Ex-Olympian Michael Barisone accused of shooting woman at his N.J. equestrian-training farm

Michael Barisone, a former Olympic dressage athlete, is charged with attempted murder in the shooting at the New Jersey farm where he trains equestrians.
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Michael Barisone riding Ellegria in the FEI Grand Prix Special of the United States Dressage Festival of Champions and WEG Selection Trials at the United States Equestrian Team Foundation in Gladstone, New Jersey on June 14, 2014.Jennifer Wenzel / Corbis via Getty Images file

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By Associated Press

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — A former U.S. Olympic dressage athlete is accused of shooting a woman at his New Jersey farm where he trains equestrian athletes.

Prosecutors in Morris County on Thursday charged 54-year-old Michael Barisone with two counts of attempted murder and weapons offenses.

Authorities say police found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds at Barisone Dressage in Washington Township on Wednesday. A man was also injured, and a handgun was recovered.

Authorities have not released their names or conditions.

According to his business' website , Barisone was a member of the 2008 Olympic team and the 1997 gold medal-winning Nations Cup team in Hickstead, England. It says he has coached Olympians and is a member of the U.S. Equestrian Federation's board of directors.

It was not immediately possible to reach Barisone, whose voice mailbox was full.