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posted Apr 23, 2011, 7:37 PM by Leslie Potter
"Congratulations!" . . . to youth member Levi Stephenson on his new Morgan, Playboy's Desperado, a 6-year old Western Pleasure gelding.  Levi's new horse resides at Royal Acres Farm in Eminence, KY.  Best of luck to you both! 

Welcome!
The BMHA extends a warm welcome to our new members the MacNamara's of Quail Mountain Morgans in Smithfield, Kentucky.  We are so glad to have you with us!
 
 
Deepest Sympathies . . . Everyone at the BMHA sends deepest sympathies to Julie Wilson and her family in the loss of her husband, Rob Wilson.  Rob passed away on April 6, 2011.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Memorial contributions may be made to:  The Shamrock Farms Horse & Pony Camp, c/o Beth Jones: 467 Dugan Road, Urbana, Ohio 43078. 
 
 
Get Well Soon, Jess!  
Please keep Jess Cosby in your thoughts and prayers.  Jess is still recovering from a severe bout with the flu.  We all love and miss you, Jess.  Please get well soon.  :)  
 
 
KMHA Elects New President
At its annual meeting on April 16, 2011, the Kentucky Morgan Horse Association elected a new president . . . Linda Hall.  Congratulations, Linda!   And, special thanks to Judi Kemper, their out-going president, for all of her years of hard work; dedication to and love of the Morgan horse. 
 
 
Reminder . . . Upcoming Shows
The Spring Blast Open Horse Show & Futurity, held by BAHA, will be at the Shelby Co, Fairgrounds - Shelbyville, KY on May 1, 2011.  They are offering Morgan English Pleasure, Morgan Western Pleasure, and Morgan Driving as well as lots of open and fun classes.  For more information, please contact Sandy Stewart at (502) 722-9330 or kybaha@aol.com.  Or visit BAHA's website at www.bluegrassarabians.org.  Here's the link to the actual showbill for your convenience:  http://www.bluegrassarabians.org/Portals/30/Forms/2011_Show_Brochure.pdf   
 
 
The Kentucky Equine Humane Center All Breed Charity Horse Show will be held Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Ballyhigh Show Stable located at 320 Pinckard Pike, Versailles.  More information, including show bill and entry forms, may be obtained on the KyEHC website at: www.kyehc.org
 
 
The 5th Annual Three Phase Event will be held on May 21-22, 2011 at historic Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The Three Phase Event, for all breeds of gaited horses and non-jumping trotting horses, is an equine versatility event for seasoned trail and show horses that demonstrate their versatility in dressage, a set stadium obstacle course challenge and a 3 to 10 mile cross country trail course which demands stamina and willingness to meet field challenges for the beginner novice, novice and training level division riders. Each division is broken down into youth ages 12 to 17, and adults 18 and above.  Wouldn't this be a great place to share the talents of your Morgan . . . either single-foot or trotting?  For more information, visit www.threephaseevent.org
 
Also, please mark your calendars to attend the 2nd Annual Bluegrass Morgan Classic at the Kentucky Horse Park on July 6-9, 2011.  Prize lists have been mailed and should be arriving soon.  If you need one or want more information, please visit:  www.bluegrassmorganclassic.com.  Entries close on June 1.

--Kathie
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