LEWISBURG, TN – In an outrageous violation of TWHBEA Corporate Rules and By-Laws regarding Discipline, TWHBEA President Steve Smith has chosen to throw the once proud breed registry into anarchy and subject it to public ridicule by attempting to squelch opposition to the sore Big Lick Horse.
Smith and his sore Big Lick Executive Committee are highly upset that the TWHBEA members voted landslide 63% “YES” in favor of passage of HR 1518/S 1406 Prevent All Soring Tactics Act:
The Poll Results are resounding all over the United States and the World and have essentially destroyed Steve Smith’s ability to go to Washington and lie that the sore Big Lick horse is supported by the members of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed registry.
It is not.
The following map is worth a 1,000 words:
Upon taking office on December 7, 2013, the despotic Smith engineered a bogus “hurry up” investigation headed by an HPA violator By-Laws/Enforcement VP Tom Kakassy. He is the same guy who tried to thwart TWHBEA’s Rules of Discipline on September 26, 2013 when he circulated a Complaint at the TWHBEA Executive Meeting against Pat Stout, but never paid the $250.00 fee or filed it.
The reason Kakassy didn’t file the Complaint is Pat Stout didn’t do anything wrong.
On December 5, 2013, the TWHBEA Executive Committee exonerated Pat Stout of any wrongdoing with regarding to her polling the TWHBEA members regarding their opinion on the HR 1518/S 1406 legislation pending before Congress.
Then King Steve Smith sore Big Lick crowd took over on December 7, 2013.
U. S. Senator Lamar Alexander’s Campaign Finance Chairman Steve Smith then instructed a “lynch mob” Subcommittee headed by Tom “I Am A Proud HPA Violator” Kakassy to do a hurry up “investigation”, and come back with a “Report”.
The Committee was made up of the following HPA violators:
Tom “I Am A Proud HPA Violator” Kakassy
|Gastonia||NC||28053||Illegal Chains||Loose Chains||10/06/2009||10/19/2009||KWHA|
|Tom||Kakassy||Lake Wylie||SC||Unilateral Sore||05/02/2006||05/15/2006||KWHA|
|Tom & Rita||Kakassy||Lake Wyle||SC||Scar Rule||10/30/2005||11/12/2005||KWHA|
|Crawford||Carrollton||GA||30116||Unilateral Sore||01/07/2009||02/05/2009||NHSC||conflict case|
|Sheryl||Crawford||Carrollton||GA||30116||War Commander||Other, Define In Next Field||Entered horse at Spring Fun Show which tested positive for prohibited substances.||05/18/2010||05/18/2010||Unknown||Yes||Bernadette Juarez, Deputy Director, Animal and Welfare Enforcement Branch|
|Sheryl||Crawford||War Commander||Foreign Substance||05/21/2009||00/00/0000|
|Crawford Colts LLC||Carrollton||GA||30116||Unilateral Sore||05/03/2006||05/16/2006||NHSC||No Individual s Name|
|Crawford||Carrollton||GA||30116||War Commander||Other, Define In Next Field||Entered horse at Spring Fun Show which tested positive for prohibited substances.||05/18/2010||05/18/2010||Unknown||Yes||Bernadette Juarez, Deputy Director, Animal and Welfare Enforcement Branch|
|Doug||Crawford||War Commander||Foreign Substance||05/21/2009||00/00/0000|
Upon receiving the trumped up “Report”, again with no written Complaint against Pat Stout being filed as required by TWHBEA Rules of Discipline or By-Laws, King Steve Smith’s Executive Committee, acting in darkness and with treachery, instructed TWHBEA Executive Director Tracy Boyd to send Pat Stout the following letter:
This runaway sore Executive Committee egregiously disregarded all TWHBEA process rights and precedents where the business of the Association has been run for decades.
It has chosen to unilaterally attempt to put Pat Stout out of business until and unless Mrs. Stout submits to an inquisition regarding the HR 1518 Poll.
Stout has appeared before Executive Committee meetings on September 26, 2013; October 27, 2013, November 23, 2013 and December 5, 2013. She has fielded all questions, and she was decisively exonerated by the 2012 – 2013 Executive Committee on whose watch the Poll occurred on December 5, 2013.
Reflective of the current make up and attitude of the TWHBEA Executive is Ford Gates TWHBEA Peformance Horse VP who apparently posted the following on Facebook:
Steve Smith had a good Daddy, the late Reese L. Smith, Jr.
Reese L. Smith, Jr. was a good and decent man. He would never approve of his son’s base and debasing manner of operation.
Steve Steve is embarrassing his father’s memory and his good name.
Steve Smith’s boorish bullying behavior also does not reflect well on U. S. Senator Lamar Alexander.
What Steve Smith has engineered will not work, and it will not stand.
This is why the stands are empty at the Celebration, and TWHBEA is in a downward spiral.
By dragging TWHBEA to an all time low, Steve Smith is doing anything but this:
The days of the soring Big Lick which Steve Smith and Ford Gates represent are numbered.
The train has left the station.
Their time is up.