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FBF NEWS

Congratulations to our FBF students and their horses for all their success!


Kate Daly and Diva In Black
  • 2013 First Level Morgan Dressage Jr Rider World Champion
  • 2013 Training Level Morgan Dressage Jr Rider World Champion
  • 2013 Reserve World Champion AMHA Dressage Seat Medal
  • 2012 Morgan Regional Champion Training Level and First Level Jr Rider

Danielle Helle and Bay State Quizical
  • 2011 World Champion AMHA Dressage Seat Medal
  • 2011 Morgan Regional Champion Training Level
  • 2011 Morgan Regional Reserve Champion First Level

Kristi Haines and Fenway Park
  • 2013 Morgan Dressage Association Training Scholarship Recipient
  • 2012 Massachusetts Morgan Second Level Champion
  • 2011 Morgan Regional Reserve Champion First Level

Natalie Hines and Battersea Saratoga
  • 2013 Morgan Regional Champion Introductory Level
  • 2013 Morgan Regional Reserve Champion Training Level

Erin Van Steenburgh and Graycliffe Caravaggio
  • 2013 Morgan Regional Champion First Level
  • 2013 UNH High Score of the Day First Level

Jacqueline Helle and Bay State Quizical
  • 2013 Massachusetts Morgan Champion Training Level

Audrey Robinson and Graycliffe Caravaggio
  • 2013 Massachusetts Morgan Reserve Champion Training Level
  • 2013 Massachusetts Morgan Year End Champion Training Level

Allison Hershoff and Miz Belle
  • 2013 Qualified for USDF Region 8 Championship at Training and First Level

Abby St.Peter and Lone Oak Chance
  • 2013 Massachusetts Morgan Year End Champion Introductory Level

Haley Gardner and Danellís Notice Me
  • 2012 Massachusetts Morgan Champion First Level Jr Rider

CONGRATULATIONS to Leigh Qualter on her new horse Townshend Port of Call. Leigh and Porter will begin their show career this year!
CONGRATULATIONS to Olivia Hutchinson on her lease of JNS In Like Flynn. Olivia and Reggie will begin their show career this coming spring!
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Van Steenburgh Honored with Top AMHA Award

For Immediate Release

Shelburne VT-Erin Collins Van Steenburgh of Marshfield, Massachusetts, recently was awarded the American Morgan Horse Association's (AMHA) Youth Person of the Year Award at its annual convention, held in Phoenix, Arizona. Each year the AMHA Youth Program presents special recognition to an adult who has made outstanding contributions to the Morgan Youth Program on a national level.

Erin began riding at the age of four with her mother and sister. She quickly outgrew her first pony and that is when her life with Morgans began. Her family began leasing and then bought their first Morgan, Merrilland Imperial. The Collins family never looked back. A few years later, her family acquired Syndicat Legaltender, a stallion who shaped Erin's riding career and instigated her decision to make Morgans her livelihood.

At the age of 13, Erin entered her first Youth of the Year Contest and much to her surprise, won. The next year found her at the National AMHA Youth of the Year Contest in Oklahoma. After four years of trying, Erin won the title of Youth of the Year in 1994. I was after this contest that Erin knew she wanted to do everything in her power to help youth across the country achieve similar successes.

Erin moved from being a youth, to being a youth role model. She took on the daunting task of organizing the New England Youth of the Year Contest in 1995 and has run it ever since Under Erin, this contest has grown to more than 50 participants. This also is when Erin started up and continues to lead a Morgan youth club called the Morgan Mass-querades.

Though technically her clients, Erin's girls have become like children to her. She pushes her students to reach their potential and has built up the youth rider division in Morgan Dressage t o be one of the largest classes on the Morgan circuit.

Founded in 1909, the American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) is a non-profit organization serving more than 50,000 Morgan horse owners, breeders, exhibitors, and enthusiasts throughout the United States. AMHA serves as a parent organization to more than 90 recognized Morgan horse clubs and national service organizations. It also provides an important link to foreign Morgan horse registries and clubs.