By Ryan Gaydos
Published August 08, 2019
A former member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic dressage team allegedly shot and wounded a woman at his New Jersey equestrian facility Wednesday, according to a report.
Michael Barisone is expected to face charges in the shooting, which took place in Long Valley, the New York Post reported, citing sources. The woman’s condition was “up in the air,” a source told the newspaper. The woman was not immediately identified.
According to NJ.com, two other people were injured but not from gunshot wounds.
Long Valley Mayor Matt Muerllo released a statement about the incident on Facebook.
“There was an incident this afternoon on West Mill Road,” he said. “The victim was transported to the hospital and the suspect is in custody. I have spoken to Chief Almer and the area is safe, but a police presence will be in the area until the investigation is completed. There is no additional information at this point and all updates will follow from the WTPD.”
It’s unclear what led to the shooting.
Barisone participated in the 2009 Beijing Olympics and owns Barisone Dressage, which bills itself as a world-class development of dressage horses and riders.
Barisone was a member of the 1997 gold-medal-winning Nations Cup team and was the 2009 Sportsman International Horseman of the Year. He also trained Alison Brock, who was on the 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medal-winning team.