Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration!
historic Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration
Grounds in Shelbyville, TN is home to The Tennessee Walking
Horse National Celebration®,
which takes place each year in late summer for the 11 days
ending on the Saturday night before Labor Day.
Nearly a quarter of a million tickets are sold to fans from
more than 40 states -- fans that travel to Shelbyville,
Tennessee to enjoy the excitement of the Tennessee Walking
Horse and its National Celebration®.
is housed in a 105-acre complex in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
We have 63 barns that contain 1,650 stalls, an outdoor
stadium that seats approximately 30,000, a covered warm-up
ring called Champions Arena, a 4,400 seat indoor arena for
horse shows, and other similar events, and a well-decorated
and manicured facility. The Celebration®
is governed by a seven member Board of Directors to whom the
staff reports. These seven members meet monthly to stay
abreast of guidelines and goals that have been set in place
for the staff to achieve.
Calsonic Arena, our indoor arena, can seat up to 7,000
people for concerts. In this arena we have had monster truck
shows, circuses, country music concerts, dog shows, car
shows, motocross events, rodeos, alpaca shows, etc., in
addition to horseshows. The building was designed with the
equine events as our number one priority, but we are
delighted that we can host an event of almost any type.
Calsonic Arena is booked approximately 40 out of the 52
weekends each year. Breeds such as Arabians, Ponies of the
Americas, Quarter Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses, Racking
Horses, Tennessee Walking Horses, miniatures, and
saddlebreds, call our facility their "home" during the
weekends that they use our world class facility.
Phone: (931) 684-5915