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Empowersports Women’s Riding Council

The Empowersports Women’s Riding Council exists to uplift the passions that fuel women and put forth deliberate efforts for increased representation, inclusion and participation of women in powersports. The council joins women from all backgrounds and riding terrains as respected representatives of their sports, who will meet regularly with Polaris leaders to discuss breaking down barriers including increasing diverse female representation, vehicle and gear considerations, safety practices, combating biases and demystifying the sport for more women.


Comprised of distinguished women who are riders, adventurers, leaders and entrepreneurs who bring unique perspectives and insights to the powersports space, Empowerspots Women's Riding Council members are champions for advocacy, empowering women, building community, sparking adventure and fostering safety.

Michelle Barraza with her pink RZR

Michelle Barraza

RZR Racer

Carrie Barton smiling

Carrie Barton

Klim & Timbersled Brand Ambassador, Dirt Bike Racer & Tour of Idaho Finisher

Julie Ann Chapman wearing a coat in the woods

Julie-Ann Chapman

She Shreds Mountain Adventures Founder & Professional Snowmobiler, Team Polaris Athlete

Amy David smiling in a snowy field

Amy David

Professional Mountain Athlete, Skier, Guide, Polaris Snowmobile Ambassador & Content Creator

Racer 1

Gevin Fax

Actor, Musician, Educator & Speakers Bureau Ambassador

Vicky Gray under the blue sky

Vicki Gray

International Female Ride Day® & MOTORESS® / Founder; Road & Race Instructor

Lisa Lockhart portrait

Lisa Lockhart

Rodeo Champion, Rancher & Polaris Ranger Ambassador

Kristen Matlock wearing RZR gear

Kristen Matlock

Professional RZR racer and SCORE Baja 1000 Champ

Portrait of Jody Perewitz

Jody Perewitz

Racer & Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Famer

Porsche Taylor portrait

Porsche Taylor

Black Girls Ride Magazine Founder & Cross-Country Rider

Racer 1

Jolene Van Vugt

Stuntwoman, Nitro Circus Action Sports Athlete, Canadian Woman’s National Motocross Champion & RZR Ambassador

Kelly Yazdi on the road

Kelly Yazdi

Ride Wild Creator, Polaris Adventures Ambassador, Actor & Host