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11th Mar 2018

Miami nightclub shuts down after woman rides horse onto dance floor

Footage of the incident quickly went viral.

A nightclub in Miami Beach has been shut down after a video of a pair riding a horse into the middle of the crowded dancefloor was posted online.

The videos posted on multiple accounts showed two people riding a white horse onto the dancefloor before the horse grew aggravated and bucked them off.

When club-goers began leaving the venue in shock, the authorities were alerted and the club was quickly shut down.

The club’s owner swears he did not know of the incident and says the person responsible for the stunt has been disciplined.

“The marketing director, who arranged the stunt, that I was unaware of, is suspended without pay,” they told CBS4. “I am cooperating with the authorities.”

Miami Beach Police revealed in a statement that animal safety experts were immediately called to the scene, saying:

“Animal experts have located the horse that was at Mokai Club. The horse has been inspected and deemed to be healthy and safe.”

The videos sparked outrage online and resulted in a press conference with the city manager, who said:

“I was disgusted and offended that any legitimate businessperson would think this was an appropriate action to take. This activity was not permitted, and as soon as we became aware, I immediately instructed staff to act swiftly in remedying this situation.”