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