The SHOW HIO has suspended the judges' license of Larry Wheelon during the investigation currently involving Wheelon and alledged animal cruelty at his barn in Blount County.  Wheelon has been charged with one count of felony animal cruelty and had 19 horses seized from his barn on April 25, 2013.

According to Celebration Chief Executive Officer Mike Inman, Wheelon's license has been temporarily suspending pending the outcome of the investigation.