Skip to content

SHOW Responds to Thompson Letter



SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. -  The SHOW HIO recently received a hardship request from Jamey Thompson asking for a reduction in his suspension levied by SHOW in October 10, 2010.  Thompson was suspended for one year and fined $2,500 and placed on probation through October 11, 2013 for his conduct violations (non-HPA violations) that occurred in the warm-up ring at the 2010 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.

In response to Thompson’s hardship, which would affect the customers in his barn and the show circuit in California, and Thompson’s public letter of apology, the SHOW board has decided to reduce Thompson’s suspension.  Thompson was removed from suspension March 1, 2011 but will continue to be on probation through October 2013 and will still be responsible for the $2,500 fine.

Below is the public letter of apology from Thompson to the SHOW HIO:



Dr. Stephen Mullins
President
SHOW Horse Industry Organization
P.O. Box 167
Shelbyville, TN 37162

Dear Dr. Mullins,

I am writing to make a very humble request on my behalf, on my Dad’s behalf and on behalf of our stable customers and the horse show circuit in California.

I sincerely apologize for my unacceptable conduct toward SHOW officials in the inspection area at the 2010 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. I am very aware that what I did was wrong and I have taken steps to correct my mistakes. Therefore at this time I would respectfully request that you re-visit my penalty and request that the SHOW board consider modifying my suspension.

California horse shows are really struggling and I fear that without the participation of all stables on the West Coast the shows will be out of a sufficient number of horses and owners will begin to sell their horses and leave the industry.

I know and appreciate the tremendous improvements SHOW has brought about on behalf of our industry and I commend you and the Board for your efforts on behalf of all trainers and owners. I promise to uphold the high standards and goals of SHOW and to support and work with you to make this industry all it can be.

Please understand that in asking for this suspension reduction I am in no way excusing my behavior and I will strive to continue to do everything possible to maintain a higher standard expected by my peers and the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry to improve all aspects of this wonderful breed of horse that I love.

Thank you for your consideration.

Jamey Thompson

 

More Stories

  • Rising Star Meet, Greet & Eat

    Rising Star Ranch invites everyone to attend their Meet, Greet & Eat at Rising Star Ranch in Shelbyville, Tennessee, on Mar. 3. Following a delicious lunch at 12:00, colts will be previewed... Read More
  • Obituary - Karen Pendleton

    Karen Jo Wright Pendleton, 66, of Mt. Sterling, died Monday, Feb. 12, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born Mar. 15, 1951 in Lexington to the late Wheeler and Retta Stephens Wright. Read More
  • APHIS launches webpage for frequently requested records

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is launching a new “Frequently Requested Records” page on our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) e-reading room, in accordance with the FOIA statute Read More
  • Pre-entry available for Rising Star Ranch Colt Preview

    The Rising Star Ranch Colt Preview showcases the new crop of stars that will be coming to the show rings in 2018. At Rising Star Ranch we want to help the trainers and owners present their entries in our Colt Preview in the most professional manner... Read More
  • Youth Council hosts first annual “Tennessee Globewalkers” basketball game

    We are doing it again! Having fun and raising money to help one of our own! You’ve heard of the “Harlem Globetrotters.” Now you have a chance to see and experience the “Tennessee Globewalkers!"... Read More
  • Owners excel in 2017

    Valentine’s Day and honoring the owners with an annual banquet always come close together and highlight February. The Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) hosted a fabulous banquet with their usual tremendous crowd on Saturday, Feb. 10. The banquet was hosted to honor those who did well in 2017. Read More
  • Trainers' Show offers rich history; a must stop for many contenders

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association serves as host to its annual show each year, oftenreferred to by industry insiders as simply “The Trainers’ Show” — and it’s become a must stop for many of the industry’s best of the best as they embark on the new show season. Read More
  • Equine Education – coming to Shelbyville!

    The youth is the future of the walking horse industry, and, quite simply, the more kids interested, the better off the industry. That’s the line of thinking Jerry Harris had when he began organizing Equine In Education, a program scheduled to take place in Shelbyville, Tennessee March 9 at the Calsonic Arena. Read More
  • Shane Shiflet Photography Special

    Starting Monday Feb. 12 through noon on Feb. 16, you can buy 5 images between 2008 and 2017 from any show for $175. Over a 50% savings! These will be emailed, cropped and color corrected high res images that you will own to do whatever you like.   Read More
  • FAST Spring Showcase adds class

    The FAST Spring Showcase, scheduled for Apr. 13-14, has added a class to their original schedule. Class 11a on Friday evening will be Amateur Lite-Shod... Read More