Miller to use event to raise awareness for breast cancer
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 30, 2014) — Horses and Hope is going international. Champion equestrian and Horses and Hope Pink Stable member Misdee Wrigley Miller will compete later this week in two European Equestrian World Cup qualifying events in Lähden and Riesenbeck, Germany. While there, she will spread awareness about the importance of breast cancer screening, early detection and education through the Horses and Hope program—sharing the program’s best practices and encouraging international participation.
Since 2009, Miller has served as a member of the Pink Stable, a committee of Kentucky horse owners, riders, trainers, farm owners and jockeys that support the Horses and Hope initiative.
Miller is a fourth-generation horsewoman and has been involved in the horse business her entire life. She is an accomplished rider and competed as a United States team member twice in the FEI Pair Horse World Championships, and also competed in the 2013 USEF National Champion in Pairs and the 2014 USEF Reserve National Champion in 4-In Hands.
Horses and Hope has hosted several breast cancer race days at Kentucky racetracks in the past six years, reaching nearly 1 million race track and horse show fans and educating nearly 16,000 equine employees. The program has screened close to 700 workers and detected breast cancer in two individuals, both of whom have received treatment.
The next Horses and Hope Race Day will be at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky., on Aug. 2.