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Rebecca Rigdon hacked email wire fraud

Online Fraud when Importing Horses

A horse shopping excursion to Amsterdam left a California dressage trainer the victim of online fraud for hundreds of thousands of dollars when importing horses. What can you do to protect yourself? ...
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FEI lifts suspension of two US Dressage riders after supplement contamination

FEI Lifts US Dressage Suspensions Due to Supplement Contamination

Adrienne Lyle, Kaitlin Blythe A company's investigation confirming a horse supplement's contamination leads to the FEI lifting the suspension of U.S. dressage riders Adrienne Lyle and Kaitlin Blythe. It comes aft...
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State drops felony HIV charge against Darren Chiacchia 2017.

BREAKING: Florida Drops Darren Chiacchia Felony Case

Olympic Three-day eventer Darren Chiacchia of Independence Farms tells us, “It’s finally over." ...
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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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Properly engaging the horse's back can avoid painful back issues like Kissing Spine.

Notorious NY Dressage Trainer Charged with Felony Grand Larceny

A New York dressage trainer, with a long list of aliases and arrests, is in trouble with the law again. Kimberly Martin, of Warwick, is charged with felony grand larceny, according to authorities....
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SC Grand Jury Indicts Kennerleigh Farm Owner for Animal Cruelty

SC Grand Jury Indicts Kennerleigh Farm Owner for Animal Cruelty

A Charleston County Grand Jury indicted a South Carolina horse farm owner in an animal cruelty case during it's September session. Susan Rebecca Housley, of Johns Island, is accused of neglecting the care and feeding ...
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Dressage's Bean Pleads Guilty to Assault

Dressage's Bean Pleads Guilty to Assault

A North Carolina dressage trainer charged with assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury accepted a plea deal. Leslie Bean, of August Dressage, pleaded guilty to assault causing serious injury....
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NC Dressage Trainer Charged with Assault with Deadly Weapon

NC Dressage Trainer Charged with Assault with Deadly Weapon

North Carolina dressage trainer Leslie Bean is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. The Autumn Dressage owner is accused of assaulting her husband with a vehicle, according to the warrant....
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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA vs. LESLIE DAWN BESN (BEAN)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA vs. LESLIE DAWN BEAN

Leslie Bean of Autumn Dressage in North Carolina is charged with assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury. This isn't the dressage trainer's first brush with the law....
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Dressage Trainer in Court

Fraudster Kimberlee Martin-Keenan Pleads Guilty to Petit Larceny

A New York dressage trainer known for her aliases and string of victims is headed for a short stint behind bars. Kimberlee Martin-Keenan pleaded guilty to petit larceny Tuesday....
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Rebecca Housley Jailed for Alleged Maltreatment of Horses

Rebecca Housley Jailed for Alleged Maltreatment of Horses

A South Carolina farm owner was arrested Friday. Former College of Charleston riding instructor, Susan Rebecca Housley, is accused of neglecting her horses for a second time. She is charged with two counts of ill treat...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

SARAH P. THAYER v. COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE

Dr. Sarah Thayer posted losses of over $450,000 over three years. Her plan to lease Charleston 26 to Cesar Parra for the Pan Am games also failed. Will the tax board find Dr. Thayer on the hook because it is deemed a h...
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ANN S. REILLY Plaintiff v. Jennifer Brinkley and Jules Nyssen, Defendants.

North Carolina dressage trainer Jules Nyssen is being sued in federal court for more than $250,000 after he allegedly misrepresented a Dutch Warmblood when acting as his client's buyer's agent....
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STATE OF FLORIDA vs. DARREN CHIACCHIA

STATE OF FLORIDA vs. DARREN CHIACCHIA

Darren Chiacchia is headed back to court after the Florida 5th District Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's decision regarding a felony sex charge. The 3-day eventer is accused of not telling his former partner he ...
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Justin Charles Tarr

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Justin Charles Tarr

Former dressage instructor Justin Tarr pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two horseback riding students at Hartwood Equestrian Center. After he is released from jail, Tarr must register as a sex offender....
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STATE OF NEW YORK vs. KIMBERLEE MARTIN KEENAN

STATE OF NEW YORK vs. KIMBERLEE MARTIN KEENAN

New York dressage trainer Kimberlee Martin-Keenan, who goes by a number of aliases, was arrested for fraud, according to authorities....
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DR. CESAR PARRA, Plaintiff, HUNTERDON COUNTY SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, (HUNTERDON SPCA), ASHLEY MEYER, et al, Defendants.

Dressage's Cesar Parra is suing the now defunct Hunterdon County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and a worker, claiming he suffered after being charged with animal cruelty in 2012. The criminal charges...
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MARION MAYER Plaintiff, vs. LAUREN SAMMIS, individually, SAMMIS SALES, LLC, et al, Defendants.

The plaintiff alleges there was a lack of transparency when she purchased a $135,000 dressage horse through Lauren Sammis and her business Sammis Sales, LLC. Also included as defendants are two equine veterinarians from...
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SHANNONDALE FARM, INC., Plaintiff, v. TRACI MORGAN and DENISE COLE, Defendants.

Shannondale Farm of Georgia is suing two former clients. The plaintiff claims the women are defaming the dressage stable's boarding and training business. The former clients have filed a counter suit against Shannondale ...
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LENA WEDENMARK, Plaintiff, v. DONG SEON KIM, Defendant.

An international dressage trainer is left high and dry to the tune of $177,000 and is suing another grand prix dressage rider for the funds after their oral agreement wasn't upheld....
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