(Turfwood Royal Flush X Radiance Eliza Babe)
April 10, 1996- April 19, 2024
flaxen chestnut mare, 15.2

Mera is Liza's firstborn, and was all the more special because Liza lost her 1995 foal early in the pregnancy. Clearing up a uterine infection resulted in Mera, who is everything we'd dreamed of- big, a lovely mover, and female! The late Turfwood Royal Flush (Clement X Tarranne DeBoyd), Mera's sire, was a lovely, gentle and typy Morgan stallion. We used him for beginner lessons when he was in dressage training here in 1989. Royal was also a distinguished sire, producing the World Champion mare Ponderosa's Replica and the New England Regional Western Pleasure Champion, Jazz Flavours, as well as many other notable show and family horses.

Mera was owned by CeAnn Shipley of Mythic Morgans in Boyds, MD. She had her first foal, a filly named Mythic Lasair, in 2004. Her second and final foal, another filly named Mythic Quilla, was foaled in 2009.

Turfwood Royal Flush

Clement Jubilee's Courage
Lippitt Robrita
Tarranne DeBoyd Lamont
Tarr of Keeneland

Radiance Eliza Babe

Windy Hill Maestro Windcrest Music Man
Irish Velvet
Seven C Copper Penny Petalbrook Frisco
Tia Marietta

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

More photos of Mera

Mera with Liza; Mera is about a week old here.

Mera at four months, August 1996.

Mera is, without a doubt, a spectacular mover. Here she is at age three, July 1999.

Mera with CeAnn's husband Del, warming up at a summer 2005 dressage show.

Royal, Mera's sire, giving one of our students, then nine year old Katie Foxworth, a lesson, 1989. Royal was 20 years old in this picture.

Royal (on the right) shares a flake of alfalfa with one of our boarders, his turnout companion Delight's Big Mack, a TWH gelding, 1989.

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