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AQHA and NSBA Suspend Shirley Roth Effective September 19, 2012

The American Quarter Horse Association today temporarily suspended AQHA member Shirley Roth of Ocala, Florida.

The temporary suspension, which includes suspension of her membership
privileges and denial of access or presence on AQHA-approved show
grounds, was based on the Association’s receipt of reports regarding the
alleged inhumane treatment of the 2-year-old stallion Kissin The Girls,
a horse entrusted to Ms. Roth’s care and responsibility. Both AQHA and
NSBA received the reports in question and have been jointly
investigating them.

According to AQHA rule 106(e)(1), a person temporarily suspended by AQHA
shall be denied AQHA privileges until the Executive Committee can hear
the matter and take appropriate action.

As with any reported case of inhumane treatment, AQHA will proceed
accordingly, cooperate with officials and act as swiftly as reasonably

From NSBA:

The National Snaffle Bit Association Animal Welfare Monitor reported
that a horse, Kissin The Girls, had suffered alleged inhumane
treatment. The report was filed during the NSBA approved event held at
the Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX. The trainer of the
horse was NSBA member, Shirley Roth of Ocala, FL.

Rule 99, Disciplinary Procedure, H)1) allows the Association to
temporarily suspend a member until a Disciplinary Hearing is held.

Ms. Roth was temporarily suspended September 19, 2012 and denied all
participation and privileges of the NSBA and NSBA approved events to
include but not limited to showing or having access or presence on the
show grounds of an NSBA approved event.

The Association is continuing its investigation. A Disciplinary Hearing will be held when the investigation is completed.