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A Teenager Was Thrown From Her Horse After Owner Refused To Call Out Of Control Dog

On Monday the 7th January 2019, a teenage girl was out hacking when an out of control dog chased her horse into the sea.

The 17-year-old rider was riding in Devon on the Monday afternoon when she was chased by a dog for around 15 minutes on Exmouth beach.

Devon and Cornwall Police officers say the dog was one of two and thought to be a Hungarian Vizsla who had run from its owner.  


The spokesman said: “The dog made off from its owner and chased a horse and young female rider along the beach causing the horse to throw the rider and then chasing the horse into the sea, the rider shouted for the dog owner to call his dog away from the horse. He replied ‘no’ ignoring the rider and carried on walking.”

The incident took place at around 3 pm and there were a number of witnesses who ran to the riders aid.

Luckily the rider didn’t sustain any serious injuries, but some bruising to the hip. Devon and Cornwall Police are now appealing for information and video footage of the incident. They are keen to find the man who was responsible for the dog and would like to talk to him regarding the incident.

He has been described as a white male between 60 and 65 years old, wearing a green waxed jacket, corduroy trousers and a checked flat cap.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact by email: [email protected], or to call Crimestoppers on 0800555111 and quoting the reference number CR/2334/19.