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First Friday night match-ups keep crowd entertained

Keeping with tradition while adding an extra special twist, the first Friday evening of the walking horse industry’s annual August tradition kicked off Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. in Maverick Arena with 13 classes prepared to show in front of the judging panel tasked with evaluating the 81st edition of the show...
8/23/2019

Terrific Thursday begins momentum in a winning way

As picturesque weather passed through Shelbyville for the opening ceremonies of the first official night of the 81st edition of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, everything felt on point. The grandiose white flag horse passed through the gate as a decent crowd nestled in their seats waiting for the youth riders to emerge for the first class of the night. 
8/22/2019

Donuts and biscuits and Thursday morning delights!

Following the hot and steamy National Futurity, which went off without a hitch Wednesday evening and featured several great classes despite going pretty late into the night, the 81st annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration continued Thursday morning with 11 classes on the agenda, mainly model and pleasure classes...
8/22/2019

Youth Spotlight: Harper Grider

The following Q&A took place between Walking Horse Report editorial director Sadie Fowler and Harper Grider, daughter of Brent and Courtney Grider of Columbia, Kentucky...
8/22/2019

Youth Spotlight: Ashtyn Claire Brown

The following Q&A took place between Walking Horse Report Editorial Director Sadie Fowler and Ashtyn Claire Brown, daughter of Carla and Barrow Brown of Culleoka, Tennessee...
8/22/2019

ReporTV Interview with Jennifer Barr

In the interview that follows, Jennifer Barr shares her thoughts on the new additions to the TWHBEA National Futurity... 
8/22/2019

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8/22/2019

ReporTV Interview with Savannah Upchurch

In the interview that follows, Savannah Upchurch shares her thoughts after winning her first World Championship with Custom Chrome on Thursday morning...
8/22/2019

A fighting spirit, guided by faith

It was less than six months ago that Liz Gassaway’s world started spinning faster than the cruise ship she was on. Liz, a lifelong contributor to the walking horse industry as well as an influential person to the local area in many other ways, had gone on a cruise with an employee of hers to relax, but by the time she was off the ship she had medical symptoms that were telling her and her loved ones that something was terribly wrong.
8/22/2019

Futurity fights the heat as the Celebration gets shaking

Right in line with the pageantry and tradition surrounding the festivities that horse enthusiasts always look forward to all year, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association National Futurity always serves as the first chance for Celebration guests to come together for an evening performance that serves as a reminder of potential — the future. 
8/21/2019

APHIS Administrator Shares 2018 Impact Report

The following is a press release from the USDA, regarding the APHIS Impact Report...
8/21/2019

Obituary – Haley Tillman

Mary Haley Tillman, age 45, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019.

Ms. Tillman was born August 14, 1974 in Pulaski, Tennessee and was a lifelong resident of Giles County. She was a loving and devoted mother to her two daughters...

8/21/2019

Money talks: That’s the message of the day as trainers prepare to CELEBRATE with unified focus

As the 81st annual Celebration approached its official start, tradition was coupled with the usual excitement and activity around town and on the grounds as the walking horse trainers converged for their regular pre-show meeting Tuesday night at 6 p.m...
8/21/2019

ReporTV Interview with Detha Yoder

In the interview that follows, Detha Yoder shares her thoughts on winning her first World Championship in the Pleasure division with He's High Maintenance on Wednesday morning of the Celebration...
8/21/2019

81st annual Celebration finally begins!

A perfect August morning marked by sunshine, pleasant weather, the smell of horses and the familiar voice of announcer Dallas Eubanks got everyone in the spirit Wednesday morning, Aug. 21, for the 81th edition of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. Proving just how fast a year goes by, a crowd of friendly faces and horse show fans eagerly gathered in the Calsonic Arena...
8/21/2019