On December 6, 2006 TWHBEA President Jerrold Pedigo sent this letter to the following USDA approved HIOS.



David Pruett, President, National Horse Show Commission

Donna Benefield, Administrative Assistant, Horse Protection Commission

Keith Dane, Executive Director, Friends Of The Sound Horse
Juana Grover, President, National Waking Horse Association
Earl Rogers, Jr., President, Kentucky Walking Horse Association
David Swingley, President, Western International Walking Horse Association
Ted Nichols, President, Heart Of America Walking Horse Association

December 6, 2006




David Pruett, President

P. O. Box 167

Shelbyville, TN 37162


Dear David,


As I am sure you are aware, representatives of all the Horse Industry Organizations (HIOs) will be getting together in regard to the operating plan and training issues in Washington DC on Monday, December 18, 2006.  This meeting presents a convenient opportunity for all the Tennessee Walking Horse HIOs to meet to discuss the future of the industry.  I would welcome from the NHSC any constructive feedback that could result in enhancing the opportunities for unity and long-term success.


I would like to personally invite two representatives from the National Horse Show Commission to participate in a meeting on Sunday, December 17, 2006 from 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. at the Marriott Crystal City Hotel at Reagan/National Airport, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA (1-800-444-6835).  Lunch will be provided.


The TWHBEA looks forward to a cooperative meeting as we all recognize the severity of the current situation in the industry.  Please confirm the attendees for the NHSC by 12/13/2006 to jpedigo@twhbea.com.  Thank you in advance and I look forward to meeting with you very soon.



Jerrold Don Pedigo


Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association