Celebration names advisory group
The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has announced a three-member veterinary advisory committee that will be in charge of rules and regulations pertaining to the safety and well-being of the Tennessee Walking Horse. The panel consists of Drs. Jerry H. Johnson, D.V.M, Dallas O. Goble, D.V.M, and Phillip D. Hammock, D.V.M...
Colorful ribbons to show, urge Celebration support
Even as lawmakers in Congress grapple over competing bills to regulate walking horses, industry backers are preparing for the 76th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. Virginia Stewart is urging Bedford County residents and businesses to deck the community in blue, red and yellow tri-color ribbons to welcome Celebration visitors. Each color represents a prize in the show: blue for first, red for second and yellow for third...
FCB partners with horse show
First Community Bank CEO Scott Coconaugher, right, joins Celebration CEO Mike Inman after the announcement was made that FCB is a new premier sponsor of the Celebration. The first Saturday night of the horse show has been designated as "First community Bank of Bedford County" night. (Submitted photo)
FCB is new sponsor of Celebration
First Community Bank of Bedford County has agreed to become the premier sponsor for the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration from Aug. 20-30. The first Saturday night of the 2014 event will be First Community Bank of Bedford County Night, according to a press release...
Yee haw! Mule show underway at Celebration Grounds
The 23rd annual Great Celebration Mule & Donkey Show started Thursday and runs through Saturday at the Celebration grounds. (T-G Photos by Jason Reynolds)
Summer to become busier at Celebration grounds
Activity will be heating up soon at the Celebration grounds. The Celebration's 23rd annual Great Celebration Mule & Donkey Show will be July 10-12. And the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' & Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA) National Futurity returns Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Calsonic Arena. In recent years the futurity was held in Murfreesboro...
Great Strides seeks volunteers
Great Strides Therapeutic Riding Program is looking for a few good volunteers. Volunteers should be at least in their teens, said Libby Golden of the organization. Great Strides provides opportunities for physically challenged children to ride and interact with horses...
Walking horse trainers give back
The Walking Horse Trainers Association has started a new Walking Horse Trainers Give Back Program. This will be a community outreach initiative that will strive to positively impact children, families and animals . They are scheduling volunteer events within the community as an opportunity for the association to give back to Bedford County...
Folsom Prison Blues wins Fun Show stake class
Folsom Prison Blues, Charlie Green up for the Jimmy Smith Family of Oliver Springs, won the Stallions 15.2 and Over category to conclude the 44th Annual Spring Fun Show on Saturday night at Calsonic Arena. (Photo courtesy Shane Shiflet Photography)
Friday at the Fun Show
Competitors in the Owner-Amateur Youth Riders on Country Pleasure Horses class opened Friday night's Spring Fun Show. Due to the 6 p.m. start time, there weren't many in the stands for the first class, but spectators continued to arrive. Competitors in the Owner-Amateur Youth Country Pleasure class wait in the lineup for the judges' results...
Spring Fun Show in progress at arena
The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration's 44th annual Spring Fun Show began Thursday night and continues tonight and Saturday night at Calsonic Arena. Classes begin at 6 each evening. It's a chance to get an early look at some of the horses that are expected to contend in the Celebration when it arrives in August. The final class Saturday night will be the stallions over 15.2 class, corresponding with the Celebration division from which World Grand Champions traditionally are found...
Steps back into the future
The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is celebrating the return of the National Futurity show to Shelbyville. The Celebration has announced that the Futurity -- which showcases younger animals in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry -- will be held at Calsonic Arena on Wednesday, Aug. 20. That will be the night before the start of The Celebration...
It'll be "ride 'em cowboy" later this month at the Calsonic Arena during the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (TWHNC) Spring Fun Show. Craig Cameron's Extreme Cowboy Association (EXCA) and the Southern Obstacle Challenge Association (SOCA) has announced that the EXCA National Championships will once again be held at the historic Celebration Grounds in Shelbyville...
Sheriff says he's against PAST Act, despite Facebook photo
The way that Facebook inserts photos in posts is being blamed for a misunderstanding on a public official's position on legislation affecting the horse industry. Bedford County Sheriff Randall Boyce issued a statement denouncing what he called false accusations that he supported the PAST Act. The sheriff referred to a link that Marty Irby, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield's press secretary, posted on Facebook on April 23...
Trainers' plea: Objectivity in horse show inspections
A horse training family is calling for more objectivity in inspections following one horse's disqualification at last week's Kick Off Classic and a possible lifetime ban of the 3-year-old. Master Class was disqualified after showing on a scar rule violation by U.S. ...