EQUINE EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-020889
This highly qualified expert is an USHJA certified equestrian trainer and clinician with 40+ years of experience as an equine specialist. She holds an USEF "R" judges' license in the divisions of hunter, hunter seat equitation, jumper and hunter breeding. She is also a certified senior equine appraiser at the American Society of Equine Appraisers. She is a life member of various equestrian associations, including USEF and USHJA. She has qualified over 30 riders to ...
Expert Witness: E-071890
This expert has been in the equine industry for over 40 years and has developed a custom riding program that she has applied to thousands of students and horses of all styles and breeds. She has offered headline presentations at the Certified Horsemanship Assn. International Conference for Riding Instructors, the International Society of Rider Biomechanics, the World Equestrian Games, the US Pony Club National Convention, and many other regional and local equestrian ...
Expert Witness: E-080153
This New Jersey licensed occupational therapist received her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Philadelphia University and a Bachelor's of Science in Equine Studies from Averett University. She is a board certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist (HPCS) and teaches other therapists about the field via fieldwork student supervision, national conference presentations and her extensive involvement with the American Hippotherapy Association. She is also a PATH ...
Expert Witness: E-080407
This expert is certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) as an Equine Specialist in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. She has operated a Parelli Natural Horsemanship approved facility in New Jersey for more than 15 years, accumulated a wealth of experience in the rehabilitation of horses, donkeys, ponies, and mules. She is adept in the observation of herd behavior and equine communication, running the largest sanctuary herd in the state. She ...
Expert Witness: E-047020
This expert is an internationally acclaimed clinician, presenting horsemanship and riding clinics in many areas of the US and in Europe. He has worked with horses all his life, being involved in diverse fields including the ranching, motion picture and horse training industries.

EQUINE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Unstable Horse Bucks Leaving Child Quadriplegic EQUINE Expert Case

Unstable Horse Bucks Leaving Child Quadriplegic

This case involves an 11-year-old boy who was left quadriplegic as a result of being bucked off of a horse at a horse ranch in Texas. The plaintiff had been a patron of this stable for several months and had worked with 2 different horses during his time  …

Enclosed Horses Escape From Improperly Installed Fence EQUINE Expert Case

Enclosed Horses Escape From Improperly Installed Fence

This case involves a horse and foal that escaped from a fenced enclosure on a ranch in Nebraska. The ranch had just installed the fence in question less than a year before the incident and had utilized an outside service to handle the installation process …

Elderly Man Injured By Aggressive Horse On Recreational Trip EQUINE Expert Case

This case involves an elderly man who suffered severe injuries after being kicked by a horse. The man was on a recreational horseback riding trip at a ranch in South Carolina with his wife. During the trip, the horse in front of the man became defi …

Sports Employment Professionals Comment on Workplace Discrimination Case EQUINE Expert Case

Following a period of workplace harassment, a brand ambassador for equestrian sports gear decided to sue her employer in Georgia for discrimination. The employee, who was one of four other “pro” brand ambassadors, was in charge of overseeing maintenanc …

Equestrian Expert Evaluates Horse Riding Injury at Summer Camp EQUINE Expert Case

This case involves a child in Tennessee who suffered a brain injury after falling off of a horse while attending summer camp. The child was attending summer camp when he was taken  on a horseback riding activity with a number of other campers. At some poi …

Pace Car Causes Massive Accident During Horse Race EQUINE Expert Case

Pace Car Causes Massive Accident During Horse Race

This case involves a harness driver involved in an accident on the track. On this particular occasion, the car pulled away from the horses, went into a spin at the top of the first turn, spun around and the right wing of the vehicle was struck by one of th …

Horseback Riding Safety Experts Evaluate Brain Injury in New Rider EQUINE Expert Case

This case involves a teenage boy who suffered a brain injury after falling off of a horse. The child’s family went on a horse riding trip, which was guided by an employee of the horse farm. At the time of the accident, the teenager’s horse was right behi …

Appraisal Expert Witness Estimates Value of Rare Animal EQUINE Expert Case

Appraisal Expert Witness Estimates Value of Rare Animal

This customs case takes place in Wisconsin and involves a rare bird that died due to inadequate care, necessitating the services of an appraisal expert witness to evaluate the bird’s value. The plaintiff owned a collection of rare and exotic animals, incl …

Security Expert Examines Safety Standards During Parade EQUINE Expert Case

Security Expert Examines Safety Standards During Parade

Plaintiff was a parade participant who was riding on a float when an unidentified person in a clown costume scaled the side of the float. The clown grabbed plaintiff’s wrist and attempted to leverage himself onto the float. At that point, a railing that  …

Student Struck by Horseshoe Causing Significant Injuries EQUINE Expert Case

Student Struck by Horseshoe Causing Significant Injuries

This case involves a twelve-year-old male who was injured in gym class at a public school. His gym class teacher had provided the students with large, heavy, metal horseshoes to be thrown as a class activity. Additionally, there was little supervision or t …