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!
Happy New Year! We hope everyone has had a great start to 2016 so far. We’re doing something a little different this month to kick off our first newsletter of the new year. This month is all about the various events, clinics, and shows currently scheduled at Clearview for 2016. Keep on reading for a full list and descriptions of our jam-packed calendar to find the right event(s) for you and your horse. Classes and clinics will fill up quickly, so make sure to call us in advance to book stalls for your horses and R/V hookups or suites at our bed and board if you’re traveling from out of town.
Special Feature: Upcoming Shows and Events!
Horse Fun Show with Soccer!
March 5th, 2016
Contact: Beth Maher
It’s time to shake off the chilliness of winter! We’re hosting a fun horse show with a couple of horse soccer classes. Bring your horse or mule for a day of fun, and work on your horsemanship with equine soccer!
From a Judge’s Perspective Series – Ranch Riding Clinic and Show
April 2nd – 3rd
Contact: Marie Lloyd
Ranch Horse riding classes are the fastest growing class across the board in many horse breeds, and plenty of riders love the challenge of the intricate pattersn and free flowing movement of the horse. In this clinic, we will get to pick the brains of Bob Johnson, a top AQHA judge, and his wife Karen to learn the necessary horsemanship, subtle cues, and what the judges look for when scoring ranch riding. Then test your skills in a show in the indoor arena. It only costs $175 for the weekend, so book early! Rooms, stalls, and R/V hookups are first come, first serve!
From a Judge’s Perspective Series – Western Dressage of Tennessee
April 16th – 17th
Continuing with the judge’s perspective clinics, we’re bringing Katharina Nowotny Boles to Clearview to help us learn what the judges look for in Western Dressage, along with Western Dressage Champion and Ranch Horse Trainer, Don Charest. After the clinic, you can test your new skills in a Western Dressage test.
Tennessee Pony of the Americas Club Show
April 23rd – 24th
Contact: Sherri Holingbaugh
Do you own a POA-registered pony? If so, come out for a weekend of fun with a POA-sponsored show!
Michael Lyons Horsemanship Clinic
Book the clinic: Michael@johnlyons.com
Book stalls, lodging, and RVs at Clearview
Spend the weekend upping your horsemanship with Michael Lyons. Clinics are $400 for two days or $200 for one day. Spots will fill up fast, so book early!
Parelli Super Camp
April 29th – May 4th
Contact: Carol Coppinger
Get ready for a jam-packed week with Carol Coppinger, a 6-Star Master Instructor and Licensed Parelli Professional.
Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show
June 6th – 7th
Contact: Beth Maher, Show Secretary
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
All breeds and experience levels are welcome at the Tennessee Stock Horse Show!
Rally for the Rescues Trainers’ Challenge
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
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
Time for round 2 of the Tennessee Stock Horse Show! All breeds and experience levels are welcome!
Buck Brannaman Horsemanship Clinic
October 13-16th, 2016
Ever heard of the Horse Whisperer? Well, Buck Brannaman, the bona fide Horse Whisperer, is coming to Clearview to give a horsemanship clinic! Unfortunately, the clinic is currently sold out, but if you want to come out to the farm and watch the action, go ahead and mark your calendars!
The BAAR Parelli Clinic
Enjoy another Parelli Clinic, taught by John Baar (5-Star Master Parelli Professional) and Kathy Baar (4-Star Senior Parelli Professional).
Word in the Herd
Winter Storm Jonas may have snowed us out for a few days, but we’ve still found breaks in the chilly weather that have offered gorgeous weather for riding around the farm.
Around the middle of the month, the day was chilly but pleasant. Carly rode Grace Law, one of our sure-footed TWH mares, while Hannah rode Ajax, a Haflinger gelding.
The pond wasn’t too chilly for Gumdrop! This wonderful TWH gelding recently found a new home with a great lady in South Carolina, so we have no doubt he’ll enjoy more year-round trail rides in the warmer climate. And who knows, maybe he will take to beach riding!
Our farm dogs certainly loved the warmer weather as well. Mayday was definitely queen of the hill!
Nothing to report this month! We’re definitely glad that we didn’t have to travel this month with all the snow from Winter Storm Jonas, and we’ve used this time for farrier visits and vet check-ups to ensure that our horses and mules will be ready for show season.
Equines and Services for Sale
Ever dreamed of owning a horse farm?
Well, maybe you can! At the end of November 2016, our main show barn will be available to lease, and the entire farm plus the house is for sale.
Everything is totally fine, but we’ve made the decision to begin downsizing operations over time. The bed and board will be open as usual, and we’re still hosting all of our regularly scheduled clinics and shows (see our website for all the dates).
Also, if you or anyone you know is currently looking for a new horse or mule to add to your family, we are accepting reasonable offers for many of our animals. Stock horse, ranch riding, gaited, you name it. If you don’t see a horse below that catches your eye, just give us a call! We’ve probably got a horse or mule that would perfectly meet your needs and experience level.
In the meantime, the farm is still running as usual, so come on by for a trail ride, book a clinic, and say hi! We would love to see you!
Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850
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
Reno (“This Will Be The Day”), Ranch Riding AQHA Show Gelding – $8500
Proven Show Horse, Reno (“This Will Be The Day”) is a talented all around competitor. Originally trained and ridden by Ted and Tucker Robinson, Marie bought him from them as a 3 yr old at the snaffle bit Futurity in Reno in 2009. For the savvy non pro/amateur Reno can be a 70 scoring reiner and has excellent maneuvers in ranch horse pleasure. At the Novice World Championship show in Lexington, Virginia, this year, Reno placed 5th with a score of 216 out of 29 entries. He has his NRHA License, American Ranch Horse License, and American Stock Horse License. He has won the All Around Stock Horse High Point in 2011 and 2012 doing the cow classes, trail, reining, and pleasure. He was successfully shown at the American Ranch Horse World show in 2013, placing in the top 5, and reserve champion in the reining.
He is friendly, easy to catch and load, and a real professional. He is good on cows and cuts one fine, and has been down the fence numerous times. He is particularly good in the AQHA ranch riding as he is so responsive to subtle cues. He is already trained, solid, and broke, so he just needs to be kept fit to go to shows. For NRHA, he would be ideal for a rookie or novice and picks up on new things quickly. Overall, Reno is a true gentleman and would make someone an excellent show horse.
Pete Snow (“Alias Royal Snow”), 8 Year Old Registered Appaloosa Gelding – $7000
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.
Tinker Belle – $2500 OBO
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!
That wraps up the news for this month! We can’t wait to see you at one of our many shows and clinics this year!
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