10/18/14: Check out the Hosted Clinics page....there are several new clinics being offered for 2015. The list is just being established so check back to see what additions have been made......Rhonda




Welcome to Le Renard at Icon Sporthorses

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:

Chloe@Le-Renard.training 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 education.


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 years.


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.