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Jeremy Reese and his horse Max, Lexington, Kentucky, 2019

The Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry

Welcome! Explore the stories of African American horsemen and women. Research the people, their photos, documents, and artifacts. Listen to their oral histories. Contribute to a shared understanding of the African American equestrian experience.

Research The Collection

Search for your own name, an ancestor, or references for scholarly work. Browse through all the contributions we’ve received from institutions, museums, libraries, and individuals. Each person has a brief biographical profile, followed by their related stories, items, events, horses and organizations. Content is continually being added, so check back often.


Contribute to the Chronicle

A Community of Contributors

Keep your history alive, and make new connections by sharing your stories, photos, documents, and memorabilia. Join the growing community of contributors who care about preserving the legacy of African American horsemen and women.

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Angelique Bell

Lexington, Kentucky
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John Hughes Sr.

Lexington, Kentucky
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Kentucky Historical Society

Frankfort, Kentucky