Event riders arrested after Houghton Horse Trials party

  • Two event riders have been arrested after an incident at Subaru Houghton International Horse Trials.

    Matthew Wright and Matthew Heath were involved in the incident at a party on the horse trials site on Saturday night (26 May).

    “Unfortunately I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Matthew Wright told H&H. “I can’t say anything more at the moment.”

    Matthew Heath added: “I don’t want to make any comment as yet, but I feel it has been blown out of proportion.”

    A spokesman for Norfolk Police told H&H: “Two 29-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of assault. They were questioned and released on bail on Sunday 27 May.”

    An investigation is ongoing.

    Rider Oliver Smith was reportedly injured in the incident. H&H was unable to reach Oliver.

    Full report on all the eventing action at Houghton Horse Trials in Thursday’s magazine, on sale 31 May

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