TUNICA, MS – The Tunica “Big Lick Big Lick” Fall Classic Horse Show limped to the finish line this past weekend to cap off a disastrous 2014 Big Lick Show Season.
The lack of public support at Tunica mirrored the dismal attendance at the 2014 Celebration:
2014 TUNICA FALL CLASSIC HORSE SHOW
2014 TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE CELEBRATION
THE “BIG LICK BIG LIE” ALIVE AND WELL AT TUNICA HORSE SHOW
Another 2014 “Tunica Connection” is the tie between Big Lick Trainer Mac Benham and Tunica Sponsor Elaine Rosbury. Rosary’s former Trainer melted down at the Dallas-Forth Worth Airport a couple of weeks ago violently attacking a fellow passenger. Benham’s violent assault was similar to that of Hall of Fame Trainer Jackie McConnell beating a Big Lick horse in 2012.
The YouTube video of Mac Benham’s attack now has almost 5,000,000 hits.
ELAINE ROSBURY – BLUE RIBBON ON “POPCORN SUTTON” 3 YO AMATEUR
FORMER ROSBURY EMPLOYEE – BIG LICK TRAINER MAC BENHAM
The “Maplecrest Farm – Keith and Elaine Rosbury” is a “Presenting Sponsor” at The Celebration.
The “Tunica Fall Classic Horse Show” is underwritten by the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration which rescued it from being cancelled a couple of years ago. (The Celebration also bailed out the Panama City Horse Show, but the burden proved too much and the Celebration gave it up. The financially distressed Walking Horse Trainers Association then picked up the Panama City Show and uses it as a Trainer Boyz family vacation for the past two years with the Big Lick addicted customers picking up the tab.)
Celebration CEO Mike Inman is also the Show Manager at Tunica.
Mr. Inman has a Horse Protection Act Violation Citation history.
There were only two Horses in the Stake Class at Tunica.