Sir — Social media users of late may have seen the statement from the National Pony Society issued on 11 July condemning racism in
showing. For this, I applaud them.
The occurrence of racist language in the show ring and thinly veiled mocking of race on Facebook leads me to wonder why, in 2017, racism within our equine world appears to be treated idly. Flagrant nonchalance towards discriminatory behaviour is offensive and should not be tolerated, and the effects on those who experience it should not be underestimated. So when will equestrianism stand up to racism? Sara Crowley