Skip to content

More Details On Inspection Area Security Plan



SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration® announced a plan last week that included measures in five different areas that are designed to improve the health and safety of the animals on site, integrity of the event, and enforcement of the Horse Protection Act.

In the plan, released August 9th, the following was said in regards to Inspection Security – The Celebration® will implement an overall security plan for the inspection area that will include identification credentials for trainers, grooms and amateur exhibitors. Only horses that are eligible and scheduled to compete will be allowed into the inspection area. As part of this plan, third-party veterinarians providing inspection opinions will be prohibited from the area. In order to protect owners and exhibitors, a secure area outside inspection will be made available for this purpose.

What this does not say is that veterinarians treating a horse are welcomed to be in the warm-up area for that treatment. It is the actual inspection area, per se, that will be off-limits to those vets providing a third-party inspection opinion.

“It is our goal to make the inspection and warm-up areas a less stressful and calmer area,” said Celebration CEO Ron Thomas. “With the area being more secure, there should be less foot traffic and a better overall environment.”

 

More Stories

  • Throwback Thursday

    Check out this week's Throwback on ReporTV featuring Cash For Keeps at the 1998 Spring Fun Show. Read More
  • NCWHA hosts sneak preview

    The NCWHA Sneak Preview will be held on Saturday, Mar. 10 at noon at Biggerstaff Park in Dallas, North Carolina... Read More
  • HSUS endorses Tennessee Horse Racing Legislation

    The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) today, announced its support for the reinstatement of the Tennessee Horse Racing Commission by endorsing Senate Bill 1908, introduced by State Senator Frank Nicely (R-Strawberry Plains), and its companion bill, House Bill 2109, introduced by Representative Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg)... Read More
  • WHTA Trainers’ Membership/License Renewal deadline approaching soon

    Trainers’ Membership/License renewal is Mar. 15. The initial fee is $250; however, Trainers’ that renew before Mar. 15 will receive a discount rate of $100. Renewals after the deadline will be a new application with a rate of $250... Read More
  • Rising Star Meet, Greet & Eat

    Rising Star Ranch invites everyone to attend their Meet, Greet & Eat at Rising Star Ranch in Shelbyville, Tennessee, on Mar. 3. Following a delicious lunch at 12:00, colts will be previewed... Read More
  • Obituary - Karen Pendleton

    Karen Jo Wright Pendleton, 66, of Mt. Sterling, died Monday, Feb. 12, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born Mar. 15, 1951 in Lexington to the late Wheeler and Retta Stephens Wright. Read More
  • APHIS launches webpage for frequently requested records

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is launching a new “Frequently Requested Records” page on our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) e-reading room, in accordance with the FOIA statute Read More
  • Pre-entry available for Rising Star Ranch Colt Preview

    The Rising Star Ranch Colt Preview showcases the new crop of stars that will be coming to the show rings in 2018. At Rising Star Ranch we want to help the trainers and owners present their entries in our Colt Preview in the most professional manner... Read More
  • Youth Council hosts first annual “Tennessee Globewalkers” basketball game

    We are doing it again! Having fun and raising money to help one of our own! You’ve heard of the “Harlem Globetrotters.” Now you have a chance to see and experience the “Tennessee Globewalkers!"... Read More
  • Owners excel in 2017

    Valentine’s Day and honoring the owners with an annual banquet always come close together and highlight February. The Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) hosted a fabulous banquet with their usual tremendous crowd on Saturday, Feb. 10. The banquet was hosted to honor those who did well in 2017. Read More