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Equine Law & Disorder

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Alleged Horse Theft of $220,000 Horse

STATE OF FLORIDA vs. ELENA RICHART ESCODA

Elena Richart Escoda was arrested for theft after she allegedly stole three horses from her customer worth $220,000....
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State of New Mexico v. Francisco Espinoza

State of New Mexico v. Francisco Espinoza

A horse racing groom is accused of raping a teenage girl after he gave her a ride. Authorities say DNA evidence implicates Francisco Espinoza, 60, to the crimes....
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MELANIE S. OLAJOS Gypsy Horse Breeder Horses Starved Fairy Tail Equines

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. MELANIE S. OLAJOS

Officials seized more than 100 animals including 32 horses, some Gypsy Vanners, from horse breeders Melanie Olajos and her husband. The Fairy Tail Equines owners are facing animal cruelty charges....
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STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. THOMAS L. OLAJOS

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. THOMAS L. OLAJOS

Thomas Olajos and his wife, Melanie Olajos, of Fairy Tail Equines, are charged with dozens of counts of animal cruelty for the maltreatment of their horses....
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State of Florida vs. Andy Barone

STATE OF FLORIDA vs. ANDREW J. BARONE

Florida horse trainer Andrew Barone of Raven Ridge Farm is charged with felony grand theft auto after he allegedly stole a Yamaha motorbike from the International Palm Beach Equestrian Center, according to authorities...
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KATHRYN FLANIGAN dba BLACK FENCE FARM et al vs. WESTERN MILLING, LLC dba OH KRUSE GRAIN & MILLING, et al.

What led to the deaths of more than a dozen horses in California? The horses' owners filed suit against Western Milling (O.H. Kruse Grain & Milling) for poisoning almost 50 horses with monensin, a deadly toxin. Get the...
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STATE OF ARIZONA v RALPH L CARR

Ralph Carr was arrested after the parents of a 13-year-old girl said Carr had "inappropriately touched her both over and under her clothes" during several horseback riding lessons at his Moonreach Ranch in Maricopa Count...
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THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. JOHN GOLITZ.

John Golitz, of Tryon, NC is charged with felony conversion. Golitz is the president of LifePULSE PEMF Therapy. The charges are related to the alleged conversion of two PMF Systems Magnetic Pulse Generator Model...
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STATE OF MARYLAND vs. BRIDGET MARY RICE

Horse trainer Bridget Rice pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in a plea deal after being charged with 12 counts....
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Robert Lee Robert Lee Johnson Missouri Sex Offender _ CT

Missouri Sex Offender: Robert Lee Johnson

Missouri sex offender Robert Johnson admitted he made a mistake when he taught a 12-year-old female riding student at Johnson's Performance Horses. Under the terms of his probation, Johnson is not allowed to teach or t...
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STATE OF MISSOURI v. DAVID A. DAVENPORT.

STATE OF MISSOURI v. DAVID A. DAVENPORT.

Tennessee Walking Horse trainer David Davenport of D&D Farms in Rogersville, Missouri is serving 5 years in prison for child sex abuse, according to authorities. Davenport must register as a sex offender upon his relea...
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STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. AMY RADER-FRICK

Amy Rader-Frick owns White Birch Farm in Portland, Connecticut. It is a horse boarding, riding, and training facility geared at the Quarter Horse industry. A judge recently sentenced Rader-Frick's husband in a murder-...
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LYNN KASSEM v MATT MARTIN, DEBI CONNOR aka DEBORAH CONNOR dba DEBI CONNOR SALES, et al.

Tennessee hunter/jumper trainer Matt Martin is being sued for failing to disclose health and behavior issues of sales horses he recommended. The suit accuses Martin of fraud, breach of contract and negligent misrepresenta...
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ARCHIBALD COX, III and MEREDITH MATEO, Petitioners, against UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION, INC., Respondent.

Brookway Stables owner Archie Cox, of California, is challenging USEF's GABA science in a New York court. The filing comes after the USEF Hearing Committee ruled in August 2015 that Cox and his client violated F...
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THOMAS WRIGHT and JOHN & STEPHANIE INGRAM, LLC -against- UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION, INC.

The petitioners believe USEF's decision to hold them in violation of GR410 was arbitrary and capriocious and not supported by scientific evidence. The hunter/jumper trainer and owners are seeking the court to dismiss the...
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STATE OF FLORIDA vs. BROCK CLERMONT battery case

STATE OF FLORIDA vs. BROCK CLERMONT

Brock Clermont of Clermark Equestrian is charged with felony battery. Clermont, a hunter/jumper trainer, is now working out of Alder Lane Farm in Cotati, CA....
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The State of South Carolina vs Bennie Lynn Clawson

The State of South Carolina vs Bennie Lynn Clawson

Paint horse breeder Bennie Lynn Clawson pleaded guilty to stealing money from a fund she set up for car accident victim and former American Junior Paint Horse Association (AjPHA) president Banks Ready. Clawson has a ...
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Brigid Colvin v. United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.

Tori Colvin's mother, Brigid Colvin is suing the United States Equestrian Federation after she was suspended for 7 months after the horse Inclusive was found to have GABA levels higher than allowed....
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Luis A Galindo-Arias

Luis Galindo of Galindo Sport Horses is charged with theft by deception after he allegedly sold a horse that was stolen from its owner three years prior. Then he asked the new buyer for more funds for the use of the horse...
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Robert Dimitt Sentenced to Prison

THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA vs ROBERT HOWARD DIMITT

Robert Dimitt is accused of horse abuse after he "maliciously and cruelly mutilated" multiple Quarter Horses by cutting the frogs out of their feet, which led to the horses' deaths....
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