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Celebration announces Tunica Fall Classic judges

The Celebration has selected Mike Hilley, David Landrum and Leigh Stuart to judge the 2019 Tunica Fall Classic to be held Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at Paul Battle Arena in Tunica, Mississippi.  A tentative class sheet has been released and can be viewed by clicking here.

“This outstanding trio is fitting for what is shaping up to be an outstanding season ending, multi-day event,” said Mike Inman, Celebration CEO overseeing the Tunica event.

The judges have all worked for The Celebration previously and bring a wealth of experience to center ring. Hilley most recently judged for The Celebration at the 2018 Celebration and previously judged the Tunica Fall Classic in 2014. Earlier this season, Hilley judged the Liberty Lions Club show in Shelbyville.

Landrum has previously judged The Celebration in 1980, 2014, 2015 and 2017. Landrum also has judged major fall shows in 2016 at the North Carolina Championship and in 2018 at the Alabama Jubilee. Stuart previously judged the Celebration in 2013, 2016 and 2018 while also working for The Celebration at the 2017 Tunica Fall Classic.  

For more information regarding the Tunica Fall Classic please visit The Celebration web site a  Once again the host hotel will be the Gold Strike Casino and Resort, a MGM property.  The special horse show rates will again be $49 on weekdays and $95 Friday and Saturday plus fees. To secure these rates call 888-245-7829 and ask for Tunica Fall Classic or promotion code #90093

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