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Category Archives: Hunter/Jumper
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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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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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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Vid: Shayla Wilson rides in Will Simpson’s Clinic at Del Mar
Shayla Wilson rides in Will Simpson’s Clinic at Del Mar
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Shayla Wilson – True Cowboy Magazine
Shayla was featured on the cover of true Cowboy Magazine in July 2010.
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Mavis Spencer (Equestrian)
Mavis Spencer Mavis is the daughter of actress Alfre Woodard and writer/producer Roderick Spencer. Mavis, born on June 13th, 1991, is a nationally ranked equestrian. She is a very accomplished show jumper who won the Silver Medal at the Australian … Continue reading
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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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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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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