LEWISBURG, TN – Mr. Charles Gleghorn, Sr. Vice President of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed Registry (TWHBEA) Executive Committee, on March 16, 2017, received a three-year Federal Disqualification under the Horse Protection Act, and fined $6,600.00 in a Default Decision entered by Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Bobbie J. McCartney on February 9, 2017, from Complaint filed on December 23, 2016. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/ies/downloads/disqualification_list.pdf
2017 TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE BREED REGISTRY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The USDA Administrative Law Judge’s Default Decision pertained to two “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses owned by Mr. Charles Gleghorn which were entered at the 2016 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, and found to be sore. One horse, “A Generating Command” was to be shown at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration by his young granddaughter in Class 81 – “Amateur Youth 6 – 14 Ponies” Class on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Another horse – “The Sportster” was to be shown in Class 85 – “Owner Amateur Youth 12-14 Mares/Geldings” on Sunday, August 27, 2016.
Under the TWHBEA By-Laws, Mr. Charles Gleghorn is required to step down as a Director.
The Administrative Law Judge concluded:
“1. On or about August 27, 2016, Mr. Gleghorn entered a horse he owned (Generating the Command) while the horse was sore, for showing in class 81 in a horse show in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in violation of the Act (15 U.S.C. § 1824(2)(B).” Class 81 was AMATEUR YOUTH 6-14 PONIES.
2. On August 27, 2016, Mr. Gleghorn entered Generating the Command while the horse was bearing prohibited substances, for showing in class 81 in a horse show in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in violation of the Act (15 U.S.C. § 1824(7).” Class 85 was “Owner Amateur Youth 12-14 Mares/Geldings”.
3. On or about August 28, 2016, Mr. Gleghorn allowed the entry of a horse he owned (The Sportster) while the horse was sore, for showing in class 85 in a horse show in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in violation of the Act (15 U.S.C. § 1824(2)(D)).”
DECISION AND ORDER BY REASON OF DEFAULT
While under Federal Disqualification, Mr. Gleghorn will be prohibited from showing, exhibiting or entering any horse, directly or indirectly through any agent, employee, or other device, and from judging, managing or otherwise participating in any horse show, horse exhibition or horse sale or auction.
Mr. Charles Gleghorn – 4 Time TWHBEA President
According to the TWHBEA website, Mr. Gleghorn is the only 4 time President in the history of TWHBEA, was Chief Executive officer of three banks, longtime TWH breeder and former Manager of the Fayetteville (TN) Horse Show.