The Women’s Horse Industry Association is pleased to announce that The Black Stallion Literacy Foundation will participate at the 2nd Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky September 22-23, 2010.
The Black Stallion Literacy Foundation program is available for children in the lower elementary grades and the upper elementary grades. Books are given to children to keep forever; in the lower elementary program, usually first grade, they are given Little Black a Pony and Little Black Goes to the Circus. After receiving their first book, the children are taken to a farm and learn how to care for a horse. They meet the characters in the book and then read to a horse!
Upper elementary students, usually fourth and fifth graders, are given the hardback book, The Black Stallion. Schools, a copy of the movie, The Black Stallion, and a complete curriculum that teachers truly admire and utilize. As a reward for reading their book, these children are treated to an amazing equestrian show, the Black Stallion Show featuring performers from Arabian Nights, from Kissimmee, Florida. The show is the professional horse show that encourages children to read, brings the book to life and encourages children to read more of the books by Walter Farley.