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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 www.savethehorses.org. I also own a horseback riding Meetup group called Georgia Horseback Riding that has a membership of over 700 horse enthusiasts. http://www.meetup.com/Georgia-Horseback-Riding/members/ Join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackfemaleequestrians/

Patricia Kelly: Cowgirl uses horses to motivate at-risk kids

Ebony Horsewomen For the last 30 years, Kelly has helped children in Hartford stay on the right track through her nonprofit, Ebony Horsewomen. The program offers horseback riding lessons and teaches animal science to more than 300 young people a … Continue reading

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The First Black Female Jockey – Cheryl White

On June 15, 1971, Cheryl White became the first black female jockey. She was also the first woman at a major track to win five throroughbred races. In 1991, after passing the California Horse Racing Board’s Steward examination, she began … Continue reading

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Uneku Atawodi: 1st and Only Black Female Professional Polo Player

Uneku Saliu-Atawodi wears her crown well. The first female black professional polo player on the international stage represents her native Abujua, Nigeria by giving back through her charity, Ride to Shine. She regularly spends time with orphans, teaching them riding techniques, … Continue reading

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Roberta Wilmore: Trailbrazer

By focusing on teaching underserved kids to ride, Roberta Wilmore is introducing more color into Boston equestrian circles. At an auction at the Washington International Horse Show in 2004, Roberta Wilmore won a coveted chance to breed a mare to … Continue reading

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Paige Johnson: Salamander Farm’s Champion

Many people outside the equestrian world know Paige Johnson as the daughter of Black Entertainment Television (BET) founders Bob and Sheila Johnson, but inside the sport she’s Paige Johnson, champion jumper. Johnson is an avid equestrian, having fallen in love … Continue reading

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Vid: Uneku Atawodi: Nigeria’s polo queen on race and Ebola

Polo player Uneku Atawodi talks about the sport and her unique position as the world’s ‘first black female’ involved in that field. Atawodi is using her power as a public figure to bring attention to some of the issues in … Continue reading

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Who Says Black Women Can’t Ride Horses?

Great Video –  Barrel racing is a very competitive sport.  To be good, it takes a lot of training, conditioning, and dedication. Source: Black Trail Riders TV

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Vid: Nigerian Polo Player Uneku Atawodi Describes Her Passion

This art piece is the result of Uneku trying to put into words her passion. 25-year old Uneku has played professional polo in over fourteen countries and  represents Nigeria at the Federation of International Polo. This post was written by … Continue reading

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Vid: Paige Johnson Amateur Owner Junior Classic

This is Paige Johnson riding La Martinee aka “Cookie” in the Amateur Owner Junior Classic.  

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Vid: Piage Johnson, Equestrian and ASPCA Ambassador on Sidelines TV

Paige’s interview with Sidelines TV.

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