Kamloops Mounted Patrol knew of a horse's "erratic behavior" before using it at Riverside Park last summer when it struck a jogger, alleges a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court.
Ashley Koehn is the plaintiff in the B.C. Supreme Court civil suit.
In a statement of claim, Koehn said she was jogging through Riverside Park on Aug. 27, 2012, "when a horse, which was ridden by a member of the Kamloops Mounted Patrol, became spooked, bucked off the rider and ran through Riverside Park, colliding with the plaintiff."
Kamloops Mounted Patrol is a volunteer organization that supplies horses and riders to greet tourists and residents at key city events and destinations, including Riverside Park.
Koehn said she suffered injuries to her upper leg, back, left elbow, ankle, hip and right calf. As a result, she suffered pain, depression and loss of earnings.
None of the allegations have been heard in court. Kamloops Mounted Patrol has not yet filed a statement of defence.
Koehn is seeking damages for losses, future care and loss of housekeeping capacity. The lawsuit also seeks special damages and legal costs.