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NHSC and Kentucky Association HIO Sign Alliance



 SHELBYVILLE, TN -- Last week was a huge week for unification as the The National Horse Show Commission (NHSC) renewed its alliance with Western International and the Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association (SSHBEA) and signed a three-year alliance with the Kentucky Walking Horse Association HIO (KWHA-HIO)  The new alliance with Kentucky allows for a unified judges list, joint DQP training, and combined judges training.   The organizations will remain separate entities, with each keeping its own HIO certification.  <?/smaller><?/fontfamily>
<?fontfamily><?param Times New Roman><?smaller>     “Its exciting to see our industry come together,” says David Pruett, chairman of the NHSC.  “Kentucky has a very strong show circuit and I’m confident we can help them by giving them more judges to choose from, I also feel they will be a great help to us as we move forward, together, in working on the new USDA Operating Plan.”  <?/smaller><?/fontfamily>
<?fontfamily><?param Times New Roman><?smaller>     In 2005 the NHSC affiliated 280 shows and the KWHA-HIO affiliated 125 shows.  Also last week, the NHSC signed a three-year agreement with Lonnie Messick.  He serves as the NHSC Executive Vice President and Director of Animal Welfare.  Messick has been a part of the NHSC since its inception.<?/smaller><?/fontfamily>
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