"Today, Tennessee Walking Horses are known throughout the industry
as the breed that shows abused and tortured horses."

~ Jim Heird, Ph.D., Do Right By The Horse, February 2010

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."

~ St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, December 7, 2009

NEWS - SHOW hires HPA Violator (5 times in last 6 years) as Director of Judges

This is outrageous. THIS is why we cannot trust SHOW. They are a bunch of liars and cheaters and are not doing their job as an HIO. I plan to write some letters. Let's bombard the USDA and ask them to shut down SHOW. This is ridiculous! Feel free to pass this on to your friends and be sure NOT to support SHOW in any way, shape or form!


FOSH Press Release:
FOSH Surprised in SHOW's Appointment of Director of Judges


Contact Person: Theresa Bippen tbippen1957@yahoo.com

FOSH Surprised in SHOW's Appointment of Director of Judges (12-03-2009)

FOSH announced that it has written a letter to Dr. Doyle Meadows, SHOW/Celebration CEO about its surprise with SHOW's announcement of Rollie Beard as its Director of Judging. The following is an excerpt from the letter:

"Beard received five tickets for Horse Protection Act (HPA) violations within the last six years with the last violation occuring just last year. FOSH questions how a repeat HPA violator can be named as a director of a judging program in a year when a record-breaking number of soring violations has occurred. In addition to soring being illegal, it is also cheating against all the exhibitors who do not sore. As SHOW expects its Director of Judging to demonstrate honesty and support for the sound horse, FOSH fails to understand how this appointment is not a conflict of interest when one considers Beard's own recent history of soring and exhibiting. As long as SHOW continues to honor HPA violators such as Mr. Beard with positions of leadership, it is difficult for outsiders to envision that SHOW is serious about enforcement of the HPA or values such as honest. We hope that you will reconsider the message you sent to the public with your Judging choice."

FOSH is a national leader in the promotion of natural, sound gaited horses and in the fight against abuse and soring of Tennessee Walking Horses. For more information about FOSH, or to become a member, please visit http://www.fosh.info/ or call 800-651-7993.


inchwormwv said...

What is SHOW? Can you provide contact information for them as well?

horsndogluvr said...

SHOW's website is http://showhio.com/. They are the people in charge of judging and, especially, supplying DQPs (soring inspectors) at shows not attended by the USDA.

I just spent about 4 hours analyzing their list of judges to the suspension list (link on the right of this site).

Keep in mind that I could only compare names to names, so I might have some wrong. I.e. judge John Doe might not be the same John Doe that was suspended.

I found that 68 judges are or have been suspended; 14 are currently suspended, and 11 are under LIFETIME suspension.

Foxes guarding the henhouse.

Kat, I put it in an 8-page word doc; would you like me to send it to you?


Anonymous said...

YES PLEASE RUTHIE! That is an excellent idea. I like doing that kind of research and posted it here so people can see the numbers out in the open. That's the kind of stuff that the sore horse industry is trying to hide. Thanks for doing that and for passing it along!

inchwormwv, SHOW is the HIO of choice for most sore horse shows. They also run the Celebration. SHOW used to be the National Horse Show Commission (NHSC), who were around for forever, I think since the 60s. Again, another HIO that was crooked. Honestly, SHOW is just the NHSC with a new name and a director who is probably just as crooked. They changed themselves up because tehey said they're going to enforce the HPA and get serious about stopping sorers. Yeah, 400+ violations at your 2009 Celebration affilated show does not mean you're making a difference, folks.

If you go to the Catagories section on my blog and click on News or Articles, tons of stuff about the formation of SHOW comes up. I tired to post as much SHOW information as I can to show their progression from back to worse.

horsndogluvr said...

Kat, I also e-mailed Dr. Cezar about SHOW hiring Rollie Beard.

Word doc on the way.


soundhorseskickass said...

I have been watching this abuse go on for 15 years. The only reason this continues is because the USDA will not decertify these sore horse organizations, like SHOW. It will never stop unless this is happens.

Oscar said...

Looking at history, not a surprise at all. Will they ever learn?

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