With 8 broodmares, 4 studs and the addition of ten stalls dedicated to the repro program here at Scottfield, we are excited to continue to support the futures of both the Morgan and Saddlebred breeds with our breeding endeavors!
Saddlebreds: – Reedann’s After Dark (County Treasure x Top Event) – Reedann’s Girl Crush (Undulata’s Heir Apparent x A Ravishing Phind)
Morgans: – CBMF Stealing The Scene (War & Peace x FRF Stolen Moment (bhof)) – FHS Ruby ( Leonardo’s Cry x FHS Pearl) -CBMF Random Hearts (MEM Heart and Soul x Halle Berry) *on lease from DLM Morgans* -Tallulah Up Town (Town Assets x Captured Moment) – Ultra’s Special Intention (Ultra’s Special Agent x Ultra’s Miss Isabelle) – Megan’s Perfection (Treble’s Timepiece x Southview Super Megan) – Cingate Starlight Melody (Merriehill After Hours x Cingate Starry Night) *owned by the Nice Time Morgan Partnership*
Stallions: – EKL Shakedown (Centerpiece x EKL Standing Sensation) – WVS Full Throttle (Ledyard Potenza x NSM Midnight Lace) – Get Your Groove On (Get Busy x Queen’s No Mercy) – On Demand (GLB Bell Pepper x Dragonsmeade Tahari)-
Driven to victory by lifelong owner and trainer, Alicia Owens, EKL Shakedown was crowned the 2021 Park Harness World Champion at the Morgan Grand National and World Championship. Widely considered to be one of the breed’s marquis titles, this win permanently etches into the history books the beginning of this grand stallion’s legacy, with his progeny already showing that he is just as impressive in the breeding shed as he is in the show ring. Sired by the 2003 World Champion Park Saddle horse, Centerpiece, and out of a daughter of multiple World Champion Park Saddle horse, Stand And Deliver GCH, EKL Shakedown has certainly represented his royal heritage, and we could not be more proud to call this stallion our own here at Scottfield Stables.
In only their second season together, CH Ocean Eleven and Charlotte Towery we superstars at the Kentucky State Fair and World Championship Horse Show to win the Reserve World Champion of Champions title in the Junior Exhibitor Park Championship! This was a repeat of their Reserve World Championship earlier in the week. With proud (and very enthusiastic!) grand mother Brenda Helt cheering from the stands, Charlotte and “George” lit up the green shavings to put together their two best performances to date, peaking at just the right time to take on all comers in the hotly contested division. “George” certainly has a legion of fans and every single one of them is rightfully earned; he is the ultimate show horse, giving 110% every single day and looking far younger than his 15 years suggest. We sure are lucky to have this great pair, and we look forward to what the future holds!
Closing out her impressive first season as a Tournament Team member at Scottfield, 8 year old Emily Kloiber dominated in her final horse show of the season, winning the Mid Atlantic Showcase Showdown, topping her age group class on her way to ultimately winning the All Ages Championship. Paired with the many times national and world champion (and now semi-retired) Morgan show horse, Hermitage Avatar GCH, Emily was sharp in her form, used strong show ring strategy and kept her cool under pressure to bring home the trophy thats just about as tall as she is! Emily is supported by proud parents Joe & Michelle Kloiber. Special thanks to the Kielceski Family for sharing Hermitage Avatar with us!
To the hunter/jumper and dressage crowds, Saugerties is a storied grounds that is a regular and important stop on the HITS Summer Circuit in the northeast; to the Morgans and Saddlebred communities, prior to June of 2021, Saugerties was vaguely known or off the grid entirely to the saddle seat show horse industry. Show manager Tuffy Owens changed all of that when he created the Saugerties Summer Showcase out of thin air, putting together an event that left us all feeling like we had been a part of making history. For those of us who got to experience it, we witnessed the catching of lightning in a bottle. With perfect weather, amazing competition, top flight staff that included legendary horseman Nelson Green and world champion horse trainer Phil Fountain marking the cards, this show was one that combined the magical atmosphere of Devon with the New England camaraderie of Syracuse International. While we are all sad that it was a one time only event, we are glad that we got to be a part of it. And for manager Tuffy Owens, it was an opportunity to display to the entire community what he is capable of when he is turned loose and allowed to do what he does best: make memories by way of moments with our dear friends and treasured horses. UPDATE: Saugerties Summer Showcase was named the United Professional Horseman Association’s 2021 National Honor Show!!! Congratulations, Tuffy!!!!
A big shout out to the New York Morgan Stallion Service Auction on a very successful auction this year! Held in Saratoga Springs on February 1st, 2020, this is the annual fundraiser for the highly successful and lucrative program that pays back the resulting foal crop from the donated stallions with their eligible foals being able to compete to win the big pie money in both as weanlings and again as 4 year olds.
Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who put in countless hours to make this event a great one year after year, and thank you to stallion owners who donate services to support the NYSSA fundraising efforts – it all goes directly back into prize monies to be won by foals sired by stallions donated to the auction. After all was said and done, with 34 stallions in the auction, here are your top ten:
Dressed Up GCH – $6,000 Cherrydale Casanova – $3,400 Minion Millennium – $2,100 Bazinga – $1,900 CBMF Over The Moon – $1,800 Akira Derringer – $1,800 EKL Shakedown – $1,600 Dragonsmeade Sea Dragon – $1,500 Astronomicallee – $1,300 Ingate’s Eye of the Tiger – $1,300
Third and fourth generation horsemen, the long time Saddlebred enthusiasts (and mother-daughter team!) of Ashley Russo and Renna Russo have made their entrance into the Morgan community and exciting one with the purchase of the beautiful 2019 World Champion Gelding, FCM Prince Of Rock And Roll GCH. Ashley and Renna will take turns showing this effervescent superstar in the English Pleasure divisions in 2020. “Prince” is formerly owned by Lora Lyons; Tom Roesink of Grove Pointe in Hebron, OH, agent for sellers.
After submitting their applications, complete with their show records, personal history and a tryout video (which included pattern and railwork on multiple horses), 20 riders were selected for the US World Cup trials held the first weekend of December in Fulton, Missouri.
The 20 riders selected for the trials randomly drew from a pool of ten pairings of 20 horses. Audra drew the same pair of horses as the impressive riding and highly decorated Reagan Webb, the current Pleasure Equitation Triple Crown Champion.
Everyone who has been through the World Cup process will tell you that a great draw can make you and a bad draw can break you. Audra, it would turn out, didn’t get a great draw on her first horse, and got a down right unfortunate draw on the second one. With everything riding on two rail works and two patterns on these two difficult horses, Audra and Reagan were in the same bad boat together on their drawn horses.
To illustrate just how much the quality of the horses determine the outcome of the team, we will note that of the top 6 who made the team, FOUR of them shared the same two pairs of very nice horses. Victoria Walz’ partnered paired rider also made the top ten. Audra’s pair rider ended up 20th. A great rider, and a highly decorated one, her finish was a reflection of just how tough and how bad a draw the girls got.
Audra’s depth of horsemanship, mental toughness and sheer physical strength was what enabled her score in the top 6 despite her undeniably bad luck of the draw. Audra may have lived on Advil for a while, but we were all blown away with how she pushed herself over the course of the trials, and we are so very proud that her efforts that have earned her a trip to South Africa to represent her country in the World Cup. Well done, Otter!! And thank you to Heart, Quiz, Lola and Larry for getting Audra here. (Anyone who remembers Larry knows why he makes this list!)