THE PURIDEE INSANITY OF TWHBEA AND BIG LICKER WORLD IS SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL AMONG THE DIRECTORS OF TWHBEA – AND SOME THINGS/PEOPLE ARE NO LONGER AROUND

THETA,  TN –   Sore Big Lick President Steve Smith ascended into office on Pearl Harbor Day,  December 7, 2013, and things have been rollicking down hill ever since.   Mr. Smith received a HPA Violation that he forgot, then he vaguely remembered when questioned by a reporter from The Tennessean newspaper, and he promised the following:

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Presently,  the TWHBEA Board of Directors,  after having been regaled with the pontificating and reveries of Smith sidekick Chief Justice Walt Chism,  has now broken into an all out food fight.

It’s something resembling the ward in “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”.

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It apparently centered around former Executive Committee member and Tennessee Director sore Big Lick Trainer Wayne Dean,  known as “Deano” to his buds,  who pled out and got a two-year sentence from USDA  on a HPA charge.

It’s against TWHBEA By-Laws for a Director to continue to serve under those circumstances.  so Montana Rick Wies and Pennsylvania Rick Chovan called for Dean to resign.   Executive Director Tracy Boyd announced that Dean had resigned, but not before Performance Horse VP Ford Gates:

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FORD GATES, VP PERFORMANCE HORSE (BIG LICK)

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called the distinguished Director from Pennsylvania, Mr. Chovan,  “A Prick”.  Mr Chovan told Mr. Gates he did not think as a VP of TWHBEA that  he was acting in a “professional and respectful manner”, and if he could not do so, then  he suggested Mr. Gates resign.  Mr. Gates, with no apology,  stated that he represented himself in a totally  professional and respectful manner when he was dealing with professional and respectful people.  For the record,  Mr. Gates did not admit to “fixing” any horses.

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Then the Director from Kentucky Spencer Benedict weighed in with some disjointed thing about receiving death threats (wasn’t clear who received them or who made them).  His words are as follows:

“From Spencer Benedict: Alright guys. Games up.   I just had a good friend of mine personally threatened to “put a cap in the back of  the guys  head.   All of them…..”   Sound good to you?   That’s what they deserve?   This has gone way to far.   “Dont get carried away.”, “This wont ever happen.” – Maybe, maybe not.   In the crazed country we live in today, anything can happen. May be time for you to do your thing and I do mine.   Spend your time promoting the horse you ride, the way you want, and I will ride and promote mine the way I want.   Let the law and God take care of the outcome.   We might ALL be suprised if we spent more time being positive than negative.   I really dont take to death threats very well, legitimate or not.   Is all of this worth it?   Not if somebody dies. Think about it’

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All of this upset the gentle lady from Illinois Director Deanna Hasler who actually did resign saying she was “scared” and could not longer be a part of it:

“Tracy and All,

It is with regret that I Resign from the TWHBEA Board of Directors.  Since the December meeting and January Executive meeting I have struggled with this decision.  The road the EC and some Board members have taken lately has disappointed and recently, frankly scares me.  I have been a faithful member and promoter of TWHBEA since I started with TWH 20 years ago.  I no longer feel I can promote this association with the current path it is on.  
 
Sincerely,
 
Deanna Hasler, Illinois Board of Director
 
P.S. even without the witch hunts that have attacked good members of TWHBEA the email below is simply insane” (referring to what Kentucky Benedict shared)
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Then the gentle lady from Minnesota Cynthia Endres decided to lecture the Directors Alabama Gates,  Pennsylvania Chovan and Montana Wies saying:

I have been keeping my mouth shut but this is just about enough! I am so sick of your bantering back and forth RICK! Constantly looking for something to BIT*H about or point your finger at. Its to bad those of you who where voted off the EC committee, didn’t work this hard at doing something good for the  association or the breed!!!!!!! But NOW
 you and your clan of haters, want to  let  US know, what  WE  should, say, think or be doing!
Thanks but no thanks.   Go do something productive rather than destructive!

Cynthia Endres
BOD TWHBEA
President TWHM”

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THEN THERE’S PEOPLE AND THINGS WHO/WHICH HAVE LEFT THE SCENE

PURPLE STRATEGIES LADY – CHRIS MATHER FROM CHICAGO

CHRIS MATHER, HEAD OF PURPLE STRATEGIES CHICAGO OFFICE

CHRIS MATHER, HEAD OF PURPLE STRATEGIES CHICAGO OFFICE

ROB AND BECKY’S FAMOUS PURPLE COUCH

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PSHA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KATHLEEN SPEARS – NOWHERE IN SIGHT

KATHLEEN SPEARS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PSHA

KATHLEEN SPEARS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PSHA

TWHBEA PRESIDENT TRACY BOYD – MAY 27, 2013 – WE HARDLY KNEW HIM

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Tracy Boyd  – May 27, 2013 TWHBEA Leader

SHOW HIO – AND ALL THE MANDATORY MINIMUM PENALTIES

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The USDA doesn’t have them, and some say the shredders have been working overtime.

AUGUST 19, 2013 SHOW ACCEPTS MINIMUM PENALTY PROTOCOL
Shelbyville, TN – The SHOW Horse Industry Organization (HIO) today announced  they would adopt the minimum penalty protocol proposed in a rule last year by the USDA.   These penalties will be effective immediately and will be in force at this year’s Celebration starting Wednesday, August 21, 2013 and at all subsequent SHOW affiliated horse shows.
“SHOW agrees with penalties and since its inception in 2009 has had the harshest penalties in the industry.   We did however disagree with the rule because we believed it would have a negative impact on the reform movement now taking hold in the industry,” said a SHOW HIO spokesperson.
SHOW filed the lawsuit on June 26, 2012, along with two other parties.   After a year of court hearings and meetings, the judge ruled in favor of the USDA and the validity of its requirements of HIOs to adopt the minimum penalty protocol as part of their certification with the department.  SHOW  had a very short amount of time to make a decision before The Celebration but  has decided to begin implementing the minimum penalty protocol at the event.
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Nutso is descriptive.
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