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Protection for the Stable Owner when a Boarder has a Recurrent Riding Guest

5 Ways to Legally Protect Stable when Horse Boarder has Riding Guests

What 5 things should a stable consider to legally protect itself when a horse boarder has a guest that is frequently riding their horse - often more than the boarder?...
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S. zooepidemicus horse

Equine Exposure Leads to Woman's Fatal Infection: CDC

Deadly Bacterial Infection A Washington woman is dead after contracting a bacterial infection from an ill horse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.   The 71-year-old unnamed woman, ...
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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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Horses Struggle to Survive in Houston's Rising Floodwaters

Horses Struggle to Survive in Houston's Rising Floodwaters

Authorities responded to Cypress Trails Equestrian Center in Humble after more than a foot of rain deluged parts of Houston in a 24 hour period. Horses struggled to keep their heads above the rising floodwaters as onlook...
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Virginia Horse Dies from West Nile Virus

Teen Equestrian Dies at Aiken Horse Farm

The Aiken County Coroner's office has ruled the death of a 12-year-old equestrian at Paradise Farm in South Carolina an accident. Kimberley Roach, of Ohio, died of severe head trauma....
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

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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APHA Trainer Sentenced after Pleading Guilty to Rape

APHA Trainer Sentenced after Pleading Guilty to Rape

APHA trainer Brad House must register as a sex offender in Missouri, according to the St. Charles County Prosecutor's office. House had an on-going sex relationship with a minor that boarded her horse at Dardenne Cre...
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Civil Suit Filed in Reining Horse's Death

Mark Arballo Sentenced in Reining Horse's Death

California reining horse trainer Mark Arballo was sentenced to three-years probation for felony animal cruelty. During that period Arballo is not permitted to work with horses, while serving his time in North Carolina....
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Connecticut Stable Owner Brutally Attacked

Arrest in Brutal Attack of White Birch Farm Owner

State police arrested the son-in-law of Connecticut stable owner Lisa Rader on Thursday. Authorities say Matthew Frick had a role in the savage beating sustained by Rader at her White Birch Farm last September....
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Horses being Horses: 6 Considerations after a Riding Accident

Horses being Horses: 6 Considerations after a Riding Accident

Picture a barn owner who runs a successful and lucrative boarding, breeding, and training operation. One day a boarder, while out riding a young and spirited horse, is thrown and seriously injured....
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Arraignment Rescheduled for California Horse Trainer Charged in Horses' Deaths

Warrant Issued for California Horse Trainer in Animal Cruelty Case

A warrant has been issued for a California horse trainer after she was a no show in court Wednesday morning. Aron Jacques was scheduled to appear on charges for the alleged maltreatment of nine horses....
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The boarding stable is under a mandated quarantine for at least 21 days.

EHM Confirmed in Minnesota Horse

A Minnesota horse has tested positive for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM), a neurological disease caused by the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1)....
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Reining horse Bella Gunnabe Gifted

Arballo Ordered to Stand Trial for Felony Horse Abuse

A California judge ordered Mark Arballo to stand trial for felony animal abuse on Monday. The charge stems from the death of the reining horse, Bella Gunnabe Gifted....
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Necropsy: Fourth Equine Dead from Monensin Toxicity at Florida Stable

Necropsy: Fourth Equine Dead from Monensin Toxicity at Florida Stable

They were fed contaminated equine feed produced by Lakeland Animal Nutrition, an Alltech subsidiary. Three horses died in October. Lakeland Animal Health issued a voluntary recall of its horse feed soon after....
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Investigation: Second Deadly Toxin Identified in Alltech Subsidiary's Equine Feed

Investigation: Second Deadly Toxin Identified in Alltech Subsidiary's Equine Feed

Lab results show a sample of equine feed manufactured by an Alltech subsidiary was contaminated with two toxins deadly to horses....
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Arraignment Rescheduled for California Horse Trainer Charged in Horses' Deaths

Arraignment Rescheduled for California Horse Trainer Charged in Horses' Deaths

The arraignment has been postponed for California horse trainer Aron Jacques, charged in the starvation deaths of multiple horses in Leona Valley....
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California Trainer Aron Jacques Charged in Horses' Deaths

California Trainer Aron Jacques Charged in Horses' Deaths

In February, five emaciated horses were seized by the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control from Aron Jacques. The agency seized three horses it adopted to Jacques in November 2013....
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5 Steps to Build a Better Emergency Contact Sheet for Your Boarding Stable

5 Steps to Build a Better Emergency Contact Sheet for Your Boarding Stable

If unexpected illness or injury occurs to a horse, a well written emergency information and contact sheet can provide some clarity as to the barn owner’s wishes for their horse. It also helps protect the barn owner if an ...
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Charges Recommended in California Horses' Deaths

Charges Recommended in California Horses' Deaths

Sgt. Rachel Montez-Kemp of the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control says the agency has completed its animal neglect investigation into Aryn Jacques....
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA vs ANDREA PENDERGRASS

Andrea Pendergrass, the operator of Avalon Stables, was arrested Thursday after three horses died allegedly from neglect. Another two owned by the United States Equine Rescue League, Inc (USERL), were on lease to Pe...
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