March 2017 Newsletter

Spring is in the air! We definitely stayed busy this month, first hosting John Lyons and then traveling to attend one of his clinics! Plus, we have an exciting announcement about our good friend Charlie Hutton. Keep reading for full details on an event that you won’t want to miss!

Special Feature: Charlie Hutton is coming to Clearview!

Charlie Hutton is coming back to Clearview for a one-day-only clinic!

Charlie Hutton is coming back to Clearview for a one-day-only clinic!

Big news! Many of you no doubt remember our good friend Charlie Hutton, who lived at Clearview for years while training Western reining and ranch riding horses. We absolutely loved having him on the farm as a wealth of knowledge and were sad to see him move for his retirement. Well, he called the farm recently and says that he’s missing all his friends down here. Therefore, he is officially coming back to Clearview on Saturday, May 13th to celebrate and host a clinic on ranch Riding, reining, trail, or anything else we want! Charlie is a wealth of information on riding and horsemanship thanks to his extensive background in judging and training.

The clinic will cost $65 for the day and $20 per stall. Call us at Clearview ASAP to reserve your spot and stall for your horse!

Word in the Herd

Pre-Clinic Baking Adventures!

Before the John Lyons clinic, we thought it would only be appropriate, as proper hosts, to offer refreshments for our esteemed clinician. So a couple days before the clinic, we embarked on a little culinary experiment to bake savory mini pies.

You know it's one of those days when you're using a bottle of oil as a rolling pin.

You know it’s one of those days when you’re using a bottle of oil as a rolling pin.

After a little bit of practice, we wound up with a perfectly presentable and delicious pie! Plus the farm dogs may have gotten a little snack with their dinner…

And the finished product!

And the finished product!

Clearview and…College Visits?

Usually our out-of-town guests visit us and stay in our comfy bedroom suites while attending clinics, but we also serve as a great alternative to hotels for prospective college students! Check out this testimonial from our friend Diane Dunning:

No college visit is complete without some time spent in the saddle!

No college visit is complete without some time spent in the saddle!

“Came up yesterday afternoon so Anna could check out MTSU. Clearview never ceases to amaze me – the love here is amazing. WDAAL board meeting this morning, and riding this afternoon. I am on the sidelines after twisting my “good” ankle, but still having a good time!”

No college visit could be complete without meeting MTSU’s mascot.

Anyone else ever met MTSU's mascot?

Anyone else ever met MTSU’s mascot?

And of course, our prospective college student just so happened to visit during a Western dressage clinic:

Check out those Western Dressage skills!

Check out those Western Dressage skills!

Arena Reports

Announcement: Patrick King Clinic Canceled

We wish to update everyone that the Patrick King Clinic has been canceled for April. Hopefully we can reschedule at a later date, and we will keep you updated on any changed.

John Lyons Clinic

We had an absolutely brilliant evening with John Lyons when he came to Clearview. We had plenty of fascinating and humorous exchanges between him and those of us in the audience. His horses Charlie and Preacher kept us all entertained!

Marie got to help demonstrate Mr. Lyons' techniques!

Marie got to help demonstrate Mr. Lyons’ techniques!

 

Don of course had to get a picture with him. And who wouldn’t?

Love the photo!

Love the photo!

Mr. Lyons and his wife Jody were very gracious folks, and it was indeed an honor to have them as guests. Thank you to everyone who made the evening such a great success!

Checking out the horses in the show barn!

Checking out the horses in the show barn!

John Lyons Clinic: Round 2!

We enjoyed hosting John Lyons so much that Marie and Prada, her young Appaloosa filly, hit the road to spend another weekend at his clinic at the Circle G Ranch, this time in the saddle and learning firsthand. Plus the lack of cell signal meant no distractions!

John Lyons and Prada

John Lyons and Prada

Of course, any good road trip required a furry little travel buddy.

Bandit was ready for the chilly weather!

Bandit was ready for the chilly weather!

This trip was Prada’s first time away from home, and she took everything in stride like a superstar. She was so level headed during the clinic as well. Overall, she made immense progress for a young green horse, and John Lyons made his concepts easy to understand.

The clinic was a blast!

The clinic was a blast!

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!

Plus, we have a sneaky suspicion that Charlie will want to ride Corona in his upcoming clinic…

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’ve added the Charlie Hutton ranch clinic to our lineup in May, and we have our first Ponies of America show and more Central Tennessee Ropers in April! Make sure to contact us ASAP to reserve your stalls for any of our upcoming shows or clinics!

April 22-23, 2017

POA

POA Show
Tennessee Pony of the Americas Club Show

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

April 29, 2017

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Central Tennessee Ropers

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 13, 2017

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


Charlie Hutton Ranch Clinic

$65 for clinic, $20 for stall
Contact: Marie
Phone: (931) 619-0773
Email:  clviewhorsefarm@aol.com

May 27, 2017

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Central Tennessee Ropers

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

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Music City Donkey Show 

 

June 22-25, 2017

Palm

Lynn Palm Clinic (Two clinics from June 22-23 and June 24-25)

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

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Central Tennessee Ropers 

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

July 29-30, 2017

NWCHAI

National Working Cow Horse Association Invitational

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – SPECTATORS WELCOME

Contact: Tracy

Phone: 615-543-0199

August 5-6, 2017

HeartOfDixie

Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show

2 Judge Breed Show

Contact: Beth Maher, Show Secretary

Phone: 256-527-2617 

August 26, 2017

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Central Tennessee Ropers

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

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Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

September 27 – October 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

October 8-9, 2017

TSHA
Tennessee Stock Horse Show

October 14, 2017

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

October 28, 2017

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Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

November 18, 2017

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Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

Comment Questions: Did you attend our John Lyons clinic? If so, we would love to hear your comments and see photos! How excited are you for the upcoming Charlie Hutton clinic? Make sure to contact us ASAP to reserve your stalls!