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Anyone ever heard the expression about a horse having "kind eyes?" We definitely think the description applies here!

July 2016 Newsletter

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!

So...where can we get an outfit like that for riding?

July 2015 Newsletter

It’s been a busy month here at Clearview! We’ve attended or hosted horse shows almost every weekend, and plenty of folks have visited the farm to trail ride, stay at our bed and breakfast, and enjoy the companionship of their equines. Enjoy our photo roundup of the highlights!

Special Feature – Happy Independence Day!

First, we hope everyone had a fun, safe holiday weekend over the 4th of July! No doubt plenty of you enjoyed cookouts, fireworks, and time with family and friends. But if you own dogs or keep your horses on your property, you’ve probably had to think about how to keep your animals calm if you live near neighbors who set off fireworks or within hearing range of a professional display. And while the 4th is already over this year, Labor Day is coming up fast.

We hope everyone enjoyed their Independence Day weekend!

We hope everyone enjoyed their Independence Day weekend!

Check out this helpful list of tips from HorseChannel.com on safety measures to take for your horse, donkey, or mule before the next holiday involving fireworks (Source: http://www.horsechannel.com/horse-news/2012/07/04/horses-and-fireworks.aspx):

  • “In most cases, it’s best to keep your horse outdoors where he won’t feel trapped. However, if your horse isn’t accustomed to being out at night, keep his routine consistent.
  • A large turnout area is preferable to a small paddock. If your horse is in a small area, there’s a risk of him running through the fence.
  • Check your horse’s stall or turnout area for any hazards such as broken boards or holes that could injure him if he does run around.
  • If your horse is in the barn, leave a radio on playing soothing music. The background sounds can help dull the shock of firework noises.
  • Watch out for your own safety and don’t try to stay with your horse in his stall or next to him in the pasture to comfort him. If the fireworks do cause him to try and escape, you probably won’t be able to stop him and will risk getting yourself injured in the process.
  • As a last resort, if you’re certain that your horse is going to have trouble, ask your vet to administer a sedative beforehand.
  • Start planning ahead for next year. The best defense against fear of fireworks is to desensitize your horse to unexpected sights and sounds using positive reinforcement.”

Thanks for the great tips, Horse Channel! 

Word in the Herd

Update on Miracle

Our rescue Haflinger mare Miracle has a clean bill of health and now loves trail rides!

No ribs visible now! Miracle is healthy and happy!

No ribs visible now! Miracle is healthy and happy!

It’s so rewarding to see how far she has come. When she first came to the farm, she was so skinny that her ribs showed and we had to monitor her diet carefully to help her gain weight. Now she’s the exact opposite at a healthy weight and now needs exercise just like any other horse to keep her fit and muscled. We’re continually doing groundwork with her, and she’s coming along beautifully.

Miracle with our gaited mule and Buzzby, one of our farm dogs.

Miracle with our gaited mule and Buzzby, one of our farm dogs.

She gets along with everyone she meets, including our gaited mule, farm dogs, and even a potential suitor! This handsome Haflinger is Ajax, and he may just be Miracle’s new secret admirer. If anyone wants to go on a couple’s trail ride, why not go on an adorable pair like this? 

Meet Ajax, a handsome male Haflinger with a taste for greens!

Meet Ajax, a handsome male Haflinger with a taste for greens!

Leisure Time on the Farm

Summer time is great for trail rides and just enjoying the farm scenery. Once the chores are done and any training sessions are completed, nothing beats an evening ride. And of course, our farm dogs often tag along for fun.

Josh, Caroline, and Buzzby enjoying the scenery around the farm.

Josh, Caroline, and Buzzby enjoying the scenery around the farm.

Finally, we had a real treat recently! One of our farm guests mentioned that she had always dreamed of riding a Fresian, and since we just so happen to have a Fresian on the farm, we were more than happy to oblige! We just loved her outfit and how striking horse and rider looked in this photo.

So...where can we get an outfit like that for riding?

So…where can we get an outfit like that for riding?

Arena Reports

Music City Donkey Show

July was jam-packed with horse, donkey, and mule shows! First we hosted the Music City Donkey show right after the 4th of July weekend.

How cute is this mini donkey?

How cute is this mini donkey?

We had some super star miniature donkeys compete – beautiful, intelligent, and adorable! The hospitality was splendid, and everyone had a wonderful time!

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The show featured in-hand and driving classes.

We hope to see everyone back next year!

Someone made out like a bandit with ribbons! Congratulations!

Someone made out like a bandit with ribbons! Congratulations!

Mule and Donkey Celebration

The next weekend didn’t have any shows coming to Clearview, so we got together with friends and brought some of our mules to the Mule and Donkey Celebration in Shelbyville.

The best part of any show is the camaraderie among good friends.

The best part of any show is the camaraderie among good friends.

The classes were impressive, with plenty of talented mules and donkeys competing for top honors.

The classes were highly competitive!

The classes were highly competitive!

Folks could enjoy a wagon ride during downtime.

Such a well-matched pair of driving mules!

Such a well-matched pair of driving mules!

Laurie Wilson and Toby got a ribbon in the flag race.

Laurie had a great time staying at Clearview! Congrats on your ribbon!

Laurie had a great time staying at Clearview! Congrats on your ribbon!

And the show even awarded ribbons to the farm dogs!

That's a prize winning dog for sure!

That’s a prize winning dog for sure!

PWHAT Show

We wrapped up the July shows by hosting the Pleasure Walking Horse Association of Tennessee for a day of classes celebrating flat-shod walking horses. Since Shelbyville is often considered the Tennessee Walking Horse capital of the world, it was only fitting that we host a show in their honor.

The PWHAT show promotes flat-shod, naturally gaited walking horses.

The PWHAT show promotes flat-shod, naturally gaited walking horses.

People love walking horses for their comfortable gaits and sweet, gentle dispositions, and we saw plenty of those prized qualities in the horses that competed in this show.

Walking horses also have distinctly adorable faces!

Walking horses also have distinctly adorable faces!

Equines and Services for Sale

Tinker Belle – $2500 OBO

Tinker Belle has no issues with water!

Tinker Belle has no issues with water!

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.

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.

There’s still time to take advantage of Corona Extra Chex’s impeccable bloodline and stud services! As you can see from the photo below, he is intelligent and fearless when learning new things. He quickly took to manipulating poles like a pro!

Corona, ever the fast learner!

Corona, ever the fast learner!

Contact us anytime to schedule an appointment to meet this sweet, personable stallion!

Upcoming Shows and Events

We’ve got two excellent, family-friendly events at Clearview to finish out the summer before all the kids are back in school. First, the Cowboy Mounted Shooters Associations will be back for a Western Mounted shootout. For more information about the sport, visit http://www.cmsaevents.com/home/. Then the Tennessee State Appaloosa Horse Club is sponsoring a show open to all breeds and ages, with a variety of classes to suit everyone’s equine interests.

August 8-9th, 2015

Western Mounted Shooters

Contact: Darren

Phone: (931) 632-0408

August 15th, 2015

Tennessee Extravaganza Fun with Friends
Open Show - All Breed – ApHC Pointed
Sponsored by: Tennessee State Appaloosa Horse Club
Starts at 8:30am
Judge: Susan Stafford

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That wraps up the news for July! Join us next month as we recap some of these upcoming events and bring you more photos and highlights from Clearview Horse Farm! Take care for now!

Comment Questions: Did you attend any of the shows this month? If so, which one? We would love to see your pictures and hear your trail riding and competition stores in the comments below or on our Facebook page!