"The Celebration joins with its friends in the saddlebred industry in mourning the deaths of two great ambassadors of the American Saddlebred, four-time World's Champion and two-time Five-Gaited World's Grand Champion CH Wild Eyed and Wicked and CH Meet Prince Charming. The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration was honored to have Wild Eyed and Wicked on exhibition for our delighted walking horse fans during the 2002 Celebration. The malicious injuries inflicted on these and the four other horses are inexcusable and our hope is that those responsible will be brought to justice swiftly and that the other horses can return to good health quickly."