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Judging Panel Announced For 76th Annual Celebration



SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (TWHNC) will host its 76th Annual World Championship August 20-30, 2014 on its historic show grounds in Shelbyville, Tenn.  Adjudicating the world championship will be Rollie Beard, Lewisburg, Tenn., Jennifer Bingham, Burlington, Ky., David Landrum, Franklin, Tenn., Paul Robbins, Rutherfordton, N.C., and David Sisk, Columbia, Tenn.

“The Celebration is excited to bring such a talented, knowledgeable panel together for our 76th annual show.  We have an excellent mix of experience and fresh faces and they are all anxious to oversee the amazing quality of the Tennessee Walking Horses that come to Shelbyville each August.  It isn’t often that no active trainer and two rookies are selected but we have the utmost respect for each of the members of the panel and their abilities,” said TWHNC CEO Mike Inman.

Rollie Beard will be judging The Celebration for the eighth time, second only to Mike Carpenter who has judged 12 times.  Beard’s first assignment was in 1988 and he also judged in 1994, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2013.  Bingham will be judging for the fifth time, the first four coming in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  Landrum will be judging for the second time, the first coming 34 years ago in 1980.  

Robbins and Sisk will be making their first Celebration appearances.  Sisk has judged the Gulf Coast Charity, North Carolina Championships, Alabama Jubilee, Mississippi Charity, and Tunica Fall Classic among others.  Robbins has judged the East Tennessee Classic, National Trainers’ Show and most recently the Money Tree Classic over the 4th of July weekend in Shelbyville.

For more information on the 76th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration please visit www.TWHNC.com.

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