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Former reining trainer Mark Arballo left his former customer Martha Torkington’s horse Bella “bitted up” in a curb bit leading to her death.

$160K Settlement in Reining Horse's Training Death

The owner of the reining horse Bella Gunnabe Gifted reached a $160,000 settlement with her former trainer in the mare's death. It comes months after a California court's mandatory settlement conference seeking resolution....
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Civil Suit Filed in Reining Horse's Death

Mark Arballo Sentenced in Reining Horse's Death

California reining horse trainer Mark Arballo was sentenced to three-years probation for felony animal cruelty. During that period Arballo is not permitted to work with horses, while serving his time in North Carolina....
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Reining horse Bella Gunnabe Gifted

Reining Horse Trainer Pleads Guilty to Felony Animal Cruelty

A horse trainer accused of causing the September 2013 training death of the reining horse, Bella Gunnabe Gifted, pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty. Mark Arballo faces up to three years in prison....
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Reining horse Bella Gunnabe Gifted

Arballo Ordered to Stand Trial for Felony Horse Abuse

A California judge ordered Mark Arballo to stand trial for felony animal abuse on Monday. The charge stems from the death of the reining horse, Bella Gunnabe Gifted....
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

MARTHA TORKINGTON and RIVER VALLEY RANCH, LLC; Plaintiffs, vs. MARK ARBALLO, et al; Defendants.

The death of Bella Gunnabe Gifted after a trainer allegedly left the mare unsupervised and “bitted up” in a shank bit has prompted a civil suit by the derby reining horse’s owner....
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Mark Edward Arballo_Nash County, NC

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA v. MARK ARBALLO

Mark Arballo of Arballo Reining Horses is charged with felony animal abuse for the September 2013 death of Bella Gunnabe Gifted. The mare was owned by Martha Torkington of San Diego Equestrian Center formerly called...
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USA Leads Reining Competition in Normandy

USA Leads Reining Competition in Normandy

The United State's Andrea Fappani thrilled the crowd during the Reining team competition and first individual qualifying round of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy....
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Michigan Equine Veterinarian Charged with Felony Forgery

Equine Vet Sentenced for Forgery

Michigan equine veterinarian Julie Rossetto, who was convicted of two felonies, including forgery, was sentenced to jail....
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Animal Cruelty Conviction

Reiner Pleads Guilty for Abusive Horse Training Methods

A Canadian reining professional has pleaded guilty for using abusive training techniques on his horses. Kyle Ronald Weston, formerly of Alberta, was sentenced to pay a fine of $4,000. His attorney entered a guilty p...
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Michigan Equine Veterinarian Charged with Felony Forgery

Michigan Equine Veterinarian Charged with Felony Forgery

Michigan veterinarian Julie Rossetto, DVM is facing four felony counts for allegedly forging documents, including a Bill of Sale and an insurance claim, for her dead horse....
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Mark Arballo: What Lies Beneath

Mark Arballo: What Lies Beneath

The recent death of Martha Torkington’s reining horse, Bella Gunnabe Gifted, after one of Mark Arballo’s training sessions has spurred a criminal investigation in California....
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Gunner Loses Battle with Laminitis

Gunner Loses Battle with Laminitis

Losing any horse is hard. But saying goodbye to a great one pushed the difficulty to another level when Colonels Smoking Gun, known worldwide simply as “Gunner”, lost his battle with laminitis....
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - GLENN ALLEN MILLER

STATE OF CALIFORNIA - GLENN ALLEN MILLER

Glenn Allen Miller is a registered sex offender in California that trains horses at Gold Creek Reining Horses....
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