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Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
USDA reaches out to horse shows (12/01/16)
The USDA released two statements this week about enforcement of the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and its relations with the show industry, but some question if there is any new information there. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service this week released a letter stressing its desire to work well with horse show managers. ...
Guest speaker for Lions (11/22/16)
Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration CEO Mike Inman spoke to the Shelbyville Lions Club recently about the horse show. Pictured (from left) are Bill Dearing, Inman and Bailey Little. (Submitted photo)
Will Trump's election change USDA action? Horse industry leaders hopeful (11/20/16)
Tennessee Walking Horse observers say they are essentially in a wait-and-see pattern on whether Donald Trump's incoming presidential administration will affect proposed changes to the industry. "We feel now we can have our voice heard," said trainer Herbert Derickson. "It is the most hopeful thing we have heard in a while."...
Champion gone (11/03/16)
Billy Gray, who rode to Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championships in three different decades, died Wednesday at his home in Shelbyville. He was 79. "Billy's performances and personality are, and forever will be, woven into the fabric of the Celebration," Celebration CEO Mike Inman told the Times-Gazette. "A fierce competitor, yet always a Southern gentleman, the 'Master Showman' will be greatly missed by everyone."...
HPA comment period ends, now wait begins (10/30/16)
Now that the public comment period for proposed changes to walking horse regulations have ended, the question is, what's next for the industry? The U.S. Department of Agriculture ended the comment period last Wednesday on proposed changes to the Horse Protection Act. That deadline had been extended by one month...
USDA delays HPA action by 30 days (09/20/16)
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending the comment period on the proposed rule that would amend APHIS' Horse Protection Act (HPA) regulations. APHIS published the proposed rule on July 26. At the request of some stakeholders, APHIS announced it is extending the comment period 30 days until Oct. 26...
Students rewarded (09/14/16)
The Celebration, in partnership with Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, gave out general admission tickets to all local schools to attract more young spectators. The school returning the highest percentage of tickets received a check as a reward. Community High School won and representatives from the school said the funds will go toward student activities. Representatives from the Celebration, DREMC and Community gathered for the check presentation. From left, Jeffrey Howard, Lane Tapp (back), Celebration CEO Mike Inman, Hannah Mitchell, Charles McDonald, Amanda Lemmons, Luccie Woodell, Connie Allen, Lanie Simmons, Sheila Orrell and Kate Canady. (T-G Photo by Sadie Fowler)
Barrelling into town (09/09/16)
A week ago, on the Celebration grounds, grace and style were the point of equine competition. But this weekend, it's all about speed, baby, as horses and riders strive for the fastest time around a series of three barrels. The National Barrel Horse Association will hold its 2016 Tennessee State Championship in Calsonic Arena today through Sunday, bringing in more than 250 barrel racers from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky. ...
Honors gets his due at show (09/06/16)
It was more than an hour before the start of the final Saturday night of the 78th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and approximately 100 people were standing outside Carl Edwards and Sons Stables. "I want a hat or at least I want to see him," one woman commented...

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