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Treble's Willy Wild

Treble's Morgan Manor began with a single stallion: Quaker's Acre Treble (for whom the farm was named). His Morgan character and beauty captivated Carol, who at the time was involved in Arabians. Click on any name to bring up a full pedigree...

Quakers Acre TrebleQuakers Acre Treble

Carol started out looking for another Arabian, and instead this big, flashy chestnut colt caught her eye and began her foray into the Morgan world. A grandson of Trophy, he was was purchased as a yearling from his breeder, Mary Smith, in the spring of 1966. Sired by Trophy's Award (sired by Trophy) and out of Baroosa, by Raymond S Sentney, this very talented and game stallion was the beginning of Carol's love affair with the Morgan horse, and was the sire of the first horse to carry a Treble's prefix--Trebles Tender Touch (dam of Trebles Wild Affair and SW Regal Mymphett). He was shown as a park saddle horse throughout the southeast, winning amateur and open titles with his flamboyant motion and Morgan panache. Carol got her feet wet in the Morgan show ring by watching this extremely athletic individual parade around the ring, many times with her friend Beth Hughes (sister to Allyson Hughes) in the saddle. He had a unique coloring that made everyone ooh and aaah when he entered the ring with his silver tail flowing behind him, and he had a fan club that followed him to and from the ring. This courageous stallion lived his life to the fullest while fighting a liver disease that ultimately caused his untimely death. A few of his important titles include a Reserve National Championship Park Saddle award behind the immortal Waseeka's In Command. Although his foals numbered just 20, they included the very important beginnings of Treble's Morgan Manor through his outstanding daughters, including such notable horses as Tequila Sunrise (dam of Trebles Margarita), Dawnhill Alexsis (dam of Sizzle), and Trebles My Treble (dam of Willy N Truly), as well as Trebles Morgana, Trebles Tender Touch, Quail Run Gingersnap, I'm A Treble Too, Southwinds Lyric and Dawnhill Jubilation. He was simply one of a kind.

Treble's Willy WildTreble's Willy Wild
Treble sold us on Morgans, but his primary contribution to the look of our horses came through his wonderful daughters, who were used on our next showcase stallion, the beautiful Treble's Willy Wild (pictured at right). Foaled in 1977, he was sired by Windy Hill Willie, a son of Windcrest Music Man (by Waseeka's Nocturne), out of a daughter of Count Benaida Vona (by Upwey Ben Don). Willy's dam was Junehill Fascination, who brought an additional cross to Upwey Ben Don through her sire, Donlyn of Wind-Crest, and added a touch of Brunk through her dam, Orcland Graceful (Ulendon x Grace Graham, by Senator Graham).

Willy was foaled in 1977 and from the moment he arrived, I knew he was a future star to build a breeding program upon. His illustrious show career included many wins in hand and park saddle and culminated at 11 years of age when he was crowned Grand Champion Stallion at the prestigious New England Regional Morgan Show with good friend Cheri Barber on the line. Willy had an ethereal beauty about him that just captivated everyone who saw him in person. His photos never did him justice. He was quite simply one of the most beautiful Morgan Horses of the last 100 years.

His true mark of greatness appeared when his daughters began to produce World Champion after World Champion when bred to Tug Hill Commando. This pairing was hard to beat for quality, beauty and trainability.

Willy not only put Treble's on the map with a star-studded show career in hand and park saddle, but he also sired 150 foals that were each stamped with his extreme beauty. While his sons were sought after for their exotic looks, his daughters quickly became some of the premier producers in recent Morgan history. Probably his most notable offspring is the legendary MO Justa Wild Melody (out of Latours Justa Beauty), who was the dam of multiple World and Regional Champions that include Treble's Unchained Melody, Treble's First A'Flaire, Treble's Wild Memories, Totally In Command, Treble's Spring Loaded, After A Fashion and the outstanding producers Take My Breath Away and HVK Noble Melody.

Sire of 150 registered get, including: Double M Temptation, MO Justa Wild Melody, Willy N' Truly, Trebles Margarita, Double M Blue Velvet,Gradell's Wild Reflection, Trebles Wild Tequila, Wild Palm Award, RM Wild Flame, Trebles Wild Affair, Gradell's Pandora, Willy Remember Me, Gradell's Wild Magic, Wild Palm Jack Flash, Gradell Wild Sunrise, Gradell's Vigilante, Treble's Hot N Wild, Gradell's Premier, Gulfwind Sir William, Gulfwind Wild Solitaire, Gulfwind Temptress and Grand Cru Dom Perignon.

Tug Hill Commando

Tug Hill CommandoAnd then came TUG HILL COMMANDO... the once in a lifetime stallion. Purchased in 1982 as a weanling to cross on our Willy daughters, "Mando" continued the legacy of beautiful horses beyond our wildest expectations. There is probably no other Morgan name that commands more instant recognition and appreciation than his. "Mando" has remained under the watchful eyes of Carol and co-owners Drs. Jerome and Shirley Modell throughout his life, and still today lives just down the road at Cheri Barber Stables with his lifetime trainer/handler. From his exquisite beauty to his dozens of World Champion foals, he singlehandedly raised the bar to which all other stallions of his generation aspired to attain. His "Golden Cross" on the Willy Wild daughters (many of whom were out of daughters of Quaker's Acre Treble) quickly put Treble's Morgan Manor on the map and became the gold standard for Morgan type, character and quality. The 20-plus year reign of Commando sons and daughters both in the show ring as well as the breeding shed is a full chapter of Morgan history. While Commando is still hale and hearty at 31 years of age, he is no longer settling mares, although we maintain a limited supply of viable frozen semen for the future.Tug Hill Commando

Over 250 sons and daughters of this great horse have populated the registry and hung tricolors, World Champion plaques and coolers on stable tack rooms from coast to coast. Sons like World Champions Mtn Laurel Maximilian, Ultra's Special Agent, Festival Rock N Roll, Chase Manhattan, Treble's Tanqueray and Grand Cru Beaujolais are not only winning national titles, they are siring champions in their image. Commando has also sired mares that have not only garnered attention in the show ring, but have gone on to have equally impressive careers as producers of top bloodstock. Names like RWJ Commandina (dam of the 2010 Morgan Gala Champion, RWJ Gabbana), Mirador Jenevieve, Treble's Wild Memories, Raintree Red Roses, Ryan's Pure Silk Lady (dam of WC MSV Shooting Star), Cingate Vincent's Song (dam of WCs Cingate Starry Night and Cingate Revelation), Gradell's Work of Art, GLB Temptation Eyes, Pondview Promises Promises, Gradells Seventh Angel, Relentless Charm,Treble's Unchained Melody, Treble's Theme Song, Sizzle, On Fire, Treble's Tickle My Fancy, Rum Brook Veronica, After A Fashion, Weatherwell Commanda, Take My Breath Away, Sabal Chase Cammanda, and of course the beautiful World Champion Mare Ultra's Formal Request. All of these prestigious titles in the show ring would not have happened without the valuable contributions of the professional trainers we have formed relationships with throughout the years. Many of these gifted horsemen and women have become close friends as well. A very special thank you to Cheri Barber in Reddick, Florida; Luman Wadhams in Warren, Vermont; and Daryl Hopson in Walla Walla, Washington for their friendship, their professionalism and the many World Champion titles they've given us with Treble's Morgan Horses.

MO Justa Wild MelodyIn 1982, we sold a beautiful daughter of Willy Wild to a lovely woman named Lisa [Nyberg] Anderson. Little did we know that over the next three years, a cherished friendship would develop. By 1984, Lisa and Treble's Morgan Manor had become synonymous and we partnered many of our wonderful World Champion Morgans. Lisa's MO Justa Wild Melody (pictured left) went on to become one of the breed's greatest producers, recognizable for her several multiple World Champion foals. Lisa's contribution to Treble's is huge, but her contribution to the breed has been even more immeasurable. As the originator of the first Morgan Sire Rating, she wrote the book on quantifying stallion achievements in the breeding shed. She is a walking textbook on bloodlines of horses, and is an astute breeder. Although her life has refocused on many charitible endeavors outside of the horses that are lucky to have her, we will never forget her Morgan involvement and we hope she finds time at some point in the future to return to the breed she so loves.

mtn laurel maximilian
Mtn Laurel MaximilianWhile we were partnered with Lisa, we enjoyed acquiring and campaigning one of Commando's most popular and titled son, the wonderful Mtn Laurel Maximilian. "Heir to the throne", this stunning and talented son of Tug Hill Commando had a long and illustrious show career that began with World Championships in hand as a two year old in 1992, and continued throughout the 1990's and into the early 2000's as he won title after title in the English Pleasure division. Purchased by the Connor family in 1999, Max was then gelded and went on to become a World Champion in the Junior Exhibitor English Pleasure division with both Shannon Connor and later with the Woolley family.

His Grand National and World Championship titles include 1992 Sire Auction Sweepstakes Stallions & Geldings WC, 1992 Junior Champion Stallion RWC, 1992 Two Year Old Stallion RGNC, 1993 Three Year Old Stallion RGNC, 1994 English Pleasure 4 Year Old Stallion & Gelding RGNC, 1994 Four Yr Old English Pleasure RWC, 1995 English Pleasure Stallion GNC, 1995 English Pleasure RWC, 1996 English Pleasure Stallion GNC, 1996 English Pleasure WC, 1998 Amateur English Pleasure Stallion GNC, 1998 Amateur English Pleasure WC, 2001 Jr. Exhibitor English Pleasure 11 & Under GNC, and 2001 Jr. Exhibitor English Pleasure 13 & Under WC.

Before his untimely death, Max had established himself as a superb sire of producers. And thanks to the miracle of frozen semen, there are still Max foals appearing in limited numbers. Max is the sire of over 100 registered get, including: Deer Park Graphic Design, Cobridge Maximum Affair, Treble's Hot Tamale, PLF Maximum Results, Treble's Hot Ticket, Trebles Double Exposure, Trebles Legal Tender, Treble's Max Factor, Cinemax, Treble's Fleetwood Max, Treble's Take Me On and Treble's Love Song.

And representing the distaff side of Treble's history...

Treble's Theme SongTreble's Theme Song
Perhaps one of Tug Hill Commando's most beautiful daughters, Theme Song is a product of the Treble's "golden cross" of Commando on the Willy Wild daughters. She is truly a page in Treble's history, as she goes back to some of our original Morgan horses on the bottom of her pedigree.

In her brief show career, she was New England Regional's Reserve Grand Champion Mare after winning her two year old qualifier and the Junior Champion Mare honors, then marched into Oklahoma later that year to win the Sire Auction Sweepstakes Fillies World title, Reserve World Champion Futurity Two Year Old Mares, and Reserve Grand National Champion Two Year Old Mare.

As a three year old, she was Grand Champion Mare at the Connecticut All Morgan, then won her class again at New England.

Her first foal, Trebles Double Exposure (by WC Mtn Laurel Maximilian), has been a champion in several divisions since he arrived on the scene in 1997, but most notably he's been a tremendous western pleasure entry and recently has begun to sire some very promising foals. A full sister followed the next year with Treble's Taylor Made, a stunning mare who had only just begun what appeared to be a wonderful breeding career before she was lost far too soon. Her third foal was the multiple World Champion Treble's Rhapsody in Blue, who also unfortunately met an untimely death, a great loss to the Brown/Klein family who had enjoyed her national wins.

Theme's last two foals were sired by World Champion Liberation First Star and have been consistent winners in the ring for their owners. Treble's Starburst, a 2002 gelding, and Treble's Evening Star, a 2006 gelding who is winning classes on the west coast.

Although we wish we could have had a daughter to carry on, we enjoy Theme's beautiful face on a daily basis as she enjoys the good life retired in the fields at TMM.

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