Horse & Hound - - Letters -

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

Ch­ester, Cheshire

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