Greetings to all NYSMHS members, and Morgan enhusiasts!
In mid August, the Officers and Board of Directors established a new Stallion Service Auction committee. For your reference the following individuals are your representatives on the NYSSA committee. These individuals represent long-standing Morgan breeders, both large and small breeding farms, training facilities, and research institutes. They geographically represent the far reaches of the States of New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. They represent the three districts that make up the NYSMHS. You will find these individuals exhibiting their fabulous Morgans in all divisions both near and far. Working for your NYSMHS, the Morgan horse, and on behalf of stallion owners are: Judy Manchester-Vassie, Lynn Peeples, Jeff/Amy Bessey, Karen Lassell, Rebecca Cooper, Katie Murray, Cate Lynch, Marion Gaigal, and as President, Coby Holowacz is included in all teleconferences/e-mails/minutes.
Rebecca Cooper serves as our recordkeeper. If you have a question regarding anything related to stallions, eligible progeny, auction procedures, website/facebook postings, sponsorships, etc., send your question to NYMorganStallionServiceAuction@gmail.com. Rebecca will forward the question to one of the committee members for a response.
Let's bring you up to date on what is being addressed by the committee:
There will be a NYSSA 2021! Shane Darnell has been retained as the service provider for the Auction and related media announcements. The Auction will become live for on-line bidding on January 17th with an actual in-person auction held on January 30th.
The NYMorgan Stallion Website is being reworked under the capable hands of Cate Lynch (Sebring Stables, MA), with the Facebook site being addressed by both Cate Lynch and Katie Murray (Kingfisher Creek, NY). Do you have photos of past winners of the Sweepstakes, or horses that would have been eligible for showing at the 2020 New York Regional? Please forward same to Cate or Katie for posting. Our goal is to build a following "friends" for both sites, making each a portal for current and historical information on the NYSSA's thirty plus years of competitions.
The search is on for Stallions for the 2021 Auction. Stallion owners are currently being canvassed for participation in the 2021 NYSSA. Committee members are in the process of contacting past participants from previous auctions. Do you have a stallion that you would like to offer to the public? Know of a stallion that you would like to see included in the Auction? Please contact NYMorganStallionServiceAuction@gmail.com with the stallions you would like to see available in the upcoming sale..
2021 "Night of the Sweeps" - NY Morgan Regional Show. Friday night of the 2021 Regional Show is going to be a night of Sweepstakes. Plan on being in the arena for the traditional Weanling and Four Yr. Olds, with the Yearling and Five Yr. Olds who would have shown in 2020 added to the evening's program. Six classes in total, along with a party celebrating our newly crowned Sweepstakes Champions, as well as the NY Morgan Regional Show's return to the State Fairgrounds at Syracuse. It's a #Morgan Strong event!
The committee identified a lack of recognition for the stallion owners and trainers in distribution of Prize Money. Attention is being given to the resurrection of a Bonus Award for dispersal to the winning stallion owner and those exhibiting the qualified off-spring. Committee members are seeking individuals, corporate sponsors, farms, interested in serving as Sweepstakes sponsors. Raised monies will go to the creation of a "bonus award" specifically for the owners and trainers of winning entries. Raised funds will not be blended with the Sweepstakes Prize money realized through the sale of stallions and other non-stallion items at the Auction.
Do you know of a great venue that would be suitable as the site of the 2021NYSSA? Please forward information on same to the committee at NYMorganStallionServiceAuction@gmail.com.
As you can see from the noted areas this newly formed NYSSA committee, which came into existence in late August, has been hard at work for the mission of the preservation and promotion of the Morgan horse through breeding. We are #Morgan Strong!