The Tennessee Walking Horse National closed entries for its upcoming 84th Annual Celebration on August 2nd. The pre-show entries for the upcoming World Championship topped 2,500 coming in at 2,536. The 2022 total is a 12% increase over 2021.

“I’m ecstatic about our entries this year. Our numbers in 2020 were up 10% so I knew 2021 would be hard to have much of a jump, and was happy to have 10 more entries than the year before. But to have an increase of over 10% this year is very exciting. Everything we watch to get a pulse on the show is trending up this year and it feels like it is going to be a great Celebration,” said Celebration CEO Warren Wells.

The 2022 Celebration will feature four Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association Futurity classes as well as some combined classes that allow futurity nominated horses to participate in both the Celebration class as well as earn their futurity prize monies. The Futurity accounts for approximately 75 of the increased entries at this year’s World Championship.

The number of unique horses also jumped significantly in 2022. There are 1420 unique horses entered at The Celebration compared to 1,320 in 2021, marking an 8% increase in horses competing this year as well.

The 84th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will be held August 24-September 3, 2022.  For more information please visit