DING DING DING – USDA ACTUAL INSPECTION NUMBERS VS CELEBRATION CEO “CHEF” MIKE INMAN’S ‘SPIN JOB’

RIVERDALE, MARYLAND – Official USDA spokesperson today released official HPA Violation numbers regarding the 2013 Celebration.

Celebration CEO “Chef” Mike Inman released official SHOW HIO violation numbers.

They do not gee haw at all.

Celebration CEO Mike Inman

The USDA shows 81 Horses violated the HPA.

“Chef” Mike shows 28 Horses violated the HPA.

“Chef” Mike omitted the 53 Horses the USDA said violated the HPA, and instead, just showed the 28 Horses the SHOW HIO dqps found in violation.

Then “Chef” Mike served up a real whopper when he proudly touted a violation rate of 1.80%.

If you include the 53 USDA HPA violations “Chef” Mike was trying to hide from you, the percentage shoots up to 5.5% SORE.

Then “Chef” Mike puts the icing on the cake when he says, “the partnership we have with USDA to ensure the welfare of the horse is protected.”

Mike, what partnership are you talking about?

First you don’t include the 53 HPA violations found by the USDA. Then the Celebration just spent $500,000,00 suing the USDA in a futile effort to stop the Mandatory “Minimum Penalties”. After being “Slam Dunked” in federal court, the Penalties were FINALLY accepted by SHOW HIO on August 19, 2013. Remember Mike, the Penalties you fought so fiercely against were implemented to “protect the welfare of the horse”.

The real story “Chef” Mike leaves out of the recipe is the HUGE number of horses NOT led to inspection. The number is 627. The overwhelming reason these horses didn’t go to inspection is the Trainers are afraid they will be found sore and with the new federal regulations Mandatory “Minimum Penalties”, unlike the fun and games with SHOW HIO penalty structure, have real teeth. And the Trainers know they won’t be in business long if they lead SORE horses to inspections with the Mandated penalties in place.

So “Chef” Mike’s 1.80% or 98.2% alleged compliance rate is a bunch of baloney.

If you checked the sore horses kept back at the barn, the compliance rate would be about 80%. That means about2 of every 10 horses SORE which is shameful.

And hey Mike, is this about “protecting the welfare of the horse” or just allowing Celebration SHOW HIO to project a false face of respectability based on the games you are obviously playing with the real numbers.

Shame on you “Chef” Mike for not shooting it straight. But, hey, what can you expect from a racket based on “institutionalized soring”?

HERE ARE THE USDA NUMBERS
August 22 – August 29, 2013 (NOTE: USDA didn’t arrive until Aug. 22)

90 TOTAL HPA VIOLATIONS

81 HORSES W/ HPA VIOLATIONS
* 53 VMO
* 28 DQP

1,476* HORSES INSPECTED – (Aug. 22 – Aug. 29)
627 HORSES NOT INSPECTED BECAUSE TRAINER WOULD NOT TAKE THEM TO INSPECTION

The truth is the Celebration was forced to adopt the Mandatory “Minimum Penalties”, and are now trying to take credit for them.

HERE IS “CHEF” MIKE – CELEBRATION/SHOW HIO PRESS RELEASE
August 30, 2013

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CELEBRATION – Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Inspection Update

Shelbyville, TN – See below for a summary of SHOW inspection numbers from the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration:

Through Thursday Evening:
1598 Entries (Aug. 21 – Aug. 29)
28 Horses Disqualified
29 Violations
98.2% compliance

“Overall we are pleased with the compliance rate and the partnership we have with USDA to ensure the welfare of the horse is protected,” said Mike Inman, TWHNC CEO.

Mike, isn’t the ultimate question – are you pleased with the bogus compliance rate or the actual welfare of the horse which is obviously being sored?

“Chef” Mike, you can lie by omitting or committing.

It appears that you are doing more than a little of both.

Shame on you Mike Inman.

Billy Go Boy

Billy Go Boy

6 thoughts on “DING DING DING – USDA ACTUAL INSPECTION NUMBERS VS CELEBRATION CEO “CHEF” MIKE INMAN’S ‘SPIN JOB’

  1. Wonder what the numbers would look like if they quarantined the horses for about an hour after their class and removed the shoes to test for pain.

  2. I don’t understand the process that there were horses “not led to Inspection” it sounds llike inspections were voluntary? Weird process.

    • The owners paid for their horses to be transported to Shelbyville, boarded for about two weeks, and entry fees, stall costs to the Celebration with the intent to show.
      So if you are going to show you are going to have to have your horse inspected. So, of course, it is voluntary to decide to show. What BGB is telling you is why after they go to all that expense WHY they are not showing.

      • Cause they have a runny nose and itchy eyes. or maybe a loved one running late was supposed to come and watch so they decided to show in a different class, or rider was sick, or trainer did not feel so good, waiting to get it level so they could see how it goes with no fixin and enter in the correct classs, or what they dun could only be undone with time so timing on the horse was just not right!

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