Clearview Horse Farm

2291 Hwy 231 South, Shelbyville, Tennessee 37160
Innkeeper(s): Lloyd Family

January Newsletter 31 Jan 2016, 12:49 pm

Happy New Year! We hope everyone has had a great start to 2016 so far. We’re doing something a little different this month to kick off our first newsletter of the new year. This month is all about the various events, clinics, and shows currently scheduled at Clearview for 2016. Keep on reading for a full list and descriptions of our jam-packed calendar to find the right event(s) for you and your horse. Classes and clinics will fill up quickly, so make sure to call us in advance to book stalls for your horses and R/V hookups or suites at our bed and board if you’re traveling from out of town.

Special Feature: Upcoming Shows and Events!

Horse Fun Show with Soccer!

March 5th, 2016

Contact: Beth Maher

Phone: 256-527-2617

Email: clviewhorsefarm@aol.com 

It’s time to shake off the chilliness of winter! We’re hosting a fun horse show with a couple of horse soccer classes. Bring your horse or mule for a day of fun, and work on your horsemanship with equine soccer!

From a Judge’s Perspective Series – Ranch Riding Clinic and Show

April 2nd – 3rd

Contact: Marie Lloyd

Phone: 931-619-0773

Email: clviewhorsefarm@aol.com

Ranch Horse riding classes are the fastest growing class across the board in many horse breeds, and plenty of riders love the challenge of the intricate pattersn and free flowing movement of the horse. In this clinic, we will get to pick the brains of Bob Johnson, a top AQHA judge, and his wife Karen to learn the necessary horsemanship, subtle cues, and what the judges look for when scoring ranch riding. Then test your skills in a show in the indoor arena. It only costs $175 for the weekend, so book early! Rooms, stalls, and R/V hookups are first come, first serve!

From a Judge’s Perspective Series – Western Dressage of Tennessee

April 16th – 17th

Continuing with the judge’s perspective clinics, we’re bringing Katharina Nowotny Boles to Clearview to help us learn what the judges look for in Western Dressage, along with Western Dressage Champion and Ranch Horse Trainer, Don Charest. After the clinic, you can test your new skills in a Western Dressage test.

Tennessee Pony of the Americas Club Show

April 23rd – 24th

Contact: Sherri Holingbaugh

Phone: 615-644-3728

Do you own a POA-registered pony? If so, come out for a weekend of fun with a POA-sponsored show!

Michael Lyons Horsemanship Clinic

Date TBD

Book the clinic: Michael@johnlyons.com

Book stalls, lodging, and RVs at Clearview

Spend the weekend upping your horsemanship with Michael Lyons. Clinics are $400 for two days or $200 for one day. Spots will fill up fast, so book early!

Parelli Super Camp

April 29th – May 4th

Contact: Carol Coppinger

Email: Carol@carolcoppinger.com

Get ready for a jam-packed week with Carol Coppinger, a 6-Star Master Instructor and Licensed Parelli Professional.

Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show

June 6th – 7th

Contact: Beth Maher, Show Secretary

Phone: 256-527-2617

The Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Horse Club knows how to host an excellent show, and this year’s show has plenty of classes to appeal to multiple ages and experience levels. Watch this space for more details!

Tennessee Stock Horse Show and Clinic

June 25th-26th

Contact: Jessica.Schultz@mtsu.edu

All breeds and experience levels are welcome at the Tennessee Stock Horse Show!

Rally for the Rescues Trainers’ Challenge

June 17th-19th

More information: http://rallyfortherescuestn.com/

Several pre-qualified trainers will have had 90 days to re-train a rescue Horse. Watch them compete for high stakes, and then you can partake in the auction to give a new life to one of those lucky rescue horses featured in the challenge. Then spend time on Sunday with your new horse and the trainer that trained him/her to get your new lives together off to the best possible start! Bring your horse for the weekend and ride alongside some wonderful clinicians, or just audit for the day. Enjoy music, supper, events, and crafts.

Western Mounted Shooters

August 6th-7th

Contact: Darren

Phone: 931-632-0408

It’s always a treat when the Western Mounted Shooters come to Clearview to compete in mounted shooting contests. Come watch to learn more about the sport, or bring your horse to join in the fun!

Tennessee Stock Horse Show and Clinic

October 8th-9th

Contact: Jessica.Schultz@mtsu.edu

Time for round 2 of the Tennessee Stock Horse Show! All breeds and experience levels are welcome!

Buck Brannaman Horsemanship Clinic

October 13-16th, 2016

Ever heard of the Horse Whisperer? Well, Buck Brannaman, the bona fide Horse Whisperer, is coming to Clearview to give a horsemanship clinic! Unfortunately, the clinic is currently sold out, but if you want to come out to the farm and watch the action, go ahead and mark your calendars!

The BAAR Parelli Clinic

November 17th-20th

Contact: parellipartnersofmiddletn@yahoo.com

Enjoy another Parelli Clinic, taught by John Baar (5-Star Master Parelli Professional) and Kathy Baar (4-Star Senior Parelli Professional).

Word in the Herd

Winter Storm Jonas may have snowed us out for a few days, but we’ve still found breaks in the chilly weather that have offered gorgeous weather for riding around the farm.

Around the middle of the month, the day was chilly but pleasant. Carly rode Grace Law, one of our sure-footed TWH mares, while Hannah rode Ajax, a Haflinger gelding.

Grace Law (left) and Ajax (right) are both excellent trail mounts!

The pond wasn’t too chilly for Gumdrop! This wonderful TWH gelding recently found a new home with a great lady in South Carolina, so we have no doubt he’ll enjoy more year-round trail rides in the warmer climate. And who knows, maybe he will take to beach riding!

Gumdrop takes to the water like a champ!

Our farm dogs certainly loved the warmer weather as well. Mayday was definitely queen of the hill!

Horses aren’t the only ones who enjoy the trail course!

Arena Reports

Nothing to report this month! We’re definitely glad that we didn’t have to travel this month with all the snow from Winter Storm Jonas, and we’ve used this time for farrier visits and vet check-ups to ensure that our horses and mules will be ready for show season.

Equines and Services for Sale

Ever dreamed of owning a horse farm?

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Well, maybe you can! At the end of November 2016, our main show barn will be available to lease, and the entire farm plus the house is for sale.

Everything is totally fine, but we’ve made the decision to begin downsizing operations over time. The bed and board will be open as usual, and we’re still hosting all of our regularly scheduled clinics and shows (see our website for all the dates).

Also, if you or anyone you know is currently looking for a new horse or mule to add to your family, we are accepting reasonable offers for many of our animals. Stock horse, ranch riding, gaited, you name it. If you don’t see a horse below that catches your eye, just give us a call! We’ve probably got a horse or mule that would perfectly meet your needs and experience level.

In the meantime, the farm is still running as usual, so come on by for a trail ride, book a clinic, and say hi! We would love to see you!

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Charlie personally trained Corona, and it shows in his performance in the show ring and amazing personality!
Credit: Kathy Ziegler Photography

Corona Extra Chex, son of Nu Chex to Cash, is standing at stud at Clearview, and you could not ask for a more personable stallion to sire your next foal. He’s extremely “honest,” in that you never have to worry about guessing his moods before a show or change classes at the last minute. And when he’s not cleaning house in the show ring or training, he has a gelding as a pasture buddy, enjoys his leisure time, and gets along great with other horses on trail rides. In fact, he’s so laid back that people who have never met him are often shocked to learn that he’s a stallion!

Diego, 5 year old gaited flashy TWH gelding – $2500 OBO

Diego is a flashy, sure-footed trail horse perfect for an advanced beginner!

Diego is a 14.2 hand chestnut and white spotted TWH gelding, solid broke and fun trail horse for the advanced beginner rider! We have taken him trail riding numerous amounts of times. He will lead or follow and also rides out on his own just fine. His gait is as smooth as silk and will go all day long, anywhere you point he will go. He is sure-footed and will go through water, over logs, and over bridges. He is up to date on all shots, vaccinations, and Coggins and good for the farrier. The only reason for sale is we are reducing stock, so Diego is ready and eagerly looking for his next trail buddy! He does well at all the local fun shows due to his eye catching appearance and solid gait. Click this link for more photos and a video! http://www.equinenow.com/horse-ad-1059309

Reno (“This Will Be The Day”), Ranch Riding AQHA Show Gelding – $8500

Reno is a proven ranch and stock horse, with numerous titles under his belt, and is for sale!

Proven Show Horse, Reno (“This Will Be The Day”) is a talented all around competitor. Originally trained and ridden by Ted and Tucker Robinson, Marie bought him from them as a 3 yr old at the snaffle bit Futurity in Reno in 2009. For the savvy non pro/amateur Reno can be a 70 scoring reiner and has excellent maneuvers in ranch horse pleasure. At the Novice World Championship show in Lexington, Virginia, this year, Reno placed 5th with a score of 216 out of 29 entries. He has his NRHA License, American Ranch Horse License, and American Stock Horse License. He has won the All Around Stock Horse High Point in 2011 and 2012 doing the cow classes, trail, reining, and pleasure. He was successfully shown at the American Ranch Horse World show in 2013, placing in the top 5, and reserve champion in the reining.

He is friendly, easy to catch and load, and a real professional. He is good on cows and cuts one fine, and has been down the fence numerous times. He is particularly good in the AQHA ranch riding as he is so responsive to subtle cues. He is already trained, solid, and broke, so he just needs to be kept fit to go to shows. For NRHA, he would be ideal for a rookie or novice and picks up on new things quickly. Overall, Reno is a true gentleman and would make someone an excellent show horse.

https://youtu.be/nHW9U2SocUA

Pete Snow (“Alias Royal Snow”), 8 Year Old Registered Appaloosa Gelding – $7000

Pete is versatile, gentle, and as steady as they come for trails and ranch pleasure.

For anyone who’s a fan of our Appaloosa Hollywood, we’re pleased to announce that his brother, Alias Royal Snow, is for sale! Pete is a delight to ride and as honest as they come. A true gentleman, he is laidback, gentle, and extremely friendly. He would not be suitable for games, barrels, or poles as he is not fast by nature. But for anyone looking for a steady, mature mount, he is well-trained and will take excellent care of his rider on the trails and in trail competitions.

Check out the video link below to see how steady Pete is on Clearview’s trail course and in the show ring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5lWbrfo3Ns

Tinker Belle – $2500 OBO

Tinker Belle wants to be someone’s perfect pony!

Tinker Belle is an 8 year old POA-registered pony, 55 inches, ideal for a child or small adult. She’s got a gentle, patient temperament and is great for games, poles, barrel racing, and trail riding. She shows great potential in pole bending with natural lead changes. Tinker Belle has been ridden by a retired judge on the trails these past 4 years.

Consequently she is happy and laid back. With just a bit of games training, she could make some kid a great pony for games or a wonderful trail horse for a small adult. She is steady, easy, broke, sound, and needs a good home. Check out the video below to see her natural talent for pole bending!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqoQ7PM5sFk

That wraps up the news for this month! We can’t wait to see you at one of our many shows and clinics this year!

Comment Questions: Which clinics or events are you most excited about attending this year? Let us know in the comments below, and follow us on Facebook so you’ll be first to know when we schedule a new event!

 

December Newsletter 30 Dec 2015, 9:06 am

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your friends at Clearview Horse Farm! This month has given us plenty of reasons to celebrate. Not only did we enjoy Christmas festivities, but we also celebrated another marriage in the Clearview family! Keep on reading for all of the festive details!

Special Feature: Merry Christmas and Congratulations to the Newlyweds!

Marie’s niece Hannah recently moved all the way from The United Kingdom to Shelbyville to be with her fiancé Josh, and earlier this month, they tied the knot in a small, intimate ceremony on the farm. And since it’s Clearview we’re talking about, it was only fitting that they include horses in the ceremony. So they got married on horseback! Josh rode Corona, and Hannah rode Bozo.

Getting married on horseback only seems appropriate here!

They’re planning the more traditional big wedding in May when the family from England can attend, but we love that they had such a unique and beautiful ceremony to start their lives together.

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Hannah quickly fell in love with Bozo shortly after moving here, so she and Josh added him to the family just in time for Christmas!

What a great family photo!

Meanwhile, the holidays were the perfect excuse to have Kathy Ziegler come out to the farm again to work her photography magic for our Christmas cards. Corona went from Best Horse at a wedding to Design Consultant with tree trimming.

Deck the halls with Corona!

Keep reading to see all the Christmas festivities that we enjoyed in Shelbyville and Nashville!

Word in the Herd

Christmas Festivities in Shelbyville and Nashville

With horse shows over for the season and less activity on the farm, December is a great time of year to get away for a day and enjoy Christmas festivities in the city.

For our local friends, have you ever gone to Shelbyville’s annual Christmas Wine Walk? The shops on the square stay open until 8 PM and offer free wine and snacks for shoppers. Marie and Hannah went and had a great time! According to Marie, “Wine and shopping are a lethal combo! I bought stuff I didn’t know I needed, invented old aunties and cousins that I have never met and probably don’t exist just so I could buy them presents. Marvelous!”

Shelbyville’s wine walk is always a big hit!

For folks looking for a bigger city event, the Gaylord Opryland Hotel is one of Nashville’s most festive destinations during Christmas. The entire resort gets decked out with Christmas lights, trees, outdoor activities such as ice sliding, and hosts ice performances. Marie, Hannah, and Josh took a day trip to enjoy the sights and sent back plenty of photos!

The Gaylord Opryland hotel is decorated beautifully for Christmas!

Marie also had an adventure trying to go down the ice slide. Apparently long skirts and ice slides don’t mix too well.

The ice shows are always popular with visitors.

Get ready for Horse Soccer!

You read that right. We’re starting a horse soccer league! Since the next few months will have less activity on the farm, we wanted a fun activity to do with the horses for a change of pace. America’s Equine Soccer League is dedicated to promoting the sport across the country and helps farms start up new chapters for local equine enthusiasts.

We recently ordered a soccer ball and have been slowly introducing some of our horses to it. So far Corona and Bozo are doing well with approaching and moving the ball!

Corona and Bozo are soccer champs in the making!

Check this link for the AESL official website and to learn more about the rules and how to play. This sport is a great opportunity to work on natural horsemanship while having fun, so let us know if you want to join us!

 Arena Reports

Nothing to report this month! The holidays are a slow season for horse shows, and after such a successful show circuit, our horses and mules have earned some rest and relaxation! We plan to ride when weather permits, enjoy bonding with our equines with some horse soccer, and start making plans for the 2016 show circuit! Watch this space for more information!

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Charlie personally trained Corona, and it shows in his performance in the show ring and amazing personality!
Credit: Kathy Ziegler Photography

Corona Extra Chex, son of Nu Chex to Cash, is standing at stud at Clearview, and you could not ask for a more personable stallion to sire your next foal. He’s extremely “honest,” in that you never have to worry about guessing his moods before a show or change classes at the last minute. And when he’s not cleaning house in the show ring or training, he has a gelding as a pasture buddy, enjoys his leisure time, and gets along great with other horses on trail rides. In fact, he’s so laid back that people who have never met him are often shocked to learn that he’s a stallion!

Reno (“This Will Be The Day”), Ranch Riding AQHA Show Gelding – $8500

Reno is a proven ranch and stock horse, with numerous titles under his belt, and is for sale!

Proven Show Horse, Reno (“This Will Be The Day”) is a talented all around competitor. Originally trained and ridden by Ted and Tucker Robinson, Marie bought him from them as a 3 yr old at the snaffle bit Futurity in Reno in 2009. For the savvy non pro/amateur Reno can be a 70 scoring reiner and has excellent maneuvers in ranch horse pleasure. At the Novice World Championship show in Lexington, Virginia, this year, Reno placed 5th with a score of 216 out of 29 entries. He has his NRHA License, American Ranch Horse License, and American Stock Horse License. He has won the All Around Stock Horse High Point in 2011 and 2012 doing the cow classes, trail, reining, and pleasure. He was successfully shown at the American Ranch Horse World show in 2013, placing in the top 5, and reserve champion in the reining.

He is friendly, easy to catch and load, and a real professional. He is good on cows and cuts one fine, and has been down the fence numerous times. He is particularly good in the AQHA ranch riding as he is so responsive to subtle cues. He is already trained, solid, and broke, so he just needs to be kept fit to go to shows. For NRHA, he would be ideal for a rookie or novice and picks up on new things quickly. Overall, Reno is a true gentleman and would make someone an excellent show horse.

Pete Snow (“Alias Royal Snow”), 8 Year Old Registered Appaloosa Gelding – $7000

Pete is versatile, gentle, and as steady as they come for trails and ranch pleasure.

We’ve written a lot about Hollywood this month, and we’re pleased to announce that his brother, Alias Royal Snow, is for sale! Pete is a delight to ride and as honest as they come. A true gentleman, he is laidback, gentle, and extremely friendly. He would not be suitable for games, barrels, or poles as he is not fast by nature. But for anyone looking for a steady, mature mount, he is well-trained and will take excellent care of his rider on the trails and in trail competitions.

Check out the video link below to see how steady Pete is on Clearview’s trail course and in the show ring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5lWbrfo3Ns

Tinker Belle – $2500 OBO

Tinker Belle wants to be someone’s perfect pony!

Tinker Belle is an 8 year old POA-registered pony, 55 inches, ideal for a child or small adult. She’s got a gentle, patient temperament and is great for games, poles, barrel racing, and trail riding. She shows great potential in pole bending with natural lead changes. Tinker Belle has been ridden by a retired judge on the trails these past 4 years.

Consequently she is happy and laid back. With just a bit of games training, she could make some kid a great pony for games or a wonderful trail horse for a small adult. She is steady, easy, broke, sound, and needs a good home. Check out the video below to see her natural talent for pole bending!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqoQ7PM5sFk

Upcoming Shows and Events

We’re done with shows and events for 2015, but 2016 is already shaping up to be a fantastic year for clinics on the farm! We are currently booking stalls in our main barn, suites at our bed and board, and R/V hookups for people who want to camp in their R/Vs, so save the dates and call us ASAP to book lodging for you and your horse!

AQHA Worlds Ranch Riding: From the Judges’ Perspective

April 2-3rd, 2016

Ranch riding is quickly becoming hugely popular, so we are hosting a judges’ perspective clinic with renowned horseman and judge Bob Johnson. Attendees can ride a test and learn the subtle cues and necessary horsemanship skills involved with putting on a good performance.

Western Dressage of Tennessee Clinic and Schooling Show: From the Judges’ Perspective

April 16-17th, 2016

Learn what judges look for in Western Dressage with Katharina Nowotny Boles and our very own Western Dressage Champion/Ranch Horse Trainer/WDAA Trainer Don Charest. We’ve already seen Don and Hollywood in action winning championships in Western Dressage, so clinic attendees can benefit from his experience. We will host a schooling show on Sunday so attendees can practice the skills they have learned.

Buck Brannaman Horsemanship Clinic

October 13-16th, 2016

Ever heard of the Horse Whisperer? Well, Buck Brannaman, the bona fide Horse Whisperer, is coming to Clearview to give a horsemanship clinic! Unfortunately, the clinic is currently sold out, but if you want to come out to the farm and watch the action, go ahead and mark your calendars!

Comment Questions: What was your favorite part of Christmas? Share your photos, stories, and favorite recipes in the comments below or on our Facebook page! And stay tuned for more event announcements as we ring in the New Year!

 

November Newsletter 30 Nov 2015, 3:52 pm

The holiday season is upon us! We had a great month of horse shows just in time for the beginning of winter, and we can’t wait to share the highlights with you!

Special Feature: Happy Thanksgiving! 

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, friends, and plenty of good food! If anyone was working retail or a public service (police, EMS, armed forces, etc.), we certainly appreciate what you do!

And while turkey may be the traditional Thanksgiving meal, we enjoyed our turkey for dessert! Marie’s niece Hanna and her fiancé Josh made us these adorable rice krispy treat turkeys.

Turkeys made from rice krispies and candy corn. How creative!

We would love to hear about your most creative Thanksgiving recipes and favorite desserts. Feel free to share your photos and recipes in the comments below or on our Facebook page!

Word in the Herd

We have a blanket fairy?

As you’ll read in Arena Reports, we embarked on a weeklong road trip to and from Tulsa, Oklahoma for the Western Dressage World Championships. We had a great team at the farm to take care of everything while we were gone, and that includes making sure the horses had blankets when the nights got chilly. However, we didn’t expect to find our horse statue to also have a blanket when we got home! I suppose even concrete horses still need blankets? Needless to say, we had a good belly laugh over it!

The blanket fairy strikes!

If anyone knows the identity of the mysterious blanket fairy, this investigation is still ongoing…

 Arena Reports

 Western Dressage Association of America

The Western Dressage Association of America held its 2015 Western Dressage World Championships earlier this month, and we set off on a road trip with five equines, including Hollywood and Doolittle, and a stock trailer full of hay. We got a flat tire while en route, fixed it, and arrived safely in Oklahoma after an overnight stay in Arkansas.

Money-saving protip: When going on a long road trip to a horse show with multiple animals, bring your own hay if you can manage it.

Dwight Littlefield, breeder of Hollywood and many other excellent Appaloosas, was on the ground with us at the show, and we are incredibly fortunate to have his expertise and such an excellent dressage horse.

Dwight (left) and Don (right) grin for the camera

And speaking of Hollywood, he performed brilliantly in his first big show. He and Don won their open Western Dressage class with a score of 80.625. For those new to Western Dressage, that is a phenomenal score, especially for a young horse at the beginning of his show career!

Hollywood and Don make an amazing team, and we have no doubt they have many more shows in store for the future!

Doolittle, one of our show mules, had quite an interesting ride! The show photographer’s industrial-size flash went off right as Marie and Doolittle were by the judge’s table, so they rode out a pretty spectacular spook. However, they finished out the class strongly with a ribbon and placement in the top 10 out of a class of 22.

Spooks can happen anytime, but it didn’t stop Marie and Doolittle from having a great ride and placing in the top 10 in their class.

But at the end of the day, Team Clearview performed superbly, and Hollywood and Don walked away with the High Point Performance Buckle!

Now that’s a great team and victory shot! Congratulations to Don and Hollywood!

Color Congress Pinto Worlds

Immediately after the Western Dressage show, we stayed in Tulsa for the Color Congress Pinto Worlds show, specifically for Paints, Appaloosas, Buckskins, and Palominos. Don and Tucker won 2nd in Open Ranch Riding, which was an awesome ride.

The Color Congress is a great way to bring together many different breeds in the same show ring!

Overall, it was a great road trip and phenomenal two shows, and we were glad to finally come home with the ribbons, awards, and memories!

We made need a bigger wall in the barn…

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Charlie Hutton personally trained Corona, and it shows in his performance in the show ring and amazing personality!
Credit: Kathy Ziegler Photography

Corona Extra Chex, son of Nu Chex to Cash, is standing at stud at Clearview, and you could not ask for a more personable stallion to sire your next foal. He’s extremely “honest,” in that you never have to worry about guessing his moods before a show or change classes at the last minute. And when he’s not cleaning house in the show ring or training, he has a gelding as a pasture buddy, enjoys his leisure time, and gets along just fine with other horses on trail rides.

Reno (“This Will Be The Day”), Ranch Riding AQHA Show Gelding – $8500

Reno is a proven ranch and stock horse, with numerous titles under his belt, and is for sale!

Proven Show Horse, Reno Regd name “This Will Be The Day”, is a talented all around competitor. Originally trained and ridden by Ted and Tucker Robinson, Marie bought him from them as a 3 yr old at the snaffle bit Futurity in Reno in 2009. For the savvy non pro/amateur Reno can be a 70 scoring reiner and has excellent maneuvers in ranch horse pleasure. At the Novice World Championship show in Lexington, Virginia, this year, Reno placed 5th with a score of 216 out of 29 entries. He has his NRHA License, American Ranch Horse License, and American Stock Horse License. He has won the All Around Stock Horse High Point in 2011 and 2012 doing the cow classes, trail, reining, and pleasure. He was successfully shown at the American Ranch Horse World show in 2013, placing in the top 5, and reserve champion in the reining.

He is friendly, easy to catch and load, and a real professional. He is good on cows and cuts one fine, and has been down the fence numerous times. He is particularly good in the AQHA ranch riding as he is so responsive to subtle cues. He is already trained, solid, and broke, so he just needs to be kept fit to go to shows. For NRHA, he would be ideal for a rookie or novice and picks up on new things quickly. Overall, Reno is a true gentleman and would make someone an excellent show horse.

Pete Snow (“Alias Royal Snow”), 8 Year Old Registered Appaloosa Gelding – $7000

Pete is versatile, gentle, and as steady as they come for trails and ranch pleasure.

We’ve written a lot about Hollywood this month, and we’re pleased to announce that his brother, Alias Royal Snow, is for sale! Pete is a delight to ride and as honest as they come. A true gentleman, he is laidback, gentle, and extremely friendly. He would not be suitable for games, barrels, or poles as he is not fast by nature. But for anyone looking for a steady, mature mount, he is well-trained and will take excellent care of his rider on the trails and in trail competitions.

Check out the video link below to see how steady Pete is on Clearview’s trail course and in the show ring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5lWbrfo3Ns

Tinker Belle – $2500 OBO

Tinker Belle wants to be someone’s perfect pony!

Tinker Belle is an 8 year old POA-registered pony, 55 inches, ideal for a child or small adult. She’s got a gentle, patient temperament and is great for games, poles, barrel racing, and trail riding. She shows great potential in pole bending with natural lead changes. Tinker Belle has been ridden by a retired judge on the trails these past 4 years. Consequently she is happy and laid back. With just a bit of games training, she could make some kid a great pony for games or a wonderful trail horse for a small adult. She is steady, easy, broke, sound, and needs a good home. Check out the video below to see her natural talent for pole bending!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqoQ7PM5sFk

Upcoming Shows and Events

So far our calendar is wide open for events in December! With Christmas now less than a month away, we expect people to spend less time on the road for horse shows and more time decking the halls, trimming the trees, and getting ready for the next big holiday.

If you plan on attending any local horse shows or hear of clinics or events through the grapevine, please share them on our Facebook page so we can spread the word!

Comment Questions: What was your favorite part of Thanksgiving? Share your photos, stories, and favorite recipes in the comments below or on our Facebook page! And stay tuned for more photos and festive stories just in time for Christmas!

October Newsletter 31 Oct 2015, 2:30 pm

Happy Halloween from all of us at Clearview Horse Farm! October has been a great time of year for fun weekend trips, trail rides with farm guests, and even celebrating a marriage! Keep on reading for all the details!

Special Feature: Honeymoon Horses!

If you’ve been following us on Facebook and reading these monthly newsletters, then you’ve indirectly met Carly, our social media director and blogger. She and her then-boyfriend Philip started riding at Clearview just over a year ago, and back in January Philip planned and executed an amazingly romantic proposal on horseback, right here in our indoor arena. And best of all, the proposal was recorded on video.

We are delighted to announce that this horse-loving couple recently tied the knot on October 10th. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Hylen!

Congratulations to Carly and Philip!

Since horses have played such an integral role in their relationship, Carly and Philip made sure to plan a horseback riding excursion during their honeymoon in Jamaica. And since we know a lot of our farm visitors love to travel, we try to point out when we come across reputable horse-related tourist businesses.

Hooves Horseback Riding is one of several businesses in Jamaica advertising guided trail rides, where people ride through a historical plantation up to a private beach to ride in the ocean. Read Carly’s review below:

Hooves Horseback Riding takes excellent care of their horses, and it shows in their athleticism.

“Hooves was one of our favorite excursions in Jamaica, mainly because Philip proposed on horseback and we ride together at Clearview now. We talked to other couples at our resort who wanted to make sure they were supporting a reputable company, and Hooves takes excellent care of their horses. The horses are rescued racehorses and polo ponies who are retrained for trail riding. Hooves only books two tours per day and gives the horses plenty of downtime in the shade between rides, and we saw firsthand that they were well-fed, had healthy coats and hooves, and were extremely athletic in the water. Hooves uses English tack to minimize the weight on the horses’ back, and Philip loved getting to ride English again! I had never ridden English until then, but the horses were so well trained that it was no issue.

Nothing beats authentic Jamaican jerk chicken!

We booked a private ride with just the two of us and a guide, and it was well worth the money. They fed us authentic Jamaican jerk chicken for lunch with champagne, and we got to spend more time in the water with the horses and ride back to our starting point along a private beach. We also got photo CD included with pictures of us riding in the ocean. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and would recommend Hooves to anyone, no matter their experience level.”

 

Looks like they had a great time!

Looks like it was a great time! We look forward to seeing them back on the farm soon!

Word in the Herd

Fall isn’t just a great time of year for riding. We have also been taking part in some additional extracurricular activities off the farm, from checking out state parks to enjoying some local BBQ.

Trail of Tears and Longhunter State Park Pow-Wow

On October 10th, while Carly was busy getting married, we were walking the Trail of Tears and admiring the work of artist Bernice Davidson.

Check out this artwork!

Tennessee contains a wealth of history surrounding the Native Americans, and the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail provides a permanent reminder of the paths that 17 Cherokee detachments followed to reservations in the west.

The Trail of Tears is a wealth of historical knowledge about our home state.

On October 17th, we attended a pow-wow at Long Hunter State Park and had a great time enjoying the dances and learning more about Native American traditions.

Long Hunter State Park hosted an amazing pow-wow on October 17th

Long Hunter State Park makes a fantastic day trip for history buffs, and the Sellar’s Farm State Archaeological Area is one of the few government-protected Native American mounds in Tennessee.

We’ve really enjoyed learning about Native American traditions!

Jack Daniel’s BBQ

For anyone who loves Jack Daniel’s whiskey, good barbecue, or both, then the annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue is always a popular fall event. We made the quick trip over to Lynchburg on October 23rd to see the teams preparing for the famous cook-off.

Got to love authentic Jack Daniel’s barbecue!

Fun and Furry Farm Guests

October has been a fantastic month for farm visitors, trail riding, and training for upcoming shows. We’ve had some fun groups come to the farm for trail rides:

Such a diverse group of mules and horses in this trail ride! Love it!

For people who love traveling with their animals, Clearview’s bed and board is as pet-friendly as you can find and often a cheaper alternative to hotels and motels. The horses and mules see our farm dogs on a daily basis, and any visiting dogs often love staying on such a large piece of land. We even played host to some four-legged celebrities this month!

We loved having these championship dogs visiting the farm!

Michael and Kelli stayed at the farm while competing in the Australian Shepherd Club of America Nationals here in Shelbyville, and we loved having their championship dogs as guests!

Australian Shepherds are great family dogs!

Australian Shepherds are herding dogs well known for their intelligence and friendliness, and these dogs were model canine citizens. We loved having them on the farm, and hopefully they will come back for a visit!

What a great group shot!

Arena Reports

Nutrena AQHA Level 1 National Championships: Final Results

If you will recall from last month’s newsletter, we had traveled to Lexington, Virginia for the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 National Championships. We are pleased to announce that we have the final results from the show!

First, Reno and Marie won 5th place out of over 30 competitors in Ranch Riding.

Marie and Reno placed 5th in Ranch Riding.

And of course they had to pose for a victory photo.

We love this victory shot!

They also placed in the top 10 in reining, and Reno enjoyed sniffing the ribbons.

Reno loves to sniff the ribbons. Maybe he thinks the green ribbon is made of grass?

They didn’t compete in the trail course, but it was still helpful to walk through the course. This pattern is complex enough to scramble anyone’s brain!

This trail course is definitely not for the faint of heart.

Huge thanks to Don Charest for his expert training! We couldn’t have asked for a better trainer to prepare Reno and Marie for this show.

Don Charest of DC Performance Horses is a top-notch trainer!

Tennessee Stock Horse Show and Clinic

While the Nutrena AQHA show was happening, Clearview was hosting another hugely popular Tennessee Stock Horse Show and Clinic. Lucas Ayres (pictured left below) taught a fantastic clinic, and everyone had a great time at the stock horse show.

We loved having everyone at the farm for the stock horse clinic!

Huge thanks to friends Holly and Jessica for all your hard work and holding down the fort! We hope to see everyone back soon for another show!

The clinic attendees got plenty of practice with working cattle.

Preparing for WDAA World Championships

The Western Dressage Association of America is hosting the WDAA Western Dressage World Championship Show November 7-8th, and we’ve been hard at work training before we hit the road to Tulsa, Oklahoma to compete.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page once the show gets underway, and we’ll keep you updated!

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Charlie personally trained Corona, and it shows in his performance in the show ring and amazing personality!
Credit: Kathy Ziegler Photography

Corona Extra Chex, son of Nu Chex to Cash, is standing at stud at Clearview, and you could not ask for a more personable stallion to sire your next foal. He’s extremely “honest,” in that you never have to worry about guessing his moods before a show or change classes at the last minute. And when he’s not cleaning house in the show ring or training, he has a gelding as a pasture buddy, enjoys his leisure time, and gets along just fine with other horses on trail rides.

Pete Snow (“Alias Royal Snow”), 8 Year Old Registered Appaloosa Gelding – $7000

Pete is versatile, gentle, and as steady as they come for trails and ranch pleasure.

Pete is a delight to ride and as honest as they come. A true gentleman, he is laidback, gentle, and extremely friendly. He would not be suitable for games, barrels, or poles as he is not fast by nature. But for anyone looking for a steady, mature mount, he is well-trained and will take excellent care of his rider on the trails and in trail competitions.

Check out the video link below to see how steady Pete is on Clearview’s trail course and in the show ring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5lWbrfo3Ns

Tinker Belle – $2500 OBO

Tinker Belle wants to be someone’s perfect pony!

Tinker Belle is an 8 year old POA-registered pony, 55 inches, ideal for a child or small adult. She’s got a gentle, patient temperament and is great for games, poles, barrel racing, and trail riding. She shows great potential in pole bending with natural lead changes. Tinker Belle has been ridden by a retired judge on the trails these past 4 years. Consequently she is happy and laid back. With just a bit of games training, she could make some kid a great pony for games or a wonderful trail horse for a small adult. She is steady, easy, broke, sound, and needs a good home. Check out the video below to see her natural talent for pole bending!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqoQ7PM5sFk

Upcoming Shows and Events

Get ready for another Western Mounted Shooters event! Then we’re wrapping up November with another Parelli clinic, and this time we’re bringing in 4-star and 5-star professionals to help you take your horsemanship to the next level. Check the links and contact info listed below each event for more information and to reserve your spots!

Nov 7-8, 2015 
Western Mounted Shooters 
Contact: Darren
Phone: (931) 632-0408

Nov 21-22, 2015

Parelli Clinic – Click for more information
John Baar, 5-Star Master Parelli Professional
Kathy Baar, 4-Star Senior Parelli Professional

And that’s a wrap for the month of October! We hope everyone has had a great time enjoying the peak fall colors and spending plenty of time outside with their equines. Continue to follow our website and Facebook page to stay updated on our upcoming shows, clinics, and special events. Thanks for reading!

Comment Questions: Have you ever visited Long Hunter State Park or the Trail of Tears? What has been your favorite trail ride this month? As always, we welcome your comments, stories, and photos in the comments and on our Facebook page.

 

September Newsletter 30 Sep 2015, 9:09 am

Fall is here at last! That means cooler temperatures for riding, less risk for sunburn, and preparing your fields, barns, and horses for the upcoming winter. In this month’s newsletter, we’re thrilled to welcome our newest foal born at the farm, some hot-off-the-press show updates, and an important Public Service Announcement regarding a recalled brand of horse feed. Keep on reading to learn more!

Special Feature: Welcome to Corona’s newest filly!

We have a newborn member of the Clearview family! Corona Nu Chex sired this beautiful little filly, and she arrived on Saturday, September 12th at 7 AM. This is the first time we’ve had a foal born on her exact due date!

Isn’t she a darling little thing? Grace has been an excellent mom.

Now at just over two weeks old, she is strong and healthy and enjoying her time outside. Her mom Grace is doing an excellent job of raising her. Keep on reading to Word in the Herd for more photos, and check out Equines and Services for Sale to learn how you can get your own foal sired by our resident stallion!

Word in the Herd 

Toxic Feed Alert!

If you use Western Milling or Kruse Western Blend feed, check your stables immediately! We recently received a report from some of our horsey friends that this feed has been recalled due to potential monensin (also known as the brand name Rumensin) contamination. Western Milling recently voluntarily recalled Kruse Western Blend LOT number 5251, manufactured on September 8th, 2015 after receiving reports of horses sickening and dying after ingesting it.

If you use this feed, DON’T USE IT until you check the Lot number!

Monensin is a feed additive for cattle to encourage weight gain and control internal parasites, but it’s extremely toxic to horses. Horses who ingest monensin may exhibits colic, sweating, bloating, kidney failure, heart damage, and sudden death within 12 to 72 hours, and horses that recover may have permanent cardiac damage.

Click on this photo to read the official news story. If you suspect your horse has ingested the contaminated feed, call your vet immediately!

One woman who gave this feed to her 30 horses has already lost five of them to the toxic feed, and the others are also sick and will be humanely euthanized. Please check the lot numbers on your feed bags, and don’t take any chances with your horses! We are following this story as it develops and will bring you any updates through our Facebook page.

Pearls and Spurs Trail Ride

Who loves girls’ days? We sure do! If you are a female rider and want to meet up with your fellow horse-loving ladies, check out the Pearls ‘n Spurs Luxury Trail Rides page on Facebook. Vera regularly schedules luxury trail rides around the state, and we recently joined her crew for a fun day’s ride at Traveler’s Ridge to support Angel Heart Farm and September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

It was a day well-spent with the ladies of Pearls n’ Spurs!

When they say luxury trail rides, that means these ladies bust out the fancy tablecloths and make these rides a fun-filled, elegant experience.

Vera and her group truly make these rides a luxurious experience.

Princess, one of our Tennessee Walkers, was an absolute joy to ride. Walking horses generally make for excellent trail mounts due to their smooth, comfortable gaits, and today was no exception.

Princess waits with the other horses to head out on the trail.

Huge thanks to Vera for putting together such an enjoyable event! We’ll be on the lookout for the next one!

We couldn’t have asked for better weather!

Our Two Newest Fillies

Corona’s new filly makes the second foal born at Clearview this year, so we’ve dedicated one of the fields near the farmhouse as the “nursery” for her and our other filly, Baby Slide, now officially named Lola.

Lola is growing up fast!

Lola is growing fast and definitely picking up on her mom’s outgoing, people-friendly personality. They come right up to the fence to greet visitors and aren’t shy about begging for a treat.

They’re not shy about begging for attention!

She’s practically a miniature version of her mother, and we look forward to seeing how she fares when she’s old enough to start training.

Who can resist that cute face?!

When you compare Lola and Corona;s filly side by side, it’s rather impressive how quickly foals grow over a few short months. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we see these two little girls playing together in the field!

Just like any other baby, Corona’s filly spends a lot of her time eating and napping.

Arena Reports

We haven’t had many horse shows on the calendar lately, so September has been a great month to devote to training and preparing for shows that we’ll be traveling to later in the season. This week, however, we’re on the road to Lexington, Virginia for the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 National Championships. The show runs from September 30th to October 4th, so we’ll give you more updates on Facebook as they occur!

We hit the road this past Friday for the AQHA show, and we stopped over on Friday and Saturday in Harriman at the paint horse show with our friend Debbie and her horse Frankie.

Meet Debbie and her paint horse Frankie. They make a great team!

All good road trips require a stop at Cracker Barrel, naturally.

Nothing beats a good meal at Cracker Barrel when you’re on the road!

On Sunday, we stopped at Goose Creek Farm in Bristol, Virginia, and Reno definitely enjoyed the roundpen and stall, courtesy of Carl Richardson.

Reno enjoyed his temporary abode.

We arrived in Lexington on Monday around mid-afternoon, checked in, found our stalls, and got Reno used to riding in the main arena. We’ll bring you more photos and updates once the show is underway! In the meantime, wish us luck!

Equines and Services for Sal

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Charlie personally trained Corona, and it shows in his performance in the show ring and amazing personality!
Credit: Kathy Ziegler Photography

Corona Extra Chex, song of Nu Chex to Cash, is standing at stud at Clearview, and you could not ask for a more personable stallion to sire your next foal. He’s extremely “honest,” in that you never have to worry about guessing his moods before a show or change classes at the last minute. And when he’s not cleaning house in the show ring or training, he has a gelding as a pasture buddy, enjoys his leisure time, and gets along just fine with other horses on trail rides.

We’ve already see in this newsletter that he sires healthy, adorable foals, so call Clearview to make an appointment to meet Corona!

Pete Snow (“Alias Royal Snow”), 8 Year Old Registered Appaloosa Gelding – $7000

Pete is versatile, gentle, and as steady as they come for trails and ranch pleasure.

Pete is a delight to ride and as honest as they come. A true gentleman, he is laidback, gentle, and extremely friendly. He would not be suitable for games, barrels, or poles as he is not fast by nature. But for anyone looking for a steady, mature mount, he is well-trained and will take excellent care of his rider on the trails and in trail competitions.

Check out the video link below to see how steady Pete is on Clearview’s trail course and in the show ring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5lWbrfo3Ns

Tinker Belle – $2500 OBO

Tinker Belle wants to be someone’s perfect pony!

Tinker Belle is an 8 year old POA-registered pony, 55 inches, ideal for a child or small adult. She’s got a gentle, patient temperament and is great for games, poles, barrel racing, and trail riding. She shows great potential in pole bending with natural lead changes. Tinker Belle has been ridden by a retired judge on the trails these past 4 years. Consequently she is happy and laid back. With just a bit of games training, she could make some kid a great pony for games or a wonderful trail horse for a small adult. She is steady, easy, broke, sound, and needs a good home. Check out the video below to see her natural talent for pole bending!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqoQ7PM5sFk

Upcoming Events

We have another Parelli Group clinic in just over a week! This is a great opportunity to work on your horsemanship and improve your skills and partnership with your horse, so click on the link below to check out the schedule of events or contact the clinic coordinators to reserve your spot!

October 8-11th, 2015 

PPOMT Parelli Group
Fall 2015 Rendezvous

Robin Harris, 2 Star Parelli Instructor
Contact: Fay at 615-260-9522
Contact: Cindy at 615-480-0859
Email:  parellipartnersofmiddletn@yahoo.com

http://clearviewhorsefarm.com/files/10-2015%20PPoMT%20Rendevous_pages.pdf

Comment Questions: Please make sure to spread the word about the toxic horse feed and the recall! We don’t want to hear anymore tragic reports of horses sickening and dying from contaminated feed. In the meantime, how have you been enjoying this early fall weather? We would love to see your photos and hear your stories on our Facebook page and in the comments below!

 

August Newsletter 31 Aug 2015, 7:12 pm

This summer at Clearview has been jam-packed with hosting events on the farm, traveling to horse shows, and welcoming riders and visitors from many different walks of life. As we begin transitioning to the autumn season, we want to take a moment to recognize our friends both near and far and the transitions we all go through as we enter new seasons of life.

Special Feature: Charlie Hutton is Retiring to Virginia

It is a bittersweet moment to announce that Charlie Hutton is officially retiring. Charlie has dedicated his decades-long career to breeding and training some of the finest Western and reining bloodlines in the world, and he spent many years passing on his knowledge to equine and animal science college students as a professor. We will miss his constant presence on the farm, whether in the arena or simply watching and offering advice.

Of course, we couldn’t let Charlie leave without a proper sendoff, so on August 30th, he taught one last horsemanship clinic for riders of all ages, experience levels, and breeds.

Charlie and Corona demonstrate advanced riding techniques while clinic attendees watch.

He and Corona taught and demonstrated more advanced riding techniques, such as riding smooth circles, maintaining forward momentum in a spin, and lead changes, followed by a question and answer session.

Charlie demonstrates forward momentum on spins.

After the clinic, we all gathered in the Cowboy Lounge for a potluck meal with some good old-fashioned live music.

These cupcakes were adorable and delicious! How creative!

We will miss Charlie as he starts the next chapter of his life, but we know he’s excited to return home to the mountains in Virginia! Happy trails, Charlie!

We wish Charlie the best of luck with this new adventure in life!

Word in the Herd

Elite Farriers’ Masterclass Clinic 

Caring for a horse’s hooves is one of the most vital skills for ensuring that you enjoy a healthy, sound mount for many years, so a good farrier is worth his/her weight in gold. We were honored to host Steven Bean, who flew all the way from the UK to present an Elite Farriers’ Masterclass Clinic for an entire weekend.

We had a great turnout at the farrier clinic!

Judging from the turnout, it looks like everyone had a great time! Thanks for your time, Steven!

Thanks to Steven Bean for teaching the clinic!

Welcome to Tennessee!

We have thoroughly enjoyed the company of Dawn and Margaret Bacon and Cathy Razmus, who have been spending time with us while they look for a property here in Tennessee. They moved to Tennessee after enjoying a prominent Thoroughbred and family race horse career that they operated largely in Florida. Dawn is also a successful Arab equestrian. Their Thoroughbreds ran all the most prestigious races across the nation over two decades, and we’re delighted to welcome them to Tennessee!

In the photo below, Cathy and Margaret hold the two grey cobs, and Dawn holds Sunbelt Desert Rose, her chestnut Arab. Dawn is also a successful Arab equestrian.

We’re sure glad to have these ladies and their horses in Tennessee!

Rescue Horses: A Miraculously Happy Ending

Over the past few months, we’ve followed the recovery and rehabilition of two mares rescued from a local auction named Miracle and Tiara. If you’ll recall, the haflinger Miracle came to us as little more than skin and bones.

Miracle came to Clearview in such a sorry state that it truly was a miracle that she survived.

But after a few months of proper food and vet care, she quickly put on weight and excelled in ground work and trail riding.

Miracle with our gaited mule and Buzzby, one of our farm dogs.

Now we’re delighted to report that her tale has the happiest of endings, as Miracle has found a new, loving home. Terry Wilson recently bought Miracle for her 9 year old granddaughter Brylee, and the two have become fast friends.

We could not have asked for a happier ending to Miracle’s tale!

Soon we’ll start training Tiara, our rescue Appaloosa, so we can help her find her forever home. Stay tuned for more updates!

Arena Reports

CTDA Dressage Schooling Show

Travelers’ Rest Farm in College Grove, owned by Tammy Crawford, recently hosted the Central Tennessee Dressage Association Schooling Show. Don Charest scored 79.8% in the Western Dressage test riding Hollywood, our exquisite Appaloosa gelding from Florida!

Hollywood performed brilliantly at the CTDA dressage show!

We are heading again to the Western Dressage World Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma this year. If anybody wants to join us and come and show there, do get in touch. We would love to help!

Stock Horse and AQHA Versatility Ranch Show           

While the farriers’ clinic was happening at the farm, we trailered some of our Appaloosas and Quarter Horses down to Montgomery, Alabama for the combined Alabama Stock Horse and AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Show. Following some hilarious road trip adventures involving Corona developing a hankering for Mexican food, Team Clearview did an outstanding job in the show ring.

Corona insisted on taking center stage when the team stopped for Mexican food and supplies from the Tractor Supply. What a goofball!

Josh won the Open High Point for the Stock Horse Show with Bozo, our Appaloosa:

Check out that sliding stop!

Tackie and Marie won Non Pro High Point.

These ladies are always so photogenic!

Marie also won the ranch pleasure pattern with Reno. Corona Nu Chex won his reining classes with Marie in amateur and was reserve AQHA High Point Ranch Horse, and he won reining with Josh in open. Don Charest qualified Reno for the AQHA Worlds later this year. Don and Reno also tied with Josh on Corona for Open High Point in the AQHA Ranch Versatility.

And Corona looks good as always!

Congratulations to everyone on an excellent show!

The Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration is in town!

Shelbyville is often considered the Tennessee Walker capital of the world, and for good reason! This week marked the kickoff of the annual Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration Show in Shelbyville, and it runs for 11 days until September 5th. Over 1800 Tennessee Walkers have come from all across the country to compete in the festivities, and we’ve had a full house with almost half of our show barn rented out to provide accommodations for some of these world-class horses!

First, meet Hanna Pulvers and Honey Badger! This stunning TWH mare is a 3-time World Grand Champion, a 4-time Grand Champion, and undefeated in the show ring for her entire career! She’s owned by Neil and Lily Holland from Decatur, Alabama

Honey Badger is undefeated in the show ring! What a star!

This handsome fellow is N.V., owned and ridden by Lorri Gordon. He’s the Reserve World Champion for Age 2 and Under Country Pleasure.

We had to do some interpretive dancing to get his ears to prick forward!

Orion (“I’m Orion”), owned and ridden by Tami Steinbrecher, is the World Champion in Age 4 and Under Country Pleasure.

Same with Orion! But we couldn’t blame him. He was enjoying a snack when we came to take his picture.

“Please Don’t Tell,” owned by Anna Kaminski and ridden by Rachel Teague, won the 2 and 3 year old Country Pleasure.

We loved visiting with these sweet Tennessee Walkers!

Congratulations to all the Tennessee Walkers and their owners/riders! And if you’re in Shelbyville, grab some friends and family and check out the Celebration!

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Charlie personally trained Corona, and it shows in his performance in the show ring and amazing personality! Credit: Kathy Ziegler Photography

Corona Extra Chex, song of Nu Chex to Cash, is standing at stud at Clearview, and you could not ask for a more personable stallion to sire your next foal. Charlie Hutton recounted at his clinic how he started Corona as a two year old, and his agreeable personality and intelligence made him a joy to train. He’s extremely “honest,” in that you never have to worry about guessing his moods before a show or change classes at the last minute. And when he’s not cleaning house in the show ring or training, he has a gelding as a pasture buddy and enjoys his leisure time.

Call Clearview to make an appointment to meet Corona!

Pete Snow (“Alias Royal Snow”), 8 Year Old Registered Appaloosa Gelding – $7000

Pete is versatile, gentle, and as steady as they come for trails and ranch pleasure.

Pete is a delight to ride and as honest as they come. A true gentleman, he is laidback, gentle, and extremely friendly. He would not be suitable for games, barrels, or poles as he is not fast by nature. But for anyone looking for a steady, mature mount, he is well-trained and will take excellent care of his rider on the trails and in trail competitions.

Check out the video link below to see how steady Pete is on Clearview’s trail course and in the show ring.

Tinker Belle – $2500 OBO

Tinker Belle wants to be someone’s perfect pony!

Tinker Belle is an 8 year old POA-registered pony, 55 inches, ideal for a child or small adult. She’s got a gentle, patient temperament and is great for games, poles, barrel racing, and trail riding. She shows great potential in pole bending with natural lead changes. Tinker Belle has been ridden by a retired judge on the trails these past 4 years. Consequently she is happy and laid back. With just a bit of games training, she could make some kid a great pony for games or a wonderful trail horse for a small adult. She is steady, easy, broke, sound, and needs a good home. Check out the video below to see her natural talent for pole bending!

Upcoming Events

Right now our calendar is completely open to host events in September! No doubt we’ll be taking some of those free weekends to travel to other shows, so stay tuned for more arena reports!

We have a clinic coming up from October 8-11th, and we’ll post more details as we get closer to the event.

That wraps up August! We hope everyone has had a wonderful summer and that back-to-school activities are going well for those of you with little ones. Whenever you’re in need of a fun weekend getaway or day trip, consider coming out to Clearview for our bed and breakfast suites and trail rides!

Comment Questions: Did you come to Charlie’s clinic or farewell party? What has been your favorite memory of Charlie, whether in the show ring or around the farm? How do you plan on spending your autumn months as the kids go back to school and the weather begins to change? Let us know in the comments!

July 2015 Newsletter 31 Jul 2015, 8:49 am

It’s been a busy month here at Clearview! We’ve attended or hosted horse shows almost every weekend, and plenty of folks have visited the farm to trail ride, stay at our bed and breakfast, and enjoy the companionship of their equines. Enjoy our photo roundup of the highlights!

Special Feature – Happy Independence Day!

First, we hope everyone had a fun, safe holiday weekend over the 4th of July! No doubt plenty of you enjoyed cookouts, fireworks, and time with family and friends. But if you own dogs or keep your horses on your property, you’ve probably had to think about how to keep your animals calm if you live near neighbors who set off fireworks or within hearing range of a professional display. And while the 4th is already over this year, Labor Day is coming up fast.

We hope everyone enjoyed their Independence Day weekend!

Check out this helpful list of tips from HorseChannel.com on safety measures to take for your horse, donkey, or mule before the next holiday involving fireworks (Source: http://www.horsechannel.com/horse-news/2012/07/04/horses-and-fireworks.aspx):

  • “In most cases, it’s best to keep your horse outdoors where he won’t feel trapped. However, if your horse isn’t accustomed to being out at night, keep his routine consistent.
  • A large turnout area is preferable to a small paddock. If your horse is in a small area, there’s a risk of him running through the fence.
  • Check your horse’s stall or turnout area for any hazards such as broken boards or holes that could injure him if he does run around.
  • If your horse is in the barn, leave a radio on playing soothing music. The background sounds can help dull the shock of firework noises.
  • Watch out for your own safety and don’t try to stay with your horse in his stall or next to him in the pasture to comfort him. If the fireworks do cause him to try and escape, you probably won’t be able to stop him and will risk getting yourself injured in the process.
  • As a last resort, if you’re certain that your horse is going to have trouble, ask your vet to administer a sedative beforehand.
  • Start planning ahead for next year. The best defense against fear of fireworks is to desensitize your horse to unexpected sights and sounds using positive reinforcement.”

Thanks for the great tips, Horse Channel! 

Word in the Herd

Update on Miracle

Our rescue Haflinger mare Miracle has a clean bill of health and now loves trail rides!

No ribs visible now! Miracle is healthy and happy!

It’s so rewarding to see how far she has come. When she first came to the farm, she was so skinny that her ribs showed and we had to monitor her diet carefully to help her gain weight. Now she’s the exact opposite at a healthy weight and now needs exercise just like any other horse to keep her fit and muscled. We’re continually doing groundwork with her, and she’s coming along beautifully.

Miracle with our gaited mule and Buzzby, one of our farm dogs.

She gets along with everyone she meets, including our gaited mule, farm dogs, and even a potential suitor! This handsome Haflinger is Ajax, and he may just be Miracle’s new secret admirer. If anyone wants to go on a couple’s trail ride, why not go on an adorable pair like this? 

Meet Ajax, a handsome male Haflinger with a taste for greens!

Leisure Time on the Farm

Summer time is great for trail rides and just enjoying the farm scenery. Once the chores are done and any training sessions are completed, nothing beats an evening ride. And of course, our farm dogs often tag along for fun.

Josh, Caroline, and Buzzby enjoying the scenery around the farm.

Finally, we had a real treat recently! One of our farm guests mentioned that she had always dreamed of riding a Fresian, and since we just so happen to have a Fresian on the farm, we were more than happy to oblige! We just loved her outfit and how striking horse and rider looked in this photo.

So…where can we get an outfit like that for riding?

Arena Reports

Music City Donkey Show

July was jam-packed with horse, donkey, and mule shows! First we hosted the Music City Donkey show right after the 4th of July weekend.

How cute is this mini donkey?

We had some super star miniature donkeys compete – beautiful, intelligent, and adorable! The hospitality was splendid, and everyone had a wonderful time!

The show featured in-hand and driving classes.

We hope to see everyone back next year!

Someone made out like a bandit with ribbons! Congratulations!

Mule and Donkey Celebration

The next weekend didn’t have any shows coming to Clearview, so we got together with friends and brought some of our mules to the Mule and Donkey Celebration in Shelbyville.

The best part of any show is the camaraderie among good friends.

The classes were impressive, with plenty of talented mules and donkeys competing for top honors.

The classes were highly competitive!

Folks could enjoy a wagon ride during downtime.

Such a well-matched pair of driving mules!

Laurie Wilson and Toby got a ribbon in the flag race.

Laurie had a great time staying at Clearview! Congrats on your ribbon!

And the show even awarded ribbons to the farm dogs!

That’s a prize winning dog for sure!

PWHAT Show

We wrapped up the July shows by hosting the Pleasure Walking Horse Association of Tennessee for a day of classes celebrating flat-shod walking horses. Since Shelbyville is often considered the Tennessee Walking Horse capital of the world, it was only fitting that we host a show in their honor.

The PWHAT show promotes flat-shod, naturally gaited walking horses.

People love walking horses for their comfortable gaits and sweet, gentle dispositions, and we saw plenty of those prized qualities in the horses that competed in this show.

Walking horses also have distinctly adorable faces!

Equines and Services for Sale

Tinker Belle – $2500 OBO

Tinker Belle has no issues with water!

Tinker Belle is an 8 year old POA-registered pony, 55 inches, ideal for a child or small adult. She’s got a gentle, patient temperament and is great for games, poles, barrel racing, and trail riding. She shows great potential in pole bending with natural lead changes. Tinker Belle has been ridden by a retired judge on the trails these past 4 years. Consequently she is happy and laid back. With just a bit of games training, she could make some kid a great pony for games or a wonderful trail horse for a small adult. She is steady, easy, broke, sound, and needs a good home.

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Corona is a stunning Palomino stallion with intelligence, personality, and a stellar show record.

There’s still time to take advantage of Corona Extra Chex’s impeccable bloodline and stud services! As you can see from the photo below, he is intelligent and fearless when learning new things. He quickly took to manipulating poles like a pro!

Corona, ever the fast learner!

Contact us anytime to schedule an appointment to meet this sweet, personable stallion!

Upcoming Shows and Events

We’ve got two excellent, family-friendly events at Clearview to finish out the summer before all the kids are back in school. First, the Cowboy Mounted Shooters Associations will be back for a Western Mounted shootout. For more information about the sport, visit http://www.cmsaevents.com/home/. Then the Tennessee State Appaloosa Horse Club is sponsoring a show open to all breeds and ages, with a variety of classes to suit everyone’s equine interests.

August 8-9th, 2015

Western Mounted Shooters

Contact: Darren

Phone: (931) 632-0408

August 15th, 2015

Tennessee Extravaganza Fun with Friends
Open Show - All Breed – ApHC Pointed
Sponsored by: Tennessee State Appaloosa Horse Club
Starts at 8:30am
Judge: Susan Stafford

Show Bill

That wraps up the news for July! Join us next month as we recap some of these upcoming events and bring you more photos and highlights from Clearview Horse Farm! Take care for now!

Comment Questions: Did you attend any of the shows this month? If so, which one? We would love to see your pictures and hear your trail riding and competition stores in the comments below or on our Facebook page!

June Newsletter 27 Jun 2015, 11:54 am

As we kick off our first newsletter of the summer, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the special bond that exists between horse and rider. I think many of us will agree when we think of horsemanship and equestrian sports as a partner relationship, and our horses quickly become members of our families. To that end, we’re dedicating this month to appreciating and celebrating that spirit of camaraderie that exists, both in and out of the show ring.

Special Feature – Learning From Your Horse

By Carly Altizer

Like plenty of little girls, I grew up reading books about horses – Misty of Chincoteague, Saddle Club, The Black Stallion, you name it. However, I didn’t discover my love of riding until just over a year ago. But in that short time, I’ve had more than one trainer refer to a concept that I found a bit odd at first, but now it makes perfect sense.

It’s this idea that, in addition to human trainers and lessons, the horse also plays a major role in teaching the rider.

When I first started riding, I didn’t see how this was possible. I was trying to learn the placement of arms and legs as though learning to walk for the first time, using muscles I hadn’t known existed or were sadly out of shape. And I spent a good six months learning these important lessons on balance, guiding with my legs, and posting on a rather fussy, strong-willed quarter horse mare. She tested my leadership, nerves, and patience every time we rode, from pawing at the ground in the cross-ties to needing extra leg to start and maintain a steady trot. We had a few power struggles, Mean Girls style, and I found myself leaving lessons frustrated over the lack of progress I felt that I was making.

But then someone remarked, “It sounds like she’s teaching you a lot,” and that statement gave me pause.

Just what was this horse teaching me?

Looking back now, it’s quite staggering how much I learned under her tutelage:

  • How to reinforce good manners in the cross-ties and keep her from constantly pawing at the ground,
  • That one should give peppermints as treats after a ride, instead of before, to avoid a sugar rush much akin to that of small children,
  • How to train (or re-train) a horse to stand still at the mounting block and wait for the rider’s signal instead of taking off on her own accord,
  • The basics of training a horse to back up, side-pass, and stop tossing her head,
  • How to maintain a consistent trot while posting when the horse doesn’t want to work and tries to slow to a walk,
  • That a horse may behave perfectly in the arena, but will test you constantly when riding outside around the farm,
  • The usefulness of a riding crop when the horse finds her hang-out spot and refuses to budge, no matter how much leg you give her,
  • That I really had made more progress than I thought, when I rode through my first major spook and brought her back under control without eating dirt,
  • And finally, that maybe she understood humans and had grown more fond of me than I realized, because when my dear fiancé proposed on horseback, she didn’t take advantage of the fact that I had momentarily forgotten what I was supposed to be doing with the reins. She stood perfectly still, the epitome of good manners, and even forgave me when I tried to lead her out of the cross-ties without unclipping them first.

Now I’m riding a spotted saddle horse gelding who is the polar opposite of the mare I first learned to ride. He’s an older gentleman, still in fantastic health, and he’s more affectionate in his love of head scratches. He’s easy to saddle and bridle, waits for the signal before walking away from the mounting block, doesn’t require posting for his smooth gaits, and has yet to spook at anything. However, he requires a little more encouragement when leading on a trail ride instead of following, loves trying to sneak a snack when riding by low-hanging branches, and I swear I can hear him saying, “Oh, to feel young again!” when riding across an open field. I’ve been told he has plenty to teach me about learning to ride gaited horses, and I’m already benefitting from his years of wisdom.

Middle: Carly on Crispin, a classic Southern gentleman of a spotted saddle horse

And this time, I hope, he has something to learn from me.

So next time you visit or ride your horse, I challenge you to ask yourself, “What is my horse teaching me?” The answer may surprise you.

Word in the Herd

Rescue Horses

Miracle and Tiara, the two mares rescued from an auction, have responded amazingly to a proper diet and medical treatment. Now that they’re healthy, they are quickly finding their places on the farm and making friends with our other four-legged residents.

First, Miracle particularly enjoys the company of our jennets, and when she’s not hanging out with them, she’s usually lingering around the ever-present bales of hay in her field. Considering she was half-starved when she first arrived, we can hardly begrudge her a good meal!

Never would have guessed this was the same Haflinger from a few short months ago!

As for Tiara, she has become a surrogate babysitter for our adolescent mules. As we’re preparing to start training the young mules, sometimes they’re difficult to catch while out in the fields. But they’ve bonded to Tiara and will follow her, so she’s made it much easier to move them from the field to the barn. Right now we’re using Tiara to help socialize one of the juveniles. They stay in the foaling stall together, and Tiara is always quick to greet people when they walk nearby. The mule is, in turn, learning from Tiara’s outgoing personality, and he’s quickly overcoming his shyness.

I think I can see the family resemblance! How about you?

Need a place to stay? Why not our place?

Take a look inside our Thoroughbred Room!

As we’re hosting more horse shows during the summer, we wish to remind folks that our bed and breakfast offers ideal, on-site lodging for people traveling from out of town for the shows, as well as visiting family members or anyone just looking for a weekend getaway to the country. Each suite offers an ensuite bathroom and continental breakfast, and we offer suites with multiple bedrooms, day beds, and sitting rooms to meet the budgets and needs of groups of all sizes, from couples to families with children. And with rates starting at only $65/night, you can stay cheaper than most standard hotels.

Check out our website to see photos of our numerous equine-themed suites, and call the farm to make reservations.

Arena Reports

Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show

We kicked off the month with our Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show, and we had a great turnout! In particular, we saw some excellent horse and human partnerships that paid off in awards and buckles. But any of them would agree that the greatest award that weekend was simply the pleasure of working together.

Our very own Bozo won ranch riding and reining with Carolyn, who currently leases him. They make a great team!

Carolyn and Bozo had a fantastic show!

Tommy Ireland won the buckle for all games on Justin Sparks. These two are another wonderful success story. Once Justin found his new home with Tommy, he now uses a bit-less bridle or hackamore. Justin can now concentrate on the reining maneuvers instead of his mouth, and it clearly worked for these two!

Justin found the right owner in Tommy, and now they’re winning reining competitions with a hackamore.

Danny Davis, president of Heart of Dixie ApHC, handed out high point awards and buckles, and Beth Maher put together a fantastic club supper.

Announcing the winners

Pete, a super-sweet Appaloosa gelding at Clearview, and Josh won the Appaloosa ranch trail class.

Josh and Pete, aka Royal Snow

And Megan, our new ranch assistant, rode Sky (aka, Z.E. Top Bar Cody) for the first time. They must have hit it off, because she absolutely fell in love with him and now leases him.

Megan and Sky formed a new partnership during this show!

Amanda Johnson Walker Clinic and TNSHA Show

June 13-14th, we were delighted to have Amanda Johnson Walker give a clinic for stock horse riders, and then we spent Sunday hosting a Tennessee Stock Horse Association show, with trail, reining, and ranch pleasure classes.

We started Sunday morning at the trail course, with horse and rider teams testing their bravery, horsemanship, and dexterity along a series of trail obstacles.

We followed trail riding with an excellent showing of open and novice reining.

Check out that cloud of dust from Bozo!

For anyone still wondering, Charlie Hutton is most definitely back in the saddle and kicked off the open reining class:

Charlie showed brilliantly in the open reining!

Check out our Facebook page for plenty of photos from the reining class. Everyone who competed has at least two or three good photos, perhaps worthy of being a profile picture?

Everyone looked so photogenic, and the lighting was perfect!

Megan and Sky competed in trail and ranch pleasure, and it looks like they’re both still getting along splendidly.

Megan and Sky look good together!

Equines and Services for Sale

Tinker Belle – $2500 OBO

Tinker Belle has no issues with water!

Tinker Belle is an 8 year old POA-registered pony, 55 inches, ideal for a child or small adult. She’s got a gentle, patient temperament and is great for games, poles, barrel racing, and trail riding. She shows great potential in pole bending with natural lead changes. Tinker Belle has been ridden by a retired judge on the trails these past 4 years. Consequently she is happy and laid back. With just a bit of games training, she could make some kid a great pony for games or a wonderful trail horse for a small adult. She is steady, easy, broke, sound, and needs a good home.

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Corona is a stunning Palomino stallion with intelligence, personality, and a stellar show record.

Upcoming Shows and Events

Recently our shows and events have focused on stock horses, Western riding, and Appaloosas. For July, we’re bringing you two completely different events to change things up a bit. First, we’re pleased to host the Music City Donkey Show, so come on over once you’ve wrapped up your 4th of July barbeques and fireworks. Then we’re joining the Pleasure Walking Horse Association of Tennessee in celebrating natural flat-shod walking horses, so be sure to register for the show early.

July 6-7th, 2015

Music City Donkey Show

NMDA Sanctioned Show

Halter, In-hand, and driving classes

Judge: Tom Cochran

Contact: millersmeadow@gmail.com

July 18th, 2015

PWHAT Show Jamboree

PAcademy classes start at 9:30 AM

Regular classes start at 11:00 AM

May Newsletter 29 May 2015, 2:11 pm

We’re coming up on the end of May, and that means summer is just around the corner! We hope everyone had a wonderful end of the school year (for those of you with kids) and a fantastic Memorial Day weekend. We’ve certainly stayed busy around the farm, so here’s just a glimpse of the highlights!

Special Feature – Baby Slide is growing up fast!

Remember that gangly little newborn foal from a few short weeks ago? Well, Baby Slide is growing by leaps and bounds, and at just over a month old, she’s already turning into a stunner just like her mama!

It’s amazing how quickly they fill out in such a short time. Here’s Baby Slide at one day:

Now that’s what we want to see! Healthy baby, healthy mama, and healthy appetite!

And now at one month:

Mama and Baby Slide are quite the stunning pair! Like the photo? Check out the next section to learn more about the photographer!

They love hanging out in the fields now and come up to the fence to greet friendly faces.

She has no problem keeping up with her mom now!

Word in the Herd

Memorial Day Weekend Photography

We had plenty of visitors, bed and breakfasts guests, and regulars over Memorial Day weekend, including one very talented photographer! We were delighted to have Jennifer Raddatz visit and spend the weekend wandering the farm taking photos. She was kind enough to share a few of her favorites. If you like her work, be sure to check out her Facebook page – JLR Photography-I Said Cheese.

Bug poses for the camera.

The farm looks gorgeous in black and white:

Driving up the entryway in shades of greyscale.

And this final photo perfectly captures the relationship between human and horse:

Gorgeous silhouette of a horse and her human.

Got Hay?

For those of you living on farms, this is the time of year when you’re probably harvesting and baling hay. But if you don’t own your own baling equipment and want to save money on labor costs, Clearview owns both a round and a square hay baler. We frequently partner with other land owners who want their land tidied or don’t need all of the hay bales. In exchange for a share of the hay, we’ll harvest and bale it for free! Feel free to contact us via the website, Facebook, or phone if you’ve got more hay than you need. We use it to feed our rescue horses and regular riding horses.

Don’t let your extra hay go to waste! We use it to feed our rescue horses!

Speaking of rescue horses, we’ve got an update on Miracle and Tiara!

Remember Miracle, the half-starved Haflinger who still loved attention?

Miracle gratefully accepts all the love we can give her after her rough start in life.

Well you would hardly recognize her now!

What a difference a healthy diet makes!

Miracle is quickly filling out and making friends with the farm’s jennets. She’s also starting on some basic ground work and doing really well!

And now let’s check on Tiara, the sassy Appaloosa mare who was recently measured for POA registration.

Tiara has plenty of personality and is making an excellent recovery!

She now rules in her field and is also gaining weight and filling out.

Can you believe this is the same mare?

Both mares have more progress to make, but we’re delighted with how they are recovering and will keep bringing you more updates on their health and training.

Arena Reports

AQHA Lucky 7 Show

We had a great time in Murfreesboro May 6-7th for the American Quarter Horse Association Lucky 7 Show. We brought six horses, including Corona Extra Chex, Reno, Magic (aka, I’m a Majestic Leaguer), and newcomer George.

Inside the show ring

Don Charest showed George in the green pleasure class out of a group of 34 entries.

Don (left) and George (right) are ready for the green pleasure classes!

We spent some downtime checking out the grounds, shopping, and helping out in the hospitality tent for lunch.

Pizza is served!

And Marie celebrated her birthday in the most appropriate manner – on horseback! She and Reno won a circuit championship in Western reining and the high point trophy in both reining and ranch riding.

Happy birthday, Marie! And congratulations to you and Reno!

And Corona won the Open Reining with Josh Foster, who’s now part-time assistant trainer to Don. Overall, it was a fantastic show for Team Clearview!

Reno’s hard-won high point trophy.

Carol Coppinger Parelli Super Clinic

We were thrilled to have Carol Coppinger share her expertise in the Parelli Natural Horsemanship Program in a weeklong clinic. Plenty of horse owners came out to learn new techniques and methods for training their horses, and judging from the photos, everyone had a blast!

Clinic attendees work with their horses along with Carol Coppinger.

For more information on Carol Coppinger and Parelli Natural Horsemanship, check out her website.

Everyone enjoyed the weeklong Parelli clinic!

Clinics also sometimes provide a sort of matchmaking service between horses and their new owners, as you’ll see in the next section…

Equines and Services for Sale

Glowing Assets – SOLD!

Glow and Tony, about to leave for Pennsylvania.

Cindy, one of the attendees of the Coppinger Clinic, leased Glowing Assets for the week and did a wonderful job. Over the course of the clinic, she also ended up introducing him to his new owner Tony! Glow now has a new home with Tony and his family in Pennsylvania, and we could not be happier for everyone!

Hawkeye – SOLD (Update!)

We also recently sold one of our mules, and Hawkeye’s new mom just sent us this photo while on a trail ride. Excellent picture! Glad to see that everyone is getting along!

Looks like a fun trail ride!

Tinker Belle – $2500 OBO

Tinker Belle has no issues with water!

Tinker Belle is an 8 year old POA-registered pony ideal for a child or small adult. She’s got a sweet, patient temperament and is great for games, poles, barrel racing, and trail riding. She has also showed excellently in recent POA shows and has the potential to succeed in just about any discipline you want!

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Contact us today to make an appointment to meet Corona!

Here’s also a friendly reminder that Charlie Hutton’s all-star Palomino stallion Corona is available for stud service at Clearview. We just saw Corona win a circuit championship at the AQHA Lucky 7 Show, and he can pass along plenty of intelligence and potential to your foals. If you want the benefits of a stellar bloodline and the expertise of Charlie Hutton, world-renowned breeder and trainer, contact Clearview today to come meet Corona!

Upcoming Shows and Events

June is shaping up to be an exciting month! We’re closing out May with a Western Mounted Shooters clinic and then hosting events for Appaloosa and Stock Horse enthusiasts. Whatever your riding discipline, we’ve got an event for you! See the contact information and links below for more information.

May 30-31

Western Mounted Shooters

Contact: Darren

Phone: 931-632-0408

June 6-7

Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show

Contact: Danny Davis, President

Phone: 931-478-1004

Showbill

June 13

Amanda Johnson Walker Clinic

More information

June 13-14

TSHA Clinic and Show

More information

That’s all for this month! Stay tuned for our next newsletter at the end of June!

Comment Questions: Are you attending any of the clinics or shows at Clearview in June? Let us know your plans and any upcoming horse-related vacations in the comments below! And as always, follow us on Facebook or visit our website for more information on our horses and to schedule trail rides or lessons.

April 2015 Newsletter 29 Apr 2015, 3:02 pm

Welcome to the newly rebooted Clearview blog! We’ll publish a new post every month with regular updates from the farm, our latest show results, horses and mules for sale, and other special announcements. If you like what you read or have any special requests, please tell us in the comments below!

Special Feature – Meet Our Newest Addition!

When we checked the show barn on the morning of April 24th, we were delighted to find that one of our expectant mares had foaled! This adorable little filly was born to dam Miss Slide Cody (American Quarter Horse) and sired by Heaven Sent Chic, son of Smart Chic Olena.

How can anyone resist such a face?

She passed her first vet check with flying colors and already shows a healthy appetite after the first day. We’ll keep you posted as she grows!

Now that’s what we want to see! Healthy baby, healthy mama, and healthy appetite!

Word in the Herd

We’ll use this regular segment to keep you updated on daily happenings around the farm and candid photos. For now, let’s meet some of the farm’s newest additions and see how folks are enjoying the warmer spring months.

Rescue Horses

About three weeks ago, we went to a nearby auction to purchase halters and tack. But in classic horse-loving fashion, instead of tack, we came away with two severely underweight mares in desperate need of a good home. After some good food, proper vet care, and plenty of love, these two mares are gaining weight and looking much healthier!

First we have Miracle, a 5-6 year old Haflinger. When she first arrived at Clearview, her ribs, hips, and backbone were clearly visible under her coat, but despite her rough upbringing, she still gratefully accepted head scratches and love. Now just three weeks later, she’s shedding her winter coat and starting to gain weight in her belly.

Miracle gratefully accepts all the love we can give her after her rough start in life.

Next, meet Tiara, a 5-6 year old Appaloosa with a sweet, sassy personality. While she wasn’t quite as skinny as Miracle, she was still underweight, and her milk bag hadn’t dried up from her last foal.

Tiara has plenty of personality and is making an excellent recovery!

Now she’s slowly but surely filling out and comes right up to the stall door for attention! We recently had her measured for the Ponies of America registration. She meets the height requirements and will be registered through POA under the Hardship category.

Spring is Here!

Over the winter, we dealt with multiple hard freezes, burst pipes, and the jaw-dropping beauty of trees encased in layers of ice. We also had some noteworthy boarders, such as these Belgians who spent the night in our Cowboy Barn and attracted a lot of attention for their size and gentleness.

Check out the size of those Belgians!

Now that the weather is warming up, we’ve had more people taking lessons and enjoying the nice weather on horseback. From left to right, we have Philip on Marmite the parade mule, his fiancée Carly on Crispin (Spotted Saddle Horse), and Megan on Glow, our Paint gelding for sale. Quite a mixed bag, but everyone had a great time!

Left to right: Philip on Marmite, Carly on Crispin, and Megan on Glow.

Arena Reports

Keep following this segment as we bring you announcements and reports from recent horse shows. We often travel to shows or host events right here at Clearview, and we love to share photos and stories from the show ring!

Columbia Mule Day (April 6th-12th)

Columbia, TN, the “Mule Capital” of the world, has been hosting its annual celebration of all things related to mules for nearly 170 years, and we had a blast competing in the shows, checking out the crafts, going on wagon rides, and finishing out the week with the Mule Day Parade.

Ronnie and Loretta, one of our gorgeous home-bred mules, won a blue ribbon!

Remember our baby Loretta? She’s all grown up and winning blue ribbons now!

Our friend Kenny Price won the blue ribbon in the racking class.

Kenny shows his mule in the racking class.

But of course one of the highlights was the annual Mule Day Parade! Marmite made for a comfy ride as he did what he does best, which is being a classic parade mule.

Marie and Marmite, ready for the Mule Day Parade!

MTSU Stock Horse Show (April 17th-18th)

The Tennessee Stock Horse Association recently hosted a clinic and show in Murfreesboro. We spent the weekend bettering our cattle working skills at Steven Freeman’s clinic and then competed in trail, stock horse, ranch pleasure, and reining classes.

Attending the Steven Freeman clinic at the MTSU Stock Horse Show

This weekend also marked Dallas’ (Dually Lil Lady) first show (Green Horse Division), and she and Marie did wonderfully! She demonstrated a knack for hooking onto livestock during the cow classes and placed 5th in trail and 3rd in ranch pleasure in a large class of competitors!

 

Dallas’ first time hooking onto a cow.

Marie and her buckskin mare Tackie (Nu Tackie Chex, half sister to Corona Extra Chex) won the high point award for the weekend. Josh Foster (Right) rode Playin’ Wicked (Peaches) for Jana Anderson to 3rd place in Open Reining.

Left to right: Don Charest of DC Performance Horses, Marie with her girls Dallas and Tackie, and Josh Foster with Peaches.

POA Show at Clearview Horse Farm (April 25th-26th)

We were delighted to host the Tennessee Double IBC-H show for Ponies of America. The weekend was great fun for the whole family, with regular classes, games, and even a costume contest!

The show barn was bustling with activity as competitors boarded their ponies, tacked up, and took breaks in between classes.

The show barn was jam packed for the weekend!

The ponies competed in a variety of classes, and they showed their versatility in pole bending, barrels, and plenty of other skills. We even had folks show off their ponies in driving.

POA-registered KS gelding “Got My Alibi” with Laura Grimes

Sunday was dedicated entirely to games open to any horse breed, and of course, everyone’s favorite class was the costume contest!

Pick your favorite costume!

Clearview’s own Tinker Belle did exceptionally well in pole bending and barrels, combining her natural lead changes and cleverness to place well in multiple events.

Well done, Tinker Belle!

Equines and Services for Sale

Glowing Assets – 8 year old registered Paint gelding, $5000

Glowing Assets is a stunning Paint gelding and clever all-rounder.

Glow is a responsive, subtle ride and has been shown in Western Dressage, Hunt Seat, Western Pleasure, Ranch Riding, and Stock Horse. He can be ridden English in a snaffle or Western. He has been trained with nobs and buttons! He picks up the correct lead departure, does a simple lead change and can do a flying change when asked. He has a correct slow lope, an incredibly smooth jog, and can hold himself in frame. He trail rides out alone fine or in company. He is easy to catch, be around, bathe, load, clip etc. He needs sun cream on his nose in the summer and he doesn’t grow much winter coat so he needs to be blanketed in the cold weather.

Look at that stunning coat!

Glow is a great all-rounder and would make a wonderful addition to anyone’s stable!

Tinker Belle – 8 year old POA-registered mare, 55 inches, $2500

Check out that adorable face!

Tinker Belle is a super gentle pony with plenty of potential to do well in any discipline. She shows a natural talent for pole bending with natural lead changes, and she’s incredibly versatile and clever. She has been ridden by a retired judge and spent plenty of time on trails in the past four years, so she is happy and laidback. She competed for the first time at our POA show, and she took to it like a duck to water! With just a bit of training, she could make any child a great pony for games and a wonderful trail horse for a small adult. She is steady, broke, sound, and looking for a new forever home.

Tinker Belle is gentle, clever, and ready to make someone an excellent trail or game pony!

Corona Extra Chex – Stud Service, $850

Corona is a stunning Palomino stallion with intelligence, personality, and a stellar show record.

Charlie Hutton’s palomino stallion Corona Extra Chex is available for stud service at Clearview. If you want an incredible bloodline, plenty of intelligence, and the expertise of Charlie Hutton, one of the world’s most renowned reining trainers and breeders, definitely contact us to come meet Corona!

Contact us today to make an appointment to meet Corona!

Upcoming Shows and Events

Watch this space for announcements of upcoming shows that Clearview will be hosting! We will provide contact information for the show contacts so that you can ask questions or register to compete.

For now, we have three events scheduled for the month of May, with plenty more coming your way this summer!

May 1-7

Parelli Super Camp

Parelli Clinic with Carol Coppinger

6 Star Master Instructor and Licensed Parelli Professional

Contact: Carol Coppinger

Email: Carol@carolcoppinger.com

May 16-17

POA Show

Tennessee Pony of the Americas Club Show

Contact: Sherri Holingbaugh

Phone: 615-644-3728

May 30-31

Western Mounted Shooters

Contact: Darren

Phone: 931-632-0408

Comment Questions: How do you like Clearview’s new blog? Let us know what type of horse-related news you enjoy reading, and share your photos with us for a chance to be featured in a future update! Thanks for reading!