Equal to the Challenge: Pioneering Women of Horse Sports

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When women decided that they wanted to compete in horse sports as equals with men, it took courage and perseverance. The women on both sides of the Atlantic who fought to compete in the male-dominated sports of show jumping, dressage, eventing, and racing are the subject of Equal to the Challenge. Jackie Burke interviewed many of these extraordinary women, and the book is richer for their simple, moving accounts of how they achieved their goals. Many had to endure rejection, humiliation, physical danger, and ...
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When women decided that they wanted to compete in horse sports as equals with men, it took courage and perseverance. The women on both sides of the Atlantic who fought to compete in the male-dominated sports of show jumping, dressage, eventing, and racing are the subject of Equal to the Challenge. Jackie Burke interviewed many of these extraordinary women, and the book is richer for their simple, moving accounts of how they achieved their goals. Many had to endure rejection, humiliation, physical danger, and privation in order to take part in the horse sports they loved. Some women struggled doubly, since they had to overcome physical and financial handicaps. Young women and not just riders will find in this book worthy role models for our time. Jackie C. Burke is a journalist who has been involved in horse sports all her life and knows just about.
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Tells the stories of pioneering equestriennes and their struggles to gain recognition in riding, particularly Olympic riding, from the WWII era to the present. Includes b&w photos. For general readers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780876057278
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/1997
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.45 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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