Free Equine Law Seminar for Horse Professionals

On Dec. 14 will continue its horse business seminar series with "What Every Equine Business Person Needs to Know About the Law." The guest speaker will be renowned equine law expert and author Julie I. Fershtman, attorney at law.

According to the seminar organizers, Fershtman is one of the most experienced and accomplished Equine Law practitioners in the nation. Crossing virtually all equine breeds and disciplines, her law practice serves a clientele of stables, industry professionals, associations, businesses, show management, insurance companies, trainers, equestrian athletes including Olympic short-list riders, "celebrity clinicians," and individual horse owners from across the United States. She is highly experienced in handling a wide variety of disputes frequently encountered in the horse industry, including personal injury, business conflicts, partnership disputes, sales disputes, and many others. Her expertise in contract drafting helps her clients avoid later disputes.

Fershtman is the author of three books: (1) Equine Law & Horse Sense (1996); (2) MORE Equine Law & Horse Sense (2000); and (3) Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers (2009). The third book was published by the American Bar Association. In addition, said Fershtman is the nation's most sought after speaker on Equine Law with engagements in 27 states, including: the annual conventions of the American Horse Council, U.S. Dressage Federation, U.S. Pony Clubs, North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, American Youth Horse Council, American Paint Horse Association, American Riding Instructors Association, and American Morgan Horse Association, along with Equitana USA (Kentucky and California), Equine Affaire (Ohio, California, and Massachusetts), and the National Conference on Equine Law.

The seminar will be simulcast via tele-seminar and live webinar. This makes it very easy for horse professionals across the nation to attend. Seminar attendees are also encouraged to submit questions and can do so by typing them in to the seminar Web site once they have registered for the seminar. Members of will be treated to a private live Q&A session with Fershtman after the public portion of the seminar.

Elisabeth McMillan, editor of, said, "Equine professionals are often misinformed about the law and can find themselves in difficult situations that could have been avoided if they possessed the knowledge that Ms. Fershtman will be covering at this seminar. We are very grateful to have an expert of Julie's caliber speak at our seminar and hope that the equestrian community will take advantage of this exceptional opportunity."

According to the organizers, the information that will be presented at this seminar is of utmost importance to horse trainers, stable operators, riding instructors, breeders, sales barns, and professional riders.

"What Every Equine Business Person Needs to Know About the Law" is free to all horse professionals and can be attended via telephone or computer. For more information and to register for the seminar, interested parties may visit or go directly to the seminar sign-up page at

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