September 2017 Newsletter

Special Feature: Helping Out in Hurricane Season

No doubt you have been following the news about the recent string of hurricanes that have threatened the East Coast and our friends in the Caribbean. And while evacuations are hard enough for just human families, it’s even harder to find accommodations if you’re evacuating with one or more horses. That’s why we and our fellow equine lovers banded together to show why we’re called the Volunteer State.

Horse trailers doubled as supply convoys for folks in Florida.

Horse trailers doubled as supply convoys for folks in Florida.

Folks in Middle Tennessee used their horse trailers as supply transports and moved convoys of donated food, cleaning products, hay, and other necessary supplies to Florida to help people struggling after Hurricane Irma. We also opened up our spare stalls for free for evacuees on a self-care basis so they would have a place to stay with their horses.

We were honored to host horses and their families who needed a safe place to ride out Hurricane Irma.

We were honored to host horses and their families who needed a safe place to ride out Hurricane Irma.

With cooler temperatures finally on the horizon, we’re hoping that we’ve passed the worst of hurricane season. But if not, we’re grateful to be part of such an amazing equine community that bands together to help those in need!

Word in the Herd

Fun with Friends on the Farm

In addition to hurricane evacuees, we also had a great time catching up with old friends who took the opportunity to come visit!

Our friend Tami flew in from Florida and took some amazing photos of Alena Rae with Arabian horses that she has trained. For anyone who’s curious, Alena is now based at Clearview and specializes in training Arabian and Morgan horses. We love seeing the bonds between people and horses!

What a lovely photo!

What a lovely photo!

Kristi affectionately calls Clearview her home away from home, and her horses clearly feel the same way!

Chilling out in the indoor arena

Chilling out in the indoor arena

Finally, we loved having Bonnie back for a visit and seeing her on a horse again!

It was a great day for a trail ride around the farm!

It was a great day for a trail ride around the farm!

Field Trip for Ziplining!

Fall is a great time for us to get away from the farm for an afternoon here and there, and we took the opportunity to dodge the worst of the heat and go ziplining at Adventure Works in Kingston Springs!

Wheeeeee!

Wheeeeee!

If you’ve never been ziplining, you need to try it at least once! Such an adrenaline rush, but we had a great time with friends!

Group victory shot!

Group victory shot!

Arena Reports

Not much to report this month! Watch this space next month for coverage of the Tennessee Stock Horse Show!

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

As we wind down our 2017 events, make sure to check out the Tennessee Stock Horse Show at the beginning of October! After that, we’ve got one more Zen Dog show and two more chances for you to come out and compete with the Central Tennessee Ropers again!

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

Roping picture

Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

November 18, 2017

Roping picture

Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

Comment Questions: Are you coming to the Tennessee Stock Horse Show? How much have you enjoyed the Central Tennessee Roping competitions? Let us know in the comments!