Skip to content

Celebration and Chamber to Promote Activities



The Celebration Association and the Chamber of Commerce have joined efforts to promote Celebration 2011. Officials of both groups indicate a concentrated effort will be made to promote two primary initiatives. First, businesses will be encouraged to promote the Celebration-2011 with signage of all types.  Secondly, decorations such as bunting, flags and ribbons will mark the start of the 73rd Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in businesses and homes throughout the area. 

Harold Segroves, long-time business leader and Celebration Association member will chair a committee with other Association members that provide leadership in the area of decorative appointments for businesses.  Walt Wood, CEO of the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, along with a group of Chamber Ambassadors will promote signage at all available businesses.  Mr. Segroves said, “It is important for us to welcome our visitors to the Celebration as well as re-introduce to our community the Celebration and encourage them to join the excitement.”  Mr. Wood indicated “the financial contribution of local horse farms, horse owners and horse show fans is overwhelming.  The 2010 Celebration was great and 2011 promises to be even better, but we need the community not only to welcome our visitors but participate in the Celebration.”  Local businesses will be made aware of the promotion opportunities as they are developed and introduced to Shelbyville and Bedford County.

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration takes place each year during the 11-days and nights prior to Labor Day.  It is the premier event for the Tennessee Walking Horse, during which the breed’s World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse and some 33 other World Grand Champions are crowned.  It is a festival event, encompassing exciting classes in competition where more than $750,000 in prizes and awards are given.  Other activities include a barn decorating contest, a trade fair and a dog show.  The 73rd Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is scheduled August 24 – September 3.  For more information, visit www.twhnc.com.

 

More Stories

  • NCCWHS class schedule changes

    The North Carolina Championship, scheduled for Oct. 4-6, has made the following changes to their class schedule... Read More
  • Obituary – Burl Dale

    Burl Jacob Dale entered into eternal life Tuesday, September 18, after a courageous fight with heart disease. He recently celebrated his 82nd birthday... Read More
  • Columbia honors its own

    Columbia’s mayor Dean Dickey proclaimed Sept. 20 to be Gen A' Mighty Day following the horse’s recent World Grand Championship victory at the Celebration, making the horse the fifth World Grand Champion to hail from Columbia... Read More
  • Latest Issue September 24 18

    Read More
  • A Mighty Strong Finish

    Going into the coveted World Grand Championship class Saturday night, Sept. 1, the field was somewhat wide-open for contenders riding for the biggest prize of the show. The preliminaries had given several horses a chance to shine, a few surprises emerged, and the judges were spread out with their opinions throughout the week, as was the crowd, demonstrating stiff competition. Read More
  • Oxford, NC show rescheduled

    North Carolina's PPWHANC Show scheduled for Oxford,N.C. on September 15th has been rescheduled; the new show date is September 29th with the same class schedule as previously presented.  Read More
  • #900 never to return to Celebration competition

    At the 79th anniversary of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, Bill Callaway and Gen’s Black Maverick rode into the ring on the last Saturday night to a roar of applause and cheering, and they exited the ring in the same fashion as they claimed the title of 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Champion... Read More
  • Obituary – Pat Kirk

    Pat Kirk, 89, of Purdy, Missouri entered into eternal rest on Tuesday September 11, 2018 while at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.  Read More
  • Obituary - Burl Dale

    The Report has recently learned of the sudden passing of Burl Dale on September 18, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 22 at 2:00 PM at Camp Yonahnoka in Linville, North Carolina. Read More
  • Allen honored with Evan Lloyd Adamson Humanitarian Award

    The Celebration and the Adamson family are proud to announce the 2018 winner of the Evan Lloyd Adamson award, Connie Allen, director of office operations for The Celebration. Read More