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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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3 Including Jaci Rae Jackson Plead Guilty in SAU Horse Theft

Alleged Horse Thief Jaci Rae Jackson Makes First Court Appearance

Rodeo team member Jaci Rae Jackson, who is accused of allegedly stealing her teammates' five roping horses, had her first day in court today. Jackson is being represented by Texas attorney Michael Lusk....
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An Arkansas parole board has granted William 'Billy' Hamilton an early release from prison.

Disturbing Details Emerge; More Arrests in Arkansas Horse Theft

She wanted the horse killed and watched as Credit Card was shot in the head and his throat slit. As more disturbing details became available related to the arrest of Jaci Rae Jackson, two more arrests have been made in t...
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3 Including Jaci Rae Jackson Plead Guilty in SAU Horse Theft

Student Arrested in Arkansas Five Horse Theft

A Southern Arkansas University student has been arrested in the Arkansas stolen horse case....
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STATE OF OREGON

Horse Breeder Arraigned on Animal Neglect Charges

An Oregon horse breeder was arraigned today after spending the last day behind bars....
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Cowgirl Tuff with Western Wishes

Now That's Cowgirl Tuff

While holding onto the lead rope, the horse swiftly bolted and the rope looped and wrapped Kenzie’s hand. Kenzie was pulled down; the horse turned, kicked out both rear feet and everything went dark....
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Ponying Up: The Truth About Child Sex Offenders

Ponying Up: The Truth About Child Sex Offenders

So how do some sex offenders, even those who have been convicted, go unnoticed when working around children? Find out at Horse Authority before you look for a riding instructor or stable for your child's pony....
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Eriksson v. Nunnink: Lessons for Equine Professionals

Eriksson v. Nunnink: Lessons for Equine Professionals

A California appellate court ruling this year, Eriksson v. Nunnink, has sparked concern among equine professionals over their potential liability for their clients’ personal injury and/or death. The defendant, Nunnink, ...
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Humble's Devon Horse Show Death

USEF Rule Changes for Drugs & Medications

Every horse show exhibitor, trainer, coach, and owner participating in USEF rated shows in 2012 need to be aware of new drug standards and guidelines their horses will be held to starting December 1, 2011....
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Starbuck Sentenced for Attempting to Hide Cash

Starbuck Equestrian Co-Owner Guilty

Horse trainer Juliana Starbuck has pleaded guilty to removing evidence during a Federal Investigation. The Grand Prix rider and co-owner of Starbuck Equestrian in Connecticut waived her right to indictment and made the...
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STATE OF WISCONSIN vs MICHAEL T GRANT

Guilty Verdict in 'Wanted' Horse Trainer's Sex Case

A Wisconsin jury found horse trainer Michael T. Grant guilty of repeated sexual assault of a child. The verdict comes eleven years after the abuse took place in his home at the Fantasy Hills Ranch, where he was an emplo...
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Showjumping Loses Superstar Hickstead

Hickstead: Prelim Post Mortem Results

Preliminary findings from the post mortem on Hickstead, Eric Lamaze’s 2008 Olympic gold medal horse that died during the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping qualifier at Verona Italy on November 6th, have confirmed what...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. BARNEY DAVIS

Tennessee Horse Trainer Pleads Guilty to Soring

A spotted saddle horse trainer and two co-defendents pleaded guilty today to violations of the Horse Protection Act. Barney Davis pled guilty to two felony offenses which included conspiracy to commit witness tampering....
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Showjumping Loses Superstar Hickstead

Showjumping Loses Superstar Hickstead

Hickstead, the sensational Jumping stallion that Canadian showjumper Eric Lamaze rode to individual gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong collapsed and died in Verona today. The competition was stopped at the request o...
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Dick peebles acquitted

Horse Trainer Acquitted of Sexual Assault

A Tennessee gaited horse trainer has been acquitted of sexual abuse against three female minors....
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Giving thru Pony Talent Search

Giving thru Pony Talent Search

Showing a top pony for free - it is every young equestrian's dream. Amber Hill Farm owner Elizabeth Mandarino will make the dream a reality for one child through the Amber Hill Farm Pony Talent Search....
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STATE OF KANSAS v stephen douglas white

Kansas Horse Trainer Charged with Rape

A Kansas horse trainer is charged with raping a teenage girl. Authorities arrested Steve White in late August after a minor came forward regarding incidents that allegedly occured in 2007. He has been sentenced....
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Blackburn Guilty of Horse Soring Violations

Blackburn Guilty of Horse Soring Violations

A Tennessee man pleaded guilty today to conspiring to violate the federal Horse Protection Act. Paul Blackburn was part of a horse training and boarding operation that sored horses and falsified entry forms and other pap...
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Virginia Horse Rescuer Investigated for Animal Abuse after Dead

Digital Age of Horse Rescues

The internet allows equine rescues to reach potential donors across large areas. This has made it possible for small rescues, to reach prosperous donors and make a difference. It also makes the potential for fraud and abus...
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Horse Rescue Operator Acquitted of Animal Cruelty

Horse Rescue Operator Acquitted of Animal Cruelty

The operator of a horse rescue has been convicted of child endangerment but acquitted of animal cruelty. Mona Kanciper runs New York Horse Rescue on Long Island and has been sentenced....
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