Canadian Morgan Horse Association
Supreme Justin Morgan Honours
Arabian Horse Association 
Legion of Honour  
♦  June 18 2011 ♦ 


The cool Saturday evening of the Sunrise Summer Classic Horse Show, June 18, 2011 was the venue for a special ceremony. A combined Arabian Legion of Honour and Supreme Justin Morgan Honour presentation was held to celebrate the achievements of two horses. The stands of the Princess Louise Show Park Sussex, New Brunswick were filled with friends and family to witness the occasion. 11 year old  Arabian mare Fadjura's Ajiba NA+ bred by Jessie MacLean, owned and shown by 18 year old Zara Morrison and 16 year old Lippitt Morgan stallion Amadeus Mozart Ara-Li* bred by Rev. David Keith, owned and shows by Dawn & Walter Brown. Both of these horses were foaled in the Sussex area. 

The evening was enhances with live music supplied by Vocalist Shirley Cochran and pianist Karen Gallagher (any who attended last CMHA convention in New Brunswick would have seen them as part of The Hoof Beats).  Vanessa Packman served as master of ceremonies, Ceci Flanagan-Snow was photographer and publicist.



The singing of O Canada began the evening with Marlene Gallon and Shato's Captain Morgan Carrying the  Canadian Flag. 



The program proceeded as Dawn Brown and Amadeus Mozart Ara-Li* performed a freestyle Driven Dressage routine to Shirley and Karen's rendition of "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree". Melissa Mackenzie CMHA East Vice President then presented Mozart with the Supreme Justin Morgan Honour plaque and a garland of red roses was placed around his neck. Mozart then exited the arena. 



Zara Morrison entered riding Fadjura's Ajiba NA+ halted to a salute and proceeded to performed an e nergetic Dressage Freestyle to an ethnic piece. Followed by Stacey Maxwell presenting the Legion of Honour plaque and a garland of red roses was placed around her neck.



Mozart ridden by Dawn then entered the arena to join Zara and Ajiba in a Pas de Deus ridden to Shirley and Karen's performance of "Paper Moon".





Following the festivities all in attendance were invited back to the barn for a slice of celebratory cake.                  

Amadeus Mozart Ara-Li* is one of only 5 Morgans to have received this honour since the program started in 1973. 

Fadjura's Ajiba NA+/ has since the ceremony received her Supreme Legion of Honour.  



September 23, 2023
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 Thanks Karen & Shirley