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Sarde's CrescendoBest wishes to Kim Godfrey of Compton, NH

When Kim Godfrey came to Anne Benson Stables to look at one horse, little did she know she would leave with TWO! She first fell in love with the lovely, black two year old gelding, Sarde's Crescendo (Merriehill Home Stretch x Stonecroft Bewitched), who is an up and coming star for the 2016 show season. Sarde's Get Up Stand UpBut she simply couldn't resist taking home Sarde's Get Up Stand Up (KDS Star Wars x Treble's Tainted Love) as well, a six year old gelding who is fluent in harness and saddle and has wins in hand and in harness as a junior horse. We are thrilled to have Kim join our Sarde Morgans family and thank Anne Benson for representing us in this sale.


Sarde's Wiseguy

Sarde's Wiseguy becomes a New Yorker!

It's all fun and games from here on as we congratulate Robin Foster of Bridgehampton, NY on her purchase of the adorable and game Sarde's Wiseguy (Mizrahi x Sarde's Soiree)! We've been looking for just the perfect home for "Pooh" and Robin has certainly stepped up to the plate. We wish the best for this new team in the future. Special thanks to Anne Benson, agent for Sarde Morgans in this sale.


Sarde's SashaySarde's Sashay moves to Kentucky!

We are thrilled to congratulate Jay & Kim Hartz of Willowbrook Morgans in Simpsonville, Kentucky on their purchase of the beautiful young mare Sarde's Sashay (KDS Star Wars x Sarde's Soiree)! Jay has been searching for his next Morgan to enjoy in harness and potentially for his family to enjoy in the future and it was love at first sight with this stunning mare. We wish them the very best and can't wait to hear reports of their future adventures! Special thanks to Anne Benson, agent for Sarde Morgans in this sale.


It's a WRAP! Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show ends our show season with great rides and drives

After a tremendous season showing all over the midwest, southeast and northeast, Sarde Morgans made the trek to Oklahoma City for the 2015 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show, where every horse turned in a super appearance and the outstanding efforts of Anne Benson Stables, Triumph Stables and Rick Gervasio Pleasure Horses did not go unnoticed.

Coming off of her Grand Champion Mare honors at the 2015 New England Regional, the charismatic yearling filly Intense (SpiceOLife Present Tense x S&R's Mephisto's Waltz) stood Reserve Champion in the Grand National Yearling Fillies, then bested many of her older sisters by securing the Reserve World Champion Junior Mare, presented by John Hufferd of Triumph Stables. "Tess" came back at the end of the week to claim her second World title as the Futurity Yearling Filly Reserve World Champion. John also presented Sarde's Soul Sister (Millennium Force x Sarde's Town Flirt) to the Two Year Old Pleasure Driving Reserve World Championship after earning a Reserve Grand National Championship in the Two Year Old Pleasure Driving earlier in the week.

Anne Benson was all smiles on top of the gorgeous and elegant Sunny Acres Miss Scarlet (SpiceOLife Right Answer x Arboria Witchcraft) as she collected Reserve Grand National Ladies Park Saddle Mares honors.


Sarde's Beyond DefinitionSarde's Beyond Definition jogs to the top at the Jubilee Regional

Sarde's Beyond Definition (SYP High Definition x Stonecroft Bewitched) warmed up for the Grand National by heading north to Springfield, Illinois where he turned in two solid rides at the Jubilee Regional under the direction of Rick Gervasio. Starting with a reserve in the Four Year Old Western Pleasure qualifier, Spider and Rick did their homework and turned in a beautiful ride to win the Junior Western Pleasure Championship. Roxanne and Anne were on hand to watch and enjoy this good win.


Sarde's SiriusSarde's Insatiable

District ABS is victorious at the 2015 Massachusetts Morgan Horse Show!Sarde's Scoundrel

It was all about The Hunger Games at this year's Mass Morgan Show and true to form, Team Sarde turned Anne Benson Stables into District ABS for the event. Sarde's Scoundrel (Winterset Thyme 'n Agin x Tara's Sable) and Anne turned in a winning ride in the Ladies Western Pleasure with beautiful style. Anne also enjoyed anexciting and successful drive winning the Open Pleasure Driving class with Millennium Force (did not show back).Roxanne donned braids, a quiver and bow to challenge all comers in the English PleasureAmateur Championship and wore top tricolors out of the ringon Sarde's Insatiable (Minion Millennium x Joan Rose). This devoted team were also reserve in the Ladies English Pleasure. Improving with every drive, the beautiful gelding Sarde's Sirius (KDS Star Wars x Sarde's Victoria Anne) showed to the top of the Junior Horse Pleasure Driving Championship with Anne at the lines.


Sarde Morgans make a statement at the 2015 New England Regional

Showing horses under the direction of three top training barns, Sarde Morgans had a spectacular showing at the historic New England Regional, making this a show to remember and a highlight of our year. There's nothing like being on top of the world in your own back yard, and we are so grateful to all the hard work turned in by these teams. Leading the pack out of the gate was the beautiful yearling filly Intense (SpiceOLife Present Tense x S&R's Mephisto's Waltz), who was lead all the way from the Yearling Filly class to the Grand Champion Mare honors by master presenter John Hufferd of Triumph Stables. "Tess" was the highest scoring weanling ever to show in the Morgan Weanling Gala last year and we are so thrilled that she is continuing her winning ways.  Also presented by John Hufferd was the very special two year old daughter of our Millennium Force, Sarde's Soul Sister (Millennium Force x Sarde's Town Flirt), who made a clean sweep of the Two Year Old Pleasure Driving division here.

Hometown Sarde trainer Anne Benson enjoyed a repeat of last year's stunning victory as she drove Millennium Force (Minion Millennium x Arboria Fortune) to the top of the East Coast Invitational Pleasure Driving Championship, following a solid win in a very competitive Open Pleasure Driving qualifier. There seems to be no stopping "the Force" this year and we're excited about what is to come. Also under the direction of Anne Benson Stables, the big trotting Sarde's Insatiable (Minion Millennium x Joan Rose) won the English Pleasure Amateur Ladies with Roxanne in the saddle. Another tough ribbon was earned by Anne with Sarde's Scoundrel (Winterset Thyme 'n Agin x Tara's Sable), as this team took the reserve in a very competitive Ladies Western Pleasure Geldings class against some top notch entries.

Sarde's Beyond DefinitionComing all the way up from Ocala, Florida to enjoy this great show was Rick Gervasio, and he brought Sarde's Beyond Definition (SYP High Definition x Stonecroft Bewitched) along for the ride. And what a ride it was! Rick and "Spider" warmed up with a reserve in Four Year Old Western Pleasure before nailing it to become the Junior Horse Western Pleasure Champions in a very tough class of young horses and top trainers.


Sarde's ScoundrelVermont Spring Classic brings home the blues

Sarde's SashayWe couldn't be more proud of Sarde's Scoundrel (Winterset Thyme 'n Agin x Tara's Sable), who was a star in the western pleasure division in only his second show wearing silver. "Jack" and Anne jogged to victory inLadies Western Pleasure and Junior/Novice Horse WesternPleasure before taking the tricolors home in the Junior/Novice Horse Western Pleasure Championship. Anne also debuted the beautiful young mare Sarde's Sashay (KDS Star Wars x Sarde's Soiree) by winning the Junior/Novice Horse PleasureSarde's Wiseguy Driving. Roxanne took a turn at the lines of the little sports model, Sarde's Wiseguy (Mizrahi x Sarde's Soiree), and won the Junior/Novice Horse ClassicPleasure Driving in his first venture outside of the junior division. Back in her saddle suit, Anne Benson piloted the lofty trotting Sarde's Insatiable (Minion Millennium x Joan Rose) to a win in Open Sarde's InsatiableEnglish Pleasure. Making a beautiful appearance to a supportive crowd, Sunny Acres Miss Scarlet (SpiceOLife Right Answer x Arboria Witchcraft) and Anne Benson took home reserve in the Open Park Saddle class, but did not show back.


Sarde's Soul SisterSarde's Soul Sister debuts at the Gold Cup Regional

Under the direction of John Hufferd at Triumph Stables, Sarde's Soul Sister (Millennium Force x Sarde's Town Flirt) made her show ring debut at the very competitive 2015 Gold Cup Regional and after getting her feet wet in the qualifier, she came back for a strong finish as the Reserve Champion Two Year Old Pleasure Driving horse. This exciting young mare is a bay clone of her well known sire and we're excited to see her next on our home turf at the New England Regional!


The 2015 Connecticut Morgan Horse Show proves a winner for Sarde

Sarde's SiriusAt his second show of his career, Sarde's Sirius (KDS Star Wars x Sarde's Victoria Anne) enjoyed another victory pass in Three Year Old Pleasure Driving and showed well against the four year olds with a Reserve Championship in Junior Pleasure Driving. Anne Benson loves to drive Millennium ForceMillennium Force (Minion Millennium x Arboria Fortune), and he obviously loves the show ring as he once again secured top honors in the Morgan Pleasure Driving Open and Championship. Making his debut in the Western Pleasure Sarde's Scoundreldivision was the beautiful gelding Sarde's Scoundrel (Winterset Thyme 'n Agin x Tara's Sable), who collected two strong second place ribbons in Ladies and Limit Western Pleasure with Anne in the saddle. We are very proud of this pair who are exploring a new division together!


UPHA Spring Premiere success!

Sarde's SiriusSarde Morgans kicked off the show season in the northeast with a strong showing at the UPHA Chapter 14 Spring Premiere Horse Show. Making his debut in the three year old pleasure driving division was the elegant and sporty Sarde's Sirius (KDS Star Wars x Sarde's Victoria Anne), who won the UPHA 3 Yr Old Pleasure Driving Millennium ForceClassic in fine style. Back to excite the crowd in the Open Pleasure Driving division was Millennium Force (Minion Millennium x Arboria Fortune), who topped the qualifier and went on to win the Morgan Pleasure Driving Open Championship. Both horses are under the direction of Anne Benson Stables and Anne enjoyed the winning drives on the lines of these stars.


Sarde's Beyond Definition

 

Sarde's Beyond Definition shines at Citrus Cup!

Sarde's Beyond Definition (SYP High Definition x Stonecroft Bewitched) enjoyed his first wins in the western pleasure division at the 2015 Citrus Cup Regional in Newberry, FL under the direction of Rick Gervasio. This tall, dark and handsome four year old gelding won the Junior horse qualifier and championship and is beginning to really enjoy his new division. We're looking forward to his next appearance!


Sarde's Delicious

 

Congratulations to Laura Sottile!

Sarde's Delicious (KDS Star Wars x Sarde's Victoria Anne) caught the eye of Laura Sottile of Ashaway, RI recently and the two are now happily joined for fun and adventures. Special thanks to Anne Benson for training this lovely mare and for representing Sarde Morgans in this sale.


Sarde's Victoria Anne and Sarde's Backdraft

 

He's red hot and on fire, so we named him appropriately!

On April 28th, the beautiful Sarde's Victoria Anne (Stonecroft Masquerade x Lady Hot Topic) delivered a stunning redheaded colt we've named Sarde's Backdraft (by Minion Millennium). He is our second and last foal of the year, so we feel like we're going out with a bang on the 2015 foaling season. Now, to rest up for 2016!


Sarde's Truly Vivacious & Sarde's Kodachrome

 

A perfect pairing comes to fruition!

Congratulations to Mark & Carly Cingolani on the purchase of the exciting three year old gelding Sarde's Shameless (HVK Courageous Flaire x Stonecroft Bewitched). We are always excited to match up the perfect pair and look forward to Carly and Dickie's debut in the junior hunter pleasure division under the direction of Christine Nava, trainer/agent, Timber Hill Stable LLC.

Anne Benson has guided this young star for Sarde Morgans and represented us in this sale.


Sarde's Truly Vivacious & Sarde's KodachromeSarde's Truly Vivacious welcomes her very first foal

At 6:00 am on April 2nd, Roxanne enjoyed welcoming Sarde's Kodachrome, by Minion Millennium, to the family. This is the very first foal for our beautiful buckskin Sarde's Truly Vivacious, who is sired by the gorgeous golden palomino stallion Ancan True Colors. Bay with plenty of chrome, including a pair of socks behind, this handsome boy is already the apple of his mother's eye--and ours!

We can't wait to watch him unfold and will have more photos as soon as he's ready!


Sarde's SensuousSarde's Sensuous joins the beautiful girls at Reevedale Farm

Sarde's Sensuous (Minion Millennium x Sarde's Soiree) caught the eye of Maura Sweeney-Reeve when she would come to visit her own Reevedale's Ruby Rose here at Sarde. When the time came for the girls to be weaned, there was just no separating these two lovely Millennium daughters and so Maura decided to make it official. We're so happy to see another satisfied Minion Millennium fan club member!


Horse World People's ChoiceHorse World People's Choice honors Sarde Morgans

We were thrilled that our peers voted us Reserve Morgan Breeder of the Year for 2014, and that our main man, Minion Millennium, was voted Reserve Sire of the Year for 2014! Other Sarde awards included:

The People's Choice awards are always a favorite here, since our friends and admirers are the ones who voted. Thank you to everyone!


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