The Walking Horse Report has learned that the Kentucky Race Horse Commission has approved the International Walking Horse Association (IWHA) to serve as an approved Horse Industry Organization (HIO) to inspect horses for the Breeders’ Incentive Fund.  IWHA joins FOSH and NWHA as the only three HIOs approved.

The SHOW HIO along with other HIOs made presentations to the Kentucky Race Horse Commission to become approved HIOs in the Breeders’ Incentive Fund but were denied that approval.  Of the three approved HIOs the IWHA is the only HIO that will inspect performance horses.