A settlement has been reached in the civil lawsuit dressage rider Alice Tarjan brought against trainer Caroline Roffman regarding the sale of Fabrege MF, and the case will be dismissed.
Dressage-News.com reported the details of the settlement were not available, as both parties signed non-disclosure agreements. Tarjan and Roffman confirmed to the Chronicle that they could not comment on the case.
The suit was filed in October 2017 when Tarjan alleged that Roffman, via her business Lionshare Dressage LLC, misrepresented both the price and buyer for Fabrege MF. Tarjan brought five counts against Roffman, including breach of contract and violation of Florida’s unfair and deceptive trade practices, and she sought upwards of $500,000 in damages.
Bethany Peslar, a U.S. rider Tarjan alleged was the real buyer of Fabrege MF, and Endel Ots, Roffman’s former business partner, were scheduled to give depositions to Tarjan’s lawyer in February but did not complete this action before the case was settled.