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Former Horse Rescue Operator Wanted on 100K Warrants

Fraudster Horse Rescue Operator Enters Plea to Felony Animal Cruelty

Thomas Jessberger and co-defendant, Darlene Rindal, operated Rocky Acres Horse Rescue and ran a horse boarding and training operation out of the same Montana property. Both were charged with 34 felony counts of animal c...
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Anthrax Confirmed in Texas Horse

Tennessee Animal Abuser Registry Launches

The New Year brings the launch of the first statewide animal abuser registry in the United States. Tennessee launches it's Animal Abuse Registry on Friday, January 1....
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Convicted Sex Offender

Convicted Sex Offender, Former Owner of Horse World Charged with Murder Conspiracy

A convicted sex offender serving life behind bars is accused of conspiring to murder those that put him there. Loomes Wheeler, Jr., the former operator of Horse World Riding Stables, in Florida, is charged with six coun...
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NY Law Mandates Minors Wear Approved Riding Helmets

Arizona Riding Instructor Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

An Arizona riding instructor was found guilty of 14 counts of sex abuse on Monday. Ralph Carr was convicted by a jury in Maricopa County Superior Court after years of court proceedings....
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Otter Creek Ranch Owner Sentenced to Jail for Animal Cruelty

Otter Creek Ranch Owner Sentenced to Jail for Animal Cruelty

A Wisconsin ranch owner convicted of almost three dozen counts of animal cruelty is headed to jail. Michael Allen Feist is scheduled to begin his one-year jail sentence on January 2, 2016....
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Pennsylvania Equine Veterinarian Charged with Animal Cruelty

Pennsylvania Equine Veterinarian Charged with Animal Cruelty

A Pennsylvania equine veterinarian is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty after authorities received a tip regarding dead and emaciated horses. Clyde Rendell Shoop, V.M.D., the owner of Poco West Mobile Equine Se...
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AQHA Professional Horseman Shamus Haws Charged in Horses' Deaths

Utah Horse Trainer Gets Deal on Appeal in Animal Cruelty Case

A Utah horse trainer convicted of animal cruelty for the dehydration deaths of four horses was given a plea resolution on appeal. Shamus Haws' conviction was dismissed after he donated $10,000 to a horse related non-profit...
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Former Horse Rescue Operator Sentenced to 12 Years for Animal Cruelty

Former Horse Rescue Operator Sentenced to 12 Years for Animal Cruelty

A former Montana horse rescue operator was sentenced to 12-years in prison on Friday. Thomas Jessberger was one of the operators of the now defunct Rocky Acres Horse Rescue and Sanctuary....
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Arizona Horseback Riding Instructor Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Girls

Arizona Horseback Riding Instructor Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Girls

An Arizona horseback riding instructor convicted of child sex abuse will spend four-years in prison. Ralph Carr must also register as a sex offender and will serve a lifetime on probation....
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Dick peebles acquitted

Missouri Walking Horse Stable Owner Charged with Child Sex Abuse

A Missouri stable owner is facing multiple counts of child sex abuse after he allegedly made unwanted sexual advances toward two underage farm employees. David Davenport, 56, of D&D Stables, in Rogersville, is charged wi...
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The Houston SPCA seized 207 horses. Of the horses, 30 were euthanized.

Former Quarter Horse Breeder Sentenced to Jail for Animal Cruelty

Former Quarter Horse breeder Herman Hoffman is sentenced to jail in an animal cruelty case involving more than 200 seized horses due to neglect....
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Undocumented 'Alien' Employed by HITS Saugerties Charged with Assault

A HITS Saugerties employee authorities describe as an "undocumented alien" from Mexico is facing a felony assault charge. ...
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Judge Dismisses Felony Against Chiacchia

Judge Dismisses Felony Against Chiacchia

A Circuit Judge ruled in favor of the defense yesterday when he dismissed the charge against former Olympian Darren Chiacchia. According to Judge Hale Stancil, his decision was bound by the recent ruling made by the Fl...
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STATE OF GEORGIA vs. KENNETH JOHN ACEBAL

Georgia Dressage Trainer Waives Jury Trial

The horse trainer charged in connection with an FBI child sex sting waived his right to a jury trial today. Kenn Acebal will now face a judge who will preside over his bench trial....
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A convicted animal abuser in Virginia is guilty of 26 counts of animal cruelty after a three-day trial.

Virginia Horse Farm Owner Convicted of Animal Cruelty - Again

Ravenwood Horse Farm A convicted animal abuser in Virginia is guilty of 26 counts of animal cruelty after a three-day trial. Nottoway County authorities found four dead horses buried in a shallow grave on Robin Vinc...
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An Ohio judge sentenced a known horse scammer to six years in prison Wednesday in a case of six-figure theft.

Horse Scammer Culp Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Victims

An Ohio judge sentenced horse scammer Lydia Culp to six years in prison for selling victims horses then failing to turn them over....
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Angela Michelle Merrell is guilty for horse theft

Georgia Boarding Stable Operator Pleads Guilty to Stealing, Selling Horses

A Georgia boarding stable operator pleaded guilty to multiple counts of theft for stealing and selling boarders' horses. ...
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The equine vet is no longer practicing six months after a single car crash into a tree sent Langton to a Seminole County jail.

Equine Vet Relinquishes Florida Veterinary License

Withdrawal of vet license A Florida equine veterinarian is no longer practicing veterinary medicine. Scott Langton of Orlando voluntarily relinquished his veterinarian license on June 9. He worked out of Avalon Vete...
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New York farrier Seth Casey faces charges after an animal cruelty complaint began an investigation with authorities leading to the discovery of dead horses.

New York Farrier Faces Charges after Dead Horses Found

New York farrier Seth Casey faces charges after an animal cruelty complaint began an investigation leading to the discovery of dead horses....
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PA doping scandal hits track

Horse Trainer Convicted of 14 Felonies in Doping Conspiracy

A federal jury convicted a Penn National horse trainer Murray Rojas of 14 felony counts of misbranding prescription drugs and conspiracy....
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