Clearview Horse Farm

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

January 2017 Newsletter 31 Jan 2017, 3:07 pm

Happy 2017, friends and family! We’ve definitely hit the ground running this month. Keep reading for a rundown on our Western Dressage weekend, an updated calendar of upcoming shows and clinics, and quite possibly our next championship stock horse!

Special Feature: Join the Clearview family!  

If you are interested in booking a show or clinic, Clearview would be happy to host! Just contact us via phone, Facebook, or email to reserve our facilities! Our weekends are booking up quickly, with events all the way up through October. This means you have tons of options if you’re interested in attending any of our shows or clinics. Check our Upcoming Shows and Events section at the end of this newsletter. We have open stalls for your horses, R/V hookups for your campers, and spacious suites if you want to spread out and bring your friends, so book your accommodations early!

We have ample spacious facilities for any event!

We have ample spacious facilities for any event!

Finally, we still have plenty of stalls in our gorgeous show barn for long-term lease with competitive rates on a DIY basis, so contact us if you want to join the Clearview family!

We would love to have you join the Clearview family!

We would love to have you join the Clearview family!

Word in the Herd

Picture-Perfect Winter Views

The New Year didn’t waste any time with the winter weather! We enjoyed the first snowfall of the year with some breathtaking views of the farm. Sure, it meant we had to bundle up to take care of the farm chores and horses, but these photos were well worth it!

We love how the farm looks covered with snow!

We love how the farm looks covered with snow!

As for our farm dogs, most of them were all too happy to have some cold weather to justify their thick fur coats!

Our Pyrenees feels right at home in the snow!

Our Pyrenees feels right at home in the snow!

A Stock Horse Champion in the Making?

We’ve shown his photo a few times, but allow us to formally introduce Tucker, a pleasure horse Appaloosa gelding.

Tucker is a stunning Appaloosa pleasure horse, but he may have a not-so-hidden talent with cows!

Tucker is a stunning Appaloosa pleasure horse, but he may have a not-so-hidden talent with cows!

Click this link to go to a Facebook video showing Tucker’s first time around cows. At first, we wanted to see how he would react to cows, but as we watched, our jaws about hit the floor! He seemed to know exactly what to do without any training. We look forward to building off of his instincts and seeing how well he performs as a stock horse!

Arena Reports

Western Dressage Play Day

Western Dressage of Tennessee recently hosted a fun weekend dedicated to Western Dressage enthusiasts of all experience levels to gauge interest in establishing a Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) affiliate at Clearview. We started the weekend with a potluck and meeting to hear people’s suggestions and identify those willing to serve as officers.

Western Dressage riders are also great cooks! Check out this spread!

Western Dressage riders are also great cooks! Check out this spread!

As you can see, we had a great turnout!

The Cowboy Lounge was packed!

The Cowboy Lounge was packed!

We spent the rest of the weekend with Western Dressage demonstrations and individual practice on Western Dressage riding tests.

Attendees got plenty of time to practice their skills.

Attendees got plenty of time to practice their skills.

Given the success of this weekend, we’re excited to move forward with establishing a WDAA affiliate. If you missed the event, no worries! Everyone is welcome to join – no experience or horse required! Katharina Nowotny-Boles, a qualified dressage judge in classic and western dressage, has already committed to be our President, and we’re fortunate to have Don M Charest, a WDAA certified trainer, on the farm to help those who want to improve their riding.

Thanks to everyone who came out and made the weekend a huge success!

Thanks to everyone who came out and made the weekend a huge success!

We’re already looking at dates for another Western Dressage play day, so keep your eyes on our Facebook page and website!

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

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 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 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

February 18, 2017

Monthly Roping Series

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Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

Join us for a monthly roping series and win belt buckles as prizes!

March 8, 2017

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An Evening with John Lyons

An Evening demo from 7pm – 10pm

Spend time with John for just $45.
Reserve your seat and pay online at: JohnLyons.com

I’m so honored that John Lyons is finally coming here! Whilst I was still in England, after numerous jumping accidents, it was the John Lyons method I turned to in my attempt to master a different approach to horsemanship. I learned and studied his books and DVD s and worked at retraining myself and my hard headed English Cob! I was the laughing stock of the English barn, with my old Western saddle and the audio tape stuck in my ear! But I persevered, and that young cob and I had a completely different relationship and I never fell off him again!

Make sure to book now! You won’t want to miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from learn from America’s most trusted horseman!

March 11-12, 2017

Dog agility

Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show 
Contact: Gregory Brasen
615-491-3919
Email:  Zendogsports@gmail.com

March 25, 2017

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Monthly Roping Series

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

April 1-2, 2017

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Patrick King Advanced Horsemanship Classes 

Contact: Marie Lloyd

Phone: 931-619-0773

Auditors welcome! Bring a lawn chair! Check out Patrick King’s biography and information at https://pkhorsemanship.com/patrick-king/

April 22-23, 2017

POA

POA Show
Tennessee Pony of the Americass Club Show

Contact: Sherri Holingbaugh
Phone: (615) 644-3728

April 29, 2017

Monthly Roping Series

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Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

May 6-7, 2017

Dog agility

Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show 
Contact: Gregory Brasen
615-491-3919
Email:  Zendogsports@gmail.com

May 27, 2017

Monthly Roping Series

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Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

June – Day to be announced

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Monthly Roping Series

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

June 3, 2017

HeartOfDixie

Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show
2 Judge Breed Show
Contact: Beth Maher, Show Secretary
Phone: (256) 527-2617

June 10-11, 2017

TSHA

Tennessee Stock Horse Show
July 2-4, 2017
Mini Donkey Show 

June 22-25, 2017

Palm

Lynn Palm Clinic

Contact: Marie Lloyd

Phone: 931-619-0773

Auditors welcome for $25, plus $5 for parking. Bring a lawn chair! Her clinic sold out in ONE DAY!

July 22, 2017

Monthly Roping Series

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Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

August 26, 2017

Monthly Roping Series

Roping picture

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

Sept 9-10, 2017

Dog agility

Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show 
Contact: Gregory Brasen
615-491-3919
Email:  Zendogsports@gmail.com

September 23, 2017

Monthly Roping Series

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Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

Sept 27 – Oct 1, 2017

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Parelli Clinic

John Baar, 5-Star Master Parelli Professional
Kathy Baar, 4-Star Senior Parelli Professional

Contact: Marie Lloyd

Phone: 931-619-0773

Oct 8-9, 2017

TSHA

Tennessee Stock Horse Show

Oct 14, 2017

Dog agility

Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show 
Contact: Gregory Brasen
615-491-3919
Email:  Zendogsports@gmail.com

October 28, 2017

Monthly Roping Series

Roping picture

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

November 18, 2017

Monthly Roping Series

Roping picture 

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

As you can see, our calendar keeps filling up, so make sure to book our facilities soon if you are part of a group that wants to host an event with us! That wraps up the January newsletter, so join us next month! In the meantime, please join our Facebook page so you can stay on top of our latest announcements. Take care!

Comment Questions: Did you attend our Western Dressage weekend? If so, we would love to see pictures! We welcome your horse stories, photos, and feedback in the comments below or on our Facebook page! 

 

 

 

December 2016 Newsletter 1 Jan 2017, 7:58 am

Special Feature: Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

From our family to yours, we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year! We have had a great year of shows, events, and time spent with our horses and mules, and 2017 is already shaping up to be amazing as well! Here’s a few announcements to help you start planning your year.

If you are interested in booking a show or clinic, Clearview would be happy to host! Just contact us via phone, Facebook, or email to reserve our facilities! On the other hand, if you’re interested in attending any of our shows or clinics, check our Upcoming Shows and Events section. We’ve already got a Western Dressage play day scheduled in January to recruit new members for a WDAA affiliate, so make sure to book your stalls early!

Need to host a clinic? We've got you covered!

Need to host a clinic? We’ve got you covered!

Finally, we still have plenty of stalls in our gorgeous show barn for lease with competitive rates on a DIY basis, so contact us if you want to join the Clearview family!

We would love to have you join the Clearview family!

We would love to have you join the Clearview family!

Word in the Herd

Delegation from TWHBEA

Brad Woodruff from the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) recently brought his honored guests and delegates from Mexico to Clearview. We all enjoyed a wonderful home-cooked lunch and then braved the weather and took a trail ride around the farm.

We enjoyed having the TWHBEA at Clearview!

We enjoyed having the TWHBEA at Clearview!

It was an honor hosting everyone, and we all had a great time!

The weather may have been chilly, but the horses behaved like champions.

The weather may have been chilly, but the horses behaved like champions.

Duchess and Driving Training

Winter is a great time to focus on training, and we’ve been working with our Gypsy Vanner named Duchess on driving training. Based on the photo, she’s doing great!

We can't wait to see how Duchess progresses in her training!

We can’t wait to see how Duchess progresses in her training!

Arena Reports

Nothing this month! We’ve taken a break from the show circuit to enjoy time at home with our friends and family. But watch this space as we head into 2017. We’re already booking events and clinics!

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

We love bringing back this festive picture of Corona during this time of year!

We love bringing back this festive picture of Corona during this time of year!

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 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

January 21-22, 2017

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Western Dressage of Tennessee

Contact: Marie

Phone: 931-619-0773

Western Dressage of Tennessee is holding a play day January 21 and 22 2017 at Clearview so we can find officers to help establish our new WDAA Affiliate. If you don’t have a horse, it doesn’t matter! We need members, so come with or without a horse for an hour, a day, or 2 days.

We want to establish our mission statement, part of which is the fact that we will be taking advantage of Western Dressage classes at horse shows offered for example, by the CTDA. We want to encourage you to get your feet wet, for those of you out there sitting on the fence! Western Dressage is open to any breed of horse, so you don’t have to own it. It doesn’t even matter if it’s not registered . The organization is going to be spearheaded by Katharina Nowotny-Boles, a qualified dressage judge in classic and western dressage, who has attended all the clinics and seminars hosted by the WDAA, so she is amply qualified to guide us and be our President. Our own Don M Charest is a WDAA certified trainer. With such great people as part of the team, join us now, and help make next year’s efforts fun and friendly. We want to support each other’s endeavors as a group and improve our horsemanship so we can enjoy the ride together. See you there!

March 8, 2017

johnlyons

An Evening with John Lyons

An Evening demo from 7pm – 10pm
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Spend time with John for just $45.
Reserve your seat and pay online at: JohnLyons.com

I’m so honored that John Lyons is finally coming here! Whilst I was still in England, after numerous jumping accidents, it was the John Lyons method I turned to in my attempt to master a different approach to horsemanship. I learned and studied his books and DVD s and worked at retraining myself and my hard headed English Cob! I was the laughing stock of the English barn, with my old Western saddle and the audio tape stuck in my ear! But I persevered, and that young cob and I had a completely different relationship and I never fell off him again!

Make sure to book now! You won’t want to miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from learn from America’s most trusted horseman!

That’s all for 2016! Happy New Year, and we’ll see you in 2017!

Comment Questions: What was your favorite moment in 2016? We would love to see your photos and hear your stories! Make sure to follow us on Facebook to be the first to know when we announce new shows and clinics! Happy New Year!

November 2016 Newsletter 30 Nov 2016, 2:55 pm

Welcome to our November newsletter! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are getting into the Christmas spirit! Before we begin, we want to remind everyone that we are hosting shows for 2017 and will have 50 stalls in our gorgeous show barn for trainers to rent. Book now to reserve your stalls or our first-rate facilities for your next clinic!

Special Feature: Horse-Approved Holiday Treats!

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time to start getting into the Christmas spirit, and for many of us, that means baking! From jealously-guarded family recipe for cookies to pies and cakes, we often associate December with the scents and tastes of homemade baked goods.

But why not include your four-legged friends in your holiday baking? A quick Google search reveals so many options for homemade treats for horses, and we’ve rounded up a few quick and easy recipes so you can spoil them too. To see the entire list of recipes, check out https://eventingnation.com/for-the-eventer-that-has-everything-holiday-horse-cookies/

First, let’s go with a no-bake, no-fuss recipe with only two ingredients! It doesn’t get any easier!

Easy No Cook “Apple Snaps”

(Recipe originally by Holistic Hoof and Horse Care)

4 Cups Bran (Wheat or otherwise)

4 Cups Unsweetened Applesauce

  • Mix ingredients together until batter is doughy
  • Roll out batter with rolling pin
  • Cut into squares or shapes
  • Allow dough to dry (takes about 24 hours) and serve

If your horse adores peppermints, then give these easy cookies a try! You probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry or can easily find them at your local grocery store.

Peppermint Patties

1/3 Cup Oats

1/3 Cup Grain (plain)

1/3 Cup Molasses

1/3 Cup Flour

Peppermints

  • Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
  • If you prefer, use food processor to chop Oats and Grain into a finer texture
  • Mix together all ingredients except for peppermints.
  • Form cookies using spoon/scoop/hands and place on a lined cookie sheet
  • Take a peppermint and place it in the middle of each ball of the cookie dough, pressing down to flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 21 minutes or until golden brown. May need to let them dry out.

And finally, if you’re feeling adventurous with health foods, grab those fresh apples and some flax for these cookies! If you already use sweet feed, then you’re already well on your way to making them.

Apple & Flax Horse Cookies

1 Cup Sweet Feed

2 – 3 Cups Wheat Bran

1 Cup Flax Seed

1 TSP Salt

4 Large Apples, Shredded

1 Cup Molasses

.5 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce

  • Mix molasses, brown sugar, apples and applesauce in bowl.
  • Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Gradually combine wet and dry ingredients together, only using enough of the wet ingredients to make a thick dough. Add more bran if necessary.
  • Line cookie sheet with foil and spray with oil.
  • Drop batter onto cookie sheet in tablespoon amounts. Flatten with a fork.
  • Bake slowly at 300° F. for 1 hour, turn cookies over and continue to bake for another 45 minutes until thoroughly dried.
  • Reduce heat if cookies begin to brown excessively or to burn.

Let us know your favorite horse holiday treats in the comments as well!

Word in the Herd

Christmas Festivities with Family!

Marie’s son Ben came to visit from England, and towards the end of his visit, the family heading to Fayetteville to enjoy their Christmas festival. As part of the entertainment, Jean Hill and the Flat Creek Contra Dancers put on an excellent show with over 60 dancers in their group!

Those contra dancers are so stylish! Marie fits right in with them!

Those contra dancers are so stylish! Marie fits right in with them!

Charlie Hutton comes to visit!

We had a rare treat when Charlie Hutton came to visit! He was based out of Clearview for years as one of the most widely renowned Western horse breeders and trainers and moved out of town just over a year ago. He happened to be passing through the area, and we had a grand time catching up with him and Nancy Whitley!

We had so much fun hanging out with Charlie!

We had so much fun hanging out with Charlie!

Lost and Found Dogs!

November was apparently the month for lost dogs to show up at the farm, and we relied on the power of social networking to reunite two adorable fur babies with their families. First, a shetland sheepdog showed up at the house, covered in mud and looking quite lost!

This poor baby showed up at the farm lost and confused without her family!

This poor baby showed up at the farm lost and confused without her family!

We had an incredible outpouring of support from our Facebook community, and thanks to your posts and shares, Sassy was reunited with her overjoyed parents.

Sassy was so happy to go home with her family!

Sassy was so happy to go home with her family!

The very next day, a stunningly gorgeous intact female Siberian Husky appeared at the farm, and once again we reached out to Facebook to find her owner. We had so many offers from well-meaning people who would have given her a new, loving home, but luckily we found her original owners, who were all too happy to see her again. Huskies are notorious for being clever escape artists, even in a fenced back yard.

The moral of the story here is to take every precaution in case your dog goes missing or escapes a fence. Keep them leashed at all times when outside your home or property, train them for off-leash recall, and make sure they are microchipped and/or wearing a collar with your contact information.

Cowboy Church

We were delighted to host Mike Fann, Byron, and the drill team from Thousand Hills for Cowboy Church. Marie wanted to video the drill team, but her horse Tucker had a meltdown! He apparently did not approve of the the big flags and riders charging around!

Tucker didn't like the flags or drill team!

Tucker didn’t like the flags or drill team!

But otherwise, cowboy church went off without a hitch, and nothing beats a church service from horseback!

Getting ready to watch the drill team!

Getting ready to watch the drill team!

Arena Reports

Don Charest has been on the road this month at the Color Congress, and he and DMC Show Horses showed incredibly well!

Congrats to Beth and Don for their outstanding performance!

Congrats to Beth and Don for their outstanding performance!

In fact, they won so many awards that we may have to rearrange our wall decor!

We may start running out of wall space soon...

We may start running out of wall space soon…

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Corona was our Christmas mascot last year!

Corona was our Christmas mascot last year!

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 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 are officially done with hosting events for the year! Watch this space as we get closer to the New Year, and we’ll update as we book dates for clinics, shows, and other events!

Comment Questions: What’s your favorite holiday baking recipe for humans and/or horses?

 

October 2016 Newsletter 30 Oct 2016, 2:06 pm

Happy Halloween, friends! We hope you have had a wonderful weekend carving pumpkins, dressing up in awesome costumes, and of course enjoying this gorgeous fall weather with your horse or mule! October was an amazing month, with two excellent clinics and plenty of farm guests, so keep on reading for the full highlight reel!

Wanted: Like-Minded Horse Trainers to Join the Clearview Family!

By the end of November, we will be done with hosting horse shows for the season and will have over 50 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 absolutely love this cooler fall weather, and we’ve enjoyed having guests come to the farm for trail riding. In fact, we kicked off the month of October with an all-mule ride!

We had a little impromptu mule celebration with this fun group!

We had a little impromptu mule celebration with this fun group!

In some ways, this month has felt like an extension of summer, as the weather has still been warm enough to enjoy water-based activities as well. We have a sizable pond next to the office, and it’s a great place to launch a kayak for some relaxation on a warm afternoon. JT and Tyler took a break from mucking stalls to do just that!

When you need a break from farm chores, why not go kayaking?

When you need a break from farm chores, why not go kayaking?

Arena Reports

Western Dressage Worlds

Don Charest recently hit the road for Oklahoma and the Western Dressage Worlds show. He and Glinnie got high point 6th place. Well done to both of them!

Congrats to Don and Glinnie on an excellent showing at the Western Dressage Worlds!

Congrats to Don and Glinnie on an excellent showing at the Western Dressage Worlds!

Tennessee Stock Horse Show

Back on the home front, we had two well-attended clinics. First, our good friend Brandi hosted yet another wonderful Tennessee Stock Horse clinic and schooling show. These events are always great fun and welcoming to multiple breeds and levels of experience. Make sure to check out their website to see when their next show will take place!

We have enjoyed hosting the TN Stock Horse Association at Clearview!

We have enjoyed hosting the TN Stock Horse Association at Clearview!

Buck Brannaman Clinic

However, the highlight of the month was definitely the Buck Brannaman Clinic. We had a huge influx of visitors to attend the clinic, board their horses, and audit, but we had lots of great help to ensure that things ran smoothly. Heather and her horse Jingaling were on patrol Wednesday to help check in attendees and get them settled.

Nothing like horse mounted registration!

Nothing like horse mounted registration!

Heather and Angie also worked the concession stand to sell snacks and drinks.

Thank you so much to all our hard-working horse friends!

Thank you so much to all our hard-working horse friends!

The indoor arena was packed with a full class of clinic attendees to work on their horsemanship with Buck Brannaman. In between classes, another crew of people ran the tractor to keep the arena in good working shape for the large number of people and horses.

Talk about a full house! Buck's clinic sold out months in advance.

Talk about a full house! Buck’s clinic sold out months in advance.

Fortunately, folks that couldn’t take the clinic could still audit on a daily basis and take photos and notes to apply to their own riding. The stands were packed, and people kept bringing lawn chairs to fill up any available space.

The auditors easily outnumbered the clinic attendees!

The auditors easily outnumbered the clinic attendees!

Overall, the week was easily one of our most successful clinics, and we were honored to host Buck Brannaman at Clearview! Hopefully we’ll see him again! In the meantime, check out Buck’s website to find his full clinic schedule!

We want to give a HUGE thank you to Buck and all of our farm hands and volunteers who made the week so successful!

We want to give a HUGE thank you to Buck and all of our farm hands and volunteers who made the week so successful!

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Corona makes new friends wherever he goes.

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!

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 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 have one more special event for the year! Join us mid-November for another BAAR Parelli Clinic! All the contact details are below:

Nov 16-20, 2016

Carol-Parelli-Logo
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: How did you celebrate Halloween? Did you attend the Buck Brannaman clinic? If so, we would love to hear your stories and input in the comments below!

 

September Newsletter 30 Sep 2016, 3:25 pm

Happy first days of fall! The weather is finally cooling down, and we’ve got some highly anticipated shows and clinics to wrap up the year. Let’s start by introducing our upcoming clinician, Buck Brannaman, and why we’re so excited to have him come to Clearview!

Special Feature: So who is Buck Brannaman?

We can't wait for Buck's clinic!

We can’t wait for Buck’s clinic!

We’ve been promoting and advertising the Buck Brannaman clinic for months, and you’ve probably heard us refer to him as “The Horse Whisperer.” But you may still have some questions about just who he is, so let’s give you the run-down:

1) Buck focuses on natural horsemanship.

Buck Brannaman is considered one of the leading practitioners of natural horsemanship, which focuses on working with a horse’s nature and training horses based on how they think and communicate. He learned from Ray Hunt, one of the founders of the natural horsemanship movement, and now teaches clinics around the world, works as a motivational speaker, and promotes equestrian practices such as therapeutic riding. He aims to make horses feel safe and secure around humans so that horse and rider can truly work together.

2) He carries his childhood experiences into his horsemanship.

Due to a rough childhood, Buck and his brother spent a number of years in foster care, where he took solace in horses and learned to look at a situation from the horse’s point of view. He uses his experiences to relate to difficult or traumatized horses and help them overcome their pasts.

3) When he’s not teaching clinics or helping troubled horses, he may be doing some trick roping.

Buck actually began performing rope tricks in television commercials as young as six years old, and he also holds two spots in the Guinness Book of World Records! As a result, he also offers roping and cattle working clinics.

4) Buck really did inspire the writing of The Horse Whisperer.

Have you ever read Nicholas Evans’ novel, The Horse Whisperer? The author himself said that Buck was the primary inspiration for the character of Tom Booker, who rehabilitates a traumatized horse and his rider in the book. Buck also served as the primary equine consultant when the book was adapted for a movie.

5) He teaches clinics across the country.

Buck is an extremely well-traveled clinician and trainer, teaching clinics from the east to the west coast and promoting his style of natural horsemanship. He posts updates on his clinic schedule on Facebook and his website, so make sure to bookmark the links. His clinics fill up fast!

Now that you know a little more about Buck, you can no doubt understand why we’re so excited to have him come to Clearview to teach a clinic! Keep reading until the end for the exact dates and times if you’re already registered to attend or wish to audit!

Word in the Herd

We love seeing new friendships blossom between people and horses, and there’s just something particularly heart-warming when that moment occurs between a horse and a young girl. A lovely young lady named Sara met her new horse at our farm, a superb Appaloosa show mare named Fancy.

We know these two are definitely going to be best friends!

We know these two are definitely going to be best friends!

It was definitely love at first sight for Sara, and we know Fancy will have a wonderful life with her new family.

Happy trails to Fancy and her new family!

Happy trails to Fancy and her new family!

Arena Reports

Nothing this month! We’ve been keeping things close to home lately as the temperatures start to cool down and we start to prepare for our last shows and clinics of the year. Stay tuned for plenty of coverage on the Tennessee Stock Horse Show and Buck Brannaman Clinic next month!

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

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 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 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 are definitely looking forward to next month’s events! All breeds and riders are welcome at our Tennessee Stock Horse Show and Clinic. As of now, the Buck Brannaman clinic is full, but people are welcome to watch from the bleachers or bring chairs. Space is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis. Finally, we’ll wrap up the year with one last BAAR Parelli Clinic. Hope to see you there!

Oct 8-9, 2016

TSHA
Tennessee Stock Horse Show & Clinic
Focus on Trail & Pleasure
All Breeds and newbies welcome
Email:   Jessica.Schultz@mtsu.edu

Oct 13-16, 2016 

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Buck Brannaman Clinic
Stall Reservation Form

Nov 16-20, 2016

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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: How excited are you for next month’s clinics? Let us know if you plan on attending, and be sure to share your photos!

 

 

August 2016 Newsletter 1 Sep 2016, 11:14 am

Special Feature: Hay for Sale!

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

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.

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?!

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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 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 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.

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 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!

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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

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 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!

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

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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

 

Dog agility

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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

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 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 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!

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!

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?"

“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!

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?

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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?

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!

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

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 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 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.

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 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

AppDixie

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

RallyRescues

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

TSHA

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!

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!

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.

This bull seems remarkably nonplussed about Hannah and our farm dog.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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 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

AppDixie

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

TSHA

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

RallyRescues

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

Mounted_Shooting_Champion_Chad_Little_by_Western_Shooting_Horse

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

TSHA

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

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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

Carol-Parelli-Logo

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!