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UConn morgan horse show team

Horse Unit Manager John Bennett shows UC Romeo and Stillwell Suma at MA Morgan (2016)

Photo courtesy of Michelle Lewis

 

About the Team

The UConn Morgan Show Team is under the direction of Mr. John Bennett, UConn Horse Unit Manager.  Each show season (April – August), several Animal Science students are selected to represent UConn Morgans at various Morgan Shows throughout New England.  The students selected must have knowledge of the breed, show ring experience, be employed at the horse barn during the summer months, and have a good work ethic. 

If you are interested in joining the UConn Morgan Show Team, e-mail John.Bennett_jr@uconn.edu or phone (860) 486-2034.

 

2016 Accomplishments

New England Morgan Regional Horse Show (July 2016)

     -Mr. Bennett showed UC Romeo and Stillwell Suma in working pleasure placing 4th, in driven dressage placing 5th and carriage turnout placing 4th.


Massachusetts Morgan Horse Show (August 2016)

     -Mr. Bennett showed UC Romeo and Stillwell Suma in working pleasure placing 5th, in driven dressage placing 4th and super reinsmanship placing 2nd.

UC Romeo and Stillwell Suma at the 2016 Equine Affaire Morgan Breed Demonstration

 

2015 Accomplishments

 

New England Morgan Regional Horse Show (July 2015)

     -Tori Travers, ANSC undergraduate, showed UC Domination in the Road Hack Division.  She placed 6th in the qualifier and 6th in the championship.

     -Mr. Bennett showed UC Domination and placed 1st in Fault & Out, 2nd in Timed Obstacles and 2nd in Park Carriage driving classes.  Mr. Bennett also showed Stillwell Suma and placed 1st in Carriage Driving and 3rd in the Carriage Reinmenship class.

Massachusetts Morgan Horse Show (August 2015)

     -Tori Travers and UC Domination showed in Classic Pleasure Youth and placed 4th and 6th in the Classic Pleasure Limit Horse Class and Championship.

     -AJ Terracciano, ANSC undergraduate, showed Stillwell Suma and placed 3rd in Walking Carriage Pleasure, 3rd in Fault and Out and 4th in Pick Your Own Route driving.

     -Mr. Bennett showed Stillwell Suma and placed 1st in Carriage Dressage and 1st in Super Reinmenship.

AJ Terracciano (ANSC Major) shows Stillwell Suma at Mass Morgan (2015)

Photo courtesy of Dr. Sarah Reed

Tori Travers (ANSC Major) shows UC Domination at Mass Morgan (2015)

Photo courtesy of Dr. Sarah Reed

2014 Accomplishments

New England Morgan Regional Horse Show (July 2014)

        - Jane Griffin, ANSC undergraduate, showed UC Night Star in Low Hunter Division. They won the Reserve Champion title by placing first, second, and third in their three fence classes and placing second in the hunter under saddle class. In the Hunter Hack class, Jane and Night Star received the blue ribbon.

       - Mr. Bennett with the pair, UC Valentino and UC Mastermind, placed in every class they competed in at NEMHS. They were overall champions in the Pleasure Driving Working Limit Multiples Division with a first place finish in their driven dressage test and a second place finish in Super Reinsmanship Limit. Mr. Bennett and UC Valentino also won the Reserve Champion Title in the Single Limit Driving Division by finishing first in both the Pleasure Driving Turn-Out class and the Driven Timed Obstacles.

Massachusetts Morgan Horse Show (August 2014)

        - Jane Griffin and UC Valentino placed first in the Sport Horse in Hand division.

        - Mr. Bennett drove the pair, UC Valentino and UC Mastermind, and ended up placing first in Reinsmanship and progressive obstacles. They also placed second in their working class and third in a field of nine in their Driven Dressage class.

        - Mr. Bennett and the pair were champions in the Multiples Limit Driving Division, Ex-Pro Carriage Driving division, and were overall champions for the Carriage Multiples Driving Division. They also brought home a Reserve Champion ribbon in the Limit Driving division.

Mr. Bennett along with groom Jane Griffin (ANSC Major) brought UC Mastermind and UC Valentino to show in the New England Morgan Regional Horse Show. (2014)

Photo courtesy of Shane Shiflet Photography

 

 

Jane Griffin (Animal Science undergraduate) and UC Nightstar at New England Morgan (2014)

 

Kayleigh Meyer (Animal Science undergraduate) at the New England Horse Show with UC Tee Rose (2012)

Photo courtesy of Denlore Photography


Kayleigh Meyer (Animal Science undergraduate student) at the Connecticut Summer Classic with UC Doc Sanchez (2011)

Photo courtesy of Terry Young

                                    

Caitlin Lewis (Animal Science graduate student) at the Connecticut Summer Classic with UC Domination (2011)

Photo courtesy of Carey McBride

 

Mr. Bennett and Kayleigh Meyer hug at the Massachusetts Morgan Horse show (2011)

Kayleigh was just called into center ring to claim the prize for winning the Classic Pleasure Saddle Junior Horse class.  

It was a very competitive class and a very emotional moment that was luckily caught on camera!

Photo courtesy of Terry Young

Kayleigh and Sanchez during their victory pass. (2011)

Photo courtesy of Terry Young

 

Related Links

           History of the UConn Morgan (coming soon)

 

 

 


Last updated: 11/15/2016 12:01:23

 

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