Equine Law

Lexington attorney in the heart of the horse industry

Horses are your avocation, your business, and your life. If a dispute arises regarding the sale, purchase, treatment, breeding, or safety of or involving one of your horses, you need an experienced equine attorney to resolve the matter.

A successful equine law practice is built on recreational love of horses and professional experience in the horse industry. Regard Law Group, PLLC are experienced in the legal, professional, and recreational aspects of the horse industry. Andre Regard has been involved with thoroughbreds for 15 years, having owned Kentucky thoroughbred farm Occidental Thoroughbreds and a thoroughbred investment fund. His direct experience in buying, selling, breeding, owning, racing, and sport horse law makes him the best choice for your equine law counsel.

The firm assists those involved in horse industry:

  • Owners
  • Breeders
  • Trainers
  • Agents
  • Riders
  • Boarders
  • Veterinarians
  • Caretakers

Comprehensive equine law legal practice

The firm represents clients in every aspect of equine law:

  • Buying and selling horses
  • Treatment of animals
  • Racing and licensing
  • Sale and purchase contracts
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Liability issues
  • Insurance coverage
  • Contracts
  • Breach of contract
  • Personal injury
  • Veterinarian malpractice
  • Co-owner, trainer, agent, and boarder rights
  • Equine Activity Liability Act violations
  • Breeding rights
  • Racehorse bloodline disputes
  • Zoning and land use
  • Syndications
  • Right to Farm Act
  • Disputes
  • Sport horse law
  • Riders and rider safety
  • Horse welfare

As a certified CPA and business owner, Andre Regard also advises horse businesses in operation, tax, and trading matters. For more information, visit our Equine Law FAQs page.

Knowledge of the industry and the law

Federal, state, and local authorities govern equine law. An experienced attorney can advise you in specific laws that apply to you. For example-

  • Federal law stipulates the amount and types of equine insurance necessary
  • The Federal Trade Commission investigates fraud charges in equine transactions
  • Kentucky law requires a written contract and specific paperwork for every horse transaction involving $10,000 or more
  • Anyone engaging in farm activities absorbs some risk-Kentucky law does not require full liability from horse owners in the event of an injury

Retain the Regard Law Group, PLLC for all your equine law matters.


A steady horse to win

Regard Law Group, PLLC are located in Lexington, Kentucky-the Horse Capital of the World-for a reason. Fully entrenched in the horse industry and knowledgeable of equine law, the firm is ideally situated to help clients with every aspect of horse law, from sales to sports, contracts to cruelty charges. Call 859-559-4573 or contact the firm online to schedule a free initial consultation on your case.