A director of Goring Holdings, which owns five-star luxury London hotel The Goring, has been caught up with news surrounding a video that emerged of his wife ‘whipping’ a man who attempted to sabotage a hunt she was on.
Richard Goring, who is named on the board of directors at Goring Holdings at Companies House, has spoken out in defense of his wife who was filmed reportedly hitting a man with a riding crop when he tried to take her reins during a ride.
The story emerged on Monday of Jane Miller whipping the masked protester from the saddle of her horse and now police are investing the incident.
She was riding with East Sussex and Romney Marsh Hunt Club on a legal drag hunt when she was ‘surrounded’ by 20 people.
Richard Goring said his wife was ‘scared stiff’ and ‘surrounded by terrorists’ when she lashed out.
Mr Goring claimed his wife was now unable to leave their farm in Sussex.
The Goring Hotel has been owned by the Goring family for over 100 years and is headed up by Jeremy Goring and managing director David Morgan Hewitt. The five-star hotel is a favourite of the Royal Family’s and hosted the Duchess of Cambridge the night before her wedding to Prince William in 2010.
This year the hotel scooped the AA Hotel of the Year accolade.