The safety of equestries and other sporting equipment was under attack from the equestry community after a woman in a stroller fell off her horse in New York state.
New York State Equine Club president and chief executive officer Bill Brown said Wednesday that the club will file a lawsuit against the New York State Police and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, accusing them of failing to do enough to protect its members.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, says the police did not provide adequate warning about the dangers of riding on horses.
The group is also seeking an injunction against Bloomberg and the New City Police Department from enforcing the city’s “safe riding” ordinance.
The New York Times first reported the lawsuit on Wednesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.