Famous Dressage Olympian Allegedly Shoots Woman at Horse Center

Ex-U.S. Olympian Michael Barisone — who competed in Dressage in the 2008 Olympics — allegedly shot a woman at his upscale equestrian center in Jersey, according to reports.

The 54-year-old reportedly got into a dispute with the woman at the fancy 53-acre Hawthorne Farm in Long Valley around 2:15 PM on Wednesday … and things escalated.

Barisone reportedly opened fire multiple times — striking the woman, who was raced to a nearby hospital. According to the NY Post, her condition has been described as “up in the air.”

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed an incident at that Farm and said a suspect had been taken into custody … but they have not officially named Barisone.

According to law enforcement, the suspect was also injured in the incident … along with a 3rd person.

Cops are still investigating — but according to The Post, Barisone is expected to be hit with charges in the very near future.

The dispute has been described to the Post as a “tenant/landowner” issue.

Barisone is a monster in the equestrian world — he was named the 2009 Sportsman International Horseman of the Year and went on to train several Olympic riders … including Alison Brock, who won a team bronze medal in Dressage in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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