Online entry system available for Spring Fun Show

The Spring Fun Show, scheduled for May 25-27, 2023 will accept entries online, beginning on May 21, 2023.  Entries can be made online at entermywalkinghorse.com.  Entries will be accepted each day of the show until 1:00 pm.  The show office will be open daily during the show between 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, for those who wish to make entries in person.

For any questions, call Emily Gill 931-684-5915 Ext. 133 or egill@twhnc.com.

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Celebration continues upgrades to showgrounds

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration recently agreed to a naming rights deal with Cooper Steel, renaming the old Calsonic Arena to Cooper Steel Arena.  The agreement will include a multi-million dollar renovation to the arena with work scheduled to begin in the coming days.

In addition to the renovations of Cooper Steel Arena, work is nearing completion on Mikey’s Motors new Shelbyville location which will be located on the showgrounds of The Celebration.  The building entrance will be via the Evans Street side of the showgrounds but will also be accessible for all visitors and exhibitors utilizing The Celebration’s showgrounds.

As part of the new building for Mikey’s Motors and due to continued strong storms and damage to the old barns, The Celebration will once again be forced to remove at least one old barn.  That will make five barns removed in the last 18 months.  The Celebration has replaced three of those barns with new updated facilities but won’t be able to replace the newly torn down barns in time for this year’s Celebration.

The Celebration is also looking at plans to improve and upgrade the RV parks located in both the north and south ends of the property.  A major attraction to The Celebration and Cooper Steel Arena is the number and accessibility of RV spaces on the showgrounds.

Due to the removal of those stalls and construction of a new business on the showgrounds, it won’t be possible to force the championship entries to stable on the showgrounds due to increased entries in recent years and a reduction in overall stall count.  The Celebration is looking at construction of new barns or the addition of temporary stalls in the future to allow championship entries to return to the showgrounds.

“It is an exciting time at The Celebration right now.  But with growth comes some growing pains. We will have times when our arena won’t be accessible from the front, times we can’t rent the arena and with our new construction it is unfortunate to have to temporarily suspend the policy of keeping our championship entries on the grounds.  But we are excited to have Mikey’s Motors join our footprint as well as the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association moving their headquarters right into the center of our showgrounds,” said CEO Warren Wells.

“The board and all of the Celebration is committed to the growth plan laid out when I was hired.  There has been tremendous progress and we are only getting started for what will be an exciting time for The Celebration.  None of this progress would be possible without the great partners and sponsors that have kept The Celebration what it is today,” concluded Wells.

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85th Annual Celebration Tickets

August 23rd – September 2nd, 2023

Please call to order tickets:

(931) 684-5915

SHELBY REEVES Ext. 104 

sreeves@twhnc.com

 Interactive Seating Chart:  https://twhnc.com/facilities/celebration-arena/

Parking Permit (10 nights) – $100.00

Morning performances in Cooper Steel Arena are free to the public

RESERVED SEATS:
Thursday, August 24th & Friday, August 25th – $7.00
Saturday, August 26th – $15.00
Sunday, August 27th, through Wednesday, August 30th – $7.00
Thursday, August 31st – $15.00
Friday, September 1st – $18.00
Saturday, September 2nd – $20.00

Thursday-Friday-Saturday Combination (8/31/23 – 9/2/23) – $50.00

Book of tickets for ALL NIGHTS – $100.00

Anyone having reserved seats for the 2023 Celebration will be given until June 1, 2023 to pay for the same seats.

Tickets will be mailed during the month of July for reserved seat ticket orders.

GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING, LOCATED IN THE SOUTH GRANDSTAND, WILL BE SOLD DURING THE SHOW.

Thursday, August 24th & Friday, August 25th – $5.00

Saturday, August 26th – $10.00

Sunday, August 27th – Wednesday, August 30th – $5.00

Thursday, August 31st & Friday, September 1st- $8.00

Saturday, September 2nd – $12.00

Ticket orders may be paid by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover.  There is an additional 3% fee on all Credit Card Payments.

Credit Card Authorization Form 

Click below to download form

2023 CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM

For ticket information, please contact:
The Celebration®  
P.O. Box 1010
Shelbyville, TN 37162
(931) 684-5915 ext. 104
Fax (931) 684-5949

Shelby Reeves

sreeves@twhnc.com

Frequently asked questions about tickets and the event:

Q.  Do you sell your box seats by the night?
A.  No; however we do have special packages available for certain nights.

Q.  Are there still reserved seats left?
A.  Yes.  We still have good reserved seats available.

Q.  Do you sell reserved parking by the night?
A.  No.  Our reserved parking is sold for the entire show, but we have cash parking available by the night.  The cost for cash parking is $5.00.

Q.  Do children need a ticket?
A.  If a child, regardless of age, sits in a reserved seat, that child must have a ticket because all of those seats are assigned.  In General Admission, where there are no assigned seats, children six (6) and under are free.

Q.  Are video cameras allowed?
A.  Yes, but only hand-held models.  No tripods are allowed.  You must film from your seat.

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Fun Show selects judging panel

The 53rd Annual Spring Fun Show will be held May 25-27, 2023, in the outdoor Celebration Arena on the showgrounds of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.  Judging the Spring Fun Show will be Chris Bobo, Nathan Clark and Chris Zahnd.  The trio will combine two Celebration veterans along with Zahnd, who will be judging his first Celebration event.

                “We are looking forward to a great show and are excited about having the show outdoors in Celebration Arena.  This panel is an experienced panel and we are excited to have Chris Zahnd judge one of our shows for the first time. He has done several major shows over the last three years and we look forward to having him at the Fun Show,” said Warren Wells, Celebration CEO.

                Bobo has judged The Celebration® four times in his career and judged it most recently in 2021.  Bobo has judged the Spring Fun Show multiple times as well.  Clark has judged The Celebration® five times, most recently in 2019.  Clark, like Bobo, has also judged the Spring Fun Show on multiple occasions.

                Zahnd will be judging a Celebration show for the first time however he has judged several major shows in the past three years.  Zahnd has judged Marshall County, the FAST Showcase, Woodbury, North Carolina Championships and Alabama jubilee among others since the beginning of 2020.

                The Spring Fun Show will feature 69 classes across the three evening performances.  Each performance starts at 6:00PM.  For more information, including sponsorship opportunities visit www.TWHNC.com or call The Celebration® office at 931-684-5915.

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2022 FALL CLASSIC ONLINE ENTRY AVAILABLE

The Celebration® will be utilizing online entries at the Celebration Fall Classic to be held November 3-5, 2022.  Entries will be accepted using http://entermywalkinghorse.com starting on Sunday, October 30, 2022.   

Once the show begins you will have until 1:00 pm each day to enter online.

If you prefer to do your entries in person, they will need to be done at the Show Office between

3:00 pm-5:00 pm the day of the show.

We look forward to a successful Fall Classic.

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The Celebration announces Fall Classic class schedule

The Celebration will host the Fall Classic on November 3rd-5th at the Calsonic Arena on the historic Celebration show grounds. Again, for the 2022 Fall Classic, the Celebration will construct a show ring within the Calsonic 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 2021 Fall Classic will be judged by Jennifer Bingham, Robert Cortner and David Sisk. The panel is experienced with Sisk and Bingham both having multiple appearances judging The Celebration and Cortner, who previously judged the 2021 Spring Fun Show. Sisk has judged The Celebration four times, most recently in 2021. Bingham has judged The Celebration seven times with her most recent appearance in 2017.

            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. Bush Hog and Eagleville Implement have added $1,000 to the prize money for the first place youth in the Andy Adkins championship class. To add to unique excitement of the Celebration Fall Classic, the Celebration has moved the Grooms and Farriers on Walking Horses class to the last class on Friday night.  The winning groom or farrier will receive a Celebration logoed Yeti Cooler.

            Again, this year the class sheet features the Debut classes for two-year-olds that have not shown in 2022, and the Celebration will again have one class for Mares and Geldings (Sponsored by Bruce and Robin MacDonald) and one for Stallions. The prize money for the winner of both classes is $3,000 this year.  Sponsorship remains available for the stallions class.

            Bush Hog and Eagleville Implement have also added $1,000 to the prize money for the winners in the Amateur Novice Riders on Walking Horses and the Amateur Novice Riders on Flat Shod Walking Horses.

2022 CELEBRATION FALL CLASSIC CLASS SCHEDULE FINAL

2022 CELEBRATION FALL CLASSIC PREMIUM INFO

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2022 Fall Classic

Class schedule….coming soon!

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Celebration selects Fall Classic Judges

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has selected Jennifer Bingham, Robert Cortner and David Sisk to judge the Celebration Fall Classic.  The Fall Classic will be held November 3rd-5th in Calsonic Arena on the historic showgrounds of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.

The panel is experienced with Sisk and Bingham both having multiple appearances judging The Celebration and Cortner, who previously judged the 2021 Spring Fun Show.  Sisk has judged The Celebration four times, most recently in 2021.  Bingham has judged The Celebration seven times with her most recent appearance in 2017.

For more information on The Celebration Fall Classic visit www.TWHNC.com

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