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!
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 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.
If you’re interested in making Clearview your home base for horse training, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marie Lloyd at 931-619-0773.
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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!
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.
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.
We absolutely love this close-up showcasing a tender interaction between human and horse.
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.
But that child was also quite the skilled rider!
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!
4th of July Mini Donkey Show
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.
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.
Hanna rode Toby to 4th place in the style racking. As the class name implies, they both looked extremely stylish. Congrats to them both!
Overall, it was a great show and one we always look forward to attending. Can’t wait for next year!
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
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!
Aug 6 – 7, 2016
Western Mounted Shooters
Phone: (931) 632-0408
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
Aug 20-21, 2016
Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show
Contact: Gregory Brasen
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!