The $25,000 Brownland Farm Hunter Derby Finals are almost here!!! One more chance to qualify during the Autumn Country Horse Show (Oct. 19-23). The qualifications are: a HORSE must have either completed at least 3 of this year's Brownland Farm Hunter Derbies or won one. Check the list to see if your horse has qualified!
Arendelle, Casino Royal, Cassiopiea, Cavalli, Contemporary, DSH Anka, EZ Go, Enticement, FairFax, Fig Street's Duchess, Fortuny, Gotham, High Life, Honor, Hoylake, Let's Talk, More Optimistic, NF Rutchspun, Petra, Privilege, Scout, Tomcat, Troubador, Tybee, Waterford VDL, Westeros, White Lightning, Whoopie BD, and Why......that's 29 qualified!!!!!
Now, there's an even bigger list for ALMOST QUALIFIED. If you have a horse on the list below, don't miss the Autumn Country horse show because you only need one more Brownland Farm $5000 Hunter Derby to qualify for the $25,000 Derby Finals, held the following week during the Autumn Classic!
After Dark, Amara, Berlinka, Beyond Time, Calandra, Camiros, Carlson, Carrida, Casanova, Catango V, Cavaletta II, Cooper River, Corbin, Cornetto Royal, Devout, Dream On, ES Cassini Grand, Emperador, Ezra, Fable MTF, Freedom, Homeboy, Homepage, Just D'O, Just Right, Lex Toccino, Limbo, Lisaro, Lord Baltimore, Mamba, Mateo, Nadia, Nixon, No Doubt, Partly Cloudy, Patriot, Persistance, Player, Pop the Question, Primera, Right On, So Goes It, Special, Stanford, State Hill, Sun Kissed, Suntrust, Third Day, TJC's Champaign, Up Front, VDL Opportunity Knox, Volonte, Whitny, Winter White, and Zersina
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 delicious bite to eat, while still waiting for your division to start. You can walk or bike across the street if you'd like. 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.
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 - Our newest restaurant in Franklin, and 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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