Mt. Vernon, Ky. – The Walking Horse Report has confirmed with PRIDE’s Sam Hamilton that the HIO filed a 35 page detailed response to the HSUS Petition for Rulemaking on Nov. 8, 2010. The response was filed with Dr. Rachel Cezar and Dr. Chester Gipson of the USDA.

Hamilton also stated that PRIDE would be filing its response to the OIG Audit and USDA’s response in the near future. PRIDE will continue to enforce the original intent of the HPA as written and continue to work diligently to ensure that all aspects of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry flourish in the future. PRIDE encourages all industry organizations to work together to enforce the HPA uniformly.

For more information about PRIDE HIO, contact Sam Hamilton at 859-393-4979 or