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Brownland Farm Horse Shows


Adam Sklansky - Spring I

Isabella Griffin - Spring I

Katherine LeBlanc Grand Prix - Spring I

Kelli Mullen - Spring I

Michael Tokaruk - Spring I

Isabella Griffin - Spring II

Kelly Mullen - Spring II
Photos by Lili Weik

Earlier this year, Brownland Farm, Franklin, Tenn., put in a new jumper ring and jumper schooling ring with TruTex Arena Footing. The new footing was well tested by the multiple spring rains and held up to expectations. TruTex Equestrian Footing consists of different variations of specially formulated textile patches and fiber strands, designed to be mixed with sand to enhance the surface quality for the horse and prevent common footing problems. So with the new footing installed and tested, Brownland was ready for horse show exhibitors to try out the new arenas.

First was the Brownland Farm Spring I, April 20-24, 2022. Highlights of the show were the $30,000 Brownland Grand Prix, the $7,500 Welcome Stake 1.35m, and the $10,000 Brownland Farm Hunter Derby.

Thursday’s $7500 Welcome Stake 1.35m was the first Welcome Stake of the show season to give the TruTex Footing a test run. Adam Sklansky and Hakini (Ellen Walker, owner) jumped to the win, also winning an air vest from Helite.

Following in second was Ideal De La Couturelle with Macie Atwood; Voigtsdorfs Quonschbob (Gail Dady,owner) and Bree Rosales placed third; and C’est Lumpi with Chloe Desjarlais rounded out the top four.

On Friday morning, while enjoying breakfast specialties from The Puffy Muffin Bakery in Brentwood, Tenn. under the pavilion, spectators watched 25 entries compete in the $10,000 Brownland Farm Hunter Derby. Kelly Mullen and Billy Balou (ETA Equestrian, LLC) earned the highest score and the blue ribbon. As Ever, owned by Ella Trotz and ridden by Naomi Gillen (trainer David Pelligrini) finished in second, and Kyle Muckler piloted A La Carte (Lynn Parker, owner) to the third place spot. Kyle Muckler was also fourth with Ciribati (Mary Wickman, owner). Winning the $150 check for top scoring Non-Professional was last-to-go Isabella Griffin on Diacasir (Ashley Hayden Morrison, trainer).

The Spring I $30,000 Grand Prix was the first Grand Prix on the brand new Trutex Arena Footing.  Michael Tokaruk of Collierville, Tenn. was back with his winning ways, taking the blue ribbon on Inca. In addition to being awarded the custom cooler, their names will be added to the David Q. Wright Perpetual Trophy, which showcases the winner of the first Grand Prix of each season. Laura Linback and Cendatus PS rode to the second place finish and third place went to Augustin Rosales and Cupertino. Fourth place went to Thursday’s $7500 Welcome Stakes winner, Adam Sklansky and Hakini.

The $1,000 Brownland Pony Hunter Derby saw nine riders competing, with the title going to Khloe McSwain and her Falling Moon Front Page. Penelope Sugg and her Sunshine Kid were in reserve (David Pellegrini, trainer).

The Brownland Farm Spring II followed on April 27-May 1. For the second week in a row, Adam Sklansky and Ellen Walker’s Hakini won the $7500 Welcome Stake. In second was Katherine LeBlanc and MTM Vinze with Bree Rosales riding Gail Dady’s California PJ to third. Fourth place went to Macie Atwood and Ideal De La Couturelle (who was second the first week).

Kelly Mullen made a sweep of both weeks’ Hunter Derbies taking first again on Billy Balou in the $10,000 Brownland Hunter Derby – over 35 entries in the class. Ciribati (Mary Wickman) and Kyle Muckler finished in second; Kelly Mullen and Corina (MJ Hollingsworth) were third; and Roger Turner rode Persistence (Denise Short) to the fourth place ribbon. Isabella Griffin got another $150 check as she rode Diacasir to the top non-pro score in the Hunter Derby for the second week in a row.

The Welcome Stake proved to be a decisive warm-up for Katherine LeBlanc as she and MTM Vinze were the $30,000 Spring II Grand Prix winners over 17 entries. Adam Sklansky and Hakini rode to second in the Grand Prix, and Bree Rosales rode Voigtsdorfs Quonschbob (Gail Dady) to third place.

Amy Krebs and Hamilton were Junior Hunter Champions and were second in the Junior Hunter Classic 3’3”/3’6”.

The Pony Hunter Classic drew 13 entries, with Sophie Ferrara and Gabbana in first place and Penelope Sugg and Sunshine Kid in second.

The Junior Hunter Classic 3’3”/3’6” drew 19 entries with Isabella Griffin and Heaven’s Dream coming out on top.

Many thanks to Lili Weik for sharing her great photos. Find more information about Brownland Farm Horse Shows at: and find full results of both shows at

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