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. There are less than 1,000 Morgans like this left in the breed. 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 (etc). Good dispositions and work ethics come down through these lines.
Over the past few years, we have been cutting back on our breeding program. We will continue to breed but, only on a limited basis. Because of this, many quality 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 continued to sell quality horses to people who were looking for old Morgan style and blood. With less work on the horizon, we are looking forward to getting out and showing our Morgans. If you have interest in one of our horses or an up coming foal, please email or give us a call.
Along with our horses, we raise a few wonderful 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: 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 and Island Dos have both whelped new litters during the third week of Nov. 2013! Proud sire is the handsome, English-bred import, UKC CH Annual's Nostalgic At Hilldreams (aka Spencer). Spencer is owned and shown by Belquest Kennels of Mount Airy, MD. We are very pleased with the quality of these pups and look forward to watching them grow. Currently, both litters are spoken for. If you would like to go onto our 'future litter' waitlist, please feel free to contact us. We are planning a mid-summer litter and already have people waiting.
Our 2013 Fainting goat kids arrived during March and April and for the first time, we were able to offer a few select doelings for sale. Our 2014 kidding will begin during the 3rd week of April with another later group of doelings kidding in late July/August. We will be offering doelings and a few select buck prospects for sale. The complete herd is current on CDT/Rabie shots and are free of CAE, CL & Johnnes - testing thru Cornell University. Our herd is now, 3 1/2 years into the Export Scrapie Program. We have another 3 1/2 more years to go before reaching full approval.
Once approved, our goats will qualify for Export outside of the USA!
We have our Vermont State Meat Retail license. Please call ahead for a list of cuts and availability. Limited quantities.
We offer 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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