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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 hosts professional arena polo matches and instruction, horse shows of 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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Arena: 150’x300’
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
– OR –
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

For more information, visit the Tractor Supply Co. Arena website here, or contact us at info@friendsoffranklinparks.org.