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GLENWILLOW, INC. v. MARIA CHUNGUNCO

A billing dispute with her child’s trainer, Kimberly Stewart of Glenwillow Farm, Inc. in Maryland has turned into a horse owner’s nightmare. Maria Chungunco’s highly sought after pony, Spellbound, is scheduled to ...
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MARIA CHUNGUNCO, Plaintiff, v. KIMBERLY STEWART and HOPE BATCHELOR, DVM., Defendants.

The owner of the coveted show pony, Spellbound, has filed suit against her child's former hunter/jumper trainer, Kim Stewart and veterinarian Hope Batchelor, DVM in Florida. The allegations include fraud and profession...
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URSULA KARVEN-VERES Plaintiff, v. WINLEY FARM LLC Defendant.

Winley Farm is accused of providing an actress with a jumper for pre-production work on a movie. When the horse was unsettled, the horse's trainers allegedly drugged it leading to an accident....
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THOMAS WRIGHT and JOHN & STEPHANIE INGRAM, LLC -against- UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION, INC.

The petitioners believe USEF's decision to hold them in violation of GR410 was arbitrary and capriocious and not supported by scientific evidence. The hunter/jumper trainer and owners are seeking the court to dismiss the...
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ANN S. REILLY Plaintiff v. Jennifer Brinkley and Jules Nyssen, Defendants.

North Carolina dressage trainer Jules Nyssen is being sued in federal court for more than $250,000 after he allegedly misrepresented a Dutch Warmblood when acting as his client's buyer's agent....
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CHRISTINA WELTZ, Plaintiff, v. STONY HILL STABLES, INC., ELIZABETH HOTCHKISS, AISHA ALI-DUYCK, Defendants.

Horse trainer Aisha Ali-Duyck, now of Oregon, is accused of selling a former client in New York a jumper with shivers for $130,000. She allegedly told the plaintiff the horse was suitable to compete at the Winter Equest...
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MARTHA TORKINGTON and RIVER VALLEY RANCH, LLC; Plaintiffs, vs. MARK ARBALLO, et al; Defendants.

The death of Bella Gunnabe Gifted after a trainer allegedly left the mare unsupervised and “bitted up” in a shank bit has prompted a civil suit by the derby reining horse’s owner....
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Patty Parker, an individual, Plaintiff vs. Zooey Deschanel, an individual, Victoria LaCagnina, an individual, and DOES 1 through 20 inclusive, Defendants.

California horse trainer Victoria LaCagnina of Storia Stables in Lake View Terrace, California and her celebrity client Zooey Deschanel are being sued after a horse lease went bad. The plaintiff alleges her horse sust...
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SARAH P. THAYER v. COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE

Dr. Sarah Thayer posted losses of over $450,000 over three years. Her plan to lease Charleston 26 to Cesar Parra for the Pan Am games also failed. Will the tax board find Dr. Thayer on the hook because it is deemed a h...
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JOHN R. NEAL AND LEA A. NEAL, PLAINTIFFS-APPELLEES, v. SJEF JANSSEN, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

The plaintiffs learned that the buyer had actually paid the defendant $480,000 for the dressage horse. Plaintiffs brought an action against defendant for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud....
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PIAFFE PERFORMANCE, INC., and APEX STABLES, INC., Plaintiffs vs. EVERGLADES DRESSAGE, LLC, Defendant.

Dressage trainer Cesar Parra filed suit alleging he had not received all of $650K from the sale of the horse Don Ulrik. Everglades Dressage counter sued alleging the horse had a neck injury and misrepresented the horse's...
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JILL BURNELL, Petitioner, v. MARIN HUMANE SOCIETY Respondent.

Marin Humane Society attorney Bruce Wagman tells Rate My Horse PRO the three broodmares seized from Gray Fox Farm are deemed abandoned since no lien payments were made on their behalf. A lien payment was made toward ...
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JILL BURNELL and ALEX BURNELL, Plaintiffs, v. MARIN HUMANE SOCIETY, et al.

Convicted horse abuser Jill Burnell is suing a humane society for $15 million alleging her rights were violated. Read the full complaint filed on behalf of the Gray Fox Farm owner and Warmblood breeder who stands Redwin...
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CHARLES HAYNES v. FORMAC STABLES, INC.

Tennessee’s high court ruled that a horse groom can’t qualify as a “whistleblower” under state law, unless they report their employer’s wrongdoing (Formac Stables' owner) to someone besides the perpetrator....
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BPA EQUINE INVESTMENTS, L.L.C., et al vs. MICHAEL J. McCORMICK dba MTM Farm et al.

A lawsuit accuses Texas horse trainer Mike McCormick of MTM Farm of selling his clients horse for $155,000 when they believed the horse was sold for $80,000. The client alleges they paid all of the horse's expenses whil...
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BETH BERAROV and ANNELISA BINDRA, v. ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY, and ADM ALLIANCE NUTRITION, INC.

Horse owners have filed a class-action suit against ADM Alliance Nutrition after the brand's horse feed was allegedly contaminated with monensin. Multiple horses died as a result. Others had to be euthanized due to their...
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STEVEN ESRICK, and KIKI ESRICK, -vs- DENNIS MITCHELL, KIM BURNETTE a/k/a Kim Burnette Mitchell, KIMBERDEN FARM, INC.,et al.

The Esricks argue that they are entitled to summary judgment on their breach of contract claims against the Mitchells and Kimberden, because the undisputed material facts demonstrate there was a valid and enforceable oral ...
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HENRY J. METZ AND CHRISTIE M. METZ, Petitioners v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent.

Henry and Christie Metz owned an Arabian farm known as Silver Maple Farm. Between 2004 and 2009 - the years at issue - it lost millions of dollars. Now the IRS looks at if the Metzes tried to turn a profit as a busine...
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KRYSTAL ZUFELT, Plaintiff, v. ASHLEY OLLES, a/k/a ASHLEY C. BUSTER, AMANDA O’BRIEN, a/k/a AMANDA C. BUSTER and AMANDA BUSTER O’BRIEN, dba VALLEY VIEW RANCH, Defendants.

A suit alleges Amanda O'Brien of Valley View Ranch, in Texas, acted as the plaintiff's horse sales agent for two American Quarter Horses, but refuses to turn the sales funds over. Click to view the documents in the cas...
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DEREK L. SMITH AND REBECCA Y. SMITH, ET AL vs. KALMBACH FEEDS, INC., ET AL.

Ohio horse owners say Tribute equine feed poisoned their horses in a lawsuit filed last week. ...
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Christene L. Fancher v. Alta Benson and Jane Savoie.

Defendant Alta Benson of Georgia employed dressage trainer Jane Savoie of Vermont, as her agent to sell her mare with a known heart condition. Savoie told the Plaintiff that she had a horse that was not yet really "fit"...
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