Brownland Farm is not only host to 10 Premier horse shows steeped in tradition (with several running for more than 25 years) and bursting with vibrant competition, it is also steps from some of the south's best dining, shopping, live music, and hotels. It's a place your whole family will enjoy!
Franklin, Tennessee promises to provide you tons of things to do when you aren't showing. Let's start with its amazing restaurants - over 200 within 5 miles from the farm, not to mention all the choices 15 minutes into Nashville. Who doesn't like to go shopping? Shopping in Downtown Franklin is an experience all its own as it boasts the #1 Main Street in the country, filled with local shops and a fantastic theatre. There are also Cool Springs and Green Hills shopping options featuring some of the best national brands and retailers. Do you claim to be a weekend (or Monday) golf warrior? There are two courses 1-2 miles from Brownland! Are you a history buff? There are dozens of civil war sites and tours minutes from the show grounds waiting to be explored. Celebrity spotting - Yep, we've got that too! In addition to the surrounding places to visit, Brownland Farm and its sponsors welcome Exhibitors each week to parties and social gatherings.
The 2017 show season at Brownland Farm kicked off March 11 with our first No Frills show which we have renamed "Snow Chills I". Entry forms and time schedules as well as all other pertinent forms for the April No Frills shows and the first 4 Premier shows are now available under the horse shows tab.
With over 17 hotels in the Cool Springs area alone (within 5 miles from the show grounds), there are hotels to meet everyone's needs and budgets. Below are 4 of Brownland's Official Host Hotels
Cool Springs Residence Inn by Marriott 615-778-0002 - Pet Friendly
Courtyard by Marriott 615-778-0080
Hyatt Place 615-771-8900 - Pet Friendly
Hampton Inn & Suites 615-771-7225
Along with the convenience of hotels so close to the horse show, you will not be at a loss when it comes to dining choices. Here are our favorites!
Sperry's - known for a great happy hour with amazing appetizers like prime rib sliders. The atmosphere is cozy. The wine list is extensive. It is a very nice dining experience, and the owners are horse people so they welcome (actually love) people to come straight from show in their show clothes!
Cool Cafe - as convenient as it gets when you want to leave the show grounds for a quick & delicious bite to eat. You can walk or bike across the street if you choose...it's THAT close! Known for blending fine southern food with made from scratch cooking for a scrumptious and hearty meal for lunch and dinner. On Friday and Saturday nights, the restaurant transforms into a steak house from 4pm-10pm. Bar service available.
La Hacienda - in the same center as Cool Cafe, across the street from the show grounds, La Hacienda serves authentic Mexican fare for lunch and dinner. They have been a fixture in Franklin and Middle Tennessee for over a decade.
Jack and Jameson's Smokehouse - located just 1 mile from the farm, this restaurant is the melding of the minds between a well-known Nashville restauranteur and two creative-minded actors with a love of music and good food. You never know who will drop in and there is scheduled live music every Tuesday night. If you are a microbrewery fan, there are over 23 local microbrews on tap and many of the menu items are locally grown and raised.
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