EVERY TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE IS INSPECTED BEFORE SHOWING

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Since the passage of the Horse Protection Act in 1970, the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry has worked with the USDA. The development of the Horse Industry Organization (HIO) is the result. Overseen by the USDA, HIOs such as SHOW employ USDA certified inspectors known as DQPs (Designated Qualified Person). Each and every Tennessee Walking Horse that enters into sanctioned competition goes through this rigorous process, only then can that animal be exhibited. Following each class the winner, and random horses are re-inspected. Approximately 4 million entries have been inspected since the inception of the Horse Protection Act, at no cost to the United States Taxpayer. The 2015 compliance rate is 98%. This 98% reflects the figures of both the HIOs as reported to the USDA and the USDA’s own figures.

 

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