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Your Horse and the Law:
A Conference on Protecting your Horse, Yourself & Your Investments

Painted Bar Stables will be hosting a fully catered 3 part seminar on equine liability and insurance. Understanding the laws and liabilities associated with horses is not just important for equine businesses, but for any horse owner. This seminar will be designed to help the everyday horse owner understand the laws, liabilities and customs that impact them and their horse.

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Whether you are a horse owner, boarder, rider, farm owner, or owner of an equine business it is important to know how to use the law and insurance to make good decisions and protect your horse, yourself and your investments. Do you know your responsibilities? Are you protected?

  • Do you own a horse?
  • Taking care of someone else’s horse?
  • Plan to lease a horse?
  • Looking to breeding your horse?
  • Have you ever had a horse break loose?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions then this is for YOU!

Click here to download the flier for the event.

Your Horse and the Law: Liability, Law and Insurance for Horses


Where: Watkins Glen Community Center
Watkins Glen, NY
When: May 19th, 2012

$55.00 for adults
$25 for attendees younger than 18

$35.00 for advertising or retail table

What: 3 Part Seminar
Breakout Discussion Groups
Full Catered Lunch
Prizes and Giveaways
Tables with information and sales by Local Businesses and Tack Stores
Speakers: Jonathan Schopf, Esq., The Vincelette Law Firm, The Animal Attorney (click for LinkedIn)
Kevin Kosach, Horse and Farm Insurance, CCI (click for LinkedIn)
Connie Kent Carhart, Freed Maxick CPAs (click for LinkedIn)

There's Always Paperwork: Protecting Yourself with Contracts
An in depth presentation of the laws governing horse ownership and the contracts needed to protect you and your horse. Information will be presented on :

  • Boarding:
    • Typical procedures: self-care, pasture board, stall board and full care
    • Boarding contracts
  • Leasing
    • Different types of leases: free-lease, full-lease, half-lease
    • General practices
    • Leasing contracts
  • Breeding
    • How does it actually work?
    • Mare care and live cover or Semen collection and AI
    • Breeding contracts
  • Lessons and Riding
    • Waivers
  • Horse Sales
    • Bill of Sale contracts
    • Required Paperwork
  • Agister Leins

And You Thought You Were Covered: Insurance and Liability
Many horse owners are unaware of the liabilities associated with their horses and the need for insurance. We will take a look at the types of liabilities that horse owners are presented with and the NY State laws associated with horse ownership.

Additionally, different types of insurance will be explained, including:

  • Farm liability plans
  • Horse insurance
    • death and medical
  • Boarding
    • care custody and control
  • Lessons
    • outside instructor liability coverage
  • Trail riding
    • What is covered and what isn't?
  • Clinics, Pony Rides and Parades


Finances and Taxes: Setting Yourself Up for Success
Do you know how to prepare and protect yourself financially? Learn how to set up your fiances and learn about tax laws as they relate to horses.

  • Accounting Practices
    • Keep track of your horse expenses, whether private or business
  • Business or not Business?
    • How to set up a DBA
    • Who qualifies?
  • Taxes
    • Sales Tax
    • Deductions
    • Depreciation of Horses and Assets
    • Tax-Exempt Status
Breakout Discussion Groups
The final session of the seminar will consist of breakout discussion groups where individuals can discuss and present questions on multiple topics.

Group A:

Getting It All Together
Host: Tim Begany, Mainstream Advisory Services, LLC
So you have horses, maybe a business, and there’s a lot on your plate. How can you bring it all together? Tim’s goal is to make high-quality financial planning services more accessible to working individuals and families. Use this opportunity to educate yourself on basics related to the main areas of personal finance, including the financial planning process, retirement, investments, estate planning, and insurance coverage.

Group B:

Horse Boarding 101 for Providers and Clients
Host: Tammy Marsh, Palomino AcresEveryone needs to know what’s in a contract. Everyone needs to know what to expect. Gain perspective on etiquette and situations from both sides of the boarding contract.
What are the normal issues that people run into when hosting boarders at their farm as well as what issues do clients usually have when boarding their horses?

Group C:

Responsible Breeding Practices
Host: TBA
How important is pedigree and registration? How does overpopulation impact the equine economy? What makes someone a backyard breeder?


Group D:

Equine Business Brainstorming
Host: Erika Eckstrom, Painted Bar Stables

Opportunity for equine professionals to discuss issues and successes in contracts, marketing and business plans, as well as discuss how businesses can impact the health of the local horse community.

Group E:

Horse Ownership 101
Host: TBA
How much does it cost to own a horse? What vaccines and tests are needed for your horse? How often do I need to trim their feet? What kind of barn and pasture do I need? Where and how do I get hay, grain and other supplies?

Group F:

Horses for Sale: Ethical Buying and Selling
Host: TBA
An opportunity for people to discuss the reality of selling and buying horses. The pathway to horse sales can be filled with obstacles. This group should look at techniques for looking at horses, ways to avoid deceit, costs associated with buying and selling, and proper conduct.


Riding Clinics for 2012

Painted Bar Stables will not be hosting any riding clinics in 2012. Please see this list for information on clinics at other local stables.

Mounted Police Obstacle Clinic with Joann Long
Hosted at Turks Southwind Stables in Lodi, NY
Saturday July 28, 2012, at 12:30pm-5:30pm
Pre-registration required.
See more at http://www.gentledovefarm.com/events.html




Past Events

Mounted Police Style Obstacle Training Workshop with Joann Long of Gentle Dove Farm

Topic: Obstacle Workshop: Mounted Police Style
Instructor: Joann Long
Where: Painted Bar Stables
When: Sunday July 24, 2011
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00 pm

Cost to Ride: $95 / rider
Cost to Ride PBS Horse: $110 / rider
Cost to Audit/Spectator: $15 / person

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/pbs-mountedpoliceclinic

Afterwards from 3:30pm - 4:00pm we will be hosting a free discussion for all participants and auditors. This discussion group will allow us to talk about what was learned at the workshop.

Learn mounted police training techniques that encourage partnership and communication to achieve exceptional trust between rider and horse. Riders will work with their mounts in creative sensory and obstacle situations with the emphasis on introductory obstacle challenges using proven police horse training techniques.

Riders are expected to have basic control of their horse, including the ability to walk, trot, turn, and stop their horse on command. Workshops may have up to 12 horses; riders should be comfortable riding in large groups and in pairs. Horses participating in the workshop should have some out-of-arena experience and be free of dangerous vices (i.e. kicking). Helmets and appropriate footwear are required for all riders.

Auditors should feel free to bring their own chair for comfort while viewing.

Joann Long, President of Gentle Dove Farm, is National Mounted Police and Toronto Police Services Certified. With over twelve years in the mounted police, Joann has plenty of police horse competition experience. She has successfully competed in international mounted police competitions and earned multiple Grand Champion titles at the North American Police Equestrian Championships, the Brigadier Memorial Champion Award for the top combined obstacle and equitation points with over 100 of the best international mounted police competing, and NYS Police Olympics Gold Medal winner 4 years in a row.

Please remember that all registrations must be pre-paid. Spots can be requested but not reserved. You are not officially registered until payment has been received in full. If registration is cancelled, all money will be refunded minus a $15 cancellation fee.

Checks can be mailed to:
Painted Bar Stables
4093 Lake Avenue
Burdett NY 14818

Gentle Dove Farms



Birthday Celebration for our Foals
Sunday, July 11, 2010
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Meet the Foals, $1 Pony Rides, Free BBQ and Dish to Pass

We have some baby foals that we would love your help in celebrating! On July 11 we will be throwing a big celebration and would like you to join us!

Our first baby of the year was Pixie, born to Scotch on May 29th. Pixie is a beautiful palomino dun. She has already been sold to Katie Steigerwalt.

Our second baby was Cupid, born to Maxie on June 6. He is a spunky and gorgeous little palomino medicine cap and is offered for sale!

We are still waiting on one more! Dutchess is due to give birth any day now. Be sure to check out our news section of our website for updates!

At the party everyone will get to meet the new additions. We will also be offering $1 pony rides on Beauregard, Elmer Fudd and Pepsi for anyone (child or child-at-heart) and a free BBQ and dish to pass dinner snack.

2010 Foals




Youth Only Clinic
Saturday, April 17, 2010
10:30am - 12:00pm

Taught by: Kerry Motelson
Kerry Motelson has been riding for more than 17 years in hunter jumper and hunt seat equitation. Starting in 2001, Kerry began training in Dressage under two- time Olympian Lendon Grey, and by 2002 she was competing internationally. She won the Northeast Junior Young Rider Dressage Championships in 2002 and 2003, and soon thereafter became Assistant Manager and Head instructor at Twin Birches Farm in Brewster, N.Y. She currently instructs in Northern Westchester.

Registration Fees:
Participant: $30.00
Auditor: $10.00

Register online at http://tiny.cc/PaintedBarKids




Kerry Motelson

Horsemanship Clinic Expanded
Sunday, April 18, 2010
10:00am - 3:00pm

Taught by: Deb LaJoie
Deb is a CHA Internationally Certified Instructor with over 30 years riding & teaching experience

Morning Session : 10:00am-12:00pm
Will be limited to 10 Horse and Rider Pairs
• 1st Hour: "Bits, Bitting and Saddle Fitting”
• 2nd Hour: "Horsemanship Expanded from the Ground Up":
o Teaching a horse to give to the bit (horses will need to be bridled)
o Bending and Releasing
o Releasing the hindquarters

Afternoon Session: 1:00pm-3:00pm 
Will be limited to 6 Horse and Rider Pairs
• 2 hours: "Horsemanship Expanded from the Saddle":
o Getting a horse to give to the bit
o Bending
o Turn on the haunches
o Beginning Two Tracking

Registration Fees:
Entire Day as Participant: $40
Entire Day as Audit: $20 
Second Session Only as Participant $30 
First Session, or Second Session as Audit:. $10
Use of Painted Bar Stables Horse in Second Session: add $15

Register online at http://tiny.cc/PaintedBarClinic

Deb LaJoie barrel racing



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4093 Lake Street (Rte. 79) Burdett, NY 14818
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