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Celebration makes plans for Adult Pony WGC to return



Requirement for 10 entries to bring world grand championship back

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration recently made plans to split the amateur pony and 15.2 & under world grand championship classes. In 2017, The Celebration decided to combine the two divisions into a single world grand championship class due to a lack of entries in both divisions.

The Celebration received multiple requests to split the two divisions again in 2018 and offer a world grand championship title in each division. Both divisions have been well-attended in industry shows in 2018. The Celebration remains committed to both shortening the time each evening performance lasts as well as strengthening the competition in each of its world grand championship classes.

However, with an increased emphasis placed on measuring entries prior to competition in both the pony and 15.2 & under divisions, The Celebration recognizes the competitive disadvantage a pony, at 60 inches, has competing against a 62 inch horse. As a result, the Celebration will tentatively place the Adult Pony World Grand Championship in its class schedule as class 137A on Thursday evening, August 30th. That class has a 48 hour entry deadline. If the class fails to have 10 entries at the 48 hour deadline The Celebration will remove the championship class and those entries will be allowed to compete in the Amateur 15.2 & Under World Grand Championship, class 141 on Thursday evening, August 30th.

The Celebration will also split the amateur mare & gelding preliminary classes and have both a 15.2 & under class of mares and gelding and a pony class of mares and gelding. The 15.2 & under class will be class 115 on Tuesday evening and the pony class will be class 102A on Monday evening.

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