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October 2 - Justin Morgan Statue Centennial Celebration At the UVM Morgan Horse Farm

September 21, 2021


(Press Release - University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm 09/18/2021)

The life-size bronze Statue of Justin Morgan, the first Morgan horse, that stands at the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm turns 100 years old this fall. Please join us for a wonderful event on October 2nd to celebrate this important milestone.

Guided by an original program from the statue-unveiling field day in 1921, event organizers have worked to replicate that exciting day. 

Bring a picnic blanket and chairs and make a day of it!

From 10am-noon, learn about Morgan horse conformation from a professional Morgan horse judge, and watch riding & driving presentations in the outdoor arena. Morgans are known for their versatility, so this will be an exciting show!

At lunchtime enjoy music and shape-note singing, lawn games, and plan to grab some delicious food from the CBD: Catering By Dale food truck. 

In the afternoon, the UVM Morgan mares and foals will be in the outdoor arena while guests gather around to celebrate the statue, the farm, and the wonderful Morgan horse. 

The event takes place outdoors on the spacious grounds of the historic Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge, Vermont. Face-coverings are required inside all buildings regardless of vaccination status, and are recommended for crowded areas. 

Activities will run from 10am-2pm. There is no admission fee to come celebrate Vermont’s State Animal, however a suggested donation of $10 per person directly supports the mission of the UVM Morgan Horse Farm. 

Bring walking shoes to enjoy the 1.1 miles of new walking trails. Morgan horse history displays, Morgan horse clubs, and Vermont 4-H will have promotional materials in the Main Barn. There will be activities for all ages at this fun, family-friendly event. 

Please contact the farm via email for more information, or call 802-388-2011. Rain date is Sunday, October 3rd. UVM Morgan Horse Farm is located at: 74 Battell Drive, Weybridge, VT 05753.

We look forward to seeing you!

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