Audio Recording Lorna Chavez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-07-17. Exercise rider Lorna Chavez atop thoroughbred during a morning work-out at Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York. Photo by Ellen McHale.

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Title
Lorna Chavez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, 2012-07-17.
Summary
Lorna Chavez is an exercise rider who divides her time between Saratoga Springs (May through November) and the racecourse at Gulf Stream Park in Florida. She is a contract rider, who works for several trainers as an independent employee. Lorna talks about the kind of work that she does and some of the changes that she has experienced. She speaks about gender issues and issues of age. Originally from England, she also talks about differences in attitudes between England and the USA.
Contributor Names
Chavez, Lorna, interviewee.
McHale, Ellen, interviewer.
Occupational Folklife Project, sponsor.
Created / Published
2012-07-17
Subject Headings
-  Chavez, Lorna,--Interviews
-  Women in horse racing
-  Accidents
-  Age and employment
-  Apprenticeship programs
-  Clothing and dress
-  Diversity in the workplace
-  Employees--Training of
-  Employees
-  Hazardous occupations
-  Horse racing--United States--Employees--Interviews
-  Hours of labor
-  Income
-  Jargon (Terminology)
-  Labor laws and legislation
-  Part-time employment
-  Quality of work life
-  Race horses--United States
-  Racetracks (Horse racing)--United States
-  Self-employed
-  Sex discrimination in employment
-  Sex role in the work environment
-  Thoroughbred horse--Training
-  Wages
-  Work environment
-  Work ethic
-  Workmanship
-  Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)--event place
Genre
Digital photographs--Color--2010-2020
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  This interview took place in a restaurant at mid-morning, after Lorna had finished her riding for the day. There are children playing hide-and-seek near the area of the restaurant where we are sitting and a few times we are interrupted by the wait staff or the interviewee's phone ringing.
-  Recorded at the Horseshoe Restaurant, Nelson Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York, July 17, 2012.
-  Stable Views--Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2012-2013 (AFC 2012/034: 00294) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.
-  In English.
Medium
1 manuscript : pdf, text file.
1 sound file (WAV) (0:52:26) : digital, sound.
7 photographs : digital, Camera Raw, color.
Source Collection
Stable Views--Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2012-2013 AFC 2012/034: 00294
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
Library of Congress Control Number
2017655451
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Lorna Chavez is an exercise rider who divides her time between Saratoga Springs (May through November) and the racecourse at Gulf Stream Park in Florida. She is a contract rider, who works for several trainers as an independent employee. Lorna talks about the kind of work that she does and some of the changes that she has experienced. She speaks about gender issues and issues of age. Originally from England, she also talks about differences in attitudes between England and the USA.
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Credit line

Working the Port of Houston: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/006), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Western Folklife Center Occupational Folklore Project (AFC 2011/064), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Hairdresser and Beauty Shop Culture in America (AFC 2012/035), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chavez, Lorna, Interviewee, Ellen McHale, and Sponsor Occupational Folklife Project. Lorna Chavez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, -07-17. -07-17, 2012. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017655451/.

APA citation style:

Chavez, L., McHale, E. & Occupational Folklife Project, S. (2012) Lorna Chavez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, -07-17. -07-17. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2017655451/.

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Chavez, Lorna, Interviewee, Ellen McHale, and Sponsor Occupational Folklife Project. Lorna Chavez interview conducted by Ellen E. McHale, -07-17. -07-17, 2012. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017655451/>.