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Barrel Racing Mare Confirmed with Neurologic Equine Herpes

Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Washington

The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine confirms a horse has tested positive for the neurologic form of equine herpes virus (EHV-1). The barrel racer is being euthanized. Officials said th...
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Court upholds seizure of horses from horse rescue

Court Upholds Seizure of 14 Horses from Rescue

A Washington court upheld the seizure of 14 horses from the operators of the Emerald City Thoroughbred Project Friday. Superior Court Judge Scott Sparks ruled in favor of the Kittitas County Sheriff Department an...
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Washington racing trainer Monique Snowden committed suicide Sunday night hours after a promising two-year-old from her stable broke down on the track.

Tragedy Strikes Racing with Trainer's Suicide

Washington racing trainer Monique Snowden committed suicide Sunday night hours after a promising two-year-old from her stable broke down on the track. "She wouldn't leave me and leave the horses like this without sayi...
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Arabian Trainer Sentenced for Horse Beating

Arabian Trainer Sentenced for Horse Beating

A Washington horse trainer was given a suspended 364-day jail sentence on Thursday. Nola Butler pleaded guilty last month to first degree attempted animal cruelty....
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Doug Spink Charged with Animal Cruelty

Judge Bans Douglas Spink from Owning Dogs, Jail

A horse trainer turned Washington animal-sex farm operator is banned from owning dogs in the state and must serve three months jail time. Douglas Spink accepted a plea deal last week in Whatcom County for animal cruelty....
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Boarding Stable Owner Charged with Animal Cruelty

Boarding Stable Owner Charged with Animal Cruelty

A Washington boarding stable owner is charged with animal cruelty after a boarder's horse was allegedly starved in her care. Rose Ridlon boarded the Arabian gelding for his absentee owner for almost three years until auth...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

STATE OF WASHINGTON, Plaintiff, v. GRETCHEN L. SALSTROM, Defendant.

People Helping Horses founder Gretchen Salstrom has been under investigation by the Washington State Attorney General's Office since 2011 according to officials. Investigators say they found multiple violations of the ...
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Doug Spink Charged with Animal Cruelty

Douglas Spink Charged with Animal Cruelty

Prosecutors are seeking to ban Douglas Spink for life from owning animals if convicted. He contests Washington's bestiality law calling it a "witch hunt."...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

STATE OF WASHINGTON v. NANCY SKAKEL

Arabian horse breeder Nancy Skakel was arrested and charged for allegedly housing her horses in unsafe conditions. Nineteen Shagya Arabians were seized from her property....
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. CARRIE LEE AENK, Defendant.

Current horse rescue executive director Carrie Aenk, of Washington, pleaded guilty to federal bank fraud in the late 1990s....
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