This is interesting: who’s heard of the Women’s Horse Industry Association? Its website states that it is where women working in the horse industry connect. The WHIA is only four months old, and it already has 500 members. Founder Cathy Masters’ background is heavy in marketing and organizing women’s sports groups.
I wonder about the need for such an association. There’s not really a lack of connection between horsewomen in an already woman-dominated industry, at least not from where I’m standing.
The WHIA does seem to have a racing slant, which makes some sense. I’ve seen “Jockeys” so I know that women in the horse racing industry have it tougher than usual. Cathy also runs a racehorse syndicate business, so she must know that sport well.
In any case, it will be interesting to see how this group develops.