The judges for the Fun Show held May 26-28, 2005 are:

Nathan Clark - Arab, AL
Herbert Derickson -  Wartrace, TN
Robin Strain -  Athens, AL


SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced it’s judging panel for the 35th Annual Spring Fun Show on Monday.  The list is comprised of three respected members of the walking horse community.
Nathan Clark of Arab, AL, Herbert Derickson of Wartrace, and Robin Strain of Athens, AL have been selected by the Celebration Board of Directors Judges Committee to adjudicate the proceedings at this year’s Spring Fun

Derickson has judged the Spring Fun Show twice before while it will be the first assignment at the event for Clark and Strain.

“I’m very happy with the diverse group we have been able to put together for this year’s show,” said Celebration CEO and show manager Ron Thomas.  “We’ve had a good deal of input from industry professionals and the individuals selected were names we kept hearing.

“It’s another great mix of experience levels,” said Thomas.  “Nathan Clark has worked extremely hard to build a fine reputation as a judge in a short period of time.  Herbert Derickson has judged virtually every major show in the industry and is highly skilled as a judge.  And Robin Strain has come highly recommended after several very good judging performances at very good shows.  The Spring Fun Show has become a wonderful proving ground for many of the top judges in our industry.”

The 2005 Spring Fun Show features an exciting new schedule that gives the show three distinctively different nights of competition.  Pleasure and halter entries will show on Thursday night, Owner-Amateur riders on Friday night, and the Professional Trainers on Saturday night.  The Saturday night performance will also feature a $2,000 jackpot for the high-point professional rider.

The Celebration Spring Fun Show is scheduled for May 26-28 at Calsonic Arena at The Historic Celebration Grounds in Shelbyville.