Tennessee Livestock Center Welcomes National Event May 19-20
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2006EDITORIAL CONTACT: National Spotted Saddle Horse Association, 615-890-2864 (MURFREESBORO)—It’s springtime again, so that means it’s time once again for the National Spotted Saddle Horse Association’s annual Spring Show at MTSU’s Tennessee Livestock Center!
The 27th annual event, planned for Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, will feature a variety of classes each night beginning at 6, including a stick-horse class, juvenile, amateur and professional class competitions. A total of 42 classes will be presented, including the final class on Saturday night, the Spring Show Championship.
Officials for the event include judges Billy Dean of Bell Buckle and Mike House of Shelbyville; ringmasters Judy Push of Manchester and Penny Bradshaw of Murfreesboro; and master of ceremonies Brent Perry and organist Jonathan Lingle, both of Murfreesboro. Jamie Baker of Baker Equine Photography, Nashville, will serve as show photographer.
The NSSHA was formed in 1979 with its headquarters in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Association is dedicated to establishing a uniform breed saddle horse that is naturally gaited and performs without the use of training aids or substances. Any horse, regardless of background, may be registered, providing the horse is spotted and exhibits a saddle gait, which may be a flat walk, running walk, pace, rack or combination of all gaits.
Admission to this year’s show at the Livestock Center, located at 1720 Greenland Drive on the MTSU campus, is $6 per adult. Children age 6 and under will be admitted free.
The Tennessee Livestock Center was completed in 1988 and offers over 155,000 square feet of space under roof, including a temperature-controlled main arena accommodating 4,550 people. The Center serves most horse, cattle, hog, sheep and other agriculture events and also houses nonagriculture events, including the annual All Nations American Indian Festival and Grand Slam Fish Fry.
For more information about the May 19-20 show, visit the NSSHA Web site at www.nssha.com or e-mail the Association at email@example.com.