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
Ms. Lisa Turner, CPA
Todd Bobo, Attorney 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
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.
• 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)
• Use of Action Devices and Performance Packages for Tennessee Walking Horses, AVMA, Undated »