Akira Morgans began with the planning of our first foal, Akira Anticipation. Dustin and I met when I worked for Rollie and Joan Bowers at Morgan Manor in Philomath, Oregon. I had intended on breeding a mare, ATMF Pandora, but she died tragically before the breeding could take place. Together, Dustin and I went on a great search of the Northwest to find a broodmare to replace Pandora. We purchased the wonderful mare, ER Quintessence (Bellcroft Benn x Elizabeth R). Quincy was Dustin’s first show horse. She was a grand old mare that had the greatest personality and sense of humor.

We bred two fillies out of Quincy, Akira Anticipation (by Mantic Emperor) and Akira Beijing (by PWF Good Will Hunting). Anticipation is the first Morgan to carry my prefix and also the first Akira Morgan to win a World Championship. Beijing has been recognized with her Champion status from AMHA. When Dustin & I were married, we had to have a Morgan involved, so Akira Beijing was recruited to be the wedding carriage horse. After only about a month of harness work, Jing carried us to and from the aisle and the wedding was perfect.

After Quincy, we next purchased the royally bred Code Red (Issues ‘N Answers x Kilkenney Tansy). I showed Red a little bit and enjoyed her sweet but fiery nature. I bred her to Arboria Top Gun and she produced Akira Conspiracy Theory. When the economy went low I paused a long time in my breeding plans. I wanted to be sure that I was breeding the “right” horses and not just creating extra horses on an already burdened market.

During this time, I bought a few different prospect horses to get trained and shown and enjoyed them immensely. Then in June 2011 we welcomed our first human “foal”. Madelyn Rae Arnould, our daughter, is the best thing that has ever happened to us. She is a happy, sweet, funny little girl! She loves the horses and enjoys coming to horse shows. She has been showing Ace in lead-line and we are hoping they will make a great walk trot pair down the road.

Through some sad circumstances I ended up owning a mare I’d known back in my days at Morgan Manor, Mantic Bella Rena (HVK Bell Flaire x Westenfeld Cormandy). Although I wasn’t able to get a foal out of Bella Rena I was able to lease a mare that year and the next Akira was born. Akira Derringer (SpiceOLife Present Tense x Fire Run Natalia) is a colt I have high hopes for. I am excited to follow his progress in the show ring with his new owners. Recently I purchased a SpiceOLife Present Tense daughter and named her Emma Downtown. Emma is a granddaughter of Mantic Bella Rena and just proves that sometimes life goes full circle. We hope to show Emma and keep her as a broodmare for later.

We purchased the fabulous SSLLC In Vogue (HVK Man About Town x Arboria Victor’s Pride). Vogue has produced Akira Embellished by HVK Bell Flaire, Akira Fantasize by Bazinga and is currently in foal to Cedar Creek Harlequin for a 2019 foal.

We have a small farm in Lebanon, Oregon. We are working on updating and renovating the house and doing some landscape work. We have built a 72’x112’ outdoor arena and are currently working horses at home with plans for a small covered arena and newer, updated barn in the works. You can see us at most of the PNW circuit Morgan shows and we try to make it to Nationals most years. Please stop by, we would love to meet you!