Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I'll be at the first show of the season this Saturday at Blue Point Stables in Kingston, TN. I'll be handing out info on The Tennessee Equestrian and taking a few photos but I won't be competing myself this time around....maybe I'll take Django to the May show if he behaves himself after a Winter's vacation.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Three New Prints Offered on Etsy

                                                     Gentle On My Mind 
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The Tennessee Equestrian a Comprehensive Guide for the TN Horse Owner

Well we're off to a good start but we still need your help. Please, let all of your friends, especially those who have horse related businesses however small, know about the TN Equestrian. And also, please, let us know about any shows or events across the state where we can distribute info on the magazine. To make the TN Equestrian as comprehensive as I want it to be, I need to find those small businesses who are more difficult to locate but also the most in need of the wide spread and economical advertising that The Tennessee Equestrian offers.

We are at the beginning but I still need to mention that the cut off for submitting listings and ads is September 1st, 2010. So get them in early. The listings start at just $15 by check or cash (receipt will be provided with all ad/listing purchases) or $18 by credit card (the extra $3 fee is to help cover the expense of providing this convenience to our advertisers.) Full color ads start at just $150 for a credit card size ad. Not only are these prices very much below the average for magazine advertising but they will provide you with an entire year of state wide exposure to your target audience. And we will do our best to insert your ad within the section of the magazine that concerns the type of business you have.

We are also doing something a little bit different. Since The Tennessee Equestrian will be provided free of charge to the public, we need to pay for all of the pages printed. That not only includes the pages paid for with listings and ads but also the many informative and entertaining articles that we hope to include and such sections as a travel guide and listings for non-profits and rescues groups which we'd love to provide for no cost. In order to pay for these pages and provide no-cost exposure for charitable organizations, we are offering page and article sponsorships. If your company purchases a sponsored article or page, you will also receive a 1/4 to 1/2 page, full color ad within the article or on the page stating your sponsorship and also a 1/2 page (for joint sponsorship between two businesses) to FULL page, full color ad (full sponsorship) for your business. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about sponsored articles and pages.

If you would like to receive a brochure and ad/listing application by mail or just want more information on The Tennessee Equestrian, you can contact me, Sande Elkins, at 865.458.1420 or

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Tennessee Equestrian is On-Line!

It's now official; The Tennessee Equestrian website is up and running and we're ready to take your orders for listings and ads!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Blue Point Stables Show Schedule & Info

This comes from my friend, Brandy McDonnell, at Blue Point Stables:

Hello to All!

It is once again the beginning of the show season. In 2010 Blue Point Stables will be hosting several All-Breed Open Horse Shows. We have added some new classes this year and will be giving away High Point awards and ribbons at every show and at the end of the show season. In addition all of our shows this year will be PAC (Paint Alternative Credit) approved by the APHA.

New for this year we are offering membership to the Blue Point Stables Saddle Club. Members will be eligible for our year-end High Point awards. Membership privileges also include reduces show fees, drop-in riding privileges at Blue Point Stables, and free classified ads on the Blue Point Stables website.

I would like to thank Kathy Kear from the Horse Emporium, Sande Elkins from the Tennessee Equestrian and The Valley Co-op for being sponsors this year. We still need more sponsors so if you know of someone who may be interested let me know and I will send you a sponsorship form. Sponsorships can be in the form of monetary or product donations and start as low as $10. For each sponsor you recruit you can earn “show bucks” to be used towards your show tab or at the concession stand during any one of our shows.

Unfortunately, the ugly winter weather that we have endured lately has forced me to cancel the March 6 Schooling Show. Therefore, our first show of the season will be the April 3 All-Breed Open Show. Below I have listed all of the dates for the 2010 show season. You can go to to download a show schedule.  If you are just starting out, needing to school, or just want a fun, relaxed atmosphere to show in then you need to come to one of our shows!

April 3 – All-Breed Open ShowMay 1 - All-Breed Open ShowJune 5 - All-Breed Open Show
September 4 - All-Breed Open Show
October 2 - All-Breed Open Show
October 30 - All-Breed Open Show

Please forward this information to all of your friends!

If I Could Fly

If I Could Fly
The wind of heaven is that which flows between a horse's ears.