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Changes Announced For Celebration 2002

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - It is always the Celebration’s desire to listen to and to critique ideas and suggestions regarding their world class event. In doing so after Celebration 2001, several items came up for review.

“We feel strongly about staying abreast of exhibitors’, owners’ and trainers’ thoughts and feelings. By doing so, we can make amendments to fit their needs while we continue to honor the traditions that we have all come to enjoy at our show,” said Bob Garner, Celebration Board Chairman.

After reviewing Celebration 2001 and making plans for the upcoming Celebration, it was decided that special emphasis would be paid to the over 50 crowd. A new Elite Division has been created for them - it’s their time to shine with the following classes:

• Elite Owner/Amateur Lady Riders on Walking Mares or Geldings, Specialty
• Elite Owner/Amateur Lady Riders on Walking Stallions, Specialty
• Elite Owner/Amateur Gentlemen Riders on Walking Mares or Geldings, Specialty
• Elite Owner/Amateur Gentlemen Riders on Walking Stallions, Specialty
• Elite Owner/Amateur Riders on Walking Horse World Grand Championship

While reviewing last year’s new English Trail Pleasure Division, it was decided that the numbers from the classes warranted adding a championship for this division:

• Amateur English Trail Pleasure, World Grand Championship

Additional new classes in the Trail Pleasure Division:

• Amateur Owned and Trained English Trail Pleasure, No Professional Training within 90 Days
• Amateur Owned and Trained Western Trail Pleasure, No Professional Training within 90 Days

Other Changes:

• Class 39 - Plantation pleasure Walking Mares or Gelding, Lite Shod, Specialty, Riders 17 Years and Under
• Class 29 - Park Pleasure Driving, 2 Wheel Vehicle
• Class 75 - Plantation Pleasure Walking Horses, Three and Four Years Old, Lite Shod, Specialty
• Class 28 - Owner-Amateur riders on Walking Mares and Gelding, Five Years and Over

In other changes, the Trail Class has been eliminated, the Park Pleasure Walking Horse World Grand Championship, previously held on Saturday evening, has been moved to Thursday evening, and the Park Pleasure Walking Mares or Geldings, Specialty, Riders 12-17 years, previously held on Tuesday evening, has been moved to Sunday evening.

* Please note that all classes are specialty unless otherwise noted by canter. If you have any questions regarding changes, additions, etc., please call the Entry Office, extensions 106, 133, and 116.

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