|Titre :||Angels and Amazons: Riding Aside vs. Astride, 1880 - 1952|
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|Auteurs :||Erica Munkwitz, Auteur|
|Type de document :||document vidéo|
|Année de publication :||2018|
|Format :||25 min.|
EquivocÉpoque Contemporaine (XIXe-XXIe) ; Femme ; Monte En Amazone
During the late nineteenth century, more women than ever before participated in equestrian sports and spread horseback activities throughout Britain and the British Empire. Not only were women riding and fox-hunting with men by the 1880s, but they were riding exactly like them, on the same saddles and in similar clothes, by the early 1900s. Women in Britain did not pursue riding astride until about 1900, but their sisters in the British Empire, and particularly in India, had been riding this way much earlier. Women had traditionally ridden sidesaddle in Britain since Anne of Bohemia introduced the style in the fourteenth century, and many would continue to do so throughout the twentieth century, as evidenced by Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth’s riding sidesaddle for ceremonial functions like the Trooping of the Color.
So why abandon the sidesaddle? In fact, the shift from riding sidesaddle to riding astride likely occurred as imperial “bounce-back.” Imperial space and practicality allowed British women to innovate and change how they rode; thus, this new style of riding was brought back to Britain and instigated a sporting revolution for female equestrians at home. Such sweeping changes in riding styles and clothing (literally, wearing the breeches) indicates women’s importance not only in bolstering imperial ideologies, but also in promoting class and gender cohesion (as well as conflict) in Britain.
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