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Horse Fraud Survey

Horse Fraud in the Equine Industry: Take the Survey

The survey includes a wide variety of horse fraud and scam types. You'll find everything from horse sales fraud to kill pen fraud, whi...
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Evan Coluccio Suspension USEF Horse Green Status

Evan Coluccio Gets USEF Suspension for Changing Horse's Identity

Virginia hunter/jumper professional Evan Coluccio must bid the rated horse show life adieu for six months. The U.S. Equestrian Fede...
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Are you ready for horse ownership? 3 Questions

Are You Ready for Horse Ownership? 3 Considerations

There are a lot of moving parts to horse ownership. If your head doesn't join forces with your heart on this decision, it could end up...
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Horse Sales Gone Wrong

In-Utero Foal Scam Leads to Grand Theft Horse Case

A self-proclaimed animal rescuer in California is facing multiple counts of grand theft for allegedly scamming buyers of in-utero foal...
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You're not alone if you've been the victim of horse sales fraud.

Decoding Horse Sales Fraud

The scenario is repeated all too-often in the equine industry. A private individual or entity purchases one or more horses, only to fi...
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Matt Martin and Debi Connor are being sued by Martin's former Georgia client for allegations of fraud.

Horse Trainers Martin, Connor Sued for Shady Sales Practices

Plaintiff Lynn Kassem, of Georgia, is also suing Florida horse agent and trainer Debi Connor. The suit claims ‘many’ of almost ...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

LYNN KASSEM v MATT MARTIN, DEBI CONNOR aka DEBORAH CONNOR dba DEBI CONNOR SALES, et al.

Tennessee hunter/jumper trainer Matt Martin is being sued for failing to disclose health and behavior issues of sales horses he recom...
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Equip Yourself for Horse Buying Success

Equip Yourself for Horse Buying Success

Equine legal answers to equip yourself for horse buying success. Some in the equine industry may mask the truth of a horse’s past la...
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Show Jumping’s Holger Hetzel Sued for $1M-plus for Fraud

Show Jumping’s Holger Hetzel Sued for $1M-plus for Fraud, Negligence

A Florida lawsuit accuses show jumping’s Holger Hetzel of fraud, civil theft, and professional negligence. The plaintiffs are seek...
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8 Pre-Purchase Exam Tips Before Buying a Horse

8 Pre-Purchase Exam Tips Before Buying a Horse

The prospective buyer should ensure that the vet selected to perform the exam is free from any conflicts of interest and/or undue infl...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

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 bus...
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How to Buy a Horse and Not Get Taken for a Ride

How to Buy a Horse and Not Get Taken for a Ride

A lawsuit filed against Heritage Farm in New York alleges the stable and co-defendants, who were working on a pony mom's behalf, wit...
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Transparency in Horse Sales

Transparency in Horse Sales

In 2006, with significant support from Jess Jackson, Kentucky passed a law making undisclosed dual agency unlawful. In 2010, Florida...
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The Truth: Horse Sales and Undisclosed Commissions

The Truth: Horse Sales and Undisclosed Commissions

In 1997, the Neal family engaged internationally known dressage trainer Sjef Janssen to sell their horse. Janssen told the Neals tha...
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