William PFF after the 2009 incident.
Piaffe Performance dressage trainer Cesar Parra is scheduled to ride into court for trial Monday. Parra allegedly left a young stallion catastrophically injured during a training evaluation on the lunge line at his New Jersey farm.
The horse’s owner, Trudy Miranda, has been seeking to recover her losses since the 2009 incident. Also a horse professional, Miranda sued Parra in 2011. The complaint states Miranda’s then 4-year-old Hanoverian stallion, William PFF, was permanently damaged as a result of Parra’s negligence. William PFF is unable to be ridden or used as a stallion due to the severe neurological injuries he sustained.
In 2012, Parra took aim at Miranda’s suit with a countersuit alleging “mental anguish” and that his professional reputation was harmed by Miranda’s suit. A jury will ultimately have the final say in court.
Jury selection is slated to begin on April 20th.