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Horse Breeder Sued for Defamatory Facebook Postings, Loses

Russell Ebersole, operator of Aberdeen Acres Pet Care Center in Virginia, sued claiming he was defamed by Facebook postings and e-...
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Court Prevents Re-victimization of Miranda

Court Prevents Re-victimization of Miranda

Trudy Miranda filed her suit last year after a training incident at dressage trainer Cesar Parra’s NJ facility, Piaffe Performanc...
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Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Deadly KESMARC Hyperbaric Chamber Explosion

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Deadly KESMARC Hyperbaric Chamber Explosion

A wrongful death suit has been filed after an employee was tragically killed when a hyperbaric chamber exploded at an equine rehabilit...
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Horse Show Judge Sues USEF

Horse Show Judge Sues USEF

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has been added to a civil suit filed by a horse show judge. The amended complaint f...
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Horse Show Abuse: Growth of an Epidemic

Horse Show Abuse: Growth of an Epidemic

What's easier, training a horse thoroughly so it will go around the show ring quietly without spooking, or giving it drugs? How about ...
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William PFF Injured while being lunged by Cesar Parra

Cesar Parra “Mentally Anguished”

International dressage rider and trainer Cesar Parra has taken aim at Trudy Miranda’s lawsuit with an answer and countersuit, whic...
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Plaintiffs: AQHA Cloned Horse Ban is Abuse of Monopoly

Plaintiffs: AQHA Cloned Horse Ban is Abuse of Monopoly

A decision at last month's American Quarter Horse Convention refusing to register quarter horses that are the result of cloning, as ...
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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...
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Judge Judy Horse Injury Case

Judge Judy Horse Injury Case

CBS aired the equine case of horse owner Deborah Dobbs vs. horse trainer Sharon Jeffco on the show Judge Judy, in a case involving...
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Eriksson v. Nunnink: Lessons for Equine Professionals

Court Rules for Horse Trainer in Wrongful Death Suit

A California judge has ruled a riding instructor was not negligent in the death of a student in 2006. Following lengthy litigation an...
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Lawsuit Seeks Mindy Darst

Lawsuit Seeks Mindy Darst, Val Renihan Pony Up

Pony trainer Mindy Darst and hunter jumper trainer, Val Renihan, are being sued for allegedly making fraudulent claims, through thei...
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Eriksson v. Nunnink: Lessons for Equine Professionals

Eriksson v. Nunnink: Lessons for Equine Professionals

A California appellate court ruling this year, Eriksson v. Nunnink, has sparked concern among equine professionals over their potenti...
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Donor Rights and Horse Rescues

Donor Rights and Horse Rescues

Fundraising is an activity and established profession guided by standards of conduct, and is regulated by state and federal law. When ...
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Veterinary Compounding Not under FDA

Court Rules Veterinary Compounding Not Under FDA Control

A Federal Judge ruled in favor of Franck's Pharmacy when he denied the Food and Drug Administration's petition for an injunction. ...
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Equine Sales Contract Essentials

Equine Sales Contract Essentials

The horse industry is often a handshake business, and even high-end horses are often purchased and sold without the benefit of a contr...
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Transparency in Horse Sales

Transparency in Horse Sales

In 2006, with significant support from Jess Jackson, Kentucky passed a law making undisclosed dual agency unlawful. In 2010, Florida...
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The Truth: Horse Sales and Undisclosed Commissions

The Truth: Horse Sales and Undisclosed Commissions

In 1997, the Neal family engaged internationally known dressage trainer Sjef Janssen to sell their horse. Janssen told the Neals tha...
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Utah farrier and self-professed "horse-whisperer" Troy Mortensen returned Valiant to his owner gravely injured. The horse's death landed them on Judge Joe Brown's TV show.

Judge Joe Brown Justice

Utah farrier and self-professed "horse-whisperer" Troy Mortensen returned Valiant to his owner injured leading to their appearance o...
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