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The People Have Spoken! Sarde Morgans are the People's Choice...

A wonderful package arrived in the mail recently and it was chock full of certificates from the kind people at Horse World magazine, who's annual People's Choice Awards polling had finally been tabulated for 2014.

Team Sarde was a popular choice by many for their outstanding performances during the 2014 show season under the direction of Anne Benson Stables. As the votes were tallied, we were ecstatic to discover that:

  • Sarde Morgans was the People's Choice Reserve Breeder of the Year
  • Minion Millennium was the People's Choice Reserve Sire of the Year
  • Sarde's Insatiable was the People's Choice English Pleasure Amateur Mare of the Year
  • Millennium Force was the People's Choice Ladies Pleasure Driving Overall and Ladies Pleasure Driving Gelding of the Year
  • Sunny Acres Miss Scarlet was the People's Choice Reserve Park Saddle Mare, Reserve Ladies Park Saddle Overall of the Year and Reserve Park Saddle Ladies Mare of the Year
  • Starboard's Blitz Krieg was the People's Choice Reserve Park Harness Ladies Gelding of the Year

And I would like to also congratulate my sister and niece, Cheryl Sardelli Ricci and Victoria Ricci, on their People's Choice Awards! It is an amazing accomplishment to be chosen People's Choice Amateur of the Year, and no one is more deserving than Cheryl and her sporty partner Fox Hollow Talk About Me. This tremendous team were also voted Overall Pleasure Driving Reserve Horse of the Year, Amateur Masters Pleasure Driving Horse of the Year, Amateur Pleasure Driving Gelding of the Year, Pleasure Driving Reserve Gelding of the Year, Amateur Ladies Pleasure Driving Reserve Horse of the year and Five & Over In Hand Reserve Gelding of the Year.

And Victoria has worked especially hard and enjoyed receiving the votes of her peers as the People's Choice Junior Exhibitor Park Harness Champion for 2014 (her second consecutive year), Youth Park Harness Horse of the Year, and Park Harness Mare of the Year, as well as Saddle Horse Report's High Point Junior Exhibitor Park Harness Reserve Champion with her beautiful mare Stardavari. Victoria also was the People's Choice Junior Exhibitor Classic Pleasure Driving 14-17 Reserve Horse of the Year with Graywoods Arthur.

Thank you to all our friends and fans for voting!

Sarde Morgans, 2014 Horse World People's Choice Reserve Breeder of the Year

Minion Millennium, 2014 People's Choice Reserve Sire of the Year


Sarde's Sensuous finds new owners at Reevedale Farm

Sarde's SensuousMaura Sweeney Reeve spent a lot of time at Sarde Morgans last summer getting to know her new filly, the beautiful Reevedale Ruby Rose (Minion Millennium x Sarde's Victoria Anne). And enjoying all the attention alongside her pasturemate was Sarde's Sensuous, another Millennium daughter out of Sarde's Soiree (Stonecroft Byzantine x CPM Sabrina). These two gorgeous chestnut fillies are like peas in a pod, so Maura finally decided she could not take one home without the other!

We are thrilled to have two such nice fillies with such a bright future.


Massachusetts Morgan Horse Association Year End Awards 2014

2014 Massachusetts Morgan Horse Association Awards won by Sarde MorgansThe Sarde Morgans earned their keep and then some as the year end awards continued to rack up at about the same rate as the snow piling up all around us this winter!

Under the direction of Anne Benson Stables, our stars were recognized by the Massachusetts Morgan Horse Association at their annual banquet in March were:

Sarde's Insatiable: Champion Ladies English Pleasure, Reserve Champion Amateur English Pleasure

Millennium Force: Champion Open Pleasure Driving, Champion Ladies Pleasure Driving

Sunny Acres Miss Scarlet: Champion Open Park Saddle, Champion Ladies Park Saddle, Reserve Champion Mare In Hand

Sarde's Wiseguy: Champion Junior Horse Classic Pleasure Driving, Champion Classic Pleasure Junior Horse

Sarde's Beyond Definition: Reserve Champion Gelding In Hand


We're so honored and appreciative...thank you New England Morgan Association for inducting Sarde Morgans to your Hall of Fame!

Rob Greenway, Roxanne Sardelli Greenway and Cheryl Sardelli Ricci accept the Hall of Fame for Sarde MorgansThere wasn't a dry eye at our table at the New England Morgan Association's year end banquet as our friend, Tami Johnson, read the story of Sarde Morgans and my family's lifelong love of Morgan horses. It was wonderful to have so many friends and family members present for this lifetime achievement award and pictured at right (L-R) are my husband, Rob Greenway, myself and my sister Cheryl Sardelli Ricci accepting our award.

Our Team Sarde was busy running from our table to the awards area to collect all of our accolades won by the horses during the 2014 show season under the direction of Anne Benson Stables. Earning awards were:

Sarde's Insatiable: Champion Ladies English Pleasure

Millennium Force: Champion Open Pleasure Driving, Champion Ladies Pleasure Driving

Sunny Acres Miss Scarlet: Champion Open Park Saddle, Champion Ladies Park Saddle

Sarde's Wiseguy: Champion Junior Horse Classic Pleasure Driving


Sarde Morgans Earn USEF Honors for 2014

We had a spectacular 2014 show season and our USEF Horse of the Year nominated horses achieved great rewards in their divisions for Region 1, Region 6 and Nationwide. Earning awards under the direction of Anne Benson Stables were:

Sarde's Insatiable: Reserve National Champion Morgan English Pleasure Open, Champion Region 6 Morgan English Pleasure Open, Champion Region 1 Morgan English Pleasure Open, Reserve Champion Region 1 Morgan English Pleasure Amateur

Millennium Force: Reserve National Champion Morgan Pleasure Driving Open, Champion Region 6 Morgan Pleasure Driving Open, Champion Region 1 Morgan Pleasure Driving Open

Sarde's Wiseguy: Reserve National Champion Morgan Classic Pleasure Driving, Champion Region 1 Morgan Classic Pleasure Driving

Sunny Acres Miss Scarlet: Reserve Champion Region 6 Morgan Park Saddle & Harness, Champion Region 1 Morgan Park Saddle & Harness, Reserve Champion Region 1 Morgan In Hand


Welcome Miss Tori!

We are so thankful that Ann Hailey allowed us to acquire the World Champion producer MSV VICTORIA (Arboria Noble Victor x Windhover Antigone) during the recent Copper Beech Morgan Farm dispersal. This grand mare is out of the dam of World Champion Century Free Spirit and will be bred to Minion Millennium for a 2016 foal. She is the dam of World Champions CBMF Victory Pass and CBMF Clear Victory.

MSV Victoria


Congratulations are in order!

We couldn't be happier that our friends Maura and Stephen Reeve selected SARDE'S STARINA (KDS Star Wars x Stonecroft Shalimar) to add to their quality Morgans at Reevedale Farm in Middleboro, MA. Maura did a breeding lease on our Sarde's Victoria Anne last year and was rewarded with a very special 2014 filly by Minion Millennium, Reevedale's Ruby Rose.

Sarde's Starina


The Jubilee Regional Morgan Horse Show proves to be INTENSE!

It didn't take Roxanne long to seal the deal after seeing photos and video of John & Belle Hufferd's latest efforts in the breeding shed. It was love at first sight and after much begging and pleading and promising, she pried this spectacular 2014 filly out of their hands!

INTENSE is sired by the multiple World Champion SpiceOLife Present Tense and is out of a full sister to Roxanne's own Minion Millennium, S&R's Mephisto's Waltz. This amazing youngster trotted right into the 2014 Morgan Weanling Gala just weeks after she became part of the Sarde collection and John and Belle lead her to Grand Champion honors, picking up Horse Show Wire's Best Performance of the Show as well.

This very special black filly will stay under the direction of the Hufferds and of course that means that Anne Benson and Roxanne can visit their friends at Triumph Stables more often!

We would also like to congratulate Tim & Carol Selinsky, The Stables of Fieldcrest, on their third place Gala finish with Fieldcrest Major of War (pictured at right), sired by Whispering War Chant and out of our own Sarde's Scintillation!

Intense

Fieldcrest Major of War


Massachusetts Morgan Show Goes SUESS CRAZY!

In our usual Sarde fashion, we went a little crazy with the Dr. Seuss theme at the Massachusetts Morgan Show in Springfield, MA this past August. It was all fun, all the time and our horses were fabulous as well! Here are our results:

  • MILLENNIUM FORCE (Minion Millennium x Arboria Fortune) Champion Open Pleasure Driving, 1st Open Pleasure Driving, chosen Horse Show Wire's Best Performance by our esteemed judges. Presented by Anne Benson.
  • SUNNY ACRES MISS SCARLET (SpiceOLife Right Answer x Arboria Witchcraft) Reserve Grand Champion Mare, 1st Open Park Saddle, presented by Anne Benson.
  • SARDE'S INSATIABLE (Minion Millennium x Joan Rose) 2nd Amateur Ladies English Pleasure, presented by Roxanne.
  • SARDE'S WISEGUY (Mizrahi x Sarde's Soiree) Reserve Champion Jr. Horse Classic Driving, 2nd Jr. Horse Classic Driving, presented by Tami Johnson.
  • STARBOARD'S BLITZ KRIEG (Favorite Son x Liberation Bella Donna) Park Saddle Champion, 1st Ladies Park Saddle, presented by Anne Benson. Blitz joined Team Sarde during this show as the new and future mount of young Mackenzie Chianca, pictured below giving him his favorite mints to reward his great wins! Special thanks to the girls at E.L. Waterman, Inc. for making it possible for us to give Blitz his very own little girl!

Millennium Force

Sarde's Insatiable

Starboard's Blitz Krieg


Sarde enjoys the historic New England Regional!

The 50th anniversary of the oldest Morgan Horse show in the country was a memorable week for us in Northhampton. Team ABS was ready for a week of top competition with a dream judging panel and they did not disappoint!

  • MILLENNIUM FORCE (Minion Millennium x Arboria Fortune) East Coast Invitational Open Pleasure Driving Champion, 1st Ladies Pleasure Driving, presented by Anne Benson.
  • SUNNY ACRES MISS SCARLET (SpiceOLife Right Answer x Arboria Witchcraft) East Coast Invitational Open Park Saddle Reserve Champion, 2nd Ladies Park Saddle, presented by Anne Benson.
  • SARDE'S INSATIABLE (Minion Millennium x Joan Rose) Reserve Champion Ladies English Pleasure with Roxanne, 1st Ladies English Pleasure Mares with Anne.
  • SARDE'S WISEGUY (Mizrahi x Sarde's Soiree) 2nd Junior Horse Classic Driving, presented by Tami Johnson.

Millennium Force

Sunny Acres Miss Scarlet


Connecticut Morgan Show kicks off the 2014 show season in style!

Roxanne and company enjoyed the show of a lifetime at this year's Connecticut Morgan Show at the beautiful and historic Big E in Springfield, MA. Anne Benson Stables trains and prepared the Sarde team for their appearances and did a fabulous job, assisted by Peter Falso and with help from Larry Bonnell. Old faces and new enjoyed their first appearance in the ring for 2014 and with great results. Special thanks to judges Brent Jacobs and Daryl Hopson for recognizing our hard work! The show committee did a wonderful job of keeping everyone informed and entertained and the jello and pudding shots distributed after the evening session were AWESOME! Here are our results:

  • MILLENNIUM FORCE (Minion Millennium x Arboria Fortune) Open Pleasure Driving Champion, 1st Ladies Pleasure Driving, chosen Horse Show Wire's Best Performance by our esteemed judges. Presented by Anne Benson.
  • SUNNY ACRES MISS SCARLET (SpiceOLife Right Answer x Arboria Witchcraft) Open Park Saddle Champion, 2nd Ladies Park Saddle. Presented by Anne Benson.
  • SARDE'S INSATIABLE (Minion Millennium x Joan Rose) Champion Ladies English Pleasure, 1st Ladies English Pleasure, 2nd Amateur Ladies English Pleasure. Presented by Roxanne.
  • SARDE'S WISEGUY (Mizrahi x Sarde's Soiree) Champion Jr. Horse Classic Driving, 1st Jr. Horse Classic Driving. Presented by Tami Johnson.

Millennium Force


Congratulations to Jane & Don Bowers!

It's great to sell a nice horse to nice people, and even better when they are also good friends and the horse is staying in the same training barn so you can enjoy watching its development. Such is the case as we offer our best wishes to the Bowers on their selection of the very impressive two year old stallion JDS TAXACALI PAZAZZ (ZZ Top x HVK Fancy Lass, by Noble Flaire). Anne Benson represented both parties in this sale and will continue to direct his career at Anne Benson Stables in Portsmouth, RI.

JDS Taxacali Pazazz


It's time for a SOIREE

The grand finale to our class of 2014 brings our total to 2 boys and 2 girls. Sired byMINION MILLENNIUM, and out of SARDE'S SOIREE (by Stonecroft Byzantine), this very special filly is a welcome sight and the icing on the cake to a beautiful group of foals.

Sarde's Soiree and 2014 filly by Minion Millennium

The distaff side arrives!

We couldn't be happier for breeder Maura Sweeney-Reeve on the birth of a beautiful chestnut filly out of SARDE'S VICTORIA ANNE (Stonecroft Masquerade x Lady Hot Topic) on May 11th. Sired by MINION MILLENNIUM, she has already captured the hearts of everyone here and we are sure to be seeing more and more of Maura!

Sarde's Victoria Anne and 2014 Filly by Minion Millennium

Liza leaves a legacy...

Our loss of the grand matriarch AFF LITTLE LIZA JANE (Cedar CreekHarlequin x Star Lake Elissa) was tragic, but she left behind a beautiful bay colt with a pair of hind socks and a large star to carry on her legacy. SARDE'S SWAGGER arrived on April 19th and has the expression and power of his sire, Minion Millennium, and the refinement and beauty of his dam. He quickly captured the heart of his nurse mare mom, thanks to the team at Tufts Veterinary Hospital, who matched them just hours after we lost Liza.

Sarde's Swagger

It's a HOME RUN in the first inning!

There is no better way to kick off foaling AND baseball season than with an outstanding black colt by World Champion MERRIEHILL HOME STRETCH (Tug Hill Whamunition x Merriehill Chicago Whitesox, by Merriehill Chicagoan) and out of Stonecroft Betwitched (Stonecroft Masquerade x Carillon Command). Arriving just after midnight on April 11th, he is a very exciting addition to our family and we can't wait to see him unfold in the coming weeks.

2014 Sarde Colt

Congratulations are in order!

We're pleased to congratulate Krystyna Dillon on the purchase of Sarde's Swingtown (Man About Town LPS x Sarde's Victoria Anne, by Stonecroft Masquerade), a very special yearling gelding. Anne Benson represented Sarde in this transaction. We are thrilled that Krystyna has joined the Sarde family and wish her the best of luck with this fancy youngster!

Sarde's Swingtown

We added a little PAZAZZ!

JDS Taxacali Pazazz heads east to ABS

You just can't sit still when a video like this comes across your desk. It didn't take long for Roxanne to pick up the phone after seeing JDS Taxacali Pazazz (ZZ Top x HVK Fancy Lass) on John Hufferd's YouTube page. A full brother to the very talented JDS Paladin Pazazz, this extra special prospect came to us from JDS Stables in Michigan via John Hufferd at Triumph Stables and we are very excited to have him on our 2014 show string. Now in training with Anne Benson, giving us just one more reason to visit Portsmouth more often!

JDS Taxacali Pazazz

Millennium heads across the pond!

Congratulations to Peter Berry of Manchester, Lancashire UK on his purchase of Minion Millennium's service in the 2014 AMHA/World Morgan Futurity Stallion Service Auction

It is a great privilege to announce that Minion Millennium (Minion Valentino x Pompp And Pazazz) will be siring more wonderful foals across the Atlantic under the direction of Mr. Peter Berry of Manchester, England. Peter purchased his service at the 2014 AMHA/World Morgan Futurity Stallion Service Auction after enjoying his own import, Alivia (Minion Millennium x Century Oak Denali), a 2009 mare who he purchased in 2011. We wish him the best of luck and can't wait to see who the lucky lady will be!

Minion Millennium

Welcome back to the fold, Jessie!

Jessica Smeed finds her new partner at Sarde Morgans

We couldn't be more pleased that our good friend, Jessica Smeed, chose a Sarde Morgan to jump back into the horse world. Sarde's Seduction (KDS Star Wars x Treble's Tainted Love), a 2009 mare, has been waiting for just the right person to come along and enjoy her many talents, and Jessie is that person! We wish them many happy hours together and can't wait to hear about their adventures.

Sarde's Seduction

FINALLY!

Roxanne meets Her Man

It was a long overdue visit, but Roxanne finally found a few days to travel to Roanoke, Indiana to meet the man of her dreams, Minion Millennium, at Triumph Stables. Making the trip with her were Anne Benson and Tami Johnson, and all enjoyed the great hospitality provided by John & Belle Hufferd. It was bitter cold, but the fireplace and libations kept everyone toasty. The heated barn didn't hurt either! Special thanks to everyone at Triumph for rolling out the red carpet and making this a memorable visit!

Minion Millennium with John Hufferd & Roxanne Sardelli Greenway

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