As a breeder, competitor and lawyer, Rebecca Pennington understands the wide range of issues that confront the participants in the equine industry. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and has has received formal training as a mediator by the American Arbitration Association. In addition to her law practice of 20 years, for 12 years Ms. Pennington taught law courses at the University of Houston Law Center and was Director of the Law Center's Trial Advocacy Institute for three years. She is a moderator for the Houston Bar Association's Moderated Settlement Conference program and also handles matters for the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association.


Rebecca is or has been active in many equestrian organizations, including, but not limited to:


  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo,
  • United States Equestrian Federation (formerly American Horse Shows Association),
  • United States Equestrian Team,
  • United States Dressage Federation,
  • American Hanoverian Association,
  • International Sporthorse Registry/Oldenburg North America,
  • American Knabstrupper Association,
  • Arabian Horse Association,
  • Appaloosa Horse Club,
  • South Central Sporthorse Breeders Association, and the
  • Texas Horse Council

Equine Litigation (federal & state court)

Auction Fraud;
Contract Claims/Fraud;
Fertility Insurance Disputes;
Intentional Torts;
Medication Rules Disputes;
Mortality Insurance Disputes;
Negligence Claims;
Sales Disputes;
Veterinary Malpractice;
and Other Equine Litigation Issues.

Administrative Hearings Before Equine Associations

Drug/Medication Charges;
Eligibility Issues;
Exclusion Issues;
Licensing Issues;
Riding Infractions;
and Other Administrative Hearing Issues.

Equine Partnerships/Limited Liability Companies

Broodmare Leases;
Foal Sharing Agreements;
Racing/Breeding Partnerships;
Limited Liability Companies;
Stallion Service Agreements;
and Other Co-ownership Investment Structures.

Equine Contracts Negotiations & Drafting

Boarding Arrangements;
Employment Contracts;
Foal Sharing Arrangements;
Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreements;
Purchase/Sale of Seasons;
Purchase/Sale of Shares;
Purchase and Sale Transactions (Racing Stock, Breeding Stock, Shares and Seasons);
Racing and Breeding Syndications;
Stallion Service Arrangements;
Training Agreements;
Veterinary Pre-Purchase Examinations;
and Other Equine Related Transactions.

Profit and Non-Profit Association Formation and Representation

Breed Associations;
Trade Associations;
Riding Organizations; and
Competition Organizations

General Corporate Matters

Joint Ventures;
Limited Liability Companies;
and Other Business Forms in the Equine Industry.


I have discovered that most calls I get require only a short consultation to give the client the important information they need to proceed. Many hesitate to contact me for this information for fear of getting a huge legal bill. WAIT NO MORE!

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Rebecca S. Matthews-Pennington
Attorney at Law
17302 Swansbury Dr.
Cypress, TX 77429
(281) 256-1992
Texas State Bar # 13212200

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1. I am licensed in the state of Texas and cannot give legal advice with regard to the laws of any other state.

2. While I welcome email inquiries in general, I cannot give legal advice by email to one is is not a current client.

3. Merely sending me an email DOES NOT create an attorney-client relationship. I must agree to represent you and weill will then enter into a written and signed contract for services.

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