Clearview Horse Farm

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

August 2016 Newsletter 1 Sep 2016, 11:14 am

Special Feature: Hay for Sale!

Need hay for the winter? We’ve got plenty!

We’ve had a great crop of hay this year and are selling our surplus! For as long as supplies last, you can purchase our good gray hay bales for $25/roll if you pick them up or $30/roll if you want them delivered. Call Marie Lloyd at 931-619-0773 if you’re interested in purchasing hay for your equines!

Hay bales are $25/roll or $30/roll with delivery.

Word in the Herd

We’ve had some pretty hilarious photo opportunities occur in between the day-to-day chores on the farm and hosting events. For instance, if you’ve been on our farm at all, then you’ve probably seen one or more of our resident farm dogs happily romping in the barn or near the pastures. Well, Purtle got into something (Still not sure what it was!) and then tried to come in the house to cuddle on the sofa!

How many times has this happened with your dogs?!

And speaking of chores, we know we’re not the only ones who feel an immense sense of satisfaction at seeing a freshly cleaned and organized barn, just like this one:

A clean barn is oh-so-satisfying.

Arena Reports

Classic Meets Country Dressage Clinic

The highlight of the month was easily our Classic Meets Country Dressage clinic, which gave both classic and Western dressage riders the chance to take personalized lessons and receive feedback from riding in schooling shows. On the first day, Pam Bullington hosted a Classical Dressage clinic for one or two students at a time, with any and all auditors welcome to watch.

Laurel Perrin warming up with Charlie

 

On the second day, Classical and Western dressage riders both had the opportunity to compete in the Ride-a-Test Schooling show. Each horse and rider team rode twice, with a short critique in between. Only the second ride was scored, so it was a great opportunity to receive immediate feedback on the first ride and then improve on the second one.

Riders had a great time at our schooling show!

Finally, Don Charest wrapped up the weekend with a Western Dressage clinic. He used individualized lessons to work with riders on areas of improvement based on their test scores from the previous day. Katharina Nowotny-Boles also offered un-mounted double lunge lessons to improve horse suppleness.

Don Charest served as a judge and clinician

Thank you to all of the amazing instructors, judges, and riders for making this clinic such a great experience!

Riders received immediate feedback to improve their rides and scores.

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

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

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  

Upcoming Shows and Events

Here’s a sneak peek at our remaining events for the year. We’re starting September with another Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show, and then the next week we’re offering a unique clinic on horse massage techniques. This clinic is a great opportunity to work on horsemanship and bond with your horse, so make sure to sign up and book stalls and lodging ASAP! After that, we’re wrapping up the year with another stock horse show, a weekend with the horse whisperer Buck Brannaman, and a Parelli clinic. Don’t miss any of the excitement!

Sept 10-11, 2016 
Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show 
Contact: Gregory Brasen
Email:  Zendogsports@gmail.com

Sept 17-18, 2016 
Masterson Method – “Beyond Horse Massage”
Hands-on Seminar-Workshop
To Register: http://www.mastersonmethod.com/course-calendar
Cost: $449
Email: seminars@MastersonMethod.com
P
hone: 641-472-1312
Masterson Method Weekend Seminar Clearview Farm TN

Oct 8-9, 2016
Tennessee Stock Horse Show & Clinic
Focus on Trail & Pleasure
All Breeds and newbies welcome
Email:   Jessica.Schultz@mtsu.edu

Oct 13-16, 2016 

Buck Brannaman Clinic
Stall Reservation Form

Nov 16-20, 2016
The BAAR Parelli Clinic
John Baar, 5-Star Master Parelli Professional

Kathy Baar, 4-Star Senior Parelli Professional
Stalls are $30/night, shavings are extra
Contact:  parellipartnersofmiddletn@yahoo.com

Comment Questions: Did you attend our dressage clinic? Looking for a new-to-you saddle? Make sure to leave some feedback in the comments or contact us if you’re looking for one of our saddles!

 

July 2016 Newsletter 31 Jul 2016, 3:54 pm

We hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! Summer is in full swing over here, so we’ve had lots of farm guests and folks coming in from out of town for horse shows! Keep on reading for the highlights!

Special Feature: Still Seeking Trainers to Rent Out Stalls!

Last month, we announced that Clearview would cease hosting horse shows at the end of October and would be putting numerous stalls in the show barn up for rent. We are currently accepting inquiries from trainers who wish to rent out our stalls on a self-care basis. We will muck spread, but trainers will need to provide all additional care, including food, water, and vet visits. We will have approximately 25 stalls open for rent and would love to see some more Western trainers or other equine-loving professionals to welcome to the Clearview family!

Our show barn has high-quality, roomy stalls ideal for a trainer with multiple horses.

The show barn is directly adjacent to the large indoor show size arena and offers good footing for all of your horses and mules. Other amenities around the farm include the outdoor floodlight arena, horse trails, R/V parking, paddocks, turnout, and automatic horse walker. Stall dimensions are 12×14 stalls with rubber mats, as well as access to roundpens and all the convenience of a top class facility.

We would love to have you join the Clearview family!

We also offer stalls for rent in the hay barn, with plenty of room for storage for all of your tack, gear, and other equine supplies.

Call us to come check out our well-equipped show barn!

If you’re interested in making Clearview your home base for horse training, email us at clviewhorsefarm@aol.com or call Marie Lloyd at 931-619-0773.

Word in the Herd

Family Fun on the 4th of July!

While plenty of folks plan family get-togethers at home or maybe at a campground for a cookout on the 4th of July, we were thrilled to have farm guests come out for trail rides over the holiday weekend. Just check out this awesome family group heading out for their ride!

Now that’s a party lineup of people and horses!

Mini Donkeys and Mules!

We also had folks coming in from out of town for shows the following week. Adorable mini donkeys and their owners came for their annual 4th of July show, and top-notch show-quality mules stayed with us for the 25th Annual Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show.

How cute is this little mini donkey?! Read more about them in Arena Reports!

Stay tuned for more photos from these two shows in Arena Reports!

Professional Photos from Rally for the Rescues

Remember our Rally for the Rescues event back in June? We had a great time hosting such a wonderful event for a worthy cause, and we recently received professional photographs taken by Pamela Parton Photography from the event. Some of these were too heartwarming not to share, so we’re including the highlights for your viewing pleasure:

The show barn was packed with prospective new families for the rescues, trainers, and people who simply wanted to watch the festivities.

Show attendees of all ages walked through our show barn to visit with the rescue horses.

We absolutely love this close-up showcasing a tender interaction between human and horse.

Anyone ever heard the expression about a horse having “kind eyes?” We definitely think the description applies here!

We loved this next photo so much that it’s currently our cover photo on Facebook. This shot was completely candid, and I think so many of us can think back to the pure, unadulterated joy that this little girl feels at meeting a horse up-close and personal.

How adorable is this little girl?! Her expression is priceless and makes us smile!

But that child was also quite the skilled rider!

Just in case you needed any proof that the rescue horses were safe around children!

We want to give a HUGE thanks to Pamela Parton Photography for these amazing pictures and to everyone who made Rally for the Rescues such a great success!

Arena Reports

4th of July Mini Donkey Show

The American Donkey Association hosts shows celebrating donkeys of all sizes and colors!

We were thrilled the host the American Donkey Association for their annual mini donkey show. When we’re so used to the size of horses and mules, the mini donkeys were unbelievably adorable standing next to their larger counterparts in our show barn.

So, who wants to give their horse or mule a pint-sized pasture buddy? Too cute!

Overall, we had a great turnout, and the exhibitors and their donkeys loved coming here. We hope to see them back again soon!

Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show

The 25th Annual Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show took place from July 7th – 9th in Shelbyville and featured a huge variety of classes, including halter classes, youth classes, and Tennessee Walking and Fox Trotting mules. Our old friends Kenny Price, Ronnie, and Jose came down for the weekend, along with Toby, Kenny’s style racking mule.

We always love seeing good friends at the mule celebration!

Hanna rode Toby to 4th place in the style racking. As the class name implies, they both looked extremely stylish. Congrats to them both!

Hannah and Toby looked great and placed great in the style racking class!

Overall, it was a great show and one we always look forward to attending. Can’t wait for next year!

Time for a group photoshoot!

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!

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  

Upcoming Shows and Events

August is shaping up to be a busy month for shows here at the farm! We’ve got a Western Mounted Shooters event at the beginning of the month, followed by a Classic Meets Country weekend with Classical and Western Dressage clinics and schooling shows. Finally, we finish up the month with another Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show. Be sure to contact the necessary people to sign up for any of these events, and call us ASAP to reserve R/V hookups, rooms at our bed and board, and stalls for your horses!

Aug 6 – 7, 2016
Western Mounted Shooters 
Contact: Darren
Phone: (931) 632-0408

CLASSIC MEETS COUNTRY – Aug 12 – 14

Aug 12, 2016 – 9:00
Classical Dressage Clinic with Pam Bullington
Classical Dressage Trainer – Intro to Grand Prix

Aug 13, 2016 – 9:00
Ride-a-Test Schooling Show
with Katharina Nowotny Boles, USDF “L” Graduate with Distinction

Aug 14, 2016 – 9:00
Western Dressage Clinic

with Don Charest (WDAA TT Graduate and Intro World Champion 2015 on Alias Hollywood) &
with Katharina Nowotny Boles, USDF “L” Graduate with Distinction
Classic meets Country at Clearview

 

Aug 20-21, 2016 
Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show 
Contact: Gregory Brasen
Email:  Zendogsports@gmail.com

Comment Questions: As always, thanks so much for reading! Which of our August events are you most excited to attend? Do you know of anyone looking to rent stalls long-term? If so, make sure to let them know about our beautiful show barn! Hope to see you at the farm soon!

June Newsletter 29 Jun 2016, 5:44 pm

Welcome to the first official days of summer! The season is definitely off to a great start with plenty of special events and shows, farm visitors, and lots of time spent outside in the gorgeous weather. Keep on reading for the details about Rally for the Rescues, Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show, and more!

Special Feature: Seeking Trainers to Rent Out Stalls!

By the end of November, we will be done with hosting horse shows for the season and have made the decision not to host shows next year. As a result, we will have approximately 14 to 16 stalls in the show barn available to one or more trainers at very reasonable rates on a strictly do-it-yourself basis. We are looking for good people, preferably Western, who can be part of the happy expanding family here at Clearview. The show barn offers wonderful amenities, including spacious stalls, cross-ties, and wash areas. Two on-site apartments will also be available for rent.

Our show barn has high-quality, roomy stalls ideal for a trainer with multiple horses.

If you’re looking for long-term boarding for multiple horses for training as well as living quarters, give us a call at 931-619-0773 to discuss pricing!

Word in the Herd

Our horses and mules have been loving all the sunshine lately, so they’ve been spending lots of time outside.

Doolittle loves hanging out with his pasture buddies!

We’ve also had plenty of visitors for trail rides. Hannah’s mom and friends came to visit all the way from England, and they definitely enjoyed riding together around the farm.

We love seeing mothers and daughters ride together!

Arena Reports

Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show

We always have a great time when the Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show comes to town, and this event was no exception. We want to give a huge thanks to Beth Maher, Danny, Janice, and Tommy for making the show a lovely event among good friends.

We’re loving those outfits with the Appaloosas!

Hannah and Bozo won four classes, including Open Ranch Horse Trail, Ranch Horse Pleasure, and Non-Pro Ranch Horse Pleasure. Even better, they qualified for the Appaloosa Worlds Show later this year. Congratulations to them both!

We can’t wait to watch these two compete in the Appaloosa Worlds Show!

Rally for the Rescues

We were honored to host Rally for the Rescues, which was a wonderful opportunity to support a worthwhile rescue organization while helping rescued horses find new forever homes. Prior to the show, several expert horse trainers will each have had 90 days to re-train a rescue horse.

Carlos was one of the rescue horses that competed in the Rally for the Rescues event! What a sweet face!

During the Makeover Challenge, the rescue horses and their trainers competed against each other in a series of challenging classes and obstacles. Afterwards, attendees had the opportunity to participate in an auction to give their favorite rescue horses a new life. All proceeds from the auction went straight to the rescue organization to help them save even more horses.

One of the challenging trail courses for the Rally for the Rescues Makeover Challenge

Andy Blevins of Andy Blevins Performance Horses won the Championship Challenge of the Rescue Rally with an amazing bridle-less freestyle and a consistent performance in all other classes.

An amazing demonstration of trust and skill between Andy and his rescue horse!

To wrap up the weekend’s events, people and their horses could participate in a clinic to focus on  greater understanding and relationships with each other. The clinic was a great opportunity for the rescue horses to spend some time with their new owners and the trainers who rehabilitated them.

Check out the awesome turnout for the event!

Overall, the event was a great success. We want to thank Dawn and Hilda for putting so much time and effort into organizing Rally for the Rescues, and we hope the rescue horses enjoy their lives with their new families.

Some of the horses got super patriotic with their outfits!

4-H Cattle Championship

Most recently, the Anderson County 4-H group came to Clearview to compete in the 4-H Cattle Championship. These young ladies arrived bright and early looking great in show clothes with tidy, wholesome horses, and everyone had a fun, safe day!

We had a great time hosting the 4-H Cattle Championship!

Thanks to all the moms and dads who support their daughters in 4-H. They couldn’t do it without you!

What a lovely group of young ladies from the Anderson County 4-H Group!

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!

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  

Upcoming Shows and Events

We’re taking a break from hosting shows at the beginning of the month so everyone can spend time with their family and friends for the 4th of July. At the end of the month, we’re actually hosting the first of several dog agility shows, courtesy of Zen Dog Sports! Our farm arenas also work brilliantly for setting up dog agility courses, so bring your furry best friends to compete or spectate!

July 30-31, 2016 
Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show 
Contact: Gregory Brasen
Email:  Zendogsports@gmail.com

Comment Questions:  Did you come to any of the shows at Clearview this month? Are you bringing your dog out for one of the agility shows this year? If so, let us know and share your stories! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and check out our website for the latest news!

May Newsletter 30 May 2016, 12:13 pm

Happy Memorial Day weekend from all of us, both two-legged and four-legged, at Clearview Horse Farm! This weekend marks the kickoff to summer vacation for many families – the kids are out of school, horse show season is in full swing, and it’s a long weekend to boot! But before we go racing off into the sunset, let’s recap the best moments from this past month.

Special Feature: Are you and your horses ready for summer?

If Memorial Day weekend is any indication, this summer is going to be a scorcher. Make sure you and your horse are ready to beat the heat with this short, sweet checklist.

Your Horse: Of course your horse is your first priority, so that’s where we’re starting our list. Spring, summer, and early fall are often the most active months for horses, from trail riding to shows and training, so a little prep work goes a long way to keeping your equines healthy and fit. Make sure your horse is up-to-date on vaccinations, any medications, Coggins test, and farrier work. Take your horse’s current level of fitness into account when planning your rides, and allow enough time to cool down your horse after a long or strenuous ride. Keep a close eye on your horse’s body condition, and don’t hesitate to consult your vet or trainer about adjusting his diet or supplementing with electrolytes if he’s working extra hard.

Yourself: The summer heat can be just as brutal, if not more so, on the rider, so make sure to take care of yourself too! It’s all too easy to get caught up in the enjoyment of your ride and forget about simple precautions like sunscreen and hydration. If at all possible, try to dodge the hottest parts of the day by riding in the morning or late afternoon, and keep plenty of water handy. Clothing choices can make a huge difference in your comfort, so check out shirts with UPF and breathable fabrics for training and trail rides. You can even find fingerless sun gloves to protect the backs of your hands, where people often forget to apply sunscreen. Oh, and don’t forget the cowboy hat!

Your Property: Does your horse love spending his/her days outside? If so, it’s even more important to keep a close watch on the amenities and fencing in your horse’s pasture. Water evaporates much more quickly in the middle of June and July, so check your horse’s water supply often, both in the pasture and in the barn. A shed, awning, or even a fast-growing horse-friendly shade tree will provide a welcome retreat from direct sunlight.

Your Gear: The last thing you want is for a strap or girth to fail in the middle of a ride, so check your bridles and saddles regularly to make sure the leather is in good repair. Lightweight or breathable saddle pads can help your horse stay cooler when wearing a heavy Western saddle. If you’re planning a day trip for a trail ride, consider carrying a spare halter or a lightweight saddlebag with extra water and sunscreen.

What do you think? Do you have a favorite summer prep tip to stay cool in the summer? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page!

Word in the Herd

Clearview Goes to the Renaissance Festival!

Arrington, Tennessee hosts the Tennessee Renaissance Festival in May, so we grabbed a bunch of friends, donned our best medieval costumes, and had a blast enjoying the crafts, food, and entertainment! They even have horse-mounted jousting!

We loved hanging out at the Renaissance Festival!

We couldn’t talk Don into a costume, but he briefly posed as the Court Jester.

We like Don’s new hat!

Trail Riding at Percy Warner Park

We’re fortunate in Tennessee to have some fantastic, horse-friendly trails in city and state parks. Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, collectively dubbed “The Warner Parks,” span 2684 acres only 9 miles from downtown Nashville. We got some friends together and spent a wonderful day at Percy Warner Park on their horse trails.

Group photos with horses are the best!

We stopped for a picnic break, but of course the horses wanted to mooch some treats as well.

“Hey, so which snack is mine?”

The wooded trails provided a welcome break from the sun and were absolutely stunning from horseback.

The horses loved these shady trails!

And we wrapped up a perfect day with delicious Thai food at Lemongrass.

Good friends, good food, what else could you possibly want?

Tales of Hay Bales

This is the time of year when we bust out our hay baler and harvest hay for our horses and mules. We recently spent the day in the hayfield, and at first everything was going well. Unfortunately we tempted fate by saying as much, because then baler played up, farted, and spent the next three rows hiccuping along.

Check out those lovely hay bales!

At the end of the day, we still got our hay, but the moral of the story is to not tempt fate with a mind-reading hay baler!

We can think of a few horses and mules that will love this hay!

Arena Reports

Corona’s Texas Road Trip!

Corona recently got to go on a road trip to Fort Worth, Texas for the AQHA Wild Rag Cattle Classic. He teamed up with Mozaun McKibben and went straight to the top in his ranch riding class.

See who’s at the top of the rankings? That’s our boy Corona!

Sounds like things are going great. We want to send a huge thanks to Mr. McKibben for taking such great care of Corona, and congrats on the win!

Those two are looking good!

Ponies of America Show

We always love hosting shows for Ponies of America, as it’s open to all breeds and brings together so many different horses, ponies, and riders of all ages. Our show barn was packed with gorgeous ponies.

Check out that show barn of ponies!

We loved watching and cheering on the younger riders.

How adorable are these youth riders and their ponies?

Thank you to Ponies of America and everyone who worked to make this show such a successful event!

Thanks to everyone who made the show a success!

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, will resume his stud services when he returns from his road trip, 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

We’ve got a packed schedule for June, starting with the Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show this weekend and ending with the Tennessee Stock Horse Show and Clinic. As a special treat, we want to invite everyone to watch our Rally for the Rescues challenge and see how professional trainers have re-trained rescue horses. You can even bid on your favorite in an auction and then work with the trainer to learn all about your new best friend.

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!

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.

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!

We look forward to many more rides, shows, and special events this summer! We’re booking new events all the time, so stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information!

Comment Questions: Have you visited the farm recently for a trail ride or competed at a show? We would love to hear your stories and see your photos in the comments!

 

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!

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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!