A modern pentathlon trainer from Germany who collided with a horse at the Olympics was ordered on Monday to undergo animal welfare training before she could again work in major competitions.eures.
Television footage from the Olympics last month showed Kim Raisner leaning over a fence to punch Saint Boy, who refused to jump fences during the 'show jumping event.
Raisner was coaching German athlete Annika Schleu, who lost her chance to win a gold medal when the horse, which was randomly awarded to her, refused to cooperate.
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Raisner was suspended from the rest of the Olympics before her case is heard by a disciplinary panel. The Modern Pent International athleton Union said the panel issued a formal reprimand and said she should complete the training "as soon as possible and prior to her participation in any competition sanctioned by the Union. 'UIPM. "
" Hitting the horse, Saint Boy, and encouraging his athlete to do the same, for whatever reason, shocked this panel and made it the world ", said the UIPM panel. If she breaks animal welfare rules again, Raisner could lose her coaching qualifications.
Schleu wascleared of "excessive use of the whip and spurs and no action will be taken ", the panel said. Raisner had been heard urging Schleu, who was visibly in distress, to whip Saint Boy harder as the German cavalier's medal chances wore off.
Schleu later said she made the move. 'the subject of a large number of insulting comments on social media.
The incident at the Olympics prompted German authorities to suggest a change in the rules that require athletes to quickly bond with horses they have never met before. Schleu was the second rider on Saint Boy in this round after also refusing to jump for a Russian competitor.