Chapel Hill Elijah 74837 (Royal Oak's Patrick 22594 x Robbins Jubilee Mist 023274), 1979-2011.
Foaled June 7, 1979, Easton, MO.
Died September 24, 2011, Crystal Lake, IL.
Bred by Suzanne Peniston King & Francis L. Peniston.
Brown, snip, bh fetlocks white w/distal spots.
Jubilee Singles Driving Champion 3 times.
Sired Morabs & American Warmbloods in addition to 28 registered Morgans. His last foal arrived in 2009.
This picture was taken the day before he died.
He really was grand. I met him when he was 3; his owner for his last 30 years, June Strelcheck, was swimming him in the Maquoketa River in a halter. He was a wonderful athlete, with a great mind & a marvelous disposition. I bred to him 7 times, & never got a filly, tho all 3 of my mares had daughters by other sires, so it wasn't their fault. Even when June leased my Tony for 2 foals, both were colts. He just didn't want me to have one of his daughters.
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I've been a student of the horse all my life and an avid reader of all sorts of books. I got into Morgans in 1979, getting my first Morgans in 1980 and then becoming a breed historian with published articles in various publications. I still have Morgans, and cats.