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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...
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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 ...
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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 A...
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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 wi...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 far...
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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 modele...
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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 jus...
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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 C...
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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 Tennesse...
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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 e...
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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 du...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 trai...
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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 ho...
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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 deat...
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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 ...
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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 organiz...
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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 cruel...
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