WOMEN IN RACING PANEL SET FOR THURSDAY
The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) is premiering a virtual event featuring women who have made great strides in West Virginia’s horse racing industry. The “Women in Racing” panel will take place Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m. and the public can tune in on HHOMA’s Facebook page.
“This is a unique opportunity to hear from women involved in West Virginia’s horse racing industry and learn from their experiences,” said HHOMA Executive Director Jill Upson. “We’re very honored to host a panel of inspirational women who represent our state so well.”
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The event includes a special introduction from West Virginia’s First Lady Cathy Justice – an accomplished equestrian in her own right – along with remarks from Mountaineer Park HBPA Executive Director Jana Tetrault, HHOMA Executive Director Jill Upson, and West Virginia Women’s Commission Executive Director Julie Palas.
Featured panelists include:
- Vicky Moon | Author of “Sylvia Rideoutt Bishop had a Way with Horses: A Pioneering African American Woman’s Career Training Race Horses.”
- Jennifer Johnson | Thoroughbred owner, breeder, and third-generation horse trainer.
- Carol Holden | Co-founder and president of the West Virginia Breeder’s Classic.