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Southern Distinction, Southern Pride, Southern Elegance....Classic City Clydesdales!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

WELCOME TO CLASSIC CITY FARMS

A QUICK DISCLAIMER:
Classic City Clydesdales is a family owned and operated breeding farm where the primary focus is breeding quality Clydesdale horses for work and show.  We have invested not only the time in research, but also the copious funds necessary to institute an impeccable breeding foundation.  We are not a "production breeder!"  We do not breed to inundate the market with un-saleable horses.  We do have "occasionally" a horse that can be placed inexpensively due to old age or physical limitations.  But, keep in mind when you shop with us that "bargains" are not our forte.  Also, we do not AND will not sell horses to inner city carriage companies or individuals looking to use one of our animals solely for financial gain.  If you do not have the financial means to properly care for one of our animals or the interest in learning everything there is to know about taking care of a Clydesdale horse then we are not your supplier. SM

WELCOME TO CLASSIC CITY......


HOME OF 

CLASSIC CITY CLYDESDALES & CLASSIC CITY HIGHLAND COOS

Thomas's Trudy the Select
Grand Champion Mare, Raleigh 2013

 
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GDHA - 4 Horse Hitch 2013
 Our dream started in 2001 with the purchase "at sale" of a Clydesdale stud colt named Sampson.  We fell in love with this noble breed and it is our sincerest hope to improve the quality, longevity and hardiness of the Clydesdale horse,  through well planned breedings and careful stewardship. We have searched all over Canada, the US and Scotland for our stock and in our opinion have acquired some of the best blood lines available.


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Bogton Barnaby, Scottish Import and Champion producer

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Shannon & Macon Martin at the GDHA Spring Show 2013

It is a "family affair" at Classic City Clydesdales.  Shannon Martin oversees the day to day operations on the farm alongside Mark Martin, and Felipe Tenorio.  Each team member plays their part and brings to the farm a unique set of skills and ideas.  


Felipe is indeed our "horse whisperer!"  Felipe has a natural love of our horses and works daily with our foals, yearlings and young stock.  When they leave our farm they are sociable, well handled and truly enjoy their human experiences.  He is quiet and solid and we are lucky to have him here on the farm.  


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Felipe and Silas hanging out together....his puppy!

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Freddy learning a little patience early.

Felipe and his son Johnathan (a future Horse Whisperer) helping at the show!


BREEDING....


At Classic City Clydesdales we have three breeding stallions, Bogton Barnaby,  Zorra Highland Captain and Toll-Gate Masterpiece.  Each stallion is a genetic powerhouse with strengths that enhance each of our mares.  Our boys pass on temperament, feet, hair and beautiful toplines as well as monster front ends.  Each of our mares have been carefully researched for breeding soundness as well as show potential in their own right and each mare is carefully matched to our stallions to enhance their fine qualities.

Here at Classic City it is our utmost wish to improve the breed by selecting impeccable mares and then improving them by way of the stallion.  A mare at Classic City is treated as the Rock Star she is.  They receive the best feed, best care and best housing money can buy.  We've often been told that people wish "they" were a Classic City Clyde!   Our mares are our foundation; without them, there would be no "US!"

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Orma and her 2013 filly ODella

SHOWING.....

We try to attend a number of shows during the season.  2013 will be a quiet year for Classic City Clydesdales as we are under a large amount of construction with the new barn being erected.  Please pardon our dust as we prepare for the 2014 show year and the 2015 World Clydesdale Show in London Ontario.

Our horses show in hand, in harness and under saddle.  The Clydesdale horse is a very versatile breed that can excel in many different disciplines from Western to English and even Dressage.  Of course each horse is an individual and suited to each discipline as he/she is put together.  When showing we try to take each horses attributes into consideration and select events that will showcase their individual talents.  Captain is my Western guy, while Arthur is more suited to the English events and Trudy is a stellar hitch mare who would be best suited to Saddle Seat.  We start evaluating each horse from birth based on conformation, temperament and movement.  
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Shannon & Maple Hill Lance's Captain 
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Mark making sure everything is "just right!"
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Getting Barney ready to go!
If you are interested in learning how to prepare and show your Draft horse we can help.  


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Shannon is available for individual or group instruction on Decorating, Halter Showmanship, Harnessing (harnessing lessons are on an individual basis and can only be done at the farm.)  and Draft Show Etiquette.  Contact us at classiccityclydes@yahoo.com for rates and availability


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SALES....

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Classic City Clydesdales has  2013 foals available for purchase to great homes.  We are expecting 9 foals in 2014.  Contact Shannon Martin for more information.


OUR TARA...

Classic City Farms is situated on 187 Acres of pristine North GA hill country just outside of Athens, GA.  It is a mix of pasture land and wooded trails with a fully stocked 3 Acre pond and 1/2 mile on the Apalachee River Shoals.  It is truly a horseman's dream and we are lucky to call it home.  

Classic City Farms has a brand new, state of the art, fully functional breeding barn with 18 14x14 regular box stalls, 4 14x20 brood boxes, a hot/cold wash rack, multiple turn out pastures and 6 miles of riding/driving trails.  We are contemplating opening up 6 stalls in the lower barn for select boarders of the Draft Horse persuasion.  If you are interested in a truly unique boarding experience, please contact us at your convenience.  SM


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