The Park at Harlinsdale Farm
A nationally known horse breeding facility established in the 1930s just north of downtown Franklin, Harlinsdale Farm was purchased by the city of Franklin in 2004, placed under a permanent conservation easement in 2007, and opened to the public shortly thereafter. In 2015, the non-profit Friends of Franklin Parks broke ground on a multi-purpose equestrian arena designed to accommodate a range of events.
The new Tractor Supply Co. Arena at Harlinsdale now hostsprofessional arena polo matches and instructions, horse showsof all kinds, and other public events including the two-day Pilgrimage Festival that attracts top musical talent and thousands of fans.
Included in the Arena project was the addition of a public restroom and concessions facility, the restoration of the historic 23-stall mare barn, and infrastructure to accommodate national events.
Warm-up Ring: 60’x150’
Footing: Professional-grade mixture of Quarter Down and Sand that can be compacted or loosened, depending on event requirements.
Stalls: 23 Permanent Day-Use Stalls
Fenced Paddocks: Can be used for horse trailer parking and temporary horse stalls:
South Paddock #1: 250’x320’ (approximately 33 trailers)
South Paddock #2: 100’x150’ (approximately 50 temporary stalls)
North Paddock: 160’x280’ (approximately 14 trailers)
East Grass Berm:
Terraced Spectator Seating for 368 people + (18) 10’x10’ tents or (9) 10’x20’tents
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Terraced Spectator Seating for 688 people (with no tents) West Grass Berm: (28) 10×10 tents or (14) 10’x20’ tents Concessions & Ticketing Building with climate-controlled rest rooms Scoreboard Tower with judge’s platform and digital timer.