(SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - November 2002) - Officials at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announces changes for the 2003 show schedule.

May 22-24
•Eliminated Grooms on Walking Horses (only three entries in 2002)

•Eliminated Park Pleasure Walking Horses, Amateur Riders (Canter) - (only one entry in 2002)

•Changed the age groups for the youth classes:
1. Owner-Amateur Youth Riders 14 & Under on Walking Mares or Geldings
2. Owner-Amateur Youth Riders 15-17 on Walking Mares or Geldings

•Combined the Show Pleasure Amateur classes into one class:
Show Pleasure Walking Horses, Amateur Riders

August 20-30

•Moved Plantation Pleasure Walking Horses, Four-Years-Old, Lite-Shod (Canter) to a morning session

•The Owner-Amateur Geldings and the Owner-Amateur Mares were combined into Owner-Amateur Riders on Walking Mares & Geldings - (due to low entries in recent years)

•Moved Owner-Amateur Riders on Walking Stallions, 15.2 & Under to the first thursday evening - (It was on a Tuesday evening in 2002 but conflicted with the open class on Monday evening. This change allows both the trainer and the amateur to show the same horse.

Make your plans early to attend the annual Spring Fun Show and The Celebration. Both shows take place on the historic Celebration grounds in Shelbyville.