2022 Winner Follow Me ridden by David Jennings, Photo by Patricia Branan-Wendell

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (May 25, 2023) – The Music Country Grand Prix, a premier Olympic-style equestrian jumping competition benefiting Saddle Up!, will take place Saturday, June 3, at Brownland Farm in Franklin. Spectators and patrons of the Grand Prix have the opportunity to witness nationally ranked show jumpers and Olympic hopefuls from across the country compete for the $50,000 purse.

Since 1990, the Music Country Grand Prix has raised $1.9 million in support of Saddle Up!, the only PATH International Premier Accredited Center in Middle Tennessee, changing the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through the power of equine-based programs.

For the 18th consecutive year, Tractor Supply Company will demonstrate their generous support for the program and community by serving as the “Grand Champion” sponsor.

“Tractor Supply is thrilled once again to demonstrate our commitment to Saddle Up! and the program’s riders, horses and volunteers,” said Trina Hayes, who serves as the board president for Saddle Up!, a Music Country Grand Prix co-chair, and the director of Merchandise Planning at Tractor Supply Company. “The Music Country Grand Prix continues to bring the equine and equine-assisted therapy communities together, and through this event, we are honored to support the lifelong impact of the Saddle Up! mission.”

The public is invited to attend this event and participate in the silent auction, which can be accessed at MusicCountryGrandPrix.com, along with additional information on tickets.

Event Timeline:
2:30 p.m. – Gates, Silent Auction and People Prix Open
4:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremony Featuring Flag Presentation With Saddle Up! Riders and Honoree Recognition
4:30 p.m. – 35th Annual Music Country Grand Prix

Sponsors include Tractor Supply Company, Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Brasfield & Gorrie, Brown, Burns & Associates/Merrill, Kay and Richard Francis, Hastings Architecture Associates, HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health, Lipman Brothers ~ R.S. Lipman Company, Nutrena, Panattoni Development, Rittenberry Family Trust, Tennessee Titans, Wells Fargo, Westhaven Homes, Diversified Trust, Franklin Saddlery, Gensler, Beth and Sam Harwell, HUB International, Ingram Entertainment, Inc., Lithographics, Market Street Enterprises, Asurion, GS&F, Studio Bank, FirstBank, Lineage Bank, MP&F Strategic Communications, and Brownland Farm.

Contact Knox Brewer at Saddle Up! at (615) 794-1150, ext. 320, or kbrewer@saddleupnashville.org with any questions about the event or for more information about becoming a sponsor.

About Saddle Up!
At Saddle Up!, our programs make a profound, lifelong impact on the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and mental abilities of our participants. For over 30 years, Saddle Up! has used the power of the horse to transform the lives of children and young adults with over 50 different documented disabilities. At our 34-acre farm in Franklin, Tenn., riders ages 2–26 are transformed by participating in our eight year-round programs. To learn more, visit www.saddleupnashville.org.