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24 horses killed in barn fire CT

UPDATE: Two Dozen Horses Killed in Connecticut Barn Fire

Twenty four horses perished on Dec. 27 in one of the nation’s worst barn fires in recent history. The early-morning blaze at the Patricelli family’s Folly Farm in Simsbury, CT, impacted the main barn, where two d...
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A Connecticut judge sentenced convicted sex offender Robert L. Johnson to 25 months in prison Tuesday for a third probation violation.

Convicted Sex Offender, Trainer Robert Johnson Sentenced for Third Probation Violation

A Connecticut judge sentenced convicted sex offender Robert L. Johnson to 25 months in prison Tuesday for a third probation violation....
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Two or Four 90-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons for One at White Birch Farm

Horse Trainer's Husband Sentenced in Murder-For-Hire Plot

A judge sentenced the husband of Connecticut horse trainer Amy Rader Frick to 25-years in prison last week after he hired a hit on his mother-in-law....
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Michael Sobieniak faces child sex abuse charges

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. MICHAEL SOBIENIAK

Connecticut horseback riding instructor Michael Sobieniak from Valley View Stables is charged with sexually assaulting former horseback riding students in two cases brought at different times....
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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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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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Connecticut Judge Awards Department of Ag 32 Seized Horses

Connecticut Judge Awards Department of Ag 32 Seized Horses

A Connecticut judge awarded 32 horses and dozens of small animals to the state's Department of Agriculture on Tuesday. The equines were seized from the Olajos' East Hampton breeding farm Fairy Tail Equines in early Fe...
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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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Colt Illuminator Leads to Fairy Tail Equines' Owners Charged with Animal Cruelty

Fairy Tail Equines' Owners Charged with Animal Cruelty

After the facade surrounding Fairy Tails Equines, a Connecticut Gypsy Vanner breeding operation crumbled, the owners are each charged with 35 counts of animal cruelty. Authorities arrested Melanie Olajos, and her husb...
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32 Horses Seized from Fairy Tail Equines

32 Horses Seized from Fairy Tail Equines

Connecticut officials seized 32 horses from Fairy Tail Equines which breeds Gypsy Vanner horses. It stems from the neglect of Villa Vanners stallion Romeo....
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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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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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Fairy Tail Equines Investigated for Horse Abuse: CT Authorities

Fairy Tail Equines Investigated for Horse Abuse: CT Authorities

An animal abuse investigation is underway after a Connecticut horse breeder returned multiple Gypsy horses to their owner allegedly emaciated. Tom and Melanie Olajos, the operators of Fairy Tail Equines, are the subject...
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Sex Offender Horse Trainer Accused of Violating Probation after Teaching Riding Lessons to Children

Sex Offender Horse Trainer Accused of Violating Probation after Teaching Riding Lessons to Children

Convicted sex offender Robert L. Johnson, of Missouri, is in trouble after being caught teaching children horseback riding lessons. The owner of Johnsons Performance Horses, located in Miller, is charged with violating ...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

ONCE AGAIN FARM, LLC v. THOMAS OLAJOS, MELANIE OLAJOS.

Thomas and Melanie Olajos of Fairy Tail Equines are being sued by their former landlord after they failed to make the payments on the horse farm they leased for their equine business. The pair is also facing animal cruel...
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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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Connecticut Stable Owner Brutally Attacked

Connecticut Stable Owner Brutally Attacked

A criminal investigation is underway after a Connecticut farm owner was assaulted at her White Birch Farm....
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New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Track EHV-1 Quarantine

Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Exploring Equine Liability Laws

While it varies by state, generally, a landowner owes a third party "the duty of using ordinary care to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn . . . of any hidden dangers."...
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Connecticut House Votes for "The Horses"

Connecticut House Votes for "The Horses"

In response to a recent court ruling, Connecticut’s House of Representatives passed a bill declaring horses are not inherently dangerous....
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Connecticut Supreme Court Ruling: Horses Inclined to be Vicious

Connecticut Supreme Court Ruling: Horses Inclined to be Vicious

The court upheld an Appellate ruling 6-0 that horses belong to "a species naturally inclined to do mischief or be vicious."...
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