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FOUR HORSES: FOUR WORLD TITLES The 2012 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show in Oklahoma City was a wild success for Rick and clients. Leading the pack was the elegant 10 year old stallion HOLLYBROOK TOUCHE (Futurity French Step Right UpCommand x Bery Banke Arboria), who completed his very first year ever in the show ring by winning the Open Western Pleasure World Championship in grand style for his owners, Stacey Resler and Jim Little of Manasota Morgans in Bradenton, FL. Touche was the epitome of finish as he had a flawless ride and was unflinching in his very first spotlight victory pass. Also making a World Champion victory pass in her first year in the ring was STEP RIGHT UP (Cartier x Tara's Sienna), who started her week by winning the Three Year Old Western Pleasure Mares Grand National Championship and followed it up with the World Futurity Three Year Old Western Pleasure Championship for Rick, her owner/trainer. This sensational mare caught the attention of Jan and Rick Lindeberg of Timnath, CO, who took this very special mare right home to be her Jan's new ladies/amateur horse under the direction of Equinox Fear ThisShaughnessy Morris. TFF SeleneLori Sargeant's beautiful and dependable TFF SELENE (LPS The Boogie Man x Oak Grove First Lady) warmed up with a Top Five placing in the World Champion Trail Horse class, then won her Four Year Old Mare Western Pleasure Grand National Championship before wrapping up her week as the Four Year Old Western Pleasure World Champion. And finally, Daryl & Kathy Pierce's steady and stunning gelding EQUINOX FEAR THIS (Issues 'N Answers x Equinox Pollyanna) finished close to the top of a very large, tough class to be named Gentlemens Western Pleasure Finals Reserve Grand National Champion. Oliver's big win did not go unnoticed, as he was selected by Shanti Rood of Oklahoma City to be a safe and competitive mount under the direction of new trainer/agent Christina Stewart-Mitchell of Elkhorn Creek in Guthrie, OK.

Equinox Fear ThisEquinox Fear ThisTHE SUMMER'S END HORSE SHOW is right here close to home in Ocala and is a great place to have fun and try out new horses or new classes. Kinzu Morgans' solid citizen EQUINOX FEAR THIS (Issues 'N Answers x Equinox Pollyanna), pictured left with Marta and right with Alix) put his hoof into the water in the amateur division and made a Morgan fan out of long-time Arabian owner Marta Wasiak by jogging her into theReserve Champion honors in the Amateur Western Pleasure in a last minute catch ride. "Oliver" also won the Western Pleasure Ladies Amateur class and was second in Ladies Western Pleasure with Alixandra Mitchell up. He finished out the show with Western Pleasure Open Reserve Championship with Rick in the saddle. The stunning four year old stallion RIGHTEOUS (SpiceOLife Right Answer x Arboria Champagne), owned by astute breeders Mary Geisler of Ocala and Marilyn Esteb of Larkspur, Colorado won the Four Year Old Western Pleasure qualifier and the Junior Western Pleasure Championship with Rick aboard. Next stop...Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show in Oklahoma City!

THE JUBILEE REGIONAL in Springfield, Illinois is frequently referred to as "the little Grand National" and with good reason.Hollybrook Touche Top barns from acrossthe country collect here to secure their last requirements to qualify for the Grand National in October. Attending this year's Jubilee under the Gervasio banner were Manasota Morgans' HOLLYBROOK TOUCHE (Futurity French Command x Bery Banke Arboria, pictured left) and Lori Sargeant's 2011 World Champion Western Pleasure 3 Year Old TFF SELENE (LPS The Boogie Man x Oak Grove First Lady), now 4 yrs old and ready to finish out her junior career in style. Both charges won their qualifiers and were Open Western Pleasure Grand Champion and Junior Western Pleasure Champion respectively. Rick also was the winning bidder on the stunning 3 year old mare STEP RIGHT UP (Cartier x Tara's Sienna), and wasted no time in qualifying her for Oklahoma with a ribbon in 3 Year Old Western Pleasure. Next stop...Summer's End Horse Show in Ocala!

RighteousUDM High WatersTHE BLUEGRASS CLASSIC was hot, hot HOT in temperatures and competition. Making a strong debut was the beautiful entry of Marilyn Esteb's Stone Pine Farm and Mary Lynn Geisler's SpiceOLife Morgans, RIGHTEOUS (SpiceOLife Right Answer x Arboria Champagne) is a beautiful four year old stallion that was the product of the collaboration of these two long-time Morgan breeders. He was reserve in the four year old qualifier, then settled in to take Junior Horse Western Pleasure Championship. Also making a victory pass in his very first performance class was UDM HIGH WATERS (Sharp Dressed Gentleman x Shahaylee), pictured right, winner of the Western Pleasure Novice. This splashy three year old stallion is owned by Mike & Karen Burridge of Upsondowns Morgans in Gainesville, FL. Next stop...Jubilee Regional Championship in Springfield, Illinois!

TFF SeleneHollybrook ToucheTHE GOLD CUP REGIONAL was a show packed with spectacular new entries as well as reigning WorldChampions with over 550 horses entered, making every win an accomplishment. Jim Little and Stacy Resler's rising star HOLLYBROOK TOUCHE (Futurity French Command x Bery Banke Arboria) showed his Southern States wins weren't just a fluke as he repeated them in Columbus with wins in Open Western Pleasure Stallions & Geldings and the Western Pleasure Open Grand Championship. Lori Sargeant was pleased to be in her home state to receive the accolades with her homebred RWC TFF SELENE (LPS The Boogie Man x Oak Grove First Lady), pictured left, as the Junior Western Pleasure Champion and winner of the Four Year Old Western Pleasure. We'll post photos as soon as we have them from Howie. Next stop...Bluegrass Morgan Classic in Lexington!

Rick was recently featured in Horse Show Wire's June 2012 issue. To see his article, click HERE.

CONGRATULATIONS to Eleanor Colledge of Jacksonville, FL on her purchase of WRR EL DORADO (Hillock Showson x Bear's Covergirl) from Rocky & Diana Schliefer of Wild Rose Ranch. We wish you many happy hours in the saddle with this wonderful gelding!

TFF SeleneHollybrook ToucheSOUTHERN STATES REGIONAL was a rewarding trip to Raleigh for the Gervasio horses. Leading the pack in his stunning debut as the winner of the Open Western Pleasure Stallions & Geldings and the Western Pleasure Open Grand Champion was HOLLYBROOK TOUCHE (Futurity French Command x Bery Banke Arboria), pictured right, with Rick up for Stacey Resler and Jim Little of Manasota Morgans. On hand to enjoy his tricolor appearance was proud breeder Joyce Metters, who was his biggest fan. Falling in linebehind Touche with another winning week was stablemate RWC TFF SELENE (LPS The Boogie Man x Oak Grove First Lady),pictured Equinox Fear Thisabove left, Lori Sargeant's Junior Western Pleasure Champion and winner of theJunior Horse Western Pleasure as well as the Open Trail class and the SpecialtyWestern In Hand. This is a versatile 4 year old mare who has her sites on a return trip to OKC this fall. Also turning in a nice performance in Gentlemen's Western Pleasure for the reserve was Daryl and Kathy Pierce's nice EQUINOX FEAR THIS (Issues 'N Answers x Equinox Pollyanna), pictured bottom left. Next stop...Columbus, Ohio and the Gold Cup Regional!


REGION 12 ARABIAN CHAMPIONSHIP in Perry, GA found GF JULLYENS JOY (Jullyen El Jamaal x Orchid of Rohan) in the winner's circle in the Trail Horse Championship, while son JOYS SAHARA SON finished Top Five 3 Year Old Western Pleasure Futurity. This outstanding young stallion is following in his sire's winning hoofprints for owner Susan Lee of Nighthawk Arabians in Farmville, NC.

Hollybrook ToucheCONGRATULATIONS to Stacey Resler and Jim Little of Manasota Morgans in Sarasota, FL on their purchase of the beautiful stallion HOLLYBROOK TOUCHE (Futurity French Command x Bery Banke Arboria). A maternal brother to World Champion sire HOLLYBROOK STAGE RAGE, Touche arrived in Ocala in February from breeder Joyce Metters of Hollybrook Farm in Lexington, NC and immediately caught the eyes of Jim and Stacey. Watch for the debut of this exciting stallion at the Southern States Regional!

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CITRUS CUP REGIONAL 2012 Jogging in for the wins in both the Open qualifer and the Championship was Daryl and Kathleen Pierce's elegant gelding EQUINOX FEAR THIS (Issues 'n Answers x Equinox Pollyanna) with Rick aboard. Kinzu Morgans is very proud of this guy and they would be very happy to share him with you! He is featured for sale on our Sales page and in the Saddle Horse Report. Also coming home with a tricolor ribbon was Lori Sargeant's lovely RWC TFF SELENE (LPS The Boogie Man x Oak Grove First Lady), who is every bit as wonderful as a 4 year old as she was as a 3 year old. Next stop...Southern States Regional!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Louis Fox of Taconic, CT on his purchase of JOY'S JULIETTE (GF Jullyens Joy x Echo of Rohan), pictured at right, a beautiful winning Arabian western pleasure mare. Already a Regional Futurity Western Pleasure Champion and recently the Arabian ATR Western Pleasure Champion at the 2012 Jubilee of Breeds Show, we wish Louis and Juliette the best of luck in their new career path together.

Welcome to ROXANNE SARDELLI GREENWAY and her SARDE MORGANS! We are very excited to welcome two beautiful prospects from the World Champion producing breeding program of Sarde, a lovely 3 year old mare, SARDE'S SEDUCTION (KDS Star Wars x Treble's Tainted Love) is learning her new trade and looks to be a very quality prospect for the western pleasure division. A step ahead of her, SARDE'S ROCK OF LOVE (Lamborghini in Black x Treble's Tainted Love) is a 2008 gelding with a pocketful of personality and a lope that will take him to the top of his class. Watch for these two youngsters in the coming months.

Welcome to LAURIE AND BRYCE FAUST and their MLB MORGANS! Making the trek from the west coast of Florida in Port Orange was MLB THEDRAMA QUEEN(Hollybrook Stage Rage x MLB The Madame), a 2009 buckskin mare with a wonderful pedigreeand a world of potential. Thank you to Bryce and Laurie for entrusting us with the lovely colorful daughter of your most cherished mare.

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