Schelstraete Equine Lawyers (EUAEL Alliance Partner) wins case Matthijs Maat

The Court Central Netherlands (Utrecht) vindicated Matthijs Maat from Stud Geerestein in the lawsuit between him and his former partner Aletta Swanborn. Maat was assisted by Schelstraete Equine Lawyers (EUAEL Alliance Partner). Swanborn is forced to pay € 300.000, – in advance as indemnification after the misappropriation and sale of the dressage horses U-Caro (by Welt Hit II) and Rosentolz (by Rotspon). Swanborn must withdraw all seizures that are lying on the possessions of Maat. By default, the Court imposed a penalty payment of € 10.000, – per day.

After ending the relationship, Swanborn sold both horses to third parties. The court considers it likely that both horses together are at least worth € 400.000,– and that these horses belong to Maat. For this Swanborn is now convicted to pay an advance payment of € 300 000,–, pending the final determination.

Decision Court of Utrecht, February 19th 2014

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