- Lord of the Rings movie news, photos, rumors, and more


The Nelson Mail
May 1, 2002

Court Throws Out Rings Abuse Claim
Staff Reporter

A Motueka horseman who had alleged mistreatment of his horses during production of the Lord of the Rings films has had his case thrown out by a disputes tribunal.

Pegasus Park Equestrian Adventure Tours owner-operator Rand Colgan had taken production company Three Foot Six to court, alleging mistreatment of his horses during filming near Twizel two years ago and the poaching of his staff.

Mr Colgan had been contracted to supply horses and riders for South Island filming locations.

The case was thrown out after a 90-minute hearing in the Nelson District Court earlier this week.

"I admit I had some of my facts wrong and I deserve to fall on my rubber sword," Mr Colgan said after the hearing.

Three Foot Six spokeswoman Claire Cooper said the company was pleased that the tribunal had recognised that Mr Colgan's allegations were unfounded.

"Throughout the filming of The Lord of the Rings, our production team took great pride in treating our extras, people and animals with the utmost care and respect. Our set was a happy one."

Go to: The Nelson Mail

Home :: Words :: People :: Images :: Links :: Forum

All content ©1998-2022 by the respective owners.
Not affiliated with the Tolkien Estate or New Line Cinema.
Adeptware :: Custom software development in Ruby on Rails, Java, and PHP