SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – In an effort to raise money for the WHTA and the WHTA Auxiliary, the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association Auxiliary and the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association are teaming up for a one-night festival to be held Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn.

Festivities will begin at 6:00PM. Live music will be ongoing including the Carl Johnson Band, Jed Wattz, and Wartrace Railroad with Zach Kerber. There will be a Kids’ Corner with carnival style games, along with an indoor jumper, face painting and more. A booth will be set up with tickets for games at $1.00 per ticket or 12 for $10.00. Food and drink will be on hand including BBQ plates for $5.00.

A cornhole tournament will begin at 6:00PM with pre-registry from 5:00PM-5:45PM. The tournament will be a team event with single elimination and $40.00 per team entry fee. The winning team will collect $300.00. Early entries may be made by mail to WHTA Auxiliary, c/o Jennifer Potts, P.O. Box 61, Shelbyville, TN 37162. 

Bring the family and join us as we celebrate at the Hoedown Before the Showdown!

For more information or sponsorship availability, contact Jennifer Potts at 931-205-3493 or or Sarah Smith at 931-580-5085 or