A 65-year-old woman has been successfully prosecuted for the 167-year-old offence of 'furious horse riding', it has been reported.
In an incident straight from the pages of a Victorian novel, Elizabeth Millard is said to have rode past a woman and her 10-year-old daughter "at great speed, shouting at her horse".
On another occasion she pushed past two fellow riders without stopping or slowing down, GetSurrey reports. (external - login to view)
Both incidents happened on Horsell Common in Woking last year.
So incensed were the victims they reported Millard to the police.
She was eventually charged with the 167-year-old offence of 'driving a horse furiously' contrary to the Town Police Clauses Act of 1847.
Elizabeth Millard admits 167-year-old offence of riding a horse FURIOUSLY through Horsell Common in Surrey - Mirror Online (external - login to view)