Katherine Bloomquist practices law and focuses on the niche area of equine law. She was kind enough to answer some questions here on Equus Education about Bloomquist Law and in what way her work relates to horses!
Ms. Bloomquist is recognized as a leader in animal law and equine law. She is a frequent speaker at the National Equine Law Conference in Kentucky, the Equine Law Conference in California, and is regularly published on this subject.
What is it exactly that you do?
I am an equine lawyer. I handle matters and cases involving horses. On the corporate side I create entities for horse businesses and draft contracts such as releases, boarding, breeding, purchase and sale, etc. I also handle land use ( zoning and feedlot and Conditional use permits) as well as litigation involving horses!
In this field of work, is it possible to be a full time professional and earning a liveable income?
What are the general steps taken to be employed in such a role?
I completed 4 years of college and 3 years of law school. Thereafter I developed a focus in equine law!
Favourite horse memory?
Competing at Morven Park at a preliminary horse trial one star – long format!
I much enjoy how I continue to learn about the nuances of the differences of the various sport horses and the people in those different disciplines.
Best thing about your sport/profession?
Barn visits – being out of the office and at a horse farm to see my clients do their thing!
“His is a power enhanced by pride, a courage heightened by challenge. His is a swiftness intensified by strength, a majesty magnified by grace. His is a timeless beauty touched with gentleness, a spirit that calls our hearts to dream.” – Author Unknown