The fugitive charge has been dropped against western pleasure trainer Shirley Roth. She appeared today in a Marion County court for an extradition hearing with her attorney Stephen Murty.
Roth is accused of abusing a client’s stallion at the Reichert Celebration in Texas early last month. The two year-old quarter horse named Kissin The Girls was in training with her. The pair was scheduled to compete, but never made it to the show pen.
Roth was arrested in Florida on a fugitive warrant issued by Fort Worth Police. The arrest affidavit states “all injuries are a result [of] excessive abusive training practices.” The red roan stallion was “depressed and agitated,” and had a hair like substance glued to the wounds on its barrel, according to the documents.
Prior to her arrest, Roth told the investigating officer that she’s been accused of cruelty to horses previously, but was not convicted.
No formal charges have been filed against Roth in Texas, according to the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office. Rate My Horse PRO left messages for Murty and Roth’s Texas criminal defense attorney, however our calls were not returned.
Roth is currently suspended from the American Quarter Horse Association and National Snaffle Bit Association.