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The partner in the horse may have trouble getting the horse returned because the court in California may not have power over a horse in New Zealand. She could try filing a claim under New Zealand partnership law in a court here however, but would face further difficulties in that she would need to show the partnership agreem,ent required that the horse be returned to California. If she brings any court action you can counterclaim for the money she owes for looking after it. It would be difficult to read into the agreement any requirement to return it however
The most likely result may be to get you to pay out her share of the horse, and that may be the way forward. But cross border litigation is very expensive and difficult. You dont say if you have a written partnership agreement, and if you do that should have a dispute resolution clause about how to resolve partnerhip issues. Otherwise the New Zealand Partnership Act will apply
The partnership has a clear term that each party would pay their share of the costs, and she has breached that term. But without a term requiring return, and if this was intended to be permanent import, she cannot force you to return the horse. So she would likely need to file a claim in a New Zealand court, and for what? Most likely to get her share of the horse paid out, which would be the most likely result.