Updated: Jul 14, 2020
Hello there, and welcome! I’m Jessica, the wearer-of-all-hats here at Pine Point Equestrian. I am so excited to be starting this new chapter in my journey and to be sharing it with you all. I hope to contribute advice, knowledge, interesting facts, and just generally a good read to my clients and supporters through this platform, in addition to the activity on my social media accounts.
This introduction comes at an unprecedented time for our country and community. With the COVID-19 outbreak, the equestrian industry has seen an incredible shift in how we run our businesses, attend shows and competitions, and even go about our daily lives of taking care of our horses and communicating with our clients. At this time (mid-June), South Carolina has begun reopening non-essential businesses and allowing socially distant gatherings. Our clients, friends, and family mean the world to us, and we are committed to maintaining a safe and clean environment. We will continue to maintain our distance for the time being and I am more than happy to wear a mask and/or gloves during lessons and all other interactions. If you are coming to C Square Farm, we have cleaning measures in place and ask that you wear a mask in close quarters, such as in the barn aisle and tack room. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these measures, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. For more information, here is the link to South Carolina’s COVID-19 resources website: https://sccommerce.com/covid-19-resources
Another relevant topic that needs discussion is the racial inequality our community has been facing, most notably marked in our country by the recent murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and the protests against police brutality that have followed. Throughout the past few weeks, many members of the equestrian community have taken to social media to share their voices and their stories. For me, it has been eye-opening. I have struggled to find the right words to say and have spent most of my time muddling my way through many different emotions and feelings that have surfaced surrounding these issues of injustice against people of color. The best way I know how to respond is by listening and learning in the hopes of sharing resources and stories that will bring about positive change in any way possible. The discussion and acknowledgement start with us. Below are a few links to resources and stories that have been helpful in my own education. #blacklivesmatter
Thank you for joining and supporting our community. We are so excited to have you along for the ride!
Until next time,
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