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Celebration Makes Statement On NHSC Status

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has released the following statement regarding the status of the National Horse Show Commission.

"The Celebration is very interested in all issues regarding the future of the NHSC. The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association’s proposal to form a new umbrella organization is being studied carefully by The Celebration Board of Directors and staff. The Celebration is equally interested in how this proposal affects not only the NHSC, but also the Kentucky HIO and other sanctioning bodies across the country. In addition, The Celebration is interested in how any proposed changes would affect current NHSC-sanctioned shows throughout the United States. The dynamics involved in these issues can and will have a lasting effect on the future of the entire industry. As the world championship show of the breed, The Celebration strives to live up to its commitment to the S.H.O.W. initiative of sound horses, honest judging, objective inspections, and winning fairly. With that in mind, The Celebration will remain very interested until these issues are resolved and has not committed to any proposal by any group at this point in time. At an appropriate time, The Celebration will make an informed decision as to whom it will seek a sanctioning agreement. This decision will be based solely on which sanctioning body will provide the best opportunities for exhibitors to compete for world grand championships at our show."

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