Bennington was foaled by the USDA at the USGMHF on April 2, 1908, one year after the Government Morgan farm was established at Weybridge, Vermont and matured out a dark bay, standing 15.1, weighing 1100 lbs. His dam was Mrs Culvers, ASHR 3711, one which no one would have expected could foal at stallion the likes of Bennington, just based on conformation. However Gates prepotency and genetic prowess prevailed and the result was a stallion that eventually replaced General Gates as senior sire at the USGMHF. His sire line goes back to Sherman Morgan through Denning Allen and Black Hawk with 26 crosses to Justin Morgan. Regards Mrs Culver’s pedigree, Charles Perkins states She was as much a Morgan as many of our so-called X-type of registered Morgans and although I was never privileged to know her as an individual she had the chance of being a superior animal to many used to carry on the Morgan lines. Sent to Army remount program in 1913, returned to USGMHF 1917. His cross with Artemisia produced Mansfield, Queridio, Ulysses, and Canfield. Bennington sired 89 registered foals (1911-1934), 49 of which were bay and 30 chestnut. Died June 11, 1936 at the USGMHF, Weybridge, Vt.