The National Walking Horse Association (NWHA) held an emergency board meeting on Monday February 6, 2012.  According to sources on the board of directors, the meeting was called to terminate the services of Director of Designated Qualified Persons (DQP) and Animal Welfare Martha Day.  However, earlier that day Day resigned her position in an email and phone call to President Jason Crawhorn.  As a result, the board appointed Linda Wray as the head of their DQP Program.

Day resigned amidst the controversy that has engulfed NWHA regarding alleged HPA violations by members of the NWHA board and Executive Committee.  Day clearly implied those allegations were true in her interview with board member Linda Ivins and statements taken after the show.  Crawhorn conducted an investigation into those allegations and discounted Day's statement as rumor.

The Report is attempting to reach Crawhorn to determine if Wray is a candidate to replace Day on a full-time basis.