Training Horses that Want to Perform

Jessica wins at Brownland No Frills

Congratulations to Jessica, Blake, and Blue for their success in the 2ft jumpers at the Brownland No Frills today. Jessica took 1st and 2nd on her 4 year old Blake, and earned two second place finishes on Blue in classes of 15 riders! Blue is currently for sale. Contact Aelin Herrington at 615-653-9733 or for more information.


Sierra & Smooth as Scotch Win at the CERV SPECTACULAR!

Sierra & Smooth as Scotch had a very successful show at the CERV Spectacular in Murfreesboro, TN.  They won both of their jumping classes, won their Ranch class, which was their first ranch class having to neck rein, and they won Halter. She placed 2nd in the Jackpot Hunter Under Saddle class of 25 riders, 2nd in Equitation, and 2nd in Hunter Under Saddle. They had a one 3rd place in Showmanship. It was a great show to start the 2017 season!


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Pip’s Success Story! 

This is R Pippi Longstocking. She originally came to me 4 years ago to learn more about her job as a riding pony. She then returned to me months later to further her training by learning to jump. Pip had a bit of an up and down training career with various riders, but there were a few of us who believed this pony had huge potential. Roughly 3 years ago a girl named Kendall bought her and began training her for Eventing. They have been a fantastic team. They recently just competed in their first Training Level Event in Florida and finished in 3rd! 

It is so amazing and heart warming to see how far this 14.2 buckskin mare has come. It’s even more amazing to see her competing at 3’3″ and placing so well! 

2017 Show Calendar 

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Palomino POA Mare to be Sold at the TN POAC Premier Breed  & Promotional Sale in March

This is going to be one fantastic show pony. With just 30 days of training with Aelin she is nearly ready for foe the 2017 show season. Check out her video at

MM MAGS SON OF A GUN’S 2016 Premiere Season in Review

It was an amazing first season for MM Mags Son of a Gun. At the beginning of November 2015, MM Mags Son of a Gun was an unbroke 7 year old stallion who was an International Grand  Champion Stallion and 2 year old Stallion in Halter as a 2 year old. By April 2016, he needed to be able to compete in Halter, Showmanship, Hunt Seat, Western Pleasure, and Horsemanship while being ridden one handed.

wpid-img_11011At his first show on April 23rd, MM Mags Son of a Gun impressed the judges by winning Western Pleasure 19 & Over and Halter Stallions under both judges, 3 & 5 in Most Colorful, and 2nd in Showmanship under both judges.

On May 21st & 22nd MM Mags Son of a Gun competed in  Halter, Most Colorful, Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Hunt Seat Equitation, and Hunter Under Saddle. He continued to impress the judges by  taking home 5 First Place ribbons, 1 Second Place, 1 Third, and 1 Fourth on Saturday, and 7 First Place ribbons and 1 Second Place ribbowpid-edited_img9513291.jpgn on Sunday.

MM Mags Son of a Gun then competed in his first nationally recognized POA show, The Southeast Regional, on June 17th – 19th. With just 7 months of under saddle training MM Mags Son of a Gun took home the blue in Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, and Showmanship. He took second in Halter, Hunter Under Saddle, and Hunter in Hand, and finished a single third in Hunt Seat Equitation. He also, claimed the 19 & Over Equitation Championship award.

The nextwpid-20160619_143446 show was the Eastern Classic on August 19th – 21st. MM Mags Son of a Gun only competed in two of the three days and still accumulated enough points to earn the 19 & Over Equitation Reserve Champion award and was 3rd in the all around standings. He showed strong in Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle earning 1st and 2nd place under 3 judges. On Sunday he won both Horsemanship and Equitation under all 3 judges.

The final show of the 2016 season was September 23rd and 24th in Lebanon, Tennessee and MM Mags Son of a Gun finished the season exceptionally strong with a nearly perfect show. This show we added 19 & Over Hunter Over Fences to his class list. He won all of his classes under both judges both days except for in one showmanship classes where one judge placed him 2nd.wpid-wp-image-1956843960jpg.jpg

MM Mawpid-20170117_103154.jpggs Son of a Gun is an exceptional stallion. He started his show season under saddle with just five months of training and ended his season with 10 months of training, and won more than the majority of his classes. At the Tennessee State POA Award Banquet MM Mags Son of a Gun was awarded the Champion Stallions Award and the Reserve Champion 19 & Over Award. His National Standings are top 10 for All Around 19 & Over and top 5 in Halter Stallions with points accumulated from just two nationally recognized shows. 

MM Mags Son of a Gun is now accepting mares for the 2017 breeding season at Grandview Downs in Eagleville, Tennessee. This stallion has an exceptional mind and trainability. Do not miss this opportunity to breed your mares!


Congratulations Ella

Congratulations to Ella and Lily on a great show today at the 4H No Frills Fun Show.  In just a few short months they have made incredible improvement and came home with a first and two third place finishes. What a great effort they have put in to improve their skills and it showed today. 

A Successful First Show 

Congratulations on a successful first show for Jessica and Dillon yesterday at Walnut Trace Farm. They have been working hard to further their knowledge in dressage and jumping and it has paid off. Yesterday was a combined test show, which consisted of them competing in Dressage and Stadium and they came away with a 2nd place finish in the Stater Division. Great riding Jessica! 

MM MAGS SON OF A GUN Wins at the Final POA Show of the Season

​MM Mags Son Of A Gun and Aelin Johnson couldn’t have ended the season better yesterday in Lebanon, TN. They competed in 10 classes under 2 judges and brought home 17 blue ribbons and one 2nd place ribbon. The show started off with the Halter and Western classes, then Aelin and MM MAGS SON OF A GUN  dubuted in jumping winning both classes, and then finished the day with English flat. It was the perfect way to end the season and build up points for year end awards. Congratulations to them both on their hard work and dedication the past 10 months and congratulations to MM MAGS SON OF A GUN’S owner Trent Tolbert on owning such a fantastic stallion. 

MM MAGS SON OF A GUN is currently taking reservations for breedings for Spring 2017.