Nightclub Shut Down After Woman Rides Horse Through Dancefloor

by : Julia Banim on : 11 Feb 2018 19:23

A nightclub in Miami Beach has been closed down after bizarre footage emerged showing a bikini clad woman riding a horse across the dancefloor.


The incident, which took place at Mokai Lounge, has caused outrage, sparking allegations of animal cruelty.

The footage has since gone viral, which caused a heated debate on social media.

The frightened horse can be seen panicking as it’s ridden through the crowd of club goers.


Revellers can be heard shrieking, cheering and applauding as the nearly-naked woman is bucked from the saddle by the seemingly distressed animal.

Almost 3,000 people signed a petition which pushed for lawful action against the club, showing concern for the horse’s welfare.

The petition on change.org read:

People go to night clubs to have a good time, enjoy drinks with friends, dance and party. This environment is by no means a place for ANY animal or wildlife.

A video of Miami nightclub, Mokai, showed a horse being riden by a female employee and restrained by party goers in a struggle to run off. This is not only a danger to everybody in the night club, but the horses well-being and safety.

In the video you can see the horse stumbling and collapsing – probably due to a floor wet from alcohol, stress from people capacity and music/lights.

The question remains as to WHY a horse was let into the doors of Mokai in the first place, but the answer remains the same, ACTION MUST BE TAKEN for letting this happen.

Miami is a beautiful and great city where we love to have fun, but we will NOT support animal abuse.


Miami Beach City Manager, Jimmy L. Morales, has now issued an official order for Mokai Lounge’s business license to be removed.

Morales made the following statement:

I was disgusted and offended that any legitimate businessperson would think this was an appropriate action to take.

This activity was not permitted and as soon as we became aware, I immediately instructed staff to act swiftly in remedying this situation.

Thankfully, Miami Beach Police have now confirmed the horse to be ‘healthy and safe’ following it’s ordeal.

Let this be a lesson to anyone who thinks it’s okay to use a living creature as a prop – animals are not here for our entertainment.

A loud, dark, packed nightclub really is no place for a horse or any other animal.

Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Animals


Change.org and 2 others
  1. Change.org

    Miami Beach Police: Take action for animal abuse in Miami night club Mokai

  2. Miami Beach Florida

    Mokai Lounge

  3. Miami Beach Florida

    Miami Beach Revokes Business License for Mokai Lounge