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THE STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. RONNIE EPPERSON

THE STATE OF ARKANSAS vs. RONNIE EPPERSON

Tennessee farrier Ronnie Epperson is facing animal abuse charges in Arkansas after authorities say he poisoned his ex-girlfriend's horses to death....
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Farrier Ronnie Epperson allegedly poisoned three horses to death.

Farrier Charged with 3 Counts Aggravated Animal Cruelty

Tennessee farrier Ronnie Epperson is facing animal abuse charges after authorities say he poisoned his ex-girlfriend's horses to death. Epperson turned himself in last week to Arkansas authorities. He is charged with 3 fe...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TN Governor Vetoes Anti-Whistleblower Bill

TN Governor Vetoes Anti-Whistleblower Bill

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam kicked out the controversial "ag-gag" bill. It would have required those documenting animal abuse to hand over the unedited photos or video within 48 hours to authorities or risk criminal pr...
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Virginia officials confirm a Culpeper horse was euthanized due to the equine herpes virus (EHV-1). They have quarantined the horse's originating farm.

EHV-1 Health Alert in Tennessee

Tennessee officials describe horses that had neurological abnormalities. The information released says that the illness has resulted in four equine deaths with four additional horses demonstrating similar symptoms....
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE RE: KATHRYN KAY BAUMAN

Dressage trainer, Kathryn Bauman, of Pioneer Valley Stables is undergoing bankruptcy proceedings in Tennessee. A plaintiff in a civil case has filed a motion to allow her case to continue to a jury trial, which was stopp...
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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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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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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. JACKIE MCCONNELL, JEFF DOCKERY, JOHN K. MAYS.

Convicted felon Jackie McConnell has been indicted on state charges of animal cruelty in Tennessee. He was seen in 2011 in an undercover video torturing horses he had in training for the big lick. View the state indictme...
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STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. LARRY JOE WHEELON

STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. LARRY JOE WHEELON

The Blount County Sheriff's office served a search warrant at Larry Wheelon Stables last week with help from several animal organizations. Authorities say they discovered horses visibly in pain and several barely able to...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

STATE OF TENNESSEE, v. BRIAN MARK DRIGGERS.

A Marshall County grand jury indicted the Defendant Brian Mark Driggers for six counts of forgery and six counts of theft of property. On appeal, he contended the evidence is insufficient to support his convictions....
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. BARNEY DAVIS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. BARNEY DAVIS; CHRISTEN ALTMAN; and JEFFERY BRADFORD.

Gaited horse trainer Barney Davis and co-defendants are charged with conspiring to violate the federal Horse Protection Act by allegedly soring horses and falsifying entry forms and other related documents....
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