I think that is/are the rule changes TWHBEA needs to enact/adopt. Specially if TWHBEA is going to be recognizing champions of these show organizations on their registry. TWHBEA needs to set a standard that no judge or official on any show "card" will be permitted to have HPA violations r/t soring, scars etc. And NO trainer or owner with any HPA suspension shall be permitted show privileges.
Then I think there should be established a show division that is brave enough to operate without DQP. And those that know HPA know that there is no requirement to have DQP to show a gaited horse or any horse. Remember, "HPA applies to ALL horses?" Well the entire HPA HIO Certification process is done entirely to protect the show entities from being held liable if violations of HPA are found on the premises. Operating without a sanctioned HIO will invite USDA onto the premises.
Well I say it is time for a gathering of Gaiters to form a Horseman's association that is TWHBEA USEF etc accepted, that places values on the natural un-enhanced work these horses can do. One that does not judge a waving foot to be the ultimate achievement of a horse and rider.
ANyone get where I am going with this??? Let this be an organization that requires its "members" to be accepted before they can join. Let the membership be elite.
Think about it.