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US Equestrian announces Community Conversations series focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion in equestrian sports

The series kicks off with “Horses in Black Communities” in honor of Black History Month

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian will offer a new Community Conversations series dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). These DEI Community Conversations will serve as a forum for raising awareness about the various experiences and issues affecting equestrians from under-represented or under-served communities. The series aims to lift traditionally marginalized voices from the equestrian community, and beyond, while building community across the broad network of horse sport enthusiasts. DEI Community Conversations will be recorded and accessible on demand as an educational resource for USEF members. The series is an initiative of the DEI Action Plan’s comprehensive marketing plan strategy, one of 10 strategies to advance DEI in the sport over the next three to five years.

In honor of Black History Month, the DEI Community Conversations series will kick off with “Horses in Black Communities” on Monday, February 22, from 5-6:30 p.m. ET. Panelists Dr. Anastasia Curwood, Kareem Rosser, and Caitlin Gooch will discuss key moments in U.S. history for Black Americans and explore the impact Black Americans have had on the equestrian industry so far. The panelists will also speak to the value that horses and horse sports can bring to Black communities. The session will conclude with panelists responding to audience questions.

Click here to register and submit your questions in advance for DEI Community Conversations: Horses in Black Communities.

“Horses in Black Communities” will be recorded and available to USEF members to watch on demand with the USEF Network. Sign up for a free fan membership using promo code inclusion21.

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