Update 4/29: The Petition reached 2,500 signatures. On its way to 5,000!
The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced on April 23, 2020, that it will hold a “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Show at its 30,000 seat outdoor arena on May 21-23, 2020. The Celebration is located in the City of Shelbyville, Bedford County, TN.
Record Covid-19 Outbreak in Bedford County
According to the Shelbyville Times Gazette newspaper (April 23, 2020), “The number of cases of COVID-19 is growing faster in Bedford County than in any other county in Tennessee. Every four days the number doubles in Bedford County, according to a report in The New York Times that lists the figures for every county in the U.S.”
Protect Public Health and Safety
Please don’t endanger the public health and safety of your community, and others, by allowing this “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse show to be held at Shelbyville, Bedford County, TN during this record Covid-19 outbreak.
This “Big Lick” horse show will bring exhibitors and spectators to Shelbyville, TN from out of state. To hold it at this time will endanger the public health and safety during the midst of this Covid-19 outbreak.
Featured Image: I’m Mayhem competing in the 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration.