In 2015, the non-profit Friends of Franklin Parks broke ground on a multi-purpose equestrian arena designed to accommodate a range of events.
The Tractor Supply Co. Arena at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm now hosts professional arena polo matches and instructions, horse shows of all kinds, and other public events including the two-day Pilgrimage Festival that attracts top musical talent and thousands of fans.
In addition to the construction of the arena, Friends of Franklin Parks also built a public restroom and concessions facility and restored the historic 23-stall mare barn and infrastructure to accommodate national events.
Warm-up Ring: 105’x170′
Footing: Professional-grade mixture of Quarter Down and Sand that can be compacted or loosened, depending on event requirements.
Stalls: 23 Permanent Day-Use Stalls
Fenced Paddocks: Can be used for horse trailer parking and temporary horse stalls:
South Paddock #1: 250’x320’ (approximately 33 trailers)
South Paddock #2: 100’x150’ (approximately 50 temporary stalls)
North Paddock: 160’x280’ (approximately 14 trailers)
East Grass Berm:
Terraced Spectator Seating for 368 people + (18) 10’x10’ tents or (9) 10’x20’tents
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Terraced Spectator Seating for 688 people (with no tents) West Grass Berm: (28) 10×10 tents or (14) 10’x20’ tents Concessions & Ticketing Building with climate-controlled rest rooms Scoreboard Tower with judge’s platform and digital timer.