The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has finalized the class sheet for the upcoming 84th Annual Celebration to be held August 24th through September 3rd. “We are excited to release our final schedule. There are some major changes to our schedule including starting our final three championship nights at 6:00PM,” said Celebration CEO Warren Wells.
Major changes to the 2022 version of the class sheet include The Celebration® having an evening session on the Wednesday August 24, where the Futurity has traditionally been held for years. The Futurity classes and competition will be spread throughout the entire class sheet of The Celebration® instead of all being held on one night.
In addition, 2022 will mark the first Two-Year-Old Walking Mares World Grand Championship. The Celebration® was asked to consider this in 2021 and its class sheet committee recommended the change in 2022 which was received with overwhelming support during the comment period. Certain divisions have been expanded based upon support throughout previous Celebrations and industry events and some have been contracted for the same reason.
“We are grateful to our class sheet committee that worked so diligently with us on this process. There is no perfect class sheet, but we do our best to combine the interests of our exhibitors along with having the most competitive and entertaining horse show that we can,” said Wells. He continued, “We will begin this process much earlier for the 2023 Celebration and will be looking at those classes that lack the participation levels we expect from World Championship and World Grand Championship classes.”
The Celebration® incorporated several classes in the final schedule that had previously been removed, due to the significant response received during the comment period. Due to the addition of these classes, the decision was made to start the final three championship nights at 6:00PM instead of the traditional 7:00PM start. “We really appreciate the input we received and it made a difference in our final class sheet. We hope that input and enthusiasm is displayed at the entry office for both our preliminary and championship classes,” concluded Wells.
Click here for the final version of the 84th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. For more information about the upcoming show please visit www.TWHNC.com