Tennessee Walking Show Horse Organization – TWSHO

Successes

Those committed to reform within the industry have made major strides in cleaning things up.  Last year, the leading Horse Industry Organization (HIO) was 98.5% compliant with all federal regulations, and reformers will not stop until the industry is at 100%.

It is important to recognize the positive results of self-regulation and the dramatic reduction in USDA violations achieved by at least one HIO.

At SHOW-affiliated horse shows, the lead veterinarian and inspector agrees with the USDA close to 100% of the time, when rogue inspectors who don’t seem to be playing by the rules are not present.  In fact, SHOW’s inspections are so strict that they often issue more violations than the USDA, and the USDA has adopted some of SHOW’s inspection processes.

Below is the progress by numbers, showing the dramatic reduction in USDA violations at SHOW events:

Tracking 2009
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
2010
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
Trainers’ Show 263 463
Bilateral 0 3 2 2
Unilateral 1 11 9 10
Scar Rule 4 12 5 10
Percentage 1.9% 9.9% 3.5% 4.8%
2011
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
2012
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
Trainers’ Show 442 287
Bilateral 6 0 0 1
Unilateral 22 0 6 0
Scar Rule 7 2 7 0
Percentage 7.9% 0.5% 4.5% 0.3%

Tracking 2009
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
2010
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
Fun Show 260 437
Bilateral 0 1 2 3
Unilateral 2 7 5 10
Scar Rule 12 15 10 22
Percentage 5.4% 8.8% 3.9% 8.0%
2011
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
2012
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
Fun Show 444 430
Bilateral 2 0 0 0
Unilateral 15 0 12 0
Scar Rule 5 0 4 0
Percentage 5.0% 0.0% 3.7% 0.0%

Tracking 2009
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
2010
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
Celebration 2544 2564
Bilateral 12 36 21 34
Unilateral 44 89 78 94
Scar Rule 82 223 60 82
Percentage 5.4% 13.7% 6.2% 8.2%
2011
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
2012
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
Celebration 2427
Bilateral 6 13
Unilateral 90 6
Scar Rule 60 7
Percentage 7.9% 1.1%

Tracking 2009
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
2010
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
Year End 33137 23870
Bilateral 63 63
Unilateral 252 253
Scar Rule 286 147
Percentage 1.8% 1.9%
2011
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
2012
Inspection
SHOW
Violations
USDA
Violations
Year End/Year To Date 19592 5433
Bilateral 26 0
Unilateral 237 45
Scar Rule 101 22
Percentage 1.9% 1.2%