Equestrian filmed whipping activist was crushed to death by her horse

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A UK equestrian who faced charges for whipping animal rights activists during a hunt died when she was crushed to death by a horse, a probe into her demise revealed.

Jane Miller, 57, was riding her horse on a hunting expedition last November in Surrey when the animal became stuck in barbed wire and grew distressed, Metro UK reported.

“She was trying to keep hold of the horse but that’s when it fell backwards on top of her and she struggled to breathe,” a witness, James Etheridge, told the court.

Emergency crews responded to the accident and attempted to save the huntswoman to no avail.

“The head specialist team arrived and they tried to resuscitate but she was confirmed dead at the scene,” Surrey police constable Robert Lawrence said.

The investigation into her death concluded this week with a court hearing that determined her cause of death was blunt chest trauma.

Miller’s death came just weeks before her trial for whipping two activists as many as 17 times with a riding crop. The 2017 incident was caught on video and showed her calling them “uneducated peasants,” the news outlet reported.

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