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by ERIN JULIUS | April 4, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A Sharpsburg woman who kept malnourished, injured and worm-infested horses on her Sharpsburg farm entered into a plea agreement Tuesday, entering an Alford plea to one felony count of animal cruelty and pleading guilty to 10 misdemeanor counts of animal neglect in Washington County Circuit Court. Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges that the state has sufficient evidence to gain a conviction. Barbara Perry Reinken, 62, was sentenced to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine on the felony count with 10 additional 90-day consecutive sentences for the misdemeanors.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | April 10, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Most kids love horses. Most kids love candy. Find a way to put them together and you're almost sure to have a successful event. That's what happened Saturday at Penn Hall Equestrian Center at Wilson College. The school's first Community Fun Day gave 31 children ages 6 to 15 a chance to have fun with horses. During the two-hour event, children were assigned to teams, and each team was given a horse. The teams competed against each other in several relay races.
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by KAREN HANNA | December 8, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County State's Attorney is awaiting the results of veterinary exams to determine how to proceed in the investigation of possible neglect at a Sharpsburg horse farm. On Thursday, the Humane Society of Washington County said it still was accepting donations of goods for the care of horses found during the execution of a search warrant at Windrinker Farm on Mills Road. "We're in it for the long haul, if we need to be," said Katherine Cooker, the society's manager of development and community relations.
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | October 28, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - For parents looking for a substitute to trick-or-treating or a way for their children to interact with horses, the Wilson College Equestrian Center offered an Alternative Halloween event on Saturday. "We wanted it to be an alternative to going trick-or-treating to strange houses," said Ellen Schroyer, stable manager and team coordinator of the equestrian center. "To experience trick-or-treating in a safer area. " Schroyer said the event also supports Wilson College's five equestrian teams.
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By LARRY YANOS | February 12, 2006
The Rooney family, which happens to own a professional football team in Pittsburgh, once ran horses at Charles Town Races and Slots. Over the years, there have been many Rooney-owned horses compete at the West Virginia thoroughbred oval. The best of the lot was Christopher R. Art Rooney, the late owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, saw his horse win by the largest margin in the history of the Tri-State Futurity. Christopher R. won in 1973 by 12 lengths for trainer "Tuffy" Hacker and jockey William J. Passmore - now a state steward in Maryland.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | March 11, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Martinsburg, W.Va. - All but one of the charges filed against a Martinsburg woman in connection with a case involving three horses that had been stabbed were dismissed Tuesday when a plea bargain was reached. Julie Corbin Creswell, 44, pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of conspiracy to commit cruelty to animals in Berkeley County Circuit Court. She was ordered to pay a $250 fine and $120 in court costs. No jail time was imposed and seven other charges filed against Creswell - three felony counts of malicious maiming of an animal, one felony count of conspiracy to commit malicious wounding of an animal and three misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals - were dismissed.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | May 29, 2006
MONT ALTO, PA. - More than 100 riders and horses took to the wooded and mountainous terrain of Michaux State Forest this weekend, each pair covering 30 to 75 miles of trails selected to test the participants' endurance. "It takes a year to 18 months to condition a horse to do a ride," said Skip Kemerer, manager for the third annual Michaux Madness endurance ride. He explained that riders and trainers condition the horses for rides harder than the ones they'll actually face.
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By ERIN JULIUS | October 16, 2007
HAGERSTOWN ? A 62-year-old former Sharpsburg woman who kept malnourished, injured and worm-infested horses on her Washington County farm is now homeless, suffers severe depression and sleeps in her car in a Wal-Mart parking lot, her attorney told a judge Tuesday. Barbara Perry Reinken was in court to ask Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long to modify her sentence. Reinken has tried to move to North Carolina, where she has a home, but she encountered difficulty having her probation supervised by North Carolina authorities, according to her defense attorney Edward Button.
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By LARRY YANOS | November 13, 1999
Over the years, thoroughbred horse trainers have tried a variety of methods to improve the performance of their runners. State-regulated drugs such as lasix and bute are frequently used in an attempt to get a throroughbred to the winner's circle, and items such as blinkers and shadow rolls are the most common equipment changes. Now, the trainers have a new outlet. CNS Inc., which sells Breathe Right nasal strips popularized by professional athletes, is marketing a Flair equine nasal strip.
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By MARK JOHNSON / Saddles 'n' Spurs Reporter | January 1, 2008
The Horse Bowl is a contest of knowledge about horses. A leader reads a question. For example, Who was the first mule breeder in North America? The kids then race to see who can press the button on the buzzer system first. If you're first to the button, your light goes on. After being recognized, you get to answer - George Washington. It is a lot of fun to use the buzzer system, but not all the questions are as easy as that one. The leaders divided the group into four teams.
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