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Connecticut Stable Owner Brutally Attacked

Arrest in Brutal Attack of White Birch Farm Owner

State police arrested the son-in-law of Connecticut stable owner Lisa Rader on Thursday. Authorities say Matthew Frick had a role in the savage beating sustained by Rader at her White Birch Farm last September....
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A Connecticut judge sentenced convicted sex offender Robert L. Johnson to 25 months in prison Tuesday for a third probation violation.

Horse Trainer May be Headed back to Prison

“All I did was slap her on the ass. When can I move on from this?” A statement attributed to a registered sex offender and horse trainer Robert L. Johnson. It was given in testimony by his probation officer in cour...
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MELANIE S. OLAJOS Gypsy Horse Breeder Horses Starved Fairy Tail Equines

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. MELANIE S. OLAJOS

Officials seized more than 100 animals including 32 horses, some Gypsy Vanners, from horse breeders Melanie Olajos and her husband. The Fairy Tail Equines owners are facing animal cruelty charges....
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Michael Sobieniak faces child sex abuse charges

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. MICHAEL SOBIENIAK

Connecticut horseback riding instructor Michael Sobieniak from Valley View Stables is charged with sexually assaulting former horseback riding students in two cases brought at different times....
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Connecticut Judge Awards Department of Ag 32 Seized Horses

Connecticut Judge Awards Department of Ag 32 Seized Horses

A Connecticut judge awarded 32 horses and dozens of small animals to the state's Department of Agriculture on Tuesday. The equines were seized from the Olajos' East Hampton breeding farm Fairy Tail Equines in early Fe...
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32 Horses Seized from Fairy Tail Equines

32 Horses Seized from Fairy Tail Equines

Connecticut officials seized 32 horses from Fairy Tail Equines which breeds Gypsy Vanner horses. It stems from the neglect of Villa Vanners stallion Romeo....
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Colt Illuminator Leads to Fairy Tail Equines' Owners Charged with Animal Cruelty

Fairy Tail Equines' Owners Charged with Animal Cruelty

After the facade surrounding Fairy Tails Equines, a Connecticut Gypsy Vanner breeding operation crumbled, the owners are each charged with 35 counts of animal cruelty. Authorities arrested Melanie Olajos, and her husb...
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Fairy Tail Equines Investigated for Horse Abuse: CT Authorities

Fairy Tail Equines Investigated for Horse Abuse: CT Authorities

An animal abuse investigation is underway after a Connecticut horse breeder returned multiple Gypsy horses to their owner allegedly emaciated. Tom and Melanie Olajos, the operators of Fairy Tail Equines, are the subject...
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ONCE AGAIN FARM, LLC v. THOMAS OLAJOS, MELANIE OLAJOS.

Thomas and Melanie Olajos of Fairy Tail Equines are being sued by their former landlord after they failed to make the payments on the horse farm they leased for their equine business. The pair is also facing animal cruel...
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STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. THOMAS L. OLAJOS

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. THOMAS L. OLAJOS

Thomas Olajos and his wife, Melanie Olajos, of Fairy Tail Equines, are charged with dozens of counts of animal cruelty for the maltreatment of their horses....
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A Connecticut judge sentenced convicted sex offender Robert L. Johnson to 25 months in prison Tuesday for a third probation violation.

Convicted Sex Offender, Trainer Robert Johnson Sentenced for Third Probation Violation

A Connecticut judge sentenced convicted sex offender Robert L. Johnson to 25 months in prison Tuesday for a third probation violation....
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Robert Lee Robert Lee Johnson Missouri Sex Offender _ CT

Missouri Sex Offender: Robert Lee Johnson

Missouri sex offender Robert Johnson admitted he made a mistake when he taught a 12-year-old female riding student at Johnson's Performance Horses. Under the terms of his probation, Johnson is not allowed to teach or t...
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Two or Four 90-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons for One at White Birch Farm

Horse Trainer's Husband Sentenced in Murder-For-Hire Plot

A judge sentenced the husband of Connecticut horse trainer Amy Rader Frick to 25-years in prison last week after he hired a hit on his mother-in-law....
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Sex Offender Horse Trainer Accused of Violating Probation after Teaching Riding Lessons to Children

Sex Offender Horse Trainer Accused of Violating Probation after Teaching Riding Lessons to Children

Convicted sex offender Robert L. Johnson, of Missouri, is in trouble after being caught teaching children horseback riding lessons. The owner of Johnsons Performance Horses, located in Miller, is charged with violating ...
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Connecticut Supreme Court Ruling: Horses Inclined to be Vicious

Connecticut Supreme Court Ruling: Horses Inclined to be Vicious

The court upheld an Appellate ruling 6-0 that horses belong to "a species naturally inclined to do mischief or be vicious."...
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Connecticut Stable Owner Brutally Attacked

Connecticut Stable Owner Brutally Attacked

A criminal investigation is underway after a Connecticut farm owner was assaulted at her White Birch Farm....
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Connecticut House Votes for "The Horses"

Connecticut House Votes for "The Horses"

In response to a recent court ruling, Connecticut’s House of Representatives passed a bill declaring horses are not inherently dangerous....
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DOW-WESTBROOK, INC. v. CANDLEWOOD EQUINE PRACTICE, LLC.

The plaintiff filed suit, alleging that the defendant was negligent in turning out the plaintiff's horse with another horse and that the defendant failed to supervise properly and to provide professional care for the horse....
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JESSICA REARDON v. WINDSWEPT FARM, LLC, ET AL.

The Connecticut Supreme Court rules on a case after a horseback riding student is injured and claims the riding instructor was negligent. Find out if the farm providing services is covered by its liability waiver and how ...
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STATE OF CONNECTICUT vs. APPOLLONIO VITTORIO (aka PAUL VITTORIO).

STATE OF CONNECTICUT vs. APPOLLONIO VITTORIO (aka PAUL VITTORIO).

Pee Wee Horse Farm advertised online as "the best of the west, here at home" and offers boarding, lessons, and horse sales. The owner of the boarding stable, Paul Vittorio, of Connecticut is being charged with six counts...
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