Monthly Archives: September 2013

Paige Johnson (Equestrian)

Paige Johnson daughter of BET founders  Bob and Sheila Johnson.  Paige has been a competitive equestrian rider since age 5. From Town & Country Magazine (8/2012) Paige Johnson Age: 26. Riding Since: 1992. Primary Horse: Chiron S, a 14-year-old Holsteiner. … Continue reading

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DeBoraha Akin-Townson (Barrel Racing)

DeBoraha Akin (Townson) became the first Black cowgirl to compete in the International Professional Rodeo Finals in 1990. Today she is the only African American Woman to compete with a professional card in the WPRA (Women’s Professional Rodeo Association) at … Continue reading

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Stagecoach Mary (Mail Carrier)

Stagecoach Mary (Mail Carrier – c1895) Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. 1832 – 5 December 1914),[1] was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United States,[2] and just the second American woman to … Continue reading

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Donna Cheek (Equestrian)

In 1981, Donna Marie Cheek became the first black member of the U.S. Equestrian Team. Hunter/Jumper trainer Donna Cheek has been riding and competing for 42 years and has worked with top trainers from the United States and Europe.  She … Continue reading

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Eight year old equestrian jumps to new heights

Eight year old equestrian jumps to new heights When some think of images of success for our young daughters, we often see the Beyonces’, Rhiannas’ or the Nikki Minajs’ of the future. We might never consider the Donna Cheeks’ of … Continue reading

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Selika Lazevski (Dressage)

Studio portrait of black female equestrian rider from the late 1800s. Black Style | 1891 Selika Lazevski, Ecuyère Selika Lazevski, a 19th century equestrian was photographed here by Felix Nadar in 1891 in Paris, France. She was an écuyère who performed … Continue reading

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Shayla Wilson (Equestrian)

African American Equestrians Jump Racial Hurdles June 3, 2009 African-American equestrians are the minority within a minority as equestrianism remains an interest among a few people, primarily white. Few women make it to the top of equine sports. Shayla Wilson … Continue reading

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Black Horsewoman Says She Was Charged $5,000 To Enter Walking Horse Show, While Others Got In Free

Black Horsewoman Says She Was Charged $5,000 To Enter Walking Horse Show, While Others Got In Free A black female has sued the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, Inc. (SHOW) on grounds that she was charged $5,000 to enter the … Continue reading

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Uneku Atawodi (Polo)

The black, female polo player changing perceptions in ‘sport of kings’ Uneku Atawodi is the only black woman in the world playing the game professionally – and she usually draws quite a crowd. When Uneku Atawodi told her parents in … Continue reading

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Sylvia Bishop (Horse Trainer)

Bishop, among first black horse trainers, dies at 84 By Erik Schelzig, The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sylvia Bishop, who may have been the country’s first black woman licensed to train thoroughbred horses, has died. She was 84. Bishop, … Continue reading

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