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My COVID-19 Story: A Hospital, A Horse and A Haircut

Laura Emert recounts the importance of horses — and haircuts! — as she works to stay sane after contracting COVID-19 and dealing with the subsequent lockdown.

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Riding in the Same Direction

“Sometimes we get so caught up in what we want to have happen or think should be happening that we can’t see what is right in front of us.”

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Katarina Stovall: ‘Does Access Equal Diversity In Equestrian Sports?’

“I believe that if the sport were more affordable, more people would participate, including more minorities.” Fifteen-year-old Katarina

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Briannah Kaitlyn McGee: ‘A Melting Pot of Gold’

“The amount of melanin in your skin does not determine your ability, especially in horseback riding.” Today we

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Lea Jih-Vieira: ‘Breaking Down Financial Barriers’

“There are countless times I turned down offers to play in tournaments because I could not afford it,

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Kimberly Kojima: ‘If There Is an Opportunity to Give Someone a Leg Up, One Must Do So’

“If there is an opportunity to give someone a proverbial leg up, one must do so, another value

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Helen Casteel: ‘This Has to Become Your Problem to Solve’

“There is this singular focus on how to make ‘them’ come to ‘us’. This is completely backwards. There

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Lyssette Williams: ‘BIPOC Riders Like Me are Watching and Waiting’

“It is not enough to commodify a moment in a movement – brands, publications, and organizations now need

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Christopher Ferralez: ‘Minorities Can Be a Positive and Powerful Voice Within Our Industry’

“I have now been riding competitively for roughly 10 years with Janet and Ryan Sassmannshausen of Kinvarra Farm

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Malachi Hinton: ‘A Catalytic Moment Within Our Community

“Every time that I ride past, present and future I step forth knowing that I am not just

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Mitike Mathews: ‘I Notice and Feel That I am Different’

“It is very discouraging to me being the only person of color at a show. If there were

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Katherine Un: ‘A More Open and Inviting Community Is Not Enough’

“Unfortunately, a more open and inviting community is not enough to ensure inclusivity and diversity in our sports.

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#goriding Grams of the Week

Another week of horse life, rounded up in your images.

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Muhammad Shahroze Rehman: ‘Why Don’t You Come Sit With the Eventing Team?’

“I believe that diversity and inclusion in equestrian sport provide us not just an opportunity to compete with

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