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Spring Fling at ThorSport Farm to showcase gaited breeds

ThorSport Farm will host its second annual Spring Fling Saturday, May 1, featuring Tennessee Walking Horse and American Saddlebred classes. The event, showcasing gaited breeds, will take place from 4 – 10 p.m. at 4024 Barfield Crescent Road in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

In addition to enjoying competition among youth and adult classes, those who attend are encouraged to wear Kentucky Derby hats, to compete in a Derby Day Hat Contest that will go on throughout the evening. The Kentucky Derby will be shown on a large, outdoor projection screen so guests can enjoy “the fastest two minutes in sports” as it unfolds. A food truck will also be on site.

The Spring Fling at ThorSport Farm is affiliated with S.H.O.W; the T.W.H.B.E.A. International High Point Program; and the W.H.T.A. Rider Cup. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Youth Villages and the Tennessee State Veterans Home at Murfreesboro. For more information, call ThorSport Farm at (615) 895-8850.

ThorSport Farm South, located in Murfreesboro, Tenn., is an equestrian haven for horse owners, their families, trainers and riders to fulfill their passion, enjoyment and love for horses. Recognized for its sense of community, exceptional facilities and world-class care, ThorSport Farm South is home independently owned horses of various breeds including, the Tennessee Walking Horse, Quarter Horses, American Saddlebreds, Welsh, Shetland ponies and Thoroughbreds. With 78 stalls, ThorSport Farm South features heated barns; automatic waterers; Purina feed; fresh hay grown on site; 10 paddocks/pastures; four riding arenas, including a climate controlled indoor arena; an outdoor riding track treated with EquiClear dust-control surface coating; a covered Round Pen featuring ThorTurf dustless footing; a spacious lobby/lounge area that includes an eating area, kitchenette, and second- story viewing mezzanine that overlooks the lobby and arena; two laundry rooms, three feed rooms, three tack rooms, and six heated wash stalls; 24/7 access for boarders; and surveillance cameras in operation 24/7. ThorSport Farm North, located in Sandusky, Ohio, is private, and features the same amenities on a smaller scale.

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