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: 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!
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!
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.
It was an honor hosting everyone, and we all had a great time!
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!
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
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 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
Western Dressage of Tennessee
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
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!
That’s all for 2016! Happy New Year, and we’ll see you in 2017!
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