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 Tunica Fall Classic, is scheduled for October 31-November 2, 2019.

The show is located at the Paul Battle Jr. Arena in Tunica, MS.

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For more information contact The Celebration at 931-684-5915.

The GPS address for the arena is: 

3873 US Hwy 61 North, Tunica, MS 38676.

Paul Battle Arena  http://tunicaarena.com

2019 TUNICA FALL CLASSIC CLASS SCHEDULE

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2019 TUNICA FEES AND PREMIUMS

TUNICA FALL CLASSIC FINAL CLASS SCHEDULE

The Tunica Fall Classic, scheduled for Oct. 31–Nov. 2, 2019 at the Paul Battle Jr. Arena, has released a final class schedule.

Judges have also been announced (see article below); the always-anticipated exhibitor’s party is lined up for Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Celebration CEO Mike Inman believes anyone who attends this fall staple will hit the jack pot in terms of having a fun time.

Inman explained the thought process behind some of the schedule changes, which are listed at the bottom of this news release. Regarding the Novice flat shod class on Friday, that decision was made to allow both country and trail pleasure to compete together. Novice is defined as a rider who has never won a blue ribbon at the Tunica Fall Classic.

The  grooms and farriers class on Saturday evening is another change.

“This is a great way to pay tribute to these hard working people that are so critical to every show throughout the year,” he said. “It’s a great way to say thanks and cheer them on.”

Perhaps the icing on the cake, there has been another interesting change that’s sure to draw lots of attention. The Walking Horse Championship and Any Adkins Memorial Youth Riders Championship have been reversed in order on the last night.

“This year the youth riders will close out the show in what is always an exciting and roof raising class,” Inman said. “It’s a fitting way to celebrate Andy Adkins and the youth of our industry.”

The following class changes are as follows:

• Novice Flat Shod class on Friday
• Grooms Class on Saturday
• SPECIAL NOTE: The Walking Horse Championship and Andy Adkins Memorial Youth Riders Championship have been reversed in order on the last night. This year the youth riders will close out the show.

CELEBRATION ANNOUNCES TUNICA FALL CLASSIC JUDGES

The Celebration has selected Mike Hilley, David Landrum and Leigh Stuart to judge the 2019 Tunica Fall Classic to be held Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at Paul Battle Arena in Tunica, Mississippi.

“This outstanding trio is fitting for what is shaping up to be an outstanding season ending, multi-day event,” said Mike Inman, Celebration CEO overseeing the Tunica event.

The judges have all worked for The Celebration previously and bring a wealth of experience to center ring. Hilley most recently judged for The Celebration at the 2018 Celebration and previously judged the Tunica Fall Classic in 2014. Earlier this season, Hilley judged the Liberty Lions Club show in Shelbyville.

Landrum has previously judged The Celebration in 1980, 2014, 2015 and 2017. Landrum also has judged major fall shows in 2016 at the North Carolina Championship and in 2018 at the Alabama Jubilee. Stuart previously judged the Celebration in 2013, 2016 and 2018 while also working for The Celebration at the 2017 Tunica Fall Classic.

For more information regarding the Tunica Fall Classic please contact the Celebration office at 931-684-5915.  Once again the host hotel will be the Gold Strike Casino and Resort, a MGM property.  The special horse show rates will again be $49 on weekdays and $95 Friday and Saturday plus fees. To secure these rates call 888-245-7829 and ask for Tunica Fall Classic or promotion code #90093

CELEBRATION ANNOUNCES HOST HOTEL FOR TUNICA FALL CLASSIC

The Celebration is pleased to announce the host hotel for this years’ Tunica Fall Classic October 31st through November 2nd  will be the Gold Strike Casino and Resort. This MGM property is the premier destination facility in Tunica. The special horse show rates will again be $49 on weekdays and $95 Friday and Saturday plus fees. To secure these rates call 888-245-7829 and ask for Tunica Fall Classic or promotion code #90093. If you have any problem contact the Celebration office at 931-684-5915 for assistance.

There will be a special exhibitor party on Wednesday evening at the resort that everyone is invited to. We look forward to seeing you at the Tunica Fall Classic!