Tennessee Walking Horse trainer, Bill Callaway, was suspended for eight months for allegedly violating the federal Horse Protection Act.
Callaway was suspended for eight month and fined $1,100 by the USDA.
He was suspended just hours after winning the Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship on Saturday.
The HPA was enacted to prevent the soring of horses, an illegal practice to get horses's feet lift higher
suspension stems from a complaint filed in January.
Callaway told the Times-Gazette he denies any wrongdoing, but isn't able to financially fight it so he took a deal.