ABOVE: Kirk Webby riding Brando du Roet was the 2018 champion. // PHOTO BY LILI VIA MUSICCOUNTRYGRANDPRIX.COM
Brownland Farm, a Franklin equestrian center wrapped by the Harpeth River between downtown Franklin and Fieldstone Farms, is playing host on June 1 to thepresented by .
The event is Middle Tennessee’s premier Olympic-style equestrian jumping competition. All proceeds benefita locally based nonprofit that offers therapeutic horseback riding programs for disabled young people.
Gates open at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Competition begins at 4 p.m. Brownland Farm is at 1155 Hillsboro Road, Franklin TN 37069.
General Admission: $15 (children under age 10 get in free)
- Front Row table for 8 (gourmet buffet and open bar) $1,600
- Second Row table for 8 (gourmet buffet and open bar) $1,400
Cabanas: Private 10’ x 10’ cabanas are available by reservation ringside for $300 (includes 8 arm bands). Bring your own food / beverages
The event has raised more than $1.8 million during the past 30 years.
Tractor Supply Company is “Grand Champion” sponsor. Additional sponsors include Jackson National Life Insurance Company; Pinnacle Financial Partners; Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant; The Yellow Porch; AIG; Beaman Automotive Group; Brasfield & Gorrie; Kay and Richard Francis; Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC; HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health; Lipman Brothers ~ R.S. Lipman Company; Nutrena; Southern Land Company; Tennessee Titans; Wells Fargo; Grabbagreen; The Crichton Group; Crowe; Diversified Trust; Envision Healthcare; Franklin Horse Supply; Franklin Synergy Bank; Beth and Sam Harwell; Ingram Entertainment, Inc.; Lithographics; Market Street Enterprises; Jack Daniel Distillery; R.C. Mathews Contractor; Renasant Bank; Studio Bank; and Brownland Farm.
About Saddle Up!
Saddle Up! is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides therapeutic riding programs including Adaptive Riding, Therapy Services (including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy), Advanced Rider Equestrian Club, and Equine Assisted Learning, Interactive Vaulting, and Alumni Transitions Program. Since 1991, Saddle Up!’s education and outreach programs have made a measurable impact in the lives of Middle Tennessee youth from 11 counties, with more than 50 types of documented disabilities. Saddle Up! is the largest and oldest Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Premier Accredited Center exclusively serving children and youth. Annually Saddle Up! serves more than 200 children who ride weekly, from age 2 through 24, year-round, at the 34-acre Saddle Up! farm in Franklin. To learn more, please visit saddleupnashville.org.