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Penalties for blood test violations



Editors' note: the following is a press release from TWHBEA

All, the blood test results from the National Futurity show are due in very soon, and we thought it prudent to remind everyone of the TWHBEA penalty structure for blood test violations on samples taken after the classes.

PENALTIES FOR BLOOD TEST VIOLATIONS

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration new medication & drug policy was established in 2015 to protect and prolong the welfare and competitiveness of the great horses of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed.  TWHBEA supports these inspection protocols and has enlisted their use for its National Futurity Show. These protocols are not new for 2017; all exhibitors were made well aware of said rules and requirements at the inception of the policy. TWHBEA has established the following penalty structure for those who have violated the protocols:

First Offense:                    

$250 fine, forfeiture of any prize money earned, return trophies or ribbons awarded

Second Offense:                  $500 fine, plus 1st offense penalty, forfeiture of any and all prize money earned, return trophies or ribbons awarded

Third Offense:                     $1,000 fine, plus 1st and 2nd offense penalties, forfeiture of any and all prize money earned, return trophies or ribbons awarded

Fourth Offense:                   $1,000 fine, plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd offense penalties - totaling $2,750, forfeiture of all prize money earned, return of all trophies and ribbons and a full one-year membership suspension from the association.  Suspension will stay in effect until completion of one year or payment of fines, whichever is longer.

Each offense places the member "not in good standing" with the Association and suspends their member privileges until the fines are paid and ribbons and trophies are returned.  Those failing to pass the protocols have 30 days from the date of notification to request a retest of the blood sample for rebuttal.  This retest will be done at the owner's expense.  The owner will have the right of choice to select a lab from an approved list that meets the VAC specific criteria.  A member "not in good standing" is relegated to paying the full non-member price of each transaction for which there is an associated payment required to TWHBEA.

Additionally, payments from the Futurity are not scheduled to be disbursed until after the blood test results have been received and processed.  Please understand that this takes time and yet for expediency, we are diligent on your behalf.
 
Thank You,
TWHBEA

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