BELLEVILLE — A man is suing the operators of a horse training facility for allegedly driving a car into the arena and spooking the horse, causing it to fall on top of the plaintiff.
Alton A. Greenough Jr. filed a complaint on April 24 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Gordon Gubin, individually and doing business as Classic Acres, and Barbara Gubin, alleging they failed to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 16. 2015, he was riding a horse at the defendants' arena when suddenly and without warning, Gordon Gubin drove a vehicle into the arena. As a result, Greenough claims he was thrown from the horse he was riding and the horse landed on top of him.
He claims he sustained painful, severe, permanent and disabling injuries to various parts of his body.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants negligently provided a vehicle that was too loud for use inside the arena.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in a sum greater than $50,000, plus costs of this suit.
He is represented by Mark S. Schuver of Mathis, Marifian & Richter Ltd. in Belleville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-215