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41 Years of Horse Showing Fun



Shelbyville, TN – The 41st Annual Celebration Spring Fun show, scheduled for May 26-28th, is moving back inside the Calsonic Arena after being outdoors for the past two years. With a great Memorial Day weekend ahead, coupled with the ever increasing levels of excitement and competition within the Tennessee Walking Horse showing industry this spring, the Celebration is expecting to have well over 6000 people in attendance.
Long noted as a springboard for many of the top horses and riders on their way to earning World Grand Championships, this year is certainly no different.

Just as NASCAR and Professional Bull Riding have their leader boards, so does the Walking Horse Trainers Association.  2010 series winner, Jimmy McConnell is once again leading the field over Charlie Green (the 2010 reserve winner) with Tim Smith strongly positioned in third. Readers can follow the standings and see the complete list of top 50 trainers online at WalkingHorseReport.com as exclusively arranged with W.H.T.A. Trainers showing at the Spring Fun show are eligible to earn double points, so this will certainly add to the level of excitement each evening as they all jockey for position in the standings.

The Celebration grounds and facilities of course look wonderful - with final preparations being made by the very dedicated, skilled and hard working crew under the leadership and direction of Wade Adams. Freshly mown lawns and fields, beautiful plants and flowers, tidied and well-maintained facilities are worth the drive in itself, so be sure to take in the sights when arriving on the grounds.

Each nightly performance beings at 6 p.m. and the Fun Show Emporium vendors will be open starting at 5 p.m.  For more information please contact The Celebration at (931) 684-5915 or visit www.twhnc.com.

         

Wade Adams, the grounds and facilities manager for The Celebration, and Mike Sanders are seen here getting the track “right” at the outdoor practice arena for the upcoming Spring Fun Show. Wade is widely considered to be the leading expert nationally when it comes to preparing the track for Walking Horse shows and The Celebration.

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