Headquartered in Wellington, Florida, the home of the Winter Equestrian Festival, Barbuto Law has developed legal expertise in the area of equine law.  As stakeholders and legal advisors in a community with a thriving equestrian industry, we are constantly immersed in horses – in not only the legal aspects, but also the recreational side.  The firm’s equestrian clients range from Olympic show jumping and dressage riders, trainers, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, professional polo players, equestrian clothing/product lines, and a plethora of horse owners, professionals, investors and enthusiasts from around the world.  The firm handles equine matters, including but not limited to the following:

  • Purchase Sale Agreements;
  • Lease Agreements;
  • Trainer Liability;
  • Contracts Review and Preparation (boarding, training, breeding, etc.);
  • Liability Releases;
  • Horse Litigation;
  • USEF Administrative Hearing Representation;
  • USPA Administrative Hearing Representation;
  • Syndication;
  • Business Organization Formations;
  • Horse Insurance Advice;
  • Authorization to Treat;
  • Horse related injury;
  • Agricultural Tax Exemptions;
  • Horses as part of Equitable Distribution in Divorce;
  • Drug and Medication Rules Violations;
  • Equine liens;
  • Import / Export Issues; and
  • Premises Liability.
  • Horse bequests, including horse trusts; and
  • Distribution of horses as part of estate administration.