Child Sexual Abuse In Horse Sport and SafeSport Cases

(This article originally appeared December 2019 by Carley Sparks on Horse Network.) “If you tolerate it; you are condoning it,” reads a sign on the door of Murray Arena at the Okotoks Recreation Centre in Alberta. The sign refers to abuse of hockey officials, but it could just as easily apply to sexual abuse in the horse industry: if you tolerate it, you are condoning it. And for a long time, as the recent spate of SafeSport cases involving high profile trainers reveals, the equestrian [...]