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Dabora Sponsorship of Celebration Continues

Posted July 25, 2001
For its thirteenth consecutive year, World Champion Horse Equipment and Walking Horse Report have announced their premier sponsorship of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.

"We are excited and pleased to continue our working relationship with The Report and World Champion," says Ron Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of The Celebration. "They were one of our original three premier corporate sponsors and have maintained their commitment every year since 1989. We are proud to have a company with such integrity as a sponsor."

World Champion serves The Celebration as the official horse equipment supplier and The Report is the official publication of the show. The Celebration is the only national breed championship which offers a daily newspaper dedicated to the event.

David L. Howard, president of Dabora, Inc., stated, "It is an honor for our company to be affiliated with such an outstanding event and we work closely with this quality organization from top to bottom. Ron Thomas, his staff and the Board of Directors do an incredible job and we are glad to support their efforts through our corporate sponsorship. We look forward to expanding our commitment to this organization and appreciate all they mean to the industry."

World Champion and The Report have donated over $350,000 during their thirteen year sponsorship of The Celebration in various ways including a new partnership with the Celebration Gift Shop.

World Champion has two locations on the show grounds during the show as well as their retail store at 730 Madison Street. In addition they have a complete manufacturing operation, a mail order department, and a full service web site,

Jennifer Connelly, general manager, said, "We are proud of our relationship with this world championship event and the wonderful job they do not only presenting a great horse show but their many other contributions to the horse community."

Walking Horse Report is a weekly newspaper that is published and distributed free of charge every day during The Celebration. The Report has been published continually for 30 years and The Celebration is the only horse show that offers a daily paper. In addition, The Report offers a full service web site, - and is publishing complete results immediately after each class at this year's show.

Report publisher Christy Parsons praised the working relationship and cooperation of The Celebration. "It is a major challenge to switch to a daily at The Celebration and we could not do it without the cooperation and support of Ron Thomas and his talented and hard-working staff. We are proud to be the official publication of the show and we take our responsibilities as such very serious. We look forward to continuing to work together with The Celebration."

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