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An Ohio judge sentenced a known horse scammer to six years in prison Wednesday in a case of six-figure theft.

Horse Scammer Culp Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Victims

An Ohio judge sentenced horse scammer Lydia Culp to six years in prison for selling victims horses then failing to turn them over....
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Bruce Rotz's truck in accident that killed 10 horses

Trailer Accident Kills 10 Horses in Tennessee

A traffic accident involving a slaughter horse hauler killed 10 of 30 horses in a tractor trailer. ...
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TN blood borne tick disease

Equine Piroplasmosis Outbreak in 17 Tennessee Horses

Ticks or blood The Tennessee state veterinarian’s office said Thursday it is investigating an outbreak of a blood parasite that is affecting a stable of racing Quarter Horses. Officials say 17 horses...
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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 $1 million in horses purchased by Kassem, with Matt Martin’s help, came through Debi...
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Anthrax Confirmed in Texas Horse

Tennessee Animal Abuser Registry Launches

The New Year brings the launch of the first statewide animal abuser registry in the United States. Tennessee launches it's Animal Abuse Registry on Friday, January 1....
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Tammy Bender, of Carroll County, is charged with impersonating a licensed professional.

Tennessee Woman Charged with Impersonating Veterinarian

A Tennessee woman is facing charges in three counties after she allegedly posed as an equine veterinarian. Tammy Bender is charged with impersonating a licensed professional....
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Tresie Wallace Charged for Allegedly Failing to Return Show Pony

Tresie Wallace Charged for Allegedly Failing to Return Show Pony

A Tennessee hunter/jumper trainer is facing criminal prosecution after allegedly stealing a show pony she was leasing. Tresie Wallace, who owns Showcase Equestrian Center in Eads, is charged with felony larceny after bai...
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COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA v TRESIE L. WALLACE

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA v TRESIE L. WALLACE

Tennessee hunter/jumper trainer Tresie Wallace is charged with felony larceny after bailment after she didn't return a show pony she was leasing to its Virginia owner....
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Fugitive TN Hunter/Jumper Trainer Charged with Forgery

Fugitive TN Hunter/Jumper Trainer Charged with Forgery, Theft

Charges have been filed against a Tennessee hunter/jumper trainer that is accused of stealing funds from the Hendersonville horse farm that employed her. Julia Hill is charged with five counts of fraudulent use of a credi...
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Whoa to Horse Soring

Tennessee Passes Statewide Animal-Abuser Registry

Tennessee has passed legislation aimed at preventing animal abusers from being able to re-offend. The animal abuser registry is modeled after current sex-offender databases and will be public....
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STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. JULIA IRENEHILL

STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. JULIA IRENE HILL

Hunter/jumper trainer Julia Irene Hill is charged with fraudulent use of a credit card, forgery, theft, and being a fugitive from justice after she allegedly stole from the stable she was working for in Tennessee. She's a...
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Sheriff: Animal Abuse Investigation Closed after Cumberland Riding Academy Incident

Sheriff: Animal Abuse Investigation Closed after Cumberland Riding Academy Incident

A Tennessee hunter/jumper trainer caught on video striking a pony repeatedly with a lunging whip will not face charges. The Sumner County Sheriff has closed the animal cruelty investigation into Cumberland Riding Academ...
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Video of Alleged Abuse Sparks Investigation into Cumberland Riding Academy

Video of Alleged Abuse Sparks Investigation into Cumberland Riding Academy, Trainer

A criminal investigation is underway after alarming video surfaced of a horse trainer allegedly beating a school horse at the Tennessee hunter/jumper facility, Cumberland Riding Academy (CRA). The stable's head trainer,...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

CHARLES HAYNES v. FORMAC STABLES, INC.

Tennessee’s high court ruled that a horse groom can’t qualify as a “whistleblower” under state law, unless they report their employer’s wrongdoing (Formac Stables' owner) to someone besides the perpetrator....
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$10K Bounty Offered for Conviction of Soring Violators

Children's Hospital Says No Thanks to TWH Show Donations over Soring Controversy

Batson Children's Hospital is pulling itself from a list of charitable causes donated to by a Tennessee Walking Horse competition due to allegations of animal abuse....
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DOT Orders Shut Down of Horse Transporter

Slaughter Horse Hauler Dorian Ayache Shipping to Prison

A slaughter horse hauler from Tennessee has been sentenced to prison for violating a Department of Transportation regulation. Dorian Ayache, of Lebanon, pleaded guilty in 2014 to knowingly failing to maintain a current d...
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Horse Trainer Bound Over in Soring Case

Horse Trainer Bound Over in Soring Case, Charge Dismissed against Farrier

A Tennessee judge found probable cause in the soring case against a horse trainer. Randall Gunter worked for Wheelon Stables when it was raided by officials in early 2013....
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DOT Orders Shut Down of Horse Transporter

Slaughter Horse Hauler Sentenced for Violating FMCSA Order

A commercial horse hauler from Tennessee has been sentenced for violating an out-of-service order. The owner and operator of Terri's Farm, Theresa Vincent, appeared in U.S. District Court late last month to learn her p...
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STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. BLAKE TANNER PRIMM

STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. BLAKE TANNER PRIMM

Tennessee farrier Blake Primm was arrested by Blount County officials and charged with animal cruelty....
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STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. RANDALL STACY GUNTER

STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. RANDALL STACY GUNTER

Randall Stacy Gunter and Brandon Lunsford are charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty. The two were allegedly involved in training TWHs horses seized from Larry Wheelon’s barn by the authorities....
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