THE LAMBERT MORGANS OF QUIETUDE
The Quietude Stud has produced
318 Clean blooded foundation Lambert Morgan Horses during the last forty-five 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: May 11, 2021
Shannon and Susan Hanley
606 Quietude Lane, Hillsboro, WV 24946
304-653-4966
quietude@frontiernet.net


QUIETUDE JUBILEE KINGDOM
Photo by Carien Schippers imagequine.com

Cover for the October 2018 Morgan Horse Magazine

VIEW THE FEATURE ARTICLE FROM
THE OCTOBER 2018

MORGAN HORSE MAGAZINE

THE LAMBERTS OF QUIETUDE:

A RARE AND
HISTORICAL FAMILY

 

"Representing an incredible long-term effort on the part of a single breeder, this rare Lambert family, which holds such value for the breed, is now poised at a crossroads where it could continue well into the future, or be lost forever."

By Brenda L. Tippin Historian for the Morgan Horse

Few Morgan breeding programs today can be said to concentrate the blood, as well as the type and appearance of a specific historic Morgan family.  The Lambert Morgan breeding program of the Quietude stud established by Susan and Shannon Hanley presents a remarkable study in the blending of pedigrees and rare old bloodlines which can be followed through many decades.  The Lamberts have been tremendous ambassadors for the breed, and currently there are more than 300 Lamberts living in over 30 states as well as several provinces in Canada, and also may be found in England, Switzerland, Belgium, Bermuda, and New Zealand.  Lamberts have also competed and excelled in virtually every discipline for their owners, and this amazing historic gene pool has served to strengthen breeding programs for many other breeders as well. Representing an incredible long-term effort on the part of a single breeder, this rare Lambert family which holds such value for the breed is now poised at a crossroads where it could continue well into the future, or be lost forever.

THE NEWEST LAMBERT MORGAN IN THE WORLD
He, Quietude Conrad, was foaled May 9th and is all of two days shown here with his chin wiskers and all.
His sire is Quietude Olympian his dam Quietude Wild Tansy and he is a half-brother plus to the Australian Lambert star Quietude Seneca.

 

QUIETUDE CEZANNE (Cimarron of Quietude x Quietude Wild Tansy) 2017 Shown as a two-year old.

 

SUPREME CHAMPION FOR THE AUSTRAILIAN MORGAN HORSE CONFORMATION PHOTO CONTEST .
Judged by the world reknown Deb Bennett, Ph.D., Director Equine Studies Institute and Consulting Editor and Feature Columnist,
EQUUS Magazine and Research Associate, The University of Kansas Museum of Natural History


Comments from the class:

1st : Entry no. 17. A very strong colt whom I have made Supreme Champion of this show. Here we have an outstanding shoulder and arm combined with good back and topline structure and a rock-solid underpinning with excellent bone substance, width of hock and knee – assets I would like to see spread far and wide among the modern Morgan breed.

Champion no. 17 also stands over more ground than Reserve Champion no. 50, has a deeper thigh and an absolutely spectacular, long and laid-back shoulder. Champion is not yet three years old and thus is still three years from full skeletal, dental, and sexual maturity,
but I predict a long and useful career for this animal who is a real asset to Australian Morgan horse breeding, both pure and partbred.

Comment on Supreme:

Most important factors in placement: Long pelvis with visible ischium; excellent bone; outstanding shoulder. Good neck length and attachment and superior withers structure (withers will get still higher and more sharply defined as this colt comes to full maturity).


It is to be noted that the Supreme horse stands at the top of some very strong competition.

COMMENTS UPON PUREBRED MORGAN STALLION – CHAMPION AND RESERVE

As with the Purebred Mare championship class in this show, the Champion and Reserve Stallion represent different “styles” of Morgan horse. Our Champion displays Morgan type primarily through head shape and expression and the deep, laid-back shoulder which is so characteristic of this breed. But we need to remember that this is also a male breeding animal who can potentially get hundreds of foals. Whenever judging stallions I therefore especially look for features which are needed as correctives in the breed as a whole.
Champion no. 17 presents outstanding “bone” substance and well-constructed, broad hocks and knees –
the Morgan breed could certainly use more stallions with legs to match these!

CRITERION 1961-1995

 

The contempory foundation Morgan stallion
for the Lambert Morgan family.


QUIETUDE CEZANNE 2017
(Cimarron of Quietude x Quietude Wild Tansey)


CEZANNE IS AT HIS NEW HOME IN
NEW SOUTH WALES AUSTRALIA WITH EVA HORNUNG

Cezanne is a two-year-old stallion and a Criterion grandson.



JUSTIN MORGAN 1789

The Lambert Morgan is the oldest family in the Morgan breed.

Criterion was foaled in 1961-- fifty-one years ago.

 

Cimarron of Quietude was foaled in 1986

 

Quietude Cezanne was foaled in 2017

 

 

 

AT HOME IN AUSTRAILIA WHERE EVA HORNUNG'S SPLENDID MARES
ARE WAITING FOR HIM.

 

Cezanne is showng off his winnings

as the Supreme Champion Stallion for their yearly Austrailian Photo Conformation Show.


Cezanne was awarded by
Dr. Deb Bennett the International
Judge for Equine Conformation.

SOME IMPRESSIONS OF QUIETUDE 2018
By Eva Hornung

These are Morgan faces, Morgan bodies, Morgan minds through and through, and I recognise that elusive quality that drew me to the breed years ago. These horses are to me a treasure trove of the old Morgan: the longevity, soundness, beauty, tractability. Their hardiness and power. Their fire and their gentleness. And Quietude itself is a magical place where, as Susan puts it, the foals appear in the morning like flowers that bloomed in the night.

 

Eva Hornung is an award winning Australian novelist who is also a Morgan breeder.
She owns Wildu Mandaawi Morgans in South Australia.
Her latest novel: 'The Last Garden': published by Text, 2017

Another novel of Eva's that is a favorite of mine is the award winning 'Dog Boy'.

DANIEL LAMBERT (Ethan Allan x Fanny Cook)

THE ORIGIN OF THE LAMBERT MORGAN FAMILY
DANIEL LAMBERT

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.

By Brenda Tippin noted Morgan Historian.

 


CRITERION AND THE QUIETUDE BREEDING PROGRAM
Written by Brenda Tippin the Morgan Horse historian


Watch the video of a majestic Criterion as a thirty years
.
Watch the video of a boisterous Criterion as a thirty-year-old.

CRITERION: THE CONTEMPORY FOUNDATION LAMBERT FAMILY 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."

Quote from Kathyrn Bigelow
The film director for Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker and Detroit.

"Your horses are absolutely magnificent!!! At the risk of repeating myself, you not only breed horses, you breed art."


WELCOME TO THE QUIETUDE STUD

DIRECTORY

QUIETUDE SENECA ROCKS
DRESSAGE SENSATION AT THE HEIGHT OF 14.2 HANDS



"So far, he has been named by AMHA number 1 Morgan in Open Competition at Third Level and at Fourth Level.  His Third Level average score of 69.9538% was the highest average score for all the winners above Training Level.  He has also been named by the US Dressage Federation as number 1 Morgan in Third Level Musical Freestyle and Number 2 Morgan in Third Level Open.
 
The North Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association has named him number 1 among all competing horses at all levels  in Open Musical Freestyle.  

Needless to say, these are truly exceptional results.  It really makes me so happy to see what he and Elaine are achieving together.

To add to his 2018 USDF Awards, Seneca has been recognized by the Morgan Dressage Association as Fourth Level Open Champion; Third-Fourth Level Freestyle Open Champion; and Third Level Open Reserve Champion.

A sterling record for Seneca and Elaine!  Next will be the AMHA Open Competition Dressage awards, where I expect Seneca will also do well. Great horse; great trainer/rider!" Ruth Shaw NC


QUIETUDE SENECA ROCKS(Quietude Calcutta x Quietude Kindle)
DECORATED WITH HIS USDF WINNINGS IN DRESSAGE FOR 2019


Quietude Seneca Rocks and Elaine Hayes of Lake Norman Dressage delivered a boatload of awards for the holiday season. Among their
2019 awards:
*American Morgan Horse Association Open Competition: Champion, Prix St. Georges and Champion, Fourth Level
*National Dressage Pony Cup: Open Freestyle Year-End Champion
*Morgan Dressage Association: Champion, Prix St. Georges Open and Champion, Third-Fourth Level Freestyle
*US Dressage Federation All-Breeds Awards: Champion Morgan, Fourth Level Freestyle; Reserve Champion Morgan, Prix St Georges Open; Champion Morgan, Vintage Cup Prix St. Georges.
*NC Dressage and Combined Training Association: 2019 Champion, FEI Prix St. Georges Open.
A huge holiday shout out to the remarkable Elaine Hayes of LKN and Partnership Dressage; Leslie Goldman Berro, who does incredible choreography for the freestyle; and to  Susan and Shannon Hanley of The Quietude Stud, who bred this exceptional Lambert Morgan — 100% Foundation! QUIETUDE SENECA ROCKS!!


2020

WATCH OUT
FOR SENECA ROCKS AND

ELAINE HAYES IN PRIX ST. GORGE

 


 

QUIETUDE LAMBERTS WIN IN CTR
MACKENZE (Quietude Crispin x Caven Glo Topaz)

"I wanted to update you on Mackie's year end, so far. She is Champion for CT Morgan, Reserve Champion nationally for AMHA Middle Distance,  we won a Gold Medal from ECTRA for Middle Distance. Not sure what else for Ectra, as things are not calculated yet. Pretty excited! Iwill let you know what other awards they receive. Mackie will be 18 in April, she needs 95 more miles to get her 2000 miles."
Ridden and owned by Esther Fiddes CT

UPDATE

So for the year, Mackie was National Reserve Champion, MD for AMHA, placed in LD, was champion for CT Morgan, Champion for ECTRA MD, and won a gold medal in middle distance!

THESE THREE YOUNG STALLIONS ARE BEING RETAINED TO PRESERVE
THE ENDANGERED LINES BACK FOR THE RARE LAMBERT FAMILY

QUIETUDE PICASSO (Quietude Quest x Quietude Madrid) &
QUIETUDE MATISSE (Quietude Merit x Quietude Wild Tansy)

Two-year-old stallions: Our Lambert Morgan artists.
Photo by Nancy Ager GA

 


QUIETUDE MATISSE (Quietude Merit x Quietude Wild Tansy)


QUIETUDE SUMMER SKY
(Quietude Olympian x Quietude Sally Summertime)
Videotaped at eleven months.
See Sky on youtube


CRITERION'S STALLION SONS, GRANDSONS & GREAT GRANDSONS AT THE QUIETUDE STUD

 


QUIETUDE EMBER
(Calcutta of Quietude x Quietude Kindle)


QUIETUDE KIPLING
(Quietude Barcelona x Honor of Quietude)


QUIETUDE QUIETUDE TANAGER

(Crispin of Quietude x Caress of Quietude)


QUIETUDE PICASSO
(Quietude Quest x Quietude Madrid)


QUIETUDE FOREST

(Quietude Crispin x Caven-Glow Topaz)

 


QUIETUDE QUEST
(Quietude Jubilee Lambert x Quietude Coral Sea)


QUIETUDE MATISSE 2015
(Quietude Merit x Quietude Wild Tansy)


QUIETUDE HIGHLAND TRACE
(Quietude Jubilee Kingdom x Comfort of Quietude)


QUIETUDE SHADOW CANYON

(Courage of Quietude x Criteria of Quietude)


JUSTIN MORGAN


JUSTIN MORGAN FOUNDER OF THE MORGAN BREED

While his true origins remain hidden in history, Figure is thought to have been sired by True Briton, a horse widely respected for his excellence and known as a sire of quality horses. Figure's dam, was "...of the Wild-air breed, of middling size, with a heavy chest, of a light bay color, with a bushy mane and tail - the hair on the legs rather long, and a smooth, handsome traveler." His ability to outwalk, outtrot, outrun, and outpull other horses were legendary. His stud services were offered throughout the Connecticut River Valley and various Vermont locations over his lifetime. However, his most valuable asset was the ability to pass on his distinguishing characteristics, not only to his offspring, but through several generations.

 


DANIEL LAMBERT
(Ethan Allen x Fanny Cook) Foaled in 1858
The Lamberts are the oldest pure family in the Morgan Breed.

DANIEL LAMBERT FOUNDER OF THE LAMBERT FAMILY
Historical description of Danie 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.


JUBIEE KING (Penrod x Daisette)

 

JUBILEE KING THE CONDUET OF ALL LAMBERTS MORGANS

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.

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