My name is Cella and I have recently tapped into my passion for horses. I started taking hunt seat lessons in May of 2013 and I absolutely love it. I also dabble in western trail riding as well but really enjoy the English style of riding.
I have become consumed with this hobby to the point that (in my free time of course) if I am not taking lessons, I am volunteering at a horse rescue or reading about the sport or watching videos or viewing events at my local Equestrian Center here in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Save The Horses
I am also the Volunteer Coordinator and Webmaster for a large Horse Rescue in Cumming, GA, called SavetheHorses. They have about 90 rescued horses living on their farm that have been saved from abuse, abandonment and/or neglect. It warms my heart to see them being cared for and away from harm. Here are Kidd and Simba, two rescued Appaloosas – don’t they look happy and content?
The rescue gets no government funding and relies on grants, donations and a team of dedicated volunteers to keep it going.
If you would like to help with a financial donation or to volunteer, see our website for details. http://www.savethehorses.org. We are a 501(c)(3) charity.
Back in the Day
My great grandfather (Uriah Knight) was a horseman so I guess riding is in my blood.
My love of all things equestrian inspired me to start a riding group on Meetup. Its called Georgia Horseback Riding. It is composed of about 500 horse enthusiasts that enjoy riding and attending horse related events. If you are based in the Atlanta, GA area, please join us on Meetup and or on Facebook.
I created this blog to collect the information that I bump into on the web regarding Black Male Equestrians. The sentiment is that there are none out there but my research is unearthing some great men who are paving the way for other men of color to follow. I am also noting Black Female Equestrians as well.
I hope you enjoy this blog and please reach out to me if you would like to add any persons or articles that are relevant to this topic. Thanks.
Visit our sister blog: Black Female Equestrians