Broken Promises: Regalian

27 Dec


This is a missing Thoroughbred mare named Regalian. She is registered with the Jockey Club. Her tattoo number is C17345. Her former owner is desperately seeking any information about her. On February 11th, 2012, she was placed at a farm that claimed to be a foster farm for a reputable equine rescue. She retired from being a broodmare. It was understood that she would only leave with a signed adoption contract and be placed in a safe, new home. Unfortunately, all the information available now points in the opposite direction. Regalian and two other horses were offered for FREE on Craig’s List with no mention of any adoption contract.

From her posting on Net Posse a.k.a Stolen Horse International:

“Regalian – Chestnut TB Mare (tattoed) – was sent to an individual in Milton, Florida, with the understanding that mare would be in a satellite foster program under a rescue in Georgia. The owner had to reduce the herd due to health reasons, and this was one of the last horses that needed to be placed. It was understood that she would be adopted out with a contract under the GA Rescue, and so there was no reason to be concerned that the mare would be sold or sent to an unsuitable home. Stacy later learned the mare had not been re-homed where she had been told (to a lady in Bonifay, FL – now is told the person is possibly a horse trader) and that the GA Rescue had no knowledge of the horse being in its foster care. A witness has stated the individual in Florida offered her the mare at a price and without a contract, which clearly indicated the mare was being sold for personal profit and not being adopted as agreed. The individual in Milton has a documented history of questionable activity, and NetPosse has another pending report with this person in a similar situation.”

65173_373668602722578_1949068259_nThis mare was sent to a place where she was supposed to be available for adoption. She was at this farm in March 25th, 2012. By the time this photo was taken, she had dropped 75 pounds. It is alleged that the person who had Regalian offered to sell her to another individual for a set price. It is also alleged that this mare and other horses were later offered for free on Craig’s List. No adoption contract was mentioned in either case. This mare may have gone through an auction in Alabama. She may be in either Alabama or the Florida panhandle. Her whereabouts at this time are unknown. Regalian has a home waiting for her if she can be found. If she is in a safe home at this time, her former owner would be very relieved to have proof of her safety. If she was sent to slaughter, please let her former owner know that so she can grieve and then put this nightmare behind her.


“A reward is being offered for return of the mare and possible finder’s fee. If evidence is provided that the mare is in a suitable home, Stacy would consider leaving the mare where she is with an adoption contract as were her original intentions. Individual in Milton claims no financial gain was made from this mare’s transaction.” – Net Posse

Mary Johnson is offering $1,500 and Maggie Moss has added another $1,000 to the reward. That means a combined reward of $2,500 is being offered for the safe return of Regalian.


It would be very worthwhile for anyone with information to contact Stacy immediately.





Posted by on December 27, 2012 in equine welfare, horse, Thoroughbred


20 responses to “Broken Promises: Regalian

  1. Michael

    December 28, 2012 at 5:42 AM

    I pray for the return of your TB Mare. I accually operate a rescue in alabama as well. I hate seeing these things happen. It really puts bad publicity on the ones of us who enjoy and get alot of love and satisfaction out of helping these beautiful and loving animals.

    • myheartsezyes

      December 28, 2012 at 5:58 PM

      Michael thank you Please look out for her in your area:)

  2. Karen Lawver

    December 28, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    I hope and pray that you fond her.

    • myheartsezyes

      December 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

      karen thank you I really hope so..

  3. Sandee Force

    December 28, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    It would help to ID this horse if you gave the lip tattoo. There are a lot of sorrel TB mares out there.

    • bcare77

      December 28, 2012 at 9:48 AM

      I agree. If I had it, I would have included it.

    • myheartsezyes

      December 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

      C17345 Chestnut TB Mare

  4. Mary Johnson

    December 28, 2012 at 10:02 AM


    • bcare77

      December 28, 2012 at 10:04 AM

      Thanks, Mary! Just got it from Stacy too! Adding it to the post!

  5. Terri Russell

    December 28, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    I hope this horse is found but i have a bad feeling about this story .. Too many good horses go to slaughter. that so called rescue needs to be shut down.

    • bcare77

      December 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

      It needs to be shut down immediately. There are other horses missing that went to the same place.

      I am not naming the rescue or the individuals because no charges have been filed. Stacy can give you more details.

    • myheartsezyes

      December 28, 2012 at 6:01 PM

      It wasn’t a rescue she was posing as a foster for a Rescue …. at the time she had horses there for that rescue but she didn’t pay any bills on them but she used the Rescue’s name and that is were she commited Fraud by Deciet

  6. Margaret Weiss Buell

    December 28, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    I can’t imagine how heavily this weighs on your heart. You just want answers either good or bad. It is no different that a missing person with a cold case. I just hope you can find closure one way or the other and spread the word about this individual who double timed you so it does not happen to others

  7. Barbara Wood

    December 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Surely someone has information that would lead Stacy to learn the truth. We will never give up hope.

  8. cheryl Flanagan

    December 30, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    It was very wrong for the foster home to mislead Stacy. Stacy and I both wish we spoke before Regalian was gone. Stacy had total confidence in what she was being told. She had no reason to think otherwise. It is a heartbreaking situation for everyone involved, especially Regalian. I think she is out there somewhere. Not everyone is on the Internet. Put up a flyer at your local feed store You can get one from Netposse. Take one to your vet, any horse farms or horse shows. Someone knows but may not know her story.

    • Stacy Ferris

      December 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

      Thank you Cheryl I am glad I was able to at least expose her for who she is before she got you too

  9. Jenny St Pierre

    December 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    If I had any info it would be yours for free, the mare being found would be reward enough. I’m on the west coast though. I pray that you are successful in your quest and she is found safe.

  10. Terry Wells

    January 18, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    I am going to set to work on finding this horse for you…or at least identifying its last known where-a-bouts or her adopter. I do a lot of dog Rescue and have 5 horses,myself, that most are OTTR rescues, and though I do my work and fostering to adopt them out to great homes {the horses are lifetime keepers} I am taking time off from dog rescue right now just from a lack of funds to rescue, {IE: Pull fee’s, vetting, foster/board fee’s, transportation, etc}. Spring always changes things but in the meantime I am going to work on this case for you. I do have many rescue contacts in Florida as well as Animal control officers. People like the one who lost track of your horse or allowed it to leave her care under circumstances not previously agreed upon are not doing adoptions or fostering for the animals. They tend to come under scrutiny more often than they like so she should be in records or have a few open cases against her now that she has yet to deal with. Thats what I would bank on. I, of course, will let you know anything I might discover. In the meantime do think that your horse is alive and well. Florida horses are more often sold than they are given over for slaughter for little to nothing. SO…that fact is on your side. I hope that is the case here. it would be best she was sold….rather than she had been killed. Lets see if we can find out anything. All the best to you…. Terry Wells 570-418-1238} cell Text….or if need be…call.

  11. J Miller

    May 14, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    As a horse owner, when your horse has given you everything…riding for years, babies, countless good experiences, you OWE it a retirement. AT YOUR PLACE. You should have never sought a “rescue” or “foster” home for this mare. The owners owed the mare a place at her own home! It is a total shame what happened to this mare, but she should’ve never been there in the first place. If the owners have enough money to put up the reward, and they should’ve used it to feed the mare into her retirement. If you’re going to use a horse for your own financial gain, using her as a continual broodmare for example, then you owe it to her. The original owners are as much to blame as anyone.

    • bcare77

      May 14, 2014 at 10:45 PM

      The original owners aren’t the ones offering the reward. It’s the barn manager and others who work to rescue Thoroughbreds.


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