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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.

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Chatfield takes no position on distribution of Rochester sales tax

Fri, Mar 15th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield City Council at their March 11 meeting decided not to take a position for or against House File 476 which seeks to add cities to receive a share of the Rochester area local sales tax. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. Legislation p ..... 
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Hamilton ~ Zieser

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Ryan Hamilton and Ellie Zieser, both Chatfield residents, were engaged in Denali National Park Alaska. Ryan works for Alliant Energy in Chatfield (lineman). Ellie works for Rochester Public Schools (special education teacher) at Churchill Elemen ..... 
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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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Upgrades for cable TV administrator

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield City Council at the February 25 meeting, granted two requests submitted by the city’s cable TV administrator, Craig Manahan. Mayor Don Hainlen was absent. The Personnel Committee and the Cable Access Board had recommended approval ..... 
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Laura Joanne Zeccardi

Wed, Feb 27th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Laura Joanne Zeccardi, 28, of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Fairview. Laura was born to parents, Alan V., and Linda J. Zeccardi in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Jan. 5, 1985. Lau ..... 
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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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Chatfield’s Early Education system is a succesful program

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge School board members of the Chatfield district met on Tuesday, February 19 to discuss a variety of topics, but one that attracted a lot of attention was Chatfield’s Kindergarten and early education program. Superintendent Ed ..... 
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Chatfield recognizes growth opportunities

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

City Clerk Joel Young discussed Mayo Clinic’s vision for the future at the February 11 meeting. Mayor Don Hainlen was absent. Mayo Clinic announced recently an ambitious plan for investment in future growth. Young suggested Chatfield make plans ..... 
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