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Celebration selects Fun Show panel

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration board of directors has selected Smokey Carswell, Chris Bobo and Dickie Scrivner to judge the 50th Annual Spring Fun Show. The Fun show will be outdoors in Maverick Arena May 20-23, 2020 in accordance with state health and safety protocols. The panel is a blend of experience in Carswell and Bobo with a new face to a Celebration event in Scrivner. 

Carswell has judged all three of the Celebration’s horse shows. Carswell judged most recently the Tunica Fall Classic in 2018, the Spring Fun Show in 2008 and the Celebration in 2003. Carswell also judged The Celebration in 1995 and 2000.  Bobo has judged both the Fun Show in 2013 and The Celebration in 2012, 2016 and 2017. Bobo most recently judged the North Carolina Championships in 2019.

Scrivner is the “new kid on the block” when it comes to a Celebration when it comes to the three-judge panel.  However Scrivner has judged many of the industry’s premier events including the Columbia Spring Jubilee in 2019. Scrivner has also judged on multiple occasions at the Mississippi Charity (four times) as well as judging Woodbury over the 4th of July weekend and the Alabama Jubilee.

“We are very pleased to welcome this great panel to our 50th Spring Fun Show. The trio blends a great balance of experience, knowledge and a new face to one of our shows,” said Mike Inman, Celebration CEO.  As has become a recent trend, the Celebration also named two associate judges, Beverly Carter and Joe Herald, who will judge the first two nights with the official judging panel however their cards will not count in the tying of the class. “We continue to be dedicated to expanding the judging pool and allowing as many judges as possible the opportunity to gain the experience on one of the industry’s grandest stage,” concluded Inman.

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