2018 CCBLAC Protest at the Shelbyville, Tenneesee "National Celebration" featuring horse soring, or "Big LIck" animal cruelty. ©Clant Seay.

Protest the 2020 Tennessee Walking National Celebration August 27

We ask everyone who can to please join the protest of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration event which begins Thursday, August 27, 2020, in Shelbyville, Tennessee, either in person, or via social media.

Here is the Facebook Event Page for the Protest.

Clant Seay who organizes and stages the protest every year states:

Open quote

We have come so far in six years:

  • “America’s Verdict” on the Floor of the U. S. House;
  • Lowest Celebration Attendance in 50 years;
  • Shelbyville citizens not attending the horse show;
  • Increased social awareness on social media.

We need to do it again this year.

I will have gloves, masks and sanitizer. 

We will socially distance.

My thought is a large group of us gather on the FIRST night which is Thursday,  August 27, 2020. Please contact me via email if you can come on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, and then whatever other day works best for you.


About Soring

“Big Lick” Animal Cruelty

“Big Lick” animal cruelty is commonly known as horse soring.

Horse soring is the intentional infliction of pain to a horse’s legs or hooves in order to force the horse to perform an artificial, exaggerated gait. Caustic chemicals—blistering agents like mustard oil, diesel fuel and kerosene—are applied to the horse’s limbs, causing extreme pain and suffering. Nails are also driven into the wooden “stacks” horses are forced to wear and perform in which also causes constant pain and horrific suffering. That is only the beginning. See below.

Undercover Video

This video is from 2012. These crimes continue, and will be on show at the upcoming “Celebration” just 20 days from now.


Although horse soring is against the law, perceived weaknesses in that law are constantly taken advantage of — all under the supervision of the USDA. We and numerous others are working to remove those weaknesses which allows this disgusting cruel practice to continue.

Help us stop these fiends by protesting this year’s National Celebration.

Related Reading

U.S. House overwhelmingly approves anti horse soring bill, Tuesday’s Horse, Jul. 2019 (Note: The Senate version is being stalled by Mitch McConnell KY and Marsha Blackburn TN) »

Fund for Horses

Horse Soring Fact Sheet » Horse Soring FAQs » Horse Soring Images »

Featured Image: 2018 CCBLAC Protest at the Shelbyville, Tenneesee “National Celebration” featuring horse soring, or “Big Lick” animal cruelty. ©Clant Seay.


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3 thoughts on “Protest the 2020 Tennessee Walking National Celebration August 27”

  1. Thanks for keeping Americans up-to-date on the anti-soring attempts by Clant Seay and others. I would do ANYTHING to be in Shelbyville in person to protest this abuse if I could!! Many thanks also to Clant and his supporters who work tirelessly towards this endeavor! As a former owner of a Big Lick that I rescued when he was no longer “desirable” for the showring, I know first-hand of its horrors and after-effects. I have watched and re-watched the above video, and I find it appalling that the USDA still allows this to go on, despite the fact that it really is illegal!!!

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