The Celebration® has announced that a total of twenty classes will be split at the 72nd Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.   One class, the Two-Year-Old Walking Stallions, will be a 3-way split.   Dr. Doyle Meadows, CEO of The Celebration, along with Entry Office Manager Margaret Eakin are very pleased that the numbers in these twenty classes supported the splits.  “Many of our classes remain stable, and we are pleased to have over 3200 entries for this year’s Celebration,” Meadows noted.

Eakin stated that the addition of approximately 20 new classes this year received strong support.  “The Flat Shod Division continues to grow across the nation, and we added approximately 15 classes to that division in response to that growth.   Entries in those classes were very good and it was necessary to split two of them.”  

On the first Saturday night, August 28, 2010, the Aged Stallions will qualify for the honor of competing for Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Champion honors. 

Entries competing in the Aged Stallion qualifying classes are as follows:

Class 85A Walking Stallions, Five Years and Over, Over 15.2 (Canter)
NYPD – Kenny Compton
Command Again – Chad Williams
Puttin’ Cash On The Line – Joe Fleming
Johnny Ritz – Joe Cotten
A Major Tsunami – Joe Cotten
Jazz ‘N’ Ebony – Josh Walls
Gin And Juice – Dick Peebles
Absolute Proof – Bill Callaway
PGA – John Allan Callaway
Showboat By Skywatch – Charlie Green
Keeper’s Candy Man – Larry Edwards
Sky Miles – Jimmy McConnell
The Golden Sovereign – Tim Smith

Class 85B Walking Stallions, Five Years and Over, Over 15.2 (Canter)
He’s The Whole Shabang – Greg Bryant
Jose’s All Pro – Steve Hankins
The Coach – Billy Gray
Don Diego – Joe Cotten
Rowdy Rev – Bill Bobo
John F.K.’s Pusher – Dick Peebles
Push Me Bold – Dick Peebles
Impressive Motion – Larry Latham
More Of The Major – John Allan Callaway
Show Boat’s Pitt Boss – Donnie Jones
Star – Chad Baucom
He’s A Weekend Warrior – Knox Blackburn
Up For Parole – Jimmy McConnell