Horse biz moves to HValley

After many years in Lenoir City, Michael and Jennifer Cole Carr have moved their family-owned and operated business, Topline Equestrian, to Hardin Valley to be closer to customers.

“Most of our customers live in West Knoxville, Farragut, Hardin Valley, and so it was a little bit of a drive for everybody,” said Jennifer, trainer and manager. “We decided to move there to be more convenient to where our customers are.”

Topline Equestrian, established in 2009, is a full-service hunter, jumper and equitation training business offering boarding and riding lessons for students of all ages and experience levels. The Carrs purchased the new facility, 1413 Cooper Lane, on the Farragut-Hardin Valley line, April 24.

“We are so excited about our new location and beautiful facility,” Jennifer said. “We look forward to meeting new clients looking for a family-friendly environment to board, learn or participate in summer camp.

“I feel Hardin Valley has grown in these past years, and we have a family and two small children — those schools are really, really good,” she added. “Getting them into that school district was really important to us.”

The site also has the advantage of being centrally located.

“Topline Equestrian is known for tailoring lesson plans that help riders achieve their goals in a safe, positive environment, and we plan on contributing to the growth of equestrian sports in Knoxville through lessons and teams,” said Jennifer, who has more than 17 years of experience as a trainer for children and adults. Michael oversees the barn operations and care of horses and grounds. 

Jennifer said the move has been a long time coming, as they had looked “for probably 10 years” before finding the land.

Besides the convenience, the new 11-acre facility, previously known as Fiesta Farm, allows an expansion of her services and training, she said. The new site offers 27 stalls, full-care boarding, a 140-by-240-foot competition-sized ring with full jump course, a smaller beginner ring, wash stalls with hot and cold water, full-time on-site staff, heated tack rooms, individualized feeding programs, secure fencing, daily turnout, trailering and access to regular veterinary and farrier services. 

The facility gives the Carrs an additional riding ring and 12 more stalls. “So, that gives us the option to have a lot more boarders and horses for training that we didn’t have room for at our old facility,” she said.

Hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 321-303-2105, e-mail to, visit online at or follow Instagram @toplineeq