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Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration

Fayetteville, TN
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Type: Parks
Description: An annual, 11-day horse show extravegganza attracting millions of visitors each year.
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Fayetteville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the MOST beautiful, peaceful event you will ever attend! Watching the Tennessee Walkers is just breathtaking.

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newport GB
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The horses may look in peak condition but they are in agony the torture they go though is unbelievable it is called soring please goggle it, some one has to stop this they walk this way because every step is agony to place their hoof on the ground !!!!

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

There is nothing like the celebration....just a wonderful tradition and a great experience for all. You have to pick up the donuts outside of the arena....eat em all!

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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

I have been to several Celebrations, it is a ten day long horse extravaganza. They have classes for dogs, children on "stick horses", weaklings shown in halter, yearlinga down on halter, youth riders, mares, stallions, flat shod, plantation shod, and"big lick" (2-3 plastic wedges between the hoof and the shoe on the front legs). They have versatility classes with barrel... More

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Lewisburg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Our family loves The TN Walking Horse Celebration. Every year we go and enjoy the beautiful horses and decorated horse barns. We love it.

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Do not support the cruelty that each of these horses endures in this show. Please research what happens to obtain this un natural gate. Hard to believe that this is acceptable in this era. So very sad. Check out ABC under cover story about this industry. Shame on the organizers and judges for encouraging this animal abuse. I am sickened.

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Huntsville, AL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

this is the venue to come to. You really get the "old time" feel at this great annual event. And it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

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Decatur
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

I don't know a lot about horses but I love the showmanship of the walking horse. Also the farms in the area are something to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2003

If you want to see many, many beautiful horses in peak condition, performing at their peak, make a point to see the Celebration! It is held in Shelbyville, Tennessee, 14 days before labor day. The culmination is the last class on Saturday when the name the World Grand Champion! All the lights in the stadium in turned off. A spot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2002

40,000 fans on a Saturday night in late August - the stadium lights off and one spotlight zeroes in on one stallion as he is crowned World Grand Champion. The spotlight follows him as he takes his victory pass. A THRILL. This horse show will even impress the non-horse lover.

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