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Tennessee Walking Horse and its National Celebration Grounds

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The historic Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds in Shelbyville, Tennessee, 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.

The Celebration is housed in a 105-acre complex in Shelbyville. We have 63 barns that contain 1,650 stalls, an outdoor stadium that seats approximately 30,000, a covered warm-up ring called Champion's Arena, a 4,400-seat indoor arena for horse shows and other similar events, and a well-manicured facility. The Celebration is governed by a seven-member board of directors.

Calsonic Arena, our indoor arena, can seat up to 7,000 people for concerts, capable of serving up monster truck shows, circuses, country music concerts, dog shows, car shows, motocross events, rodeos, alpaca shows, etc., in addition to horse shows. The building was designed with 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.

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