SHELBYVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration was historic.
It was the smallest number of horses competing and the smallest of people watching the Wolrd Grand Championship in the history of the Celebration.
And a horse won back to back which has only happened six other times
The City of Shelbyville essentially turned its back on the Celebration.
The nicest hotel in town across from the Celebration had the “Vacancy” sign out. In previous years, it would have been filled six months ahead of time
The attendance was the poorest in modern times as the public continues its rejection of the sore Big Lick.
Here is a photo from the Stake Class to crown the 2014 World Grand Champion.
There may have been 3,000 people there watching it.
Much much more to come.