Past President and current Executive Director Tracy Boyd informed SHOW HIO and the Celebration that they will not accept the SHOW offer of affiliation and the Celebration's offer to host the Futurity at no cost.  No reasons were given.

Yesterday SHOW offered to affiliate the entire Futurity in response to TWHBEA's request to affiliate only five classes and use non-SHOW licensed judges. Since its inception, SHOW has had a policy of no split or shared affiliations and does not allow their judges to adjudicate other HIO's shows.

The Celebration offered the use of their facilities for the Futurity on the night preceding the start of the Celebration as had been done for over 70 years. That offer was also rejected.

The Celebration has extended that same offer for next year but TWHBEA did not respond.