SHELBYVILLE, TN – There is substantial unrest bordering on dissension and rebellion in the “Big Licker” ranks over the expense related to the 60 day appeals process required of Celebration’s SHOW HIO by its adopting the federal “HPA” regulations known as Mandatory “Minimium Penalties”.
Radar reports that Ole Blue has done treed Br’er Howard down in the swamp.
Some background – Herr David L. Howard, Consigliere John T. Bobo, and Celebration CEO “Chef” Mike Inman went up to Washington, DC on Friday, August 16, 2013, and surrendered to the United States and accepted the Mandatory “Minimum Penalties” – five days before the 2013 Celebration started. In a slick move, Consigliere Bobo and Herr got the USDA to let SHOW HIO to waive putting the MP in its Rulebook until after the Celebration.
Herr Howard’s SHOW HIO has now let the owners, trainers and exhibitors know that the required 60 day appeal process clock starts ticking the day you get a DQP ticket. And by the way, we are going to charge you $1,000.00 up front appeal fee. The previous appeal charge which applied at the 2013 Celebration was $600.00. And it is important to note that the Appeal has to be concluded in 60 days.
A long time “Big Licker” has yelled “bloody murder” saying that one DQP can find you guilty then you have to pay SHOW HIO $1,000.00 for the opportunity to clear your name along with the other expenses that relates to an appeal such as hiring an attorney, coming to Shelbyville, etc. which would amount to $4,000.00 to $5,000.00 to contest a “One Footer”. This knowledgeable person has also notes that the penalties accumulate – not drop off like dqp tickets under the old SHOW HIO system.
Adding to the drama is the Trainers (WHTA) are up in arms and now threatening to jump ship on the “Third Reich like” PSHA/Herr brain storm to have all horses only show at SHOW HIO shows or they could not show at the Celebration. This deal started with PSHA which was a Herr creation to succeed TWSHO. TWSHO was some rich folks Herr selected to provide money in 2012 to pay for the failed “swabbing initiative” and failed “USDA lawsuit”. PSHA was supposed to become an HIO and take over the $559,000.00 Celebration/SHOW/HIO. Herr Howard & Co. created SHOW HIO in 2010. Herr Howard, who always likes to find someone else to blame for his boondoggles, has now targeted the hapless hardworking Trainers.
HERR DAVID L. HOWARD ASSIGNS BLAME
Herr says the Trainers passed a rule that you had to have a Trainer License to show at the Celebration. Then in 2013 (after Herr’s bunch led by Terry Doton, PSHA Chair, got the Trainers to join PSHA) the Trainers voted that if you showed at other HIOs besides SHOW HIO, you would lose your Trainer’s License. Then according to Herr Howard, the Trainers came to Celebration/SHOW HIO and “asked them to go along”. So Herr says because the poor “wanting to please” Celebration went along with what the Trainers “wanted”, that it cost the Celebration entries. So according to Herr, the blame is all on the Trainers and that the Celebration/SHOW HIO did not require people to show at SHOW HIO.
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