In 2005 I "retired" from the corporate life and began my next
full-time life owning and running a horse show barn in Friendsville, TN.
Our lives have many chapters and I've decided to begin a new one.
Effective August 31, 2014 Icon sends a fond farewell to Craig Allen and
Don Sheehan. After more than 10 years of my running a show barn with as
many as 50 horses at a time, I'm ready to retire from this adventure and
simply take care of my own horses.
Chloe Desjarlais will be staying at Icon beginning her own
independent training career. Chloe has been a trainer at Icon since January 2012. Look for her under her new banner Le
Renard, LLC (which means "The
Fox"). If you are interested in boarding and training options please
contact Chloe at:
or call her at 865.603.9582
I'd like to thank all the riders/horses that have come/gone to/from
Icon for your support throughout the years. And a special thank you to
Craig Allen and Don Sheehan! We could not have become a
top show barn without you! Great continued luck to Craig and Don....no
doubt you'll continue to succeed in the future!
Le Renard at
Icon Sporthorses is committed to the training of and caring for the
competitive horse and rider, specializing in hunter/jumper and
equitation. Our experienced trainer conducts individual and group
lessons for intermediate to advanced riders. Our goal is to further
horse activities in East Tennessee through riding lessons, training and
Icon Sporthorses is a private, full service facility
nestled on nearly 70 acres in a quiet town located at the foothills of
the Great Smokey Mountains and is convenient to Knoxville, Maryville,
and Lenoir City, Tennessee. Icon's original 46-stall barn and
indoor arena (90x200) were built in 2000 with many amenities added over
The 47,000 sq. ft. barn boasts a client lounge with
full kitchen; 60 stalls; 8 grooming bays; 2 indoor wash bays and 5
outdoor wash bays; a saddle room which is heated and cooled for the
protection of the leather tack; a trunk room with lockable storage
cubbies for riders' daily items; a hot walker; and 2 apartments occupied
by Barn Manager, Marieke, who conducts
nightly checks on the horses and facility.