Saturday 24 March 2018

Horse leaves nightclub owner with a long face

Rob Crilly in New York

A nightclub in Miami has had its licence revoked after a woman in a bikini rode a horse on to the dance floor.

The impact was rather different from the famous moment in Seventies pop culture when Bianca Jagger was pictured astride a white horse in New York's Studio 54 nightclub.

This time horrified witnesses screamed as the animal appeared to stumble and buck, throwing off the rider. A handler attempted to help the distressed animal back to its feet.

A video of the incident was shared widely, provoking immediate condemnation and demands that the Mokai Lounge be closed.

The episode is now being investigated for possible animal cruelty and endangering public safety.

City authorities immediately revoked the club's licence after the incident, which happened in the early hours of Thursday morning. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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