Reining by the Bay: $23,500 Reward Offered

Show producers, horse owners and concerned public are seeking information behind the three horses intentionally harmed July 25-26 in California.

From Brumley Management Group

If you have any information about these incidents, contact Brumley Management Group at 602-677-3774 or email brumleymanagementgroup@gmail.com. All tips will be kept confidential.

More than $20,000 is being offered as a reward for information related to the horses that were abused July 25-26 at Reining by the Bay in Woodside, California.

Initially, $10,000 was being offered as a reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the person or persons who committed the following animal abuse to show horses at the 2015 Reining by the Bay:

  • Afternoon of July 25, location Grand Prix Barns – poisoning of a leading reining performance stallion
  • Between midnight and 5:30 a.m. on July 26, location Grand Prix Barns – driving a loop nail into the foot of a reining futurity champion stallion, letting a reining derby champion stallion loose from his stall

"The reward has been increased to $23,500 with additions coming in from the community," said Amanda Brumley of Brumley Management Group, producer of Reining by the Bay.

"All the horses are doing much better," Brumley added. "While no horses died as a result of these attacks, Brumley Management Group and RBB, Inc. are disgusted by these horrible acts of intentional abuse and intent to harm horses participating at this event. Every effort will be taken to find the person or persons who committed these acts. Every tip we receive will remain anonymous. We need your help to catch these people and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. We will use every resource we have available to us to make sure the perpetrator(s) pay for their crime!

"Cases of intentional abuse have never occurred before at a BMG event," Brumley stated. "Going forward, Reining by the Bay will be providing 24-hour armed security at the entrance and throughout the facility while horses are stabled on the grounds.

"Also, the upcoming High Roller Reining Classic at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas will be on high alert. Extra security will be located in the barns 24 hours a day. Fortunately, the South Point has video cameras located throughout the barns, which are monitored by security staff 24/7."

If you have any information related to the intentional equine assaults at Reining by the Bay, contact Brumley Management Group at 602-677-3774 or email brumleymanagementgroup@gmail.com. All tips will be kept confidential.