Tennessee Walking Horses peers from his stall during search for proof of horse soring. HSUS image.

Tennessee Walking Horse Nat’l Celebration Directors go full speed ahead with “Spring Fun Show”

SHELBYVILLE, TN (April 23, 2020) Via BILLY GO BOY — The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced today that the “50th Spring Fun  Show” will be held at the Celebration’s large arena on May 21-23, 2020 despite an explosive outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee.

According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette Newspaper on April 21, 2020,  Covid-19 Cases in Shelbyville-Bedford County, Tennessee have been up 184% in the past five days.

Here are the decision makers.

Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration Board of Directors

Mr. Jeffrey Howard, Publisher, The Walking Horse Report

Ms. Lisa Turner, CPA

Todd BoboAttorney at Law

Charles McDonald, Celebration Employee

Rick Insell,  Former Shelbyville High School Basketball Coach

David Crowell, Shelbyville Utility Manager

Pat Marsh, Tennessee State Representative, Shelbyville


Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.
Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

Pending Legislation

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has been on a steep decline since the United States House of Representatives delivered a bipartisan landslide — 333 to 96 — to end the “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty to Tennessee Walking Horses forever.


Related Reading

• Bill meant to prevent mistreatment of Tennessee Walking Horses passes in U.S. House (by Andrew Wigdor and Matt Reynolds, USA TODAY NETWORK and Medill News Service), July 25, 2019 »

• Equine Veterinarians Praise Passage of Anti-Soring Legislation in U.S. House, AAEP, July 25, 2019

Resources (f4H Website)

Horse Soring Fact SheetHorse Soring FAQsHorse Soring Images (incl. videos)

• Use of Action Devices and Performance Packages for Tennessee Walking Horses, AVMA, Undated »


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6 thoughts on “Tennessee Walking Horse Nat’l Celebration Directors go full speed ahead with “Spring Fun Show””

  1. Horrible humans involved in this abusive atrocity! And now spreading covid-19! Selfish greedy cruel idiots! Ban this damn bloody business!

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  2. Why in the world has this abusive industry not been shut down yet? How many more years do these magnificent horses have to suffer!? It seems to be all talk and no action! Put them out of business ASAP to prevent further suffering! Stop these evil greedy abusers! 🐴 PLEASE!

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  3. You can be assured that any organization responsible for the longstanding abuse of the Tennessee Walking Horse for their own financial gain would also have utter disregard for the health and welfare of their local community. Businesses and churches are shutdown, people are struggling to make ends meet, the elderly are at risk but the show must go on…tells me a lot about the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry…they don’t care about the horses or people….Sore the horse, kill a few elderly….it’s all about the $$$$$ for them!

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    1. Absolutely! My blood runs cold every time anything comes up about the Tennessee Walking Horse. I first came across it 15 years ago and despite so many good people in the USA exposing the unspeakable cruelty that these poor horses suffer, it continues on.

      It just beggars belief.

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