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Olympic eventer attacked at Rowebuck stud farm near Isfield
A champion eventer heading for the Olympics claimed she was punched in the face by a “psychotic” groom.
Police were called to Rowebuck stud farm near Isfield earlier this month after event rider Camilla Kruger said she had been attacked.
According to the rider the female groom “completely flipped” when the two had a row about mucking out the stables.
Ms Kruger described the attack which followed as “horrific”.
She said: “She was working for me so I asked her to do a normal yard duty – but she just lost it and started screaming and shouting.
“Afterwards I was on the phone talking but she came into the office and punched me. It was like she was psychotic.”
Ms Kruger is a champion rider who won a prestigious event in April at the South of England Show.
The 26-year-old hopes to take part in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
After the incident Ms Kruger applied to police for a restraining order against the groom, who was sacked by the stables.
Ms Kruger said: “I was left with concussion and it’s made me feel unsafe. It’s very unnerving.
“I just hope she never comes back. I don’t want it to happen to anyone else so I’ve advised that she gets counselling and anger management.
“To be honest I just want to forget about what happened and move on with my life.”
Police were called to the stables and dealt with the incident by way of community resolution.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Police were called to reports of a minor assault at a stables in Station Road, Isfield. Officers spoke to both parties involved who agreed to the incident being dealt with by way of community resolution.”
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