SHELBYVILLE, TN – Former Celebration CEO Doyle Meadows who left the Celebration after losing close to $1,000,000.00
· 2008 – ($139,408)
· 2009 – ($153,810)
· 2010 – ($32,417)
· 2011 – ($100,379)
· 2012 – ($438,356)
DOYLE MEADOWS RANG UP $864,370.00 IN LOSSES AT THE CELEBRATION
and with SHOW HIO $600,000.00 in debt and defunct next month, Meadows has now resurfaced, as the “new” PSHA Chairman.
In a PSHA letter http://www.walkinghorsereport.com/news.aspx?cid=10319 to the TWHBEA Executive Committee dated October 7, 2013, new Chairman Meadows attempted to discredit the Congressmen Whitfield and Cohen September 27, 2013 letter: http://www.walkinghorsereport.com/PDF/2013NEWS/TWHBEA_Letter1.pdf
which obviously was persuasive to those on the fence about passage of HR 1518/S. 1406 in the U. S. Congress.
The Big Lickers are feeling the “heat”. Congressional Co-Sponsors of the HR 1518 Bill rocketed this past week to 184 Co-Sponsors with 138 Democrats and 46 Republicans. Eight of the last twelve Co-Sponsors are Republicans. The support is spread throughout America with the following States being represented:
Additionally, Pat Stout’s Polling Initiative hangs over the Big Lickers heads like the Sword of Damocles with results expected this week from over 20% of the TWHBEA membership. Stout provided the TWHBEA members with an opportunity to weigh in on passage of HR 1518/S.1406. And the David L. Howard Big Lick interests tried a “lynch mob” excommunication on Stout which failed when she bravely stood her ground, and now the poll results await.
The most obvious thing about Meadows letter is that apparently Meadows did not write it. Most likely, this Purple Strategies lady wrote it:
Meadows “Purple” attempts to lay all the Big Licker woes off on The Humane Society of the United States while conveniently forgetting that the American Veterinary Medical Association. the American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Horse Council, American Quarter Horse Association, American Saddlebred Association, The United States Equestrian Federation, The American Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, former Senator Joseph Tydings, former TWHBEA President Marty Irby, Harlinsdale Farm scion Clay Harlin and others have endorsed the HR 1518, (PAST) Prevent All Soring Tactics Act is not credible.
Basically the “Purple” Meadows letter is a bunch of yada yada yada about “weighted shoes” and how the economy of Tennessee will plunge off into an abyss if HR 1518/S. 1406 becomes law. Meadows seems to have turned a blind eye to the 2,000 horses there were at the International at Murfreesboro or the 1,500 that were a NWHA – all of which were sound. And there was no soring controversy at either of the two events.
Meadows is crying wolf when there is no wolf.
Many knowledgeable observers believe the Tennessee Walking Horse breed needs to reinvent itself from this “bastardized” caricature of what it naturally should be.
It needs to go to this:
The featured Tennessee Walking Horse at the November 6, 2013 Homecoming Game, Tennessee Vols vs Auburn Tigers is going to be another keg shod Champion 4 H winner much like Kimbrell Hines on a “Daring Affair” at the 2012 UT Homecoming game.
It will not be the “bad image” – “I Am Jose” all squatted down before 105,000 fans.
“I AM JOSE” – EXHIBITION AT ASHEVILLE, NC
And once the Tennessee Walking Horse breed has been freed from the stigma of soringwhich has about killed the breed registry and the vaunted Celebration about “grave yard” dead, the breed will be finally able to seek its true long term destiny.
The only person standing in the way is this man – Celebration Chair David L. Howard
and Walking Horse Report magnate
who has a stranglehold on thing and now appears to want to take over the breed registry so he will have total control.
The problem is when he gets through, there may not be anything left to control.
Now at the end of new Chair Meadows letter to the TWHBEA Executive Committee, it really gets piled higher and deeper:
“Every member of the Performance Show Horse Association and this industry is working diligently to bring about significant and real reforms to the show horse component of this industry. We are working to create protocols that will result in objective, science-based testing that will identify those individuals who do not wish to abide by the rules. We are working with a number of Members of Congress on a legislative solution that will put these reforms in to the Horse Protection Act and protect horses from mistreatment and, at the same time, ensure that our industry and the thousands of families dependent on our industry are protected as well.”
All this Purple Strategies hog wash doesn’t say PSHA is stopping SORING because it’s RESIGNED CHAIR TERRY DOTSON’S TRAINER APPARENTLY GOT CAUGHT SORING ON THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE 2013 CELEBRATION – TWICE.
So seriously, how can David L. Howard’s “new” Retread PSHA Mouthpiece Doyle Meadows be taken seriously?