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What's more fun than costumes with horses and mules? Not much!

October 2017 Newsletter

Special Feature: Newsletter Going on Holiday Hiatus

Hey everyone! We just want to let you know that our newsletter will be going on a brief hiatus due to the rapidly approaching holiday season and the end of our 2017 event season. Not to worry, though! We’re still operating with business as usual, and this is a great time of year to come out to the farm for trail rides or to rent rooms and stalls at our bed/board.

Enjoy fall and winter trail rides this season while we're not as busy hosting events!

Enjoy fall and winter trail rides this season while we’re not as busy hosting events!

Keep watching our Facebook pages for the latest news, and we’ll resume our monthly newsletters in 2018!

Word in the Herd

October opened up with some amazingly clear weather and perfect blue skies, which provided a lovely backdrop for this photo.

Nothing beats an autumn morning of grazing with this kind of weather!

Nothing beats an autumn morning of grazing with this kind of weather!

We also got a jump on Halloween early in the month with some fun costumes.

What's more fun than costumes with horses and mules? Not much!

What’s more fun than costumes with horses and mules? Not much!

We caught up with our good friend Christine, who we’ve known for 44 years! Lifelong friends come along once in a blue moon, and we’re so grateful for that friendship!

Cheers to lifelong friends!

Cheers to lifelong friends!

Arena Reports

Tour Bus

We had a tour bus visit the farm recently, and it was a blast! Anytime tour buses visit, you know it’s going to be a good time. Our guests enjoyed getting a chance to stretch their legs and see all the horses and mules across our sprawling acreage.

Photo op with the tour bus!

Photo op with the tour bus!

And then it was onto the indoor arena for shows and exhibitions!

We packed the stands with the tour bus folks!

We packed the stands with the tour bus folks!

We had costumed riders, halter classes, and trail classes, and overall the day was a great success.

Thanks to everyone who participated and competed!

Thanks to everyone who participated and competed!

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

We’ve had a great time hosting the Central Tennessee Ropers this year! We have one more event to close out the season, so make sure to come out and compete or spectate!

November 18, 2017

Roping picture

Central Tennessee Ropers

Contact: David McRae

Phone: 931-261-7402

Comment Questions: Which events have you attended this year at Clearview? Which one was your favorite? Let’s hear your stories and see your photos in the comments! We will catch everyone again with our monthly newsletters in January! Until then, stay in touch!

We want to give a HUGE thank you to Buck and all of our farm hands and volunteers who made the week so successful!

October 2016 Newsletter

Happy Halloween, friends! We hope you have had a wonderful weekend carving pumpkins, dressing up in awesome costumes, and of course enjoying this gorgeous fall weather with your horse or mule! October was an amazing month, with two excellent clinics and plenty of farm guests, so keep on reading for the full highlight reel!

Wanted: Like-Minded Horse Trainers to Join the Clearview Family!

By the end of November, we will be done with hosting horse shows for the season and will have over 50 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.

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 absolutely love this cooler fall weather, and we’ve enjoyed having guests come to the farm for trail riding. In fact, we kicked off the month of October with an all-mule ride!

We had a little impromptu mule celebration with this fun group!

We had a little impromptu mule celebration with this fun group!

In some ways, this month has felt like an extension of summer, as the weather has still been warm enough to enjoy water-based activities as well. We have a sizable pond next to the office, and it’s a great place to launch a kayak for some relaxation on a warm afternoon. JT and Tyler took a break from mucking stalls to do just that!

When you need a break from farm chores, why not go kayaking?

When you need a break from farm chores, why not go kayaking?

Arena Reports

Western Dressage Worlds

Don Charest recently hit the road for Oklahoma and the Western Dressage Worlds show. He and Glinnie got high point 6th place. Well done to both of them!

Congrats to Don and Glinnie on an excellent showing at the Western Dressage Worlds!

Congrats to Don and Glinnie on an excellent showing at the Western Dressage Worlds!

Tennessee Stock Horse Show

Back on the home front, we had two well-attended clinics. First, our good friend Brandi hosted yet another wonderful Tennessee Stock Horse clinic and schooling show. These events are always great fun and welcoming to multiple breeds and levels of experience. Make sure to check out their website to see when their next show will take place!

We have enjoyed hosting the TN Stock Horse Association at Clearview!

We have enjoyed hosting the TN Stock Horse Association at Clearview!

Buck Brannaman Clinic

However, the highlight of the month was definitely the Buck Brannaman Clinic. We had a huge influx of visitors to attend the clinic, board their horses, and audit, but we had lots of great help to ensure that things ran smoothly. Heather and her horse Jingaling were on patrol Wednesday to help check in attendees and get them settled.

Nothing like horse mounted registration!

Nothing like horse mounted registration!

Heather and Angie also worked the concession stand to sell snacks and drinks.

Thank you so much to all our hard-working horse friends!

Thank you so much to all our hard-working horse friends!

The indoor arena was packed with a full class of clinic attendees to work on their horsemanship with Buck Brannaman. In between classes, another crew of people ran the tractor to keep the arena in good working shape for the large number of people and horses.

Talk about a full house! Buck's clinic sold out months in advance.

Talk about a full house! Buck’s clinic sold out months in advance.

Fortunately, folks that couldn’t take the clinic could still audit on a daily basis and take photos and notes to apply to their own riding. The stands were packed, and people kept bringing lawn chairs to fill up any available space.

The auditors easily outnumbered the clinic attendees!

The auditors easily outnumbered the clinic attendees!

Overall, the week was easily one of our most successful clinics, and we were honored to host Buck Brannaman at Clearview! Hopefully we’ll see him again! In the meantime, check out Buck’s website to find his full clinic schedule!

We want to give a HUGE thank you to Buck and all of our farm hands and volunteers who made the week so successful!

We want to give a HUGE thank you to Buck and all of our farm hands and volunteers who made the week so successful!

Equines and Services for Sale

Corona Extra Chex Stud Service – $850

Corona makes new friends wherever he goes.

Corona makes new friends wherever he goes.

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 have one more special event for the year! Join us mid-November for another BAAR Parelli Clinic! All the contact details are below:

Nov 16-20, 2016

Carol-Parelli-Logo
The BAAR Parelli Clinic
John Baar, 5-Star Master Parelli Professional

Kathy Baar, 4-Star Senior Parelli Professional
Stalls are $30/night, shavings are extra
Contact:  parellipartnersofmiddletn@yahoo.com

Comment Questions: How did you celebrate Halloween? Did you attend the Buck Brannaman clinic? If so, we would love to hear your stories and input in the comments below!

 

We love this victory shot!

October Newsletter

Happy Halloween from all of us at Clearview Horse Farm! October has been a great time of year for fun weekend trips, trail rides with farm guests, and even celebrating a marriage! Keep on reading for all the details!

Special Feature: Honeymoon Horses!

If you’ve been following us on Facebook and reading these monthly newsletters, then you’ve indirectly met Carly, our social media director and blogger. She and her then-boyfriend Philip started riding at Clearview just over a year ago, and back in January Philip planned and executed an amazingly romantic proposal on horseback, right here in our indoor arena. And best of all, the proposal was recorded on video.

We are delighted to announce that this horse-loving couple recently tied the knot on October 10th. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Hylen!

Congratulations to Carly and Philip!

Congratulations to Carly and Philip!

Since horses have played such an integral role in their relationship, Carly and Philip made sure to plan a horseback riding excursion during their honeymoon in Jamaica. And since we know a lot of our farm visitors love to travel, we try to point out when we come across reputable horse-related tourist businesses.

Hooves Horseback Riding is one of several businesses in Jamaica advertising guided trail rides, where people ride through a historical plantation up to a private beach to ride in the ocean. Read Carly’s review below:

Hooves Horseback Riding takes excellent care of their horses, and it shows in their athleticism.

Hooves Horseback Riding takes excellent care of their horses, and it shows in their athleticism.

“Hooves was one of our favorite excursions in Jamaica, mainly because Philip proposed on horseback and we ride together at Clearview now. We talked to other couples at our resort who wanted to make sure they were supporting a reputable company, and Hooves takes excellent care of their horses. The horses are rescued racehorses and polo ponies who are retrained for trail riding. Hooves only books two tours per day and gives the horses plenty of downtime in the shade between rides, and we saw firsthand that they were well-fed, had healthy coats and hooves, and were extremely athletic in the water. Hooves uses English tack to minimize the weight on the horses’ back, and Philip loved getting to ride English again! I had never ridden English until then, but the horses were so well trained that it was no issue.

Nothing beats authentic Jamaican jerk chicken!

Nothing beats authentic Jamaican jerk chicken!

We booked a private ride with just the two of us and a guide, and it was well worth the money. They fed us authentic Jamaican jerk chicken for lunch with champagne, and we got to spend more time in the water with the horses and ride back to our starting point along a private beach. We also got photo CD included with pictures of us riding in the ocean. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and would recommend Hooves to anyone, no matter their experience level.”

 

Looks like they had a great time!

Looks like they had a great time!

Looks like it was a great time! We look forward to seeing them back on the farm soon!

Word in the Herd

Fall isn’t just a great time of year for riding. We have also been taking part in some additional extracurricular activities off the farm, from checking out state parks to enjoying some local BBQ.

Trail of Tears and Longhunter State Park Pow-Wow

On October 10th, while Carly was busy getting married, we were walking the Trail of Tears and admiring the work of artist Bernice Davidson.

Check out this artwork!

Check out this artwork!

Tennessee contains a wealth of history surrounding the Native Americans, and the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail provides a permanent reminder of the paths that 17 Cherokee detachments followed to reservations in the west.

The Trail of Tears is a wealth of historical knowledge about our home state.

The Trail of Tears is a wealth of historical knowledge about our home state.

On October 17th, we attended a pow-wow at Long Hunter State Park and had a great time enjoying the dances and learning more about Native American traditions.

Long Hunter State Park hosted an amazing pow-wow on October 17th

Long Hunter State Park hosted an amazing pow-wow on October 17th

Long Hunter State Park makes a fantastic day trip for history buffs, and the Sellar’s Farm State Archaeological Area is one of the few government-protected Native American mounds in Tennessee.

We've really enjoyed learning about Native American traditions!

We’ve really enjoyed learning about Native American traditions!

Jack Daniel’s BBQ

For anyone who loves Jack Daniel’s whiskey, good barbecue, or both, then the annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue is always a popular fall event. We made the quick trip over to Lynchburg on October 23rd to see the teams preparing for the famous cook-off.

Got to love authentic Jack Daniel's barbecue!

Got to love authentic Jack Daniel’s barbecue!

Fun and Furry Farm Guests

October has been a fantastic month for farm visitors, trail riding, and training for upcoming shows. We’ve had some fun groups come to the farm for trail rides:

Such a diverse group of mules and horses in this trail ride! Love it!

Such a diverse group of mules and horses in this trail ride! Love it!

For people who love traveling with their animals, Clearview’s bed and board is as pet-friendly as you can find and often a cheaper alternative to hotels and motels. The horses and mules see our farm dogs on a daily basis, and any visiting dogs often love staying on such a large piece of land. We even played host to some four-legged celebrities this month!

We loved having these championship dogs visiting the farm!

We loved having these championship dogs visiting the farm!

Michael and Kelli stayed at the farm while competing in the Australian Shepherd Club of America Nationals here in Shelbyville, and we loved having their championship dogs as guests!

Australian Shepherds are great family dogs!

Australian Shepherds are great family dogs!

Australian Shepherds are herding dogs well known for their intelligence and friendliness, and these dogs were model canine citizens. We loved having them on the farm, and hopefully they will come back for a visit!

What a great group shot!

What a great group shot!

Arena Reports

Nutrena AQHA Level 1 National Championships: Final Results

If you will recall from last month’s newsletter, we had traveled to Lexington, Virginia for the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 National Championships. We are pleased to announce that we have the final results from the show!

First, Reno and Marie won 5th place out of over 30 competitors in Ranch Riding.

Marie and Reno placed 5th in Ranch Riding.

Marie and Reno placed 5th in Ranch Riding.

And of course they had to pose for a victory photo.

We love this victory shot!

We love this victory shot!

They also placed in the top 10 in reining, and Reno enjoyed sniffing the ribbons.

Reno loves to sniff the ribbons. Maybe he thinks the green ribbon is made of grass?

Reno loves to sniff the ribbons. Maybe he thinks the green ribbon is made of grass?

They didn’t compete in the trail course, but it was still helpful to walk through the course. This pattern is complex enough to scramble anyone’s brain!

This trail course is definitely not for the faint of heart.

This trail course is definitely not for the faint of heart.

Huge thanks to Don Charest for his expert training! We couldn’t have asked for a better trainer to prepare Reno and Marie for this show.

Don Charest of DC Performance Horses is a top-notch trainer!

Don Charest of DC Performance Horses is a top-notch trainer!

Tennessee Stock Horse Show and Clinic

While the Nutrena AQHA show was happening, Clearview was hosting another hugely popular Tennessee Stock Horse Show and Clinic. Lucas Ayres (pictured left below) taught a fantastic clinic, and everyone had a great time at the stock horse show.

We loved having everyone at the farm for the stock horse clinic!

We loved having everyone at the farm for the stock horse clinic!

Huge thanks to friends Holly and Jessica for all your hard work and holding down the fort! We hope to see everyone back soon for another show!

The clinic attendees got plenty of practice with working cattle.

The clinic attendees got plenty of practice with working cattle.

Preparing for WDAA World Championships

The Western Dressage Association of America is hosting the WDAA Western Dressage World Championship Show November 7-8th, and we’ve been hard at work training before we hit the road to Tulsa, Oklahoma to compete.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page once the show gets underway, and we’ll keep you updated!

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 just fine with other horses on trail rides.

Pete Snow (“Alias Royal Snow”), 8 Year Old Registered Appaloosa Gelding – $7000

Pete is versatile, gentle, and as steady as they come for trails and ranch pleasure.

Pete is versatile, gentle, and as steady as they come for trails and ranch pleasure.

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5lWbrfo3Ns

Tinker Belle – $2500 OBO

Tinker Belle wants to be someone's perfect pony!

Tinker Belle wants to be someone’s perfect pony!

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqoQ7PM5sFk

Upcoming Shows and Events

Get ready for another Western Mounted Shooters event! Then we’re wrapping up November with another Parelli clinic, and this time we’re bringing in 4-star and 5-star professionals to help you take your horsemanship to the next level. Check the links and contact info listed below each event for more information and to reserve your spots!

Nov 7-8, 2015 
Western Mounted Shooters 
Contact: Darren
Phone: (931) 632-0408

Nov 21-22, 2015

Parelli Clinic – Click for more information
John Baar, 5-Star Master Parelli Professional
Kathy Baar, 4-Star Senior Parelli Professional

And that’s a wrap for the month of October! We hope everyone has had a great time enjoying the peak fall colors and spending plenty of time outside with their equines. Continue to follow our website and Facebook page to stay updated on our upcoming shows, clinics, and special events. Thanks for reading!

Comment Questions: Have you ever visited Long Hunter State Park or the Trail of Tears? What has been your favorite trail ride this month? As always, we welcome your comments, stories, and photos in the comments and on our Facebook page.