Then . . .
In 1974, Greg and Carol Fleck built their home on Partridge Road in the Town of Barre. The following year, a four stall barn was constructed. This was to house Carol's first horse, eleven-year companion and best friend, Iowa Dawn, along with a couple of boarders. Not long after the barn was constructed, Greg and Carol bought their first Morgan gelding Melita's Flash.
Their family grew, too, with daughters Hollie and Ashley arriving in 1978 and 1981. Thankfully, they grew to love horses and wanted to learn to ride. Danville Dimple was chosen as their first horse. They were a perfect match! She taught them so well, that they were able to enjoy several wins and championships on other great Morgans such as J.L.'s Leading Man, Is Putting On The Ritz, Limerick Pepper Don, Disco Dolly, Partridge Hill Pageant and Treble's Tanqueray. In 1987, an addition of eight stalls, a tack room and a small in-door arena were built.
And now . . .
We have been "quietly" nestled atop our Partridge Hill for many years. We use the term "quietly" loosely, as those close to us can affirm, it is anything but "quietly." We currently house 25-35 horses. Carol gives lessons at PHS and teaches at Barre Town School and she has for over 35 years. Greg is the caretaker of the horses at PHS and is the T-ball and basketball coach of of his grandson's Riley and Hayden teams. Greg is a member of the H&R Motorsports late model racecar team. Hollie and Jeff and have two beautiful daughters Amelia and Olivia who live nearby. Ashley and Boomer have three sons Hayden, Riley and Gregory. Ashley trains the Partridge Hill horses to their suitable disciplines.
On October 1, 2000, we purchased the beautiful Junior World Champion Stallion, Treble's Tanqueray, (Tug Hill Commando x Trebles Margarita). Two weeks later at the Morgan Grand National and World Champion Morgan Horse Show, "Ray" was named Reserve Grand National Stallion and Reserve World Champion Junior Stallion. And now you can check out the progress we have made with him on his page Treble's Tanqueray.