DING DING DING – SHOW HIO DQPS DIDN’T SHOW UP ON FRIDAY NIGHT TO ENFORCE THE HORSE PROTECTION ACT

RIVERDALE, MD – The USDA today released the inspection numbers from the Friday night, August 30, 2013 classes.

138 Horses Inspected
36 Scratches
12 Violations Found
11 Horses Disqualified
* 11 VMO
* -0- DQP
Ratio of VMO/DQP 11/0

As reported Friday, the USDA VMOs are finding approximately twice as many HPA violations as the SHOW HIO DQPS are.

On Friday night, it got a whole lot worse with the USDA VMOs finding 11 HPA violations and the SHOW HIO DQPs finding NONE – NADA – ZIP – ZERO which is a travesty.

On Friday, Celebration CEO “Chef” Mike Inman was trying to spin a 98.2% compliance rate.

MIKE INMAN FLIPPING BURGERS FOR "HERR" DAVID L. HOWARD

MIKE INMAN FLIPPING BURGERS FOR “HERR” DAVID L. HOWARD

Based on Friday night inspections, the actual compliance rate is 92%.

That means approximately1 of every 10 horses is SORE.

And that does not consider 36 horses that the Trainers did not lead up to be inspected. The most likely reason the horses were not taken to inspection is they were SORE.

Based on this, it appears 2 of every 10 horses is sore.

The one thing not in question is that there ARE sore horses.

And that is the story of the 2013 “SORE” Celebration.

Approximately, three weeks ago The International Horse Show was held at Murfreesboro, Tennessee and there were approximately 2,000 horses exhibited and there were few, if any, HPA violations with WHOA HIO doing the inspecting.

BGBHEADSHOT

4 thoughts on “DING DING DING – SHOW HIO DQPS DIDN’T SHOW UP ON FRIDAY NIGHT TO ENFORCE THE HORSE PROTECTION ACT

  1. Lol. That was the Versatility show. There is a reason those sored Big Lick horses aren’t good for anything but circling an arena. No one with a hope of winning sores a versatility horse.

    I gotta complain, as I’ve done before, BGB. Sound horses go through DQP multiple times. Sore horses are done for the night, and usually the show.

    Your final number, 1 in 10 sore, fails to clarify how many horses total were inspected. Not entries, HORSES.

  2. Those where just the ones who were CAUGHT. From what I know of the Sore Lickers, 100% of the horses shown on stacks of pads and with or without chains (if they still have Park Pleasure) have been sored SOMETIME during their “training” and show careers– not once, but over and over.

    And then there is the “dirty little (not so) secret any more (since the Jackie McConnell taps) practice of “stewarding” the horses. A fancy word for beating and shocking the living crap (literally) out of a horse until it learns to STAND STILL while inspected no matter how bad its feet are hurting.

    Oh, but those Sore Lick owners just “wove their wittle horsees” as long as they are bringing home the blues, the championships and the stud fees. And every last fricking one of them will look you in the eye and say, “We NEVER allow OUR horses to be sored. We show our horses sound.”

  3. I started in 1970 with TWH’s. I didn’t think until now, Big Lick, Chains, & Soring would ever come to an end. But I do believe I’m going to see it in MY LIFE TIME 🙂 Thank God, and all the supports of NO SORE/BL Horses!

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