SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The 71st Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, August 26 through September 5 will showcase the versatility of the breed with individual demonstrations prior to evening performances. Walking Horse owners and trainers are encouraged to submit a DVD of their Walking Horse performing significant event disciplines that demonstrate their horse's athletic ability or superior training.  These demonstrations will take place in the "Whittlin" Tree Ring" adjacent to the Blue Ribbon Circle on both Preliminary and Championship nights.  Anyone wanting to showcase their horses must submit a DVD to Mr. Jimmy Burton, P. O. Box 1010, Shelbyville, Tennessee 37162.  Mr. Burton may also be reached at 931-684-5915 Ext. 151.  DVD's must be received by July 27, 2009.
"Last year we made a commitment to showcase the versatility of our horse at the 2009 Celebration.  The Tennessee Walking Horse has tremendous athletic ability and we want everyone to see these horses perform extraordinary tasks and maneuvers," stated Dr. Doyle Meadows, Chief Executive Officer of the
Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.