Robbie Dunne found guilty of ‘bullying and harassing’ his dancing partner Bryony Frost

Jockey Robbie Dunne was found guilty of all four counts of horse riding after the disciplinary panel of British Equestrian Authority ruled that he bullied and harassed the rider Bryony Frost.

Dunne was charged with a total of seven offences, four counts of harmful riding and three acts of violence and intimidation, for all but one of those charges.

An independent three-person panel, chaired by Brian Barker QC, found four violations of proven prejudicial behavior, while the latter three remain unreviewed.

The majority of the incidents mentioned took place in 2020, when Dunne was found by a jury to have threatened Frost by promising to “bring her over a (fence) wing” and he was also accused of using misleading language like “f****** whore”, “f****** whore” and “c*** dangerous” on her part.

“Our conclusion on the whole of the evidence that an intentional act over a substantial period of time has been revealed,” Barker said.

“This has progressed from nasty targeting to intentional harassment on and off the course and onward, sometimes dangerous instances of bullying.

“We found that words used on September 3, as a promise, would cause real harm – far more than the usual ‘kill’ mantra.

“In reviewing Ms. Frost’s evidence and attitude, we found her to be honest, thoughtful and persuasive.

“By filing a complaint with the authorities, she broke the (weight room’s) code, knowing that her isolation – and rejection by some – was inevitable.” Robbie Dunne found guilty of ‘bullying and harassing’ his dancing partner Bryony Frost


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