SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced it’s judging panel for the 36th Annual Spring Fun Show on Thursday.  The list is comprised of three respected members of the walking horse community.

Scotty Brooks of Bowling Green, KY, Allen Forman of Thomson, GA, and Howard Hamilton of Cedar Grove, TN have been selected to adjudicate the proceedings at this year’s Spring Fun Show.

Hamilton has judged the Spring Fun Show and Celebration on numerous occasions while it will be the first assignment at the event for Brooks and Forman.

“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.  “Howard Hamilton is just a fantastic judge and we’re very happy he accepted our invitation. Scotty Brooks is a young judge that has done well at some very good shows.  And, we’re looking forward to having Allen Forman join our panel.  He rounds out what should be a very solid group.  The Spring Fun Show has become a wonderful proving ground for many of the top judges in our industry.”

The 2006 Spring Fun Show will feature 49 classes this year.  After a one-year trial, the event will return to its traditional schedule of classes over the three nights of competition.  A full schedule of classes is available on The Celebration website (

The Celebration Spring Fun Show is scheduled for May 25-27 at Calsonic Arena on The Historic Celebration Grounds in Shelbyville.