Wednesday, February 22, 2017
3 people injured after drone spooks horse in Colorado
SILVERTON, Colo. (KKTV) - Three people are recovering from injuries after a horse was spooked by a drone during a winter racing event in southwest Colorado. The incident happened Saturday at a skijoring race in Silverton. Skijoring is a race where horses pull cross-country skiers through a series of gates and jumps. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad said he plans to ticket a drone pilot. The pilot allegedly flew his drone close to a horse at the race. The horse then ran into the crowd. Two women were hospitalized and a third man was given a bloody chin. The spectators were unable to escape the horse's path because of a large snowbank behind them. The drone pilot has not been identified. Event organizers say drones won't be allowed to fly over the event in the future.