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Nashville Tennessee Equine Community Events and Activities

The equestrian community in and around Nashville, Tennessee, offers various opportunities for horse enthusiasts.

There are numerous equestrian centers and boarding facilities in the Nashville area that offer boarding, training, and riding facilities for horses

Nashville and the surrounding areas host various equestrian events throughout the year. These events encompass different disciplines, such as dressage, show jumping, rodeo, ranch horse, and breed-specific shows. Some popular events include the Brownland Farm Summer and Winter Series, Nashville Classic Horse Show, and Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville.

For an exciting annual event to attend as a spectator, the Iroquois Steeplechase is a highly anticipated and prestigious event in the Nashville area. Held at Percy Warner Park each year on the second Saturday in May, it attracts thousands of spectators. The event features several races, including the featured race known as the Iroquois Steeplechase. Participants compete over a turf track and navigate various obstacles, such as fences and ditches, throughout the course.

For trail riding enthusiasts, there are numerous parks and trails in the vicinity of Nashville that allow horseback riding. Percy Warner Park has equestrian trails and offer scenic riding experiences.  Peeler Park in the Madison area of Nashville is a great centralized location to meet friends for a scenic ride.  The Natchez Trace Parkway, located just outside of Nashville, also has equestrian-friendly trails.  The Buffalo Trail ride to the west and East Fork Stables, and Big South Fork Recreation Area to the east offer camping and riding at its best.

Joining local equestrian organizations and associations can provide valuable connections, resources, and opportunities within the equestrian community.