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SHOW Announces 98% Compliance In March



The Show HIO released inspection figures for the five events affiliated in March.  SHOW DQP’s inspected 1,125 horses with 24 violations for a compliance percentage of 97.9%.  There were 873 pre-show inspections and 252 post-show inspections.

SHOW officials were pleased with the results and commended exhibitors for the excellent care of their horses.  “Our goal is total elimination of horse abuse and 98% compliance is something to be proud of while remembering there is more work to do.”

The Designated Qualified People (DQP) working for SHOW drew extra praise from officials.  “People have no idea how difficult it is inspecting horses under the current circumstances.  The cooperative attitude evidenced from the USDA in 2013 has changed to a complete lack of respect and threatening comments,  including threats of Letters of Warning for disagreeing with the findings of the VMO’s.  Fortunately the DQP’s have stuck to the long established inspection protocol and enforced the Horse Protection Act.  We commend these men and recognize their courage and hard work will ensure only sound horses show and secure the future of this great breed.”
 

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