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40 Horses Seized in Virginia from Convicted Animal Abuser

40 Horses Seized in Virginia from Convicted Animal Abuser

A convicted animal abuser is under investigation after 40 horses were seized from a Virginia property, officials say. A search warrant executed at Robin Vince's Nottoway County farm revealed the remains of four horses an...
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Judge Schedules Anne Goland Animal Cruelty Trial

Judge Schedules Anne Goland Animal Cruelty Trial

Anne Goland, who also goes by the name Anne Shumate, is charged with 27 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Ten horses were seized by authorities after Goland surrendered more than 70 horses and dozens of small animals...
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Judge: Seizure of 10 Horses from Anne Shumate's Farm Lawful

Judge: Seizure of 10 Horses from Anne Shumate's Farm Lawful

The seizure of 10 emaciated horses by authorities from the Virginia farm of Anne Shumate was lawful, according to a judge. Shumate is charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty....
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Charged with Animal Cruelty Virginia Horse Rescuer Released on $75K Bond

Charged with Animal Cruelty Virginia Horse Rescuer Released on $75K Bond

A Virginia horse rescue operator and warmblood breeder charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty is out of jail. Anne Goland, of Peaceable Farm, was released Friday on $75,000 bond....
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Virginia Horse Rescuer Investigated for Animal Abuse after Dead

Virginia Horse Community Assists 81 Equines from Rescue

The central Virginia horse community is responding to the urgent need for assistance for dozens of emaciated horses. It comes after 81 horses, 28 cats and 7 dogs were removed from Anne Shumate Goland's farm over the last ...
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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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Fight to Save Sweet Briar College Continues in Court

Fight to Save Sweet Briar College Continues in Court

Those eager to forever shut the doors to Sweet Briar College are being limited by a judge regarding the moving of assets. The court amended an Order allowing some concessions, but not when it comes to the sale of the coll...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

ANN S. REILLY Plaintiff v. Jennifer Brinkley and Jules Nyssen, Defendants.

North Carolina dressage trainer Jules Nyssen is being sued in federal court for more than $250,000 after he allegedly misrepresented a Dutch Warmblood when acting as his client's buyer's agent....
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Stable Operator in Virginia Charged with Animal Cruelty

Stable Operator in Virginia Charged with Animal Cruelty

Authorities say they found 17 horses and numerous small animals living in filth. Virginia stable operator Larry Sams is charged with 58 counts of animal cruelty....
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RUSSELL L. EBERSOLE, d/b/a ABERDEEN ACRES PET CARE CENTER, Plaintiff, v. BRIDGET KLINE-PERRY, Defendant.

Horse breeder Bridget Kline-Perry of Norsire Farm accused Russ Ebersole of abusing dogs at his Aberdeen Acres Pet Care Center. He filed suit alleging defamation and conspiracy to harm his business. After a court batt...
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Horse show rider

Hunter/Jumper Trainer Charged

Virginia authorities arrested Wellington horse trainer and R Hunter judge, Rob Bielefeld, after he allegedly "forcibly fondled" a stranger....
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Norsire Farm Owner Vindicated by Court

UPDATE: Ebersole v. Kline-Perry et al

Horse breeder Bridget Kline-Perry of Norsire Farms owes just a quarter of the $60,000 judgment entered against her for statements she made against Russell Ebersole, a Virginia dog trainer she accused of being abusive, a...
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SAMANTHA LAWTON DUTHIE v. AMBER HILL FARM, LLC

Elizabeth Mandarino's Amber Hill Farm is being sued by a Virginia pony trainer over the alleged breach of a lease agreement. Tamara Tucker of Nelson & Tucker, PLC appealed the decision on behalf of her client, Amber ...
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Virginia Farrier Michael Anthony Wilkerson Sr. convicted of animal cruelty

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA v MICHAEL ANTHONY WILKERSON SR

Virginia farrier Michael Anthony Wilkerson begins his jail sentence. It comes almost two years after his animal cruelty conviction. A vet testified during the trial that one of the horses was so starved, it's bone-marrow ...
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COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA v STEPHEN ROSS HIRSCH.

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA v STEPHEN ROSS HIRSCH.

Hunter/jumper trainer Stephen Hirsch is charged with indecent exposure after his arrest in Virginia....
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Douglas Wheeler v. Christina Bishop

The plaintiff alleges that he relied on defendant, who is a hunter/jumper trainer, prior to purchasing what was known by defendant to be a horse with issues for $175,000....
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JUDITH ARNETT, Plaintiff, v. PATRICIO “PATO” MUENTE, Defendant.

An imported show jumper leads to a civil lawsuit in Florida and a horse trainer is found in contempt of court. Rate My Horse PRO provides a more detailed look at the documents in this case, which went on for more than tw...
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Barry Duncan MD Sex Offender EMO Stables

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA vs. BARRY DUNCAN

Former Warrenton equestrian Barry Duncan is a registered sex offender after a 2004 child sex abuse conviction in Virginia. Duncan now resides in Maryland ......
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSHUA CARDINE, a/k/a/ “Josh”, and, KENNETH BERLIN, a/k/a “Keg”, Defendants.

Being new to horses, I didn’t feel comfortable with the horse world's sales methods; I was told, “It’s always done this way.” When my daughter’s pony was sold, not only did the horse trainers not tell me, they a...
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