Originally purchased in the early 1950's, Brownland Farm was a working agricultural farm. In 1963, Margaret “Sissie” Brown began teaching riding lessons to all the local horse enthusiasts. She was also an avid equestrian herself competing in Open Hunter divisions, as well as Horse Trials. In 1969, she married Mack Anderton and the 1st Nashville Charity Horse Show debuted in 1971.
From 1975 until 1989, their horse business moved a few miles away to Moran Road. During this time Brownland Farm developed a reputation for breeding sought after pony hunters. Then with the continued successes of the horse shows, breeding program, and lesson program in 1990 they were back at the current and original location for the horse shows, and in 1992 all of their horses and ponies were to call 1155 Hillsboro Road their permanent home. Five years later Brownland Farm was selected to host the 1997 AHSA (USEF) Pony Finals.
Today Brownland Farm boasts one of the most beautiful horse show grounds in the nation, and remains one of the nations largest privately owned horse show facilities.