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Wicked; owned by Dennis & Gen Hayes, ridden by
Rhys Kendell. Photo by Karie Elizabeth






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The CMHA EC Committee is comprised of a Chairperson and Representatives from each CMHA Zone across Canada. The Chairperson acts as a liaison between Equine Canada and the Canadian Morgan Horse Association. The purpose of this committee is to act upon all matters of a local, provincial, national or international nature (EC, CMHA and non-EC matters) affecting the Morgan breed including but not limited to: Rules for showing Morgans, Shows in Canada, Morgan classes in Canadian Shows, EC Morgan Judges, Officials, clinics etc. Any additional items regarding officials, shows, exhibitors, rules, owners, horses in competition and the Morgan breed etc. should be directed to the chairperson.

EC Chairperson: Dawn Brown, 222 Route 870 Collina, NB E5P 1P8 506-433-5725

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Breed Sport News

2016 EC Breed Sport Morgan Of The Year – Attn Postmaster & Mackenzie Collins

(Cedar Creek Harlquin x Saddletime Scarlett O'Hara)


Attn Postmaster is a 16 year-old Morgan gelding by prolific Morgan stallion Cedar Creek Harlequin. “Prince” was purchased by the Collins family as a junior exhibitor mount for Mackenzie in the spring of 2012. Since then Prince and Mackenzie have earned numerous championships in both hunter pleasure and equitation in Ontario and the USA. They have been the recipients of over a dozen CMHA Provincial and National Champion honours. Prince is also one of the few horses to earn not one, but two of the coveted Horse Show Wire Best Performance of the Show awards. 2016 marked the pair’s foray into the highly competitive amateur division.

“I’m so thankful to have such a wonderful partner. It is because of him that I am the equestrian I am now. Prince may be the Morgan Horse of the Year but he is my horse of a lifetime. Thank you to everyone who has helped us reach this incredible milestone, especially my amazing and supportive parents. I’m truly blessed.” Mackenzie Collins


2015 EC Breed Sport Morgan Of The Year – Tamrac's Enzo & Emilie Wendland

(BMF Up Beat and Smokin x GVA Captiva Command )

The Canadian Morgan Horse Association is pleased to announce our 2015 EC Breed Sport Morgan is Tamrac’s Enzo, bred by Connie & Clive McNichol, Tamrac Ranch and owned by Emilie Wendland of Sherwood Park, AB.

“ I have had a long relationship with my horse Tamrac’s Enzo (whose barn name is Enzo), which began the day that he was born. Throughout high school I was working at the barn Tamrac Ranch, which is where I became immersed in the Morgan horse.

I completed my first show year with GVA Captiva Command (her barn name is Tiva), Enzo’s dam, who had made me fall in love with the breed and sport. Once I heard that Tiva was in foal I was ecstatic, and I still remember the day that I walked into the barn and looked in the arena to see Tiva and the little baby Enzo. Being the first to see him felt like such an honor, and watching him grow into the quirky horse he is today has been quite an experience.

Once he was of age to ride, I fell in love with how beautiful he was, his funny and quirky personality, and thought how I would love the challenge that he brought forth. We have since became very successful and created an unbreakable bond with the help of our trainer Barb Tracey of Bar-B Ranch. Enzo is truly the most amazing horse I have ever had the honor of getting to know, and I am certain that we will continue to build our bond and succeed as he ages.”

Congratulations to Emilie and her Morgan gelding, Enzo!

2014 EC Breed Sport Morgan Of The Year – HSH Smooth Operator & Emily Gaynor

(The Corsican Bay x Lauralee Cordelia)

My horses name is Phenton, his registered name is HSH Smooth Operator but is known by many through YouTube, Instagram and the Trillium Hunter Jumper Association of Ontario as Smooth Operator.

Phenton is a 15.2hh 9 year old Morgan horse by The Corsican Bay x Lauralee Cordelia, bred by Marla Stairs. I have owned Phenton since he was 6. When I first met him in 2011, he was a lead horse for the staff members at South Algonquin Trails (where I work in the summer). After riding him a few time down the trails I realized how much I loved this horse. Not knowing anything about him I made it my mission to convince my parents to let me buy him. After almost 2 months with the help of my friends we convinced my parents to let me buy Phenton.

He had only jumped a handful of cross rails in his life, so with the help of my coach Mercedes Barrow through many months of work, exercises and lessons he began coming together very nicely, never blinking an eye at whatever we threw his way. He trusted me and I trusted him.

By June I began getting ready to show Phenton in a small schooling show circuit called Touch N’ Go Lollypop Shows. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but Phenton blew me away pinning in every hunter, jumper & flat class we went in and finished the summer overall Champion in one division and overall Reserve Champion in 4 other divisions. I was on cloud nine!

During that winter we decided that we would train hard to show the 0.90m jumper division on the Trillium Hunter/ Jumper Association. Which was a big dream of mine!

We attended our first South West zone Trillium show and again I was not expecting much due to the high caliber of competition, but my little Morgan proved me wrong and we won Champion at our first Trillium show. By the end of the summer we had finished 1 st overall in the 0.90m jumpers, winning Champion at 5 of the 8, and Reserve Champion 2 at of the 8 shows. We then qualified for Trillium Championships 2013 at Caledon Equestrian Park. Competing against 51 other amazing riders from the 8 trillium zones was nothing less of intimidating but after a week of competing we left with an 8 th and 4 th in the 0.90m mini prix sponsored by Antares.

A few weeks after the Championships Phenton had injured himself so after 4 months of hand walking and 1 month of lightly working him my vet advised me to slowly bring him back. By the time the show season came around he was in great shape and ready to get back into the show ring. We decided to move up to the 1m JN/AM jumper division and the 1m jumper medal on the south west Trillium zone. Again he continued to amaze me. After competing in 8 shows we had won Champion at 5 times, and Reserve Champion at two, we finished 1 st overall in the 1m JN/AM jumper division and 2 nd overall in the 1m jumper medal division and qualified for Trillium Championships 2014.

While at the Trillium Championships 2014 Phenton and I were first into the ring and maintained our first place position until the third last rider, ending up with a 2 nd place out of 48 amazing riders. We also won the 1m JN/AM mini prix sponsored by Antares against 32 other amazing riders.

He has made so many of my dreams come true and more. My Morgan Phenton is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I cannot wait to see where our journey takes us next.

Intrepid Rock Festival -EC Breed Sport Canada Morgan Horse of the Year 2013

(Festival Rock N Roll x Morningside Delight)

Photo by Linda Finstad, A Sharper Image

The Canadian Morgan Horse Association proudly presents its EC Morgan Of The Year; Intrepid Rock Festival owned by Monica Smyl, Wainwright, Alberta.

Monica's introduction to Rocky came at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2011. She brought the southern boy home to frosty Alberta, and under the coaching of Faye Stone of Birch Valley Morgans, have developed an awesome relationship! Today, Rocky, a 10 year old gelding, is in his prime and “strutting his stuff”!

2013 Show season started off in Red Deer at the Parkland Spring Horse Show where Rocky won 7 firsts, 2 seconds and 1 fifth placing in 10 classes. A great way to get warmed up for show season! In June, they were at the Alberta Classic, winning the Morgan Western Pleasure Championship. At the Summer Classic, Rocky won the Morgan Western Pleasure Championship and placed 1 st in the All Breed Western Pleasure Stake. They attended the Western Canadian Championship and Futurity Horse Show in Ponoka, Alberta where Rocky won the Western Canadian All Breeds Western Pleasure Championship and the Morgan Western Pleasure Reserve Champion titles. They wrapped the year up in Ponoka at the 44 th Annual Alberta Morgan Horse Show where Rocky won the Morgan Western Pleasure Amateur Reserve Championship, the All Breed Western Pleasure Stake and the Morgan Western Pleasure Reserve Championship.

"It is interesting that I would find a sport like this in my old age.  I did not grow up with horses and have only been riding for about 15 years and really only “seriously” for about 5 years.  The show world is new to me, also.  I owe this passion and my success to my wonderful friend / coach, Faye Stone.  She has taught me to love the Morgan breed and spent hours coaching me to the precise point of riding every step to make the western pleasure class look easy.  It may be hard work, but it sure is a lot of fun!  Anyone who thinks the empty nest is sad and lonely needs to buy a horse!!"

"Rocky is a real trooper and works hard during show season. He likes to get all “spiffed” up for the show and enjoys the pampering that goes with it. He is quite the character, never letting you forget he is a handsome boy! I am honored to call Rocky my Equine Partner and am so proud of his accomplishments."

Bora Bora -EC Breed Sport Canada Morgan Horse of the Year 2012

The Canadian Morgan Horse Association proudly presents its EC Morgan Of The Year; Bora Bora owned by Lana Czelenski of Edmonton, Alberta.

Lana purchased this gelding in October, 2011 from Jessie St. John to show in 2012, her last year as a Youth (21 & under) exhibitor. Lana truly appreciates Jessie giving her the opportunity to own such an awesome horse as he helped her grow as a rider and give her the confidence she was missing.

She is also grateful to her coach Barb Tracey for all the effort she put into both horse and rider and making 2012 such a success.

Bora Bora is sired by Bocelli and out of the dam Queen’s So Rare, he is a very handsome little man with a huge personality. He thinks he is a much larger horse than he really is, he is all Morgan!

The CMHA chose Bora Bora because of his outstanding and consistent performance in the hunter pleasure division as an open horse and a junior exhibitor horse and is the 2012 National Champion Hunter Pleasure horse in the CMHA high point. Congratulations to Lana and her Morgan gelding, Bora Bora!

Bred To Boogie - 2011 EC Breed Sport Morgan Horse Of The Year

Bred to Boogie, a 7 year old bay Morgan gelding by TVM I Promise out of J’St Coastin Countess, was purchased by Joanne Dartana in early 2011 from the United States. Joanne had been showing Morgan horses for about 11 years and was scouting for a new saddleseat horse for her 9 year old daughter Maya Beakhouse, who had just finished her first year of walk/trot, so trainer Karen Abel from Dawnville Farms put a notice on a website.

 Joanne instantly loved Boogie after watching a video of him and decided to buy him. Joanne and Karen both knew he would be a winner since he is a full brother to multi World Champion stallion Born to Boogie and had already won the World Champion Futurity Classic Pleasure Driving 3 year old and Grand National Classic Pleasure Driving 3 year old and under at Oklahoma in 2007. However, when Maya told her mother she was not yet ready to give up her first Morgan horse, Joanne decided she would show Boogie herself, in Classic Pleasure Saddle.   

After her first show with him, Joanne knew she had lucked out with this incredibly talented horse. Boogie was flashy and lively, yet graceful, consistent and well mannered. He turned out to be exactly what Karen was searching for, ”He’s a very true Morgan type, willing to work – a good work ethic.” Reassured that Boogie was gentle and safe enough for her daughter to show, Joanne encouraged Maya to show him at the next show. Thereafter, Boogie continued to shine for both Joanne and Maya. Under the expert tutelage of Karen and Stephanie Abel, Boogie succeeded in winning a total of 19 out of 24 classes entered, both adult and walk/trot, including 4 stake and 3 championship classes. Judge Garn Walker was so impressed by Boogie at the Alberta Morgan Horse Show that he chose him to be winner of the “Best Performance of the Show Award” sponsored by Horse Show Wire.

To end the show season, Boogie and Maya went on to earn a significant 6th place out of 16 in the competitive World Championship Classic Pleasure Saddle Walk/Trot 11 and under class in Oklahoma. Boogie was recently awarded numerous titles from the Alberta Morgan Horse Club including Champion Classic Pleasure Saddle Open, Reserve Champion Classic Pleasure Saddle Junior/Novice Horse, Champion Walk Trot Open Pleasure, Champion Walk Trot English/Hunt Pleasure and Reserve Champion Walk Trot English/Hunt Equitation. In addition, he was given high point awards from the Canadian Morgan Horse Association including Morgan National and Zone Champion Classic English Pleasure, Morgan National and Zone Champion Walk Trot Pleasure 12 and under, Morgan National and Zone Reserve Champion Walk Trot Equitation 12 and under and Morgan National and Zone Reserve Champion Youth Overall 12 and under. Equine Canada’s Morgan Horse of the Year Award is the perfect cherry to top off the year and Joanne and Maya are absolutely thrilled by the honour. What is truly exceptional about Boogie is that he excels in both adult and walk trot classes. Mother and daughter are itching to begin another fantastic year of showing their extraordinary horse, including Joanne’s debut in Classic Pleasure Driving and hopefully another trip to Oklahoma. 

When asked what she loves most about their horse, Maya says “My favorite quality is his playful and sweet personality. Sometimes when his stall is being cleaned, he likes to grab on to the fork and swing it around. I also love how he’s not afraid of anything, even open umbrellas!”

Northern Exposure - 2010 EC Morgan Horse Of The Year

Canadian-bred Northern Exposure was awarded the Morgan Horse of the Year at the 2011 Equine Canada Annual Convention. The award was presented by Breed Sport Canada.

Northern Exposure is a 19 year-old Morgan gelding, born May 24, 1992. He was sired by Southerly Conowingo, out of DVF Remember Me, and bred by Kelly McDonald of Alberta.

Northern Exposure has been shown extremely successfully over the past 10 years in many divisions with his amateur owner, trainer and rider, Kathy Padgham. Together they have won numerous championships and titles, including Reserve World Champion Western Pleasure Youth, Reserve World Champion 4 th Level Dressage and Reserve World Champion 2 nd Level Dressage. He was also Grand National Champion in both Western and English Trail.

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