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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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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 that he could only get $312,000 for Aristocrat, but unbeknownst to the Neals, Janssen actu...
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NEW YORK v. JONATHAN SORESI

NEW YORK v. JONATHAN SORESI

New Jersey hunter/jumper trainer Jonathan Soresi pleaded guilty to felony child porn. Soresi taught horseback riding lessons at American Stable at Oakside Farm in New Jersey. Where is he in 2019?...
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Synthetic Opioid Found after Horses Drug Tested

Synthetic Opioid Found after Horses Drug Tested

Experts say a synthetic opioid drug as potent as morphine showed up in post-race samples taken from horses in New York. The Association of Racing Commissioners International has put all racing regulatory agencies worldwi...
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USEF Back to Court for Drug and Medication Policy

USEF Back to Court for Drug and Medication Policy

The United States Equestrian Federation is facing an administrative hearing arising out of the association's anti-doping provision for therapeutic substances. Petitioners connected to the hunter/jumper mare Fonteyn, are ...
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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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AQHA Professional Horseman Shamus Haws Charged in Horses' Deaths

Utah Horse Trainer Gets Deal on Appeal in Animal Cruelty Case

A Utah horse trainer convicted of animal cruelty for the dehydration deaths of four horses was given a plea resolution on appeal. Shamus Haws' conviction was dismissed after he donated $10,000 to a horse related non-profit...
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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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Dick peebles acquitted

Missouri Walking Horse Stable Owner Charged with Child Sex Abuse

A Missouri stable owner is facing multiple counts of child sex abuse after he allegedly made unwanted sexual advances toward two underage farm employees. David Davenport, 56, of D&D Stables, in Rogersville, is charged wi...
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Judge Dismisses Felony Against Chiacchia

Judge Dismisses Felony Against Chiacchia

A Circuit Judge ruled in favor of the defense yesterday when he dismissed the charge against former Olympian Darren Chiacchia. According to Judge Hale Stancil, his decision was bound by the recent ruling made by the Fl...
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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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Dick peebles acquitted

Horse Trainer Acquitted of Sexual Assault

A Tennessee gaited horse trainer has been acquitted of sexual abuse against three female minors....
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Properly engaging the horse's back can avoid painful back issues like Kissing Spine.

Georgia Dressage Trainer Arrested in Sex Sting

Three men have been arrested in sting operations on charges they tried to meet minors for sex. One of the men was Alpharetta, Georgia dressage trainer, Kenneth Acebal. He was arrested in Ringgold, Georgia by agents...
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Dressage Olympian Could Face Neglect Charges

Dressage Olympian Could Face Neglect Charges

California trainer and dressage Olympian Gwen Stockebrand is being investigated by Sonoma County Animal Control for allegedly neglecting two of her horses....
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Gold Digging Ashley animal abuse case

Robert Dimitt's Animal Cruelty Sentence Revisited

Robert Dimitt grabbed me by my throat and pushed me out of the wash bay. He ended up on top of me with the bloody hoof knife pressed to my throat and was saying he ought to kill me for what I had done. ...
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California Horse Trainer Investigated after Horse Dies

California Horse Trainer Investigated after Horse Dies

Authorities have launched an investigation after the death of at least one horse that was in the care of a California horse trainer. Details are limited, but a Los Angeles County Care and Control official says Aryn Jacq...
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California Trainer Aryn Jacques Accused of Neglecting Horses

California Trainer Aryn Jacques Accused of Neglecting Horses, 2 Dead

California officials continue their investigation into the death of two horses in the care of trainer Aryn Jacques. A total of five horses have been confiscated....
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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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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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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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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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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

CHARNA WATTS, Plaintiff, v. KENNETH RYAN BELL, and ORION DRESSAGE, LLC, Defendants

Ryan Bell and Orion Dressage, LLC was sued after he sold a horse he advertised as being a "fantastic FEl schoolmaster," and the "perfect horse to teach someone the movements" was in such poor health it couldn't be ridde...
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Judge Awards Rattner $1.75M Judgment against Horse Trainer Declan Orpen

Judge Awards Rattner $1.75M Judgment against Horse Trainer Declan Orpen

A New York judge awarded a $1.75 million default judgment last week to American financier Steven Rattner against his former horse trainer, Declan Orpen....
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EHV-1 in California November 2016

Minnesota Horse Trainer Charged with Sex Crimes Against Teen Student

A Minnesota Saddle Seat trainer is charged with molesting a former riding student. Luis Felipe Rodriguez, of Prior Lake, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct....
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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 business Sammis Sales, LLC. Also included as defendants are two equine veterinarians from...
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