Skip to content

Celebration Polygraph Tests Wrapping Up

Celebration CEO Dr. Doyle Meadows (left) meets with Robert Campbell at The Celebration offices.  Campbell, a retired Federal polygraph examiner, has administered examinations to judges, industry inspectors, and show management. (TWHNC Photo)

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – Polygraph examinations for Celebration show management, judges, and industry Designated Qualified Persons are slated to be completed on Wednesday, October 15 with the information gathered to be reviewed by Celebration officials.

The testing procedure was part of an overall plan designed to ensure the integrity of the show, the health and safety of participating animals and compliance with the Horse Protection Act.

Robert Campbell, a retired certified Federal polygraph examiner and a past president of the Tennessee Polygraph Association, has been conducting the examinations over the last two weeks.

“All of the individuals that afforded themselves for this opinion-based procedure did so voluntarily,” said Campbell.  “I am hopeful that information arising from the examinations will be helpful to The Celebration in the development of policies and procedures as well as potential rule changes within the industry that could further their efforts in dispelling any negative opinions regarding the fairness of the Celebration competition.”

Campbell’s questions range from general questions to set a baseline to questions with direct relevance to each individual’s job performance at The Celebration.

Celebration officials said the testing procedure should continue to bolster confidence in the overall integrity of the event.

“Our board of directors feels these tests are a positive statement regarding the integrity of our event and adding another layer of confidence and transparency to our exhibitors, ticket holders, and the outside world,” said Celebration CEO Dr. Doyle Meadows.  “I am confident this exercise will go a long way toward accomplishing that.”


More Stories

  • WHOA announces banquet date

    The Walking Horse Owners’ Association would like to announce that the WHOA Annual Awards banquet will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022. Read More
  • High Point Trainer of the Year

    Read More
  • 2021 Readers' Choice Ballot

    You don't have to be a member of anything to vote for your favorite horses, exhibitors, trainers and shows in The 40th Annual Walking Horse Report Readers' Choice conducted by The Walking Horse Report... Read More
  • Obituary – Gilbert Miller

    Mr. Gilbert Miller, 89, prominent Richmond, Kentucky businessman and developer, and the widower of Evelyn Rose Miller, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021. Read More
  • FAST provides industry update

    In 2021, the walking horse industry has experienced a generally successful year for our show horse including an increased number of horse shows and sustained entry numbers at the 2021 Celebration.  As we enter into the final quarter of the year, industry organizations and leadership are turning their attention toward the 2022 year.   Read More
  • Obituary – Lined With Cash

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lined With Cash. He passed this afternoon of an apparent cardiac arrest.  This 25-year-old son of WGC Coin's Hard Cash out of the great Gen's Silver Lining has sired currently 1238 offspring who hold close to 400 World Titles. Read More
  • Obituary - Chester Marbry

    The Report has recently learned of the passing of long time walking horse owner, Chester Marbry. A full obituary will he posted as it becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Marbry family during this time. Read More
  • WHOA announces new show venues for 2022

    The Walking Horse Owners Association would like to announce that WHOA will sponsor the “Southern Belle Walking Horse Show” scheduled for March 10-12, 2022. The event will be held at the Georgia Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers, Georgia 30013. Read More
  • Latest Issue 11 22 21

    Read More
  • Obituary – Joel Roper “Huck” Moss, Jr.

    Joel Roper “Huck” Moss, Jr., husband of Peggy Ann Moss for 56 years, died November 17, 2021, after an extended illness. Mr. Moss was born on April 8, 1942, to the late Joel Roper “Bubba” Moss, Sr., and Margaret Gardner Moss.  Read More