The Tennessee State Fair announced today that a new sand equestrian arena will be built to hold equestrian events at the Tennessee State Fair this year.
“We are thrilled to have the addition of an equestrian arena to hold several different equestrian competitions and events throughout the fair,” said John Rose, chairman of the Tennessee State Fair Association. “It is a great opportunity to bring state-wide competitors together to showcase their horses and talents.”
Some of the equestrian competitions and events will include:
- Barrel racing
- Classic hunter jumper, English and Western competitions
- Hippotherapy clinic (therapy treatment utilizing equine movement)
- Miss Mule Day Tanna Norman will be on-site with her mule
- Equine clinic for all disciplines of riding
- Roping competition
- Gypsy Vanner Show (Renaissance-style showmanship)
- Tennessee Mounted Patrol with their horses and flags
- 4-H Open County Youth Horse Show
The equestrian competitions and events will be held in a new sand equestrian arena at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds that is currently under construction. The ring will use more than 140 tons of sand and will include a warm-up area.