'Mankini-Gate': Olympic Showjumper Cleared After Causing Stir by Competing in G-String Outfit

Australian Olympic showjumper Shane Rose caused a bit of a stir at a fancy dress showjumping event near Sydney recently, when he showed up wearing nothing but a mankini. Video of the stunt was recorded by Bill Dewar on February 11 and shows the three-time showjumping medalist appearing in his unusual attire, to the great delight of the laughing crowd. Dewar told Storyful that although he "laughed" at the stunt, it caused "a massive stir," and prompted Equestrian Australia to stand Rose down from competing while they https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/shane-rose-mankini-review-concluded-850613 reviewed the matter. Rose, who has since apologized, nicknamed the incident https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/mankini-gate-olympian-shane-rose-cleared-after-competing-in-a-borat-costume/d9j1xrhmc "mankini-gate" and said that he did not recommend the outfit to anyone. "They're not a comfortable bit of gear - and when you put that on a horse, even less comfortable," he told SBS. Equestrian Australia https://www.equestrian.org.au/news/media-release concluded that, having reviewed the incident and spoken to relevant parties, there was "no breach of the code of conduct by Shane Rose." "Shane has reflected on the incident, has apologised and understands the high standards expected of everyone involved in our High Performance program," Equestrian Australia said, adding that they would "assess minimum dress standards for future events." Rose thanked https://www.facebook.com/shaneroseeventing/posts/pfbid02uEFUKQF5UdVqWupdW23pY9dSGyPNuCkvKhv6HtHVuKQBLTVHhA61MX97fubDaLp3l supporters on Facebook after he was cleared of any wrongdoing. "The support and interest in this story has been like nothing I have experienced before," he said. "Now it is time to focus on the job ahead and try to get Australian Equestrian in the media for a more positive reason, an Olympic Gold Medal." (Footage by Bill Dewar/Storyful via Getty Images UGC)
Australian Olympic showjumper Shane Rose caused a bit of a stir at a fancy dress showjumping event near Sydney recently, when he showed up wearing nothing but a mankini. Video of the stunt was recorded by Bill Dewar on February 11 and shows the three-time showjumping medalist appearing in his unusual attire, to the great delight of the laughing crowd. Dewar told Storyful that although he "laughed" at the stunt, it caused "a massive stir," and prompted Equestrian Australia to stand Rose down from competing while they https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/shane-rose-mankini-review-concluded-850613 reviewed the matter. Rose, who has since apologized, nicknamed the incident https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/mankini-gate-olympian-shane-rose-cleared-after-competing-in-a-borat-costume/d9j1xrhmc "mankini-gate" and said that he did not recommend the outfit to anyone. "They're not a comfortable bit of gear - and when you put that on a horse, even less comfortable," he told SBS. Equestrian Australia https://www.equestrian.org.au/news/media-release concluded that, having reviewed the incident and spoken to relevant parties, there was "no breach of the code of conduct by Shane Rose." "Shane has reflected on the incident, has apologised and understands the high standards expected of everyone involved in our High Performance program," Equestrian Australia said, adding that they would "assess minimum dress standards for future events." Rose thanked https://www.facebook.com/shaneroseeventing/posts/pfbid02uEFUKQF5UdVqWupdW23pY9dSGyPNuCkvKhv6HtHVuKQBLTVHhA61MX97fubDaLp3l supporters on Facebook after he was cleared of any wrongdoing. "The support and interest in this story has been like nothing I have experienced before," he said. "Now it is time to focus on the job ahead and try to get Australian Equestrian in the media for a more positive reason, an Olympic Gold Medal." (Footage by Bill Dewar/Storyful via Getty Images UGC)
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