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The French equestrian world's blinkered approach to child sex abuse

By Quentin Müller, Margaux Solinas
The Jardy equestrian centre near Paris, June 2014. © Christophe Bricot / DPPI via AFP The Jardy equestrian centre near Paris, June 2014. © Christophe Bricot / DPPI via AFP

After decades of silence, the victims of child sex abuse in France's equestrian world are finally telling their stories. In some cases the offenders' suspect behaviour was known to other members of the close-knit horse riding and racing community, who nonetheless chose to say nothing. Meanwhile the president of the France's main riding federation has denied claims that he turned a blind eye to what was going on in the industry. Quentin Müller and Margaux Solinas report.

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