Girlhood star Karidja Touré is set to take on the unique role of Selika Lazevski in The Adventures of Selika. Lazevski is a black female equestrian from France, who worked during the the late 19th century. Back in 2012, a portrait of … Continue reading
Donna Cheek, a groundbreaking equestrian who has competed in competitions around the world, will receive the inaugural Trailblazer Courage Award at the Women’s Sports Museum Gala on Oct. 20, 2017, in Sarasota, Florida. Donna Cheek is an award-winning equestrian. (PHOTO PROVIDED) Cheek … Continue reading
A little-known fact is Cheryl White was a jockey “gem” that most people never knew existed. She raced horses like only a few of the best did during that time. During the time White was racing horses, there were not … Continue reading
Four years ago, Mavis Spencer was at the in-gate of the Saturday night grand prix classes of the Winter Equestrian Festival (Fla.), but she had a towel in her back pocket, was holding a lead shank, and was giving a leg up to a rider.
Fast forward a few years, and Spencer was the one getting the leg up. Continue reading
Uneku Atawodi, first black female professional polo player in the world, is a proud product of Nigeria. Continue reading
Nigerian polo player Neku Atawodi seeks to level the playing field Polo equestrian extraordinaire Neku Atawodi When Uneku Saliu-Atawodi started Ride to Shine—a charity that trains orphans in Nigeria to play polo and compete for prize money to endow its … Continue reading
Five facts about Uneku Atawodi, only black woman in professional polo Despite her popularity among the elite polo-playing class, she is little known outside the sport. This is not only because polo is largely a man’s sport but also in … Continue reading