Hate to say this but if you registered your walker with the TWHBEA you are part of the problem. They are the ones creating hosting and sanctioning these events. The association disgusts me. Pays lip service to being against soring yet create the shows and judging criteria that rewards the stuff.
I have two registered walkers by former owners. They will never get a penny of my money to put the papers in my name. My horses are registered with AERC and the American Gaited endurance horse association, piss on TWHBEA.