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CONGRATULATIONS to Culver MacLean of Portsmouth, RI on the purchase of SARDE'S SILHOUETTE!

Culver met "Cher" while visiting with Anne Benson at Anne Benson Stables and it was love at first sight. This very cute daughter of Stonecroft Shalimar has been learning her ABC's and is a very willing and smart student. We couldn't ask for a better home and wish Culver and Cher many wonderful adventures together! Thanks to Anne for representing both parties in this sale.

Sarde's Silhouette


It's all about Ladies Park Saddle and Hunter Pleasure for Sarde at the 2012 Grand National!

Anne Benson has just five weeks to prepare our new acquisition, Sunny Acres Miss Scarlet, for her class at the Grand National, but this new team was spot on to win the Park Saddle Ladies Mares Grand National Championship. A strong fourth in the very tough World Championship was also achieved, and now we have the winter to dial in Scarlet for 2013! Also bringing home a significant win was Cardinal Brook Love Shack with the very talented Alyssa Wick in the saddle for RAND. This very new entry to a very tough division finished his week as the Four Yr Old Hunter Pleasure Reserve World Champion. He is available for purchase, contact Anne Benson at Anne Benson Stables for more information!

Sunny Acres Miss Scarlet

Sunny Acres Miss Scarlet


HEADS UP! There's a new man in our lives!

Sarde Morgans is very honored to announce the acquisition of the breed's leading sire of money-winning foals, Minion Millennium (Minion Valentino x Pompp And Pazazz). The list of World Champions sired by this exceptional horse is long and worth a read, so visit his new page by clicking on the photo at right to read all about him. He will remain under the direction of John Hufferd at Triumph Stables for the 2013 breeding season. Contact Roxanne or John to discuss details.

Minion Millennium

Let the Sun Shine In! Miss Scarlet relocates to Rhode Island...

Sarde Morgans is pleased to welcome the many time park harness and in hand champion Sunny Acres Miss Scarlet (SpiceOLife Right Answer x Arboria Bewitched) to our collection. When we saw her at Massachusetts All Morgan, we just couldn't leave without her. While Anne enjoys a few rides on her this year in Ladies Park Saddle, Roxanne is getting in shape for her return to the ring next year! Many thanks to Kathryn Gallant for entrusting us with her lovely mare, to Will Vidler for representing Ms. Kathryn, and to Anne Benson for representing Sarde Morgans in this purchase. And special thanks to Tami Johnson for being the Sarde Talent Scout!

Barely in the barn a week and Anne whisked Scarlet off to the Granite State Morgan Show to win the Ladies Park Saddle class, qualifying them to continue on to the Grand National next month in Oklahoma City.

Sunny Acres Miss Scarlet

Career girl changes owners and direction!

There is nothing more rewarding for a breeder than to have their star recognized by another discipline as a talent, and this is the story of our beautiful English Pleasure and Park champion, Sarde's Insatiable (Minion Millennium x Joan Rose). After topping off her three year old year with a Grand National title in pleasure driving, "Skye" kicked off this season with the Junior English Pleasure Championship at Connecticut, then marched up to claim the Junior Park Saddle Championship at Mass Morgan in grand style. FEI dressage rider Tess Dempsey watched her all year and decided this lofty moving madame would be her perfect new upper level dressage prospect. So we are thrilled to congratulate Tess on her new purchase and we can't wait to watch Skye as she wows the dressage world with her presence and great Morgan athleticism! Anne Benson has been Skye's director of success since last fall and was agent for both parties in this sale.

Sarde's Insatiable

Massachusetts Morgan Show is a home run for Sarde Morgans!

It was a fun week at the entertaining Mass Morgan Show with Anne Benson Stables. Sarde's Insatiable (Minion Millennium x Joan Rose) made her park saddle debut and was victorious in the 4 Year Old qualifier and finished as Junior Park Saddle Champion. Sarde's Get Up Stand Up (KDS Star Wars x Treble's Tainted Love) burst into the ring for the first time in harness and was rewarded with Reserve Champion Two Year Old Pleasure Driving after a strong second in a nice class of youngsters. And we asked our versatile Photographer and Website Guru, Tami Johnson, to fly up from Florida to throw a leg over Sarde's Scoundrel (Winterset Thyme N Agin x Tara's Sable) and this pair found their niche in the Junior Classic Saddle division with a Reserve Championship and a second in their qualifier. Have amateur card, will travel! On to OKC...

We are also very proud of niece Victoria Ricci and her new mare Stardivari, who had a winning debut together as the Amateur Park Harness Champions and the winners of the Junior Exhibitor Park Harness! Victoria and Star are under the direction of Mike & Liz Murphy at Legacy Stable in Mendon, MA.

Minion Millennium

Sarde's Scoundrel


Thinking of trying to breed that elusive World Champion?

Open for 2012 and available for an on-farm breeding lease is the very special World Champion Mare Stonecroft Shalimar (Nobility x Century Enjolie). The dam of World Champion Joan Rose, Regional Champion Sarde's Town Flirt, Reserve World Champion Sarde's Sinful, Reserve Grand National Champion Winterset Rhyme Thyme, World Champion Stonecroft Trillium and several other really wonderful foals for Sarde Morgans, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for an astute breeder. Contact Roxanne to discuss details.

Stonecroft Shalimar

Sarde Morgans are victorious at 2012 Massachusetts

Kicking off an unbelievable week at the Connecticut Morgan Show was Sarde's Get Up Stand Up (KDS Star Wars x Treble's Tainted Love) winning the Two & Under Geldings In Hand. Sarde's Scoundrel (Winterset Thyme 'N Agin x Tara's Sable) made his saddle debut with a great win in the English Pleasure Novice Horse. And making a clean sweep in the Four Year Old English Pleasure division was Sarde's Insatiable (Minion Millennium x Joan Rose). All three of these youngsters are under the direction of Anne Benson at Stonegate and she did a wonderful job with all three kids. Also taking home a tricolor in the Junior Classic Pleasure Driving Championship with my sister Cheryl Sardelli Ricci on the lines was Sarde's Surreal (Astronomicallee x Sarde's Victoria Anne), who is under the direction of Mike & Liz Murphy at Legacy Stable.

Sarde's Get Up Stand Up
Sarde's Scoundrel Sarde's Insatiable Sarde's Surreal

WAY TO GO Victoria Ricci and SARDE'S STILL SMOKIN!

I am so proud of my niece and her wonderful Sarde gelding, Sarde's Still Smokin (Winterset Thyme 'N Agin x Stonecroft Bewitched), who shifted from classic pleasure to the highly competitive hunter pleasure division and finished their first show in fine style. Under the direction of Mike & Liz Murphy at Legacy Stable, they took home from the Connecticut Morgan Show two Championship titles and a blue ribbon! Champion Jr. Exhibitor Hunter Pleasure 14-15, 1st Jr. Exhibitor Hunter Pleasure 14-15 and Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure Limit Rider. What a great way to kick off the 2012 show season!

Sarde's Satisfaction

Sarde Morgans Welcomes Trail Blazers 4-H Club!

On June 23 we welcomed half of the Trail Blazers 4-H Club to Sarde Morgans to meet and greet the 2012 Foals! Everyone was on their best behavior and the kids seemed to really enjoy the Morgans. We're looking forward to the second group's arrival!

4-H visit
4-H visit 4-H visit 4-H Visit

CONGRATULATIONS to Sharon Fuhs of Middleboro, MA on her purchase of SARDE'S SATISFACTION!

Erika Mitchell of Reevedale Farm helped Sharon choose this wonderful 4 year old gelding by Favorite Son and out of our full sister to KDS Star Wars, and she is the lucky new trainer. Many thanks to Anne Benson for doing such a great job of training Satisfaction and representing Sarde Morgans in this sale.

Sarde's Satisfaction

Our last foal of the season comes in with a BANG!

Stonecroft Bewitched delivered a beautiful bay colt at 11 pm on May 22nd, sired by the late, great World Champion HVK Courageous Flaire. Thankfully, Roxanne was on hand as it was a "red bag delivery", which required her to tear open the placenta so the foal wouldn't suffocate. She is working on an appropriate name for this very special baby!

2012 Colt

Shalimar does it again...

WC Stonecroft Shalimar thought stablemate Minnie (Sarde's Victoria Anne) had the right idea, and so on April 24th she presented us with this lovely bay filly by KDS Star Wars. Delicate and oh so friendly, she is just getting her balance and we will have more photos soon of Sarde's Starina!

Sarde's Starina

Our first arrival of 2012!

An outstanding bay colt arrived on April 23, sired by KDS Star Wars and out of Sarde's Victoria Anne (Stonecroft Masquerade x Lady Hot Topic). Yes, Sarde's Sirius is every bit as upheaded as this photo shows, and we are thrilled with this one!

Sarde's Satisfaction

CONGRATULATIONS!

To Megan Maglaras Stevenson on her selection of Boxford Constance, who will be making her way to Maine to help Megan achieve her dreams of breeding her very own Morgan foal!

And to the Veinotte Family of Uxbridge, MA on their purchase of Sarde's Salacious (pictured right). "Fergie" will be a standout in the hunter pleasure division under the direction of Mike & Liz Murphy at Legacy Stables. Special thanks to Anne Benson, who represented Sarde Morgans in this sale.

Sarde's Salacious

Showing has never been more fun!

We're so excited that Cheryl Sardelli Ricci has decided to lease Sarde's Surreal (Astronomicallee x Sarde's Victoria Anne) for the 2012 show season! A grandson of one of her favorite mares, Lady Hot Topic, "Sur" will be under the direction of Mike and Liz Murphy at Legacy Stables in Mendon, MA. Good luck, Sis, we'll be cheering you on from the rail!

Sarde's Surreal

Let's all go to school!

Sarde Morgans has many wonderful horses in training right now, readying them for their debut or a return to the show ring this season. If you're shopping for that special individual to develop or to enjoy yourself in the cart or the irons, visit our FOR SALE page and you might just be surprised at the wonderful horses that are available.

Sarde's Satisfaction

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