2013 Fiesta Farm Spring Horse Show

Spring flowers on the viewing deck at Fiesta Farm

Spring flowers on the viewing deck at Fiesta Farm

Fiesta Farm will host its annual 2013 Spring Horse Show on April 27th and 28th at it farm in West Knoxville.  The show is themed to replicate some of the fun features of the Devon Horse Show in Devon, PA held at the end of May each year as a charity for the Bryn Mawr Hospital.  In honor of the Devon show, Fiesta Farm’s well know snack bar will feature food typically to be found at Devon: home made, luscious layer cakes; crustless tea sandwiches (egg salad, cucumber, cream cheese and dill, PB&J, etc.); lemon chillers; homemade lemonade and specialty teas.   The show will also host a TACK SWAP and vendors like the PLAID PADDOCK and DIXIE LEE NURSERY.

Classes at the show will feature the Equitation Elimination, to be held Saturday mid-day, and the Equitation Extravaganza on Sunday.  There will be a full complement of   Hunter and Equitation classes for Beginner Riders as well as classes over fences and on the flat for Ponies, junior as well as adult riders on horses, plus classes open to all riders, including professions.  Hunter classes are judged classes in which the efficiency and smoothness of the round coupled with the suitability of the horse or pony to the rider are judged.  Equitation classes are judged purely on the rider’s skill in executing the required course of fences or tests without jumps in “flat” classes, in the smoothest and most classic position.  The horse is not considered in these classes including the two featured Equitation classes of the show in which the winner will receive an engraved trophy and special ribbon and the rider’s trainer will receive a gift certificate for a dinner out.  The last series of events on Sunday’s schedule will be Jumper Classes scored on jumping accuracy and faults, with time being the deciding factor in the case of rounds with equal numbers of faults.  Jumper classes are not judged but scored and so are not subjective in any way.

The judge for the event will be Shelby French, and employee of the United States Hunter Jumper Association in Lexington, KY.  Ms. French is working on her USHJA/USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) judges card.  This show is a sanctioned member of the local East Tennessee Hunter Jumper Association.

Spectators are welcome to attend.  The show will run all day, both on Saturday and on Sunday.  On both days the show will start at 8:30 a.m.  For more information, please see the links below or email spk@fiestafarm.com.

Fiesta Farm on-line entry blanks at:


Spring 2013 Prize List (in pages) Fiesta Farm Prize list in PDF format

http://ushja.org United States Hunter Jumper Association

http://usef.org United States Equestrian Federation

http://theplaidpaddock.com The Plaid Paddock

http://www.devonhorseshow.net The Devon Horse Show