JEFFERSON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say several people are recovering from injuries suffered when two horses bolted during a sled-pulling competition in a rural upstate New York town.
Officials in the Schoharie County town of Jefferson say Sunday afternoon's event was an old-fashioned pony pull competition being held at Buck's North Road Stable.
Town Supervisor Daniel Singletary tells the Daily Gazette of Schenectady (http://bit.ly/119imA2 ) that one of the horses was pulling a 5,000-pound load when it kicked a member of its driving team in the chest.
Singletary says both horses broke loose from their sled and ran through a tent of onlookers, injuring about six people. Deputies say they were taken to Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta with bruises, lacerations and other injuries.
Information from: The Daily Gazette, http://www.dailygazette.com/