About the Morgan Horse
All Morgans trace back to a single foundation sire, a stallion named Figure, who was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts in 1789. In 1792, he was given to a man named Justin Morgan as a debt payment. The horse later came to be identified by the name of this his owner and "the Justin Morgan horse" evolved into the name of the breed. Figure was known for his ability to pass on his distinctive looks, conformation, temperament, and athleticism. Morgans today are known as America's Family Horse.
In the 19th century, Morgans were used extensively for harness racing due to the breed's speed and endurance in harness. During the Civil War Morgans were used as cavalry mounts by both sides Morgans were also used by families, farmers and ranchers as stock horses and for general riding, as well as light driving work. Morgans were very desirable because they could willingly and easily do all of the work needed - from plowing a field to taking the family to town. Morgans were used as cavalry mounts by both sides in the American Civil War.
The Morgan breed is known for its versatility, and is used for a number of English and Western events. They have been successfully shown in many disciplines, including dressage, show jumping, Western pleasure, cutting and endurance riding. They are also used as stock horses and for pleasure riding and driving. They are frequently seen in driving competitions, including combined driving and carriage driving. Morgans were the first American breed to compete in the World Pairs Driving competition, representing the US. They can been seen as mounts for 4-H and Pony Club participants and therapeutic riding programs, due to their gentle disposition and steady movement.
About Regency Oaks Farm
Regency Oaks Farm is currently the home of three Morgans.
Right to Left
DarVale Knight Hawk - "Junior" age 28
HD Harkness - "Hark" age 19
Root's Archaic Tyson - "Tyson" age 9
How nice of them to line up in order AND put their ears up!
We have owned and shown Morgan horses for over 40 years. Our horses are family horses; they are owned and trained by us. All of our horses have been purchased as youngsters (between 7 months and 2 years) and have their forever homes with us. Our horses have won world and national championships but most of all, they have won our hearts.
Enjoy a Movie
We will be showing the Disney classic,
"Justin Morgan Had a Horse"
continuously throughout the day
Meet the Morgans
in their Paddock and Stalls
View our Carriage Collection
Dating from the 1870's
Activity Sheets for Children
Weather Permitting Demonstrations
1:00 - 1:30
Learn to Identify a Walk - Trot - Canter
2:30 - 3:00
Groom a Morgan
Win This Purse!
We're giving away this hand made felted Classic Horse Statement © purse.You'll get one ticket just for coming +1 more if you own a Morgan + 1 more if you traveled more than 20 miles to visit us!