Rider Banned After Terrible Show Jumping Ride

Bernhard Maier, a show jumping rider had a not so flattering jumping round during the CSI1* in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The round resulted in the Austrian Federation (OEPS) stepping in. The Federation has stated the actions of their national rider are ‘a disgrace for the sport”, in an official release. Watch the round below.

The federation has banned the rider. The final decision still must be approved by other organizations. “We’re putting all efforts on the job to call a halt to this type of riding.”

Source: equnews.com.  Do you think this rider deserved to be banned?  Share this on Facebook if you support the Federation’s decision!