Congratulations, Julie! We're proud to share that Julie Fershtman has received two prestigious awards.
On April 13, 2013, she received the American Youth Horse Council's 2013 "Distinguished Service" Award. As the award itself states, she received it "[i]n recognition of years of dedicated service to the American Youth Horse Council and tireless efforts to touch the lives of youth involved with horses." For more information about the American Youth Horse Council, please visit www.ayhc.com/.
On May 7, 2013, Julie received the 2013 "Industry Award" from the Michigan Equine Partnership for her work over the years supporting legislation to promote and protect the Michigan equine industry. For more information about the Michigan Equine Partnership, please visit www.miequine.com/.
"Beware of the "Business Pursuits" Exclusion" - The Greater Lansing Business Monthly, March 2013
"What Mare Owners Should Look for in a Typical Horse-Breeding Contracts." - America's Horse Daily, September 14, 2012
Should Exculpatory Agreements Relieve Liabilities Founded on an Equine Activity Liability Act? American Bar Association - TIPS Animal Law Committee Newsletter, Fall 2012
We're always on the lookout for good article and update ideas for the Equine Law Blog. Please share yours! We'll give the sender of best tip of the month a free copy of Julie Fershtman's books, EQUINE LAW & HORSE SENSE and MORE EQUINE LAW & HORSE SENSE. Click here to send your ideas. [For more info on these and other publications written by Julie Fershtman, please visit www.equinelaw.net and www.equinelaw.info or call her directly at (248) 785-4731.]
We applaud the American Horse Council (www.horsecouncil.org) for its national marketing initiative for the horse industry. The AHC joined together ten national associations and large corporate industry stakeholders to make this happen. We await its marketing plan, which will propose ways to help people become more interested in horses and equine activities, either as participants or spectators.
Did you know Julie Fershtman has spoken at the American Horse Council Annual Meeting, Equine Affaire, Midwest Horse Fair, Equitana USA, US Dressage Federation Annual Meeting, North American Riding for the Handicapped (now PATH International) Annual Meeting, American Morgan Horse Association Annual Meeting, American Paint Horse Association Annual Meeting, US Pony Clubs, Inc.'s Annual Meeting, All-American Quarter Horse Congress, American Youth Horse Council Annual Meeting, American Riding Instructors Association Annual Meeting, CHA Annual Meeting, and numerous others? Consider signing her up for your convention. Contact Julie.
Showing 11 posts in Regulatory.
In January 2013, I was invited to New York City speak at a continuing legal education conference sponsored by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law. Below is a question posed by an attendee and my answer. This question relates to industry regulation and certification.
Are professional horse trainers licensed, certified or accredited by any government agency or professional organization? What's the answer? ›
In January 2013, I was the speaker at a national teleconference on Equine Law and also spoke at continuing legal education programs on Equine Law for the Washington State Bar Association and New York State Bar Association. Attendees raised several questions, and some of them are shared on this blog.
Regarding an Equine Activity Liability Act, are there any similar or analogous statutes relating to any other animals/species? Answer ›
Categories: Liability, Regulatory
On October 1, 2012, a new Michigan law went into affect that has implications for certain people or businesses who engage in selling or transporting horses and livestock in Michigan. The law, HB 5784, was designed to control the spread of infectious diseases of livestock and animals in Michigan. It now requires those engaged in the buying, receiving, selling, transporting, exchanging negotiating or who solicit sale, resale, exchange, or transportation of livestock to be licensed bonded by the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Read More ›
Categories: Contracts, Regulatory
On January 9, 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture adopted the Animal Disease Traceability Program (ADTP). It takes effect 3/11/2013 and impacts the equine industry. What is the purpose and how does it affect you? ›
Categories: Liability, Regulatory
Stables looking to collect past-due board by invoking a stablemen’s lien law should take caution.
Almost all states have laws on the books that are specifically designed to give lien rights to horse boarding stables. State laws differ significantly as to stables’ rights when board has not been paid. Here are some examples of how the laws differ: Read More ›
Almost all states have laws on the books that are specifically designed to give lien rights to horse boarding stables. Some of these laws also give special lien rights to people who provide services to horses, such as veterinarians or farriers. These laws are often referred to as “stablemen’s lien laws” or “agisters lien laws.” They differ widely across the country and usually explain: Read More ›
The right contract language can help avoid disputes or reduce your expense if a dispute should arise. Details can separate marginal contracts from effective ones. Details can also help prevent legal disputes. One detail to consider in equine contracts is attention to certain laws that could impact the contract or the rights of the parties.
Examples of some contract provisions affected by state law are: Read More ›
As of April 2012, 46 states (all but California, New York, Nevada, and Maryland) have passed laws that are designed to limit or control liability involving equines and equine activities. In many states, these laws have created an important fine point for horse-related contracts. Several of the laws require special language in certain equine-related contracts or releases.
The state-by-state requirements, based on equine activity liability law differences, can vary considerably. For example, Ohio’s law requires a statement of inherent risks in certain contracts: Read More ›
Spectators at horse shows and visitors at stables, just by being near a horse, are at risk of being injured. And, as these examples show, spectators sometimes bring lawsuits. For example: Read More ›
Categories: Liability, Regulatory
Many riding instructors have no home base but, instead, do business by traveling from stable to stable. The problem is, stables put themselves at risk of liability by providing facilities for lessons. What should stables consider when they are approached by instructors who seek to give lessons on stable’s property? Read More ›