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A suit filed by Amber Hill Farm, LLC seeks to exert editorial control over Rate My Horse PRO and private posters in online equestrian forums.

Amber Hill Farm, Mandarino Seek Relief from Reporting

Debbie Hanson, Director of Media Relations for Rate My Horse PRO says, “we believe this suit is an attempt to silence our reporting of legal disputes contained in public record and the facts as they relate to Elizab...
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Cesar Parra Accused of Violating Court Order

Cesar Parra Accused of Violating Court Order, Fake Documents

Dressage trainer Cesar Parra allegedly violated a May court order, and submitted false documents to the court surrounding the sale of Florence 115, based on a motion filed last week in a New Jersey Court....
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Norsire Farm Owner Vindicated by Court

UPDATE: Ebersole v. Kline-Perry et al

Horse breeder Bridget Kline-Perry of Norsire Farms owes just a quarter of the $60,000 judgment entered against her for statements she made against Russell Ebersole, a Virginia dog trainer she accused of being abusive, a...
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DOT Orders Shut Down of Horse Transporter

DOT Orders Shut Down Horse Transporter

The DOT has ordered the Tennessee-based horse transport company Terri’s Farm to immediately cease all interstate transportation services based on evidence that it is a "disguised reincarnation of Three Angels Farms."...
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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-mails authored by Bridget Kline-Perry, Virginia horse breeder who had repeatedly accuse...
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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 Performance, left her young Hanoverian stallion, William PFF, severely injured. The trial schedu...
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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 rehabilitation center in Florida. The suit is against the makers and sellers of the hyperbaric c...
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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 filed this month by plaintiff Debby Cain alleges the association was negligent due to the...
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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 teaching a client how to manage every stride on a hunter course, or giving the horse drug...
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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, which alleges “mental anguish,” and “loss of income.”...
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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 well as their offspring, has led to a federal antitrust suit against the American Quarte...
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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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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 alleged injury to a horse at the hands of a trainer....
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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 and an appeal, Judge Craig Reimer granted a Motion of Judgment relieving horse trainer K...
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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 their agent, in order to sell a lesser pony for $100,000 at the 2011 Pony Finals....
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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 potential liability for their clients’ personal injury and/or death. The defendant, Nunnink, ...
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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 donating your gift to a equine rescue or any horse charity you have rights, do you know w...
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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. Franck's is the compounding pharmacy responsible for a mistake that led to the death of 2...
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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 contract. What is essential in an equine sales contract to protect yourself?...
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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’s Department of Agriculture enacted regulations governing disclosure in horse sales....
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