SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has been selected for the “Good Citizen Award” by the Beautification Committee of the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce.

The award is given for significant ongoing contributions to the community.  The text on the plaque goes on to say, “By sponsoring the world’s greatest horse show and hosting numerous other horse shows and events each year, the economic benefit to our area is immeasurable.  Its beautiful grounds are always immaculate and a model to emulate.  The organization permits the use of its facilities for charitable and cultural purposes, promotes beautification projects such as Flowers on the Square, and annually presents ‘A Celebration Christmas’ for all to enjoy.”

“The Celebration is truly a Bedford County treasure,” said committee member Helen Garner.  “They are number one!”

The Good Citizen Award bestowed upon The Celebration is one of three given out by the Beautification Committee.

“We perceive one of our roles in this community is that of a good citizen,” said Celebration CEO Doyle Meadows.  “To be honored for what we feel is our duty is humbling and very much appreciated.”
The Celebration will be hosting it’s annual 38th Annual Spring Fun Show next weekend while the Great Celebration Mule & Donkey Show is slated for July and the 70th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will be held August 20-30 at the Historic Celebration Grounds.

For more information about The Celebration or any event held on The Grounds, go to their official website,