Woman Rides Horse into DMV to Dispute Driving Ban

Tired of poor service from the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles, in America) a Virginia woman was prompted to take extreme action to get their attention.

Did she take the unfair treatment sitting down? Oh no. Instead, this independent woman saddled up!

Ashlee Owens of Amelia, Virginia, was told that, despite sending copies of her insurance details through both post and e-mail to the Virginia DMV, they had never received proof that she was insured, slapping her with a $645 fee and revoking her licence.

“I’ve been trying for the past three days to get through to the DMV,” Owen’s  told NBC12. “And between the answering service telling me it’s too long of a wait and hanging up on me… and trying to talk to someone to get this straight, I don’t feel like I should be in this predicament at all.”

Suitable enraged she decided to take extreme action to make a statement against their terrible administration failures. So, she took herself down to their offices to have a word.

However, as her licence had been suspended, she was no longer able to legally drive herself there. So she strapped a saddle on her horse, the appropriately named Sassy. The pair rode up to the DMV to hand deliver her insurance details, attracting the attention of on-lookers and office staff.

Not surprising, really. How often does a version of Lady Godiva ride down your street?

But the stunt worked, and the head of DMV found her and handled her case immediately.

She gives high hooves to other people fighting the DMV. Who said exhibitionism never got you anywhere?

Words by Gemma Clark