Contact: Lonnie Messick, 931-684-9506

The National Horse Show Commission (NHSC) at its May 29, 2007 meeting was presented with a request from the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration to help preserve the tradition of the National Futurity for our industry. In a spirit of cooperation and in an effort to preserve the relationship between the National Futurity and the Celebration, the NHSC voted to allow our licensed judges to judge the TWHBEA sanctioned National Futurity on a "guest" basis using NHSC rules. If Futurity classes are going to continue to be qualifying classes for the Celebration’s World Grand Championships, and if the NHSC is the affiliating HIO for the Celebration, then it is only fair to the exhibitors and our judges that they be expected to follow the same rules for both shows. The NHSC recognizes the long term relationship between the Futurity and our industry and we look forward to propagating that relationship for many years to come.

The National Horse Show Commission (NHSC) is the unified effort of the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association and the Walking Horse Owners’ Association.  The NHSC’s mission is to actively protect and promote the welfare of the Tennessee Walking Horse.  The NHSC, the largest Horse Industry Organization, governs the judging, exhibition and inspection of Tennessee Walking Horses at horse shows across the nation.