President Of Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association Suspended

Celebration Arena in Shelbyville

The Celebration’s board of directors has suspended Marty Irby, president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association, from all activities related to The Celebration for at least one year.
The suspension is in response to a dispute over website domain names that were bought in the name of TWHBEA — the organization that controls the breed’s registry. On Sept. 20, 2011, Irby purchased the web site in TWHBEA’s name:
On April 18, 2012, the Celebration sent a letter to Irby requesting that he transfer the domain names to them. The Celebration is a private organization, which means it can suspend anyone they wish to suspend for any reason they see fit.