Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration

Marker ID: THC 3G 37
Location: on Jessup Place near 1110 Evans St., Shelbyville, TN
County: Bedford
Coordinates: N 35° 29.327    W 086° 26.95
  35.48878333    -86.44916666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


This 90-acre tract is home of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration - "The World's Largest Walking Horse Show". On July 17, 1939, a non-profit association was chartered to conduct a national celebration to honor and exhibit the Tennessee Walking Horse. By its 50th anniversary, the show had grown from its initial 3-night competition and an estimated 8,000 spectators to 10 nights and a paid attendance in excess of 231,000.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission