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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

Johnson honored with Evan Lloyd Adamson Humanitarian Award

The Celebration, in conjunction with the late Evan Lloyd Adamson are proud to present one of our most prestigious awards. The Evan Lloyd Adamson Humanitarian Award is named in honor of the former Celebration ringmaster, association member and director...
9/16/2019

For Rylee, the appreciation is REAL!

Everyone loves a good feel good story and there’s one that took place during the Celebration many might have missed if they weren’t there for the exit after the first Wednesday morning session. While all the riders worked hard in the Auxiliary Equitation Medal Youth 6-11, it can easily be argued that no one worked harder than the winner — literally...
9/16/2019

WHTA Fall Classic accepting online entries

The online entry system is up and running for taking entries for the WHTA Fall Classic, to be held Sept 20-21, in White Pine Tennessee...
9/12/2019

Alabama Jubilee Charity Horse Show selects judging panel

The Alabama Jubilee Charity Horse Show, scheduled for Oct. 25-26, at Morgan County Celebration Arena has selected Jerry Collier, Sam Sorrell and Joe Herald to mark the cards for this year's event.
9/12/2019

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9/12/2019

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9/12/2019

Florence Charity Show postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Florence Charity Horse Show scheduled for Saturday, September 14 has been postponed until spring.
9/11/2019

WHTA Fall Classic adds class

The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association Fall Classic Horse Show has added an additional class to its schedule for their show to be held September 20-21 at the Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center in White Pine, TN...
9/10/2019

KWHA announces KY Celebration judges

The Kentucky Walking Horse Association has selected their judges for the 2019 Kentucky Celebration. The judging panel will consist of Kemp Martin, Rod Slagle and Jamie Tucker. The Kentucky Celebration will be held Sept. 20-21 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. 
9/4/2019

Birth Announcement – Wyatt Rippy

Wyatt Andrew Rippy was born August 30, 2019 to Nick and Abi Rippy of Shelbyville, Tennessee. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20 1/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Andy and Lynn Rippy and Kenneth and Sherrie Armstrong.
9/3/2019