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TWHBEA Launches Investigation



   The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association Enforcement Committee has launched an investigation of Sand Creek Sales to determine if they have violated the bylaws, corporate rules or copyrights of the TWHBEA. Sand Creek Sales and three of their employees were informed of the investigation in a letter from TWHBEA Enforcement Committee chairman Jack Doss.
   The investigation is to determine if Sand Creek used confidential horse registry information compiled and owned by the TWHBEA for commercial purposes, specifically from the Lineage Software or iPEDS database. Attorney Walter Bussart of Lewisburg, Tenn., has been hired as a special
investigator in the matter.
   Chairman Doss has scheduled a meeting at the Bussart Law Firm in Lewisburg on July 26 and instructed Sand Creek Sales owner Bob Kilgore and three of his employees--Kenny Lawrence, Brian Kilgore and Kim Wilson--to appear.
   The Report contacted Kilgore and requested a copy of the letter from the Enforcement Committee.  He felt it was not appropriate to release it at the present time and made the following statement.  "The staff at Sand Creek Sales would never knowingly violate any of the rules and regulations of the Breeders Association, and I think this matter could have been handled by a simple phone call.  We intend to cooperate fully with the investigation and get to the bottom of any possible misunderstandings."
   TWHBEA Executive Director Charles Hulsey was out of the country and unavailable.  TWHBEA President Jerrold Pedigo told The Report that he was aware of the investigation and letter but had not actually seen it.  Pedigo did not comment on the matter.

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