Clearview Horse Farm

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

April Newsletter 29 Apr 2016, 4:07 pm

Summer is just around the corner, and April has also been a great month for horse shows and clinics on the farm! Keep reading to see the highlights of our From the Judge’s Perspective Ranch Riding and Western Dressage clinics and plenty of fun stories from around the farm!

Special Feature: Special Honors from the TN Stock Horse Association!

Marie got some great news this week! Due to her excellent performances at horse shows this past year, Marie received the Tennessee Stock Horse Association 2015, Year End, Non-Pro High Point Award with her buckskin mare, Nu Tackie Chex. This is a great honor, and we’re extremely proud of them both! Congratulations!

Congrats to Marie and Tackie!

Word in the Herd

Skunk? In the field?! Agatha says…NOPE!

This past month has involved quite a few odd encounters with unconventional farm visitors, and our mule Agatha has a close encounter with a skunk! Normally skunks are nocturnal, but this one wandered into Agatha’s field in the middle of the day. However, Agatha didn’t let the prospect of a little odor stand in her way of showing the intruder who owned this field:

Agatha won’t tolerate a skunk in her field! It’s a showdown!

When life gives you bulls…

…it’s time to call in the cavalry! Of dogs, buggies, and buckets, that is. Our resident bull, whom we bred from a baby, escaped from his field to try and woo the neighbor’s heifers in the adjacent field. This romantic notion led to a two-hour impromptu rodeo as we tried to wrangle the bull and return him to his field.

Our pet bull was nonplussed about Hannah and our farm dog.

We had to rally the crew with buggies to try and herd the bull back to his field. Fortunately everyone was experienced with livestock and stock horse disciplines, and since he was raised from a baby, he was remarkably friendly.

It’s like a rodeo…but with buggies instead of horses.

But at the end of the day, all it took to wrangle the bull was our secret weapon: the feed bucket. We safely returned him to his field, and today he has a new home with a farmer for breeding purposes.

When in doubt, the trusty feed bucket never fails.

Arena Reports

From a Judge’s Perspective: Ranch Riding Clinic

Bob and Karen have a great eye for offering feedback to clinic riders.

We all learned so much with Bob and Karen Johnson at the Ranch Riding Clinic and got a first-hand perspective of what the judges look for at horse shows. During the schooling show, Marie shoe video of everyone’s performance, and then the riders studied their score sheets in the cowboy lounge. Then everyone was able to go again to improve their scores while taking the judges’ feedback into account. It was remarkable how small adjustments made a big difference, such as pulling up or down the stirrups and leg position! Bob has a great eye and could easily pinpoint what a rider needed to change, to make a better ride. Thank you both for everything, and we look forward to having you back for a visit!

All the riders had a great time learning and improving their scores during the schooling show.

From a Judge’s Perspective: Western Dressage Clinic

We had a blast at our Western Dressage clinic, courtesy of Katharina Nowotny Boles and our very own Don Charest.

We had a great turnout at the Western Dressage clinic!

Just like with our Ranch Riding clinic, we had the opportunity to learn what judges look for when scoring Western Dressage, and the schooling show allowed us to put those concepts into practice.

Clinic attendees hard at work.

During the schooling show, we were thrilled to have Kathy Ziegler at the arena taking stellar professional photos. Here are just a couple of examples:

Hannah competed on Styles, pictured below, and Bozo and scored over 70% on both her tests.

Hannah and Styles look calm and collected.

And while the indoor arena can pose a lighting issue for smartphone cameras, Kathy was able to work her magic with stunning results.

We absolutely love the lighting in this photo.

Thanks to everyone for a successful clinic!

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Corona makes new friends wherever he goes.

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!

Agatha, 13 year old Champion Quarter Molly, Nasma, Showing, Trail and Parade Mule – $8,000

Agatha is a Western dressage champion and top-notch trail mount!

Agatha (15.2h) is a stunning and talented all-around mule and a Western Dressage Champion. She is push button, she can side pass, lopes on the correct lead, you name it Agatha can do it. She is first to the gate and loads/bathes/clips/farrier easily. A true professional, she is subtle and light to ride. She has a beautiful lope and a comfortable trot trained with leg cues and voice commands. She neck reins and can even do a gentle reining pattern with slow and accurate spins!  She rides out alone fine, but she gets on well with others. For some reason she is low on the totem pole in the field with other horses, as she is last in line to eat. She loves to be out trail riding and has also shown in the stock mule shows and won in trail, pleasure classes, and reining with a simple flying change. As an added bonus, she also has plenty of experience riding English.

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

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

Upcoming Shows and Events

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).

That wraps up another month’s worth of news! We hope you enjoyed our From the Judges’ Perspective clinics and have spent plenty of time outside enjoying this beautiful weather. Stay tuned for more shows and news from the farm, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Comment Questions: Did you attend either of our clinics this month? If so, we would love to hear your feedback in the comments below or on our Facebook page!

March Newsletter 30 Mar 2016, 1:27 pm

Happy spring! We are so excited to see the return of warm weather and the 2016 show and clinic circuit. Keep reading for the run-down on our first all breed fun show of the season, an epic road trip to Houston, and some mother-daughter bonding on the farm.

Special Feature: 27 Years in the Making, by Carly Hylen

As a child, I grew up listening to my Mom tell stories about growing up on a farm with a white plantation-style house and fields full of horses. She recounted rescuing a scrawny Tennessee Walking Horse gelding – whom she named Baron – from an abusive situation, gently re-training him so that he loved the show ring and posing for photographers, and eventually winning a World Championship title.  She spoke proudly of a dapple grey Quarter Horse named Harley that she raised from a six-month-old colt into a hunter/jumper.

“You could have put a toddler on Harley,” Mom would say. “He was so gentle.” She sold him to a loving home shortly after I was born, so I never knew him in person. But I knew Harley and Baron just from the stories, and they felt like old friends.

Despite Mom’s extensive equestrian background, our first time riding together didn’t occur until just a couple of weeks ago. She came to visit for the weekend, and we spent a crisp, sunny afternoon at Clearview.  Her reaction to seeing the sprawling pastures full of horses and the show barn was absolutely priceless; she nearly burst into emotional tears upon experiencing the sights and smells that reminded her of years long past spent with her parents and horses.

We rode two Tennessee Walking Horse geldings, Ombre and Sledge, and spent some time in the outdoor arena getting acquainted and letting Mom refresh her riding skills. Then we took a relaxing stroll around the farm while I pointed out some of the horses I recognized, the trail course, and other points of interest. The whole time I marveled that finally, after 27 years of life, I was finally sharing an activity with my Mom that held so much meaning to her.

This was a ride 27 years in the making.

Once we were finished riding and had put the saddles and bridles away, we walked the horses back to their field, enjoying their steady, companionable silence. On our way back to the barn, I made a few stops at the other fields and introduced her to the horses and mules I knew by name, happily speaking about their personalities and my experiences with riding some of them just like any other friends.

Sledge just had to be a goofball.

Mom and I have shared many things over the years, from raiding each others’ closets to getting our black belts in Tae Kwon Do together, and people often mistake us for sisters now. I don’t know why we never shared horseback riding until now, but I’m glad we’ve made up for lost time.

Ombre, not to be outdone, joined in the goofiness as well.

Word in the Herd

Can we just say how much we love spring? The weather is just warm enough to be pleasant but not the oppressive heat of summer, and the horses absolutely love it!

Corona…Being Himself

As you’ll see in our Arena Reports, Marie and Hannah staged an epic road trip to Houston for a major AQHA horse show with Corona. Fortunately, pre-show jitters never seem to be an issue for him:

I think we’re seeing a trend with spring and horses making funny faces.

Arena Reports

All Breed Fun Show

Our first all breed fun show, sponsored by the Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Horse Club, was a great success, with plenty of participants in the youth and adult classes, including halter, jumping, Western disciplines, and a final fun class testing horse and rider’s skill with a soccer ball.

It’s not a proper fun show without kicking around the soccer ball a little!

Many of the children and ponies were quite fashion-forward.

How cute is this all-pink ensemble?!

At the end of the day, it was all about having a good time for all ages. Thanks to everyone who competed, judged, and participated in the day!

Thanks to everyone who participated! It was a great time!

AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Show

Shortly after the all breed fun show, it was time for our first major road trip of the 2016 show reason. Marie and Corona qualified to ride in the AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Show in Houston, Texas. However, Marie and Hannah decided to make the most of the opportunity and squeeze in a side trip to New Orleans.

Two good friends, Diane and Darren, hauled Corona along with their other horses for the Western Mounted Shooting classes.

Diane and Darren took amazing care of Corona!

Leaving Marie and Hannah free to road-trip to New Orleans:

Hope they left room for souvenirs!

After travelinh through New Orleans, Marie and Hannah arrived in Houston in time to watch the rodeo. You know what they say about everything being bigger in Texas? Well, it certainly applied to the rodeo stadium! From this height, the horses more closely resembled mice, but it was also a fantastic view for watching the chuck wagon races.

So…hopefully no one is afraid of heights?

As luck would have it, Marie and Corona competed on Saint Patrick’s Day in reining and conformation classes. Corona started the morning by winning over some new fans with his trademark charm and charism.

Corona makes new friends wherever he goes.

He’s always steady in the arena, which makes showing him a true joy. At the end of the day, Marie and Corona finished 14th out of a tough class of 35, which is great for such a prestigious show. Well done!

You can always find fun goodies in the shopping areas at AQHA shows.

On the way back home, Corona got some well-earned down time to stretch out and bask in the satisfaction of a job well done.

Now that is one relaxed horse.

Equines and Services for Sale

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 and that awesome horse you just read about, 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!

Agatha, 13 year old Champion Quarter Molly, Nasma, Showing, Trail and Parade Mule – $8,000

Agatha is a Western dressage champion and top-notch trail mount!

Agatha (15.2h) is a stunning and talented all-around mule and a Western Dressage Champion. She is push button, she can side pass, lopes on the correct lead, you name it Agatha can do it. She is first to the gate and loads/bathes/clips/farrier easily. A true professional, she is subtle and light to ride. She has a beautiful lope and a comfortable trot trained with leg cues and voice commands. She neck reins and can even do a gentle reining pattern with slow and accurate spins!  She rides out alone fine, but she gets on well with others. For some reason she is low on the totem pole in the field with other horses, as she is last in line to eat. She loves to be out trail riding and has also shown in the stock mule shows and won in trail, pleasure classes, and reining with a simple flying change. As an added bonus, she also has plenty of experience riding English.

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

Upcoming Shows and Events

April kicks off our series of “From a Judge’s Perspective” Clinics and Shows! This weekend we’re covering ranch riding, and later this month we’re bringing you a jam-packed weekend all about Western Dressage. If you haven’t already, make sure to call us at the farm to book stalls for your horses and R/V hookups or a room at our bed and board! We can’t wait to see you!

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

April 2nd – 3rd

Contact: Marie Lloyd

Phone: 931-619-0772

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).

Comment Questions: That wraps up the news for this month! Join us next month for the run-down on our upcoming clinics and more fun around the farm! Tell us about your riding experiences in the comments, and follow us on Facebook so you’ll always be in the loop about our upcoming events! 

 

February Newsletter 29 Feb 2016, 8:54 am

We’ve had an unusually wet and cold winter, but the off season is quickly coming to an end! Starting in March, we begin hosting clinics and shows and also traveling to compete, so stay tuned for more Arena Reports! For now, let’s see how everyone has been spending their off-time.

Special Feature: Vacationing Across the Pond!

Sometimes winter is the best season to get out of town for a while, and Marie took advantage of the slower season to visit friends and family back in her home country of England. Based on her Facebook posts, the visit consisted of quality time spent with loved ones and lots of delicious food!

Marie had a great time visiting with friends and family. The ambience of the restaurant was an added bonus:

We’re digging the mix of rustic and fancy in this place.

Check out this pub! The Thatch in Nantwich is drop-dead gorgeous, and apparently the food is “a gastronomical delight.”

Not gonna lie, we’re a little jealous.

Good food is a family affair, as Marie got to sample her son Ben’s quiche when she visited his college and met with some of his teachers.

Can we please sample some of those desserts?

It sounds like an amazing vacation, and we can’t wait to hear more about it! Too bad the food won’t make it into a carry-on or pass customs.

No, but seriously. We need this dessert sampler in our lives.

Word in the Herd

While Marie was enjoying vacation, life went on as per usual at the farm. In between stretches of rain and snow, plenty of folks still came out to enjoy the trail course and riding on the farm’s ample acreage:

Not much beats this view on a sunny day!

But don’t worry, Marie brought souvenirs back from England just in time for Easter. It may not be a platter of delicious pub food, but at least Easter Chocolates can pass through customs.

Apparently there’s something magical about English Easter chocolates. Looks tasty!

Arena Reports

This is the last month of the off season, and we resume hosting clinics and events at Clearview in early March. Watch this space in next month’s newsletter when we finally have something to report! Our horses and mules have definitely appreciated the break, but we can’t wait for spring!

Equines and Services for Sale

Ever dreamed of owning a horse farm?

http://www.equinenow.com/property-ad-2793

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

Need help decorating the farm? Why not ask Corona?

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!

Agatha (“Forever Ebony”), 13 year old Champion Quarter Molly, Nasma, Showing, Trail and Parade Mule – $8,000

Agatha is a Western dressage champion and top-notch trail mount!

Agatha (15.2h) is a stunning and talented all-around mule and a Western Dressage Champion. She is push button, she can side pass, lopes on the correct lead, you name it Agatha can do it. She is first to the gate and loads/bathes/clips/farrier easily. A true professional, she is subtle and light to ride. She has a beautiful lope and a comfortable trot trained with leg cues and voice commands. She neck reins and can even do a gentle reining pattern with slow and accurate spins!  She rides out alone fine, but she gets on well with others. For some reason she is low on the totem pole in the field with other horses, as she is last in line to eat. She loves to be out trail riding and has also shown in the stock mule shows and won in trail, pleasure classes, and reining with a simple flying change. As an added bonus, she also has plenty of experience riding English.

Check out Agatha in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMzrqwIfz2I&feature=em-share_video_user

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

Upcoming Shows and Events

We have a jam-packed schedule at the farm this year! Come out for some fun equine soccer on March 5th, and make sure to check our Facebook page for the forms to sign up for our Judges’ Perspective clinics on Western Dressage and Ranch Riding!

March Madness Fun Show

March 5th

Contact: Marie Lloyd

Phone: 931-619-0773

Email: clviewhorsefarm@aol.com 

 

Here is the show bill for this Saturday’s show!

It’s time to dust off your show gear for a fun day of classes for all ages, breeds, disciplines, and experience levels. The show bill is packed Youth, Western, English, Lead Line, and other classes. It’s only $30/horse or $5/class, and we’ll wrap up the day with a horse soccer class!

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

April 2nd – 3rd

Contact: Marie Lloyd

Phone: 931-619-0772

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).

With the weather finally warming up, we have had lots of friends visit the farm and check in using Facebook! Make sure to “Like” us to stay up-to-date on the latest news, and we look forward to seeing you!

Comment Questions: Did you go on vacation this winter? If so, where? Share your stories in the comments below or on our Facebook page!

 

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?

http://www.equinenow.com/property-ad-2793

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!