The United Professional Horsemen's Association announced Tuesday that trainers are being contacted by someone claiming to be affiliated with the UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show, or from a “Feed/Bedding Supply” company, and asking for a credit card number or other personal information. DO NOT DIVULGE credit card numbers or other personal information to anyone contacting you by phone, text, or email. THIS IS A SCAM.
The UPHA/American Royal National Championship does not call customers to solicit preorders and will not contact you to ask for a credit card number over the phone. The scammers have been contacting trainers and exhibitors, stating they represent a show management company, and offer to confirm or place your feed and bedding order. Victims are then asked to provide a credit card to process the fraudulent order.
In a number of instances, the scammers appear to be calling from Georgia and have used the following number: (912) 347-9059. Please be aware: They sound convincing and display a reasonable understanding of horse shows and feed/bedding supplies.
If you have been contacted by any of these individuals and provided credit card information you should contact your credit card company or bank immediately.
For questions regarding the show, your stall requirements, payment questions, etc., please contact Kent Moeller, Show Manager, at (804) 363-3085.