Gravitas Ventures will release the award-winning documentary feature UNBRANDED in theaters nationwide and on VOD on September 25. The film took home the Audience Awards from Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival - where it had its world debut - as well as from the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival this year.
The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), one of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian sporting events in the U.S., is pleased to announce nominations are now being accepted for the Third Annual WIHS Klinger Perpetual Award for Honor & Service, presented by Ariat International and EQUUS Foundation.
The beauty and flair of Spain’s Andalucía, the picturesque countryside and villages of Italy’s Tuscany, and the green rolling hills and historic landmarks of England’s Gloucestershire are the backdrops for ideal vacations when combined with lessons. These unique riding vacations immerse travelers in the highlights and character of a destination, often from the back of a horse, while setting up the opportunity to enhance the experience with riding or driving lessons.
by Julie Goodnight
Fear is a normal emotion to have around horses; it's what keeps you from doing something that could be deadly. There's nothing wrong with being afraid at times; but fear is a negative attribute when it impacts your enjoyment or controls your actions.
The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) has announced the launch of America’s Mustang, a nationwide campaign to celebrate and educate Americans about wild mustangs. As part of the effort, MHF and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have planned a series of events and community partnerships to inspire everyone—regardless of their involvement with horses—to take interest in the all-American wild mustang.
As a way to better reflect what it is and does, the Parelli Education Institute has announced that the organization has been renamed the Parelli Foundation. “We remain an independent, 501(c) 3 organization,” explains Executive Director Lori Northrup, “But now, we will be able to exclusively focus on our mission: programs and philanthropy for youth, horse welfare, therapeutic horsemanship and equine talent and career development scholarships. We have some exciting things in the works!”
The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is pleased to announce the wildly popular WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series, presented by Charles Owen, will be off and running again in 2015. The entertaining event features pint-sized jockeys in colorful silks racing the cutest, fluffiest Shetland Ponies to the cheers of spectators of all ages.
After a brilliant start in the current performance season, the Spanish Riding School is already preparing intensively for the anniversary performances, which will take place in June of the current year. Apart from the classic performances where the riders together with their Lipizzaner stallions present the High School of Classical Horsemanship and the programme of the Morning Exercise, which serves as daily exercise for the horses, our riders have yet started to train diligently for the gala performance at the Heldenplatz Square, taking place from June 25 to June 27.
The Time to Ride Challenge, offering $100,000 in cash and prizes, has signed up over 400 participants since opening for registration March 1st. Motivated by a desire to grow their businesses while reinvigorating the horse industry, providers have signed on to host beginner-friendly events between May 30-September 30. The top 10 hosts in three divisions that reach the most newcomers will win cash prizes up to $10,000.
As the contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby are starting to shape up, the world has begun to turn its attention to the twin spires of Churchill Downs for the high-stakes anticipation of "the most exciting two minutes in sports." From the iconic garland of roses awaiting the champion in the winner's circle to the potent mint juleps that infuse the day with "spirit," the Kentucky Derby is an American sporting event with unmatched history, tradition, and pageantry. Over its 140-year history, the Kentucky Derby has earned international acclaim as the greatest horse race in the world while maintaining a strong sense of regional identity.
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