Skip to content

Celebration announces splits




The Celebration has just announced the classes it will split for the upcoming Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, which kicks off Aug. 21 and runs through Aug. 31. Ten classes have been split with A and B divisions and one class, the Two-Year-Old Walking Stallions, will have three sections. 

“Not only do we have large classes that required splits we also had quite a few right on the cusp,” said Celebration CEO Mike Inman, who also announced yesterday that entry totals are up slightly from last year. “This speaks to the incredible talent we’re going to be seeing at this year’s show.” 

Serving as the headliner in the news regarding the splits of course is the breakdown of entries for the aged stallions on the first Saturday night of the show. Entries in the aged stallions preliminary, class 79 sec. A are as follows: Jose’s Power Broker and Keith Blackburn for Dan and Susan Erwin, Jose’s Thunderstruck and Scott Beaty for Barron Witherspoon, Star Of Ritz and Casey Wright for Herb Murrath, He’s Unleashed and Chad Williams for Virginia Stewart, Hey, Tomcat and Jamie Lawrence for Roy and Joan Wester, Bourban Street I and Chad Way for Duke Ingram, A Cowboy Casanova and Nick Price for Sarah Coffee Burks, Putt For Dough and Bill Cantrell for Cantrell and Powell, I’m Mayhem and Rodney Dick for JoAnn Dowell, and Jose’s Cold Chills and Jimmy McConnell for LaRue, Ann and Bart McWaters.

Sec. B for class 79 also features 10 entries, includes the following: Woodford and Justin Harris for the Andrew Family, Master’s Razzle & Jazz and Herbert Derickson for the Alan Riddley Family, The Darkest Hour and Tyler Baucom for Teresa Kincaid, The Iron Door and Alan Price for Sarah Coffee Burks, Jose’s Red Rock and Chris Helton for JimBo Conner, Gus Malzahn and Rodney Dick for JoAnn Dowell, Border Run and John Allan Callaway for Gayle Holcomb, Fly Dragonfly and Jimmy McConnell for Barnes & Farris, My Shockwave and Jimmy McConnell for Bill and Karen Bean, and I’m Lombardi and Gary Edwards for Henry and Peggy Metcalf.

The complete list of splits are as follows: 
Class 26 — O/A Two-Year-Old Walking Stallions
Class 30 — O/A Novice Lady Riders on Novice Walking Mares or Geldings
Class 51 — Three-Year-Old Walking Stallions
Class 70 — Three-Year-Old Walking Mares
Class 73 — Two-Year-Old Walking Mares
Class 79 — Walking Stallions, Five Years and Over (Canter)
Class 91 — O/A Four-Year-Old Walking Mares or Geldings
Class 109 — Two-Year-Old Walking Stallions (A,B,C)
Class 117 — O/A Two-Year-Old Walking Mares or Geldings
Class 122 — O/A Three-Year-Old Walking Stallions
Class 126 — Three-Year-Old Walking Mares or Geldings

More Stories

  • ReporTV Interview with Clay Sanderson

    In the interview that follows, Clay Sanderson shares his thoughts after winning the Show Pleasure Mares and Geldings class with He's Primetime on Friday evening... Read More
  • Latest Isssue 8 24 19

    Read More
  • ReporTV Interview with Gardner Family

    In the interview that follows, Dickie, Cheyanne and Dakoda Gardner share their thoughts after Score Diamond In The Ruff won his third world championship at the 81st annual Celebration... Read More
  • Swift-moving Saturday morning cools down while competition REMAINS HOT!

    A slightly overcast sky that cooled things down a bit was a welcomed part of the environment for Celebration show goers Saturday morning, Aug. 24 — and the grounds felt alive and well, as did the action inside the Calsonic Arena... Read More
  • Youth Spotlight: Landon Coffey

    The following Q&A took place between Landon Coffee and Walking Horse Report editorial director Sadie Fowler... Read More
  • ReporTV Interview with Emma Wright

    In the interview that follows, Emma Wright shares her thoughts following her World Championship acclaim with Extra Special Jose in the Youth 11 & Under Mare class for the second year in a row. Read More
  • Latest Issue 8 23 19

    Read More
  • Rowdy crowd really turns up the heat Friday morning

    Twelve classes showed in front Celebration spectators Friday morning, Aug. 23 and entertained a lively group of spectators. In fact, the heat inside the Calsonic Arena was hotter than it had been so far this week with a hearty group of fans cheering loudly class after class. Half of the morning’s classes were dedicated to the youth riders of the industry... Read More
  • Live action art … PHOTO OPS ENCOURAGED!

    There’s a new addition to this year’s Celebration grounds and anyone who likes taking photos or loves social media needs to check it out! The exciting new feature can be found hanging on the big brick wall outside the Celebration office and folks won’t miss it as they walk by, thanks to the eye-catching piece of art made by Crystal O’Neal, owner of Paint with Pizazz in Shelbyville, Tennessee... Read More
  • First Friday night match-ups keep crowd entertained

    Keeping with tradition while adding an extra special twist, the first Friday evening of the walking horse industry’s annual August tradition kicked off Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. in Maverick Arena with 13 classes prepared to show in front of the judging panel tasked with evaluating the 81st edition of the show... Read More