Walking Horse Group VP Asks Poll Of Members On Horse Soring Bill

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pat Stout,  vice president, Horse Shows Division of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed registry known as TWHBEA,  said she is asking for a vote of members on whether they support the "Prevent All Soring Tactics Act.

She said on Friday she mailed a post card ballot  to all eligible voting TWHBEA members regarding a “POLL ON HR 1518/S.1406”.   

Ms.

Stout, of Cookeville, said she is asking the members to vote  “YES” or  “NO”  on the following  poll question:

“I am FOR passage of HR 1518/S. 1406 – “Prevent All Soring Tactics” Act to remove the pads and chains in order to end the public perception of soring and abuse presently associated with the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed, to eliminate HIOs and to increase penalties for soring”.

Ms. Stout said,  “I feel like the TWHBEA membership never gets a chance to directly voice their opinion on issues.    Everyone seems to have an opinion on this question, and I believe it is important to let each member have their say on this paramount matter facing the Tennessee Walking Horse breed.” 

She said she was going to “vote YES” on the Poll question, and she urged all members to vote their convictions on this matter.

Ms. Stout said,  “I felt strongly about this issue, and I personally paid for the deposit required by the Cook and Company CPA firm in Arab, Alabama to count the votes.  She said that the cost of mailing the cards was paid for by an annonymous individual.   Stout said,  “Cook and Company CPA firm will tabulate the “Poll on HR 1518/S. 1406” ballots the same day that the TWHBEA Directors ballots are counted.”    The ballots must be received by the certified public accounting firm of Cook and Company of Arab, Alabama on or before Tuesday,  October 15, 2013. 

On May 23,  the Executive Committee of TWHBEA voted 7 – 4 to endorse HR 1518, Prevent All Soring Tactics Act, which was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on April 11, 2013,  by Congressmen Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Steve Cohen (D-TN).   


AUDIO: County Commission Meeting 3/20/2019

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

Red Bank Commission Approves C-3 Zoning Near A Section Of Dayton Boulevard


Click here for the latest Bradley County arrest report. (click for more)

A public hearing was held Tuesday night by the Red Bank Commission regarding rezoning properties that abut Dayton Boulevard from Meadowbrook Drive to Barker Road from C-1 Commercial to C-3 Neighborhood ... (click for more)


Opinion

Chivalry Is Not Dead

On the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 26, I was driving up Lookout Mountain taking my mother home. My 2-year-old granddaughter was also along for the ride. Halfway up Ochs Highway in the middle of a blind curve, at rush hour, my car simply died. Smoke poured out from under the hood, and we were completely stranded. There was a long line of cars stuck behind us unable to go around because ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What’s Become Of Roy?

Today I must begin by telling my Chattanoogan.com readers how humbled and touched I am by the dozens of emails I have received in recent weeks, all concerning my daily disappearance from this website. I like to think my daily musings may, in some way, have a ripple effect on some of the people, the places, and the things that intrigue me. I believe I have rarely sought popularity, ... (click for more)

Sports

March Madness Created A Lifetime of Memories For Former UTC Coach McCarthy

This is the third of four March Madness stories involving those with Chattanooga ties. When former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga basketball coach Mack McCarthy reflects back on his 32-year college basketball coaching career, many of his most vivid memories – both good and bad – had the common denominator of occurring in Birmingham, Alabama. McCarthy experienced the ... (click for more)

Prep Baseball: Ooltewah Shuts Out Walker Valley Again, 4-0

Ooltewah’s strong pitching continued into the second game of a home-and-home series with Walker Valley on Tuesday night. Isaac Hughes dominated the Mustangs through five innings, allowing just one hit – a leadoff single to center by catcher Dylan Calfee in the third inning – and helped the Owls post a 4-0 victory at Walker Valley. Hughes gave way to reliever Jax Howard in ... (click for more)