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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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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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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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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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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 a horseback riding instructor after serving a warrant at his boarding stable....
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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

A grand jury indicted Julia Corinne Drumheller of Wildwood Equestrian for felony horse theft under $150,000. Drumheller, who has several aliases, was arrested in May 2017. ...
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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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Justin Nelzen the horse hero dies at 40

Justin Nelzen, Texas Flood Horse Hero, Dies at 40

Justin Nelzen became the nation's horse hero when he saved over 25 horses from Houston's raging floods last spring. Now, he is gone. ...
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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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Cutting horse loper Dakotah Harrell

Cutting Horse Loper Dakotah Harrell Indicted in Second Theft Case

Texas loper Dakotah Harrell, who is accused of stealing $500,000 from a cutting horse owner, is indicted in another case of felony theft during her time at Merritt Wilson Cutting Horses....
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Dakotah Harrell indicted theft of property less than 20,000

THE STATE OF TEXAS v. DAKOTAH LINDSEY HARRELL

A Cooke County Grand Jury indicted loper Dakota Lindsey Harrell last week on a charge of felony theft....
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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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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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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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30 Quarter Horses Seized in Federal Money Laundering Bust

Drugs and horses A federal investigation led to a major bust including the seizure of over 30 Quarter Horses and more than 100 kilograms of cocaine. Authorities say they arrested 15 people charged in connection with a...
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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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Horses Struggle to Survive in Houston's Rising Floodwaters

Horses Struggle to Survive in Houston's Rising Floodwaters

Authorities responded to Cypress Trails Equestrian Center in Humble after more than a foot of rain deluged parts of Houston in a 24 hour period. Horses struggled to keep their heads above the rising floodwaters as onlook...
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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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Anthrax Confirmed in Texas Horse

Anthrax Confirmed in Texas Horse

Texas officials say a case of Anthrax was confirmed last week in an equine located in Uvalde County. Anthrax is a bacterial disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, according to the TAHC, which occurs naturally in many are...
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Texas Trainer Lauren Stone Nabbed for Alleged Theft

Texas Trainer Lauren Stone Nabbed for Alleged Theft

A Texas horse trainer was arrested last week for allegedly stealing more than $30,000 from a client. Lauren Stone, the owner of Stone River Farms, is accused of stealing a client's money that was allocated to purchase ho...
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