HorsePlay

Local band Double Shot will perform at the Bolo Club in Sherwood for HorsePlay’s Trail Ride fundraiser on Saturday. From front left are HorsePlay board members Loretta Christian and Susan Finger. In back are Double Shot band members Andy and Lee Huffer.

HorsePlay will host its big fundraising event, “HorsePlay’s Trail Ride,” today through Sunday at the Bolo Club, 738 Sinking Cove Road, Sherwood.  

The event will start today at 2 p.m. and run through Sunday at noon.

The fun will include a trail ride of the countryside, a live auction and HorsePlay’s yearly barn dance featuring the band Double Shot.

All proceeds will go to HorsePlay to help support its therapeutic riding program for children with mental or physical challenges.

There are plenty of spots to camp, so bring your horse trailers, RVs, tents or you may choose to rent a cabin. For information on Bolo Club rentals, visit theboloclub.com.

Horses will also be available to rent for those who don’t have a horse or a way to haul one. Riders may choose to go on the guided trail or explore on their own.

For information on horse rental, trails, parking and more, call 931-598-0702. Those who prefer not to ride are welcome to attend and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.

Bingo cards are $5 on Friday or $20 for five cards with great prizes to be presented.

Cornhole will be available all weekend for fun family or team activities.

Fishing will be available for those with a TWRA fishing license. Bring your own canoe or kayak to glide down the beautiful Sinking Creek.

Double Shot will perform in the barn loft on Saturday and concessions will be available to purchase.

Home-cooked food will be prepared on site with chili and fixings served tonight for $10 per person.

On Friday morning, a tater-tot casserole will be available with a drink for $10 per person and supper will feature beef or vegetable soup with fixings for $12.

Saturday morning’s breakfast will consist of burritos for $10, and supper will be barbecue with fixings for $12.

Sunday morning’s continental breakfast is $10.

To register for this event, contact Loretta at 931-434-1291, email tigersplace1@gmail.com, call Susan at 931-455-5221 or email nojack@lighttube.net.

About Double Shot

The Double Shot band consists of Lynchburg natives Andy and Lee Huffer, who have been performing since 2018.

While Double Shot plays country and western music, they play everything from Merle Haggard to Usher as well as crowd favorites like Luke Combs and Alabama.

“We just want to continue to grow,” Andy said. “Our goal is as long as we’re growing and moving forward, we’re accomplishing what we want to accomplish.”

Lee said his end goal is to be able to perform on countrywide and worldwide tours.

Playing events like HorsePlay’s fundraiser is a chance for the Huffer brothers to give back to the people who invested time in them and to keep themselves in touch with their roots.

They said they love playing music and are excited to play for a cause that will help kids enjoy an experience they don’t get often.

Andy and Lee said they are excited to play at the Bolo Club as they get the chance to perform in a barn, which has been an idea they’ve wanted to do.

“Getting to play in a loft is going to be something cool, and I can’t wait to see all the kids,” Lee said. “I don’t know what to expect, but I can’t wait to see what we got ourselves into.”

HorsePlay Inc.

HorsePlay Inc. is a nonprofit organization at 815 Westside Dr., Tullahoma.

The organization provides recreational horseback riding opportunities for children with mental or physical challenges.

The organization’s goal is to help students build muscle strength and coordination, develop relationships with horses and people and to have fun along the way.

The program is operated and certified under the guidelines of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.

For more about the event or HorsePlay, visit www.facebook.com/horseplayinc/ or email horseplayincorporated@gmail.com.