49th Annual Racking Horse Spring Celebration To Take Place July 8-11

By  | June 29, 2020 | Filed under: News

DECATUR-The second largest Racking Horse Show in the United States returns next month bringing with it hundreds of horses to Decatur. The Spring Celebration, typically held in April, was postponed due to COVID-19 precautions and will take place July 8-11, 2020, at the Morgan County Celebration Arena.


The Spring Celebration offers 63 classes and divisions with prize money reaching over $30,000. Competitions are held nightly beginning at 6 p.m. with the Grand Champion to be announced Saturday evening, July 11. Children are invited to participate in the “stick horse” class at 6 p.m. on July 11. This event allows children to bring their own stick horse for friendly competition in the arena and every participant receives a ribbon.


For the safety and well-being of attendees, exhibitors and competitors, the Racking Horse Breeders Association of America will be implementing COVID-19 precautionary measures. These include practicing social distancing and keeping a distance of six feet from anyone not in your immediate family. Masks are preferred but not required. Wash hands often, using the sanitizer provided at the stations.


No admission will be charged at the door. Parking is $5 per person or $20 per carload at the gate.

The Morgan County Celebration Arena is located at 67 Horse Center Road (off Highway 67 East) in Decatur.


For additional information on the racking horse breed and a current show schedule, contact the Racking Horse Breeders Association of America at 256.353.7225 or visit www.rackinghorse.com.


About the Racking Horse Breeders Association of America (RHBAA)

The purpose of RHBAA is to collect record and preserve the pedigrees of Racking Horses, to publish a register or studbook, and other such matters pertaining to the breeding, exhibiting and sales of Racking Horses. With the formation of RHBAA in 1971, the Racking Horse has grown in popularity. Today, there are over 80,000 racking horses registered with the RHBAA, a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Decatur, Alabama. The Alabama Legislature proclaimed the racking horse as the “Official State Horse for the State of Alabama” on October 5, 1975.

Media Release/Karen Beasley/Decatur Morgan County Tourism


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