Anti-hunting activists who filmed the incident claim the alleged assault happened while tracking the Atherstone Hunt during a meeting in Shackerstone, Leicestershire, on Saturday.
The campaign group, West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs, claimed the incident left the woman needing a head wound glued shut after she was allegedly struck from behind.
It says the attack was “completely unprovoked”.
In the video, two female sabs are seen walking beside riders on a footbridge while filming them on their bodycams.
One of the riders asks on of the protesters if she is “all right”.
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The activists claim the woman had to have her head glued back together
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At the hospital she had to have the split in her head glued back together
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She screams: “Get the F*** off me.”
He then says: “It’s dangerous here. Come on be fair.”
The activist then points her camera at another rider, who is wearing a bodycam, and says: “She’s just filmed that.”
She responds and says: “Yeah, I’m filming you, Cathy.”
Suddenly, a loud thump and a scream are heard as the second sab walks past the male rider in front.
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A decade ago, Britain banned fox hunting with hounds, a centuries-old blood sport with deep roots in the countryside and strong opponents in the towns. Animal-welfare groups cheered the end of what they considered a cruel pastime reserved for the rich. A sport Oscar Wilde dubbed "the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable."
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The woman was taken to hospital following the alleged incident
The man is seen holding his riding crop up as the injured woman is left bent over the side of the bridge with her head in her hands.
“What? I’ve done nothing, look it’s f***ing dangerous here, you idiot,” the man says.
The other woman approaches the rider wearing a bodycam and says: "That camera will have filmed that. You're just turning it off. You f***ers. You just f***ing hit her over the head.”
The police were alerted to the incident before the woman was taken to a hospital.
In a statement on its Facebook page, West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs claimed: "Yesterday, in a completely unprovoked attack, a female saboteur was hit over the head with a riding crop by a member of the Atherstone Hunt.
"Body camera footage from another saboteur shows the female saboteur leaning over a wall with her head in her hands whilst a rider next to her quickly lifts his riding crop up and moves away.
"The female saboteur was immediately taken to hospital to get her injuries treated. At the hospital she had to have the split in her head glued back together."
Leicestershire Police is investigating and a man has been arrested and bailed in connection with the incident pending further inquiries.
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