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The Celebration announces Fall Classic judges and class schedule



The Celebration will host the Fall Classic on November 4th-6th at the Calsonic Arena on the historic Celebration grounds. Again, for the 2021 Fall Classic, the Celebration will construct a show ring within the Calsonic Arena to allow for ringside tables. These tables were a much-loved aspect of last year's Fall Classic and provided a close-up look at the action.

The tables will cost $1500, come with eight seats, eight meal tickets per night, and this year will include an open bar. The food each night will be provided Southern Connections Catering. The tables also qualify for bronze-level sponsorship of the Fall Classic and one exhibitor parking pass.

Adjudicating the 2021 Fall Classic will be Paul Robbins, Sam Sorrell and Amy Trimble. The trio is a combination of one of the industry’s most experienced judges along with relatively new faces at Celebration events. Sorrell will be the veteran of the group having judged The Celebration seven times, most recently in 2020. Sorrell judged the FAST Spring Showcase, Christmas in July and Belfast horse shows this year. 

Robbins previously judged The Celebration in 2014 and most recently judged the show in Manchester, Tenn., earlier this summer. Robbins has judged many of the industry’s major venues including the National Trainers’ Show, Money Tree Classic, Christmas in July and Wartrace. Trimble previously judged The Celebration Fall Classic in 2010 and although hasn’t judged as much as many others, she also judged the show in Cumberland County earlier this year. Trimble has also judged the Money Tree Classic, Mississippi Charity and Marshall County Horseman’s Association. 

The show will be a triple-point Riders' Cup show and culminate with the Andy Adkins Memorial Youth Championship on Saturday night which has been the tradition for the Fall Show. The youth division is featured heavily in the schedule, with five classes across the youth division. In addition to the Andy Adkins championship class, there is a Youth Trail Pleasure, Optional Tack, Youth Riders on Walking Ponies, Youth Riders 11 & Under on Mares & Geldings, Youth Riders on Show Pleasure Mares & Geldings, and Youth Riders on Country Pleasure, Optional Tack.

Again, this year the class sheet features the Debut class for two-year-olds that have not shown in 2021. To add to the excitement, the Celebration has broken last year's class into two classes, one for Mares and Geldings and one for Stallions. The prize money for the winner of both classes is $3,000 this year and is brought to you by Bush Hog and Eagleville Implement. “We are going to have a very exciting Fall Classic this year to build on the wonderful show season we have had in 2021, and I thank Bush Hog and Eagleville Implement for assisting in adding to the excitement,” said Celebration CEO Warren Wells.  

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