Reference: Sun's Merry Man


Photo courtesy of Shellie of Slush Creek Walkers.

Sun's Merry Man was one of four offspring of Reyclif Mid-Merry (Hills Perfection), and the only offspring to reproduce and carry on the bloodline. He wasn't just a pretty colored stallion. Calvin Miller stated that "Sun's Merry Man was a walking fool that never wore shoes for one day."

In the late 1950ís there was a young TWH stallion, owned by James Gores, running in the badlands of North Dakota. He was a direct son of Midnight Sun. His name was Reyclif Mid-Merry #561395. Calvin must have seen something in this young stallion because for 3 years in a row, he took his highly prized mare, Ladyís High Calico 540232 to this young stallion's court. Calvin was quite partial to this mare and felt she was one of his best run-walking mares. Wade, Calvinís son tells me that Ladyís High Calico was a really bright copper sorrel that looked as if someone had thrown a bucket of white paint at her. She was registered as a sorrel roan with near hind and both fore stockings, off hind fetlock, inside both hocks, on both sides of body, both hips, both sides of neck, breast, both jaws, bald and a flax mane and tail. Hum, can any of you say sabino?

There were 3 foals born of this cross, a gelding, and 2 stallions. Sunís Merry Mister, one of the stallions, was sold to Canada and died there as a yearling. Calvin kept the other stallion, Sunís Merry Man 620157, and went on to use him heavily as a herd sire. Sunís Merry Man sired 174 registered offspring; he is the only line to Reyclif Mid-Merry to reproduce. As for Reyclif Mid-Merry, well, he went to Tennessee to be trained by Steve Hill and became the 14 time World Champion we all know as Hills Perfection!  - Shellie Pacovsky of Slush Creek Walkers

Westwood Farms

The Westwood Farms Connection:

  • Golden Gambler < Blue Gold < Jetstar's Sunrider < Merry Man's Charm < Sun's Merry Man
sun's merry man

TWHBEA #620157

DOB: 1/1/1961
DOD: 1/1/1981

COLOR: PALOMINO
MARKINGS: BOTH HIND STOCKINGS, STAR,  SNIP, WHITE MANE AND TAIL.
REYCLIFF MID MERRY
"HILLS PERFECTION"
TWHBEA #561395
COLOR: CHESTNUT
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MIDNIGHT SUN
TWHBEA #410751 COLOR: BLACK
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WILSON'S ALLEN
TWHBEA #350075
COLOR: CHESTNUT
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RAMSEY'S RENA
TWHBEA #410682
COLOR: BAY
BABY RAY
TWHBEA #430979
COLOR: SABINO
MARKINGS: BOTH HIND STOCKINGS, OFF KNEE,  ON OUTSIDE NEAR FORE LEG, OFF JAW, UNDER LIP, BALD.
MERRY BOY
350189
COLOR: BLACK
SABINO
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MAY HOLT
twhbea #992786
lADY'S HIGH CALICO
TWHBEA #540232
COLOR: PALOMINO SABINO
MARKINGS: OFF HIND FETLOCK, ON INSIDE OFF HIND LEG,  NEAR HIND AND BOTH FORE STOCKINGS, ON  BOTH SIDES, ON BOTH SIDES OF NECK, BALD,  FLAX MANE AND TAIL.
GOLDEN SUN ALLEN
TWHBEA #461763
COLOR: "CHESTNUT"
markings: STAR, SNIP.
MIDNIGHT SUN
TWHBEA #410751 COLOR: BLACK
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GOLDEN BELL
TWHBEA #400416
COLOR: "SORREL"
MARKINGS: OFF HIND SOCK, NEAR FORE  CORONET, BLAZE, SNIP, MIXED MANE AND TAIL.
LADY HIGH HEELS
TWHBEA #473441
COLOR: SABINO
MARKINGS: FOUR STOCKINGS, UNDER NECK,  OFF HIP, LOWER LIP, UNDER  BELLY, BALD.
GLOVER'S ALLEN
TWHBEA #400257
COLOR: SABINO
MARKINGS: BOTH HIND AND OFF FORE STOCKINGS,  UNDERLIP, BALD, MIXED TAIL.
TROUBLES JOSEPHINE
TWHBEA #442379
COLOR: CHESTNUT
MARKINGS: BOTH HIND STOCKINGS, STAR, MIXED MANE AND TAIL.

OFFSPRING

TWHBEA NAME COLOR SEX DOB DAM
643930 SUN'S MERRY BREEZE M. CH G 1/01/1964 MELODY O ROLLIN HILLS
643931 MERRY MAN'S FLYER M. CH S 1/01/1964 MILLER BOYS LADY
644117 FLASH'S PERFECTION CH M 1/01/1964 FLASH'S STONE DIXIE
651675 SUN'S COPPER PENNY CH M 5/10/1965 FLASH QUEEN
653076 SUN DANCE-V. CH SAB S 5/30/1964 MILLERS QUEEN M.
658721 DEL'S GO GO GAL CH M 6/10/1965 MILLERS MERRY DIXIE
658722 MERRY MAN'S FLAME CH SAB S 5/13/1965 MILLER BOYS LADY
658723 SUN'S MERRY MOON PA G 6/14/1965 MAJOR'S DIXIE ALLEN
658724 CARROUSEL CASANOVA CH SAB G 5/14/1965 MY MERRY BONNIE
658725 SUN'S DAKOTA GOLD PA G 5/15/1965 GINGER CRICKET
658791 RYTHYM O ROLLIN HILLS CH SAB S 6/06/1965 MELODY O ROLLIN HILLS
663003 DIXIE ALLEN AGAIN PA SAB M 5/09/1966 MAJOR'S DIXIE ALLEN
663004 DREAM'S FASHION CH SAB M 7/12/1966 PLAYBOY'S DREAM
663005 BONNIE'S LABEL CH G 5/27/1966 MY MERRY BONNIE
663006 LADIE'S INVASION CH SAB G 5/29/1966 MILLERS GOLDEN LADY
663007 BO-PEEP'S MAGIC PA G 6/05/1966 GOLDEN BO-PEEP
663008 COCOA FLAVOR CH S 5/16/1966 PLAYBOY'S COCOA
663009 MERRY DIXS HURRICANE CH S 6/07/1966 MILLERS MERRY DIXIE
663010 MILLER'S PERFECTION CH SAB G 6/27/1966 FLASH'S GOLDEN LADY
663011 MERRY MAN'S BEAUTY CH M 6/20/1966 MILLER BOYS LADY
663012 MERRY MAN'S PRINCE CH SAB G 6/17/1966 LIB'S PRINCESS PAT
663013 GLORY M'S BELLE CH SAB M 5/17/1966 MILLER'S GLORY M.
663014 SUN'S GOLDEN DAWN YL M 5/11/1966 BOY'S GOLDEN DELIGHT
677162 SUN'S MISTY DEW SR M 4/10/1967 PLAYBOY'S BABY DOLL
677163 LIBBY'S HONEY SO M 4/20/1967 LIBERACE'S LIBBY
677164 MILLER'S VELVET SR M 5/18/1967 MILLERS MERRY DIXIE
677166 COCOA'S GINGER CH M 5/16/1967 PLAYBOY'S COCOA
677168 MILLER'S MEMO CH S 5/15/1967 MILLER BOYS LADY
677169 SUN'S GALLANAT LAD SO G 4/12/1967 MILLER'S RUBY M.
677170 MILLER'S GLAMOUR BOY SO S 5/15/1967 BOY'S GOLDEN DELIGHT
677171 SUN'S DOTTY SO M 6/15/1967 MAJOR'S DIXIE ALLEN
677172 MILLER'S BUTTER CUP YL M 5/13/1967 MILLERS GOLDEN LADY
677173 MILLER'S MEDORA CH M 6/15/1967 FLASH'S GOLDEN LADY
677175 MILLERS GLAMOUR GIRL SR M 6/20/1967 PLAYBOY'S DREAM
677178 MERRY MAN'S FROSTY WH G 6/02/1967 GOLDEN BO-PEEP
677180 BONNIE'S ECHO CH G 5/15/1967 MY MERRY BONNIE
677181 LIB'S CHANCE CH G 6/01/1967 LIB'S PRINCESS PAT
681391 LITTLE MISTY WH M 5/29/1968 MILLERS TRIXIE
683839 QUEEN'S FLASH C. SO S 6/13/1968 FLASH QUEEN
684286 JOLLY JIM CH G 5/25/1968 ACE'S GENTLE MISS
687839 WHIRLPOOL DIXIE JO RN M 7/08/1968 WILSON'S DIXIE STONE
688423 MILLER'S INVADOR SO S 6/01/1968 MILLER BOYS LADY
688424 MILLER'S CHOICE SO M 4/27/1968 MILLERS MERRY DIXIE
688425 GLORY M'S MODEL CH M 4/22/1968 MILLER'S GLORY M.
688426 DAKOTA GOLD RUSH YL G 5/25/1968 MILLER'S GOLD
688427 SUN'S MERRY TOPSY SO M 4/25/1968 MAJOR'S DIXIE ALLEN
688428 BONNIES COUNTRY GIRL CH M 5/02/1968 MY MERRY BONNIE
688429 MILLERS FLYING COLOR SR G 4/28/1968 PLAYBOY'S COCOA
688430 MILLER'S YANKEE WH S 6/10/1968 MAJORS GOLD LADY
688432 DREAM'S MAID SO M 5/23/1968 PLAYBOY'S DREAM
688434 LADIE'S SUN GLOW YL G 6/01/1968 MILLERS GOLDEN LADY
688438 MERRY MAN'S ZIPPER CH G 6/01/1968 LIB'S PRINCESS PAT
688439 BO PEEP'S SNOW MAN WH G 5/29/1968 GOLDEN BO-PEEP
688440 DAKOTA SAGE CH G 4/24/1968 FLASH'S GOLDEN LADY
688441 MAJORETTE'S COPY SO M 6/06/1968 CALICO'S MAJORETTE
688442 MILLER'S FANCY SR M 5/09/1968 FLASH'S DIXIE
688443 DELIGHT'S TALENT CH M 4/20/1968 BOY'S GOLDEN DELIGHT
694237 CALL'S PATCHES RN S 7/10/1969 FLASH QUEEN
698603 DELIGHT'S SUN GLOW YL M 5/12/1969 BOY'S GOLDEN DELIGHT
698604 COCOA'S GINGER ALE CH M 5/13/1969 PLAYBOY'S COCOA
698605 DAKOTA'S MEDORA CH M 5/15/1969 FLASH'S GOLDEN LADY
698606 LADIE'S SUN MIST YL M 6/11/1969 MILLERS GOLDEN LADY
698607 MERRY MAN'S ACE SR G 6/10/1969 THRILL'S MONA LYNDA
698608 MERRY MAN'S LACE SO M 5/12/1969 PLAYBOY'S DREAM
698609 MERRY MAN'S CHARM PA M 6/01/1969 MILLER'S GOLD
698610 MILLERS REBEL SO G 5/31/1969 FLASH'S DIXIE
698611 MILLER'S BLAZER SO G 5/20/1969 CALICO'S MAJORETTE
698613 MILLER'S DIAMOND LIL CH M 6/13/1969 MILLER BOYS LADY
698614 PERFECTIONS CANDY SO M 5/06/1969 MILLER DIXIE ALLEN
698615 PERFECTION'S GOSSIP SO M 5/17/1969 MILLER'S GLORY M.
698616 PERFECTION'S COPY M. SO S 5/13/1969 MILLERS MERRY DIXIE
698617 PERFECTIONS ATOMIC SO G 5/21/1969 MY MERRY BONNIE
698618 MILLERS PATCHES SO M 5/13/1969 MAJOR'S DIXIE ALLEN
702398 SUN'S RAY HONOR ACE CH S 8/10/1970 ACE'S GENTLE MISS
702966 WHIRLPOOL'S BRANDY CH M 7/11/1970 MY FAVORITE FANCY
703155 MASTER'S TELSTAR SO G 4/18/1969 LIBERACE'S LIBBY
705360 MILLER'S ANGEL WH M 6/08/1969 MAJORS GOLD LADY
706979 DREAMS MUSIC SO M 5/06/1970 PLAYBOY'S DREAM
706980 BONNIE'S HONOR CS G 7/12/1970 MY MERRY BONNIE
706981 MILLER'S HOLIDAY SO G 5/06/1970 MILLER'S GLORY M.
706982 MILLER'S TELESTAR YL G 5/02/1970 FLASH'S GOLDEN LADY
706983 MILLER'S SHOWMAN SO G 5/20/1970 FLASH'S DIXIE
706984 GOLD'S BITTERSWEET YL M 5/28/1970 MILLER'S GOLD
706985 MILLER'S VOLUNTEER YL G 6/10/1970 MAJORS GOLD LADY
706986 MILLER'S MISTRESS SO M 5/14/1970 MILLER DIXIE ALLEN
706987 COCOA'S JUBILEE SO M 5/12/1970 PLAYBOY'S COCOA
706988 MILLER'S CLOWN SO G 5/27/1970 CALICO'S MAJORETTE
706989 MILLER'S DUPLICATOR SO S 5/02/1970 MILLERS MERRY DIXIE
706990 MILLER'S JOY SO M 5/06/1970 MAJOR'S DIXIE ALLEN
706991 MILLER'S RING MASTER SO S 5/28/1970 MILLER BOYS LADY
706992 MILLER'S GOLD BOND YL M 5/02/1970 BOY'S GOLDEN DELIGHT
706993 LADY'S MERRYCREAM YL M 6/10/1970 MILLERS GOLDEN LADY
707021 MERRY MAN'S CHAMP SR S 4/18/1970 LIBERACE'S LIBBY
713370 LADY'S MERRY MIST YL M 5/27/1971 MAJORS GOLD LADY
716740 SUN'S DIAMOND KAY SO M 5/13/1971 MILLER DIXIE ALLEN
716741 SUN'S RIVERETTE SR M 5/10/1971 FLASH'S GOLDEN LADY
716742 SUN'S FLAGSTONE WR S 5/25/1971 CALICO'S MAJORETTE
716743 SUN'S WILDFIRE M. SO S 5/17/1971 BOY'S GOLDEN DELIGHT
716744 SUN'S DAKOTA KING SO G 5/05/1971 PLAYBOY'S DREAM
716745 SUN'S GOLDEN FAME YL G 5/18/1971 MILLER'S GOLD
716746 SUN'S RIVER MAY SO M 5/25/1971 MILLERS GOLDEN LADY
716747 BONNIES CRACKER JACK SR G 6/15/1971 MY MERRY BONNIE
716748 GLORY M'S BALLET SR M 5/01/1971 MILLER'S GLORY M.
716749 MERRY DIX'S MISCHIEF SR G 5/03/1971 MILLERS MERRY DIXIE
716750 COCOA'S SUGAR PLUM SO M 5/15/1971 PLAYBOY'S COCOA
716751 MILLER'S LADYBIRD SR M 6/05/1971 MILLER BOYS LADY
717743 MORLEY MORNING GLORY SR M 5/15/1971 LIBERACE'S LIBBY
726376 MERRY MAN'S SUGAR SO M 6/15/1972 LIBERACE'S LIBBY
726969 COCOA'S MERRY LADY CH M 5/13/1972 PLAYBOY'S COCOA
726970 DAKOTA WILDFIRE SO G 6/05/1972 MILLERS GOLDEN LADY
726977 MERRY MAN'S RENO HR G 6/20/1972 FLASH'S GOLDEN LADY
726978 MERRY MAN'S ROCKET YL G 5/15/1972 FLASH'S DIXIE
726979 DAKOTA QUEEN SO M 5/09/1972 MILLER DIXIE ALLEN
726980 PERFECTIONS CRYSTAL CH M 5/09/1972 PLAYBOY'S DREAM
726981 SUN'S BOBO SR G 5/09/1972 MILLER BOYS LADY
726982 SUN'S CALCULATOR SO G 5/09/1972 MILLERS MERRY DIXIE
735232 DAKOTA DANDY SO G 5/15/1973 CALICO'S CRICKET
735244 SUN'S APRIL SO M 4/24/1973 MILLER BOYS LADY
735245 DAK. CLIPPER SO G 5/18/1973 FLASH'S DIXIE
735246 SUN'S DAKOTA BANNER SR G 4/18/1973 MAJORETTE'S ROSE
735247 SUN'S DAK. RAMBLER SO G 7/15/1973 MILLERS MERRY DIXIE
735248 SUN'S FLAGSTAFF SR G 4/30/1973 MY MERRY BONNIE
735249 SUN'S HOPE CH M 5/22/1973 MILLER DIXIE ALLEN
735250 SUN'S PLAYDAY SR G 4/30/1973 FLASH'S GOLDEN LADY
735251 SUN'S YANKEE DOODLE SO G 4/26/1973 PLAYBOY'S DREAM
736959 MERRY MAN'S GAL SAL SO M 6/15/1973 LIBERACE'S LIBBY
744365 GOLDEN GIPSY'S POGEY CH S 4/26/1974 GOLDEN GIPSY
745055 MERRY MAN'S FANCY DAN SO S 5/15/1974 LIBERACE'S LIBBY
745304 SUN'S DAKOTA DAISY CH M 5/05/1974 PLAYBOY'S DREAM
745305 SUN'S DAKOTA MAJOR SO S 4/30/1974 FLASH'S DIXIE
745306 SUN'S DAKOTA TROUBLE SO G 7/10/1974 MILLER DIXIE ALLEN
745307 MILLER'S ROYAL FLUSH SO S 5/07/1974 MILLER BOYS LADY
745308 SUN'S SQUAW MAN SR G 5/14/1974 CALICO'S MAJORETTE
745309 SUNS GUMBO LILY WH M 4/20/1974 MAJORETTE'S ROSE
745310 SUN'S RIVER MAN SO G 7/19/1974 MILLERS MERRY DIXIE
752020 SUN'S DAK. JUNE SO M 6/28/1975 MILLERS GOLDEN LADY
752021 SUN'S DAK. DRUMER SO G 7/02/1975 MILLERS MERRY DIXIE
752022 SUN'S DAK. TRAVLER SO S 5/02/1975 PLAYBOY'S DREAM
752023 SUN'S DAK. BALLET SR M 5/17/1975 MILLER BOYS LADY
752024 SUN'S MISS AMERICA SO M 7/08/1975 MILLER DIXIE ALLEN
752025 SUNS DAKOTA SCOUT SR G 4/10/1975 MAJORETTE'S ROSE
752026 SUN'S CHOCOLATE CH G 6/30/1975 MAJORETTE'S GALA
752027 SUN'S DAK. JUBILEE SO M 5/13/1975 FLASH'S DIXIE
752028 SUN'S DAKOTA SKYLARK SO M 7/21/1975 CALICO'S MAJORETTE
752283 LIBBY'S GOLDEN LILY SO M 5/15/1975 LIBERACE'S LIBBY
752286 SUN'S COLOR BEARER CH G 6/05/1975 FLYING COLOR
752559 SUN'S DAKOTA CHAMP SO G 4/10/1975 GOLDEN LOCKS
765065 MERRY MANS COUNTESS SO M 4/25/1976 PLAYBOY'S DREAM
765066 MERRY MAN'S DIXIEANN SO M 6/28/1976 MILLERS MERRY DIXIE
765067 MERRY MAN'S ROSETTE SR M 4/05/1976 MAJORETTE'S ROSE
765068 SUN'S COUNTRY SAM SO G 6/09/1976 MILLERS GOLDEN LADY
765069 SUN'S DAKOTA PIONEER CH G 4/24/1976 MILLER BOYS LADY
765070 SUN'S SUPER GOLD YL G 5/19/1976 FLASH'S DIXIE
765071 SUN'S WONDERETT SO M 4/27/1976 MILLER DIXIE ALLEN
766263 MERRY MAN'S ROYAL ACE SO G 5/17/1976 LIBERACE'S LIBBY
773225 SUN'S DAK GOLD NUGGET RN G 4/27/1977 GOLDEN LOCKS
774899 SUN'S WONDER LEGS SR M 4/24/1977 PLAYBOY'S DREAM
774900 SUN'S STEPEN GO SO M 6/23/1977 MILLERS MERRY DIXIE
774901 SUN'S PIDDLEY DEE SO M 5/13/1977 MAJORETTE'S GALA
774902 SUN'S DAKOTA PARADER SR G 6/16/1977 MAJORETTE'S ROSE
774903 SUN'S DIXIE GOLD YL M 5/11/1977 FLASH'S DIXIE
774904 MERRY MAN'S CHEER CH M 5/13/1977 CALICO'S CRICKET
774905 DAKOTA FAIRY SO M 4/21/1977 MILLER BOYS LADY
775167 PINEHILL MERRY ALLEN SO M 4/28/1977 PINEHILL SUE ALLEN
784696 MERRY MANS COUNTDOWN SO S 4/12/1978 MILLER DIXIE ALLEN
784697 MERRY MAN'S JET SO G 4/29/1978 MILLER BOYS LADY
784698 MERRY MAN'S PEGGY RAY SO M 5/20/1978 MAJORETTE'S ROSE
784699 MERRY MAN'S RAINBOW CH M 8/01/1978 MAJORETTE'S GALA
784700 MILLERS DIAMOND JACK SO G 7/31/1978 MILLERS MERRY DIXIE
784701 MILLER'S SUPER MAN SO S 4/26/1978 PLAYBOY'S DREAM
784702 SUN'S DAKOTA CHIEF SO G 8/28/1978 CALICO'S CRICKET
785492 DUKES STRAWBERI DAWN CH M 6/07/1978 JAN'S BLUE DANUBE
791920 FLASH'S SUN BONNET YL M 6/06/1978 FLASH'S DIXIE
6510257 TEXAS STAR V. SO S 4/16/1965 MAJOR BOY'S ALLEN


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