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Horse Breeder Strikes Deal in Cruelty Case

Horse Breeder Strikes Deal in Cruelty Case

Arabian horse breeder Marsha Parkinson pleaded no contest to ten counts of failing to provide adequate shelter in a Maryland court today. Read the full report from Dr. Henneke regarding the seizure of the horses at Hors...
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“I killed every one of those f--g horses, over 120 of them, if they only knew. I only have five left and the ones that you have. Every one of them is dead. I don’t even know their names and there wasn’t a g----n thing they could do about it because they gave me those horses. I didn’t sign one contract for any of them and there is no paper trail from Bruce, so they have to prove it.”

Kelsey Lefever Avoids Trial in Theft by Deception Case

Horse trainer Kelsey Lefever will avoid a trial by entering a first-time offender program. The Pennsylvania equestrian is accused of selling retired racehorses to horse slaughter rather than providing them second careers ...
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Shagya Arabian Breeder Arrested

Shagya Arabian Breeder Arrested, Charged

Deputies arrested arabian horse breeder Nancy Skakel and charges have been filed against her for allegedly housing her horses in unsafe conditions....
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Oklahoma Pair in SAU Stolen Horse Case Will Stand Trial

Oklahoma Pair in SAU Stolen Horse Case Will Stand Trial

Two Oklahoma defendants in the Arkansas stolen horse case will go to trial. Read about the case and view court documents....
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Vet Pleads Not Guilty to Horse Abuse

Vet Pleads Not Guilty to Horse Abuse

A Kansas veterinarian accused of neglecting dozens of horses pleaded not guilty yesterday. John Brooks is charged with 71 misdemeanor counts of committing cruelty to or treating animals inhumanely....
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STATE OF CONNECTICUT vs. APPOLLONIO VITTORIO (aka PAUL VITTORIO).

Video Shows Neglected Horse, 3 Euthanized

Connecticut boarding stable owner Paul Vittorio is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty. We have just learned three horses seized from his property have been euthanized....
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Kelsey Lefever Hearing Rescheduled

A preliminary hearing has been rescheduled in the case of alleged fraud that sent former racehorses to their death for meat....
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Blackburn Sentenced for Soring Horses

Blackburn Sentenced for Soring Horses

A Tennessee man that pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the federal Horse Protection Act was sentenced today. US District Judge Harry Mattice sentenced Paul Blackburn to a year of probation and ordered him to wri...
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Billy Hamilton is preparing for his parole at Hidden Creek Quapaw .

Billy Hamilton has History of Abusing the Defenseless

Authorities are searching for the man they say is "a person of interest" in the Arkansas five horse theft case. Billy Hamilton is commonly known to officials as a cattle thief, but Rate My Horse PRO has learned he has a...
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STATE OF OKLAHOMA vs. JACI RAE JACKSON

Oklahoma Prosecutor: No Deal for Jaci Rae Jackson

There will be no deal for Jaci Rae Jackson in Oklahoma. The Southern Arkansas University rodeo team member faces felony charges in Oklahoma and Arkansas for her alleged role in the theft of five rodeo horses....
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Police Say Horse Trainer Sold 100+ Horses to Slaughter

Pennsylvania horse trainer and riding instructor Kelsey Lefever is facing felony charges for allegedly misleading horse owners about her plans for their retired racehorses. Lefever obtained the Thoroughbreds promising to ...
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Photo of Alleged Horse Killer in Arkansas Horse Theft

Billy Hamilton: 'Person of Interest' in Arkansas Horse Theft

Alleged horse killer Billy Hamilton continues to elude police. Arkansas officials are now asking for the public's assistance in locating Hamilton who also goes by the name Willy W. Hamilton....
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Valerie in Emaciated Condition

Judge Denies Demurrer in Gwen Stockebrand Case

Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Ken Gnoss overruled a motion on demurrer in the Gwen Stockebrand horse cruelty case. Stockebrand's defense filed the motion last month at her arraignment, challenging the legal languag...
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An Arkansas parole board has granted William 'Billy' Hamilton an early release from prison.

District Attorney: No Deal for OK Defendants in SAU Rodeo Case

No plea offers were made today for two defendants in the Arkansas stolen rodeo horse case, those involved will "go to trial," says McCurtain County District Attorney Mark Matloff....
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Valerie in Emaciated Condition

Gwen Stockebrand Arraigned on Horse Cruelty Charge

California dressage trainer Gwen Stockebrand was arraigned on a felony charge of animal cruelty for allegedly starving one of her horses. The defense filed a motion on demurrer challenging the legal language in the crimina...
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Stockebrand

Stockebrand, A Dressage Olympian: Charged with Animal Cruelty

Three months after Rate My Horse PRO first reported that a California dressage trainer was being investigated by Sonoma County Animal Control and Care (ACC) for the alleged neglect of her horses, a charge has been fi...
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An Arkansas parole board has granted William 'Billy' Hamilton an early release from prison.

Jaci Jackson's Mom Behind Bars

A day after Jaci Rae Jackson made bail in Oklahoma in the Arkansas horse theft and arson cases her mother is spending the night in a jail cell. Horse Authority has confirmed with Texas Sheriff Officials that Wendi Cox...
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Photo of Alleged Horse Killer in Arkansas Horse Theft

Photo of Alleged Horse Killer in Arkansas Horse Theft

As Jaci Rae Jackson awaits extradition to Oklahoma, we are learning more about William "Billy" Hamilton. Horse Authority obtained a photo of the alleged horse killer in the Arkansas horse theft case....
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Alabama Horse Trainer Sentenced for Soring

Alabama horse trainer Chris Zahnd has been sentenced to two years probation in a horse soring case. Zahnd pleaded guilty to soring in connection to a 2009 horse show where a Tennessee Walking Horse trained by Zahnd was w...
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Allegations of Attempted Rape in Arkansas Horse Theft

Allegations of Attempted Rape in Arkansas Horse Theft

The cruel death of an innocent animal has many questioning the motivation behind the alleged actions of Jaci Rae Jackson. Troubling details continue to surface in the stolen rodeo horses case....
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