March 8, 2018, is International Women’s Day and currently, global activism for women’s equality is being fueled by the #MeToo #TimesUp movement and so much more.
Women dominate the horse world, especially at our level. Strong, independent, and amazing women. Now, more than ever, we should all be working towards gender parity and building each other up rather than taking each other down. It’s easy to get caught up in the gossip and drama sometimes rampant in the barn, but let’s all focus on motivating and uniting friends, colleagues, and the whole community to be inclusive. Let’s challenge stereotypes and bias and show the world how strong we really are!
Personally, I cannot express in words how thankful I am to have an army of powerful women around me at the barn. After just over a year of being included at Coastal Equestrian, they feel like family. And the good kind of family, not the kind that you dread seeing at birthday dinners, or special occasions. In a sport that can be super challenging at times and super rewarding at others, having people to rise to the challenge with you and celebrate the rewards of the hard work we all put in, is truly priceless.
So here’s to strong women.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.
Today and every day.
Need a little inspiration? We’re all a bit obsessed with this song right now (warning strong and empowering language used 😜):