Skip to content

Celebration, Horse Industry and Community "Steppin Up For The Animals"



In a united drive to aid our local shelters, the Celebration, local tack shops and the Tennessee Walking Horse industry, partnering with businesses from Shelbyville and surrounding areas will come together for the next 14 days to collect much needed supplies. The Celebration has designated a drop off area near Gate A during the show, while The Winner's Circle, Bedford Tack, The Tennessee Walking Horse Museum, Corner Cleaners and Two Sisters Travel Co. will be accepting donated items during their business hours.

While many people assume that those TV commercials fund the humane societies and animal shelters in communities, the fact is that most shelters receive no help from any of the national organizations showing those “sad puppy “ads. In reality it is communities coming together that supply the shelter with funding and items needed for those many unwanted dogs and cats.

In an effort to provide the best possible care for the animals found in our community shelters, folks from the Bedford County Animals Control, Shelbyville Animal Control, Bedford Humane Society and Middle Tennessee Treasure have worked with the horse industry and local businesses to coordinate the collection effort. In the spirit of the “Walking Horse Trainers give back” program the entire horse community and our out of town visitors are urged to “give back” to our community that hosts the World Grand Championship horse show, The Celebration.

Items needed include dog & cat food, cat litter, Adam’s Flea Spray, dog beds, portable folding kennels, dog & cat toys, leashes, collars, bleach, paper towels, bath towels, trash bags, equine pine pellets/shavings, Tractor Supply or Wal-Mart gift cards, or monetary donations. 

Along with the donations campaign, The Winner's Circle Tack Shop will be hosting a pet adoption drive on August 28th through August 30th.

Please support this community effort and “Steppin Up For the Animals”.
 

More Stories

  • WHOA Gallatin Spring Classic Horse Show update

    The Walking Horse Owners Association introduces a new show on Saturday, May 15 at the Sumner County Fairgrounds in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dee Dee Miller from Lewisburg, Tennessee will judge the show... Read More
  • TWHNC welcomes new CEO

    The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (TWHNC) has hired Warren Wells to be its new Chief Executive Officer. Wells will be the fifth CEO in the Celebration’s rich history.  Wells, originally from Bedford County, currently lives in Signal Mountain, Tenn... Read More
  • FAST makes donation to Bedford County Cancer Society

    The Foundation for Advancement and Support of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse, FAST, hosted two Red Ladies classes at their Spring Showcase a few weeks ago. The classes were held in memory of Kathy Zeis who was a founder of FAST as well as a long-time exhibitor.  Read More
  • WHTA Fun Show meetings scheduled

    The WHTA Show Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 26, at 4 p.m. The General Membership meeting will follow at 5 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Blue Ribbon Circle located on the Celebration grounds in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Read More
  • WHTA/Glenn C. Dowell Scholarship applications now available

    The Walking Horse Trainers Association scholarship application is now available. This is a joint educational endeavor with the Glenn C. Dowell Jr. family. Thes scholarships are made possible by the Dowell family's generous donation, making this their tenth year to sponsor... Read More
  • Latest Issue 5 10 21

    Read More
  • Birth Announcement – Jonah Smith Harney

    Jonah Smith Harney was born on Friday, April 23 at Ascension St. Thomas to proud parents Justin and Rebekah Harney. Jonah joins big brother, Jack Harney... Read More
  • Additional money added to the trainer who brings the most horses toWalking For Cancer

    An additional $250 has been added to the $500 reward for the trainer who brings the most horses to Walking For Cancer, scheduled for Saturday, May 8. The total reward will be $750 for the trainer bringing and showing the most horses.  Read More
  • Equine Obituary – The Royal Dollar

    The only bad thing about horses is that they can never live long enough. Sadly, The Royal Dollar was humanely euthanized on April 29, 2021, due to crippling arthritis and other orthopedic difficulties... Read More
  • WHTA Auxiliary to host Money Tree Classic

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary will once again host the Money Tree Classic during the Fourth of July Weekend. The show will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 in Calsonic Arena. Steve Glidewell, Jason Hughes and Johnny Puckett will mark the cards for this year’s event... Read More