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Hulan Elected To Celebration Board Of Directors



Celebration Names Henry Hulan To Board of Directors
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration named Henry Hulan, III to its Board of Directors at its annual meeting, held January 21.

Hulan, of Shelbyville, was nominated and elected to fill the seat on the Board left by retiring Chairman of the Board Virgil Johnson.

“I’m honored to be a part of such a significant local and now worldwide event,” Hulan said.

“During my lifetime, I’ve seen The Celebration grow from a small community get-together to a world-class international championship. It is indeed a privilege to help this great Middle Tennessee tradition continue to grow and prosper.”

“It’s only appropriate that Henry Hulan, a true friend of The Celebration, who has lived his entire life in Bedford County, should be selected for our Board of Directors,” said Ron Thomas, CEO of the TWHNC. “Henry is a person of high character and impeccable reputation. His addition to the Board can only enhance the standing and integrity of Tennessee’s very own World Championship.”

Hulan is a life-long resident of Shelbyville. He attended public school in Bedford County, Columbia Military Academy and Tennessee Tech University. An Association member since 1985, Hulan has attended The Celebration since his early childhood, when the event was held behind what is now Harris Middle School. He currently serves as president of Musgrave Pencil Company. Hulan and his wife, Lynn, have three sons, Hank, Carl and Harper.

Nicknamed “the Gentleman of the Equines,” the Tennessee Walking Horse is known for its naturally high-stepping gait and gentle disposition. The Celebration began in 1939 as a means to showcase these qualities. Almost a quarter of a million fans attend each year's 11-day Celebration, culminating in the World Grand Championship held the Saturday before Labor Day.

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