Skip to content

Germantown Charity Horse Show Kicks Off This Week



The Germantown Charity Horse Show (GCHS) kicked off on Tuesday night this week for their 66th annual edition.  The Walking and Racking Horse classes will begin on Thursday night.  This year’s show features a full schedule of Walking Horse classes from the Classic Park Pleasure, Country Pleasure, Lite Shod, Trail Pleasure and All Day Pleasure division.  Charlie Brown of Princeton, Kentucky will judge the Walking and Racking Horse classes.

In order to attract the top pleasure horses, the GCHS is affiliated with Riders Cup and is offering top prize money, including a $1,500 All Day Pleasure Championship, $1,500 Country Pleasure Championship, $1,500 Lite Shod Championship.  In the Racking Horse division there are $1,500 championships for Speed Racking, Trail Pleasure and Country Pleasure.

Other attractions for this year’s show include:
• Media/Celebrity Class on Wednesday night where local media personalities and sports celebrities will ride Walking, Racking and Paso Fino Horses.
• $1,500 Speed Racking Finals on Saturday night.  Entrants must qualify and place in the top 5 in one of two heats earlier in the week to show in the finals.
• A new Exhibitor’s Lounge on the grounds with air-conditioning drinks and snacks.
• NBC Broadcaster and Olympic Gold Medalist Melanie Smith-Taylor will be at the Sponsors’ Party on Wednesday night and will provide the color commentary for the Grand Prix on Saturday night.  Melanie and her late husband, Lee, raised and trained Thoroughbreds for polo, hunter/jumpers, and pleasure on their famed Wildwood Farm in Germantown.  She is the author of a new book, “Riding with Life: Lessons from the Horse.” 

Since 1948 the Germantown Charity Horse Show has been one of the top multi-breed horse shows in the country.  This year's show, scheduled for June 3-7, will feature Hunters, Jumpers, American Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, Tennessee Walkers, Racking Horses, Paso Finos, Carriage Driving and Single-Footing Horses.  Almost 500 horses are expected to compete for well over $130,000 in prize money and awards.  The show is held at the beautiful Germantown Charity Horse Show Grounds located at 7745 Poplar Pike in Germantown, Tennessee.  For more information visit www.GCHS.org, call 615-604-4616, or email GCHSmanager@gmail.com.

More Stories

  • LT

    Read More
  • Louisville, Ky. City Council Urges Passage of PAST Act

    On November 7, 2019 the Louisville City Council unanimously approved a resolution, introduced by Council member Marcus Winkler, urging the United States Department of Agriculture to reinstate the final rule that was adopted in 2017 but never finalized after the election of President Donald Trump... Read More
  • Obituary – Thomas Sumners

    Thomas Brown Sumners passed away November 7, 2019. The funeral was held at Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home on Saturday, November 9, 2019 and was buried at Lone Oak Cemetery... Read More
  • Cammack's Featured in Local Texas Paper

    Blake Cammack and son Jackson Cammack were recently featured in an article in the Longview News Journal, their local paper in Texas. The Cammack's were featured regarding their success at this year's show and the accolades both accomplished this year. Read More
  • High Point correction deadline approaching

    As the season comes to an end, the High Point Report is also soon coming to a close and we need your help! The Walking Horse Report is asking readers to have any changes needing to be made to their High Point standings to us prior to Nov. 22. Read More
  • Latest Issue 11 11 19

    Read More
  • THE Charles Howard CHALLENGE!

    Instead of flowers, friends of Charles B. Howard are challenging one another to donate $41 for 41 years of showing at The International. Proceeds will fund a Charles Burton Howard Memorial Challenge Trophy and a Charles Burton Howard Memorial Scholarship for FFA members... Read More
  • Obituary – Charlie Howard

    Charles Burton Howard, age 68, passed away November 5, 2019 at Vanderbilt. He was born in Lackey, Kentucky and was a resident of Rutherford County. He taught school in Hindman High School, Hindman, KY, Lebanon High School, and Blackman High School... Read More
  • Notice WHTA Members

    Anyone wishing his or her name be added as a candidate will need to notify the WHTA office or a member of the Nominating Committee no later than November 15, 2019 his or her intent to run for an officer or directorship (please specify which one)... Read More
  • Walking For Angels schedule and entries update

    The Walking For the Angels Horse Show, scheduled for Saturday Nov. 9 at 4:00 pm, has added the following class:

    Class 22A – Amateur Stallions Pony class

    Read More