Concerning the exchange of letters between Jennifer Yoder and Eventing Nation.
There were people of color volunteering at Plantation Field this past weekend.
The subject of the offensive name never came up, and if they had been offended by it they wouldn’t have been there.
EN and USEA really overstepped this time.
There are SO SO many places with the word plantation in it. Why are we singling out plantation field?? It’s held in UNIONville.
Claiming the name has anything to do with the recent atrocities against blacks by law enforcement and that is why it was the name became an issue is not a relevant comparison.
THERE were SO many ways this could have been handled differently for a much more positive end. I’m personally mystified exactly why it became such an issue. Now we all get to choose on whose side we align ourselves.
This was sent by “long time eventor whose been at the top of the sport” as her signature as she doesn’t want to get in an email debate. because she's already sick of it, and it is bad for the sport that we all enjoy “enjoyed.”
The Horse does not print anonymous letter, but this was not anonymous, as she signed the letter to The Horse, just asked it not be publicized.