TWHNC releases class sheet for 86th Celebration

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (TWHNC) has released the class schedule for the upcoming 86th Annual Celebration. The Celebration will begin on Wednesday August 21, 2024 and run through the following Saturday, August 31st. The class sheet mirrors 2023 in terms of what classes are offered.

The only changes are a slight reorder of the classes on the first Saturday morning and a move of the Juvenile Park Performance from Thursday evening to Friday evening, which in turn moved the Amateur Mares & Geldings Park Performance from Friday to Thursday.

The entry deadline for the 86th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is 5:00PM CST on July 23, 2024. The Celebration will take entries in person at the Blue Ribbon Circle Club on July 22nd and 23rd and will once again this year accept online entries at entermywalkinghorse.com.  

Click here to see the full schedule: 2024 CELEBRATION CLASS SCHEDULE

For more information contact The Celebration at www.TWHNC.com or 931-684-5915

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Pick Your Partner Classes at Spring Fun Show

On Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25, 2024, the 54th Annual Spring Fun Show will feature the popular “Pick Your Partner” classes. The Pleasure class will be class 39 on Friday night and the Performance class will be class 63 on Saturday night. These classes are open to teams of youth, amateurs, and/or trainers. Any combination is acceptable. One team member will ride first way and their partner will ride second way. Entries for these classes can be made online and are due by 1pm each day at EnterMyWalkingHorse.com. Teams are encouraged to enter ASAP and then start soliciting sponsors (much like a walk-a-thon) to support them in the class. This is a fun way for everyone to help support the industry as all online donations go directly to the Foundation for the Advancement & Support of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse (FAST).  A “Fan Favorite” award will be given for the team that raises the most money by the end of the class. Fans can support their favorite riders by making donations to their team page, which can be found at www.twhbea.com/partner.

Again, all entries must be submitted by 1pm each day at EnterMyWalkingHorse.com.

Once entries are confirmed, a link to each team fundraising page will be posted online at www.twhbea.com/partner.

About TWHBEA

Founded in 1935, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) is the oldest and largest breed association dedicated to the Tennessee Walking Horse – the official horse of the State of Tennessee.

TWHBEA maintains the official breed registry and records the pedigrees of Tennessee Walking Horses around the world. They also promote the diverse qualities and uses of the smooth-riding breed and help assure the general welfare of all Tennessee Walking Horses. The association headquarters, located in Lewisburg, Tennessee, is governed by an International Board of Directors.

www.TWHBEA.com

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Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announces preliminary class entry deadline.

Entries will be accepted for the 86th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration on July 22nd and 23rd until 5:00 pm, central standard time, each day at the Blue Ribbon Circle Club on the Celebration grounds. Entries will close July 23, 2024 at 5:00 pm. Late entries will not be accepted.

The Celebration will again this year accept online entries.

The 86th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will be held August 21-31, 2024 in Cooper Steel and Celebration arenas.

For questions or assistance, contact The Celebration at 931-684-5915.

2024 CELEBRATION CLASS SCHEDULE

2024 CELEBRATION STALL REQUEST

2024 CELEBRATION ENTRY FORM

2024 CELEBRATION PRIZE DISBURSEMENT FORM

2024 CELEBRATION ARMBAND REQUEST

2024 CELEBRATION CLASS SPLIT PREFERENCE

2024 SHAVINGS REQUEST

2024 CELEBRATION CREDIT CARD FORM

2024 BARN MAP

2024 CELEBRATION PREMIUM-BOOKLET.pdf

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Golf Cart Rentals- Mikey’s Motors

Mikey’s Motors is now located on The Celebration® grounds just behind Barn #1.

Contact Mikey’s at 615-962-9265 or by email Dixie@mikeysmotors.com to reserve your cart today.

Online form: https://www.mikeysmotors.com/rent-a-make–xrentals

Mikey’s will have carts on hand for purchase as well. **All golf carts on the grounds require a pass.* You can pick these up at the Barn Office (Barn 10). www.mikeysmotors.com

The Celebration® requires proof of Liability Insurance in order to obtain a golf permit.

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2024 Celebration RV Policy

The 86th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration RV Policy:

Camping on site continues to be a popular option for our Celebration fans, and we want to maximize that experience. We are excited to announce that we will have all new shower houses for each of our three RV Parks for the 86th Celebration.

New Reservation policy for 2024 Celebration:

• All previous occupants that booked for 10 days or more last year will be guaranteed a spot if they book and pay by June 1st.

• All previous occupants that booked spots for less than 10 days last year will have the opportunity to reserve a spot for 10 days or more, and must pay by July 1st.

• Anyone interested in booking for 10 days or more has until July 15th to reserve and pay for a spot.

• On July 16th and after The Celebration will start taking request for reservations that are less than 10 days. Reservations with higher number of days reserved will have priority.

• We intend to have all spots reserved by August 1st.

• RV Reservations will be $50 per night.

To make a reservation please contact Barbara Armstrong at 931-684-5915 ext. 105 or barbarmstrong@twhnc.com

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Celebration makes plans for Spring Fun Show; Announces Judges

The 54th Annual Spring Fun Show will be held May 23-25, 2024, in Cooper Steel Arena on the historic show grounds of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. Judging the Spring Fun Show will be Jamie Bradshaw, Mike Hilley and Dickie Scrivner.

Bradshaw has been a regular at Celebration events having marked the cards at The Celebration six times.  His most recent assignment was in 2022.  Bradshaw also judged the Spring Fun Show in 2022 and has judged most every major show in the industry during his career.

Hilley will be judging the Spring Fun Show for the first time however he has also previously judged The Celebration.  Hilley marked the cards at The Celebration in 2018 and 2020.  Hilley has been in center ring at some major venues since his last Celebration role.  He has judged the National Trainers’ Show, Pulaski, Columbia Spring Jubilee and Money Tree among others since 2020.

Scrivner will be considered the rookie of the panel as he will be the only one that has not previously judged The Celebration.  But Scrivner is no rookie and has worked for The Celebration previously at the 2020 Spring Fun Show.  His resume includes judging the National Trainers’ Show, North Carolina Championships, Columbia Spring Jubilee and Alabama Jubilee.

The Spring Fun Show will feature 72 classes across the three evening performances with an addition of two crowd favorite Pick Your Partner classes to help raise money for the legal fun.  Each performance starts at 6:00PM, and the class sheet can be found here

The Celebration will also have a sponsor party in center ring of Celebration Arena on Wednesday night.  Information on sponsorship opportunities can be found here. For more information visit www.TWHNC.com or call The Celebration office at 931-684-5915.

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2023 CELEBRATION FALL CLASSIC

Online entries can be made at www.entermywalkinghorse.com starting Sunday, Oct 29 through 1:00 pm each day of the show.  All other entries can be made in person at the SHOW office between 3:00-6:00 pm each night of the show. 

2023 FALL CLASSIC SPONSORSHIPS

2023 FALL CLASSIC CLASS SCHEDULE

2023 FALL CLASSIC PREMIUM INFO

2023 FALL CLASSIC PRIZE DISBURSEMENT FORM

2023 FALL CLASSIC ENTRY FORM

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Celebration selects Fall Classic judges

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has selected Scotty Brooks, Jamie Lawrence and Chad Williams to judge the Celebration Fall Classic. The Fall Classic will be held November 2-4, 2023 inside Cooper Steel Arena.

Brooks will be making his first Fall Classic appearance but has judged The Celebration’s Spring Fun Show in 2006, 2010 and 2017 and judged the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in 2017. Brooks has judged the Money Tree and Alabama Jubilee earlier this year.

Lawrence will be marking the cards for the first time at a Celebration event. He too judged a major fourth of July show at the Woodbury Lions Club. Lawrence also judged the FAST Spring Showcase earlier this year.

Williams will also be making his first Celebration appearance. Williams most recently judged the Columbia Spring Jubilee in June of this year.  Williams judged the Walking For Cancer and Classic in Belfast in 2022.

“We are excited to have these three gentlemen judge our Fall Classic.  We continue to want to use additional judges that have not previously judged for us and we also like to make sure we extend our reach so we were excited to be able to have judges that represent Alabama (Lawrence), Tennessee (Williams) and Kentucky (Brooks), said Celebration CEO Warren Wells.

Again, for the 2023 Fall Classic, the Celebration will construct a show ring within the Cooper Steel Arena to allow for ringside tables. These tables are a much-loved aspect of the Fall Classic and provide a close-up look at the action.

The tables will cost $1,500, come with eight seats, eight meal tickets per night, and this year will include an open bar. The tables also qualify for bronze-level sponsorship of the Fall Classic and parking passes. 

The show will be a triple-point Riders’ Cup show and culminate with the Andy Adkins Memorial Youth Championship on Saturday night, which has been the tradition for the Fall Show. Again, this year the class sheet features the Debut classes for two-year-olds that have not shown in 2023, and the Celebration will again have one class for Mares and Geldings and one for Stallions. The prize money for the winner of both classes is $3,000 this year. Sponsorship remains available for both classes.

For more information about the 2023 Celebration Fall Classic visit www.TWHNC.com or call the Celebration office at 931-684-5915.

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Championship Entry Deadline

Championship Entries can be made between 8:00 am-Noon at the Barn Office (Barn 10) the day before the class is to be held. You can also enter online at http://entermywalkinghorse.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30TH AT NOON IS THE DEADLINE FOR THURSDAY NIGHT’S CHAMPIONSHIPS.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31ST AT NOON IS THE DEADLINE FOR FRIDAY NIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST AT NOON IS THE DEADLINE FOR SATURDAY NIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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