~ The Morgan Horse ~

Educational Purpose

There are three major families of Morgans: Lippitt, Government and Brunk. Though strict family lines are often adhered to by breeders, the benefits of crossing one family with another has merit. The Lippitt Morgan was often viewed as a source of type and temperament and the so-called Golden Cross of the Morgan breed is a Lippitt Morgan bred to a Government-bred Morgan. Before modern transportation, semen transport and video cameras the "designer genes" aspect of breeding was limited to wealthier breeders or farms in close proximity. The right pairing for the perfect cross was made from a much smaller pool of local stock. Today's Morgan breeder is often faced with the difficult decision of narrowing a breeding selection when building a herd and planning foals.
                 Read about the Lippitt family at our What Is A Lippitt ? page.

JM HEadstone
Justin Morgan's Headstone
at the Randolph Center cemetery
Some Morgans from History


Cathy Serenity, a half Lippitt (Jubilee's Courage x Lippitt Robrita) was dam of Bennfield's Ace and Katy Bennfield.

Bennfield's Ace sired 62 registered Morgans, 20 colts and 32 fillies. Himself being of 1/4 Lippitt blood (Lippitt Robrita), the Government x Lippitt cross was popular when Ace was siring foals. He was crossed to the full Lippitt mares Silhouette, Lippitt Glenna, High Pastures Sharon, and to part-Lippitts like Hanover Super Love (Chasley Superman x Lippitt Ethan Georgia).

UVM Promise sired 205 registered Morgans, 100 colts and 105 fillies. Promise was 1/8 Lippitt blood (Vigilda Burkland)

Click in circles to see photos. See below to read stories about some of these horses.
Ancient Morgans
  • Billy Bodette 814 (1871) <-photo
  • Troubadour 5125 (1904) <-photo
  • Reynard 5624 (1907) <-photo

Click in circles to see photos. See below to read stories about some of these horses.
Morgans of the 30s
  • Canfield 7788 (1932) <-photo
  • Ulendon 7831 (1933) <-photo
  • Vigilda Burkland 06040 (1935) <-photo

Click in circles to see photos. See below to read stories about some of these horses.
Morgans of the 40s
  • Lippitt Mandate 8331 (1940) <-photo
  • Congo 8354 (1940) <-photo
  • O C R 9099 (1941)  <-photo
  • Corisor of Upwey 8655 (1942) <-photo
  • Bennfield 9940 (1942) <-photo
  • Upwey Ben Don 8843 (1943) <-photo
  • Pecos 8969 (1944) <-photo
  • Jubilee's Courage 8983 (1944) <-photo
  • Orcland Leader 9038 (1944) <-photo
  • Rena 07229 (1947) <-photo
Click in circles to see photos. See below to read stories about some of these horses.
Morgans of the 50s
  • Miller's Adel 09177 (1950) <-photo
  • Sealect of Wind-Crest 10427 (1950) <-photo
    • Sealect of Wind-Crest snow  <-photo
  • Foxfire 10601 (1951) <-photo
  • Gay Dancer 11012 (1953) <-photo
  • Windcrest Prima Dona 09081 (1954) <-photo
  • Gallant King 11169 (1954) <-photo
  • Waseeka's Nocturne 11181 (1954) <-photo
    • photo 2 <-photo
  • Promenade 09170 (1955) <-photo
  • Chief Red Hawk 11365 (1955) <-photo
  • UVM Cantor 11499 (1955)
    •  <-photo 1 <-photo 2 <-photo 3
  • Cathy Serenity 09518 (1956) <-photo
  • Windcrest Nancy C 09574 (1956) <-photo
  • Billy Burkland 11632 (1956) <-photo
  • Vigilmarch 12044 (1957) <-photo
  • Waseeka's Caprice 010009 (1958) <-photo
  • Foxy Sentora 010099 (1958) <-photo
  • Chasley Superman 12194 (1958) <-photo
    • Chasley Superman Ad <-photo
  • UVM Flash 12242 (1958) <-photo
    • UVM Flash at UVM <-photo
  • Orcland Dondarling 12261 (1958) <-photo
  • Double J Society Miss 010498 (1959) <-photo
  • Kadenvale Don 12346 (1959) <-photo
  • Bald Mt Ebony Knight 12373 (1959) <-photo

Click in circles to see photos. See below to read stories about some of these horses.
Morgans of the 60s
  • UVM Highlight 12984 (1960) <-photo
  • Irish Breeze 011459 (1961) <-photo
  • UVM Kathy 012431 (1962) <-photo
  • UVM Lauri 013015 (1963) <-photo
  • Katy Bennfield 013735 (1964) <-photo
  • Waseeka's Skylark 15061 (1964) <-photo
    • Waseeka's Skylark Ad  <-photo
  • Waseeka's Top Talent 15293 (1964) <-photo
  • Bennfield's Ace 15971 (1965) <-photo
  • Applevale Challenger 15982 (1965) 
      <-photo 1  <-photo 2
  • Mad River Sailor 16145 (1965) <-photo
  • Beamington 16635 (1966) <-photo
  • UVM Promise 16916 (1966) 
    • <-photo 1  <- foal photo
  • Waseeka's Moonshot 19473 (1968) <-photo

Click in circles to see photos. See below to read stories about some of these horses.
Morgans of the 70s
  • Top-T Flying Jenny 020620 (1971) <-photo
  • HVK Fieldmarch 28364 (1975) <-photo
  • Scandias Cassanova 29981 (1976) <-photo
  • Wham Bam Commmand 73299 (1979) <-photo

Click in circles to see photos. See below to read stories about some of these horses.
Morgans of the 80s
  • HVK Frango 92533 (1983) <-photo
  • Sail On Command 113367 (1988) <-photo
  • Scandia's Starry Nite 115557 (1989) <-photo


Click the selections below to bring stories of some of the horses shown above into this space:

Bennfield's Ace as told by Jann Currie
UVM Promise as told by Nancy Nard - Ragtime Morgans www.ragtime-morgans.com
Rena as told by Carol Stone - Brookstone Morgan Farm www.brookstonemorganfarm.com
Congo as told by Jann Currie - Top-T Farm and Elysian Fields www.EFJMARE.com
Foxy Sentora sent in by Jann Currie
Troubadour sent in by Jann Currie
Many thanks to the people who have generously contributed photos and stories:
AMHA Archive Cards, TMH Magazines, Jann Currie, Nancy Nard, Kathy DeFazio, Lynn Wellenstein, Sandy Williams, AMHA brochure, Marilyn Ellis, Patty Clark (Promised Land Farm)
Contemporary Morgans

Famous and family Morgans alike are all treasured friends to their owners and people close to them. Please take a moment to share their pride and these photos that they have generously allowed us to present:

Click in circle to see photo.
MORGANS of TODAY
  • Drumlin Super Speed 30629 (1976) <-photo
  • Beaming Beauty 031738 (1977) <-photo
  • Finalea Fiesta 091469 (1983) <-photo
  • UVM Springfield 109654 (1987) <-photo
  • Hillock Showson 112592 (1987) <-photo
  • UVM Tennyson 112038 (1988) <-photo
  • Equinox Kathy (yearling) 0119098 (1990) <-photo
  • The Scandinavian 128343 (1993) <-photo
  • NF Treasure Trove 0150571 (2000) <-photo
  • Belle Essence 0152493 (2000) <-photo
  • Spring Break 0153886 (2001) <-photo
  • Ensbrook Prophet 155593 (2001) <-photo
  • Aquila's ShazWham (2003) <-photo
  • Dream Royal Tiara (2003) <-photo

Many thanks to the people who have generously contributed photos and stories:
Ann Schmidt, Suzy Lucine, Carol Stone, Marilyn Ellis, Anne Wyland, Erin Silver

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