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
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
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
Stagecoach Mary (Mail Carrier – c1895) Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. 1832 – 5 December 1914), was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United States, and just the second American woman to … Continue reading