#IAMPARTOFTHECHANGE, a campaign to increase diversity and inclusion throughout the equestrian industry.

Ride out Racism is proud to have partnered with the DHD Foundation, and co-founded #IAMPARTOFTHECHANGE.

Reece met Hickstead Director Daisy Bunn, a director of the DHD Foundation, after he was nominated to appear on her popular Horse & Country TV series, Daisy Dines With, through his role as an ambassador of The Urban Equestrian Academy. Talking about their partnership, Daisy said: “Reece is a very determined and impressive young man, and he is doing such important work within our sport and industry. We have become great friends, and we wanted to work on a campaign together, that could actually spark real effective change.”

Launch Projects

“We want to build a more diverse equestrian world, where seeing faces of every colour, and people from every sphere of life is the norm, and where acceptance is automatic.”
A happy hoofmas gift
After a hugely successful Ride Out Racism fundraising ride organised by Karla Dalton in 2020, we gave the gift of riding to 10 young people from disadvantaged communities for Christmas. After a lesson with International Showjumper Jay Halim at BHS accredited equestrian centre Moor Farm, our young people will enjoy a yard tour and Q&A, as well as a stocking stuffed full of horsie goodies.
Online Talks With the Ebony Horse Club’s Youth Council
During such strange times, where lockdown has prevented many of Ebony’s regular riders being able to visit the stables, we have organised a series of hosted, live Zoom calls with experts from every corner of the equestrian industry.
From world-class riders and travelling grooms, to course designers, vets and videographers, Ebony’s members have enjoyed virtual talks, yard tours, course walks, demos, and Q&A sessions, as well as invaluable advice on access routes to career opportunities within the equestrian industry.
Let’s Make A Change
We are providing Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) training grants to leading
equestrian consumer brands. In exchange for a commitment from the brands themselves, to increase representation and inclusivity across their businesses, we will be working with a leading EDI training agency to provide training programmes and workshops, as well as some specially created online resources.
Riding Into The Future
A unique element of the BHS Career Pathways programme, the complete horsemanship pathway supports participants to become world-leading equestrian coaches, with the 360-degree understanding, knowledge and skills to support their clients, and the next generation, in reaching their goals and ambitions.

Reece will complete his coaching qualifications in 2021, an essential element of his continued work within the industry and his commitment to meaningful, effective progress and change.

They are part of the change

The campaign launched in November 2020, and many top professional riders lent their support by appearing in the campaign’s launch video, including the Rio 2016 Olympic showjumping gold medallist Nick Skelton, and a host of riders across the major disciplines including Carl Hester, Laura Tomlinson, Laura Collett, William Whitaker, Shane Breen, Laura Kraut, Paralympic medallist Natasha Baker and equestrian personality Esme Higgs.