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

  • **Updated Horse Show Schedule

    The Walking Horse Report will provide daily updates to the list of canceled and postponed horse shows... Read More
  • Equine Obituary – Splash Of Gen

    The walking horse industry lost one of its greatest broodmares on Monday, May 18, 2020 with the passing of Splash of Gen. “Mama Splash”, as she came to be known, was born October 3, 1988 at David Landrum Stables in Franklin, Tennessee.... Read More
  • Owner and Exhibitor: Toni White

    The Walking Horse Report salutes our owners and exhibitors. We wish you the best of luck this season! Read More
  • Get the news…FAST

    Hello Tennessee Walking Horse enthusiasts and friends,

    I would like to start off this first monthly FAST, Inc. update by telling you about FAST and our mission. For those of you who don’t know or may not have checked in with us in a while, we have been very busy this year working towards supporting the 2020 horse shows and the walking horse industry.

    Read More
  • Obituary – JoAnn Dowell

    JoAnn Dowell passed away peacefully at age 91 on Monday, June 1, 2020. Born in Huntington, WV to Asa and Olrena Garland, JoAnn attended Randolph Macon Women's College and The Ohio State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology.  Read More
  • Owner and Exhibitor: Benjamin Bowen

    The Walking Horse Report salutes our owners and exhibitors. We wish you the best of luck this season! Read More
  • Putnam County Fair Horse Show canceled

    The Putnam County Fair in Cookeville, Tennessee has been canceled; therefore, the Putnam County Fair Horse Show, scheduled for Saturday July 18, has been canceled for this year. Read More
  • Christmas In July selects judging panel

    Christmas In July has selected their three-judge panel. Robbie Spiller of Shelbyville, Tennessee, Paul Robbins of Rutherfordton, North Carolina and Danny Kistler of Statesville, North Carolina will be marking the cards. The show is scheduled for Wednesday July 1 and Thursday July 2 at the Bedford County Ag Center in Shelbyville, Tennessee, and is slated to start at 5:00PM.  Read More
  • Owner and Exhibitor: Dr. Kasey Kesselring

    The Walking Horse Report salutes our owners and exhibitors. We wish you the best of luck this season! Read More
  • Owner and Exhibitor: Wanda Goodson

    The Walking Horse Report salutes our owners and exhibitors. We wish you the best of luck this season! Read More