The SHOW HIO has now been in business for a little over a year and the 2010 show season has begun.  As we enter the heart of show season, a review of the first four months of the year is needed.  SHOW was formed at the request of the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association (WHTA) and the Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA).
Beginning in 2010, Dr. Stephen L. Mullins took over as President of SHOW and Tony Edwards became SHOW’s DQP Coordinator.  Also, Rollie Beard is serving in the role of SHOW Director of Judges and has conducted two applicant schools licensing judges across the industry.

Through the weekend of April 24, 2010, SHOW has affiliated 32 events including horse shows and sales.  There have been 4,310 entries in those 32 events that have gone through inspection.  SHOW has written 103 violations in 2010, 2.2% of the entries inspected.

Of the 103 violations written, the breakdown is as follows:
• Bilateral Sensitivity – 8
• Unilateral Sensitivity – 45
• Scar Rule – 17
• Foreign Substance – 8
• Illegal Shoeing – 8
• Bad Image – 4
• Unacceptable – 10
• Open Lesions – 1
• Unruly – 1
• Illegal Chain – 1