The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration closed entries for its upcoming 85th Annual Celebration on August 1st. The pre-show entries for the upcoming World Championship topped 2,500 coming in at 2,502. Entries in 2022 were 2,536, which was a 12% increase over 2021.  The number of unique horses once again topped 1,300 coming in at 1,352.

“I am thrilled about our pre-show entries again this year. Last year was the first year since 2012 to hit 2,500 entries and the team was so excited when we hit that number this year. I want to thank all of our trainers, exhibitors, and owners for supporting our World Grand Championship Show” said Celebration CEO Warren Wells.

The 2023 Celebration will once again feature the National Futurity classes within the Celebration class schedule. The class schedule includes 14 different classes being split with one of those, Two-Year-Old Stallions, being split three ways. The Aged Stallions class on the first Saturday night will once again be split into an A and B division after not being split in 2022.

The 85th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will be held August 23-September 2, 2023.  For more information please visit