TWHNC Press Release August 6, 2021 Celebration Releases Aged Stallions Splits

Aug 24th, 2021 | By | Category: News

The 83rd Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration® will be held August 25-September 4, 2021. The class sheet was revamped for 2021, with several changes made per recommendations by a committee formed by the board of directors.
In total, 11 classes were split and for the first time in several years there will be no three-way splits in 2021. “We are tremendously excited to have competitive classes that pit many of our industry’s most talented horses against one another in both preliminary and championship classes,” said CEO Warren Wells.
For the first time in years, the Two-Year-Old Stallions will be split only into an A and B division. The total numbers of entries were down significantly in the division which warranted only a two-way split.
Although the Walking Stallions, Five Years and Over (Canter) only had 11 entries, The Celebration® kept with tradition and split the class into two divisions.
“It was a tough call with only one trainer having multiple entries and the total number of entries not warranting a split. I know our fans would love to see all 11 horses in the ring at the same time, and it would make for great theatre. But I chose to keep with tradition in my first year on the job,” said Wells.

The A division will feature:

Walk For Roses and Russ Thompson
Joe Pa and Winky Groover
Mach 1 and Jimmy McConnell
Hey, Tomcat and Jamie Lawrence
Really Coach and Rodney Dick

The B division will feature:

Jose’s Power Broker and Keith Blackburn
A Big Honor and Ryan Blackburn
Minor Ordeal and Tyler Baucom
Jose’s Revival and Casey Wright
Gin’s Shadow and Jimmy McConnell

Celebration entries remain steady
After a 10% increase in entries in 2020, The Celebration® announced a total of 2,262 pre-show entries for the upcoming 83rd Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration®. The 2,262 total is up 10 entries from last year. “We are extremely pleased with the entries for our upcoming show. With such a large increase last year, the ability for us to continue to add entries year over year continues the positive trends we are seeing in the industry,” said Celebration CEO Warren Wells.
The number of unique horses that make up the 2,262 entries also increased from last year. In 2020, 1,311 different horses were entered at The Celebration®. In 2021 that number jumped to 1,320 horses. “Being the world championship horse show, we want to host as many horses as we possibly can, and we look forward to continuing to grow this number over the next several years,” said Wells.
The 1,320 horses competing is a jump of 120 horses over two years ago. This number has been continually rising and this year’s increase is another positive sign. The 83rd Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration will be held August 25th through September 4th.

TWHBEA National Futurity
Shelbyville, TN

25-September 4
Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration
Shelbyville, TN

HWY 43 Auction Co. Celebration Sale
Shelbyville, TN


Prestige Horse Sale
Shelbyville, TN

WHTA Blue Ribbon Yearling Sale
Shelbyville, TN

WWHA versatility Show
Larsen, WI

Brodhead, KY

Kentucky Celebration
Harrodsburg, KY

Racking Horse Breeders’ Association of America Celebration
Decatur, AL

PWHAT Fun Show
Wartrace, TN

Walking For The Future
Morristown, TN

SSHBEA World Grand Championships

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