WATCH: A Wealthy Heiress to the Johnson & Johnson Seen ‘Losing her Temper and Trying to Kick her Horse in the Stomach’ at Hampton Classic Horse Show After she Falls Off


A wealthy heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune has reportedly been caught on camera ‘trying to kick her horse in the stomach.’

A video was released of the incident at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in New York earlier this month.

The Chronicle  identified the rider as heiress Jazz Johnson-Merton with her horse Joe Cool.

A wealthy heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune has reportedly been caught on camera ‘trying to kick her horse in the stomach’
Her boot is seen apparently swiftly kicking the horse in the belly next to the jump

Chris Wynne, who was in the judge’s booth when the alleged incident took place, told the publication: ‘She got up, lost her temper and tried to kick the horse in the stomach.’

He added: ‘It was one of those gray areas of, was it unsportsmanlike? Absolutely. Did it really hurt the horse? Probably not.’

Julian McPeak, director of marketing and communications of United States Equestrian Federation, told MailOnline: ‘US Equestrian is aware of the incident with Ms. Johnson-Mereton at the Hampton Classic and have received the official steward’s report. We are currently in the process of reviewing the report at this time.’

Ms Johnson-Merton is an heiress of the wealthy and prominent Johnson & Johnson family.

High society: Jazz-Johnson-Merton pictured left with a friend at the launch of her book The Social Climber’s Bible which she wrote with family friend Dirk Wittenborn (both pictured right)

The Chronicle identified the rider as heiress Jazz Johnson-Merton (pictured left in 2005 at a fashion show alongside Ivanka Trump, who featured in her brother Jamie’s documentary Born Rich)
The heiress is seen here at a 2009 gala in Manhattan with a friend
Jazz with brother Jamie, far left, at a 2003 party for Jamie’s documentary Born Rich. Center is Bingo Gubelmann, a co-producer who was at the time the long-time boyfriend of Ivanka Trump. Bingo made headlines again last year when he was busted in Manhattan for cocaine
Jazz is seen here in 2008 with her husband Chris, who owns a coffee roasting company in NJ, at a gala at the Pierre Hotel. They have two children
The former debutante used to a frequent presence at fashion shows. She’s shown here heavily pregnant at a show for Behnaz Sarafpour in 2005

Raised in New Jersey, she is a former debutante and graduate of Barnard College.

Her brother Jamie directed the documentary ‘Born Rich’ more than a decade ago.

Her father James Loring Johnson, a quiet painter, is a grandson of the founder of Johnson & Johnson Robert Wood Johnson.

Jazz’s grandfather John Seward Johnson was infamous in the 1970s for leaving his second wife, James Loring’s mother, and marrying his maid with none of his six children present.

Jazz is a distant cousin of Trump pal Robert Wood Johnson IV, aka Woody Johnson, the new ambassador to Great Britain.

According to the website for her book The Social Climber’s Bible, she is a distinguished horsewoman and has won in the Amateur Owner Hunter division at the top horse shows in the country.

She currently manages her family estate, serves on the board of charitable foundations, is master of the Essex Fox Hounds.

Her husband Chris Merton, a former teacher, has a coffee roasting company. The couple has two children.

MailOnline has attempted to contact Ms Johnson-Merton’s representatives for comment.

SOURCE: Daily Mail