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May 31, 2018

Tractor Supply Company Music Country Grand Prix set to soar in 30th year Benefiting Saddle Up!

by Equestrian Influence

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (May X, 2018) – The 2018 Tractor Supply Company Music Country Grand Prix, Middle Tennessee’s premier equestrian show jumping competition, will take place Saturday, June 2, at Brownland Farm in Franklin.

“We’re looking forward to this year’s Music Country Grand Prix and an afternoon of exciting competition,” said Sarah Ingram, co-chairwoman of the 2018 event with Jennifer Pennington. “This event features the type of riveting show jumping seen at the Olympics. It’s sure to be another thrilling day of fearless and spectacular competition.”

This year, participants will contend for the newly increased $50,000 purse. This purse has increased by $10,000 from last year – aiming to draw a higher level of competitors to this year’s Grand Prix.

In addition to the breathtaking competition, the Music Country Grand Prix includes a Patrons’ Tent with dinner and bar, a specially created “People Prix” in which children (and kids at heart) can test their jumping abilities over custom-made people jumps, and a silent auction with varied and unique items.

This is the 13th year that Tractor Supply Company has been the presenting sponsor for the event.

Event Timeline:

2:30 p.m. – Gates open | Silent Auction opens | People Prix opens

4:00 p.m. – Music Country Grand Prix competition begins

4:30 p.m. – Patrons’ Tent gourmet buffet

General admission is $15; children under 10 enter free.

Since 2005, the Music Country Grand Prix has raised $1.6 million for Saddle Up! the only PATH Intl. premier horseback riding program in Middle Tennessee changing the lives of children with disabilities through the power of horses.

“Saddle Up! provides so much more than just an adaptive pony ride,” said Laurie Kush, executive director of Saddle Up! “Our horses, trained staff, physical, occupational and speech therapists, and over 500 volunteers work with our families to provide individualized lesson plans that target specific gains in mental and physical strength, confidence, focus, and self-worth.”

To learn more or to get involved with Saddle Up! check out the new website at http://www.saddleupnashville.org/.

Music Country Grand Prix

For more information, please visit the website, www.musiccountrygrandprix.com, or contact Saddle Up! Development Director Knox Brewer at 615-794-1150, ext. 320, or kbrewer@saddleupnashville.org.

About Saddle Up!
Saddle Up! is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides recreational therapeutic riding, making a positive difference in the lives of 250 Middle Tennessee youth, ages 2–18, with more than 60 types of documented disabilities. Saddle Up! is the only Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) premier riding program in the Middle Tennessee region exclusively serving children and youth. Each year since 1991, Saddle Up! has served more than 250 children in our programs, which operate year-round at the Saddle Up! farm in Franklin, Tenn. To learn more, please visit saddleupnashville.org or connect with us on social media @SaddleUpNashville.

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