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77th Celebration Announces Judging Panel



The 77th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will be judged by the veteran group of Jennifer Bingham, Derek Bonner, David Landrum, David Sisk and Sam Sorrell.  The five-judge panel has judged the Celebration a combined 12 previous times.

Bingham, from Crittenden, Ky., will be making her sixth appearance at the historic show grounds in Shelbyville, Tenn.  Her previous judging assignments came in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.  Bonner, from Mooresboro, N.C., will be making his second appearance with the first coming in 2013.  Landrum, from Franklin, Tenn. will be making his third appearance in the big oval.  Landrum first judged The Celebration in 1980 and then made his second appearance last year.

Sisk, from Columbia, Tenn. is judging for the second consecutive year after making his debut as a judge at The Celebration last year.  Sorrell, from Lexington, Ky., will be judging for the fourth time.  His three previous assignments came in 2005, 2007 and 2009.

Celebration Chief Executive Mike Inman offered the following comments about the judging panel.  “I feel strongly that this panel is one of the most respected and qualified ever to mark the cards at The Celebration.  Based on the multi- day shows we have seen so far those abilities will be tested as I anticipate the most competitive 10 days that we have seen for several years.”

The 77th Celebration will be August 26 – September 5, 2015 at the Calsonic Arena and Celebration Outdoor Arena on the show grounds of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.  I am equally excited about some of the changes and additions to this years’ class line up along with new special events and activities scheduled to take place during this years’ Celebration.  New traditions and fun will be begin in 2015. Those announcements will begin next week,” concluded Inman.
 

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