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SHOW Will Not Require Amateur Cards



The SHOW HIO will not require WHOA issued amateur cards in 2011 as has been discussed.  In recent weeks WHOA has met with SHOW and tried to structure a deal where all WHOA shows would be affiliated with SHOW and all SHOW events would require amateurs to have WHOA amateur cards.  As part of the deal, WHOA shows in outlying areas would be allowed to be special affiliation shows and charge $10 per horse per day instead of requiring the SHOW Horse Card.

WHOA President Kim Bennett and Executive Director Tommy Hall along with several other board members met with SHOW President Dr. Mullins and the SHOW Board of Directors on January 20, 2011 in order to negotiate an agreement between SHOW and WHOA.  As part of that meeting, SHOW requested the financial statement of WHOA as well as some changes to the agreement WHOA submitted to SHOW.  One of those changes was the possibility of moving the International to the Calsonic Arena.  In that meeting WHOA also agreed to send their financials to SHOW.

SHOW has been asked why they needed the financials from WHOA in order to reach an agreement.  First, WHOA owes SHOW $10,336 in fees from 2010 and the 2009 International, of which SHOW has extended this credit in order to help WHOA who has been struggling financially.  As any prudent business would do, before SHOW issues additional credit to WHOA for 2011, SHOW wanted to see the current financial state of WHOA to ensure the ongoing viability of WHOA to pay their past and future debts.

SHOW has since learned that the WHOA Board of Directors voted not to give these financial statements to SHOW and thus no agreement can be reached between the two organizations at this time. 

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