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Franklin Saddlebreds and Riding Academy, LLC Welcome Chris Carrick and Mary Lou Mann






Franklin Saddlebreds and Riding Academy, LLC are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Carrick and Mary Lou Mann as trainers/instructors.  Franklin Saddlebreds and Riding Academy are owned and operated by David and Karla Landrum and their daughter Lindsey.  Larry Taylor oversees the farm management.  The duo is very excited to take the positions and they look forward to the promotion of the Saddlebred and Hackney pony in this Saddlebred historic area.

Carrick  is a long time Saddlebred trainer.  He worked under the tutelage of Redd Crabtree in his 20’s.  He then opened his own Carrick Show Horses in the early 90’s.  His journey has since taken him to upstate New York to work for Tom and Maureen Auacherbush at DarMour Manor. Most recently he was the assistant trainer to Paul Boone at Boone’s Farm and Stable in Concord, NC.

Mann also has a long history in the Saddlebred and Hackney world.  She grew up in eastern North Carolina riding and showing Hackney ponies and then graduated to Saddlebreds.  In the early 90’s, she accepted a position at Cleveland Park Stables in Greenville, SC., as a trainer and instructor under the direction of the late Carol Greenwell.  For the past 10 years she has owned and operated Breakway Farm, Gaffney, SC. Both are active members of UPHA, ASHA & USEF.

The Landrums welcome Chris and Mary Lou and everyone looks forward to rejuvenating the Saddlebred in Middle Tennessee.  "We will concentrate on training of show horses and ponies as well as building a strong academy program.  We are open for business and ready to accept horses for training and sales", stated David.

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