Articles: Press Release
Reward Offered for Information and Conviction of Saddlebred Assailants
USA Equestrian, Inc.
(Formerly American Horse Shows Association)
4047 Iron Works Parkway,
Lexington, KY 40511-8483
Tel: (859) 258 2472
Fax (859) 231 6662
Web site: www.equestrian.org
July 14, 2003
A reward of at least $100,000 is being offered for information leading
to the apprehension and successful prosecution of the individual(s)
responsible for the attacks on five American Saddlebreds at the Double D
Ranch owned by Dena and Dave Lopez, in Versailles, KY.
Five American Saddlebred horses, among them multiple world champion CH
Wild Eyed and Wicked, owned by Sally and Joe Jackson, were harmed by an
unknown assailant or assailants by injection of a caustic substance that
caused the blood vessels to harden and the tissue around the injury to
harden and die. Each horse had a nearly identical circular wound on the
back of its left front pastern. Medical tests of the mystery substance
are being performed by top veterinarians at Cornell University. Other
horses involved are Cats Don't Dance, Meet Prince Charming, Kiss Me and
This reward fund and additions to it are offered under the jurisdiction
of USA Equestrian, Inc., the National Equestrian Federation of the
United States, and is subject to oversight of its Board of Directors and
Executive Committee. Major pledges have also been received from the
United Professional Horsemen's Association of Lexington, Kentucky,
private individuals including owners of the horses attacked, and others.
The American Saddlebred Horse Association Foundation, Inc, is also
arranging for contributions to be dedicated either to the care of the
horses affected, or to the reward fund.
To provide information, contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 12,
Frankfort, Kentucky, and/or call 800-378-3463 or 502-227-2221.
Information may be provided anonymously.
For more information, please contact Sarah Holt, Public Relations on
(859) 225 6974 or via email at email@example.com. USA
releases are available on our web site - http://www.equestrian.org/ .