Equine Law


Equine law encompasses all legal issues and claims relating to horses and to equine transactions, activities, events, businesses, organizations and facilities. A wide variety of legal issues arise from the ownership, care, boarding, training, showing and racing of horses, including claims ranging from negligence in boarding of horses to fraudulent misrepresentation in the sale or lease of horses to breach of contracts and boarding agreements. Providers of care to horses, including farriers and veterinarians, can also be subject to legal claims for the care of horses.

Segal McCambridge attorneys have extensive knowledge in Equine Law with experience representing both plaintiff and defense clients in a wide range of matters including injuries to horses and riders, sale and purchase contracts, leases and boarding agreements and claims concerning professionals providing services for the care of horses. Our understanding of Equine Law allows us to provide prompt, accurate guidance when handling these demanding, often sensitive issues.

Uniquely combining an understanding of the material value of showing and racing horses and the emotional attachment of beloved pets, our attorneys appreciate the complex value of equines to both owners and riders and the sensitivities and intricacies of equine law. As a result, we retain the best experts in various fields to assist us with the aggressive prosecution or defense of equine claims. Our attorneys work closely with our clients to understand all issues and present the strongest case possible for negotiations, mediation and trial.

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