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Brunzell Jail Ends Dual Peppy Neglect Saga

Dual Peppy Animal Cruelty Case Ends: Brunzell Gets Jail

Banned from owning horses A Colorado judge ordered a former American Quarter Horse breeder guilty of animal abuse to begin serving her jail sentence Thursday night. It comes after Sherri Brunzell exhausted her app...
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Marlena Robinson of Bedford, KY entered plea in animal cruelty case after dozens of dead animals were found on her farm.

Kentucky Horse Owner Pleads in Animal Cruelty Death Case

Kentucky horse owner and self-professed horse rescuer Marlena Robinson took a deal in an animal cruelty case involving more than a dozen dead horses....
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Equine Angels Rescue founder Pamela Vivirito guilty of federal fraud.

Equine Angels Horse Rescue Founder Guilty of Federal Fraud

Pamela Vivirito The founder of a now-defunct Pennsylvania horse rescue pleaded guilty last week to two federal charges including mail fraud. Pamela Vivirito, formerly of Valencia, also pleaded guilty to filing a frau...
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Jerry Lawson aka Jeffrey Scott Haywood

Scheming Stable Manager Sentenced to Prison

Jerry Lawson aka Jeffrey Scott Haywood A Massachusetts judge sentenced fraudster boarding stable manager Jerry Dawson to prison Tuesday. Dawson will serve up to four years in prison for nine counts including larce...
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Prosecutors allege the veterinarian picked up girls at the airport, drove them to a hotel, and picked up money after their transactions with customers.

Wisconsin Veterinarian Sentenced to Prison for Sex Trafficking

Modern Day Slavery A Wisconsin equine veterinarian was sentenced to more than 48 months in prison for sex trafficking Chinese women. Brian Lee Kersten, of Pleasant Valley, is Minnesota's first labor trafficking convic...
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Alabama Horseback Riding Instructor Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

Thomas 'Tommy' Tucker, of Robertsdale, faces 71-years in prison. His peers found him guilty of 8 felony counts of sexual assault involving minors under 16-years of age....
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Horse Trader Convicted of Animal Cruelty

Horse Trader Convicted of Animal Cruelty in 'Paintball' Mare Case

A Rhode Island horse trader was convicted Friday of animal cruelty. Philip Price is now prohibited from doing business at the New Holland Horse Auction in Pennsylvania, the judge ordered. The case stems from Price'...
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Arizona Horseback Riding Instructor Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Girls

Arizona Horseback Riding Instructor Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Girls

An Arizona horseback riding instructor convicted of child sex abuse will spend four-years in prison. Ralph Carr must also register as a sex offender and will serve a lifetime on probation....
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Alabama Walking Horse Trainer Indicted for Aggravated Assault

Jury Finds Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer Guilty of Assault

A Maury County Circuit Court jury took an hour to find a Tennessee Walking Horse trainer guilty of assault on Tuesday. Alabama's Jamie Lawrence drove his truck at an anti-soring protester last May when he entered a ho...
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NY Law Mandates Minors Wear Approved Riding Helmets

Arizona Riding Instructor Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

An Arizona riding instructor was found guilty of 14 counts of sex abuse on Monday. Ralph Carr was convicted by a jury in Maricopa County Superior Court after years of court proceedings....
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Otter Creek Ranch Owner Sentenced to Jail for Animal Cruelty

Otter Creek Ranch Owner Sentenced to Jail for Animal Cruelty

A Wisconsin ranch owner convicted of almost three dozen counts of animal cruelty is headed to jail. Michael Allen Feist is scheduled to begin his one-year jail sentence on January 2, 2016....
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Kentucky Horse Trainer Jailed for Animal Abuse

Kentucky Horse Trainer Jailed for Animal Abuse

A Kentucky horse trainer was sentenced to jail Friday for animal cruelty. Francis Lee McKinney was convicted of four counts of miscare and mistreatment of animals....
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Brunzell Jail Ends Dual Peppy Neglect Saga

Brunzell Appeals Animal Cruelty Case

A Colorado horse breeder convicted of animal abuse was scheduled to begin her jail sentence Friday. Instead of turning herself into jail, Sherri Brunzell posted a $10,000 appeals bond....
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Brunzell Jail Ends Dual Peppy Neglect Saga

Convicted Horse Abuser Begins Jail Sentence in Colorado

A Colorado horse breeder convicted of animal abuse is scheduled to begin her jail sentence Friday. It comes after a judge denied Sherri Brunzell's request for a new trial this week....
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Former Horse Rescue Operator Wanted on 100K Warrants

Fraudster Horse Rescue Operator Enters Plea to Felony Animal Cruelty

Thomas Jessberger and co-defendant, Darlene Rindal, operated Rocky Acres Horse Rescue and ran a horse boarding and training operation out of the same Montana property. Both were charged with 34 felony counts of animal c...
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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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Penn National Race Official Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Penn National Race Official Pleads Guilty to Fraud

A Penn National Race track official has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud. Craig Lytel, of Pennsylvania, is accused of accepting money and gifts in exchange for giving horse trainers inside information that would help...
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Sherri Brunzell Sentenced to Jail in Dual Peppy Case

Sherri Brunzell Sentenced to Jail in Dual Peppy Case, Banned from Owning Horses

The former American Quarter Horse breeder found guilty of abusing her horses, including Dual Peppy, was sentenced to 60-days in jail Thursday. Sherri Brunzell, of Colorado, is banned from owning horses....
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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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Arabian Trainer Sentenced for Horse Beating

Arabian Trainer Sentenced for Horse Beating

A Washington horse trainer was given a suspended 364-day jail sentence on Thursday. Nola Butler pleaded guilty last month to first degree attempted animal cruelty....
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