Welcome to the Appalachian Trainer Face Off


We are so exited for 2023!

The Appalachian Trainer Face Off has some big news and a few updates and clarifications for our followers, trainers and future applicants. Learn about 2023 changes here.

Thank you all for applying.

You all have a journey ahead. You all need to learn. We do, too.

Thank to you for believing in this event.

WATCH OUR FIRST SEASON ABOUT HEART OF PHOENIX AND THE ATFO NEW FOR 2021

Thank you to our 2022 SPONSORS:


in 2021, 2,500 attended, 40 horses were adopted through the whole event, 75 horses were trained, $350,000 worth of training was donated and over a MILLION dollars was put into the local economy!

– Tinia Creamer, founder and president OF hEART OF PHOENIX
From LEFT TO RIGHT: BRIANNA IVORY, AM. CHAMPTION – DIXIE MARRESE, YOUTH CHAMPION – ADAM BLACK, PRO. CHAMPION 2021

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