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Oklahoma Horse Trailer Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

UPDATE: Oklahoma Horse Trailer Dealer Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

Update Thirty-four-year-old Ericka K. Smith, who also goes by the name Ericka Benman, is now serving her time in an Oklahoma prison. A judge sentenced Smith to serve 63 months in prison for fraud of almost $1.5 milli...
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Julia Corinne Drumheller, Drumheller, Julia C; DRUNHELLER, JULIA; McMahon, Julia Corinne 8-11-1978

The State of Texas vs. Julia Corinne Drumheller

Julia Drumheller of Wildwood Equestrian is scheduled for trial in 2020. A grand jury initially indicted Drumheller for felony horse theft under $150,000. Authorities first arrested her in May 2017 although additional ar...
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Michael Hogan accused of child sex abuse

STATE OF TEXAS VS. MICHAEL RYAN HOGAN

The prosecution charged Michael Hogan with two counts of sexual assault of a child. Documents state the young victim is one of Hogan’s horseback riding students at Triple H Horse Farm near Conroe in Texas...
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Kentucky Horse Trainer Jailed for Animal Abuse

UPDATE: EHV-1 Confirmed in 72 NM Horses, 2 Texas

New Mexico officials say the EHV-1 count continues to rise and has moved to Texas. A total of 72 New Mexico horses and two El Paso Texas horses are confirmed with equine herpes virus (EHV-1)....
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Horse Seller Gets Prison for Tampering with Coggins

Horse Seller Gets Prison for Tampering with Coggins

A Louisiana horse seller entered a guilty plea this week instead of going to trial on a felony charge of tampering with a government document. Edwin A. Williams was sentenced to 20-years in the Texas Department of Correc...
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Harvey Flood Horses Headed to Auction

Harvey Flood Horses Headed to Auction

How you can help Horses saved from rising floodwaters after Hurricane Harvey last month remain unclaimed by their owners. As a result, they could end up at auction this week and this may be just the beginning. A Coll...
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Biting insects typically transmit EIA, also known as swamp fever, which is a blood-borne illness.

Equine Disease Alerts: July

An Oklahoma horse rescue may feel the financial sting after bringing a horse into the state without a Coggins. The horse was confirmed positive with equine infectious anemia ... ...
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Authorities are concerned there could be other victims.

Texas Riding Instructor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student

Detectives with the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable's Office say they arrested horseback riding instructor Michael Hogan after serving a warrant at his boarding stable....
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Contagious Viral Infection Affects Texas Horses

Contagious Viral Infection Affects Texas Horses

Five horses in Southwest Texas have been placed under quarantine after being diagnosed with vesicular stomatitis(VS), a contagious viral disease. The National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) confirmed the viru...
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Stone River Farms in Texas

Stone River Farms Owner Indicted on Theft, ID Fraud

A Parker County Grand Jury indicted the owner of Stone River Farms on charges of credit card abuse and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information. Lauren Stone, of Brock, TX is accused of stealing ov...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

ABRAHAM & VENEKLASEN JOINT VENTURE, ABRAHAM EQUINE, INC. and JASON ABRAHAM Plaintiffs, v. AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION Defendant.

Two owners of cloned quarter horses, Jason Abraham and Veterinarian Gregg Veneklasen, claim that the AQHA's Rule 227 stating "horses produced by any cloning process are not eligible for registration" violates Antitrus...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

BOB DIXON AND ADRIENNE DIXON, Appellants, v. ASHLI HERMAN, MATT CYPHERT, AND JH & AH ENTERPRISES, INC., Appellees.

The horse's new owner contacted the seller and trainer, Matt Cyphert about the discrepancy in Paramour's age, and Cyphert represented that Paramour was eleven years old, and the USEF had made a mistake....
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Caren Brown's horses seized in Texas

Texas Deputies Seize 45+ Horses from Purported Thoroughbred Rescue

Are Thunderfoot Equine Rehab and Rescue helping Thoroughbreds or abusing them? We tried to ask Caren Brown, although couldn't reach her by phone. ...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

ROSEANN CARR, PLAINTIFF, vs. ALISIJA ZABAVSKA GRANGER AND CALLEGARI CANDACE ETAL, DEFENDANTS

She had witnessed Alisija Zabavska Granger abusing horses before this, but that this was horrible and that she thought Carr should know the truth. She said that Granger had tied the horse to a tree and that every time th...
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Hero Saves 25+ Horses from Houston Flooding

Hero Saves 25+ Horses from Houston Flooding

A Texas horse trainer is being called a hero the day after he saved more than 25 horses from drowning in Houston's raging flood waters. Justin Nelzen humbly says he isn't so sure about the title. "I'm definitely no hero,"...
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Justin Nelzen Death Ruled Suicide

Justin Nelzen Death Ruled Suicide

Silent Crisis A Montgomery County, TX pathologist ruled Justin Nelzen, the 40-year-old owner of EquiPro, committed suicide by hanging. He died at his residence on Wednesday, January 11. Nelzen worked as a farrie...
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Stone River Farms Owner

THE STATE OF TEXAS vs. LAUREN NICHOL STONE

Stone River Farms owner Lauren Stone has been indicted by a grand jury for theft and ID fraud in Parker County, Texas....
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THE STATE OF ALABAMA v. LAUREN STONE.

THE STATE OF ALABAMA v. LAUREN STONE.

Texas horse trainer Lauren Stone accepted a deal after being indicted in Alabama. She was ordered to pay back more than $48,000 to Windward Farms, the victim....
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Cutting Horses Dakota Harrell Texas

Texas Cowgirl Indicted in $500K+ Theft

[caption id="attachment_10292" align="alignright" width="150"] Dakota Harrell[/caption] Texas Cutting Loper A Texas assistant cutting horse trainer allegedly stole more than $500,000 from a horse owner. A Cooke C...
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Shirley Roth Case Back to Prosecutor

Shirley Roth Case Back to Prosecutor

A Tarrant County prosecutor, once again, is being asked to file an animal cruelty charge against Florida horse trainer, Shirley Roth. Roth allegedly abused a client’s stallion while in Texas for the Reichert Celebrati...
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