Horseback Riding Student Injured
A thirteen-year-old horseback riding student’s injuries were allegedly caused by a Florida equine professional’s negligence involving alcohol, according to a lawsuit. Horse trainer and riding instructor Gina Warren of GT Stables in Plantation Acres is named as the sole defendant.
In late July, Warren drove four of her riding students to Tree Tops Park in Broward County for a horse ride. Warren allegedly consumed alcohol and provided it to her underage students the lawsuit states. The defendant allegedly allowed the minors to ride unsafely, breaking the park’s rules by galloping, racing and riding without proper safety equipment.
The plaintiffs’ minor daughter and her horse collided with a tree. She was rushed to the hospital unconscious but breathing, according to a police report. The child was bleeding from her nose, ears, and mouth and suffered a compound fracture to her right leg. Serious injuries have impacted the girl’s life. The suit seeks more than $15,000 to compensate the family.
Warren has a history of run-ins with the law and convictions. She is criminally charged with felony tampering with evidence and four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor stemming from the incident. Warren is scheduled to be back in court on January 29, 2016, in the criminal proceedings.
Warren reportedly leases the property where she offers horse boarding, horse training, and horseback riding lessons. It appears she also does business as Showclass Stables.