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Flintlock Morgan Horse Farm started off as a hobby

By Pete Jaeger
Posted Monday, January 24, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - It all started quite by accident when in the early '70's Pete & Gael Jaeger purchased a Welsh pony by the name of Strawberry Shortcake. Their young daughters enjoyed driving in the carriage with their parents but soon they were learning the art of riding. They started at an early age, and what started off as a hobby with the family showing horses on weekends, turned into a business and prominent Morgan training stable in 1973.

The first Morgan arrived in the early '70's and of course was followed by more, and more. And although all were loved and their particular talents appreciated, the farm got more into performance and breeding as time went on.

The farm Management and Training program has been run by Rob and Anne Marsh for the past number of years. They came to us from Colorado where Rob met Anne. Since their arrival, they have added many top caliber Morgans to the Flintlock show string. Similarly, they have added to their family, which now includes a daughter, Zoie, and a son, Zayden, - both promising show enthusiasts!

At any time there are eight or more Flintlock Owned Morgans of all ages on the farm. Gael and Rob are instrumental in selecting the breeding stallions for a number of the farm owned mares as we strive to produce one or two foals per year. Rob and Anne train our older stock and the balance of the 28 stalls are for customer horses in training.

We are a mere 23 miles from a wonderful show facility (Gov. James B. Hunt Arena) in Raleigh, NC, and we attend a number of "A" rated shows there, starting with the Raleigh Spring Premier in April and ending the show season with the NC State Fair Horse Show in October. Lexington, Virginia; Northampton, Mass and the Morgan World Championships in OKC are usual show stops for our farm tour during the summer months.

Our young daughters, Jamie Jaeger Fiocco and Christine Jaeger Clark are still involved with shows and Morgan horses. Our oldest daughter Jamie owns the many time World Champion, Carmen Miranda, who she has owned and shown since she was a two year old mare. Christy, after a "time out" to have three children; Dylan, Garrett and Keaton Mae, has been back in the saddle and enjoys competing with some of the farm owned Morgans.

Our goals have not changed very much over the past 36 years. We participate with Morgans to have fun, to promote our wonderful breed and to be able to impart knowledge to others so that they might be able to enjoy Morgans of their own both in and outside the show ring. We, Gael and Pete, have been honored in many ways by both the local club and the national association. Our involvement transcends the Morgan breed as we have participated in everything from Pony Clubs (once located at Fearrington) to the N. C. Horse Council.

We take pride in matching up new clients with Morgans that are suited to them, their abilities, their desires and perhaps even giving them new insight or new goals of their own. Stop in or contact us today!


Pete Flintlock Group, LLC
Flintlock Morgan Horses
www.flintlockfarm.com
4530 Mann's Chapel Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919.618.1234

 
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