SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – Polygraph tests for Celebration show management, judges, and industry stewards have been scheduled for September 18-21, according show officials.


The testing procedure is part of an overall plan announced prior to the 69th Celebration designed to ensure the health and safety of participating animals, compliance with the Horse Protection Act, and show integrity.


“Our board of directors felt these tests would be a positive statement regarding the integrity of our event and add another layer of confidence to our exhibitors, ticket holders, and the outside world,” said Celebration CEO Ron Thomas.


The testing dates were moved by one week to accommodate the schedules of those being tested and the outside group administering the examinations.  Results will be released following a compilation of the test data.