ï¿¼SHELBYVILLE, TN – There’s nothing quite like the arrogance of a self-appointed rich guy who thinks he knows everything about everything and who is going to be kind enough to solve it all in one fell swoop.
Whether you like it or not.
That’s Frank “Daddy Warbucks” Eichler.
Frank is now back with another chrome plated solution to all the current woes of the sore Big Lick.
Frank thinks it would be a dandy idea to just exclude the Citizens of the United States who want the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses to end and who are in favor of the PAST ACT which would remove the pads and chains.
Frank wants the USDA to just forget the PAST ACT (the 270 Congressmen and 52 Senators) and go ahead and follow the guidelines of the U. S. Senator Lamar #OUTOFTOUCHALEXANDER/Representative Marsha Blackburn and give the sore Big Lickers what they want.
The SUPER HIO and the SUPER BOARD.
All To Enable And Continue The Tennessee Tradition of Walking Horse Soring.
Frank has enough money to last more lifetimes than Whattajayroe’s alley cat, but like most rich people, Frank is sweating his investment in the sore Big Lick Tennessee Horse Racket. He owns Rising Star Ranch and breeding isn’t going real good these days. And Celebration Chairman David L. Howard is not happy about the 50% drop in The Walking Horse Report Ad sales.
And if Frank Eichler can’t get his way, he plans to attempt to “POLITICALLY INTIMIDATE AND BULLY” the USDA into giving the sore Big Lick what the American people are not going to let them have.
That’s where Senators Lamar Alexander(R-TN) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) along with Representatives Hal Rogers (R-KY) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) all come in.
Here are the Horse Protection Act Violation Citation History Folks who Frank Eichler represents:
PSHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PSHA Board Member
HPA Violations (www.hpadata.us)
Letters of Warning
|Terry Dotson and daughter, Leslie||
|Bruce MacDonald and wife, Robin||
|James Griffith and wife, Delores||
|Mike Inman and wife, Karen||
|Mike McGartland and wife, Lee||
|Joe Buddy Stasney||
|Duke Thorson, wife Rhonda and daughter, Allison||
STEVE SMITH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ““ 7 HPA CITATION HISTORY
President Steve Smith ““ (HPA CITATION HISTORY)
Sr. VP Walt Chism
Secretary Loren Anderson
Admin/Fiscal Christy Lantis
Marketing Ashley Wadsworth
Performance Ford Gates (HPA CITATION HISTORY)
VP Pleasure Jessica Hieback
VP O/E Int’l Denise Bader ““ (Husband ““ HPA CITATION HISTORY)
VP Trng/EquineWelfare Linda Montgomery ““ (HPA CITATION HISTORY)
VP Breeders David Williams ““ (Employer FRANK EICHLER Has HPA Family Citation History)
VP Youth Sherry White – (HPA FAMILY HPA CITATION HISTORY)
VP Bylaws/Enf Tom ‘I’M A PROUD HPA VIOLATOR” Kakassy ““ HPA CITATION HISTORY
Then there’s this guy, Doyle Meadows, who presided over the soring and financial decline at the Celebration losing about $1 Million in five years:
Frank’s “Solution By Fiat” would give the same bunch of Horse Protection Act Offenders another bite at the apple of FAILED Self Regulation.
It’s been going on for 45 years.
FOSH President Teresa Bippen, who testified before Congress for the PAST ACT, and keeps up with all the twists and turns of the slippery Frank Eichler, has written a marvelous letter to USDA APHIS Administrator Kevin Shea nicely suggesting to just tell Frank and his sore Big Lick bunch, “NO”.
In her letter Ms Bippen says that the proposed PSHA HIO is not Independent from the sore horse influence and she makes the case proving same. Ms Bippen also calls into question the failures and shortcomings of Doyle Meadows, PhD while Meadows was the Celebration CEO. Meadows headed the Celebration owned and presently being decertified failed S.H.O.W. HIO which did not comply with the Horse Protection Act.
FRANK EICHLER’S LETTER TO APHIS ADMINISTRATOR KEVIN SHEA
April 18, 2014
The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
Kevin Shea, APHIS Administrator
Dr. Andrea Morgan, APHIS
Dr. Gipson, APHIS
Dr. Cezar, APHIS
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250
Dear Secretary Vilsack, Mr. Shea, Dr. Gipson and Dr. Cezar;
I am writing on behalf of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (“Celebration”), Performance Show Horse Association (“PSHA”), Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors Association, the Walking Horse Trainer’s Association and the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry.
I have been an adviser to the Celebration and PSHA as well as a current owner and breeder in the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry.
As I am sure you are aware the Industry and specifically these Organizations are in full support of the Blackburn/Alexander HR 4098/S2193 legislation and opposed to the HSUS/Whitfield/Ayotte HR 1518/S1406 bills.
While there are numerous reasons which I and these Organizations would be happy to discuss the purpose of this letter is not political.
The Industry and specifically these Organizations are committed to moving forward with the intent and specifics of the Blackburn/Alexander amendment even before any final resolution of the different legislative proposals.
What that means is that these Organizations would like to implement the Independent HIO with an Independent Board, non-conflicted inspectors, committed to establishing objective inspections protocols with associated significant penalties, utilizing a Veterinarian Advisory Board and continuing to follow the current HPA and Regulations, and ultimately eliminating soring within the TWH Industry.
In order to do that it needs to have an Independent HIO.
On or about December 18, 2013 Dr. Meadows applied for such an HIO. The intent and commitment is to obtain that HIO and establish it with an Independent Board identical to that outlined in the Blackburn/Alexander amendments.
All of the necessary documents including the following have been developed and will be available for the Independent Board to review, modify and execute upon being seated;
1. HIO By-laws
2. HIO Rulebook
3. HIO Penalty Matrix
4. Inspector non-conflicted affidavit
5. DQP/lnspector Training Manual
6. Affiliation Agreement
Judging will also be managed by this Independent HIO along the lines suggested previously by Dr. Gipson since this is the “last step in the inspection process” and therefore the following materials have also been developed for the Independent Boards review;
1. Judges Rulebook
2. Judges Training Manual
3. Judges Code of Ethics
4. Judges Penalty Matrix
In addition efforts have been ongoing to identify Independent Board members, Independent Veterinarian Advisory Board members, as well as initial work on establishing objective inspection protocols and associated penalties.
As a final point the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is committed to exiting the HIO business.
These Organizations are also committed to encouraging all TWH shows and events to affiliate with the Independent HIO, and believe with the proper support by the USDA, the Independent Board, the Veterinarian Advisory Board, and others it can be successful in this initiative and to ultimately eliminate all soring within the Industry.
However in order to accomplish the above the first step is the issuance of the Independent HIO.
We would appreciate your attention and consideration to issuing that HIO as soon as practical.
If there is anything you need to complete that process please let me know and I will personally ensure that it is provided.
The Honorable Lamar Alexander, United States Senate
The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader, United States Senate The Honorable Marsha Blackburn, Member of Congress
The Honorable Harold Rogers, Member of Congress The Honorable Frank Lucas, Member of Congress
Here’s some background on some of the sore Big Lick players and chronology.
Frank “Daddy Warbucks” Eichler.
Sometimes you can be too rich and smart for your own good.
Radar says these folks are Daft.
Frank Eichler is the guy who was going to buy TWHBEA.
Frank Eichler is the guy who came up with the Non-Transparent Swabbing Initiative. It was going to solve everything. Hundreds of thousands of dollars was spent on it. Purple Strategies was hired to “SPIN” it. It ended up being sabotaged by the Trainer BOYZ while the public was misled into thinking every Horse that showed at the 2012 Celebration was being “tested” for foreign substances. Informed sources said numerous swabs were coming back positive and the choice was to either shut down the Horse Show or cover it up. The Trainer BOYZ Committee which received the Swab Test results decided to release the results through an attorney hired as a “Commissioner. It was a debacle, and that is being kind.
Frank Eichler is the guy who told the Trainer BOYZ when the USDA was about to adopt the “Minimum Penalties” Rule in 2012 – to “We don’t have time to explain everything – Just Trust Us – We’ll Handle It”.
Frank, Mike and David handled it all right.
Eichler promised the Trainer BOYZ they would sue the USDA and get an injunction.
That they did.
They hauled off and sued the USDA, and said “Here we are for our Injunction”.
The Judge took one look, and said “Nope, but would you like a Trial on the merits?”.
Some say you could hear Frank gulp all the way back to Shelbyville on that one.
So the Licker BOYZ said, “No thanks.”
So it wallowed around for a year, and then the Federal Judge rolled Frank, Mike, David, the Big Lick and the Trainer BOYZ all out into the street on a Summary Judgment.
The Federal Judge Terry Means said the Minimum Penalties are the Law of the Land.
So the sore Big Lick:
- Didn’t get the injunction in July 2012.
- Lost the lawsuit against USDA in July 2013.
- Celebration owned S.H.O.W. HIO decertified January 9, 2014.
- The USDA enforcing the Horse Protection Act in 2014.
- USDA using Science Based Objective Inspection – Thermography.
- “Minimum Penalties” being enforced in 2014.
- Show season and David L. Howard’s 44% Ad Sales threatened.
Part of what David L. Howard’s sore Big Lick apparently promised the Trainer BOYZ when they told them, “We’ll handle things” was getting rid of S.H.O.W. HIO and those 139 penalties subject to the “Minimum Penalties”. Once Eichler gets the “Independent HIO”, then S.H.O.W. HIO will be done away with and all the tickets, suspensions and penalties associated with the Celebration’s S.H.O.W. HIO would just go away forever. And the Trainer Boyz like Winky Groover, Mickey McCormick with all those HPA Citations, and these guys, would be exceedingly happy. They would get a new start and a clean slate.
Here’s David L. Howard’s sore Big Lick Troika:
FRANK “Daddy Warbucks” EICHLER
CELEBRATION CHAIRMAN DAVID L. HOWARD
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This is the first installment of the sore Big Lick devious Plan to right the ship. #PASSTHEPASTACT #OUTOFTOUCHALEXANDER