A bikini-clad dancer was caught on camera being bucked off a white horse in the middle of a raucous Miami nightclub.
Cheers quickly turned to screams as the distressed horse tried to escape the noisy room at Mokai Lounge nightclub in South Beach.
The animal appeared to lose its footing amid the shouts of shock and dismay heard from the boisterous crowd, with many standing shoulder-to-shoulder with drinks in their hands.
A white horse was seen being ridden by a scantily-clad rider inside a Miami Beach nightclub, but then seconds later the rider had been thrown off its back
The animal is surrounded by clubgoers and suddenly drops to the ground and then bucks, throwing the woman off
A man pulled the scared horse out of the club.
A video of the incident was posted to LiveLeak and has led animal activists to demand action against the nightclub. Miami Beach Police say they’re investigating.
‘Last night MBPD was made aware of the alleged incident at Mokai,’ Officer Ernesto Rodriguez, a spokesperson for the department, told the Miami New Times.
‘We are very concerned over the allegations. As such, we have launched a joint investigation with Miami Beach Code Enforcement.’
The Mokai club has come under fire on social media.
‘Tonight I was at Mokai and I have to say I was totally shocked!’ wrote a woman on the club’s Facebook page.
People gasp and scream as the horse throws the woman off. Party-goers were terrified as it started bolting and attempted to bite someone
A video of the incident starts out with a bikini clad woman riding bareback on a white horse through the crowded venue
‘They brought a real horse in the club!! It’s animal cruelty!!! I couldn’t believe what happened there!!! These people are insane!!! I hate it so much… how could anyone do that???’
Another club-goer had a similar response after seeing the video, which has gone viral.
‘Shame on Mokai Lounge for ever allowing this to happen,’ Leeza Marie Juelle wrote. ‘I’ve reached out to local law enforcement and am hoping to hear back.
‘I will also be sending this disturbing video to local news stations in hopes this nightclub can be penalized for the abuse of a poor and helpless animal. This is inhumane and deserves serious attention ASAP.’
It seemed the horse wasspooked by the loud music and harsh lighting in the club
‘I will not stop posting and spamming everyone’s feed until this club has been penalized for their crime,’ she continued.
Another wrote: ‘It’s upsetting to see this beautiful soul being treated so inhumanly. For those of you at @mokaiofficial who participated and allowed this to happen, IT IS Animal Cruelty.
‘I hope the full force of Florida law is applied to those who were involved and this place gets shut down.’
Bianca Jagger on a white horse at Studio 54 celebrating her birthday in 1977
Jagger rode in to Studio 54 astride a white horse on the night of 2 May 1977 and the tale became legendary in clubbing circles
It’s not the first time a horse has been inside a nightclub.
Back in Studio 54’s heyday, Bianca Jagger rode a similar looking horse inside the wild NYC club in May 1977 for her birthday celebration.
‘It was a beautiful white horse that reminded me of mine,’ Jagger wrote in a letter to Financial Times in 2015 to set the record straight. ‘I made the foolish decision to get on it for a few minutes… No doubt you will agree with me that it is one thing to, on the spur of the moment, to get on a horse in a nightclub, but it is quite another to ride in on one.’