Cottonwood Farms Barn Party Raises $13,500 for FAST Legal Fund
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Cottonwood Farms held its annual barn party on Saturday January 28,2017, at Cottonwood Farms in Corbin, Ky. The barn party also sought contributions from attendees to help fund the Foundation for the Advancement and Support of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse (FAST) legal fund. Contributions totaled $13,500 during the day bringing the two week total of contributions to over $27,000. Previously, the Abernathy Stables and Mississippi Walking Horse Association Barn Party raised $13,000 for FAST.
FAST has raised over $600,000 for the legal fund to help fight the regulations that would devastate the Tennessee Walking Horse industry. Last week, six owners issued a challenge to the industry to raise $250,000 additional and those owners would donate $300,000 collectively. The proposed rule has been withdrawn at this point pending a review by the new administration but could be issued at any point in time in the future. The American Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society of the United States have been very vocal in the press to push the new administration to issue the rule without changes.
FAST has committed to raising the necessary funds to preserve the Tennessee Walking Show Horse if litigation is needed to defeat the proposed rule.