The SHOW HIO issued a one-year suspension and $1,000 fine to trainer Blake White for actions that took place Thursday October 22, 2009 at the Alabama Jubilee Horse Show in Decatur, AL.  The violation notice contained this reported violation:

“Post Inspection application of a caustic substance and as a result of such application…such horse suffers, or can reasonably be expected to suffer, physical pain or distress, inflammation, or lameness when walking, trotting, or otherwise moving.  Also violating Section IX B 3b, 3f, and 3h of the SHOW Rulebook.”

White has the opportunity to appeal the suspension.  A previous release was issued on Friday October 23, 2009 by the SHOW HIO but was removed until White was notified of his violation notice.