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Equestrian Living Readers Vote EQUUS Foundation as Favorite Equine Charity

“There’s no better way to kick off our 20th Anniversary than being voted the favorite equine charity in 2022 by the readers of Equestrian Living,” said Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation President. Read the feature story in the November-December issue of Equestrian Living here.

The EQUUS Foundation was born from love of the equestrian sport and the need to provide care to horses after their sport careers are over. The EQUUS Foundation awarded its first grants in 2003 to seven equine charities based in Connecticut and the metropolitan New York area.

Now, in its 20th year, the EQUUS Foundation supports 150 equine charities nationwide and is undertaking its most ambitious campaign in its 20-year history. “We’ve set the bar to raise $2 million to double our support of equine charities across the United States and to double our endowment to ensure that America’s horses are protected now and in the future,” said Coakley. Read more about our plans to celebrate our 20th Anniversary here.

Horses bring joy to millions of people, and help make those with the deepest of wounds whole again, but tens of thousands of horses are abused, neglected, and shipped across our borders for slaughter each year. NO HORSES should be subjected to the inhumane fate that awaits them – especially because there are solutions within our reach.

The EQUUS Foundation would like to express its appreciation to the readers of Equestrian Living for voting for the EQUUS Foundation as their favorite equine charity for 2022 and for featuring our story in the November-December 2022 issue.

To learn more about the EQUUS Foundation and their mission, please visit www.equusfoundation.org.

EQUUS Film & Arts Festival Officially Selects New Music Video ‘We Are the Wild Horses’

California wild horse and burro nonprofit Wild Horse Fire Brigade has produced a new music video for wild horses featuring award-winning singer/songwriter Ginalina

YREKA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 26, 2022 /EINPresswire.com — An emotionally powerful music video about wild horses has just been honored by the 2022 EQUUS Film & Arts Festival. This new music video, titled ‘We Are the Wild Horses’, produced by California nonprofit Wild Horse Fire Brigade, has been officially selected by the 2022 EQUUS Film & Arts Festival and will be premiered during the 10th annual EQUUS Film & Arts Festival in Sacramento California.

The EQUUS Film & Arts Festival will be held in Sacramento California and will run from December 2 through December 4th, 2022. Tickets for this event are available online at the Festival website.

The music video ‘We Are the Wild Horses’ is based upon actual events. It tells the story of a young poet-musician (Ginalina) who, upon learning about wild horses, their lives, and their plight after visiting the website of Wild Horse Fire Brigade, was compelled to compose a song about wild horses.

This was the beginning of her odyssey of discovery, which led her to travel over 2,000 miles and into the rugged wilderness of the Cascade Siskiyou mountains on the Oregon-California border in search of wild horses and the truth of their existence.

Upon reaching the wilderness and the wild horse observation station known as Wild Horse Ranch, Ginalina met wild horse ethologists William E. Simpson II and Michelle Gough, who are engaged in a continuous ongoing study of the behavioral ecology of free-roaming wild horses that was started in 2014 by Simpson.

“Uniquely in the study of any wildlife, Simpson has lived among the free-roaming wild horses as an embedded observer for the past 8 years. Simpson has coined the study method he uses as the ‘Goodall Method’ in honor of Dr. Jane Goodall, who pioneered the method of being an embedded observer during her study of the apes in Gombe Africa in the early 1960s,” said Deb Ferns, President of Wild Horse Fire Brigade.

Filming on location in the wilderness with Simpson and Gough presented many interesting challenges. “When some of the talent are wildlife, in this case wild horses, capturing the desired imagery is a tough assignment,” said Gough.

Interview: The making of the new music video ‘We Are the Wild Horses’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMVfBBhj6SA.

For more information, visit: https://www.WildHorseFireBrigade.org.

For more information about Ginalina Music, visit: https://www.ginalinamusic.com.

Information about 2022 EQUUS Film & Arts Festival can be found at these websites:
1) https://filmfreeway.com/EQUUSFilmFestival
2) https://www.equusfilmfestival.net/

Equine Network Has Acquired Horse Radio Network

Equine Network, LLC (“Equine Network”), the market-leading tech-enabled data and membership services platform to the $130 billion US equestrian industry, has announced it has completed its acquisition of the Horse Radio Network (“HRN”), one of the longest running independent podcasting networks in the world.

The expansion of Equine Network’s capabilities to include the Horse Radio Network fits naturally with the company’s plans for growth and mission to present innovative content and engaging digital experiences designed to inform and entertain their target audiences.

HRN produces a portfolio of podcasts that span across equestrian competitions and horse ownership. The podcasts include Horses in the Morning, the Dressage Radio Show, Adulting with Horses, and many more. Combining Equine Network’s Podcast Group with HRN will result in over 30 podcasts, with several more to be launched over the next year. The combined podcast platform will give smaller podcasters the opportunity to join the Equine Network’s podcast group and leverage relationships with larger advertisers, and will also provide advertisers a new way to connect with more focused audiences.

“The Horse Radio Network is very excited to be joining the Equine Network and adding its terrific podcasts to HRN,” Glenn the Geek, founder of the Horse Radio Network, added. “I am personally excited to continue to host Horses in the Morning with Jamie Jennings and to be running podcast operations for Equine Network. We would like to assure Horse Radio Network listeners that we are still going to be there for you providing the programming you have come to know and love.”

“Equine Network is thrilled to add the Horse Radio Network to our lineup of extraordinary brands,” said Melissa Kitchen, Vice President of Video and Creative Services at Equine Network. “Together, the range of the Equine Network and Horse Radio Network podcasts will ensure there is a podcast every horse person will love.”

For more information, visit www.equinenetwork.com.

Copyright (C) 2022 Horse Radio Network

New Pony Book Series by #1 Best-selling Author Elaine Heney Helps Children Fall in Love with Books

A series of pony books for children aged 8 and over by the #1 best-selling author Elaine Heney has shot to the top of the Amazon best-selling charts in the USA, UK & Canada.

These charming Connemara pony books follow the lives of 12-year-old Clodagh and her pony Ozzie.  In the Forgotten Horse, the first book in the series, Clodagh’s life changes dramatically when a mysterious grey Connemara pony called ‘Ozzie’ appears in the paddock by her home. Charged with caring for him by the local manor’s owner, she quickly befriends him. But what will happen when his absent owner unexpectedly reappears and sells him to a riding school with a very bad reputation? Can Clodagh save her new pony friend? Or does she have to say goodbye to Ozzie forever?

These wholesome and heart-warming books are capturing the imagination of children all over the world, and helping them to put down their digital devices and start reading books again – much to the delight of their parents! You can find these books at www.writtenbyelaine.com.

Elaine Heney is the #1 best-selling equestrian author, award-winning filmmaker, director of Grey Pony Films, and creator of the Listening to the Horse™ documentary. She has helped over 120,000 horse owners in 113 countries to create great relationships with their horses. Learn more at www.greyponyfilms.com.

Tegan Vincent-Cooke: “Whether I win or not, I’m a face that is a role model for people of colour”

The May edition of The Para Equestrian Digest is now out!

In this edition of The Para Equestrian Digest, British Para Dressage athlete, four-time British Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Dressage Champion, aspiring Paralympian and TikTok (@teganvincentcooke) star Tegan Vincent-Cooke talks about race in equestrian sport.

About The Para Equestrian Digest
The FEI launched The Para Equestrian Digest in February 2022.  The online magazine was created for Para Equestrian athletes and the people connected to the sport so they can share – in their own words – their personal experiences and disability stories. Every month, the Digest will put the spotlight on an athlete or project in Para Equestrian sport with the aim of improving disability awareness and inclusion.

Previous editions of The Para Equestrian Digest: https://www.fei.org/stories/lifestyle/my-equestrian-life/para-equestrian-digest

April 2022: Paralympic & World Championship medallist Rodolpho Riskalla (BRA) provides his views of what businesses can do to provide a more inclusive environment for people with disabilities.

March 2022: US Paralympian and 2021 FEI Against All Odds Award winner Beatrice De Lavalette (USA) talks about mental health and how she coped with losing both her legs in the airport terrorist attack in Brussels (BEL) on 22 March 2016.

February 2022: Five-time Paralympic gold medallist and two time European Para Dressage champion Natasha Baker, MBE, OBE (GBR) talks about ableism and what can be done to change people’s attitudes towards disability.

Media contact:

Vanessa Martin Randin
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
vanessa.randin@fei.org
+41 78 750 61 73

Rodolpho Riskalla: “You can do the job even if you’re disabled”

Rodolpho Riskalla (BRA) riding Don Henrico at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (© FEI/Liz Gregg)

The April edition of The Para Equestrian Digest is now out!

This month, Paralympic & World Championship medallist Rodolpho Riskalla (BRA) provides his views of what businesses can do to provide a more inclusive environment for people with disabilities.

About The Para Equestrian Digest

The FEI launched The Para Equestrian Digest in February 2022.  The online magazine was created for Para Equestrian athletes and the people connected to the sport so they can share – in their own words – their personal experiences and disability stories. Every month, the Digest will put the spotlight on an athlete or project in Para Equestrian sport with the aim of improving disability awareness and inclusion.

Previous editions of The Para Equestrian Digest: https://www.fei.org/stories/lifestyle/my-equestrian-life/para-equestrian-digest

March 2022: US Paralympian and 2021 FEI Against All Odds Award winner Beatrice De Lavalette talks about mental health and how she coped with losing both her legs in the airport terrorist attack in Brussels (BEL) on 22 March 2016.

February 2022: Five-time Paralympic gold medallist and two-time European Para Dressage champion Natasha Baker (MBE, OBE) talks about ableism and what can be done to change people’s attitudes towards disability.

Media contact:

Vanessa Martin Randin
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
vanessa.randin@fei.org
+41 78 750 61 73

March 30th Live Screening – The Mustangs – America’s Wild Horses

Join the EQUUS Foundation for the live screening of “The Mustangs” on March 30 in Wellington, Florida at 5 pm, presented by the Robb Report. The screening will feature a “Meet & Greet” with the film’s producer and co-director, Steven Latham, and a live Q & A with others involved with the film’s production.

Executive produced by Robert Redford, Patti Scialfa Springsteen, and Jessica Springsteen, “The Mustangs” explores the complicated history and challenges currently facing America’s Wild Horses but also highlights some hopeful solutions and features people who are helping these icons. There are more than 80,000 wild horses on our public lands and more than 50,000 in government corrals.

Wednesday, March 30, at 5:00 pm
Movies at Wellington
Wellington, FL 33414
$25 per person
Complimentary to Stepping Out Registrants
Meet & Greet & Live Q&A with Film Producer & Co-Director Steven Latham
Mask Recommended for Admittance

RSVP by Tuesday, March 29, here!

“America’s wild horses represent freedom, strength, and resilience. This film takes audiences on an exciting journey throughout the country to understand their plight,” said Latham in first announcing the film at an EQUUS Foundation event in 2019. The EQUUS Foundation is matching the first $25,000 raised during the EQUUS Foundation Stepping Out campaign, which has been extended to run through June 15, to benefit America’s Wild Horses. Learn more and register here.

To learn more about the EQUUS Foundation and their mission, please visit www.equusfoundation.org.

Highlights News Film from the Rolex Grand Prix at the Dutch Masters 2022

Daniel Deusser and Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z. © Rolex/Peggy Schroeder.

Geneva, Switzerland, 14 March 2022 – The 2022 Rolex Grand Prix at The Dutch Masters was won by Rolex Testimonee Daniel Deusser from Germany riding Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z. In doing so he also claimed an additional bonus for non-consecutive Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping wins, following his victory at CHIO Aachen last year.

The Rolex Grand Prix at The Dutch Masters in the Netherlands was the first equestrian Major of 2022, which together with the Rolex Grand Prix at CSIO Aachen, CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’, and CHI Geneva, form the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, considered to be the sport’s most demanding challenge.

The highlights film can be seen here:

Virginie Chevailler
Rolex SA
virginie.chevailler@rolex.com
+41 (0) 22 302 2619

Merrick Haydon
rEvolution
mhaydon@revolutionworld.com
+44 (0) 7748 186 833

Alamo of the Onaqui, a Mustang Mission

Alamo in the wild ©GreigHugginsPhotography.

Cloud Foundation Volunteer Coordinator and founder of Mustang Mission Wild Horse Rescue, Erin Phillips, was recently featured with her wild mustang Alamo in the Effingham Herald this week.

Alamo is one of the lucky ones. While Erin, and all of us, prefer that Alamo could live out his life in the wild, we recognize how fortunate he is to have found a safe home off the range, especially as an older stallion.

Click here to read this heartwarming story of how a young woman from Georgia is taking on the fight to save wild horses.

As part of her research while she awaited Alamo’s arrival, Erin made it a mission to track down photographs of her mustang in the wild.

Her search led her to the very talented wild horse photographer, Greig Huggins, who captured Alamo in all his wild glory on the Onaqui range in Utah.

If you’re as in love with wild horses as we are, check out Greig’s work at www.utahwildhorses.com.

The Cloud Foundation
www.thecloudfoundation.org

The Best Depiction of Horses in Video Games

Image: https://images.pexels.com/photos/7047301/pexels-photo-7047301.jpeg.

Across the world, people have been unable to go and spectate at horse racing events due to the pandemic.

Events across the US have been canceled, such as those at Golden Gate Fields, or they’ve gone on behind closed doors. Then as a consequence of attendees being locked out, they have only been available to be viewed on TV or via streaming platforms. If that wasn’t enough, as we head into winter, some of us who enjoy going riding will struggle with the cold conditions as they’re not conducive to getting out and about too.

So, when considering one or both factors, it means people have resorted to finding alternative ways to enjoy their hobbies. One of those is video gaming, as it’s possible to get on horseback via digitally based platforms. Some titles stand out more than others, so we’ve taken the time to look through the list and bring them to you, so you can concentrate fully on virtually saddling up.

The Witcher 3

The Witcher is a name instantly recognizable to gamers and has since become popular with TV viewers courtesy of the series released on Netflix. However, many do not realize the game has one of the most memorable horse riding experiences available. With the game map being so vast, there’s no better way to get around, and it’s not just a token gesture either. Roach, your steed, is a vital part of the Witcher experience, and there’s a lot of interactivity with your stallion throughout. Players get the chance to upgrade their accessories, from saddles to blinders and more.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Out of all the games available, this is the one that stands out far and beyond the rest when it comes to horse riding and interactions. The graphical representation of the animals is fantastic; the way they move and sound when their hooves hit the floor is exceptional, and it’s not surprising as Red Dead Redemption 2 is revered for so many things. Rockstar’s blockbuster title was released in 2018, and as Gala Casino details, it follows Arthur Morgan on his adventures around the Wild West, who relies on his steed for so much. That importance is also nicely integrated into the game through the bonding system. Yes, you read that right: you have to show your horse affection, feed it, and ensure it is groomed too. In doing so, you expand its abilities as you gain more trust. It will then cross deeper rivers, jump larger obstacles, and have more energy.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

While the other two titles on this list lean towards an ultra-realistic look and have riding physics akin to what we’re used to, the representation in Dragon Quest XI is not as measured, but it’s just outright fun. The mechanics are simple, hold down one button on your controller to get your horse moving, then use the left stick to control its direction. The speed of your steed will force enemies out of your path in this Japanese role-playing game where battles are prevalent. However, there are horse races with varying difficulty levels to get involved in which if you’re the victor, the game gives you a small reward too.