SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The 25th Annual Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association (SSHBEA) World Grand Championship Show is slated to open its six day run on Monday evening, September 28th inside Calsonic Arena.  One hundred and thirty-seven classes are scheduled to make the gate call during the six night event. 

"We are extremely proud to have the SSHBEA World Championship Show at our facility," stated Celebration CEO Dr. Doyle Meadows.  "We've had a very good working relationship with SSHBEA for quite some time and we wish them the very best for a great show."

Formed in 1985, SSHBEA has grown into a national organization with over 4,000 members and over 25,000 registered horses.  Many of those members will be on the historic Celebration Grounds to watch the competition that concludes on Saturday evening, October 3 with the crowning of the 2009 SSHBEA Open Shod World Grand Champion.

Show time is 5:00 p.m. each evening with an additional session slated for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Admission is only $5.00 at the door and children under 6 are admitted free of charge.