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Kountz Arena owner enters plea in horse abuse case

Dayle Kountz: Probation for Horse Cruelty

Two-time animal cruelty offender A Montana judge sentenced the owner of Kountz Arena to probation Thursday for felony animal cruelty. Bozeman's Dayle Kountz kept his stallion Young Doc Bar alive after an accident w...
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Kountz Arena Owner Dayle Kountz's request for change of venue in animal cruelty case denied by judge

Judge Denies Change of Venue in Kountz Animal Cruelty Trial

Dayle Kountz trial remains in Gallatin County A Montana judge denied a change of venue request in the trial of a horse breeder charged with animal cruelty. Dayle Kountz allegedly failed to provide his American Pai...
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Kountz Seeks Change of Venue in Animal Cruelty Case

Allegedly Tortured Stallion A Montana horse breeder charged with felony animal cruelty is asking the court to move his trial. Dayle Kountz's defense team is seeking a venue change due to concerns with local press cove...
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Montana's Highest Court Denies Kountz Petition

Petition denied The Montana Supreme Court has denied a horse breeder's petition allowing his animal cruelty case to proceed toward trial. Dayle Kountz is accused of torturing his stallion by not providing the animal v...
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Stallion with three legs left without vet care

Dayle Kountz's Horsemanship Practices: In His Words

The owner of Kountz Arena, in Montana, is offering a glimpse into his horse care practices from a prior animal abuse case. Dayle Kountz is charged with felony animal cruelty....
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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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Dayle Kountz Stallion Left to Suffer with Bloody Stump

Dayle Kountz Felony Animal Abuse Trial Scheduled

Dayle Kountz was charged with aggravated animal cruelty and felony animal cruelty in May after he allegedly kept his stallion alive without veterinary care, although the horse was missing part of its leg....
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Details Emerge in Dayle Kountz' Prior Animal Cruelty Conviction

Details Emerge in Dayle Kountz' Prior Animal Cruelty Conviction

Kountz Arena's owner is charged with felony animal cruelty charges after he allegedly kept his stallion alive without veterinary care, although the horse was missing part of its leg. We now know Dayle Kountz, of Montana, ...
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Stallion with three legs left without vet care

Kountz Arena Owner Slapped with Felony Animal Cruelty Charges

The owner of Kountz Arena is charged with felony animal cruelty after his stallion was discovered missing part of his leg. Dayle Kountz, of Montana, allegedly kept the horse alive for semen collection, but failed to provi...
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Kountz Arena owner enters plea in horse abuse case

STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff, vs. DAYLE HARRIS KOUNTZ, Defendant.

The owner of Kountz Arena in Montana is charged with felony animal cruelty after he allegedly failed to provide his stallion veterinarian care after its leg was injured. Months later part of the leg fell off leaving a blo...
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Stallion with three legs left without vet care

Charges Recommended in Kountz Arena Horse Cruelty Case

Montana authorities are recommending criminal charges be filed after allegations of animal cruelty surfaced at Kountz Arena in March. An emaciated stallion broken and missing part of his lower leg was discovered in a filt...
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Thomas Jessberger Nabbed on Fugitive Warrant in Florida

Thomas Jessberger Nabbed on Fugitive Warrant in Florida

A former horse rescue operator was captured Monday in Florida after evading authorities for five months. Thomas Jessberger fled Montana after being charged with more than 30 counts of animal cruelty....
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Almost 2 Dozen Montana Horses Left Shot

Almost 2 Dozen Montana Horses Left Shot, Slaughtered in Field

State officials are investigating after almost two dozen horses were shot and left dead in a Montana field. Some of the horses were decapitated....
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Second Case of EHV-1 in Montana

Second Case of EHV-1 in Montana

Officials say the infected horse arrived at a boarding stable in Montana three weeks ago from southern California. The mare began showing clinical signs of EHV-1 last week....
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EHV-1 Confirmed

EHV-1 Strikes in Montana

A horse in Flathead County "seems to be improving" after developing the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1.) Officials from the Montana Department of Livestock say the horse was likely exposed when it att...
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