Millions of visitors exposed to world-famous breed.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2005)— The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association (TWHBEA) and Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center have announced a long-term partnership to showcase the world-famous Tennessee Walking Horse breed near the main entrance to Gaylord Opryland starting Tuesday,

May 24.

Millions of travelers visiting Nashville and Gaylord Opryland will be exposed to the horses in their new resort home. A viewing area, complete with a new shed, has been constructed in the pasture near the Magnolia Lobby entrance. The viewing area will also feature signage highlighting information about the history of the breed and the TWHBEA.

A total of six Tennessee Walking Horses will be provided by TWHBEA and will live on the resort property as a part of the partnership. Special events and demonstrations will be scheduled at Gaylord Opryland each year to showcase the horses and the breed.

"Tennessee Walking Horses are amazing creatures with a rich heritage in Tennessee," said Kemp Gallineau, vice president and assistant general manager of Gaylord Opryland. "We want to tell the story of the breed so that our guests can gain a greater appreciation for these world-class animals," he continued.

"We are extremely excited about our new partnership with Gaylord Opryland," said Charles Hulsey, TWHBEA executive director. "It not only allows us the opportunity to introduce the unique qualities of the Tennessee Walking Horse to millions of people, but to do so in a tremendous setting," he added. "The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is a world-renowned facility and we’re delighted to be a part of it."

With the announcement of this new partnership, Gaylord Opryland will offer a vacation package for visitors attending the 67th annual Tennessee Walking Horses National Celebration. Packages include two night room accommodations at Gaylord Opryland, one evening admission to The Celebration, round trip shuttle transportation to The Celebration, breakfast buffet one morning, ticket for a Delta Flatboat ride, Gaylord Opryland VIP coupon book valued at more than $250, and a Tennessee Walking Horse

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souvenir. Packages are $252 per person based on double occupancy plus tax and daily resort fee. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-999-OPRY.

ABOUT Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association

TWHBEA was formed in 1935 in Lewisburg, Tenn., and remains today the official breed registry for the Tennessee Walking Horse. Currently, TWHBEA is represented by more than 18,000 members from all 50 states and 16 foreign countries, and is dedicated to preserving, promoting and protecting this unique and wonderful state treasure.


Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center – the largest non-gaming in-hotel facility in the continental United States– is known for providing superior products and services to the meetings and convention industry. Winner of numerous prestigious awards including the coveted Gold Key Elite Award in 2002, 2003 & 2004 and Gold Platter Elite in 2004, Gaylord Opryland Nashville is the flagship property of the Gaylord Hotels brand owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit or