WASHINGTON, DC – The American Horse Council today welcomed WHOA (WALKING HORSE OWNERS ASSOCIATION) to represent and speak for the Tennessee Walking Horse breed on the national stage.
Its acceptance of WHOA’S member application is an open rebuke of Steve Smith’s leadership at TWHBEA (Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association) founded in 1935.
JAY HICKEY, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN HORSE COUNCIL, JUNE 18, 2014
AHC President Jay Hickey said, “We welcome WHOA as a member of the American Horse Council. … We are glad to have the support of WHOA as we work on these and all national issues that impact the horse industry.”
WHOA President Dee Dee Miller said, “It is a great honor for WHOA to be given the opportunity to represent the Tennessee Walking Horse (Breed). We look forward to working with the American Horse Council to increase the opportunities available to our Tennessee Walking Horse community. We are both honored and eager to represent our great breed,” stated WHOA President Dee Dee Miller.
By its action today, the American Horse Council will now look to WHOA as the leading organization in the Tennessee Walking Horse breed and essentially reconfirms Steve Smith’s TWHBEA as a rogue outcast organization.
Here is what Steve Smith promised when he ran for TWHBEA Director.
So far, Steve Smith, Campaign Finance Chairman for U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, has neither “united our breed” nor “rebuilt our association”.
Smith appears to have succeeded in getting:
- TWHBEA sued
- Losing money
- Losing members
- Making the long climb back to respectability for the Tennessee Walking Horse breed that much more difficult.
Smith has saved $3,100.00 by banning donuts:
Under his leadership, Steve Smith has created an atmosphere of improper, rude and legally questionable confrontation such as that displayed by Virgina TWHBEA Director Pam McKinney at the “WALK ON WASHINGTON” before Ms. McKinney was escorted from the premises by U.S. Capitol Police.
Reese L. Smith, Jr. would not be proud of any of this.
AMERICAN HORSE COUNCIL URGES PASSAGE OF THE PAST ACT
Looks like Nephew Eugene was right … as usual.