We are honored and pleased to announce that the popular equine magazine, The Morgan Horse, featured one of Merriewold’sÂ broodmares, Majesty My Fair Lady,Â in theirÂ February Mares Issue in the article entitled, “My Blue Hen Mare – Queen Mums”!
Wikipedia says the term â€œBlue Henâ€ means â€œa mare who has proved herself exceptional in producing high quality foals, almost regardless of which stallion might be the sire. These sons and daughters would also have an impact on the breed.â€
For the February mares issue of The Morgan Horse we asked some owners and breeders to write about their own â€œBlue Hen Mare.â€ Some of these mares are already legendary, others, we learned when we plumbed the registry database, should be.
To know horses by their show record or their production record is not the same as knowing a horse at home. Here is a close up, first person glimpse into the lives of a handful of the most consistent and predictable producers in the Morgan breed
Click on the .pdf link below to read and/or print the article.
Letter from Majesty’s breeder, Linda Rohr:
Hi Diana and Jackie,
A Morgan friend of mine emailed me the article that was in the Morgan Magazine about “Queen Mums”.Â Majesty My Fair Lady was featured with a delightful write up.Â So, I immediately emailed AMHA for a copy of that issue and it arrived today.Â I also went to your website and was pleasantly surprised to see photos of some of her produce.
There is a fondness in my heart for “Lady” as we called her.Â She was always pure elegance and class.Â My husband and I are so pleased that she became a valuable brood mare, after her show career.Â We had “donated” her to UVM, when we made the decision to find homes for all but two of our Morgans.Â It was a difficult decision, but a good one, since she produced UVM Farrah, and others, from that time forward!
Congratulations on your breeding program.Â I am excited to see that Robert Hughes bought Merriewold Flaire Lady and it will be interesting how her show career develops.Â Or is she being used as a broodmare?Â Do you know?
We have an interest in the Morgan Sport Horse too!Â My first Morgan who taught me everything was a stallion, named Mehlwood McKylo, who later went on to be a three time World Champion Jumper and one time Reserve World Champion in the late 80’s.Â He also showed at some open shows in Del Mar!Â He was my best friend for 24 years when he died at the age of 31!Â I truly miss him and the other Morgans that became a part of our family.
Our daughter showed Intrepid Bay Ruler, during her junior exhibitor years in English Pleasure.Â Arrow Hill Adonis was our main stallion who won many regional Grand Championships in Hand and Park Harness, but never was a winner at the Nat’ls.Â Third place seemed to be his “forte”.Â We had a lot of excitement with him.
I just wanted to let you know how happy we are that Lady (Majesty) has such a good home.Â Is she at Saralin now in retirement?Â She must be about 24 or so?
Good luck with this year’s show season.Â I’ll keep a watch out for Merriewold and Majesty’s produce.Â Please let me know if anything else exciting happens with any of her young ones.