Kaley Cuoco, pictured above, is not through with this incident. She has offered to buy Saint Boy, the horse reportedly hit by both coach and rider.
Kaley Cuoco is disgusted by the allegations that a German coach punched a horse, Saint Boy, during the 2020 Olympics.
Cuoco, who has been an equestrian since childhood, slammed coach Kim Raisner and rider Annika Schleu for the incident, which occurred on August 7th.
“You and your team did not do your county proud, or this sport,” the 35-year-old actress wrote in a now expired Instagram story on Friday. “You make us look bad. Shame on you and godspeed to any animal that comes in contact with you.”
“The Flight Attendant” star even offered to buy Saint Boy from them, writing, “Name your price.”
The horse was hit
Raisner allegedly punched Saint Boy above his back leg during the modern pentathlon event because he “refused to jump.” She even encouraged Schleu to do the same when he misbehaved during warmups and they were both disqualified from the event, as The Post previously reported.
Germany’s modern pentathlon coach Kim Raisner was disqualified from Tokyo 2020 for hitting a horse, the Modern Pentathlon Federation (UIPM) said in a statement. “The UIPM Executive Board has given a black card to the Germany team coach Kim Raisner, disqualifying her from the remainder of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” the UIPM said.
The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 ran from July 23, 2021 through August 8, 2021
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7 thoughts on “Kaley Cuoco offers to buy Olympic horse hit by German coach”
There must be few horses in Japan.
And imagine the additional stress ALL of these horses must have endured due to the heat, the unfamiliar surroundings, and (in the case of this part of the pentathlon event), with riders that hadn’t ridden them before.
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I love you, Kaley. I’m also a fellow horsewoman and rejoice that you have been outspoken regarding that horrific event. God bless and keep you. Pls join us in pushing for Horse Protection Act / SAFE which is part of the part B Infrastructure bill.
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There is even more to the story, as was reported in international news about the Olympic equestrian events.
Saint Boy’s immediately previous rider, a Russian competing under a “different” flag as the Russian teams have been banned by the IOC, had been beating the horse repeatedly with a crop. The reports indicated he was whipped more than ten times by the Russian rider and was already extremely stressed – no wonder Saint Boy said I’m done here! However, there were no reports of a black card for the Russian rider despite outraged complaints to the Olympic equestrian committee.
There were other reports during the cross country phase of the eventing of the Brazilian rider whipping his horse who was in physical distress with “washing out” and pipestream diarrhea – the cross country phase was run during a heat index of nearly 100 percent so many of the horses were exhausted, resulting in falls, and refusals. The Brazilian rider should have been black-carded but follow-up reports indicate he was not even yellow-carded. The mare was rushed to one of the misting tents to try to recover from her near collapse and was pulled out of the next day’s jog so she did not compete in the show-jumping phase. At least following the very public and shameful pentathlon spectacle there is discussion of revamping the equestrian phase of that event.
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Thank you for the additional information. This is heartbreaking. This horse needs to be taken away from these vicious people.
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Just look at what this Annika Schleu is doing to this horse’s mouth!!!
By all reports, Saint Boy was in a distressed state to begin with doing this stupid pentathlon event (where riders take lucky dip with horses they haven’t ridden before), horse reluctant to participate so rider gets stuck into him and then the so-called ‘coach’ for the German riders punches Saint Boy as well.
WOW how’s that for horsemanship!
This poor horse was terrorised and brutally treated.
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Thank you Carolyn.
How could anyone, even with little to no knowledge of horses, not see the grave distress this horse is in?
We believe much more should have done about.
Perhaps they lacked the power to do so.
Neither one of those women should ever be allowed to go near a horse or compete at any level… anywhere.
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