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June Newsletter

Welcome to the first official days of summer! The season is definitely off to a great start with plenty of special events and shows, farm visitors, and lots of time spent outside in the gorgeous weather. Keep on reading for the details about Rally for the Rescues, Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show, and more!

Special Feature: Seeking Trainers to Rent Out Stalls!

By the end of November, we will be done with hosting horse shows for the season and have made the decision not to host shows next year. As a result, we will have approximately 14 to 16 stalls in the show barn available to one or more trainers at very reasonable rates on a strictly do-it-yourself basis. We are looking for good people, preferably Western, who can be part of the happy expanding family here at Clearview. The show barn offers wonderful amenities, including spacious stalls, cross-ties, and wash areas. Two on-site apartments will also be available for rent.

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.

If you’re looking for long-term boarding for multiple horses for training as well as living quarters, give us a call at 931-619-0773 to discuss pricing!

Word in the Herd

Our horses and mules have been loving all the sunshine lately, so they’ve been spending lots of time outside.

Doolittle loves hanging out with his pasture buddies!

Doolittle loves hanging out with his pasture buddies!

We’ve also had plenty of visitors for trail rides. Hannah’s mom and friends came to visit all the way from England, and they definitely enjoyed riding together around the farm.

We love seeing mothers and daughters ride together!

We love seeing mothers and daughters ride together!

Arena Reports

Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show

We always have a great time when the Heart of Dixie Appaloosa Show comes to town, and this event was no exception. We want to give a huge thanks to Beth Maher, Danny, Janice, and Tommy for making the show a lovely event among good friends.

We're loving those outfits with the Appaloosas!

We’re loving those outfits with the Appaloosas!

Hannah and Bozo won four classes, including Open Ranch Horse Trail, Ranch Horse Pleasure, and Non-Pro Ranch Horse Pleasure. Even better, they qualified for the Appaloosa Worlds Show later this year. Congratulations to them both!

We can't wait to watch these two compete in the Appaloosa Worlds Show!

We can’t wait to watch these two compete in the Appaloosa Worlds Show!

Rally for the Rescues

We were honored to host Rally for the Rescues, which was a wonderful opportunity to support a worthwhile rescue organization while helping rescued horses find new forever homes. Prior to the show, several expert horse trainers will each have had 90 days to re-train a rescue horse.

Carlos was one of the rescue horses that competed in the Rally for the Rescues event! What a sweet face!

Carlos was one of the rescue horses that competed in the Rally for the Rescues event! What a sweet face!

During the Makeover Challenge, the rescue horses and their trainers competed against each other in a series of challenging classes and obstacles. Afterwards, attendees had the opportunity to participate in an auction to give their favorite rescue horses a new life. All proceeds from the auction went straight to the rescue organization to help them save even more horses.

One of the challenging trail courses for the Rally for the Rescues Makeover Challenge

One of the challenging trail courses for the Rally for the Rescues Makeover Challenge

Andy Blevins of Andy Blevins Performance Horses won the Championship Challenge of the Rescue Rally with an amazing bridle-less freestyle and a consistent performance in all other classes.

An amazing demonstration of trust and skill between Andy and his rescue horse!

An amazing demonstration of trust and skill between Andy and his rescue horse!

To wrap up the weekend’s events, people and their horses could participate in a clinic to focus on  greater understanding and relationships with each other. The clinic was a great opportunity for the rescue horses to spend some time with their new owners and the trainers who rehabilitated them.

Check out the awesome turnout for the event!

Check out the awesome turnout for the event!

Overall, the event was a great success. We want to thank Dawn and Hilda for putting so much time and effort into organizing Rally for the Rescues, and we hope the rescue horses enjoy their lives with their new families.

Some of the horses got super patriotic with their outfits!

Some of the horses got super patriotic with their outfits!

4-H Cattle Championship

Most recently, the Anderson County 4-H group came to Clearview to compete in the 4-H Cattle Championship. These young ladies arrived bright and early looking great in show clothes with tidy, wholesome horses, and everyone had a fun, safe day!

We had a great time hosting the 4-H Cattle Championship!

We had a great time hosting the 4-H Cattle Championship!

Thanks to all the moms and dads who support their daughters in 4-H. They couldn’t do it without you!

What a lovely group of young ladies from the Anderson County 4-H Group!

What a lovely group of young ladies from the Anderson County 4-H Group!

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

We’re taking a break from hosting shows at the beginning of the month so everyone can spend time with their family and friends for the 4th of July. At the end of the month, we’re actually hosting the first of several dog agility shows, courtesy of Zen Dog Sports! Our farm arenas also work brilliantly for setting up dog agility courses, so bring your furry best friends to compete or spectate!

July 30-31, 2016 
Zen Dog Versatility Sports Show 
Contact: Gregory Brasen
Email:  Zendogsports@gmail.com

Comment Questions:  Did you come to any of the shows at Clearview this month? Are you bringing your dog out for one of the agility shows this year? If so, let us know and share your stories! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and check out our website for the latest news!

Charlie showed brilliantly in the open reining!

June Newsletter

As we kick off our first newsletter of the summer, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the special bond that exists between horse and rider. I think many of us will agree when we think of horsemanship and equestrian sports as a partner relationship, and our horses quickly become members of our families. To that end, we’re dedicating this month to appreciating and celebrating that spirit of camaraderie that exists, both in and out of the show ring.

Special Feature – Learning From Your Horse

By Carly Altizer

Like plenty of little girls, I grew up reading books about horses – Misty of Chincoteague, Saddle Club, The Black Stallion, you name it. However, I didn’t discover my love of riding until just over a year ago. But in that short time, I’ve had more than one trainer refer to a concept that I found a bit odd at first, but now it makes perfect sense.

It’s this idea that, in addition to human trainers and lessons, the horse also plays a major role in teaching the rider.

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