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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. 

Tennessee State Saddle Club Show

Labor day weekend was the Tennessee State Saddle Club show for Sierra, Scotch, and Tinkerbel. It was a bit of a rough show with Scotch taking a while to settle in and Tinkerbel competing against horses in large classes. Sierra and Scotch competed in Hunt Seat and Ranch that consisted of 15 and 30 riders. Sierra and Tinkerbe competed in Western Pleasure and Trail earning a 6th and 3rd place of over 15 riders. Great job Sierra, Tinkerbel, and Scotch. 

Great Weekend at Brownland Farms

Hannah and Aries Sisterling “Grace” had a great weekend at Brownland Farms in Franklin, TN. This was their second show competing in the 3ft Hunters and they took Reserve Champion with two 2nds and a third place on Saturday! Sunday was a little tougher but they still walked away with 3rd, 4th, and 6th place ribbons. With just a little more work they will be bringing home the blue! Congratulations on a great show! 

A Fantastic Weekend at the Ol South Dressage Show

It was a very successful weekend for Aelin and the One Eyed Wonder at the Ol South Dressage Show in Murfreesboro, TN. They competed in First Level Test 2 and 3 and Second Level Test 1 and 2 earning a 66.719, 66.321, 65. 152, and a 60.152, earning them 3 firsts and 1 second! With these scores they have now earned 4 of their 6 scores towards their USDF Bronze Medal. Over the winter they will be schooling 3rd level to debut in 2017! It has been an exciting adventure for both of them! Aelin would like to send out a big thank you to her sponsors Rutherford Farmer’s Co Op, Promises Kept Stable and Rehabilitation, and Rhinestones N More and Fern Kimmel for their incredible support. 

Success at the POA Eastern Classic

It was another successful show for Aelin and MM MAGS SON OF A GUN. The POA Eastern Classic was a 3 day show and while these two only showed 2 days they still accumulated enough points to earn Reserve Champion 19 & Older Equotation and came in 3rd for the 19 & Over All Around Award. MM MAGS SON OF A GUN continues to show strong in Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle earning and 1st and 2nd place under 3 judges. He came back stronger in Horemanship and Equitation winning both pattern classes under 3 judges. Congratulations to Aelin and MM MAGS SON OF A GUN

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​Meet Blue. He is a 10 year old unregistered Paint. Stands between 14.2 and 15 hands with a huge stride for his size. For the past 2 years he has been owned by an older lady who has been taking dressage lessons on him. Before she bought him he was jumping 2 ft and being ridden by intermediate kids. He would be a great low level Eventing horse as he has a great uphill hand gallop through fields and woods with lead changes and prefers to be out exploring. He gets a bit bored doing only dressage even though in the right hands he could probably do 2nd Level. Easy to adjust his stride. Quiet on the trails but has mostly only been ridden by himself, but I do feel that he would be fine with other horses. 

He does have to stay on Omeprazole daily, which only runs about $60 a month for the generic paste. Wears front shoes.
He is not suited for a beginner, but he would be great for a confident young teenager or adult. With weaker riders he tends to drop his inside shoulder and be resistant about going forward. Typical lesson horse stuff. Not going to buck or rear. He’s a lot of fun for an experienced rider to play with and challenge him mentally. No joint maintenance. Asking $3200 with some negotiability. Located in Spring Hill, TN. Call me at 615-653-9733. 

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Videos from the 2016 Tennessee 4H State Show

Click the link below to see videos of Aelin’s students at the 2016 Tennessee 4H State Horse Show.


Aelin’s Girls Win Big at the TN 4H State Horse Show!

What a fantastic show this week at the Tennessee State 4H Horse Show in Shelbyville, TN. The week started off with the Sierra showing Tinkerbel in the Western Show on Tuesday earning herself 3 Championships, 3 Reserve Championships, a 4th placing, and a 6th placing. They also took the High Point Western Champion Award!
     On Wednesday, Sierra switched horses and showed Scotch in the Ranch show earning Champion in Showmanship, 6th in Ranch Riding of 44, 5th in Ranch Horsemanship of 25, and 3rd in Ranch Trail of 24!
     On Thursday, Hannah, on Aires Sister, joined Sierra to compete in the Hunt Seat Flat Show. In the Junior High division Sierra took home 2 Reserve Champions in Showmanship and Hunter Under Saddle, 4th in Hunter in Hand Ponies, and 5th in Hunter Equitation.
    In the Senior division Hannah took 3rd in Halter Mares and 10 in Hunter Under Saddle of 48 horses! Also in Senior, Ashley on Day Dreamer took home a 9th, a 5th, and a 4th in flat.
    On Friday, all three girls competed in jumping. Hannah competed in the 3ft Hunters for the first time and went home with a 3rd and a 7th of 14 horses. Ashley competed in the 2ft 6 in large pony division and went home with 2 Championships and a Reserve Championship. Sierra, with just 6 months of jumping had a little but of hard luck in the Novice Horse division missing the top 10 placings.
     Overall, it was a great show and I am extremely proud of all three girls and their four horses. They have worked incredibly hard and it has payed off. Congratulations to all of you!
     I want to send out a big thank you to our sponsors Promises Kept Rescue and Rehabilitation, Rhinestones N More, and Rutherford Farmer’s Co Op.