Situated on an incredibly picturesque landscape on the eastern side of Erdenheim Farm, our Morgan Horse breeding facility occupies the beautiful stables built by Erdenheim Farm’s previous owners.
These stables were home to a long list of champion race horses that competed in events such as the Kentucky Derby, Epsom Derby and Ascot. It began with Flora Temple’s purchase in 1864, a bay mare with a bobbed tail that many believe is the “bob-tailed nag” in the popular tune, “Camptown Races”. In 1869, a thoroughbred called Leamington joined the stable and sired many winners, including Iroquois, the first American-bred thoroughbred to win the prestigious Epson Derby in England, and Aristides, who won the first Kentucky Derby in 1875, and went on to place second at the Belmont Stakes in that year. A statue of Aristides graces the track at Churchill Downs.
Today, our top notch breeding facility sits in the newly restored Widener horse stable alongside the nearly 250 year old stud barn and one mile racing track. Our Erdenheim Morgans team, delivers the highest standard of care and maintenance to our horses and produces show, breeding, and training prospects for purchase. By working alongside our Morgans from birth to sale, our team gives each horse an individual training program and works to develop long term relationships through the share of our knowledge before and after the sale.