A video of the Austrian show jumper, Bernhard Maier has caused an uproar on social media.
The disturbing footage taken during the CSI1* in Wiener Neustadt, Germany shows the rider crashing the horse through most of the fences, and carrying on despite loud boos and whistles from the audience, until he was eliminated after two refusals. It has resulted in the Austrian Federation (OEPS) taking swift action in banning Maier from riding...
The final decision still has to be confirmed by other federations and national organisatons. “We’re putting all efforts on the job to call a halt to this type of riding.”
THE FINAL DECISION - update HERE