The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has launched an investigation Thursday into reports and video from an incident that occurred on Sept. 1 when Johnson & Johnson heiress Jazz Johnson-Merton was caught on camera attempting to kick her horse with her leg or boot after she tumbled to the ground while competing in the Hampton Classic.

USEF said they were in full receipt of written reports and a video of the incident. They said the reports and the video provided "an account of Ms. Johnson-Merton’s actions following a fall from her horse during competition." USEF assured they have launched a thorough investigation into the matter and its circumstances and that subsequent actions will be taken adhering to their regulatory procedures and rules, according to organization's official website.

The USEF told Fox News: "US Equestrian is aware of the incident with Ms. Johnson-Merton 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. "

USEF said in a statement on their official website on Thursday saying: "The USEF rules are in place to ensure that horse welfare and safety are protected at all times."

A Video from the Hampton Classic show appeared to show the 36-year-old from New Jersey, fall off her horse, named Joe Cool, a moment after a jump. The disgruntled rider then appeared to try to kick the horse's belly from the ground with her leg or boot, The Chronicle of the Horse reported.

The judges present at the competition, Mike Rosser and Chris Wynne described the incident in detail.

“She got up, lost her temper and tried to kick the horse in the stomach,” Wynne said.

“I’m not sure she made contact, but then she trotted the horse out of the ring, in hand, and I watched her from the judge’s booth go into the schooling area to see if she was going to do something, and she didn’t,” he said.

From the video, the horse appeared to be uninjured as she then takes her horse and walks away. Wynne told the New York Daily News that he described the incident to the show’s stewards, who then reported it to the USEF.

Wynne called the incident "unsportsmanlike" but then claimed that the horse wasn’t hurt.

He added: "It was one of those gray areas of, was it unsportsmanlike? Absolutely. Did it really hurt the horse? Probably not," according to the Daily Mail.

Johnson-Merton, the Johnson & Johnson heiress was a former debutante and did her graduation from Barnard College. Her father James Loring Johnson, is one of the grandsons of the founder of Johnson & Johnson, Robert Wood Johnson, the Daily Mail reported.