KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE – One of the annual highlights of the sore Big Lick in EAST TENNESSEE is every April, the Big Licker Faithful get together for the EAST TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE TRAINERS ASSOCIATION Barn Party/Colt Preview. Former PSHA Chairman Terry Dotson, who got two turned down sore at the 2013 Celebration, facility has hosted several of the affairs, and WHATTAJAYROE and PSHA Spokesperson Jeffrey Howard have done programs on the event. Here are some of the 2011 festivities.
And they did it again a couple of Saturdays ago on April 5, 2014 at Barron Stables in Kingsport, Tennessee with it being hosted by the East Tennessee Walking Horse Association and the East Tennessee Trainers Association.
Here is The Walking Horse Report coverage of the event:
According to reports, there was a large crowd, several colts and horses exhibited, a silent auction, a live auction, lunch and a band.
The only problem is it appears that the EAST TENNESSEE folks putting on the affair “may” have forgotten to affiliate the event with a Horse Industry Organization in order to comply with the Horse Protection Act, and protect “The Horses”.
It seems the USDA HORSE PROTECTION PROGRAM SHOW REPORT keeps up with such events, and the EAST TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE BOYZ and the ETWHA event for April 5, 2014 is not listed:
The Celebration had its February 28, 2014 “Spring Fling Colt Preview” with S.H.O.W. HIO, and the April 4, 2014 “PPWHANC Spring Fling” was with WHOA HIO.
Inquiring minds want to know, did the EAST TENNESSEE BOYZ up in “Larry Wheelon/Terry Dotson” country “forget” to take care of this important piece of “bidness”?