sire a generation of champions. Lynn has been a dedicated breeder who has continued to breed fine Morgans in pursuit of continuing the legacy of the wonderful breed of horse to which he is devoted personally and professionally.

Man In Motion

Lynn presents Man In Motion to one of his two World Champion Stallion titles.

His contributions will affect many generations of horses and horsemen as he continues to study horses, learn their strengths, and work to improve this great breed.

We are so proud of our fearless leader! Congratulations, Lynn, on receiving the recognition you so deserve!

Congratulations on these new owners!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Cherrydale Regal TouchWe were happy to match up two new owners with horses recently. Congratulations to Colleen Baptist on her purchase of CHERRYDALE REGAL TOUCH (The Master’s Touch x Cherrydale Irish Rose), a sporty 2010 gelding who was bred and owned by Robin Herrick’s Cherrydale Manor. Waterford represented both parties in this sale.

Nittanys Boogie TimeAlso finding her partner for fun and adventure was Jane Bowers, who selected NITTANYS BOOGIE TIME (Rowenda Boogie On Down x KJM Heartbreaker), a multi-titled park saddle gelding. Waterford will be putting this pair in the ring in 2016 and we’re excited about the possibilities! Former owner Michael Lee Fisher was represented by Waterford Farm, as was the buyer.

Michaelangelo finds true love!

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Cherrydale MichaelangeloCherrydale Michaelangelo (The Master’s Touch x Cherrydale Gabriella) has found his new best girl in MJ Sklenicka, Ashland, Ohio, who was represented in this sale by her trainer, Mary Carlton of Crystal Farms in Marshall, Michigan. Kathleen Peeples of Waterford Farm represented Cherrydale in this match made in heaven. We are thrilled that these two have found each other and look forward to cheering on this new team in their tricolor endeavors in the western pleasure division!

Our 2015 foals are arriving!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Our 2015 foals have arrived and it looks like it will be a banner year here at Waterford. We just love our bay filly by World Champion SpiceOLife Present Tense and out of Fair Catch, who arrived on January 25th in the very chilly early morning hours!

Then the first of our boys arrived on March 22, 2015, an adorable bay colt by The Ignitor (HVK Bell Flaire x Noble Finale) and out of Town Sweetheart, a full sister to World Champion Man In Motion.

Three days later on March 25th, we welcomed a bay colt by Town Assets and out of Sarde’s Town Flirt (Man About Town LPS x Stonecroft Shalimar). He is big and long-legged like his mama!

On April 8th, World Champion Man In Motion added another bay colt to his list of progeny, this one is out of MEM Uptown Girl. Very sweet and handsome, he has a big star and a large disconnected snip on his nose.

And we are over the moon about our beautiful black colt by Man In Black, out of Furious Love (Nonesuch Fire N Fury x Ain’t Love Grand), who arrived just a few days later.

2015 Filly (SpiceOLife Present Tense x Fair Catch)

2015 Filly (SpiceOLife Present Tense GCH x Fair Catch)

The Ignitor x Town Sweetheart

2015 Colt (The Ignitor x Town Sweetheart)

2015 Colt (Town Assets x Sarde's Town Flirt)

2015 Colt (Town Assets x Sarde’s Town Flirt)

2015 Colt (Man In Black x Furious Love)

2015 Colt (Man In Black x Furious Love)

Welcoming our first 2015 foal!

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
2015 Filly, SpiceOLife Present Tense X Fair Catch

“I can’t wait to show you how I can wave my legs!”

Sired by World Champion SPICEOLIFE PRESENT TENSE and out of Grand National Champion FAIR CATCH (Man In Motion x Honeytree’s Simply Unique), this lovely bay filly arrived today and we can’t wait to see her unfold.

Here’s to you New York

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

There’s nothing better to launch yourselves toward the Grand National that to have a spectacular show at the New York Regional in September. It’s simply a grand way to put that last bit of confidence in your team and work out any last wrinkles in your performance before heading west.

Highlighting our incredible NY Regional was Ledyard Oakley (Man In Motion x Wild Imaginings), William Haines’ stunning weanling who topped the NY SSA Sweepstakes Weanling Championship, bringing home a hefty check and a load of roses and silver for her very proud breeder/owner. Lynn really enjoys leading the babies and this filly is so very special. Her win marked a third consecutive win for Lynn in this class. Lynn also lead his own exceptional weanling, Unique (Roberto Cavalli x Honeytree’s Simply Unique) to third, as well as Titan (Town Assets x MEM Uptown Girl) to sixth place in a large, competitive group of beautiful weanlings.

Earning their way through the NY Morgan Futurity for William Haines’ Ledyard Farm were three wonderful young horses, Ledyard Maximilian (Town Assets x Mendon Belle Amie) as the winner of the Futurity Two Year Old Colts and ultimately the NY Futurity Two Year Old Championship with Lynn on the lead. His beautiful stablemate Ledyard’s Immortal Asset (Town Assets x CBMF Immortal Belle) was a star all week, kicking it off as the winner of the Yearling Fillies, then the NY Futurity Yearling Fillies and capping it off as the NY Futurity Yearling Champion. Ledyard’s Barolo (AFF Leroy Brown x Wintop’s Princes Vanity) was also victorious as the winner of the Yearling Colt class, Reserve Junior Champion Stallion and then bringing home the prize money as the NY Futurity Yearling Colt Reserve Champion to Ledyard’s Immortal Asset.

Our other in hand winners in Syracuse included ADC Man On Fire (Man In Motion x Alphastar Exotic Assets), shown by Christopher Bernard and Lynn to Grand Champion Gelding, Junior Champion Gelding, a win in Two Year Old Geldings as well as Reserve Champion NY Futurity Two Year Old and Reserve in the NY Futurity Two Year Old Colts. World Champion Ledyard’s Lucky Lucas (Astronomicallee x Graywood’s Epona) continued his winning ways as the Grand Champion Stallion, Senior Champion Stallion, and was winner of the Three Year Old Stallions. Proving he’s not just beautiful, but talented as well, this versatile young stallion was also ridden to the NY Futurity Three Year Old Park Saddle Championship by Kathleen.

Winning the Park Saddle Junior Horse was LPS Endless Love (Man In Motion x Illicit Love), another outstanding entry of Ledyard Farms. Lynn piloted this World Champion to her win and will be leading and riding her in OKC next month.

Robert Severino and EKL May Acclaim enjoyed two winning drives in Pleasure Driving Amateur and Pleasure Driving Limit Horse. This team has improved with every show and we are thrilled with their progress. May Acclaim is available for purchase, please visit our Sales Page to find out more about this nice young show horse. Also enjoying a blue ribbon drive was Cathy Miller and EKL Utopia (Man In Motion x MJL Electra), winners of the Classic Pleasure Driving Ladies, reserve in the Open and finishing up with a strong third in the championship.

Erdenheim Farm continues to enjoy a winning season with their stylish stallion Moe Tall (Man In Motion x Illustra Aurora), who made a clean sweep of the Open Park Harness division with Lynn on the lines.

HL My My (HyLee The Rage x Hip Heath Teardrop) and Kathleen have had a winning partnership for more than a decade for Holly Seavitt, and this dark and lovely mare enjoyed a win in the Western Pleasure Mares here before jogging down victory lane in the Ladies Western Pleasure Championship.

The outstanding young harness mare Portfolio (Town Assets x CHMH Grand Gift of Honey) continues to chalk up points for her sire with every appearance. Lynn drove her to reserve in Three Year Old Pleasure Driving.

Lynn had his turn and now Kathleen is enjoying showing the handsome black stallion Man In Black (Town Assets x Town Sweetheart) for William Haines’ Ledyard Farm in the English Pleasure Stallions & Geldings, where their effort resulted in a blue at Syracuse. Kathy was also in the saddle for a Reserve Championship ride in the NYSMHS SSA Park/English/Classic Sweepstakes with SSL Ultimate Design (Bellerophon x Honeytree No Illusion), who was the 2010 NY Sweepstakes Weanling Champion earlier in her career. She brought home the bacon again with Armada Captain Morgan (Treble’s Tanqueray GCH x MEM Playmate) as the NYSMHS SSA Hunter/Western Pleasure Sweepstakes Champion.

LPS Beaudacious (Bellerophon x Illicit Love) and Kathleen enjoyed one ride, but it was a good one as they won the Western Pleasure Novice horse for Cindy Fawcett.

It’s been great having Lauren Cojocar back in the saddle this season, and Lauren enjoyed two nice rides on her beautiful mare AMHF Illusion of Grandeur (HVK Bell Flaire x Delusions of Grandeur). She was reserve in both the English Pleasure Amateur and Amateur Ladies qualifiers and did not show back.

Our thanks to the show management and their hard working crew for putting on a great horse show, it was a show to remember for all of us and we can’t wait to get to OKC!

Making History at the 2014 New England Regional

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Waterford Farm and clients always enjoy the New England Regional, but this year’s historic 75th Anniversary show made every win just that more memorable.

Kicking off a tricolor week was Lynn on the lead of World Champion Ledyard’s Lucky Lucas (Astronomicallee x Graywood’s Epona) as the Reserve Grand Champion Stallion for Ledyard Farm. Lynn was right back in the ring for the Mares with LPS Endless Love (Man In Motion x Illicit Love), who captured the judges’ eye in Three Year Old Mares. This beautiful bay also trotted off with a red ribbon in Park Saddle Three Year Olds with Lynn in the irons, bested only by stablemate Nittany’s Boogie Time (Rowenda Boogie On Down x KJM Heartbreaker) with Kathleen up for Michael Lee Fisher, who went on to win the Junior Park Saddle Championship. This consistent performance winner is available for purchase! Kathleen also enjoyed a solid ride with Holeshot (Bellerophon x Fair Catch), Dick and Marlene Sluiter’s young gun who tied reserve in English Pleasure Three Year Olds.

Another great young Ledyard produced horse, Ledyard Maximilian (Town Assets x Mendon Belle Amie), marched to reserve in the Two Year Old Stallions In Hand with Lynn on the lead. Then Ledyard Rare Asset and Lynn topped the Two Year Old Geldings In Hand for William Haines, going  on to win the Junior Champion Gelding honors. Adding to the Ledyard tricolor week in harness with Nancy Flower, this sporty son of Town Assets and the HVK Bell Flaire daughter Rare Piece went second in the Two Yr Old Pleasure Driving qualifier before putting it all on the line to become the Two Year Old Pleasure Driving Champion.

Steven Handy took time out from his busy promotion of the AMHA Young Adult Alliance to drive his World Champion Bellerophon (HVK Bell Flaire x Carmen Sandiego) at Northhampton. This handsome duo won the Pleasure Driving Gentlemen, then turned in a beautiful drive in the Pleasure Driving Amateur Championship to earn a very respectable third place.

Ashley Young and Gradell Angel of Peace (Centerpiece x Gradells Seventh Angel) are a beautiful pair and they captured the eyes of the judging panel with their perfect go in the Classic Pleasure Saddle Ladies Mares.

Speedy Dragonsmeade Oberon (And The Beat Goes On x Dragonsmeade Valkyrie) and Lynn drove to the East Coast Roadster to Bike Reserve Championship after claiming reserve in their qualifier. If you have the need for speed, visit our Sales Page to read more about this outstanding gelding!

Robin & Neil Herrick’s Cherrydale Ariella (Minion Millennium x Cherrydale Gabriella) had an outstanding show with Kathleen up, taking the Reserve title in the Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship from a large field of quality horses.

The 2014 New England Regional came to a close and we are excited about taking our biggest string of the year to the New York Regional in Syracuse next month!

 

Penn-Ohio Morgan Show Rains Ribbons

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

It was a bit wet and stormy, but our Morgans are Mudders and they came through with flying colors! Leading the way was Ledyard’s Lucky Lucas as he won the Three Year Old Stallions In Hand and then bested the group as the Senior and Grand Champion Stallion for William Haines’ Ledyard Farm. LPS Forever Hopeful (Town Assets x CHMH Grand Gift of Honey), a full sister to World Champions CHMH Spice Town Girl and Portfolio, charged right through the Mares In Hand by winning her Two Yr Old class, Junior Champion Mare and then Grand Champion Mare for Ledyard Farm. Continuing Ledyard’s winning streak was LPS Endless Love (Man In Motion x Illicit Love), who captured a win in the Junior Horse Park Saddle with Lynn aboard. Another super young Ledyard entry, Ledyard’s Maximilian (Town Assets x Mendon Belle Amie) made his harness debut and was second in Two Year Old Pleasure Driving with Lynn on the lines.

Kathy enjoyed jogging to the top of the Open Western Pleasure Championship with HL My My (HyLee The Rage x Hip Heath Teardrop), Holly Seavitt’s beautiful black mare. My My was also the winner of the Ladies Western Pleasure and was second in Western Pleasure Mares.

Cynthia Brown Clark had two good rides aboard RGR Moonshadow (RGR Blue Moon x Regal Rose), winning the Hunter Pleasure Amateur Stallions/Geldings and pulling a strong fourth place in the Amateur Championship. Also enjoying success in the hunter pleasure division was Cherrydale Ariella (Minion Millennium x Cherrydale Gabriella), Robin Herrick’s gorgeous young mare who made a clean sweep of the Junior Hunter division here after winning the Junior Mares qualifier and then taking the crown in the Junior Horse Championship.

EKL Utopia (Man In Motion x MJL Electra) and new owner Cathy Miller showed them how it was done by winning the Classic Pleasure Driving Championship after earning a good reserve in Classic Pleasure Driving Mares. We know this team is heading to the stars and will enjoy every step of the way!

Cherrydale Regal Touch (The Master’s Touch x Cherrydale Irish Rose), another outstanding young horse bred and owned by Robin and Neil Herrick, made his saddle debut here and brought home two wins in Junior English Pleasure Stallions/Geldings and the Junior Horse English Pleasure Championship with Kathy in the irons. He is available for purchase and will be a great choice for a future junior exhibitor or amateur entry.

Alex & Deborah Cojocar’s home bred ADC Man Alive (Man In Motion x Queens Midori) made his saddle debut with Ashley Young to win the Junior Horse Classic Saddle qualifier, and even made an excellent showing against the senior horses in Ladies Classic Saddle. This sporty gelding is available for purchase, you can find more information about him here or by visiting his listing on MorganShowcase.com.

Erdenheim Farm LLC puts their faith in Moe Tall (Man In Motion x Illustra Aurora), and this exciting park harness stallion turns in the winning performance time after time. Lynn drove Moe to the win in Open Park Harness and then wrapped up the Park Harness Championship in fine style.

Waterford Entries Strong at the 2014 Gold Cup Regional

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Once known as the Gold Cup National Morgan Show, this long running event is held in Columbus, Ohio and features a tricolor in every class and beautiful gold cups to the winners. Waterford’s entries grabbed for the gold from start to finish, making our trip to the midwest worthwhile!

Steven Handy piloted his handsome Bellerophon (HVK Bell Flaire x Carmen Sandiego) to a win in Amateur Pleasure Driving, coming out with a strong third place ribbon in the championship behind two top world titled horses.  Picking up the speed in the Roadster to Bike was Dragonsmeade Oberon (And The Beat Goes On x Dragonsmeade Valkyrie) with Lynn Peeples, who went Reserve in the open class for Paul Callandra. Have a need for speed? Call Lynn about this fun gelding as he is available!

Lynn also had the privilege of driving Moe Tall (Man in Motion x Illustra Aurora) to the Reserve Championship in Open Park Harness after a strong reserve in his qualifier. The entry of Erdenheim Farm LLC, Moe is marching onward and getting better with every show.

Robin and Neil Herrick’s Cherrydale Manor has bred their share of World Champions, and several up and coming Cherrydale entries made victory passes at the Gold Cup this week. Cherrydale Ariella (Minion Millennium x Cherrydale Gabriella) and Kathy were the Junior Horse Hunter Pleasure Reserve Champions after a reserve in their qualifier. The stunning Cherrydale Michaelangelo (The Master’s Touch x Cherrydale Gabriella) made his debut with Kathy in the Three Year Old Western Pleasure and came out with a win. He is for sale if you’re looking for a serious OKC competitor in this division.

Kathy was also aboard Doug & Marlene Sluiter’s Hole Shot (Bellerophon x Fair Catch) when he made his saddle debut in Three Year Old English Pleasure, resulting in a reserve.

Ledyard Farm’s beautiful young dame, LPS Endless Love (Man In Motion x Illicit Love) was the UPHA Park Harness Classic Reserve Champion with Lynn on the lines.

On to the Penn-Ohio Morgan Show, a little closer to home and so much fun!

2014 Connecticut Morgan Show Shines

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

The Connecticut Morgan Horse Show at the historic Springfield, Massachusetts Big E facility is one of our favorite shows and our first June event. With just four horses in our string, we enjoyed a fabulous show and we were especially thrilled to have our own Lauren Cojocar back in the irons in the Amateur and Ladies English Pleasure division! Lauren and AMHF Illusion of Grandeur (HVK Bell Flaire x Delusions of Grandeur) won their Amateur Ladies qualifier in fine style, then carried their good luck and skill through to sop the Amateur English Pleasure Championship.

Robert Severino is enjoying the season behind EKL May Acclaim (Town Assets x Illustra Aurora), owned by Eli & Rebecca Lapp. Robert and this fancy young gelding were second in Pleasure Driving Limit Rider, then chalked up two strong third place ribbons in Amateur Pleasure Driving qualifier and Championship. This is Acclaim’s first season out of the junior horse division, where he had several impressive wins under saddle. He is available for purchase if you’re looking for a solid citizen to enjoy in the show ring.

Making his saddle debut at this show and doing it right was Michael Lee Fisher’s Nittany’s Boogie Time (Rowenda Boogie On Down x KJM Heartbreaker), a 2011 gelding with a bright future in the park division. He swept the Junior Park Saddle division at this show and we’re looking forward to his New England debut in July. Like his looks? Call us, he’s for sale!

Cynthia Brown Clark turned in three solid rides in the very competitive hunter pleasure division and secured top five ribbons in Hunter Pleasure Amateur and the Championship with her super gelding, RGR Moonshadow. Way to go, Cindy!

Gradell Angel of Peace (Centerpiece x Gradells Seventh Angel), bred and owned by Drs. Shirley and Jerome Modell of Gainesville, Florida has been successful in several different divisions. At this show, Angie and Ashley Young warmed up with a good third in the Open Classic Pleasure Saddle, then hit the mark by winning the Ladies Classic Saddle, and capped off their week as the Ladies Classic Saddle Champions. This wonderfully bred and solid performer is also available for purchase and is ready to take your amateur or lady rider to the top.

Coming up in a couple of weeks is the Gold Cup Regional Show, and we are excited about debuting some really special young horses. Stay tuned for news!