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9/20/2019

On The Cover – 9/23/19

9/20/2019

HPA Inspection Process to be Reviewed

Critically important news for the Tennessee Walking Horse industry was announced Thursday, Sept. 19 related to the inspection process that falls under the Horse Protection Act and it is imperative for walking horse enthusiasts to actively participate in this process by sharing their comments within a 20-day period that begins today.. 
9/20/2019

Yoder still shocked by Celebration of a lifetime

“Yo … It don’t get much better” were words echoed by many friends and fans familiar with Dee Broom Yoder’s unbelievable Celebration. Really, there’s no other way to describe what she experienced at the 81st annual version of the event that will forever be remembered as the best one yet for Yoder...
9/19/2019

Baum delivers ride of a lifetime for Zeis

The Celebration is always filled with storylines and standout moments that are Celebrated not only during the show, but for the days, weeks, months and years that follow. One of those moments happened in 2019 and it involved teamwork like no other that was rewarded with success that will forever remain deeply planted in two of the walking horse industry’s most well-loved ladies...
9/18/2019

SHOW HIO releases Celebration compliance Info

The SHOW HIO was the affiliating Horse Industry Organization for the 81st Annual Celebration. The SHOW HIO conducted inspections across all 15 sessions of the show with the Veterinary Medical Officers from the United States Department of Agriculture present on Friday and Saturday of both weekends...
9/18/2019

A STRONG story roots back to the Smokies

Sometimes there’s a story behind a name, or a story in general, that’s so special and unique you can’t help but take notice, and when you do take notice, you’re glad you did because it’s the type of story that will have its place in your memory forever...
9/17/2019

Celebration announces host resort for Tunica Fall Classic

The Celebration is pleased to announce the host hotel for this years’ Tunica Fall Classic October 31st through November 2nd  will be the Gold Strike Casino and Resort. This MGM property is the premier destination facility in Tunica. 
9/17/2019

SHOW changes Park Performance shoeing standards

The SHOW HIO has changed the shoeing regulations in the Park Performance division to a maximum of 1 ¼” instead of the current 1” maximum in the current rulebook. The change will be effective immediately and will be reflected in the new SHOW HIO rulebook when it is released...
9/17/2019

FAST seeks director of advancement

Having celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2019, the Foundation for the Advancement and Support of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse (FAST) seeks to move the progress of the foundation forward by adding a full-time Director of Advancement to its organization.
9/17/2019

Obituary – James Hendrick

James Donald Hendrick, 79, of Bowling Green went peacefully to meet his Heavenly Father on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at his residence...
9/17/2019

Celebration 2019 Groom Contest Winners

The Celebration Grooming contest was judged throughout the show. Entrants were being judged for the grooming of the horse, cleanliness of the tack and horse, color coordination of the rider and horse, and just the overall presentation of the bigger picture...
9/16/2019

Stable Decorating Contest names winners for 2019

The Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with The Celebration, present its annual Stable Decorating Contest awards on championship weekend. Several stables entered the competition, and those entries were judged on elegance, taste, beauty, equine décor, work efficiency and a pleasant and inviting appearance with a friendly atmosphere. 
9/16/2019

Reserve Your Table at WHTA Fall Classic

Decorative round tables with center pieces, that seat 6 are available at the WHTA Fall Classic Show in White Pine, Tennessee this weekend. There are only 8 avaliable, so call now to reserve yours. The cost for both nights is $100. Food will not be provided. Call 931-684-5866 to place your reservation. 
9/16/2019

Fight to the Finish Line

If there’s one message that’s crystal clear about this year’s winner of the 2019 World Grand Championship walking horse title it’s this: “He’s no new kid on the block.” Nothing could be more true and it’s a message that trainer Rodney Dick stands proudly behind when talking about I’m Mayhem, the horse he finally got to the finish line with for his very first win in the Big Stake....
9/16/2019