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Celebration Judging By The Numbers



The 77th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration concluded on September 5, 2015 with the crowning of I Am Jose at the World Grand Champion for the third consecutive year.  It was also the third consecutive year that I Am Jose was the unanimous choice of the judging panel.

This year's judging panel of Jennifer Bingham, Derek Bonner, David Landrum, David Sisk and Sam Sorrell have a combined 17 years of Celebration judging experience.  Bingham, Landrum and Sisk were back in center ring for the second consecutive year.

At this year's event the panel tied the winner unanimously 91 times in the 196 class schedule, 46% of the time.  In addition the panel tied the class unanimously on both first and second place horses 31 times and tied the class unanimously 1-2-3 nine times.  In 2014 the winner was tied unanimously 83 times and in 2013 there were 63 unanimous ties.

Landrum tied first the eventual winner of the class 170 times while Bingham and Bonner tied the winner 162 times.  Sisk tied first the eventual winner 155 times and Sorrell did so 133 times.

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