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No horsing around, Conway’s love Arabians


Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

By Barb Jeffers

At Conway Arabians of Chatfield, Minn., it is all about the horses. The work, the travel, the lack of sleep, the joy…. It is all about the horses, Arabian horses to be exact.

Peter and Lori Conway own Conway Arabians, and according to the business website, www.conwayarabians.com, the mission of Conway Arabians is “to breed, raise, and train, the finest Arabians and Half-Arabians in the world” which is what the owners and staff at Conway Arabians work toward each day. Peter’s daughter, Anna Zaffke, a highly regarded equestrian herself, is the farm manager and oversees those daily activities.

Lori Conway loved horses as a little girl, and owned her first horse in 1969. She started showing at a young age and through 4-H, started judging horses as well. She excelled at judging to the extent that by the age of 17 she was awarded a National Champion in judging at the 4-H and Arabian horse competitions and has continued to elite status in her field. Lori has received many accolades for her work, not only in judging but also as a horse trainer, instructor and showing horses to many National Championships.

Lori still rides and gives some lessons, but her life is more diversified now. The primary focus is judging horse shows in the U.S. and abroad, breeding their mares, handling the stallions for collection, foaling between 6-14 foals a year, managing horse shows and marketing the CA horses. She is involved in many club activities such as President of the MN Arabian Horse Association (MAHA) and Treasurer of the Arabian Professional & Amateur Horse Association (APAHA), which keep her very busy.

Peter enjoys his time in the barn watching the horses work and playing with the youngsters. Although he is busy as CEO of Halcon Corporation (www.halconcorp.com) in Stewartville, Minn., he is able to find time to volunteer his time as well. He is President of the Arabian English Pleasure Association (AEPA), where he was instrumental in having over $150,000 in prize money awarded to two classes at the US Nationals; a first for the Arabian breed. In addition to that, he is Vice President of the MN Arabian Horse Breeders (MAHB). He is in charge of the stallion service auction which has totaled well over $300,000 year after year.

When entering the office of Conway Arabians, the trophies, awards, and ribbons .....
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New Chatfield convenience store will be built “Kwik”

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

A new Kwik Trip will be built in Chatfield, Minn. in the near future, giving residents and visitors a more convenient Kwik Trip store to stop and top off their tanks. Mr. Hans Zietlow, Director of Real Estate for Kwik Trip, Inc. stated, “Yes, we a ..... 
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Kids love to “Learn & Play”

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

Two things children love are to learn and to play. Two things parents want are for their children to be safe and well-cared for. At Learn & Play Daycare in Chatfield, Minn. parents and children get what they need. Learn & Play Daycare was open ..... 
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Benefit for the Jeche family

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

Several months after a severe car accident friends and family of the Dennis Jeche family are putting together a benefit to help with expenses. Dennis, Brenda, and Ashley Jeche were involved in a the car accident in Goodhue County on October 20, 2012 ..... 
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Adourn will “funk your junk”

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

A new boutique has arrived on Main Street in Chatfield, Minn. that has many people excited to “funk their junk.” The name of the store is Adourn {furniture rehab} and is located at 218 Main Street in Chatfield. The store is filled with old furn ..... 
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Chatfield Napa store has added hardware

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

The Napa Store located at 103 1/2 Division Street NW in Chatfield, Minn. has begun selling hardware store related items along with car parts and accessories. The business began selling hardware items in November of 2011, and have made room for many ..... 
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Chosen Valley Threads has relocated

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Features

Chosen Valley Threads in Chatfield, Minn. has changed locations after being located in the previous building for 13 years. Mat and Lisa Vaupel took over as owners of Chosen Valley Threads in May of 2012, which was then located at 217 S. Main Street ..... 
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JAC’s Bar and Grill opens in Chatfield

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Features

JAC’s Bar & Grill has opened in Chatfield, Minn. Jeff and Candi Hare opened their new business beginning October 1, 2012. The business is located in the former TaCade’s building on Main Street in Chatfield. Jeff and Candi have been very busy, wo ..... 
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Country moves to town

Mon, Jul 30th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Features

Farm families of Fillmore County put a large amount of effort into making the Fillmore County Fair a success each year. The Hopp family of Chatfield, Minn. is one of these families. Doug and Heather Hopp of rural Chatfield and their children put t ..... 
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