Oregon horse trainer sentenced in neglect case


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Creswell woman accused of neglecting 61 horses boarded at her facility has been sentenced to five years of probation, can no longer board horses and must pay restitution for the care of horses that were seized from her property.

Gwyneth Davies, 49, received no jail time Tuesday after pleading guilty to 11 counts of second-degree animal neglect, The Register-Guard reported.

Through her plea deal, Davies will be allowed to own four horses. She can no longer board other people’s horses, and will be required to send photos of her horses to Lane County Animal Services and the Oregon Humane Society each month. She must also allow officials to access her property to evaluate her horses or any other animals there.

Davies must also pay nearly $50,000 to Sound Equine Options for costs of care of the seized horses.

Davies operated a horse training and boarding center in Creswell, known as DeLeonardo Training Center on Camas Swale Road.