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About bfequestrian

I am an equestrian trained in hunt seat. I am an avid horse advocate and I am the Marketing Director and Volunteer Coordinator for a horse rescue in Cumming, GA called I also own a horseback riding Meetup group called Georgia Horseback Riding that has a membership of over 700 horse enthusiasts. Join us on Facebook

Prayers for Cheryl

Cheryl, the first black female jockey is currently in a coma. Continue reading

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‘Girlhood Star Karidja Toure’ Set To Play 19th Century Equestrian

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

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Show jumper Donna Cheek breaks barriers

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

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Jockey Cheryl White: Broke Racial Barriers for African Americans in Horse Racing

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

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One To Watch: Mavis Spencer Has Gone From Grooming To Grand Prix

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

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Forbes Africa Reveals 30 under 30

Uneku Atawodi, first black female professional polo player in the world, is a proud product of Nigeria. Continue reading

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Meet the 1st Black Woman Pro Polo Player

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

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Five facts about Uneku Atawodi (Polo)

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

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Johnson first black American to win major grand prix

WELLINGTON — March 22 2015 – Paige Johnson recorded a milestone victory late Saturday night in the $127,000 Engel & Volkers Grand Prix at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Johnson, 29, of Wellington and Middleburg, Va., became the first black … Continue reading

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Patricia Kelly: Ebony Horsewomen

Patricia Kelly is a pioneering horsewoman and a pillar in the Connecticut horse community. Patricia has been a staunch supporter of Cowboys of Color and has constantly fought to preserve the rich history of the stellar organization. Growing up in … Continue reading

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