The KWHA-HIO accepted the resignation of Gary Oliver on Friday, July 25, 2008. The committee met earlier in the week to discuss allegations made during a civil case involving Mr. Oliver. Although the court found no evidence of gross negligence on the part of Mr. Oliver, he resigned his appointment on July 25.

The KYHIO is a strong supporter of the Horse Protection Act, and is committed to ensuring that sound, compliant horses enter the show ring.