A huntsman was arrested after an anti-hunt protester was hit by a horse in West Sussex.
Simon Wild, 45, was injured when hunters and protesters clashed near Shipley, during the Horsham and Crawley Hunt.
His wife Jane said he suffered leg and head injuries, including a broken nose and tooth in the incident on Saturday.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said his injuries were not life threatening.
He said officers were present at the demonstration and had arrested a horse rider.
The man was released later on Saturday after being questioned.
Mrs Wild claimed up to 50 horse riders went through a gate on the
Shipley Road, and one of the horses struck her husband.
"They galloped up and
shouted 'mind your backs'," she said.
Mr Wild, a member of West Sussex Wildlife Protection
Group, was treated at Worthing Hospital.
A Countryside Alliance spokesman claimed Mr Wild had been trying to stop the
He added: "The rider had not intended to run him down. I sincerely hope there
will be no further action."