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About bfequestrian

I am an equestrian trained in hunt seat. I am an avid horse advocate and I am the Volunteer Coordinator and Webmaster for a horse rescue in Cumming, GA called I also own a horseback riding Meetup group called Georgia Horseback Riding that has over 500 horse enthusiasts. Join us on Facebook

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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