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  • Alabama Jubilee Class Sheet September 18, 2019Alabama Jubilee Class Sheet – October 25-26, 2019
  • Barn Hopping in Bedford September 18, 2019Division A (Horses stabled on Celebration Grounds) 1st- Dry Dock Stables 2nd- Leatherwood Farm 3rd- Leigh Stuart Stables   Division B (Horses not stabled on Celebration Grounds, one to six) 1st- Tintern Abby Farm 2nd- Sunset Farms Tintern Abby Farms also received the Mayor’s Awards chosen by Shelbyville Mayor, Wallace Cartwright and Bedford County Mayor, Chad Graham.   Division C (Horses not stabled on Celebration ...
  • Judges Announced for Fall Shows September 18, 2019October 2-5, 2019 has been set aside for the 35th Annual SSHBEA World Championship Horse Show. This event will take place at the Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville. Accepting the task of judging are Eric Barrett, Linda Kay McCarley and Jennifer Stembridge. The North Carolina Championship Horse Show will take place on October 3-5, 2019 at the ...
  • WHTA Host Blue Ribbon Yearling Sale September 18, 2019The 3rd Annual WHTA Blue Ribbon Yearling Sale was a very successful event held on August 30th and 31st during the recent 81st Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. The sale took place at the historic Wiser Farm on Lewisburg Highway in Shelbyville. Some of the industry’s leading sires had offspring bringing some high bids. ...
  • Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary Takes Center Stage September 18, 2019The WHT Auxiliary plays a vital role in the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry. Each member volunteers to positively promote the breed by work and fundraising. Traditionally each year at The Celebration, Auxiliary Night means awards and recognitions. This year was no different as center ring became center stage for this group. The Merit Award is one ...
  • Betty Sain Makes Celebration Appearance September 18, 2019Famed Walking Horse trainer Betty Sain visited friends on August 28th at The Celebration. Sain was 23 when she rode into the history books as the first female trainer to win the Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship. She directed Shaker’s Shocker to the title in 1966.
  • Birth Announcement September 18, 2019Wyatt Andrew Rippy Nick and Abi Armstrong Rippy of Shelbyville, Tennessee are the proud new parents of Wyatt Andrew Rippy. The Rippy’s firstborn entered the world on August 30, 2019 weighing 8 pounds and was 20 and ¼ inches long. Wyatt’s proud grandparents are Andy and Lynn Rippy and Kenneth and Sherry Armstrong. The Scoop congratulates ...
  • Birth Announcement September 18, 2019Foster Clayton Bobo Jason and Maria Derickson Bobo of Nashville, Tennessee proudly announce the birth of their son Foster Clayton Bobo. He was born on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. He weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. Foster Clayton joins his big sister Conlee Marie in the Bobo home. Doting grandparents are Herbert ...
  • SHOW Releases Social Media Statement September 18, 2019Heads up…Park Performance shoeing rule change effective immediately! The shoeing rule now states: The Park Performance horse is allowed to have a maximum of two pads that do not exceed the thickness of one and one quarter inch (1 ¼”). Rock back pads are not allowed. Acceptable action devices are allowed. Press Release will follow soon.  
  • Obituary – Doug Wolaver September 18, 2019The Walking Horse Industry mourns the loss of three-time World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse trainer and lifelong farmer Doug Wolaver. At the age of 81, he passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at his home in Diana. Doug was a quiet spoken man who simply minded his own business, but was always willing to ...
  • Racking Celebration Judges September 18, 2019The members of the Racking Horse Breeders Association recently voted for their choice of judges for the 48th Annual Racking Horse Breeders’ Association of America World Celebration. The votes have been counted and those selected are Mary Alice Bohannon, Roger Byrd, Kelly France, Ricky Shaleford and Jason Todd. Lance Meisenheimer will serve as 1st Alternate. ...
  • Celebration Has New Horse Mural August 29, 2019Shelbyville Artist Crystal Prince O’Neal (pictured) recently presented the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration with a beautiful Walking Horse mural. It has been received outstandingly by attendees for photo opportunities at the 81st annual event. The mural is located under the west grandstand. Everyone is encouraged to go by and check out this awesome piece ...
  • Equine Obituary- WGC Repeats Color Me In August 29, 20195/2/2003-8/14/19 Raised by Kasey Kesselring, “Whitey” was a once in a lifetime mare that took many children to the winners’ circle safely, including Kailin Kesselring’s first set of roses at the Spotted Championships. From a broodmare, to a lesson horse at Montverde Academy in Florida, to a safe show ring mount for any level rider, she ...
  • Obituary – Coy Claxton August 29, 2019Mr. Coy Allen Claxton of Shelbyville, Tennessee died Monday, August 26, 2019. He was 82 years old. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, August 29th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Joe Calvert officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Coy, a native of Bedford County, was a Walking Horse trainer who loved working with ...
  • Obituary – Haley Tillman August 29, 2019Mary Haley Tillman, age 45, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019. Haley Tillman was born on August 14, 1974 in Pulaski, Tennessee and was a lifelong resident of Giles County. She was a loving and devoted mother to her two daughters, Allison Paige Holley of Pulaski and Morgan Allana Holley of Murfreesboro. Her greatest joy ...