The Celebration board taps Crowell
David Crowell is a new board member of The Celebration. The Shelbyville native is general manager of Shelbyville Power, Water & Sewerage System. He graduated from Shelbyville Central High School in 1979 and from Middle Tennessee State University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, majoring in accounting...
TWHBEA leader: Walking horse industry will rebound
Members of Tennessee's Backroads Heritage Inc. chose the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association in Lewisburg as the site for their fall dinner and program. Tracy Boyd, TWHBEA executive director and former president, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the history of the walking horse and the breed association, which was established in Lewisburg in 1935 as the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' Association of America. ...
Lights are on the way ...
Brandon Mitchell attaches a bracket to the fence on the Celebration grounds to help secure Christmas lights being put up Tuesday afternoon. Helping Mitchell is Tim Pruitt, left. (T-G Photo by Jim Davis)
Belfast champions crowned
The Belfast walking horse show was reported to have gone smoothly as it showcased its champions in its inaugural fall show. Traditionally, the horse show is held just prior to the Celebration, but was rescheduled to October this year. Top honors in the walking horse stake class went to The Golden Sovereign, owned by Virginia Stewart of Shelbyville...
Trainer, horses killed
A prominent Tennessee walking horse trainer and three horses were killed in a traffic accident Sunday morning in northern Kentucky. Jeffrey Givens, 51, of Murfreesboro was southbound on Interstate 71 in Gallatin County, Ky., when the truck he was driving with an attached horse trailer ran off the left side of the road, authorities told Cincinnati media outlets...
SHOW HIO to become inactive
The SHOW Horse Industry HIO (HIO) will become inactive and not affiliate horse shows effective the completion of the Tunica, Miss., horse show next month. SHOW is owned by the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. Prior to Tunica, it has 20 affiliated shows remaining in 2013 and those commitments will be honored, according to a press release issued by The Celebration...
Chairman of Celebration board retires
D.B. "Buddy" Nelson has retired from his position as Chairman of the Board of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. The retirement was effective Oct. 3. Nelson was due to leave the board at retirement age in January but decided to leave three months early. No replacement has been named but an early November meeting has been set where his replacement is expected to be named...
Just follow the trail
Zack Sapp leaves behind a low cloud of dust as he puts his horse through a workout in preparation for the Spotted Saddle Horse Show at the Celebration grounds. (T-G Photo by Jim Davis)
Title Town U.S.A.: Four championship shows in Shelbyville this year
The Celebration grounds is now hosting its third championship in 2013 -- for flat shod walking horses. The National Walking Horse Association (NWHA) National Championship Show, or "The National," started Monday and will be held through Saturday at Calsonic Arena...
Queen of the Percherons
Percheron horses are known as "gentle giants," and a Chapel Hill girl has recently been crowned as their queen. Brooke Daly, 17, has been showing horses since she was 3 and plans a career in equine veterinary. But over the past few years, she's been competing with Percherons -- an enormous draft horse breed from northern France first used as a war horse -- and has now been crowned 2013 National Percheron Queen...
Magistrate: Dismiss lawsuit against Celebration
A federal magistrate is recommending the dismissal of a $10 million lawsuit against the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and its board of directors. Last month, Nathanael L. Jackson, Jennie D. Jackson of Cookeville and Natalie B. Jackson-Pritchard of Villa Rica, Ga., each filed a federal civil rights suit against the Celebration and nine others...
Craig & Wheeler Realty & Auction is auctioning 600-plus guns Friday and Saturday at Calsonic Arena. The guns are from the estate of the late William "Bill" Hornaday.