Lemons Into Lemonade: how one rider turned her misfortune into a chance of a lifetime for her barnmate.

“Well folks, the highs are high, and the lows are low. After a great qualifier and a third place finish in a strong split in the Three Gaited ponies, we just got word that, after several cancelled flights and a stressful night at the airport hotel, our last ditch efforts to get Renna Russo back to the show have failed. Renna will not make it in time to show back tonight. It was not for lack of trying, and to say we are all disappointed would be a gross understatement.
But in true Scottfield spirit, Renna has offered her ride tonight to barn mate, Greysen Fors. To be clear, Greysen is not a customer. I’m fact, Greysen hasn’t ever been anyone’s customer. Greysen is the girl who has worked in the aisle her whole life, grooming everyone else’s horses for the show ring, putting everyone else’s kids in the ring, teaching the up down lessons and cleaning up after the camps. Greysen is “that kid.” Lucky for us, Greysen is also one heckuva rider, though she’s not had the opportunities to show at a level that reflects her talent and work ethic. Until now.
With a total of about 4 minutes of a practice ride at 1:00 this morning, we decided to go ahead and give this a try and have Greysen catch ride this fabulous pony back in the championship tonight!! So as we run around today trying to get clothes together for this kid, please send a kind word to one very generous, but very disappointed rider, Miss Renna Russo, and be sure to be there tonight to cheer on Greysen and the beautiful pony she gets to show, Heir Highness.
PS – Thank you, Candida Covino Aversenti, for your trust and support. Without you, none of any of this would be possible.” -Alicia Owens, Facebook Post, August 23rd

UPDATE!! Greysen showed Heir Highness back in the 3 Gaited Pony World Championship where the team ended up with the 8th place prize, and received a FIRST PLACE VOTE!!!!!!

Thank you to Saddle & Bridle Magazine for featuring this story in your monthly publication!

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Tuffy Owens honored for his ASB Rescue Volunteerism

Shout out to Tuffy Owens for receiving the 2019 Saddlebred Rescue Service Award! Every year, Tuffy volunteers to emcee the SBR Luncheon (which is an incredibly well done and important fundraising event, btw), and he’s happy to be able to do it. Thank you, Saddlebred Rescue, for doing what you do and recognizing those who help you do it. Way to go, Tuffy!

Morgan Farm Tour comes to Pennsylvania, stops at Scottfield, Broadmoor and Sunrise Stables

Morgan lovers spent the weekend of August 2nd & 3rd in Pennsylvania touring Sunrise Stables, Scottfield Stables, Broadmoor and Colonial Stables. Each farm showcased horses that repreented various breeding programs that represented their programs and show strings. Scottfield chose to represent the Dragonsmeade breeding program with Sarah Hecht’s two Morgan geldings, WC Dragonsmeade Varvatos and WC Dragonsmeade Well Player, followed by EKL On The Edge and maternal half brother EKL Shakedown, representing the Colonial Stable’s breeding program. The weather was perfect, and with over 200 people in attendance arriving by way of multiple double decker buses, the event, coordinated by Sunrise Stables’ Andrew Beiler, was a huge success!

It’s a Girl!!! ( x 2)

We are very excited to welcome to the world SFS Best Dressed and SFS Tell It To My Heart, two beautiful, healthy Morgan fillies! Best Dressed (“Zsa Zsa”) is by the many times world champion stallion, Dressed Up GCH, and out of CBMF Stealing the Scene, who is the dam of the impressive park saddle mare, Carol Dawson. TellIt To My Heart (“Violet”) is by KJM Soul Commander and out of the Centerpiece daughter, CBMF Piece Of My Heart (who is out of the full sister to Stonecroft Byzantine, Stonecroft Love Story).

Owens named 2019 AMHA Young Person of the Year

The “AMHA Young Person Award” honors one young person (under 40 years of age) who has demonstrated breed promotion and outreach through participation in events, committees, or clubs, and has noted achievements with Morgans in or out of the show ring. The nominee will also have exhibited positive personal characteristics and sportsmanship and inspired others.

Audra Lee wins the AMHA Gold Medal Finals and the UPHA Senior Challenge Cup at the 2018 Morgan Grand National and World Championship

In a hard fought battle in fields of more than 20 of the nation’s top Equitation riders, Audra Lee and her long time partner, CBMF Random Hearts GCH, came out on top in both the prestigious AMHA Gold Medal Finals and the competitive UPHA Senior Challenge Cup. Having finished in the reserve spot in both of these finals in 2017 as a 14 year old rider in her first year of eligibility, Audra was primed to take the top spot in 2018. With brilliant rail work and her signature precise pattern work, Audra was the unanimous choice in the Wednesday night AMHA Gold Medal, and then came back to win the two phase Challenge Cup Finals following an exciting four horse workout Friday afternoon. The winningest Morgan Saddle Seat equitation rider to date, Audra and “Heart” look forward to the challenge of completing the Morgan Equitation triple crown in 2019.

EKL + SFS = A Winning Combination!

Eli and Rebecca Lapp and their Colonial Stables sure have made their presence known in the Morgan community the last few seasons, and 2018 appears to be shaping up to be their best one yet!


EKL Shakedown
(Centerpiece x EKL Standing Sensation) is a 4 year old Stallion purchased by Alicia Owens as a weanling out of the Colonial Stables field in late 2014. Impressive then, and even more so now, this long legged gorgeous stallion made his show ring debut at Syracuse International, winning the Morgan Junior Park Harness in his only appearance.


EKL Sophisticated Lady
(SpiceOLife Present Tense x EKL Joyfull Vision) was a star her first time through the gate, winning the 3 year old English Pleasure at the Syracuse International Horse Show! This tall, brave bay mare gets better by the day and she has never had a bad one under saddle or in harness! Buy her now, because you won’t beat her later!

 


EKL Visualize
(Paladin Pazazz x EKL Joyfull Vision) made her saddle debut a great one, winning the Junior/Novice English Pleasure at Summer KickOff. This fancy 4 year old thinks the best and is amateur ready NOW!!

 


EKL Girl From Ipanema
(Man In Motion x Illustra Aurora) continues to be undefeated under saddle, having won both of her Park Saddle classes at Summer KickOff following her undefeated 2017 showings that culminated in her winning the 4 year Old English Pleasure Mares Grand National Title! Owned by Beth and Dave Grella of Tully, NY, this fancy mare has been brought along very thoughtfully and is ready to continue her winning ways for the amateur or junior exhibitor who likes them spicy, bright and bold!

 


EKL On The Edge
(SYP High Definition x EKL Standing Sensation) has joined the string here at Scottfield; Ashton Vattlena made the smart purchase in May, and looks forward to developing this snorty gelding to become her future English Pleasure mount.


The TEAR It Up Partnership
(Tuffy & Alicia Owens and Eli & Rebecca Lapp) welcomed a beautiful bay maternal half sister to Shakedown in May. By the multi-titled World Champion Dressed Up (Mizrahi x Unraveled (by Centerpiece)), this darling filly we are calling Everly is marked like her famous sire and we sure hope she follows his path down victory lane!

 

If you are looking for an upheaded, great thinking show horse, you would be hard pressed to beat the consistency and quality within the Colonial Stables breeding program! We haven’t had a miss here yet at Scottfield! In addition to EKL Visualize, EKL Sophisticated Lady, and EKL Girl From Ipanema, we have two lovely yearling fillies (one a full sibling to EKL Shakedown and the other out of the Park Harness Champion Super Moon) standing in the field right now waiting for your inspection! For more information on these and other EKL prefixed superstars, check out our Sales List!!

Scottfield Stables welcomes new families and new horses to the herd!

We had a busy spring and early summer here at Scottfield! April saw the arrival of two new families to the Scottfield Team. Bringing with them their eye catching giant bay show pleasue gelding, CH Thunder Over Harlem, we were excited to welcome the bold riding blonde, Lexis Budine, and her family, Kelly, Matt and Bill! Hailing from Binghamton, NY, and new to the horse show world, this dynamic team has already made a splash, earning top ribbons in giant classes at both the UPHA Chapter 14 Spring Premiere and the Devon Horse Show. We have our sights set on Louisville, and Lexis is looking forward to living at the farm this summer to practice her ringmanship skills in preparation for the big dance.

If you have been around on the New England/New Jersey circuits at all in the past ten years, you have heard the name Windy Hill Superstar announced time and again, with countless riders, as the winner of countless classes. Owned and loved by the Musolino Family from Frenchtown, NJ, “Scooby,” along with Ava’s prospect horse, Flora Anna, made the move to Scottfield in early May. With the help of her faithful equine partner and supportive parents, Amy and Rocco, Ava has gained tons of confidence and is improving by the minute! Welcome to the Team, Ava!!!

We also enjoyed some nice sales activity recently. We would like to congratulate Tuffy Owens on his purchase of Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em. “Rowdy” is a leg waving little firecracker who looks to be a top Morgan Park or English Pleasure Prospect. Only 4 years old and new to the show barn experience, we look forward to seeing what all this cool gelding has in store for us! Ashton Vattelana and Melissa Ferrere both made equine upgrades within 24 hours of one another with Ashton purchasing the gorgeous 2 year old gelding, EKL On The Edge (“Cliff”) from owners/breeders Eli and Rebecca Lapp, and Melissa purchasing the expressive hooked up bay Saddlebred mare I’m In A Tizzy from Alicia Owens just a few weeks after Alicia snagged this fancy bay mare at the Bonnie Blue horse show. Both of these owners are looking forward to watching their prospects blossom and are prepared to be involved in the rewarding process of “making” a show horse. Speaking of Eli and Rebecca Lapp, they added the incredibly well bred mare, Indian Creek Lady Elizbeth (Mizrahi x LongAcres Broadway) to their already impressive broodmare band; we look forward to seeing what “Indy” produces for their Colonial Stables program.

 

Welcome to everyone, and congratulations to all! 

 

Scottfield Teams off to a great start in 2018!

Children’s Benefit, to UPHA Chapter 14 Spring Premiere, on to Bonnie Blue, back in Pennsylvania for Devon, up to Summer KickOff and finally home from Syracuse International! Regardless the show, the results are the same: smiling, wining, dining, shopping and riding with our fair share of winning to boot, we are having a blast here at Scottfield!

New Horses, New Riders, and New Customers find their way to Scottfield!

After a very very long search, and several close-but-not-quite-perfect finds, I was able to find the PERFECT partner for horse crazy Scottfieldian, Charlotte Towery, to debut in 2018 in the 13 & Under Equitation division!! Scottfield welcomes the effervescent and multi-titled gelding, Wild I Am, to the Scottfield family. Wild his fun personality, happy expression and brave go-forward attitude, he is everything I was hoping to find for Miss Charlotte. And the best part is that grandmother, Brenda Helt, approves!!

Scottfield also welcomes the long time horse show family, the Earlywines, to Scottfield Stables. Partnered with Tango’s Supreme Kiss, (“Smooch”), for the 2018 season, Elaine’s daughter, Kimberly, will compete in the Junior Exhibitor Park division under the SFS banner. Kimberly has been a wonderful addition to the team, and is enjoying a short commute of 90 minutes that allows her to ride every weekend. Thank you to Cater Stables for suggesting Scottfield to the Earlywine’s! They fit right in here! And thank you to TJ Santaferra for helping me find both of these grand geldings for these two lovely young ladies!! Wild I Am is formerly owned by Jacquelyn King, and Tango’s Supreme Kiss is owned by the Paverd family, and is being leased for the 2018 season by Elaine Earlywine.

New to the training barn is the lovely Spice O Life Present Tense daughter, Hartland Rive Gauche. “Colette” is being prepared for the 2018 NY Sweepstakes Class. Owned and bred by Hartland Morgans of Windsor, NY, this good thinking mare continues the legacy of the solid Hartland Morgans breeding program.

We are also pleased to welcome to the pastures two yearling fillies owned and raised by Eli Lapp. “Smurfette” and “Spice” are here to decorate the field while my mare, CBMF Stealing The Scene, (“Faith”),  is off living at Eli’s, being bred to many times World and Grand National Champion Morgan Stallion, Dressed Up (Mizrahi x Unraveled). I am enjoying my regular updates from Eli on how Faith is doing, and am delighted daily by the antics of his two bay beauties here. It is always nice when friends can help each other out. Thank you, Eli and Rebecca! And if you are looking for a great young prospect, we now have these two fillies to add to our collection of top youngsters available for purchase. Please beb sure to visit our Sales List to see what we are currently offering for sale.  ~Alicia