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Mark Edward Arballo_Nash County, NC

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA v. MARK ARBALLO

Mark Arballo of Arballo Reining Horses is charged with felony animal abuse for the September 2013 death of Bella Gunnabe Gifted. The mare was owned by Martha Torkington of San Diego Equestrian Center formerly The R...
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Brunzell Jail Ends Dual Peppy Neglect Saga

Convicted Horse Abuser Begins Jail Sentence in Colorado

A Colorado horse breeder convicted of animal abuse is scheduled to begin her jail sentence Friday. It comes after a judge denied Sherri Brunzell's request for a new trial this week....
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Former Horse Rescue Operator Wanted on 100K Warrants

Fraudster Horse Rescue Operator Enters Plea to Felony Animal Cruelty

Thomas Jessberger and co-defendant, Darlene Rindal, operated Rocky Acres Horse Rescue and ran a horse boarding and training operation out of the same Montana property. Both were charged with 34 felony counts of animal c...
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Brunzell Jail Ends Dual Peppy Neglect Saga

Brunzell Appeals Animal Cruelty Case

A Colorado horse breeder convicted of animal abuse was scheduled to begin her jail sentence Friday. Instead of turning herself into jail, Sherri Brunzell posted a $10,000 appeals bond....
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NY Law Mandates Minors Wear Approved Riding Helmets

Arizona Riding Instructor Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

An Arizona riding instructor was found guilty of 14 counts of sex abuse on Monday. Ralph Carr was convicted by a jury in Maricopa County Superior Court after years of court proceedings....
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Otter Creek Ranch Owner Sentenced to Jail for Animal Cruelty

Otter Creek Ranch Owner Sentenced to Jail for Animal Cruelty

A Wisconsin ranch owner convicted of almost three dozen counts of animal cruelty is headed to jail. Michael Allen Feist is scheduled to begin his one-year jail sentence on January 2, 2016....
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Arizona Horseback Riding Instructor Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Girls

Arizona Horseback Riding Instructor Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Girls

An Arizona horseback riding instructor convicted of child sex abuse will spend four-years in prison. Ralph Carr must also register as a sex offender and will serve a lifetime on probation....
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Prosecutors allege the veterinarian picked up girls at the airport, drove them to a hotel, and picked up money after their transactions with customers.

Wisconsin Veterinarian Sentenced to Prison for Sex Trafficking

Modern Day Slavery A Wisconsin equine veterinarian was sentenced to more than 48 months in prison for sex trafficking Chinese women. Brian Lee Kersten, of Pleasant Valley, is Minnesota's first labor trafficking convic...
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Jerry Lawson aka Jeffrey Scott Haywood

Scheming Stable Manager Sentenced to Prison

Jerry Lawson aka Jeffrey Scott Haywood A Massachusetts judge sentenced fraudster boarding stable manager Jerry Dawson to prison Tuesday. Dawson will serve up to four years in prison for nine counts including larce...
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Equine Angels Rescue founder Pamela Vivirito guilty of federal fraud.

Equine Angels Horse Rescue Founder Guilty of Federal Fraud

Pamela Vivirito The founder of a now-defunct Pennsylvania horse rescue pleaded guilty last week to two federal charges including mail fraud. Pamela Vivirito, formerly of Valencia, also pleaded guilty to filing a frau...
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Marlena Robinson of Bedford, KY entered plea in animal cruelty case after dozens of dead animals were found on her farm.

Kentucky Horse Owner Pleads in Animal Cruelty Death Case

Kentucky horse owner and self-professed horse rescuer Marlena Robinson took a deal in an animal cruelty case involving more than a dozen dead horses....
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Brunzell Jail Ends Dual Peppy Neglect Saga

Dual Peppy Animal Cruelty Case Ends: Brunzell Gets Jail

Banned from owning horses A Colorado judge ordered a former American Quarter Horse breeder guilty of animal abuse to begin serving her jail sentence Thursday night. It comes after Sherri Brunzell exhausted her app...
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Jury: Shelley Wing Guilty of Horse Neglect

Jury: Shelley Wing Guilty of Horse Neglect

The verdict is guilty in the trial of a New York horse breeder accused of neglecting her herd of horses. Shelley Wing was convicted of 41 counts of animal cruelty for failing to provide the necessary food and water for th...
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State of New York vs. Erin E. Stewart

Erin Stewart of Southampton, New York, was arrested in the Hamptons and charged with driving while intoxicated. The horse trainer was released on $500 bail after her arraignment....
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STATE OF FLORIDA vs. TIFFANY CELESTE RICHTMYER

STATE OF FLORIDA vs. TIFFANY CELESTE RICHTMYER

View court records for Tiffany Richtmyer's charge and plea deal after she was charged with driving while license cancelled, suspended or revoked....
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THE STATE OF GEORGIA vs. CHAN SMALLING SUTTON

THE STATE OF GEORGIA vs. CHAN SMALLING SUTTON

Chan Smalling Sutton pleaded guilty to computer porn and criminal attempt to commit a felony. He offers saddle seat lessons, horse training, and breeds saddlebreds at his Oak Lane Farm, but isn't licensed to do so under ...
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STATE OF MICHIGAN v. JULIE ANNE ROSSETTO

STATE OF MICHIGAN v. JULIE ANNE ROSSETTO

Julie Rossetto, DVM is charged with two counts each of forgery and uttering and publishing, according to the criminal complaint. She is accused of forging a Bill of Sale and insurance claim after the death of her reining...
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Dressage Trainer in Court

Fraudster Kimberlee Martin-Keenan Pleads Guilty to Petit Larceny

A New York dressage trainer known for her aliases and string of victims is headed for a short stint behind bars. Kimberlee Martin-Keenan pleaded guilty to petit larceny Tuesday....
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Civil Suit Filed in Reining Horse's Death

Mark Arballo Sentenced in Reining Horse's Death

California reining horse trainer Mark Arballo was sentenced to three-years probation for felony animal cruelty. During that period Arballo is not permitted to work with horses, while serving his time in North Carolina....
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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA vs ANDREA PENDERGRASS

Andrea Pendergrass, the operator of Avalon Stables, was arrested Thursday after three horses died allegedly from neglect. Another two owned by the United States Equine Rescue League, Inc (USERL), were on lease to Pe...
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