Despite PSHA and “Big Lick” controlled media’s efforts to misrepresent TWHBEA’s position on the “Whitfield Amendment”, former TWHBEA President and now Executive Director, Tracy Boyd held firm stating the the TWHBEA Executive Committee by a decisive 7 – 4 vote endorsed HR 1518 (PAST) Act, “Whitfield Amendment”. Pressure is being exerted upon TWHBEA by PSHA trying to get TWHBEA to come out against the “Whitfield Amendment”.
The PSHA (“Big Lick”) organization has attempted to hold the TWHBEA Futurity hostage by refusing to affiliate the padded classes with SHOW HIO (Celebration). The WHTA which is part of PSHA has voted to suspend the Trainer’s license for six months if a member shows at any show not affiliated by SHOW HIO (Celebration). Sources state that the drastic authoritarian measure was put in place by the PSHA/WHTA to try and bail the Celebration out of the approximately $550,000.00 debt the Celebration is on the hook due to underwriting SHOW HIO.
Informed sources opine that the EC action IS the TWHBEA position on the “Whitfield Amendment” despite a vote by the Board of Directors to not approve the action of the EC. Under the TWHBEA By-Laws, the Board of Directors has no authority to overrule the actions of the Executive Committee.
HR 1518 (PAST) act picked up on another sponsor yesterday bring the total now to 131 members of the House of Representatives sponsoring the bill, 103 Democrats 28 Republicans.