Animal Care at Dolly Parton's Stampede in Pigeon Forge

We are honored to work with over 32 majestic horses and our other animal performers. We pride ourselves on providing the best care for all of our four-legged stars of the show. Having animal care specialists on-site twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, is one of the many ways that we show our commitment to the safety and well-being for all the animals in our care.

horses grazing in field

Every day our horses are groomed before and after each show. They end their day pampered by being bathed and brushed before bedding down for the night. Their rider companions also play an important role in their care. Our rider performers perform several of the grooming duties each day as well as participate in the exercise that our horses receive daily on-site. This helps form the bond between them and develops the needed trust and understanding as they depend on each other during show performances.

Our on-site stables and barn provide a safe and caring environment for all interactions. At the stables, our team of on-staff experts lovingly provide daily care to our animals. We also rotate our equestrian performers to off-site facilities throughout the year where they are turned out to pasture. This ensures that all horses have the needed space to roam, rest, and relax, contributing to their healthy, enriched lives.

We provide twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week veterinarian access and regular health screenings and preventative care.

By partnering with the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine to provide all of our veterinarian services, we ensure that all of our animals have access to the highest level of care. We are a USDA licensed facility and exceed all their regulations and guidelines and receive an annual certification.

It is always our top priority to provide a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for the animal stars of our show.

"I am very proud of our trainers, staff and the quality care our animals receive from the veterinary staff of The University of Tennessee."

horses receiving veterinary care