Terry West Inducted into Maryland Horse Show Association Hall of Fame

Terry West.

Terry West added another accolade to her most lengthy and diversified resume when she was announced as one of the newest inductees into the Maryland Horse Show Association Hall of Fame Sunday.

West, one of the first black female jockeys, was a competitor on the racetrack for more than two decades before transitioning to the hunter-jumper industry, in which she continues to compete today. She has served as a board member of the MHSA and has been active in retraining off-track Thoroughbreds for the hunter and jumper rings, competing on numerous occasions in the Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, MD.

West’s granddaughter Kaitlyn Nicely-Harvey is a professional in Maryland, and the two joined the Plaidcast to talk about diversity, horsemanship and pathfinding in the sport: