LAMBERT MORGAN HORSES
The Quietude Stud has produced 311 clean-blooded foundation Lambert Morgan Horses during the last forty-three years.
We have preserved this ancient and rare Morgan family
for the future of the breed. There are only two pure families left in the Morgan breed today, the Lamberts and the Woodburys
.

 

UPDATED: March 23, 2017
Shannon & Susan Hanley
606 Quietude Lane, Hillsboro WV 24946
304-653-4966


quietude@frontiernet.net
CRITERION
THE CONTEMPORY FOUNDATION SIRE FOR
THE QUIETUDE STUD

"Such a rich treasure of bloodlines you have! It is always a treat to go to your page and compare your horses, I think you have achieved a more consistent type that is true to the rare old Morgan bloodlines than most other breeding programs combined - yet they are all so unique and each has their own special beauty! 

And all are marked not only as clearly Lambert but strongly bear Criterion's stamp."

Brenda Tippin CA: The Morgan Breed Historian
AT QUIETUDE

QUIETUDE JUBILEE KINGDOM
(Quietude Barcelona x Honor of Quietude)
Photo by Nancy Ager GA

QUIETUDE COLT
Photo by Nancy Ager GA

 

 


CARESS OF QUIETUDE (Criterion x Caven-glo Ballerina.
Caress WILL BE THIRTY-SIX YEARS-OLD on MAY 1, 2017.

Caress has lived many years with her stallion friend and companion Quietude Jubilee King. Caress is an own daughter of Criterion.
She has kept me safe, and many others, on our mountain trails since she was three years old.
Photo by Nancy Ager GA


Caress and Amanda Spreen
Caress at thirty-five years and my granddaughter at sixteen years.
GEORGA

QUIETUDE SKYLIGHT (Quietude Cock of the Rock x Quietude Saratoga)

On his first day with Nancy Ager in Georga, Skylight surveys his brand new home and future horse friends.


SKYLIGHT LOOKING OUT FROM HIS NEW BARN

HAPPENGS UPON THE ARRIVAL OF SKYLIGHT
TO HIS NEW LIFE WITH NANCY AGER GA

 

Thanks, Jenny Fudge and the whole Rebel Woods "family" for the support thru this "rough jourmey" after the loss of Cassidy! Appreciate it more than I can express. Also to the Quietude Lambert "family"... Susan Hanley and Shannon! The pain of the loss is still rough on some days...but having this fellow, means the world to me right now!
Skylight and I had a great morning yesterday. A little brushing...a walk around the barn property and arena..met a few new friends (he's quite a gentleman)...watched the farrier shoe other horses...played in a puddle...he took everything in stride and with ease! The barn here has small paddocks adjoining the bigger pastures where they group the 16 horses into smaller groups of 4 or 5 horses. Gives the horses a chance to get to know each other with a fence between them before face to face introductions. There's a little paint gelding that so badly want him to come play! Barn owner hoping to put him in the group that Cassidy was in. There's one kind of "strong" Arab mare that has opinions....so allowing her time to get used to him. She and Cassidy wouldnt always see eye to eye. They will also wait til the ground isn't so wet to introduce him to the group...so no one slips and gets hurt during introductions. He's handling everything very well!
Thanks so much.
Nancy


QUIETUDE MACKENZIE aka Mackie
(Quietude Forest x Quietude Coretta) She is afire!
Mackie is always ready to compete and beat the best!

 

CONNECTICUT

 


'Your girl Mackie ended up Champion for CT Morgan, Gold Medal Middle Distance from ECTRA and Reserve Champion for Middle Distance for all of ECTRA.'

Esther 

'On the trail competing in CTR 'Mackie' is amazing.
True war horse! She never shies, spooks, slows down or quits. She is a trotting machine, her speed at the trot is incredible.
True cruise control. I set the speed and just let her rip. She knows her job perfectly'.


UPDATE
NATIONAL PLACING
Reserve Champion for
AMHA Open Competition Program Middle Distance!
Esther and Makenzie have been top 10 American Morgan Horse Association's Open Competition nationally multiple times, Reserve Champion CTR Morgan many times and won both silver and several gold year end middle distance medallions from ECTRA.
Owned and CTR competed by Esther Fiddes CT


I went to Pine Barrens of NJ to do 50 mile NJ Devil. Weather first day pelting rain, cold temps and big winds. Pine Barrens are flat flat flat with deep sand. Mackie was trotting machine. There was nothing to slow her down! No hills, no turns, just straight sandy roads and woods trails. Jim was behind me calling out mph. We were going 12 mph for long stretches. Miles at a time. Once I got her up over 15  Walked in last 2.5 miles,and still had 20 minutes to maximum!

Second day was sunny but even windier. Mackie continued to fly. End result? She got 99.25,and was Reserve Champion.


I was so happy  I cried. Finally, she got the recognition she

deserved. This gives her a year end gold medal from ECTRA  and likely Champion for CT Morgan. Esther Fiddes on Mackenzie


QUIETUDE SENECA ROCKS
(Quietude Calcutta x Quietude Kindle)'The awards keep rolling in for Quietude Seneca Rocks! He was Champion at Second Level Dressage in the American Morgan Horse Association Open Competition, and third place in First Level Dressage, where he competed less. He also earned his Bronze Medallion. Elaine Hayes, you and that pony are a powerful team! Susan Hanley, thanks to you and Shannon for breeding this special boy for me.'
Ruth Shaw NC

UPDATE

AMHA MORGAN OPEN COMPETITION FOR 2016
Second Level Dressage: First Place
First Level Dressage: Third Place
Earned Bronze Metal
Seneca and Elaine are working on the big move up to third level. The plan is for him to show second level Musical Freestyle and third level Open. Ruth Shaw NC

LAMBERTS DO NOT DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN MAN OR BEAST--EVERYONE IS A GOOD FRIEND

QUIETUDE GOLDEN EAGLE & QUIETUDE RAINELLE
ARE ALL PART OF BERNIE'S PACK


We have a new golden retriever puppy, Bernie, that we picked up in PA last March. He's grown into an 80 pound beast. Anyway he's always thought Eagle and Rainelle were part of HIS pack. He wanders into the paddock and hangs out with the horses. I think they believe he's a Lambert. Yesterday they were grooming him. He just sat there enjoying it. Two on one for about 20 minutes. He's big enough now that the horses think he's part of THEIR herd. He will just sit there as content as can be while they groom and lick him. Steve Giberti  MA

 


QUIETUDE AUTUMN TWILIGHT AND RASCLE THINK THEY ARE PART OF THE SAME HERD
'The goats can come & go out of the horses pastures and they have found a happy life together. 
Princess the mule is still not sure but tolerates them. They are all precious to us!' Mary McMeeken WV

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It all comes down the generations from Criterion.

With Twilight, even as a young fellow, all have been his good friends, it is who he is.

QUIETUDE SENECA ROCKS
(Quietude Calcutta x Quietude Kindle)

SENECA HAS QUALIFIED FOR THE US DRESSAGE FINALS
He stands a might under 14.2 hands.
Seneca rocks the dressage shows!
"I want you to know that Seneca and Elaine were Reserve Champions in Musical Freestyle for the North Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association, with scores of 70.866% and 71.5%.
I am so proud of that pair! He has had
a tremendous show season.
The horse that was champion is a very nice warmblood who shows a Fourth Level freestyle -- Seneca shows second."

 


QUIETUDE SENECA ROCKS COMPETING WITH THE BIG GUYS!

He placed second in this show!

'This pony makes showing fun!! He proves that you don't have to have a big moving, fancy warmblood to compete.
Correct basics and a big try are all you need!!! Thanks to Ruth Shaw for always believing in this little guy and supporting
his show career! Proud to have qualified for Nationals and looking forward to next year.
Owner Ruth Shaw NC Trainer: Elaine Hayes
Photo by: hightimephotos.com

AT QUIETUDE

QUIETUDE JUBILEE KINGDOM WITH BARN SWALLOW

FILLIES PLAYIING WITH A WEED



QUIETUDE EMBER
LAMBERTS NEAR & VERY FAR AWAY
CALIFORNIA

QUIETUDE MOUNT RAINER (Quietude Forest x Coretta of Quietude)
Hello Susan, Thanks so much to you and your husband to talk to me. About wonderful boy Rainier! It's  so wonderful for to know his history. And where came from. I'm looking forward to keeping in touch and finding my retirement horse. Thanks again.
Owned by Lisa Hardy CA
WEST VIRGINIA

QUIETUDE MOUNT MCKINLEY (Crispin of Quietude x Quietude Sugar Plum)
Jess has helped train many Lamberts including McKinley but never planned to own one until McKinley captured her heart. She now understands what many have been telling her, there's nothing quite like a Lambert Morgan.  Now McKinley is owned by Jessie Willis WV
NORTH CAROLINA Quietude Seneca Rocks
(Quietude Calcutta x Quietude Kindle)
'That Seneca is one showy pony!
 He loves his work.'

'The Lambert Morgans of the Quietude Stud rocked the dressage competition at Southern States in Raleigh, NC."Today on July 31st Seneca had another dressage show in Raleigh NC and received the regional championship with qualifying scores at Second Level and in the Musical Championships. We are very proud of him."

"My Quietude Seneca Rocks, bred by Susan and Shannon Hanley, ridden and trained by Elaine Hayes, is the United States Equestrian Federation Region 10 Morgan Dressage Champion at training level, and 4th place at First Level. Quite an accomplishment for this six-year-old, and he just keeps getting better! He carries the Quietude name with pride, and is going into the double bridle and working on flying changes now. He won three of his four classes and was a close second in the fourth.
"Seneca was chosen by Ruth Shaw NC
a long time before he was foaled.
VERMONT

CRITERION'S SPIRIT (Quietude Steeplechase x Quietude Cascade)
He is a treasure for sure! He is a Quietude treasure too and a close companion for Jeaninne Eaton and her friends. VT
GEORGIA

QUIETUDE ARIOSO (Courage of Quietude x Quietude Criteria of Quietude) Lucy Ray and Arioso are the second from the left.
ILLINOIS
QUIETUDE BRIO (Quietude Aberdeen x Quietude Cara Mia)
Brio is a part of the family of Lynn and Vito Ditraglia IL
WEST VIRGINIA
QUIETUDE RAVEL (Quietude Kipling x Quietude Sierra) I was competing at an ACTHA in VA. You had to walk or trot to the log, go over, turn around and either walk or jump over the log. Sandy Timblin WV Ravel is riding bitless. I do ride him bitless a lot. I think it shows the temperament of your horses. Owned, trained and ridden by Sandy Timblin WV

OHIO

QUIETUDE DANTE
(Quietude Barcelona x Quietude Marietta)

"When my sister Ellen bought Dante, she knew he would be a good horse.  She didn’t know he would be a dream horse; but she knows it now.  He’s a perfect match.  It takes time to build a horse/human relationship, but when everything falls in place, it is a beautiful thing." Dante is perfect—just perfect for Ellen—we have so much fun on our rides. . Julie Daley OH
Ellen said you will see the Dante pictures and wonder why you gelded him. He really has matured into such a beautiful horse; but then all of your horses are equally beautiful. She is riding him on the trail at least four days a week now. Dante found a great home with Ellen and Ellen found a great horse in Dante.
Ellen Daley and her sister Julie are close friends
and best riding pals.
READ MORE ABOUT ELLEN & JULIE DALEY RIDING DANTE

 

MASSACHUSETES QUIETUDE DARIUS (Quietude Indian Summer x Quietude Honor Bright) Adored, and trusted with little Josephine, by Penny Busher.

I wanted to tell you of recent events…..this last week, I asked a friend who drives and trains Morgans to help me with taking two and a half year old ‘Miss Josephine’ for a cart ride with Darius pulling the cart!! It was awesome! I sat in the seat next to Tim and Jo sat on my lap. She smiled and laughed, asked questions and thoroughly was taking in the whole experience!!
I have bought a beautiful (Amish built) cart for him with a full handmade harness! Darius is confident and happy….he has learned many new skills and is a confident Morgan Horse in both riding and driving. I hope and pray that this message reaches you so that you know of his health, training and good fortune! You and Shannon gave me the opportunity to make my childhood dream of having a horse of my own come true. I thank you both, from the bottom of my grateful heart! My love to you both, Penny

 

COLORADO

QUIETUDE TAMBOURINE
(Quietude Rio de Oro x Quietude Brittany)

Owned by Anne and Norma Garbrick

BERMUDA

QUIETUDE PENNYWHISTLE

(Jubilee Kingdom x Quietude Madrid)

Owned by Emily Rowntree.


WSMH FLYING JEREMY (Quietude Barcelona x Quietude Periwinkle) Adalbert Defuns Switzerland
THE LAMBERT LOOK LIVES SWITZERLAND, BELGIUM, NEW ZEALAND,
GERMANY, CANADA, BERMUDA & ALL OVER THE USA
CRITERION: FOUNDATION SIR
FOR THE CONTEMPORARY LAMBERT MORGAN FAMILY


THE ANCIENT MORGAN LOOK LIVES ON

THE ORIGIN OF THE LAMBERT FAMILY

During the 1800's the
Lambert family was the most respected, well known and admired Morgan family in existence. During the 1900's it would have disappeared but for J.C. Brunk who rescued it from extinction. Then came Francis Bryant who continued Mr. Brunk's Lambert breeding program. Now, the Lambert family represents a history of some hundred years of diligent breeding by Brunk, Bryant and the Hanleys
."
Brenda Tippin noted Morgan Historian.

A LL QUIETUDE LAMBERTS ARE CLOSE-BRED TO CRITERION
CRITERION'S STALLION SONS, GRANDSONS & GREAT GRANDSONS AT THE QUIETUDE STUD

QUIETUDE
OLYMPIAN

QUIETUDE KIPLING

QUIETUDE MERIT

QUIETUDE TANAGER

QUIETUDE FOREST

QUIETUDE JUBILEE KINGDOM

QUIETUDE PICASSO 2015
(Quietude Quest x Quietude Madrid)

QUIETUDE QUEST

QUIETUDE MATISSE 2015
(Quietude Merit x Quietude Wild Tansy)

QUIETUDE SHADOW CANYON
QUIETUDE HIGHLAND TRACE

CIMARRON OF QUIETUDE
(Criterion x Quietude Rosewod)
At 30 years Cimarron is the oldest living stallion son of Criterion.
CRITERION

CRITERION 1961 - 1995

MARCIE SPREEN RIDING CRITERION BAREBACK 1974

JUSTIN MORGAN

MADISON LAMBERT
The Morgan horse selected by the Morgan Horse Club in 1919 to represent the Morgan Horse breed.

Madison Lambert
was the model for the statue of Justin Morgan. Almost a hundred years later it stands at the University of Vermont to represent what the Morgan Horse standard should be.

CRITERION at thirty years.

DANIEL LAMBERT
(Ethan Allen x Fanny Cook) Foaled in 1858
The Lamberts are the oldest pure family in the Morgan Breed.
HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION OF DANIEL LAMBERT
Written in 1911 by Charles H. Willamson VT under oath.

I remember Daniel Lambert very well;—saw him when he died; he would stand about 15 hands, and he looked quite big when harnessed; would weigh about 1000,—would have to be pretty fat to weigh much more than that; he had fine style and beauty and was a square trotter; he founded a distinct family that would run all the way from 14.1 to 15 hands; they were horses of substance and you would think they were all trotters; were as good gaited as you could pick out; I don’t know that I ever saw a pacer of the old Black Hawk breed; I don’t remember any Morgan horses that were pacers, they were all trotters.
Speaking of all these horses, their enduring road qualities were good; you never could drive them so far in one day but what you could get them back the next; the Lamberts have shown at fairs all through the Valley, and always have carried off the blue ribbon.


Read the original oath written more than 100 years ago.

JUBILEE KING
1949 AD FOR JUBILEE KING
The Morgan Horse Magazine 1949 Home of the "Aristocrat of Morgans" JUBILEE KING 7570 and his beautiful son and grandson JUBILEE'S COURAGE 8983 and SPRINGFIELD 8421 These stallions give the discriminating mare owner a golden opportunity in proven excellence of type, substance with quality, stamina, soundness, very desirable bloodlines and true Morgan beauty. We are now offering for sale several excellent 1949 weanlings for fall delivery. One of these is a double grandson of Jubilee King. Springfield, VT
JUBILEE KING needs no introduction as he is noted throughout the country, having been used at stud in the West for so many years and being the sire of so many "pretty" Morgans, most of them with flaxen mane and tail. KING knew he was on exhibition and when led out by Mr. Wyma n took his place on the bank overlooking the rivers and almost said "Here I am." Next came SPRINGFIELD, who was raised from a colt by Mrs. Bryant. He is sired by Lippitt Sam by Ashbrook and out of Paragraph. He is a grandson of Jubilee King. A young son of King, named JUBILEE'S COURAGE, who is coming five, presented a beautiful picture of a Morgan. He has the flaxen mane and tail. His dam is Townshend Lass by John A . Darling.
CRITERION: STANDARD FOR THE LAMBERT MORGAN FAMILY

"You are the only breeders, to my knowledge, that ever made the effort to preserve the type and
look of a particular Morgan family." Brenda Tippin / Morgan Breed Historian "