Young horse rider wins honors with uncommon style, 30 April 2008, Post Tribune, Merrillville, Indiana
A young, local equestrienne, Kaile Silvert [4th photo down], started riding when she was just 6 years old. Now 12, Kaile is an accomplished rider with top honors at numerous competitions, and she does it all while riding sidesaddle.
As Orthodox Jews, the Silvert family observe religious laws of modest dress. Kaile does not ride astride because she wears dresses and skirts, but riding sidesaddle doesn’t hinder her.
Kaile and her horse, 12-year-old Comet, recently won the International Sidesaddle Organization’s high point junior rider title for the second consecutive year.