Rocky Mountain Horses in Illinois..... where the mountains meet the prairie,
our family farm was established here in 1988, but our love of Rockies began in 2001.
What began as a hobby has grown into a lifestyle here at eMDee Mountain Horses.
Go to any of the pages below to see what these horses have brought to our lives.
When we first decided to purchase pleasure horses in 2001 we believed we would only have two, for trail riding, then Judy got hooked on showing and Michael got interested in breeding. Our plan for two has grown to over twenty. We have a stallion, a herd of brood mares, and horses we show under saddle and in hand. We still love trail riding, but we do that mostly here at home in Central IL. We love this breed for its versatility, temperament, beauty, smooth ride... heck, we love everything about this breed. Over the past 13 years our love for the Rocky Mountain Horse has provided us with many exciting and fulfilling experiences. These horses have taken us to places that we never dreamed we would be going.
We had always loved horses and we had been to the Kentucky Horse Park in the past as tourists, but never dreamed that someday we would show our own Rockies there. We have been going back to the RMHA International now for over 10 years and we look forward to seeing our friends and their great Rockies there every fall. While we were learning about Rocky Mountain Horses, we met talented trainers and new friends at every farm we visited.
We learned about many ways to enjoy these smooth gaited horses. We enjoy “just riding” our trail horses, but it is hard to say what we enjoy most with our horses. Judy has been competing for several years in the show arena (in-hand, saddle seat, western, trail obstacle, pleasure driving, dressage, and equitation) and Michael has focused on our breeding program and is proud to show off “his babies“ in-hand in the show ring. This adventure has turned out to be fantastic fun (with some hard work thrown in) and, as you can see below, we have had some wonderful successes in the show ring.
Home of Grand Champions
1998 RMHA International Grand Champion Under Saddle
Fairwinds Hurricane Warning
2005 Charles Kilburn Award
2006 Sam Tuttle Award
2007 Sam Tuttle Award
2007 Charles Kilburn Award
2007 RMHA International Grand Champion Trail Pleasure
2007 RMHA International Grand Champion AO&T Trail Pleasure
2010 RMHA International Grand Champion Amateur Trail Pleasure
2010 RMHA International Grand Champion Westerrn Pleasure
2012 RMHA International Grand Champion AO&T Country Trail Pleasure
2012 Charles Kilburn Award
2012 Morgan Riggs Award
Venture's Black Fury
2008 RMHA Rea Swan Versatility Award
3 time UMH Breeder's Cup Sire & Get Award
2012 RMHA International Champion Master Stallions Conformation
2013 RMHA International Champion Master Stallions Conformation
2013 RMHA International Champion Master Stallions Country Trail Pleasure
2013 RMHA International Champion Master Stallions Trail Pleasure
2013 RMHA International Carson Masters Master Stallion Award
2013 MPHA World Champion Open Conformation
eMDee's Sugar N Spice2008 KMSHA Junior Robinson Memorial Award
eMDee's Silk Flashback
2009 KMSHA International Reserve Grand Champion Open Conformation
2011 UMH World Grand Champion Open 2 & Older Conformation
2011 RMHA International Reserve Grand Champion Open Conformation
2012 UMH World Grand Champion Open 2 & Older Conformatin
2012 MPHA World Champion Open Conformation
2012 RMHA International Grand Champion 3 & Older Open Conformation
2013 RMHA International Grand Champion 3 & Older Open Conformation (Unanimous decision)
eMDee's In Your Dreams
2011 RMHA International Champion Open Yearling
2012 RMHA International Champion Open 2 yr Old Conformation
eMDee's Hello Darlin'
2011 RMHA International Champion Open Weanling
2012 RMHA International Champion Open Yearling
We were won over to this breed by stallions standing in fields with mares and foals, allowing owners and visitors to move among their herd. We were amazed by the regal, but gentle, sires and dams with their curious off-spring. We were fascinated to see day old babies, exhibiting the 4 beat gait the mountain horse is known for, proving once and for all that they are “born with it.” We daydreamed about walking through our own pastures in Illinois with these animals.
Our 2001 daydreams have become a reality. We have established a small herd of quality Rocky Mountain Horses in Illinois. In 2006, we found Venture’s Black Fury, and decided he was “our stallion”. His offspring are proving him and themselves in conformation and under saddle classes. Our champions are respected examples of this beautiful and trustworthy breed in the show ring. Fury's offspring are also proving themselves on the trail.
Our breeding program focuses on the oldest Rocky Mountain blood lines, strong Rocky Mountain type conformation, and the willing temperament which first brought us to the breed. Our breeding stock has been carefully selected with those traits in mind. Every breeding is planned and every foal is eagerly awaited.
As many other owners of gaited Rocky Mountain Horses will tell you, “they are addictive” and if you aren’t careful you end up being a “collector”. Michael likes to say “Every thing is for sale”. Judy doesn’t always agree with him, but she is forced to put a price on everything. So, if you see something you like on these pages, contact us. (Michael is not for sale.) If we can't help you with our own horses, we will put you in touch with friends who can.
Michael and Judy Brummer
10874 East 2000th Avenue
Shumway IL 62461
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