HOLLYWOOD, CA – Ms. Priscilla Presley today stepped up and joined the #MISSISSIPPICAMPAIGN calling for Mississippi Charity Horse Show Manager Mr. Robert Taylor to ban the 59 sore “Big Lick” classes set for March 26 – 28, 2015 at the Fordice Equine Center on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Mississippi.
Ms. Presley praised the UMMC (University of Mississippi Medical Center) for taking a huge step by severing ties with the Mississippi Charity Horse Show which features 59 “Big Lick” Classes. The UMMC cited “the national controversy over the way Tennessee Walking Horses are trained and handled “” particularly those that perform in the ‘Big Lick’ style”.
The 2014 Mississippi Charity Stake Champion, “Gen’s Black Magic” was SORED at the 2012 Mississippi Charity Show.
SORED MISSISSIPPI STATE CHARITY HORSE SHOW CHAMPION
Ms. Presley posted the following Appeal on her personal Facebook page:
PRISCILLA PRESLEY URGES PEOPLE TO SIGN THE CHANGE.ORG PETITION
All American Walking Horse Alliance official Jeannie McGuire and FOSH (Friends Of Sound Horses) President Teresa Bippen praised Ms. Presley for supporting the #MISSISSIPPICAMPAIGN to #BANTHEBIGLICK.
AAWHA OFFICIAL JEANNIE MCGUIRE
FOSH PRESIDENT TERESA BIPPEN
Change.Org Petition originator Clant M. Seay of Oxford, Mississippi said “I am gratified that Ms. Presley whose heartfelt passion on this issue is well known has come forward to join the #MISSISSIPPICAMPAIGN. I am also extremely proud of my alma mater Ole Miss for taking the lead on distancing itself from the SORING associated with the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse. The University of Mississippi has led the way, and others will now follow.”
Seay authored “The Sore World Of The Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horse” which appeared in Natural Horse Magazine in May 2014.
This morning, four digital billboard panels went up on High Street in Jackson, Mississippi in sight of the Fordice Equine Center where the Mississippi Charity Horse Show will take place on March 26-28, 2015:
The Billboards were designed and paid for by an anonymous citizens group of horse lovers from across the United States who joined together to express their opposition to the endemic SORING associated with the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse. FOSH President Teresa Bippen and AAWHA Official Jeannie McGuire praised the Billboards.
The #MISSISSIPPICAMPAIGN appears to be a fast-moving train.
Nephew Eugene says Elvis is up in Heaven tonight with his Mamma Gladys looking down and mighty proud of Priscilla who is fighting to #BANTHEBIGLICK in his home state of Mississippi.
SON OF MISSISSIPPI ELVIS AARON PRESLEY SINGING “AMERICAN TRIOLOGY”