SHELBYVILLE, TN – Strong reports are circulating that the Walking Horse Trainers will have a meeting being this weekend to consider “jumping ship” on Herr Howard’s SHOW HIO.
Herr Howard loves him some SHOW HIO, but it’s never done much for the rank and file horse trainer.
And the Trainer Boyz are some upset.
Herr Howard’s crowd done told them:
- You just train these horses, we’ll take care of it.
- We can’t lose this lawsuit.
- Trust us we’ll handle everything.
- It’s a “slam dunk”.
And what has happened:
- They didn’t take care of it.
- The law suit was lost.
- Everything wasn’t handled.
- The Lickers got “slam dunked”.
The federal regulations to the HPA known as Mandatory “Minimum Penalties” are now in effect.
Lots of owners paid the Trainer Boyz to take their horse to the Celebration and didn’t get to show because the Boyz were afraid to lead their horses up to inspection.
The MP are going to require SHOW HIO to have a 60 day from DQP ticket issued to Appeal Hearing conclusion. It’s going to cost $1,000.00 non-refundable dollars plus about $2,000.00 more for lawyers and travel – about $3,000.00 to contest a “one footer”.
The Trainer Boyz have to explain this to their customers, some of whom didn’t get to show at the Celebration.
And the ticket never drops off.
And to top it all off, Herr told that 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 Dotson, 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.
The Trainer Boyz are fixin’ to show Herr how his Cash Cow “Cha Ching” eats cabbage.