Morgan Hill Farm is located in the Lake Champlain Valley region of Vermont on the small island of North Hero. We are mainly a breeding farm striving to preserve and produce "Old" style Morgans with a splash of COLOR! Our horses are versatile enough for the Sport horse world, eye catching for the show ring, smart & catty for reining & cutting, yet quiet enough for the family friend. The herd carries some very old, hard to find genetics and are a rich blend of old Brunk, Gov't and California lines. We strive to preserve 'using' dispositions, breed type and ease of use. Most of our horses are what's termed, "foundation-bred"- meaning, no modern day outcrosses. Some highlighted past greats that grace our herd are: Red Correll, certain Flyhawk lines, Senator Graham, Warhawk, Chingadero, Jubilee King, Muchacha, Black Jig, Farceurs Morgan, Otto
McClure, Torchfire, (etc). Good dispositions and work ethics come down through these lines.
We have been slowly cutting back on our Morgan breeding program. We continue to breed but, only on a limited basis. Because of this, many Morgans have left our farm and gone on to wonderful new 'using' homes. We are Thankful to everyone who purchased one of our horses! The economy is not great but, we have continuely sold quality horses to people looking for old style Morgans. With less work on the horizon, we hope to get out and show again. If you have interest in one of our horses - even if it isn't listed for sale - or an up coming foal, please email or give us a call.
Congratulations to our 2014 customers for choosing:
Sc Island Ivy (Richwood Braves Image x Blue Diamond Robin) 2014 Chesnut filly - Cheryl Ann Withrow of Charlestown, NH
Satin's Shelly (Sunup Neptune x Black Satin Beauty) - 1998 Buckskin mare, Kathleen & John Cabot of Paines, Ma.
Sc Island Jigsaw (FCR Magic Act x Sc Island Cha-Cha) 2014 Chestnut gelding - Kelly & Jill of Enosburg Falls, VT.
Sc Island Magical Illusion (FCR Magic Act x Sc Island Kendra) 2014 Chestnut/Sabino filly - Tammy Bonk of Sheldon, VT.
Along with our horses, we raise English bred, AKC Labrador Retrievers. They help out on the farm, compete in agility trials, ride around the farm on the equipment and vay for the front seat of the Prowler or truck! We try to have at least one or two, quality litters per year. These pups are sold with an: Sales Contract, AKC "Limited Registration," 1 Year Health warranty, 1st vaccinations, Vet check, Health Records & current Worming program.
January 2013 Island Uno, Island Harley and Island Dos all received their AKC Title of: Canine Good Citizen!
This makes 4 of our dogs to now have AKC Titles! We are very proud of our girls!
Island Duchess II whelped a litter on June 3, 2014! The proud father is: Belquest It's All or Nothin (Gateway's Nothing But Trouble x Belquest Very Impressionable) - aka Hoss. Hoss was owned by Belquest Kennels of Mount Airy, MD. We are so pleased with the quality & bloodline of these pups that we are keeping one for ourselves! All these pups have found their Forever-homes.
Plans are being made for 2015 litter(s). If you would like to go onto our 'future litter' waitlist, please contact us.
Our 2014 Fainting goat kids arrived in April and then another round in late July. All were healthy and very vibrate! For the first time, we were able to offer some kids for sale!
Congratulations go out to:
Nancy Clodgo of Milton, VT- 3 wethers (2014) sired by Gilted Gun - Island LeRoy, Island Harry & Island Bambi
Amanda Hurley of Honeoye Falls, NY - Island Lucy (WCF Hotwire x FMF Island Furbie) 2014 doeling
Island Marshmallow (WCF Gilted Gun x Island Bunny) 2014 doeling
Island Mia (WCF Gilted Gun x Island Ora) 2014 doeling
Teri Wyman of Warren, NH - Island Pinky (WCF Hotwire x Island Snowflake) 2014 doeling
Currently, we are offering for sale: (2) proven, polled bucks, (4) two yr. does, (1 or 2) one yr. does & (2 or 3) weanling doelings. If you have interest, contact us!
We are proud to announce the arrival of two new Buck prospects to the farm. The first, Carriage House Island Roy arrived from FL. in late April. Roy is black/white, very friendly and large bodied. Our second boy, Goat Flower Farm Island Moon arrived in May from PA. Moon is black with blue flecked eyes and two colors of fancy
Moon Spots! He is very friendly and extremely stocky. We look forward to seeing 2015 spring kids from both of these young bucks.
Our herd is current on CDT & Rabie shots, free of CAE, CL & Johnnes - testing thru Cornell University - and our herd is in it's 4th year of the Export Scrapie Program. We have 3 more years to go before reaching full approval. Once approved, our goats will qualify for Export outside of the USA!
The farm offers Morgan Horses, Tennessee Fainting Goats, AKC Labrador Retriever puppies (Yellow & Black) and Morgan stallions at stud. Other services offered: A Stallion Collection and Freezing Station, Equine Mobile Semen Freezing Service with storage and shipping. Freezing service is open to all equine breeds. Hands on training for collection & processing of your stallion's semen. One on one, or small groups. Call or email for more information.
This site is dedicated to the Fond memory of my friend and Mentor, Dr. Lowell Hughes.
(April 4, 1928- Nov. 5, 2001)
Dr. Hughes with his wonderful stallion, Patchett Hill (Easter Vermont x Starlette B)
Dr. Hughes was the founder of Caduceus Morgans in North Liberty, Iowa. He was known for producing large Black Morgan Sporthorses of Mid-western and Brunk breeding. He had a knack for finding well bred horses that were tucked away on lost roads and in forgotten barns.
His favorite stallion being the late, Wyoming Flyhawk (Domino Joe x Lily Black), actually stood at Reed Allen's Ranch in Lander Wy. along with my deceased foundation stallion, H-Ken (Kenfield x Muchacha). I guess it was written, even back then, that I would eventually meet Dr. Hughes. Our taste in horseflesh were quite similar.
Dr. Hughes was a very kind and generous man who was always willing to take a new comer under his wing. This is what he did for me. I miss my friend and mentor. Words can never describe how I feel or tell the depth of my loss. I will take both the knowledge he gave, and the horses he produced and carry on into an uncertain future marked by his footsteps. God Bless until we meet again...............
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