Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration

The historic Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds in Shelbyville, TN is home to The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration®, which takes place each year in late summer for the 11 days ending on the Saturday night before Labor Day.

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will continue its tradition of requiring ownership to show in amateur classes during the world championship horse show. In recent years, leases have become more popular and The Celebration would like to clarify its policy on temporary ownership.

Starting at the 2019 Celebration, if a horse is going to be shown under a lease agreement, a copy of that lease agreement will be due at the time of entry. The Celebration recognizes the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association as the official record of ownership so the lease must be on file with TWHBEA and a copy presented with the entry before the entry deadline for the 2019 Celebration.

“We want to make sure that our program and announcements from center ring reflect the true ownership and eliminate any confusion that may exist about a horse’s ownership during our show,” said Celebration CEO Mike Inman. “In fairness to all our exhibitors, this change will ensure that proper ownership rules are being followed in order to compete in our owner/amateur classes.”

The 2019 Celebration will begin on Aug. 21 with morning classes in the Calsonic Arena and culminate with the crowning of our World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse in Maverick Arena on Aug. 31.  For more information please visit www.twhnc.com.