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Five Common Legal Mistakes To Avoid When Establishing

Five Common Legal Mistakes To Avoid When Establishing, Operating your Equine Business

While we must plan for success in owning and operating an equine business, everyone knows that horses can often bring the unexpected. To avoid unexpected legal pitfalls, equine business owners must take care to avoid these ...
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Commercial Horse Transportation: Understanding a Bill of Lading

Commercial Horse Transportation: Understanding a Bill of Lading

When you ship your horse with a commercial hauler, you will be handed a paper to sign. It will say “Non Negotiable Bill of Lading” or “Bill of Lading.” Here are some pointers from an equine attorney so you under...
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California Appeals Court Upholds Ruling in Nunnink Trial

California Appeals Court Upholds Ruling in Nunnink Trial

The California Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s ruling granting the defendant’s motion for judgment relieving horse trainer Kristi Nunnink of liability....
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Cesar Parra Pursued by Partner

Cesar Parra Pursued by Partner

Cesar Parra allegedly said the mare’s feet were “too small” and that she would need to go back to Germany for care and that she “needed some time.” Shortly after documents state Parra told Morgan that the mare ...
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Hearing Officer: Seizure of Burnell Horses Warranted

Judge Dismisses Jill Burnell Suit Against Local Humane Society

A federal judge in California dismissed a civil case brought against the Marin Humane Society and nine other defendants by convicted animal abuser Jill Burnell. The Gray Fox Farm owner and breeder filed suit in Decembe...
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Jill Burnell Animal Cruelty

Court Denies Burnell's Petition, New Issue Arises

Four horses have been seized by Marin Humane Society Animal Services from the Gray Fox Farm owner's property since late December. “The horses were suffering and in need,” says Bruce Wagman, counsel for the humane ...
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Jill Burnell Now Plaintiff in Suit Against Marin Humane Society

Jill Burnell Now Plaintiff in Suit Against Marin Humane Society

Warmblood breeder Jill Burnell is now the plaintiff in the case against the Marin Humane Society. The allegations focus on the December seizure of the stallion Romantic Star. The suit was originally filed by Georgia ho...
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Court Upholds Brigid Colvin's GABA Suspension

Court Upholds Brigid Colvin's GABA Suspension

A New York judge upheld the GABA suspension of Brigid Colvin imposed by the United States Equestrian Federation....
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Court Upholds Brigid Colvin's GABA Suspension

NY Appeals Court Upholds Brigid Colvin's GABA Suspension

Brigid Colvin was one of two "horse trainers" suspended after Tori Colvin's mount Inclusive, owned by Betsee Parker, tested positive for gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) at the 2014 USHJA International Hunter Derby C...
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USEF Competition

Court Orders Melissa Lovasco to Pay Up

A court has ordered Jumper Classic President and CEO, Melissa Lovasco, to put $20,000 in escrow with David Birdsall's attorney. He is the owner of Silver Oak Equestrian Center in New Hampshire....
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Overcoming Consignment Horse Challenges

Overcoming Consignment Horse Challenges

Selling a horse is a dreaded experience for some riders who don’t have the required resources to get the job done on their own. Consignment farms can be a solution, although like anything else, not all are created equal....
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21 Dead Polo Horses' Owners Awarded $2.5M

21 Dead Polo Horses' Owners Awarded $2.5M

A Florida jury awarded over $2.5 million to the owners and insurer of 21 polo ponies on Friday. The horses began dying during the 2009 U.S. Open Polo Championship, in Wellington, after being injected with compounded sup...
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Hyperbaric Chamber Explosion that Killed Worker

Hyperbaric Chamber Explosion that Killed Worker, Horse Fuels Dispute

A Florida businessman says his insurer unfairly denied coverage after his veterinary facility's hyperbaric chamber exploded with a horse inside, killing a nearby employee....
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Arizona Equine Massage Therapist Wins Suit against Veterinary Board

Arizona Equine Massage Therapist Wins Suit against Veterinary Board

Equine massage therapists in Arizona can now give their four-legged customers a massage without having to obtain a veterinary license. ...
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Fight to Save Sweet Briar College Continues in Court

Fight to Save Sweet Briar College Continues in Court

Those eager to forever shut the doors to Sweet Briar College are being limited by a judge regarding the moving of assets. The court amended an Order allowing some concessions, but not when it comes to the sale of the coll...
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8 Pre-Purchase Exam Tips Before Buying a Horse

8 Pre-Purchase Exam Tips Before Buying a Horse

The prospective buyer should ensure that the vet selected to perform the exam is free from any conflicts of interest and/or undue influence and it will be an “independent examination”. If there are affiliations, those s...
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Another Chance 4 Horses Sanctioned for Charity Violations

Another Chance 4 Horses Sanctioned for Charity Violations

Another Chance 4 Horses is in trouble again, this time with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for charity violations. Christy and Rick Sheidy, the charity’s notorious founders, have been sanctioned for spending donor mo...
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