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2003 Celebration Daily Schedule Of Events



2003 CELEBRATION
DAILY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

What’s Happening... 

To the visitors of the 65th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, August 20- August 30, 2003, a calendar of what’s happening on and around the Celebration Grounds will help you plan your time with us.  We hope you enjoy the show!!

 

Wednesday, August 20

9 a.m. Celebration Morning Performance
Calsonic Arena – Featuring 11 classes

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  17th Annual Celebration Trade Fair Opens
Calsonic Arena - FREE Admission

5:30 p.m. TWHBEA National Futurity Show
Calsonic Arena - Sponsored by Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel Premier Sponsor Night

Thursday, August 21

9 a.m. Celebration Morning Performance
Calsonic Arena - Featuring 13 classes

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  17th Annual Celebration Trade Fair
Calsonic Arena
- FREE Admission

7 p.m. Kick-off Performance of the 64th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration®
Main Arena - Featuring 10 classes

Be watching for another edition of "Movin' On Down" during the evening performance

Friday, August 22

 9 a.m. Celebration Morning Performance
Calsonic Arena - Featuring 12 classes
 

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  17th Annual Celebration Trade Fair
Calsonic Arena
- FREE Admission

7 p.m. Celebration Evening Performance
Main Arena - Featuring 11 classes

Red Eagle Farms Premier Sponsor Night

Saturday, August 23 

8:30 a.m. All Youth Day – Tennessee Walking Horse Judging Contest
Celebration Grounds

9 a.m. Celebration Morning Performance
Calsonic Arena - Featuring 9 classes

9 a.m. Tennessee Walking Horse Youth
Public Speaking Contest

Calsonic Arena Conference Room

Calsonic Arena

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  17th Annual Celebration Trade Fair
Calsonic Arena
- FREE Admission

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – The Barbecue Cook – Out
Across from Calsonic Arena – Come and eat and enjoy music by Vintage Country 

7 p.m. Celebration Evening Performance
Main Arena -  Featuring 7 classes 

Union Planters Bank Premier Sponsor Night
Presentation of 2002 TWHNC Queen and 1st Runner-Up
Presentation of Youth Judging Contest Winners

Sunday, August 24

7:45 a.m. Celebration Church Services
Main Arena – Calsonic Arena in event of rain.
Sponsored by the Bedford County
Ministerial Association
- Casual Dress

10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 17th Annual Celebration Trade Fair
Calsonic Arena - FREE Admission

1 p.m. - Dog Show – Calsonic Arena
Sponsored by the WHT Auxiliary

TWHBEA 2003 Celebration Clinics
Champions Arena
No- pre-registration;  free admission

10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. – Academy Program – Jane Meredith, Nicole Carswell, Leigh Bennett and Rollie Beard
12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. –
Showmanship at Halter - Leslie Derrickson
(All clinics to be held in Champions Arena on the Celebration Grounds)

7 p.m. Celebration Evening Performance
Main Arena - Featuring 11 classes

Be watching for another edition of "Movin' On Down" during the evening performance

Monday, August 25

9 a.m. Celebration Morning Performance
Calsonic Arena - Featuring 11 classes

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.  17th Annual Celebration Trade Fair
Calsonic Arena -  FREE Admission

7 p.m. Celebration Evening Performance
Main Arena - Featuring 9 classes

Be watching for another edition of "Movin' On Down" during the evening performance

Tuesday, August 26

 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 17th Annual Celebration Trade Fair Continues
Calsonic Arena - FREE Admission

7 p.m. Celebration Evening Performance
Main Arena – Featuring 9 classes

Be watching for another edition of "Movin' On Down" during the evening performance

Sundowner Trailers, Inc. Premier Sponsor Night

Wednesday, August 27 

TWHBEA 2003 Celebration Clinics
Champions Arena
No pre-registration; free admission

9:00 a.m. – 10:50 p.m. – Starting the Versatility Horse Under Saddle – Laurie Toone
11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
– Basic Dressage – Allison Smart
(All clinics to be held in Champions Arena on the Celebration Grounds)

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  17th Annual Celebration Trade Fair Continues
Calsonic Arena - FREE Admission

7 p.m. Celebration Evening Performance
Main Arena - Featuring 10 classes 

Spotted Saddle Horse Exhibition
During evening performance

Comcast Premier Sponsor Night

Thursday, August 28

TWHBEA 2003 Celebration Clinics
Champions Arena
No pre-registration – Free Admission

9:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. – Jumping - Ann Brzezicki
11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. – Understanding the Trail Pleasure Division – Wendy Shaw
(All clinics to be held in Champions Arena on the Celebration Grounds)

10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 17th Annual Celebration Trade Fair Continues
Calsonic Arena - FREE Admission

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Autograph Session with 2002 World Grand Champion Out On Parole and  Rider Steve Dunn
In front of the Blue Ribbon Circle Club

A Celebration Moment
Honoring those who have passed away since last year’s Celebration

During the evening show

7 p.m. Celebration Evening Performance
Main Arena – Featuring 11 classes

Racking Horse Exhibition
During the evening performance

Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association Premier Sponsor Night

Friday, August 29

TWHBEA 2003 Celebration Clinics
Champions Arena
No pre-registration; free admission

9:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. – Starting Colts – Bobby Richards
11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. –
Judging Philosophies – Wink Groover, Judy Martin, Nicole Carswell, Dr. Roger Richards and Ty Irby
(All clinics to be held in Champions Arena on the Celebration Grounds)

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  17th Annual Celebration Trade Fair Continues
Calsonic Arena - FREE Admission

7 p.m. - Celebration Evening Performance
Main Arena - Featuring 10 classes

Rocky Mountain Horse Exhibition
During the evening performance

ENC Premier Sponsor Night

Saturday, August 30

 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 17th Annual Celebration Trade Fair Continues
Calsonic Arena -  FREE Admission

7 p.m. Celebration Evening Performance
Main Arena - Featuring 8 classes 

Saddlebred Horse Exhibition
During the evening performance

World Champion Horse Equipment/Walking Horse Report Premier Sponsor Night

HORSE SALES DURING THE CELEBRATION

Wiser Farm Sale
August 23 - 30, 2003
Wiser Farm Pavilion, Hwy 64 East
Shelbyville, TN
August 23rd: Open Consignment at 10:00 a.m.
August 24th:  Flat Shod, Pleasure, Spotted & Palomino 12:00 noon
August 26th:  Yearling Production at 10:00 a.m.
August 27th:  Yearling Production at 10:00 a.m.
August 28th:  Yearling Production at 10:00 a.m.
August 29th:  Open Consignment at 10:00 a.m.
August 30th:  Open Consignment at 10:00 a.m.

Horse Sales, L.P.
Sales begin at 10:00 a.m.
Sale of Champions Pavilion
Adjacent to the Celebration Grounds
Shelbyville, TN

YEARLING EXTRAVAGANZE
August 26 - 30, 2003

Bridlewood Farm Yearling Production Sale
Friday, August 29th, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.
at Sand Creek Farms Sales
Highway 231 N
Shelbyville, TN

Sand Creek Sales
Saturday, August 23rd, Broodmare Sale starts at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 24th, Park Pleasure, Lite Shod, Versatility, & Western Pleasure Show Horses at 12:00 noon.
Wednesday, August 27th, Yearling Sale at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 28th, Yearling Sale at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 30th, Open/Show Horse Consignment at 10:00 a.m.

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