Exhibitor and Horse Cards to be Introduced for 2024 Show Season

Two Horse Industry Organizations (HIO) for Tennessee Walking Horses and Racking Horses will require cards for exhibitors and horses in order for them to compete at their affiliated shows in 2024. The sale of the cards will be administered by the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) and the cards will be required at shows affiliated with American Horse Services and S.H.O.W.-HIO.

The implementation of the Exhibitor Card and Horse Card will raise funds for the industry’s impending challenges to the USDA rulemaking as well as to challenge the due process issues that have plagued the industry for years.  The industry will be forced to defend the show horse from the proposed rulemaking which would affect both the performance and pleasure flat shod Tennessee Walking Horse.

In addition, and given that the USDA agrees that it has significant problems with due process under the HPA, it is paramount that the Industry challenge the USDA’s lack of due process in the current enforcement of the HPA at horse shows that result in disqualifications without the guaranteed notice and hearing thus violating the Horse Protection Act (HPA), Due Process under the Constitution and under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).

The ability for the industry to fund these legal challenges relies heavily on income derived from the sale of Exhibitor and Horse Cards.

To purchase these cards or find more information, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.TWHBEA.com/ShowCard