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Robert Dimitt Killed Horses by Cutting Hooves Off: Witness

Veterinarian Knew About Dimitt's Alleged Horse Abuse: Exclusive

A report obtained exclusively by Rate My Horse PRO exposes a racetrack veterinarian for failing to report allegations of horse abuse by Robert Dimitt prior to his arrest. ...
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Cutting Horses Dakota Harrell Texas

Texas Cowgirl Indicted in $500K+ Theft

[caption id="attachment_10292" align="alignright" width="150"] Dakota Harrell[/caption] Texas Cutting Loper A Texas assistant cutting horse trainer allegedly stole more than $500,000 from a horse owner. A Cooke C...
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Shares Desires allegedly shocked by Michael Neafus

Harness Racing Driver Charged with Electrically Shocking Horse

Indiana authorities have charged a harness racing driver with animal abuse. Michael Neafus, of Corydon, is accused of using a cord to electrically shock a horse named Shares Desires. A witness told the horse's own...
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Maria Borell Arrest Warrant

Arrest Warrant Issued for Maria Borell in Kentucky

Where is Maria Borrell? An arrest warrant has been issued for Maria Borell in Kentucky, according to authorities. It stems from an animal cruelty investigation that began this month. More than 40 horses were aband...
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A Connecticut judge sentenced convicted sex offender Robert L. Johnson to 25 months in prison Tuesday for a third probation violation.

Convicted Sex Offender, Trainer Robert Johnson Sentenced for Third Probation Violation

A Connecticut judge sentenced convicted sex offender Robert L. Johnson to 25 months in prison Tuesday for a third probation violation....
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Stone River Farms in Texas

Stone River Farms Owner Indicted on Theft, ID Fraud

A Parker County Grand Jury indicted the owner of Stone River Farms on charges of credit card abuse and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information. Lauren Stone, of Brock, TX is accused of stealing ov...
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Pennsylvania Horse Rescue Operator Charged with Animal Cruelty

A Pennsylvania horse rescue operator is charged with animal cruelty after the seizure of 10 horses. Crystal Davis of the purported rescue A Life Saved is a Life Saved Equine Rescue faces 12 summary charges. Auth...
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Montana's Highest Court Denies Kountz Petition

Petition denied The Montana Supreme Court has denied a horse breeder's petition allowing his animal cruelty case to proceed toward trial. Dayle Kountz is accused of torturing his stallion by not providing the animal v...
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30 Quarter Horses Seized in Federal Money Laundering Bust

Drugs and horses A federal investigation led to a major bust including the seizure of over 30 Quarter Horses and more than 100 kilograms of cocaine. Authorities say they arrested 15 people charged in connection with a...
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Two or Four 90-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons for One at White Birch Farm

Horse Trainer's Husband Sentenced in Murder-For-Hire Plot

A judge sentenced the husband of Connecticut horse trainer Amy Rader Frick to 25-years in prison last week after he hired a hit on his mother-in-law....
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Michael Sobieniak faces child sex abuse charges

Connecticut Riding Instructor Charged with Child Sex Abuse

Accused of sexually abusing horseback riding student A Connecticut horseback riding instructor from Valley View Stables is charged with sexually assaulting a former riding student. Michael Sobieniak, 41, of Brookly...
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New Beginnings Horse Rescuer Charged

Cassy Newell Reed A Virginia horse rescue operator is facing animal cruelty charges. King William County authorities say they seized 42 horses from New Beginnings Horse Rescue due to their poor health conditions. ...
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After hearing testimony for four days, the Harrison County jury made a unanimous decision Friday. It is the second acquittal for the South Carolina equine veterinarian. "I am incredibly relieved," Gamboa says.

Vet Juan Gamboa Not Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

Unanimous Decision A Mississippi jury finds veterinarian Juan Gamboa not guilty of child sex abuse. After hearing testimony for four days, the Harrison County jury made a unanimous decision Friday. It is the secon...
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PA Horse Rescue Operator Indicted for Fraud

A Pennsylvania horse rescue operator has been indicted by a federal grand jury on fraud charges. The seven-count superseding indictment states Equine Angels' founder Pamela A. Vivirito is now facing 5 counts of mail...
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Horse Trader Convicted of Animal Cruelty

Horse Trader Convicted of Animal Cruelty in 'Paintball' Mare Case

A Rhode Island horse trader was convicted Friday of animal cruelty. Philip Price is now prohibited from doing business at the New Holland Horse Auction in Pennsylvania, the judge ordered. The case stems from Price'...
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A Pennsylvania judge reversed a lower courts decision in the case of veterinarian Clyde Rendell Shoop, VMD on appeal.

UPDATE: Pennsylvania Equine Veterinarian Animal Cruelty Conviction Reversed

A Pennsylvania equine veterinarian must pay $32,000 in fines after he was found guilty of animal cruelty on Tuesday. Clyde Rendell Shoop, V.M.D was convicted of 10 out of 11 cruelty offenses, during his summary trial....
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Two surviving horses that made it out of Anne Goland's Peaceable Farm alive.

Bond Set at $100K for VA's Former Peaceable Farm Rescuer

A Virginia judge set bond at $100,000 Thursday for a former horse rescuer charged with embezzling funds. Anne Shumate Williams, also known as Anne Goland, was arrested last month for the second time related to the now di...
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Horse cantering through muddy footing

H/J Trainer Brock Clermont Pleads Guilty to Battery in Florida

Brock Clermont was charged with felony battery in August 2015 in Wellington, Florida. Clermont, of Clermark Equestrian, now resides in California and operates his business out of Alder Lane Farm in Cotati....
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Anne Goland Remains Behind Bars

Anne Goland Remains Behind Bars

The former operator of Peaceable Farm remains in a Virginia jail after her Friday bond hearing was continued. Anne Shumate Williams, also known as Anne Goland, is accused of embezzling funds from the now defunct horse r...
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Dayle Kountz Stallion Left to Suffer with Bloody Stump

Kountz Animal Cruelty Trial On Hold

The trial of a Montana arena owner accused of torturing his stallion is on hold as the defense appeals recent rulings by the court. Dayle Kountz is charged with aggravated animal cruelty and cruelty to animals....
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