RADIANCE ELIZA BABE
(Windy Hill Maestro X Seven C Copper Penny)
1984 liver chestnut mare, 15.3 3/4
4/23/1984-11/22/2010


Liza was a big, extremely sweet girl, standing a hair under sixteen hands, which is large for a Morgan. Her appearance at local dressage shows tended to quiet those critics of Morgans who felt they were too small. Her winning at these same shows sent some of them in search of their own Morgan to use for dressage!

Liza was sold to Kathy Freise and Mark Atkinson of Beaverdam, VA in 2002.   She helped them learn to ride dressage as well as being a trusted family mount. Her only foal, the incredible mover April Meridian (by Turfwood Royal Flush), is now owned by Mythic Morgans in Boyds MD. Sadly, Kathy and Mark  lost Liza to colic on November 22, 2010 at age 26. She was much loved and will be missed.

Windy Hill Maestro

Windcrest Music Man Waseeka's Nocturne
Windcrest Delight
Irish Velvet Mr. Breezy Cobra
Patty Pratt

Seven C Copper Penny

Petalbrook Frisco Green Meads Marauder
Petalbrook Amylect
Tia Marietta Californio
Tia Monita

You can view Liza's complete pedigree here.
It includes pictures of many of her ancestors.


More photos of Liza


Liza at an Atlanta Pony Club dressage show, 1990


Lengthened trot, first level, 1991


Another lengthened trot, 1991


In a Morgan hunter pleasure class, 1991.


Liza receiving another blue ribbon, this one for first place in a training level dressage class at the Dixie Cup Morgan Classic, 1991.


Liza begging for a carrot Dylan Stone Miller has decided HE'D rather eat instead!


Liza and her new owner Kathy Freise in an Introductory Level dressage test at the 2003 Old Dominion Morgan show. This was Kathy's first time showing in dressage and she placed fifth in a good sized class- not bad for a first outing- and on a 19 year old horse!


The August 2010 issue of THE MORGAN HORSE magazine carried a story about Kathy's Father-in-Law, Ted Atkinson, and Liza. From talking to Kathy, I had known Ted was a jockey but I had no idea how famous he was until I read this touching story.


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