Case Law Index Agritourism
January 1, 1985 – January 4, 2020
This index provides a comprehensive though not necessarily exhaustive compilation of reported and unreported federal and state court decisions involving Agritourism that were decided between the dates listed above. The cases are listed in reverse chronological order. The “Text” link goes to the freely available Google Scholar text of the opinion. These listings are for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for legal counsel.
Zuckerman v. Coastal Camps, Inc., 716 F.Supp.2d 23, 2010 WL 2301145 (D. Me. 2010) (Maine Equine Activities Act) Text
Family Winemakers of Ca. v. Jenkins, 592 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2010) (wine statute violated the Commerce Clause) Text
Rivendell Winery, LLC v. Town of New Paltz, 725 F.Supp.2d 311, 2010 WL 2869763 (N.D. N.Y. 2010) (zoning issues for a winery) Text
Arnold’s Wines, Inc. v. Boyle, 571 F.3d 185 (2d Cir. 2009) (N.Y.’s alcohol scheme was permissible under the 21st Amendment) Text
DeShields v. International Resort Properties, Ltd., 463 Fed. Appx. 117 (2012).
Estate of Creek v. Mittal Steel USA, Inc., No. 06-701, 2008 WL 1752236 (W.D. Pa. April 14, 2008) (recreational use statute) Text
Vorhes v. Mittal Steel USA, Inc., No. 06-1130, 2008 WL 794460 (W.D. Pa. Mar. 24, 2008) (recreational use statute)
Western World Ins. Co. v. Wilkie, No. 5:06-CV-64-H (3), 2007 WL 3256947(E.D.N.C. Nov. 02, 2007) (insurance coverage)
U.S. Dept. of Labor v. North Carolina Growers Ass’n. 377 F.3d 345 (4th Cir. 2004) (Christmas tree farms and labor) Text
Siesta Vill. Mkt. LLC v. Steen, 595 F.3d 249 (5th Cir. 2010) (state limitation on out-of-state alcohol sales did not violate Commerce Clause) Text
M.J. Farms, Ltd. v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv., 593 F. Supp. 2d 907 (W.D. La. 2008) (baiting leased hunting areas) Text
Davis Mountains Trans-Pecos Heritage Ass’n. v. Federal Aviation Admin., 116 Fed.Appx. 3 (5th Cir. 2004) (eco-tourism, hunting leases, and takings)
Harlan v. Frazier, 635 F. Supp. 718 (W.D. La. 1986), aff’d, 811 F.2d 601 (5th Cir. 1987), aff’d, 811 F.2d 601 (5th Cir. 1987) (immunity of recreational land owner) Text
Gardner v. Simon, 445 F.Supp.2d 786 (W.D. Mich. 2006)
Cherry Hill Vineyards v. Lilly, 553 F.3d 423 (6th Cir. 2008) (state statute regulating small wineries violated Commerce Clause) Text
Lawson v. Dutch Heritage Farms, Inc., 502 F.Supp.2d 698 (N.D. Ohio 2007) (negligence) Text
Chao v. Double JJ Resort Ranch, 375 F.3d 393 (6th Cir. 2004) (dude ranches and regulations) Text
Christie v. Forecki, 404 F.Supp.3d 1206 (N.D. Ill. 2019).
Dilley v. Holiday Acres Properties, Inc., 905 F.3d 508 (2018).
Chapman v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, No. 1:06-cv-0848-JDT-TAB, 2007 WL 3334862(S.D. Ind. Nov. 08, 2007) (recreational use statute)
Schneider v. County of Will, State of Illinois, 190 F.Supp.2d 1082 (N.D.Ill. 2002) (Bed & Breakfast and zoning) Text
Ansick v. Hillenbrand Indus., Inc., 933 F. Supp. 773 (S.D. Ind. 1996) (guest’s action against owner of recreational farm) Text
Johnson v. American Leather Specialties Corp., 578 F.Supp.2d 1154 (2008).
Greika v. U.S., 281 Fed. Appx. 631, 2008 WL 2388897 (8th Cir. June 13, 2008) (recreational use statute)
Ellwood v. United States, No. 07-6225-TC, 2009 WL 3125480 (D. Or. Sept. 25, 2009) (recreational use statute)
U.S. v. Park, 536 F.3d 1058 (9th Cir. 2008) (violation of scenic easement) Text
Cleveland v. U.S., 546 F.Supp.2d 732 (N.D. Cal. 2008) (recreational use statute)
Spoklie v. Montana, 411 F.3d 1051 (9th Cir. 2005) (challenge to state ballot initiative that eliminated fee shooting of alternative livestock) Text
King v. CJM Country Stables, 315 F.Supp.2d 1061 (D. Haw. 2004) (Recreational Use statute) Text
Racine v. United States, 858 F.2d 506 (9th Cir. 1988) (holding that scenic easement did not preclude construction of dude ranch) Text
Sherer v. U.S. Forest Serv., 727 F.Supp.2d 1080 (D. Colo July 22, 2010) (fees for use of federal recreational forestland)
Carden v. Kelly, 175 F.Supp.2d 1318 (D. Wyo. 2001) (dude ranches and personal injury) Text
Carden v. Kelly, 175 F. Supp. 2d 1318 (D. Wyo. 2001) (horseback rider’s action for injuries) Text
Street. v. Darwin Ranch, Inc., 75 F. Supp. 2d 1296 (D. Wyo. 1999) (horse rider’s action against dude ranch operator) Text
Sulzen ex rel. Holton v. United States, 54 F. Supp. 2d 1212 (D. Utah 1999) (alleged failure to keep the area safe and failure to warn of a dangerous condition) Text
Cooperman v. David, 23 F. Supp. 2d 1315 (D. Wyo. 1998), aff’d, 214 F.3d 1162 (10th Cir. 2000) (“inherent risk” under state recreational safety act)
Shipman v. Boething Treeland Farms, Inc., 77 Cal. App. 4th 1424 (Cal. Ct. App. 2000) disapproved of by Klein v. United States, 235 P.3d 42 (Cal. 2010) (duty of due care to trespasser under recreational use statute) Text
Harrold v. Rolling J Ranch, 19 Cal. App. 4th 578 (Cal. Ct. App. 1993) (negligence action against resort and riding stable) Text
Galardi v. Seahorse Riding Club, 16 Cal. App. 4th 817 (Cal. Ct. App. 1993) (personal injury action against riding club) Text
Guido v. Koopman, 1 Cal. App. 4th 837 (Cal. Ct. App. 1991) (suit against horseback riding instructor for injuries) Text
County of Sonoma v. Rex, 231 Cal. App. 3d 1289 (Cal. Ct. App. 1991) (commercial bed and breakfast inn on agricultural land) Text
Charpentier v. Von Geldern, 191 Cal. App. 3d 101(Cal. Ct. App. 1987) (recreational trespasser’s action for injuries) Text
Baldwin v. C.I.R. 2002 WL 1377741 (T.C. 2002) (taxation for summer camp)
Estes v. Stepping Stone Farm, LLC, 160 So.3d 299. (Ala. Civ. App. 2014) (holding that the Equine Activities Liability Protection Act’s immunity exception regarding failure to determine rider’s ability did not apply).
Ford v. Bynum Livestock and Com’n Co., Inc., 674 So2d 600 (Ala. Civ. App. 1995) (holding that the landowner was not liabile when two horses injured an invitee on the Defendant’s farm).
Jones v. Sherrell, — So.3d —-, 2010 WL 2465468 (Ala. Civ. App. 2010) (dissolution of a partnership operating a pumpkin patch)
Alabama Dep’t of Revenue v. Nat’l Peanut Festival Ass’n, 11 So.3d 821 (Ala. Civ. App. 2008) (tax exemption for agricultural fair) Text
Lilya v. Greater Gulf State Fair, Inc., 855 So.2d 1049 (Ala. 2003) (liability of fair operator – duty to warn) Text
Roeder v. U.S., 432 S.W.3d 627, 2014 Ark. 156 (holding that malicious conduct under landowner immunity statute included conduct in reckless disregard of the consequences).
Delancy v. Arkansas, 151 S.W.3d 301 (Ark. 2004) (injunction requiring rancher to slaughter elk herd) Text
Pendergrass v. Diamond Bar & Circle K Horse Rentals, No. B219081, 2010 WL 3387541 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 30, 2010) (assumption of risk bars claim against stable by customer who was thrown from horse)
Levinson v. Owens, 98 Cal. Rptr.3d 779 (Cal. Ct. App. 2009) (no breach of duty in horse riding accident at ranch) Text
Vail Lake Rancho Cal., LLC v. Sundance Intern., LP, 2006 WL 1633858 (Cal. Ct. App. June 14, 2006) (recreational use easement)
Miller v. Weitzen, 133 Cal.App.4th 732 (Cal. Ct. App. 2005) (recreational use statute) Text
Bronco Wine Co. v. Jolly, 95 P.3d 422 (Cal. 2004) (liability for cider producers) Text
Cleveland National Forest Foundation v. County of San Diego, 37 Cal. App. 5th 1021 (2019) (holding that incidental residential development on agritourism destination subject to voluntary use restriction means naturally used with or functionally necessary to primary use).
Fleury v. Intrawest Winter Park Operations Corp., 411 P.3d 81 (Colo. Ct. App. 2014) (avalanche that killed skier was inherent danger or risk of skiing under Ski Safety Act).
Clyncke v. Waneka, 157 P.3d 1072 (Colo. 2007) (limiting liability by statute for equine related injuries).
Culver v. Samuels, 37 P.3d 535 (Colo. Ct. App. 2001) (holding that the horse owner was protected from. Liability by equine activity immunity statute).
Clyncke v. Waneka, 157 P.3d 1072 (Colo. 2007) (limiting liability by statute for equine related injuries) Text
Heil Valley Ranch, Inc. v. Simkin, 784 P.2d 781 (Colo. 1989) (horseback rider’s action to recover damages against ranch) Text
Simkin v. Heil Valley Ranch, Inc., 765 P.2d 582 (Colo. Ct. App. 1988), rev’d, 784 P.2d 781 (Colo. 1989) (release agreement does not preclude suit against ranch) Text
Hills v. Middletown Zoning. Bd. of Appeals, 2010 WL 625807 (holding that operation of a rodeo in an R-60 residential zone was not a permitted agricultural use of the property under the zoning code).
Reilly v. Leasure, No. FSTCV085009675S, 2010 WL 4611891 (Conn. Oct. 22, 2010) (negligence action after horse kick)
Alexson v. White Mem’l Found., Inc., No. CV075002299, 2008 WL 803423 (Conn. Super. Ct. Mar. 05, 2008) (recreational use statute)
Gresczyk v. Landis, 2006 WL 1644545 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2006) (golf courses and Agritourism)
Zanette v. Planning & Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 2006 WL 3316770 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2006) (farm stands and zoning)
Abrams v. Jones, 2005 WL 1331232 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2005) (liability for apple cider)
Messina v. Fifty Acres, LLC, 2004 WL 945058 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2004) (farm stands and zoning)
Mitchell v. Newton Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 314 94 56, 1994 WL 668123 (Conn. Super. Ct. Nov. 22, 1994) (cease and desist order precluding roadside selling of farm produce is invalid)
Gadd v. Warwick, 792 S.E.2d 773 (Ga. Ct. App. 2016) (holding that injuries from Equine or Llama Activities Act’s exception to immunity did not apply in camp counselor’s action against lessor who leased horses to camp).
Mays v. Valley View Ranch, Inc., 730 S.E.2d 592 (Ga. Ct. App. 2012) (holding that equestrian camp was immune from negligence claims brought on 14 year old girl’s behalf for injuries to her foot caused by falling).
Georgia Power Co. v. Jones, 626 S.E.2d 554 (Ga. Ct. App. 2006) (Bed & Breakfast and condemnation) Text
Bridges Farm, Inc. v. Blue, 472 S.E.2d 465 (Ga. Ct. App. 1996), aff’d in part, rev’d in part sub nom. Bridges Farms, Inc. v. Blue, 480 S.E.2d 598 (Ga. 1997), vacated, 488 S.E.2d 130 (Ga. Ct. App. 1997) (farm visitor’s action for injuries against farm owner) Text
Smoky, Inc. v. McCray, 396 S.E.2d 794 (Ga. Ct. App. 1990) (negligence action against ranch) Text
Courbat v. Dahana Ranch, Inc., 141 P.3d 427 (Haw. 2006) (holding that presence or absence of unfair trade practices was for trier of fact in action by injured. Horseback rider against ranch).
Thompson v. Kyo-Ya Co., Ltd., 2006 WL 3232163 (holding that immunity from Recreational Use statute applied to scuba instructor’s negligence claim against hotel).
Pono v. Molokai Ranch, Ltd., 194 P.3d 1126 (Haw. Ct. App. 2008) (ranch’s campgrounds in violation of county zoning ordinance) Text
Courbat v. Dahana Ranch, Inc., 141 P.3d 427 (Haw. 2006) (waiver) Text
Geiger v. Hawai’i County Planning Com’n, 125 P.3d 1060 (Table) (Haw. 2005) (zoning for agritourism)
In re Waiola O Molokai, Inc., 83 P.3d 664 (Haw. 2004) (water rights for a “working ranch”) Text
Rammell v. Idaho Dep’t of Agric., 210 P.3d 523 (Idaho 2009) (validity of regulations imposing fees on domestic cervidae) Text
Perkinson v. Courson, 97 N.E.3d 574 (Ill. App. 2018) (holding that the Missouri Equine statute applied).
Smith v. Lane, 832 N.E.2d 947 (Ill. App. Ct. 2005) (limiting liability by statute for equine related injuries) Text
Kush v. Wentworth, 790 N.E.2d 912 (Ill. App. Ct. 2003) (The Animal Control Act and personal injury) Text
Phillips v. Cmty. Ctr. Found. & Children’s Farm, 606 N.E.2d 447 (Ill. App. Ct. 1992) (personal injury action against owner of educational farm) Text
Lane v. Titchenel, 562 N.E.2d 1194 (Ill. App. Ct. 1990 (defining recreational purposes; landowner’s immunity) Text
Mitchell v. Waddell, 544 N.E.2d 1261 (Ill. App. Ct. 1989) (recreational user’s action to recover for injuries) Text
Knor v. Madison County, 502 N.E.2d 1063 (Ill. App. Ct. 1986) (dispute over permit to establish gun club in agricultural district) Text
Einhorn v. Johnson, 996 N.E.2d 823 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013) (holding that the equine activity sponsors had immunity from. Negligence suit pursuant to equine activity statute).
Perry v. Whitley County 4-H Clubs, Inc., 931 N.E.2d 933 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010) (holding that the Club had immunity under the Equine Activity Statute as risk of being kicked by a horse. Was inherent in the activity).
Westfield Companies v. Knapp, 804 N.E.2d 1270 (Ind. Ct. App. 2004) (farm stands and insurance) Text
Forrest v. Gilley, 570 N.E.2d 934 (Ind. Ct. App. 1991) (personal injury suit against horse owner) Text
Sallee v. Stewart, 826 N.W.2d 128 (Iowa, 2013) (holding that farm owners were not entitled to recreational use immunity with respect to school chaperone’s negligence claim).
Meduna v. City of Crescent, No. 07-1919, 2008 WL 5234316 (Iowa Ct. App. Dec. 17, 2008) (bed and breakfast did not violate city zoning ordinance) Text
Corbet v. Bd. of Shawnee County Comm’rs, 783 P.2d 1310 (Kan. Ct. App. 1989) (hunting preserve on property zoned agricultural) Text
Moore v. Stills, 307 S.W.3d 71 (Ky. 2010) (recreational use statute barred adverse possession claim) Text
Kentucky v. Looper, 294 S.W.3d 39 (Ky. Ct. App. 2009) (violation of state law preventing importation of Cervidae animal family) Text
Greater Harrodsburg/Mercer County Planning & Zoning Com’n v. Romero, 250 S.W.3d 355 (Ky. Ct. App. 2008) (Zoning – Bed & Breakfast) Text
Mason v. Berea Independent School Dist. Finance Corp., No. 2006-CA-002061-MR, 2007 WL 2998510 (Ky. Ct. App. Oct.12, 2007) (recreational use statute – protection of adjacent land owner) Text
Baker v. McIntosh, 132 S.W.3d 230, (2004) (animal liability) Text
Keogh v. Woodford County Bd. of Adjustments, 243 S.W.3d 369 (Ky. Ct. App. 2007) (zoning for bed and breakfast) Text
Coursey v. Westvaco Corp., 790 S.W.2d 229 (Ky. 1990) (application of the recreational use statute) Text
Larson v. XYZ Ins. Co., 192 So.3d 181 (La. Ct. App. 2016) (holding that visitor of equestrian facility, who was bitten while feeding treats to a horse, was not a “participant” under the equine immunity statute).
Reid v. Sweetwater Campground, Ranch & Stables, No. 2010 CA 0502, 2010 WL 4273092 (La. Ct. App. Oct. 29, 2010) (tort immunity as a “farm animal activity sponsor”) Text
Everett v. State Farm & Cas. Ins. Co., 37 So.3d 456 (La. Ct. App. 2010) (injury sustained while riding horse by agritourist) Text
Everett v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., 37 So.3d 456, 2010 WL 1170202 (La. Ct. App. 2010) (damages from horseback riding accident) Text
Luther v. Turner, 901 So.2d 1217 (La. Ct. App. 2005) (hunting lease) Text
LeBlanc v. Hayes, 827 So.2d 611 (La. Ct. App. 2002) (Recreational Use statutes) Text
Cooper v. Cooper, 786 So.2d 240 (La. Ct. App. 2001) (Recreational Use statutes) Text
Johnson v. City of Morgan City, 787 So. 2d 326 (La. Ct. App. 2000) (immunity under recreational use statutes) Text
Reed v. Employers Mut. Cas. Co., 741 So. 2d 1285 (La. Ct. App. 1999) (hunting club officer’s immunity under Recreational Use Statutes) Text
Florice v. Brown, 679 So. 2d 501 (La. Ct. App. 1996) (injuries in horseback riding accident) Text
Ward v. Hermitage Ins. Co., 671 So. 2d 1229 (La. Ct. App. 1996) (suit against hunting club) Text
Dear v. Crosby Chemicals, Inc., 670 So. 2d 775 (La. Ct. App. 1996) (landowner’s protection under recreational use statutes) Text
Matherne v. Cheramie, 664 So. 2d 130 (La. Ct. App. 1995) (immunity under recreational use statute) Text
Lewis v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 654 So. 2d 883 (La. Ct. App. 1995) (action against fishing camp’s owner) Text
Johnson v. Lloyd’s of London, 653 So. 2d 226 (La. Ct. App. 1995) (hunting club was “owner” rather that user) Text
Dartez v. W. World Ins. Co., Inc., 569 So. 2d 1089 (La. Ct. App. 1990), writ denied sub nom., 572 So. 2d 96 (La. 1991) (action against hunting club) Text
Pahanish v. W. Trails, Inc., 517 A.2d 1122 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 1986) (negligence action against owner of riding stable) Text
Wright v. Patriakeas, No. 298839, 2010 WL 3385565 (Mass. Land. Ct. Aug. 27, 2010) (pony-riding business was considered agricultural use and was thus exempted from obtaining special permit)
Town of Uxbridge ex rel. Girouard v. Vecchione, 21 Mass.L.Rptr. 307, (Mass. Super. Ct. 2006) (farm stands and zoning)
DiGiovanni v. Gulberg, 2005 WL 1593608 (Mass. Land Ct. 2005) (farm stands and zoning)
Volandre v. Opdyke, 2005 WL 2095727 (Mass. Land Ct. 2005) (riding school and zoning)
Bateman v. Board of Appeals of Georgetown, 775 N.E.2d 1276 (Mass. App. Ct. 2002) (riding academy and zoning) Text
Powers v. Mukpo, 97-4891, 1999 WL 818062 (Mass. Super. Ct. Sept. 27, 1999) (personal injuries action by horseback rider)
Town of Natick v. Modern Cont’l Const., CIV.A. 96-03843-J, 1998 WL 517698 (Mass. Super. Ct. Mar. 27, 1998) (alleged violation of zoning requirements by operating a restaurant on farm premises)
Milan Twp. v. Jaworski, No. 2404442003, WL 22872141 (Mich. Ct. App. Dec. 4, 2003) (hunting preserve is a farming operation)
Village of Rothbury v. Double JJ Resort Ranch, Inc., 2004 WL 1837835 (Mich. Ct. App. 2004) (zoning)
Ellsworth v. Highland Lakes Dev. Associates, 498 N.W.2d 5 (Mich. Ct. App. 1993) (landowner’s immunity under recreational land use statute) Text
Witbeck v. Bill Cody’s Ranch Inn, 411 N.W.2d 439 (Mich. 1987) (personal injury action against dude ranch) Text
Fredlund v. Eureka Tp. Bd. of Superiors, 2015 WL 1880218 (holding that keeping exotic animals on a farm for fur farming dos not violate an ordinance prohibiting township residents from keeping such animals).
Hanson v. N. J&B Enters., Inc., No. A08-0413, 2009 WL 234104 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 3, 2009) (waiver of liability with horse rental)
Lentz v. Zerebko, No. WC08-187, 2008 WL 5423934 (Minn. Workers’ Comp. Ct. App. Dec. 9, 2008) (death of petting zoo worker)
Razink v. Krutzig, 746 N.W.2d 644 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008) (recreational use statute) Text
Wickoren v. Ranch, C9-92-2528, 1993 WL 173862 (Minn. Ct. App. May 25, 1993) (horseback rider’s action against ranch)
Johnson Bros. Wholesale Liquor Co. v. Comm’r of Revenue, 402 N.W.2d 791 (Minn. 1987) (constitutionality of state wine excise tax) Text
Foster v. St. Louis County, 239 S.W.3d 599 (Mo. 2007) (recreational use statute) Text
State ex rel. Young v. Wood, 254 S.W.3d 871 (Mo. June 10, 2008) (recreational use statute – hunting) Text
Buhmann v. Montana, 201 P.3d 70 (Mont. 2008) (takings claim; prohibition on fee shooting at alternative livestock game farms) Text
Kafka v. Mont. Dep’t of Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, 201 P.3d 8 (Mont. 2008) (takings claim; prohibition on game farms for fees to shoot alternative animals) Text
McDermott v. Carie, LLC, 124 P.3d 168 (Mont. 2005) (dude ranch and personal injury) Text
Weitz v. Montana Dep’t. of Natural Res. & Conservation, 943 P.2d 990 (Mont. 1997) (alleged violation of Recreational Use Act) Text
Dykes v. Scotts Bluff County Agr. Soc., Inc., 617 N.W.2d 817 (Neb. 2000) (holding that viewing livestock at county fair is not “recreational purpose”) Text
Brown v. Wilson, 567 N.W.2d 124 (Neb. 1997) (application of state recreation liability act) Text
Holden By & Through Holden v. Schwer, 495 N.W.2d 269 (Neb. 1993) (landowner’s protection under recreation liability act) Text
Kaiser v. W. R/C Flyers, Inc., 477 N.W.2d 557 (Neb. 1991) (nuisance action against model airplane club) Text
Forster v. Town of Henniker, 118 A.3d 1016 (N.H. 2015) (holding that weddings and receptions were not an “accessory use” of Christmas tree farm, and thus were prohibited).
Carter v. Concord General Mut. Ins. Co., 924 A.2d 411 (N.H. 2007) (hayrides and personal injury) Text
Tausanovitch v. Town of Lyme, 722 A.2d 914 (N.H. 1998) (construction of bed and breakfast in rural zoning district) Text
Wright v. Loon Mountain Recreation Corp., 663 A.2d 1340 (N.H. 1995) (rider’s action for injuries against equestrian center) Text
Hubner v. Spring Valley Equestrian Ctr., 1 A.3d 618 (N.J. 2010) (injuries sustained by customer of equestrian facility were cause by inherent risk) Text
Lackland and Lackland v. Readington Tp., 2005 WL 3074714 (N.J. Super. Ct. Law Div. 2005) (agriculture zoning)
Rivendell Winery, LLC v. Donovan, 74 A.D.3d 1594 (N.Y. App. Div. 2010) (winery did not fit under the definition of agriculture) Text
Morales v. Coram Materials Corp., 853 N.Y.S.2d 611 (N.Y. App. Div. 2 2008) (recreational use statute) Text
Finnocchiaro v. Napolitano, 52 A.D.3d 463 (N.Y. App. Div. 2 June 03, 2008) (recreational use statute) Text
Jones v. Lei-Ti Too, LLC, 846 N.Y.S.2d 826 (N.Y. App. Div. 4 2007) (recreational use statute) Text
Twomey v. Rosenthal. 52 A.D.3d 693 (N.Y. App. Div. 2 June 17, 2008) (recreational use) Text
Olson v. Brunner, 261 A.D.2d 922 (N.Y. App. Div. 1999) (wrongful death action against landowner by survivors of hunter) Text
Irish v. Deep Hollow Ltd., 251 A.D.2d 293 (N.Y. App. Div. 1998) (horseback rider’s action against ranch) Text
Filson v. Cold River Trail Rides Inc., 242 A.D.2d 775 (N.Y. App. Div. 1997) (action against wilderness horseback riding excursion) Text
Sauberan v. Ohl, 239 A.D.2d 891 (N.Y. App. Div. 1997) (action for injuries sustained in hunting accident) Text
Rzeczkowski v. Kowalczik, 237 A.D.2d 342 (N.Y. App. Div. 1997) (dispute over immunity under recreational use statute) Text
Elbert v. J.F.V. Enter. Co., 234 A.D.2d 413 (N.Y. App. Div. 1996) (denying horseback rider’s action to recover for personal injuries) Text
Gough by Rousseau v. County of Dutchess, 638 N.Y.S.2d 290 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1996) (duty to keep premises safe for hiking) Text
Town of Southampton v. Equus Associates, Ltd., 615 N.Y.S.2d 714 (N.Y. App. Div. 1994) (holding that raising, training and selling polo ponies constitutes “agricultural production”) Text
Morrelli v. Giordano, 206 A.D.2d 464 (N.Y. App. Div. 1994) (denying personal injury claim against owner of corral) Text
Reid by Reid v. Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., 189 A.D.2d 954 (N.Y. App. Div. 1993) (farm owner’s immunity) Text
Testani v. Northshore Equestrian Ctr., Inc., 595 N.Y.S.2d 653 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1992) (denying landowners protection under recreational use statute) Text
Town of Sullivan v. Strauss, 567 N.Y.S.2d 921 (N.Y. App. Div. 1991) (holding that commercial field hunting is not a permitted agricultural use) Text
DiMaria v. Coordinated Ranches, Inc., 138 A.D.2d 445 (N.Y. App. Div. 1988) (action for personal injuries against dude ranch) Text
Klump v. Bowman, 117 A.D.2d 857 (N.Y. App. Div. 1986) (personal injury action against owner of “pick your own” apple farm) Text
Morell v. Peekskill Ranch, Inc., 476 N.E.2d 645 (N.Y. 1985) (personal injury action against dude ranch) Text
Cornett v. Red Stone Group, Inc, 41 N.E.3d 155 (Ohio Ct. App. 2015) (holding that Plaintiff responsible for care of horses was an equine-activity participant and engaged in equine activity within meaning of immunity statute).
Graham v. Shamrock Stables, 19 N.E.3d 578. (Ohio Ct. App. 2014) (holding that pursuant too equine activities immunity statute, stable owner was not labile for damages for horse rider’s injuries).
Smith v. Landfair, 984 N.E.2d 1016 (Ohio 2012) (holding that stable owner’s daughter, voluntarily standing in a location where equine activities were taking place, was a spectator under equine activities immunity statute).
Terry v. Sperry, No. 08-MA-227, 2010 WL 1178065 (Ohio Ct. App. Mar. 23, 2010) (winery not exempt from zoning regulations) Text
Brennan v. Schappacher, No. CA2008-09-231, 2009 WL 501639, 2009 -Ohio- 927 (Ohio Ct. App. Mar. 2, 2009) (injuries sustained during hayride; assumption of risk; negligent assumption of risk) Text
Merino v. Salem Hunting Club, No. 07 CO 16, 2008 WL 5124549 (Ohio Ct. App. Dec. 4, 2008) (damages from hunting club) Text
Konesky v. Wood Cty. Agricultural Soc., 844 N.E.2d 408 (Ohio Ct. App. 2005) (assumption of risk) Text
Kayatin v. Petro, 2007 WL 209988 (Ohio Ct. App. 2007) (nature trails) Text
Burya v. Lake Metroparks Bd. of Park Comm’rs, 2006 WL 2798294 (Ohio Ct. App. 2006) (hayrides and personal injury) Text
McGuire v. Jewett, 2005-Ohio-4214, 2005 WL 1940368 (Ohio Ct. App. 2005) (horse-drawn buggy rides and personal injury) Text
Swartzentruber v. Wee-K Corp., 690 N.E.2d 941 (Ohio Ct. App. 1997) (horseback rider’s action for injuries against stable) Text
Columbia Twp. Bd. of Zoning Appeals v. Otis, 663 N.E.2d 377 (Ohio Ct. App. 1995) (haunted hayrides is not an agricultural use of land)
Tanker v. N. Crest Equestrian Ctr., 621 N.E.2d 589 (Ohio Ct. App. 1993) (“release” agreement and liability for horseback rider’s injuries) Text
Coleman v. Or. Parks & Recreation Dep’t ex rel. Oregon, 217 P.3d 651 (Or. 2009) (recreational use statute) Text
Utsey v. Coos County, 32 P.3d 933 (Or. Ct. App. 2001) (Recreational Use statutes and zoning) Text
Craven v. Jackson County, 779 P.2d 1011 (Or. 1989) (winery activity in exclusive farm use zone) Text
Ligonier Township v. Nied, 161 A.3d 1039 (Pa. 2017) (holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in finding property owners in contempt based on their violations of consent order settling zoning dispute).
Schaal v. Unemployment Compensation Bd. of Review, 870 A.2d 952 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2005) (agricultural labor and unemployment) Text
Middletown Tp. v. Lands of Stone, 882 A.2d 1066 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2005) (Open Spaces Land Act and eminent domain) Text
Header v. Schuylkill County Zoning Hearing Bd., 841 A.2d 641 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2004) (agricultural zoning and water) Text
Huff v. Exeter Tp., 2004 WL 3199568 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. 2004) (recreational zoning)
Wing Pointe Corp. v. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Bd., 2002 WL 31899890 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. 2002) (liquor licenses and resorts)
Hydrusko v. County of Monroe, 699 A.2d 828 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1997) (revocation of preferential status of land due to bed and breakfast inn)
In re Appeal of Gunser, 22 Pa. D. & C.4th 193 (Pa. Com. Pl. 1994), aff’d sub nom., Bd. of Sup’rs of Upper Makefield v. Gunser, 677 A.2d 905 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1996) (holding that prohibition of entertainment on haunted hayrides farm was improper) Text
AJG Holdings, LLC v. Dunn, 674 S.E.2d 505 (S.C. Ct. App. 2009) (restrictive covenants that did not allow running of bed and breakfast) Text
Reis v. Miller, 550 N.W.2d 78 (S.D. 1996) (challenging the constitutionality of statute allowing hunting, fishing and trapping on easements) Text
Shore v. Maple Lane Farms, LLC, 411 S.W.3d 405 (Tenn. 2013) (holding that amplified outdoor music concerts were not connected to production of farm products or nursery).
Green v. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 2018 WL. 6015982 (holding that nothing in the Tennessee agritourism statute precludes the allocation of fault to a nonparty agritourism professional in a negligence action).
Keith v. Maury County. Board of Zoning Appeals, 2019 WL 3946171 (holding that landowners were protected by the Tennessee agritourism statute to host off-road events on their property).
Smith v. Phillips, No. M2009-00104-COA-R3-CV, 2010 WL 1221436 (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 29, 2010) (horse owner not entitled to immunity under equine activities law)
Hannan v. Alltel Publ’g Co., 270 S.W.3d 1 (Tenn. 2008) (failure to print telephone ad for bed and breakfast) Text
Mathews v. State, 2005 WL 3479318 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2005) (limited liability and recreational use statutes)
Friedli v. Kerr, 2001 WL 177184 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2001) (limiting liability by statute for equine related injuries)
Rodriguez v. Waak, 562 S.W.3d 570 (Tex. App. 2018) (holding that hired ranch hand was not a “participant” in farm animal activity as contemplated by the Fam Animal Activities Act).
Gamble v. Peyton, 182 S.W.3d 1 (Tex. App. 2005) (holding that horse’s violent reaction too being stung by fire ants inside an outdoor riding pen was an inherent risk of horseback riding).
Young v. McKim, 373 S.W.3d 776. (Tex. App. 2012) (holding that horse owner’s failure to inform caretaker that horse was a rescue horse was not willful or wanton disregard for caretaker’s safety).
Little v. Needham, 236 S.W.3d 328 (Tex. 2007) (holding that horseback rider’s injuries arose from dangers inherent to equine activity, precluding action against stable owners).
Lee v. Loftin, 277 S.W.3d 519 (Tex. App. 2009) (equine activities statute) Text
Kirwan v. City of Waco, 249 S.W.3d 544 (Tex. App. 2008) (recreational use statute) Text
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority v. Pitonyak, 84 S.W.3d 326 (Tex. App. 2002) (Recreational Use statutes and navigable waters) Text
McMillan v. Parker, 910 S.W.2d 616 (Tex. App. 1995) (state recreational use statute does not apply to social guest) Text
Penunuri v. Sundance Partners, Ltd., 257 P.3d 1049 (Utah 2011) (holding that Utah’s Equine statute did not bar pre-injury releases).
Perrine v. Kennecott Min. Corp., 911 P.2d 1290 (Utah 1996) (denying protection to landlord; defining “public”) Text
Follo v. Florindo, 970 A.2d 1230 (Vt. 2009) (fraud and violations of consumer fraud act related to sale of bed and breakfast) Text
In re Scheiber, 724 A.2d 475 (Vt. 1998) (shooting range on residential and agricultural district property) Text
Heublein, Inc. v. Dep’t of Alcoholic Beverage Control of Com. of Va., 376 S.E.2d 77 (Va. 1989) (exemption of in-state farm wineries violated commerce clause) Text
Helen v. Hellen, 831. N.W.2d 430 (Wis. Ct. App. 2013) (holding that daughter in law provided to mother in law under exception to equine immunity, that the horse stepped on her foot).
Meyer v. Town of Milton, 268 Wis.2d 844 (Wis. Ct. App. 2003) (Agritourism and zoning)
Doane v. Helenville Mut. Ins. Co., 575 N.W.2d 734 (Wis. Ct. App. 1998) (portable ice fishing shanty is not “property” for purposes of recreational immunity law) Text
Johnson v. Nat’l Fire Ins. Co. of Hartford, 562 N.W.2d 927 (Wis. Ct. App. 1997)(defining “owner” under recreational immunity law)
Slough Creek Properties v. Columbia County, 552 N.W.2d 897 (Wis. Ct. App. 1996) (violation of zoning ordinance by keeping camper trailers and motor home on property zoned as agricultural)
Sievert v. Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co., 528 N.W.2d 413 (Wis. 1995) (walking on dock to greet neighbor is not “recreational activity”) Text
County of Adams v. Romeo, 510 N.W.2d 693 (Wis. Ct. App. 1993), aff’d in part and rev’d in part, 528 N.W.2d 418 (Wis. 1995) (“fish-for-a-fee” business is not “agricultural” use of property) Text
Lee v. Elk Rod & Gun Club, Inc., 473 N.W.2d 581 (Wis. Ct. App. 1991) (personal injury action against hunting and fishing club) Text
Hall v. Turtle Lake Lions Club, 431 N.W.2d 696 (Wis. Ct. App. 1988) (injuries sustained during agricultural fair; definition of “owner”) Text
Lozier v. Blattland Investments, LLC, 100 P.3d 380 (Wyo. 2004) (sale of land while retaining fishing rights) Text
Rehnberg v. Hirshberg, 64 P.3d 115 (Wyo. 2003) (sale of land while retaining fishing rights) Text
Markstein v. Countryside I, L.L.C, 77 P.3d 389 (Wyo. 2003) (sale of land while retaining fishing rights) Text
Halpern v. Wheeldon, 890 P.2d 562 (Wyo. 1995) (liability under recreation safety act) Text
County of Adams v. Romeo, 510 N.W.2d 693 (Wis. Ct. App. 1993), aff’d in part and rev’d in part, 528 N.W.2d 418 (Wis. 1995) (“fish-for-a-fee” business is not “agricultural” use of property)