The adventures of Selika – Film review

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Some time ago I wrote about an upcoming equestrian short film by Sybil H. Mair, called The Adventures of Selika, starring Karidja Toure as the lead role. At the time, filming had only just begun and was still in its early stages. As a lover of all things equestrian I was particularly excited to see a young black écuyère brought to the forefront in such an artistic way, and a story around her life being reimagined and told through film. Sadly I was unable to honour my invitation the London film premiere but I’ve now had the pleasure of watching the film, and it’s now also available for you all to purchase. Continue reading

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The adventures of Selika ~ An upcoming equestrian film

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Some time last year I came across a photo of the real Selika Lazevski (pictured above – left) and was left completely mesmerized. Selika was a black  écuyère, a dressage rider who rode in French circuses and hippodromes in the 19th century. I developed a fascination for her, talked to my friends about her, posted her photo on my Instagram page and started reading more about her online. So I’m sure you can imagine how thrilled I was to find out that a film about her life was currently in production, directed by Sybil Mair and starring the very talented actress Karidja Toure, who will be playing the lead role of Selika. This is a story I cannot wait to see unfold on my screen.  Continue reading

Hyde Park Stables ~ Horse riding in central London

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If you are an equestrian in London, riding in Hyde Park is probablyone of those things on top of your bucket list, no matter how experienced you are as a rider – it just has to be done. Right? The good thing about Hyde Park stables is you don’t actually have to be an experienced rider to enjoy a hack in London’s most beautiful park. The stables are open to everyone and the horses here are very well trained.

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