​​​​​​EQUUS Film Festival 2015 Director’s Panels

Enlightened Horsemanship Panel:   2:15 pm Friday (45 min)
Moderator - June Burgess – Equestrian Formula  

Film – One With The Herd – 03:10 min


Liz Mitten Ryan – Film - Canada - One With The Herd (film)
Jessica Fobert – Equestrian Series - Canada - Free Rein (series)
Sonny Garguilo  - Author/Horse Trainer - SONNYISMS " The Horse Lovers Guide To Common Sense!”
Rosalyn Berne – Author - USA - When the Horses Whisper: The Wisdom of Wise and Sentient Beings
Elsa Sinclair – Filmmaker – Taming Wild  (film)
Miriam Thiel – Filmmaker - Denmark – Talking To Golden Arrow (film)



The Right Side Of The Track – The Positive Side Of Horseracing:   

3:15 pm Friday (45 min)
Moderator – LA Pomeroy - Equinista

Film – The Black Turf Project – 14:50 min

Nicholas Carter & Drew Perkins – Directors - Racing The Times (film)
Gary Contessa - Thoroughbred Trainer - Gary Contessa Racing Stable  
Ross Peddicord  - Program Executive Director  - Maryland Horse Industry Board   
Ken Brown – The Black Turf Project (film)
Rachel Connolly Kwock – Producer/Director - Riding In Stride (film)



The Equestrian Film Director’s  Panel:   4:15 pm Friday (45 min)
Moderator - Diana DeRosa

Film – We Are The Horse – 04:00 min


Cindy Meehl - Executive Producer - Unbranded
Durrell Nelson – Filmmaker – Texas Rein
Victoria Racimo – Filmmaker/Director  - One Day
Michael Aku RoDriguez – Filmmaker/Director -  Their Last Ride
Jen Miller Director/Producer -  Horsefly Film & Rare Equine Trust
Sophie Dia Pegrum – Director/Producer -  Horsefly Film & Rare Equine Trust



The International Creators:   5:15 pm Friday (45 min)
Moderator - June Burgess – Equestrian Formula   


Film – Get Your Heart Jumping - Behind The Scenes – 14:00 min

Nathan Horrock – UK – Equine Productions
Sam Fleet – UK – Equine Productions
Tom Lloyd – UK – Live Before You Die / PONY (films)
Jolanda Ellenberger – Switzerland - Director -  Freedom Of The Heart A Foals Story
Mario Dirkx – Netherlands/Spain - Horse Of Kings
Stefan Morel - Canada - Blind Spot
Roopa Barua – India – Riders Of The Mist
Margot McMaster – Canada – The Caravan
Cristina Milani – Switzerland – Rules and Passion

Paolo Boriani – Italy -  Saga



The Authors Panel – 6:30 pm Friday  (45 min)
Moderator – LA Pomeroy - Equinista

Film – When The Horses Whisper – 03:00 min


John Blackburn - Author - Healthy Stables by Design
​Rosalyn Berne - Author - When The Horses Whisper: The Wisdom Of Wise And Sentient Beings
Wendy Williams - Author -  The Horse: The Epic History Of Our Noble Companion
Candace Wade – Author – Horse Sluts

 


The Horse Defenders Panel:  8:15 pm – 9:30 pm Friday  (1.5 hrs)
Moderator – Susan Kayne – Founder – Real Horse Rescues

Film – Born To Die – 11:00 min
Film – Marshal County Horse Neglect – News – 09:00 min
Film – HSUS – Tennessee Walking Horse Investigation Exposes Cruelty  

03:35 min

Leana Stormont - HSUS Equine Division
Richard “Kudo” Couto –Founder/Director  -  ARM - Animal Recovery Mission  (film)
Katia Louise – Director -  Saving America’s Horses (film)
Sharon Boeckle – Director -  Kill Pen (film)
Neta Rhyne – Writer/Producer - Their Last Ride  (film)
Sonja Meadows – Founder/President - Animal Angels 
Dr. Lester Friedlander – Activist - Citizens Against Equine Slaughter - Board of Directors 



Soring – What are they thinking?   12 pm Saturday (45 min)
Moderator - Candace Wade – Equine Author

Horse Nation Soring Article by Candace Wade

Film - AAWHA Soring Film – 03:00 min
Film - See It Through My Eyes – The Big Lick – Girl Scout Troop Documentary – 07:21 min


Leana Stormont - HSUS Equine Division
Suzi Clark - AAWHA - All American Walking Horse Alliance
Jeannie McGuire - AAWHA - All American Walking Horse Alliance
Walter Blankinship – Tennessee Walking Horse Supporter – Kensington Stables Brooklyn
Gregory A. Beroza, DVM, DACVS, DABVP - Veterinarian - www.horsedoc.com




Horses Are The Healers Panel:   1:00 pm Saturday  (45 min)
Moderator – Susan Kayne – Founder – Real Horse Rescues

Film –Freedom Farm– 18:00 min
Film – You’ve Got Time Now – 05:00 min


Liz Mitten Ryan – Canada - One With The Herd
Brian Reid – USA - Horses Know The Way Home




Young Riders and Horses - The Connection Panel: 

2:15 pm Saturday (45 min)
Moderator – LA Pomeroy - Equinista

Film – All About That Bert – 02:00 min
Film – Whip My Mane – 05:00 min


Jane A. DeCosta - Metropolitan Equestrian Team  
David Wilson – Screenwriter – Spirit Riders (film)
Gwendoline Cholat (Madeleine Bergier) Rider – Beyond Our Arena (film) - France

 


Those Beautiful New York City Carriage Horses:   3:15 pm Saturday  (45 min)
Moderator – LA Pomeroy - Equinista
Moderator - Diana DeRosa

Film – My Horse For A Kingdom by Sandi Bachom – 10:00 min

Sandi Bachom – Filmmaker  - My Horse For A Kingdom
Christina Hansen - Carriage Driver 
Keif Roberts – Director – Working Horses (film)
Peter J. Haas – Director – Working Horses (film)
Alexandra Summa – Carriage Horse Activist – ICONIC NYC




The Safety Of The Horse In Films:   4:15 pm Saturday  (45 min)
Moderator - Diana DeRosa
  
Victoria Racimo – Director/Actress/Producer -  One Day  (film)
Emma Massingale – Horsewear Commercial




America’s Magnificent  Mustangs:   5:15 pm Saturday (45 min)
Moderator – Susan Kayne – Founder – Real Horse Rescues

Film – Wild Mustang Birth in Utah Desert – 04:00

Film – Mustang Soul – 04:00

Suzanne Roy – Director American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign
Kelly Jay – Mustang Photographer – Official 2015 Wild Horse Fund Raiser Poster Winner
Stacey Riggs – Mustang Trainer – Corrals To Competition
Mitch Bornstein – Author / Mustang Trainer – Last Chance Mustang
Sonny Garguilo  - Author/Horse Trainer - SONNYISMS "THE HORSE LOVERS GUIDE TO COMMON SESNE!"
Carol Walker – Author/Wild Horse Advocate  -  Galloping to Freedom: Saving the Adobe Town Appaloosa




Horseware Ireland – Making Of The Horseware Commercial:  

6:45 pm Saturday  (45 min)
Moderator - June Burgess – Equestrian Formula  

Film – Behind The Scenes – 03:06 min


Emma Massingale – Equestiran Specialist – No Reins, No Rules, No Limits (film)
Nathan Horrocks  - Visual Director  -  Equine Productions Ltd
Jessie Smith – Product Marketing -  Horsewear Ireland Commercial



ALL Panels and Times Are Subject To Change Without Notice.

2015 EQUUS Directors Panels

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