1963-Voice Of The Tennessee Walking Horse 1963 July Voice - Page 5

Voice of the Tennessee Walking Horse 3 Greatest Celebration Ever Schedules 58 Night Classes Sept. 1-7 Plans for the “Greatest Celebration Ever” in observance of this wondrous show’s Silver Anniversary—Sept. 1-7 at Shelbyville, Tenn.—call for 58 classes, all in the nightime, and prize money exceeding $25,000. President Wiliam C. Tune, Jr. of the Tennessee Walking Horse Na­ tional Celebration Executive Commit­ tee announced the class list as prep­ arations went forward to care for record-breaking crowds, with addi­ tional seating facilities including 283 new boxes, each with six chairs. Show Judges Named Celebration President Tune an­ nounced the Horse Show Judges and Officials for the 7-night show starting Sunday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. with other night programs starting at 7:30 p.m. The Grand Championship Walking Horse Stake to crown the Champion Walking Horse of the World will con­ clude the week-long show Sept. 7 with SI,000 top money and the total for this stake being S3,160. Judging the Walking Division will be: Hulan Ferrell of Baxter, Tenn., near Cookeville, who was a judge at the 1951 Celebration; J. B. Smith, vet­ eran trainer and manager at Dixie Plantation, famous establishment of Mrs. G. M. Livingston at Quitman, Ca. (Smith also being a former Cele­ bration judge); and Billy Liles, promi­ nent trainer at Hy-Tyre Farms, owned by Dr. and Mrs. H. Fiskin, Gibsonia, Pa. Judging the Saddle Fine Harness and Roadster Division wil be Herbert McLain, New Orleans, La. Judge of Equitation will be Mrs. Eci Ezell, Jr., Chapel Hill, Tenn. Sam Gibbons of Athens, Ala., is show manager and Emmet Guy of Jackson, Tenn., is announcer, both in roles they have held at the Celebra­ tion for y 4 ars. On the Celebration Executive Com­ mittee with President Tune are: W. L. Parker, vice-president; P. J. Scudder, secretary-treasurer; E. L. Adamson, R. M. Thomas, H. J. Thompson and H. C. Tilford, Jr., directors. Celebration entries close at mid­ night, Thursday, Aug. 15; entries sent by mail must be postmarked before midnight, August 15, 1963, and post entries will not be accepted—the official announcement said. Entries should be mailed to the Celebration, Inc., P.O. Box 192, Shelbyville, Tenn. The 28-page class sheet listing all classes, premiums, entry fees, and rules and regulations are being mailed to all prospective exhibitors. Attention is called to several changes and clarifica­ tions in the Celebration’s Rules and Regulations as set out in the official announcement. Any horse showing in the Grand Championship Walking Stake, or in any and all other championship stake classes, must have been previously shown and judged in at least one other qualifying class in the division at the show. Schedule of Classes The schedule of classes follows: Sept. 1—8 p.m.; 1, Weanling Fillies; 2, Pony Fancy Turnout; 3, YVeanling Horse Colts; 4, Walking Seat Equita­ tion; 5, Mare and Foal; 6 , Roadster Pony; 7, Saddle Seat Equitation; 8 , Get of Sire. Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m.: 9, Two-Year-Old Walking Fillies; 10, Junior Fine Har­ ness Horses, any sex; 11, Three-Year- Old Walking Mares; 12, Five-Giated Stallions or Geldings, any age; 13, Owner-Amateur Lady Riders on Walk­ ing Mares or Geldings, Any Age; 14, Three-Gaited Stake, Mares or Gel­ dings, Any Age; 15, Three-Year-Old Walking Geldings; 16, Roadster to Bike, open; 17, Two-Year-Old Walk­ ing Geldings; Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m.: 18, Walking Mares, Four-Years Old and Over; 19, Three-Gaited Mares or Geldings, Over 15.2; 20, Owner-Amateur, Walking Stallions, any age; 21, Fine Harness Horses, Amateur Drivers; 22, Yearling- Fillies; 23, Five-Gaited Mares, Any Age; 24, Two-Year-Old Walking Stal­ lions; 25, Road Horses, Mares or Gel­ dings, Under Saddle, Lady Riders; Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m.: 26, Three-Year- Old Walking Stallions; 27, Fine Har­ ness Ponies, 58 inches and under, drivers 18 years and under; 28, Year­ ling Horse Colts; 29, Walking Ponies, 58 inches and under, riders 15-18 years, inclusive; 30, Road Horses to Road Wagon, open; 31, Owner-Amateur, Walking Mares, any age; 32, Three- Gaited Mares or Geldings, 15.2 and under; 33, Walking Geldings, Four- Years-Old and Over; Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.: 34, Walking Ponies, 58 inches and under, riders 14 and under; 35, Juveniles, 18 years and under riding five-gaited mares or geldings; 36, Walking Stallions, Four- Years-Old and Over; 37, Juveniles, 18 years and under riding three-gaited mares or geldings; 38, Championship Walking Yearlings; 39, Owner-Ama­ teur, Walking Geldings, Any Age; 40, Roadster to Bike, Amateur Drivers; 41, Colored Grooms on Walking Horses, any age or sex; Sept. 6 , 7:30 p.m.: 42, Amateur Five- Gaited Stake, any age or sex; 43, Championship Walking Weanling; 44, Juveniles, 12 years and under Riding Walking Mares or Geldings; 45, Three-Gaited Ponies, 58 inches and under, Riders 18 years and under; 46, Owner-Amateur, Walking Horses, Riders 50 and over; 47, Roadster to Bike, Speed Only; 48, Juveniles 13-18 Years Riding Walking Mares or Gel­ dings; 49, Three-Gaited Champion­ ship Stake; 50, Junior Walking Horse Championship Stake; Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.: 51, Fine Harness Stake; 52, Two-Year-Old Walking Horse Championship Stake; 53, Road­ ster to Bike Championship Stake; 54, Owner-Amateur Riders on Walking Horses, Championship Stake; 55, Five- Gaited Ponies, 58 inches and under, Riders 18 years and under; 56, Walk­ ing Pony Championship Stake, 58 inches and under; 57, Five-Gaited Championship Stake; 58, Grand Championship Walking Horse Stake. Breeders Futurity Set Sat., Aug. 31; Grand Ole Opry Added Attraction On Saturday night, prior to opening of the Celebration schedule, the Silver Anniversary Breeders Assn. Futurity will be held at the Celebration Grounds with record-breaking prize money exceeding SM,000 for the six classes. The Futurity program begin­ ning at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 31, will include numbers by the Flatt & Scruggs Grand Ole Opry Show of Country Music fame, whose appearance will be made possible by cooperation of the Martha White Mills, Inc. of Nashville with the Tennessee Walking Breeders' & Ex­ hibitors’ Assn, of America, Inc., Exec­ utive Secretary FI. Tom Fulton an­ nounced. Details on the Futurity should be obtained from Mrs. James Hawkins, association secretary, at Lewisburg, Tenn. Futurity admission is free. Judge for the Futurity will be E. L. Burgess of Sherrill, Ark,