Word has been delivered to the Celebration “Big Lickers” that this isn’t going to be your father’s Celebration.
Look for pads/packages to be randomly removed to inspect for pressure shoeing.
Trained spotters will be in the stands at the Celebration to provide real time information as to which horses to suspect for post show inspection.
THE BIG BOSS – U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TOM VILSACK
THE APHIS HEAD – KEVIN SHEA
ANIMAL WELFARE AND HORSE PROTECTION MAN – CHESTER GIPSON, DVM
RACHEL CEZAR, DVM – NATIONAL HORSE PROTECTION COORDINATOR
Looks like the Heavy Hitters – DEHAVEN, BENEFIELD, BIPPEN & LANE – got some folks attention with their visit to Washington.