Breeding Morgan Horses

—UVM Springfield

We purchased UVM Springfield from the UVM Morgan farm in July of 1996. Shortly after, Steve Davis, the Farm’s Director, introduced us to Sue Brander, the premier historian of ‘Figure,’ Justin Morgan’s horse, and the foundation sire of the Morgan breed. Sue made sure we understood how rare a Morgan Springfield is and encouraged us to freeze some of his semen for posterity if we were planning to geld him. We did freeze his semen, but never gelded him. UVM Springfield while under our management sired over 60 foals, many champions across a range of disciplines from endurance and eventing to reining and dressage. UVM Springfield died due to an accident at the age of 27, but his high quality frozen semen extends his legendary status among Morgan lovers.  Springfield is a Sire of Sires and a Sire of Champions, and his sons and daughters carry on his traditional athleticism and affability.  Two of his most successful sons are Privilege (UVM Springfield x Nemours Celestial Lady) and Canon (UVM Springfield x Pastorale). To breed to UVM Springfield himself by frozen semen, contact Janet & Chris Morris at, or  contact us on Facebook at Paradise Morgans’ page:

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UVM Springfield’s AMHA Registry Certificate[/caption]

UVM Springfield, 1987 Morgan stallion by UVM Elite out of UVM Graceful; pencil portrait by Jeanne Mellin Herrick

The Stallions of Paradise

UVM Springfield, 1987 Morgan stallion by UVM Elite out of UVM Graceful


5 responses

  1. Artie (Melrich Kamelot) who is by Springfield and out of our mare RLY Kamela looks more and more like his dad every day. He has that pretty sculpted head and beautiful eye. He is a perfect combination of both parents. We just recently had him trained to ride and he’s showing dressage potential, definitely an English mover. Just thought I would give you an update. I have him listed for sale and a video on several different sites including Shows him ridden western and English.

    June 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    • Thank you, Mel, we’re passing it along. Hope to see you soon.

      June 24, 2012 at 2:24 am

  2. Pine Hill Farms Inc.(Est.1935 MA) Morgans and Jumpers. An unbelievable photo display! After bringing up my now 20 year old (twin) daughters in the Discipline of Jumping, I can now fulfill my dream of breeding Morgans. It will be through donations to U.V.M. I grew up on a farm in Mass. which bred this most outstanding breed! You capture what I have preached to so many perfectly. Thank you.

    July 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm

  3. Thanks for finally talking about >—UVM Springfield
    | paradisemorgans <Liked it!

    February 10, 2015 at 4:41 am

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