Equine Law

Equine law encompasses any subject that involves horses and for which a legal remedy is sought. Touching on issues such as contracts, property damage, land use, personal liabilities, and litigation, equine law serves to provide a broad range of solutions to individual horse owners and equine professionals alike.

Horse owners often encounter unique and specific issues that are not commonly understood by attorneys who do not have ‘horse experience.’ A long time horse owner and rider, Julia Childrey can serve your equine needs in many different ways. Common types of cases are listed below, but do not hesitate to call Julia if you have a particular situation.


Make sure your contract is clearly written and readily understood by both parties. Julia can tailor your contract to suit your specific needs and is experienced in contract drafting and construction. She can also work to edit your existing contract.

  • Boarding Agreements
  • Sales and Lease Contracts
  • Syndication Agreements
  • Breeding Agreements


When services are rendered but remain unpaid, you can recoup your fees and costs. Veterinarian fees, boarding fees, and professional fees for training and farrier services are all examples of types of services that can be enforced in court. An experienced courtroom litigator, Julia can help you get the money you are owed.


Virginia provides liability protection to individuals in the horse industry. This protection covers the individual horse owner and the equine professional, but it is not absolute. There are specific exceptions to this law that can lead to serious repercussions. Make sure you are protected. Contact Julia today.

  • Equine Liability Waivers (Riding Waivers)
  • LLC/Professional entity creation
  • Equine Insurance Claims
  • Non-profit organizations and formation
  • Horse show/Show ground waivers

If you are interested in learning more about equine legal solutions, please call Julia at 804-320-9100, toll free 800-948-7160 or contact our Richmond law firm online.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.