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The Celebration Partners With Gulf Coast Charity And Music Festival



The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration® and Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show have partnered and will host the 2012 Gulf Coast Charity Celebration April 26-28 in Panama City Beach, Florida.  The Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show was started in 1998 and has run consecutively for 13 years on the last full weekend in April.

The Celebration will manage the horse show and make all the decisions regarding the show portion of the event.  The Gulf Coast Charity Celebration will be the first of three Celebration events in 2012.  The Spring Fun Show will be held in May and the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will be held in August.  Celebration CEO Dr. Doyle Meadows will serve as show manager of the Gulf Coast Charity Celebration.  Todd Fisher will assist Meadows.  Fisher has been with the Gulf Coast Charity since its inception in 1998.

“We are excited to partner with the Gulf Coast Charity and look forward to helping revitalize one of the premier showcases for the Tennessee Walking Horse,” said Meadows.   The Gulf Coast Charity will continue to participate, advertise, promote and market the event in Northwest Florida and Panama City.

“We look forward to the owners, trainers and exhibitors coming back to the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches and joining us and supporting the efforts of The Celebration to experience a fresh new version of fun in the sun.  We want to continue the World’s Greatest breed of horses at this premier event in northwest Florida.  Mark your calenders.  You do not want to miss this!,” said Fisher.

“It was imperative that the Gulf Coast Charity remain involved in the horse show.  They have always done a fantastic job getting the support of the local community and have put over $750,000 in the hands of charities as a result of the 13 previous years of the horse show.  This partnership would not have been possible without the efforts of board members Todd Fisher, Ben Lee and local volunteers,” concluded Meadows.

The Celebration® and Gulf Coast Charity intend to continue giving to charities and will explore the option of picking a national charity with branches in both the Shelbyville and Panama City communities to support.  The horse show will feature three nights of Walking Horse competition and will allow both exhibitors and fans the opportunity to enjoy the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” and entertainment of Panama City Beach and surrounding communities.

More information regarding the Gulf Coast Charity Celebration will be forthcoming including sponsorship opportunities, stall rentals, class schedule and hospitality options.  Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the 14th Annual Gulf Coast Charity Celebration, now managed and operated as a Celebration horse show.

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