2020 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration attendance hits rock bottom

Tennessee Walking Horses competing with stacks.

Clant Seay is writing up what he witnessed at the 2020 Tennessee Walking Horse “Celebration” show, in this instance exposing the Celebration's numerous lies about attendance — with pictures to prove it. We are posting some of the highlights of his article below. Go here for Seay's full post and pictures. Seay states: In Shelbyville,… Continue reading 2020 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration attendance hits rock bottom

Protest the 2020 Tennessee Walking National Celebration August 27

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

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: We… Continue reading Protest the 2020 Tennessee Walking National Celebration August 27

Sign Petition to cancel “Big Lick” show in Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN

I'm Mayhem competing in the 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration.

Update 4/29: The Petition reached 2,500 signatures. On its way to 5,000! » SIGN PETITION HERE « 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… Continue reading Sign Petition to cancel “Big Lick” show in Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN

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

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

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

Nashville Vote on Soring Ban Tonight

Horse soring "stacks" on the front hooves of a Tennessee Walking Horse at Big Lick competition. HSUS.

NEWS RELEASE Effort to Stop Animal Cruelty Secured an Overwhelming Majority of Lawmakers in Congress Voting for Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act NASHVILLE, TN, USA, August 6, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693, by a vote of 333 to 96. U.S.… Continue reading Nashville Vote on Soring Ban Tonight

Horse Soring — Protest Big Lick horse cruelty at Celebration today and tomorrow

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

Clant Seay relates the following: Tonight is HUGE. The attendance at this year's Big Lick animal cruelty showcase -- The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration -- is way down. I talked to a person parking the cars who has worked there for years, and i asked her WHY. Her exact quote: "It's going down quick.… Continue reading Horse Soring — Protest Big Lick horse cruelty at Celebration today and tomorrow

Glimmer asks you to protest horse soring and the Big Lick this Friday and Saturday

PROTEST Glimmer asks you to protest against horse soring — Big Lick animal cruelty — this coming Friday and Saturday at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, for him, and for all of his brothers and sisters. • 5:00 P.M. FRIDAY, IN FRONT OF CALSONIC ARENA (corner of Celebration Drive and Whitthorne Street) • 5:00… Continue reading Glimmer asks you to protest horse soring and the Big Lick this Friday and Saturday

Animal advocates protest outside walking horse competition

VIA WSMV-TV NBC CHANNEL 4 NASHVILLE --- SHELBYVILLE, TN (WSMV) — Critics said behind the beauty of the walking horses on display at The Celebration in Shelbyville is a practice that is harmful to the animals. The Celebration, one of the world’s premier horse shows, is in its 77th year, but the 11-day event opened… Continue reading Animal advocates protest outside walking horse competition

Horse soring protest at Celebration in Shelbyville. Join them.

Tennessee Walking Horses competing with stacks.

JOIN THE BOYCOTT / PROTEST IN SHELBYVILLE, TENNESSEE AGAINST BIG LICK CRUELTY AND HORSE SORING Updated 8/27/2015 5:35 pm. The 2015 Citizens Campaign Boycott Protest against Big Lick Animal Cruelty will take place initially in front of the Calsonic Arena on Thursday and Friday afternoons this week. We are calling upon the Citizens of Tennessee… Continue reading Horse soring protest at Celebration in Shelbyville. Join them.

Will we ever really get rid of the horrible abuse of horse soring?

Tennessee Walking Horse with stacks and chains, part and parcel of Big Lick animal cruelty.

The Tennessee Walking Horse industry has failed to eliminate horse soring for decades. Sports Illustrated exposed horse soring (although the term did not yet exist) in 1956 in an article entitled "Woe for Walkers." It states: Horse business and sharp practice have not traditionally been divorced. But far uglier than mere chicanery is the widespread… Continue reading Will we ever really get rid of the horrible abuse of horse soring?