A Driving Force in Morgans
Green Meads Farm was started in 1926 by Jeff’s grandparents, Kate and Darwin Morse. Darwin bred and sold valuable Guernsey cattle breeding stock across the country. Kate raised and trained over 26 different breeds of dogs and was well known as a top breeder of American Cocker Spaniels. Horses were always part of life at Green Meads, except during WWI when they were given up for the war effort. In the early 1950’s, the first Morgan horse came to Green Meads—Windcrest Cover Girl—as a riding mount for Kate. Soon after followed Abbington of Shady Lawn and her weanling stud colt by her side, Windcrest Ben Davis, sired by Upwey Ben Don. And thus began the Green Meads Morgan dynasty.
Today, Jeff continues to breed, raise and train Morgan horses and he trains horses and ponies of all breeds in the art of carriage driving. He runs an active lesson program and gives driving clinics worldwide. He is currently a Director of the American Driving Society and Chairman of the ADS Pleasure Driving Committee, Member of the USEF Morgan Horse and Pleasure Driving Committees and is Treasurer of the Massachusetts Morgan Horse Association. He brings a broad scope of vision to our panel through his close lifelong ties to everything Morgan and is an especially observant opinion for our sport and carriage enthusiasts.