On May 30, 2013 Frank Eichler, representing a group of performance horse advocates, approached the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) about purchasing the Performance Horse portion of the registry.  In his proposal the performance horse was defined as all of those show horses eliminated by the Whitfield Amendment.

Today, July 24, 2013 TWHBEA Past President and current Executive Director Tracy Boyd emailed Eichler rejecting his offer.  Boyd’s email read:

Hi Frank,

Sorry for the delay in responding to you. The TWHBEA Executive Committee is aware of your offer and has no interest in selling the registry. We do, however, appreciate your interest.

Tracy Boyd

Boyd and the executive committee he served as president for earlier this year voted to support the Whitfield Amendment however that action was overturned by a vote of the International Board of Directors just hours after the executive committee took its action.

To read Eichler’s offer in its entirety click TWHBEA Proposal.