SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The Walking Horse Trainers Association is now making plans to celebrate their 50th Annual Trainers Show to be held March 22-24, 2018 at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Show Manager Dean Byard said that the show will be dedicated to all the owners and amateurs and plans are to make it bigger and better to celebrate its 50th year. On Wednesday evening, the WHT Auxiliary will sponsor a party to kick off the four day celebrated event. 

They are planning incentives to get the attendance up and provide an exciting time. On Saturday night previous Trainers’ Show Stake Winners will be recognized as they reflect on the 50 year history of this event. Plans are to add a Three-Year-Old CLASSIC with more payback money and the incentive of no entry fee paid if you don’t tie. Plans are to increase the STAKE payback money and again no entry fee paid if you don’t tie to help increase the number in the stake. Plans are to revise and update the show schedule. 

Another incentive is to give back gifts for amateurs showing. Each night 10 amateur names will be drawn for nice gifts. They must show to be eligible. $500 cash will be given to the trainer showing the most horses. The trainer’s name must be on the entry form to be eligible for this bonus. The WHTA is working on other ideas to help this be an outstanding show and all suggestions and help will be appreciated. Byard encouraged everyone to attend and be a part of this historical event.