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Horse Show Abuse: Growth of an Epidemic

McConnell Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Animal Cruelty

A Tennessee judge sentenced former TWH trainer Jackie McConnell to one-year of house arrest on Tuesday. McConnell pleaded guilty to 12 counts of animal cruelty as a part of a plea deal with the state....
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Horse Show Abuse: Growth of an Epidemic

TN Grand Jury Indicts TWH Trainer Jackie McConnell

A Fayette County Grand Jury has indicted infamous horse abuser Jackie McConnell and two co-defendants on 38 counts of animal cruelty. Court documents charge the men tortured and sored horses as documented in a 2011 Hum...
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Jackie McConnell Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge

Horse Trainer Seen Abusing Horses in Undercover Video Sentenced

The gaited horse trainer seen by the world earlier this year in an undercover video soring horses was sentenced to three years probation today. The Honarable Harry Mattice also ordered Jackie McConnell to pay a $75,000 f...
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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Horse Trainers of Soring

Prosecutor: 'Significant Sentence' Needed in McConnell Soring Case

Prosecutors note Jackie McConnell has a history of violating federal laws aimed at protecting horses and are asking for the maximum sentence within their plea deal....
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Jackie McConnell Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge

Jackie McConnell Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge

Tennessee Walking Horse trainer Jackie McConnell pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the Horse Protection Act. The pleas come less than a week after Nightline aired graphic undercover video of McConnell deliberate...
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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Horse Trainers of Soring

Graphic Undercover Video: Jackie McConnell's Alleged Methods

The images are disturbing to watch. Horses being tortured with a pipe, whip, and shocked with a cattle prod. The video is from an undercover investigation done by the Humane Society of the US that led to a 52 count indic...
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Horse Show Abuse: Growth of an Epidemic

The Truth About Soring Horses

A new video tackles the abusive practice of soring and is exposing some of the gaited industry's dirty little secrets. This illegal and abusive practice is utilized by unethical trainers and owners in place of training....
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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Horse Trainers of Soring

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Horse Trainers of Soring, Conspiracy

The 52 count indictment was unsealed today and charges co-defendants Jackie McConnell, Jeff Dockery, John Mays, and Joseph Abernathy with conspiracy and inspection violations related to the Horse Protection Act....
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JACKIE L. McCONNELL, JEFF DOCKERY, JOHN MAYS, and JOSEPH R. ABERNATHY

Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer Jackie McDonnell, Jeff Dockery, John Mays and Joseph Abernathy face charges of conspiracy, inspection violations for soring horses, and more. ...
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