The Annis and Amundson families have been showing with Tartan Hill since 2005, but their love affair with Morgans started over 25 years ago and now transcends three generations.
Kathy and Bruce Annis, along with their daughter Debbie began their horse journey at Indian Summer Farm, where they took lessons and eventually purchased their first Morgan, Patron’s Harmony. Debbie and Pete competed at the local and regional level in hunt seat and often found themselves in the winner’s circle. Always looking for a challenge, the Annis family purchased Ethan’s Prime Time for the saddle seat division and surrounded themselves further with everything horses.
As it has to happen, horse crazy little girls grow up and in 1990, Debbie married Thomas Amundson and three beautiful daughters, Samantha, Haley and Hunter, followed soon after. Time was limited. Horses had to take a back seat to the needs of a growing family and Pete and PT were sold. But as any Morgan lover will tell you, being horseless can only last so long. A few years later, looking again for a challenge, Hampshire Formal Attire was purchased as a two year old and Debbie began fulfilling a life long dream to train her own horse. The Amundson girls were born with the horse gene and with the family again involved with horses, another generation of Morgan lovers began riding.
More horses were purchased to accommodate more riders and new teams were developed. It soon became apparent that the girls were talented and in Deb’s words, the Amundsons began the “search for just the right atmosphere for both horses and daughters.” Their search landed them at Tartan Hill and they have never looked back.
In 2005, Sami and TJ, who was trained by Deb, were 3rd in World Championship Hunt Seat Pleasure14 & 15 yr olds and 3rd in Grand National Hunt Seat Equitation 14 yr olds. In 2006, TJ was Reserve National Champion Amatuer Hunter 15.2 and Over with Deb. With Sami, he took a 5th in Grand National Hunt Seat Pleasure 15 yr olds and 3rd in World Championship Hunt Seat Pleasure 14 & 15 yr olds.