|Horses like Windcrest Donfield, Corrine, Windcrest Sentimental Lady, Miller's Adel, Deerfield Leading Lady, Sweet Pepper, and Upwey Benn Quietude. And of course showing Morgan horses quickly turned to breeding Morgan horses.
And breeding horses renewed the passion for pedigrees.
Several false starts, some arguments over what nicks were working and what ones were not, and then the great ones started to appear. Nocturne was one of the first great ones, purchased at his dam Trudy's side (but with Mr. Davis' kind permission to carry the farm prefix). Nocky hit the show ring as a weanling in1954, and retired from the show ring in 1973 with the respect and admiration of many....his legacy lives today in many fine Morgans. What some call the Nocturne look. and a few other names familiar to some of you...
Since 1952 only 93 horses carried this prefix. Just 93 horses over 4 decades. Not what you would consider an overwhelming force in this day and age. But because of the support and the dedication of many, many breeders from the '50s and right on up to today, the ground work for quality that went into the creation of those 93 horses that were bred by Elizabeth Power, and Sue and Keene Annis and John Lydon carries on..... In the showring, on the driving courses, in the back yards, in the broodmare barn, in the stallion shed and in the hearts of many.
From the AMHA, the first Breeders Hall of Fame Award is awarded to Waseeka Farm.
The horses of Waseeka's history.
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