Equestrian Stockholm’s mission is to empower women’s self-confidence and strengthen their opportunities to succeed, making every woman feel that nothing is impossible through the initiative #RideForWomen.
Many girls start their riding careers at an early age at riding schools, and many young girls choose to work hard in stables around the world to get the experience required. No matter where the journey begins, it is essential that you are treated with respect and feel safe.
About Sophie Jahn
Someone who didn’t get to enjoy this fundamental right growing up is the equestrian enthusiast Sophie Jahn. Her childhood took place at an idyllic horse farm with endless pasture and white fences in Eneby, located outside the capital of Sweden. Her parents ran one of Sweden’s most prominent riding schools and stud farms, selling horses in Sweden and world wide. The yard could facilitate more than 80 horses at a time and was an meaningful place for many young girls with big dreams of a successful career in the sport.
Under the neat surface and behind closed doors, however, abuse and domestic violence were part of everyday life. The father ruled with an iron fist, and his brutal and unpredictable methods made life challenging and uncertain for both the girls working at the farm and his own family.
Today, Sophie Jahn is an author of a book about her childhood and is working to shine a light on domestic violence and abuse in the equine sport as a speaker and entrepreneur. Sophie is not afraid to stand up as a leading spokesperson, and she believes that her story can be a game-changer and drive a more open conversation around this highly controversial topic.
Equestrian Stockholm and We Ride Together
We Ride Together is a non-profit organization created early in 2021 to shine a light on the endemic issue of sexual abuse in youth sports, starting with equestrian sport and then broadening to every sport. Its mission is to make the youth and amateur sports environment safer for all athletes.
Together with Sophie Jahn as an ambassador, Equestrian Stockholm wants to be involved and make a difference in connection with the We Ride Together organization, starting with donating 5% of the profit from the two collections Wild Rose and Stone Blue.