Huntswoman caught on video whipping a saboteur dies in riding fall

David Harding
Contributor
Jane Goring, who died earlier this week (Facebook)

A huntswoman shown in a video last year whipping a protester has died in a riding accident while out hunting.

Jane Goring, 57, was killed during a draghunt this week, it has been announced.

We very much regret to inform you that Jane Goring was tragically killed whilst out dragging yesterday at Leigh,’ said the Mid Surrey Farmers’ Draghounds group.

On behalf of the masters and members of the drag hunt, we send our condolences and thoughts to Richard and Jane’s family at this awful time.’

Jane Goring during theprotest captured on video last year

Draghunting is when riders hunt the trail of an artificially laid scent with hounds.

Last year, a video went viral showing Mrs Goring in an altercation in Sussex with hunt saboteurs, calling them ‘f***ing terrorists’ and also telling one protester to ‘f*** off’.

A second video also showed her screaming ‘Get off my horse!’.

She struck the saboteur 17 times with a whip as he grabbed her horse’s reins and was told she could face up to six months in jail if convicted.

Goring was a wealthy farmer who husband, Richard, is part of the family luxury hotel dynasty.

Members of her family paid tribute to Mrs Goring on Facebook.

Sleep tight Jane, we will never ever forget you,’ wrote one.

Mrs Goring called the saboteur a ‘f***ing terrorist’

‘Thank you for everything and for making our grandpa so incredibly happy, something we will never forget and always love you for.

‘We will miss you so much – you really were one of life’s legends, with the bestest laugh I have ever heard.

You were such a special lady and have left so many kisses on everyone’s hearts.’

At the time of the video last year, her family defended her actions saying she was ‘scared and frightened’ during the incident.

Mrs Goring denied beating animal rights campaigner Simon Medhurst, who was a member of the South Coast Hunt Saboteurs.

Police had ruled out prosecution of Mrs Goring, but she subsequently faced a civil prosecution.