EQUUS Film Festival Rides Into The Extreme Mustang Makeover

Showcasing Mustangs In The Movies

 EQUUS Film Festival is proud to announce an exciting addition to the 2019 schedule, Extreme Mustang Makeover, in Lexington Kentucky.  EQUUS will highlight Mustangs In The Movies on Thursday June 20, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. EQUUS Film Festival at Extreme Mustang Makeover is presented by the Mustang Heritage Foundation and the Kentucky Horse Park in the Wrigley Media Group theater, located in the Visitors Center.

EQUUS’ festivities kick off on Thursday June 20 at noon and films run throughout the day finishing at 7:00 pm.

Featured films include and will run in this order:

  • COBRA THE MUSTANG FROM WILD TO WORLD CHAMPION (2018) USA
  • WILD HORSE ROAD TRIP BRINGING HOME THE SOUL SISTER MUSTANGS (2018) USA
  • KENTUCKY LIFE MUSTANG MAKEOVER (2019) USA
  • CORRALS TO COMPETITION (2015) USA
  • DEAR WILD ONE (2018) USA
  • SAVING THE MUSTANG: AMERICA’S HORSE ON THE BRINK (2018) CANADA
  • WILD (2018) USA
  • RETURN OF THE HORSE (2014) USA
  • THE MUSTANG BOOK PROJECT (2018) USA
  • MUSTANG…A MIRROR OF THE SOUL (2017) USA
  • MUSTANG SAVIORS (2019) USA

EQUUS will feature the documentary “Mustang Saviors” by filmmaker David Glossberg about Braveheart’s Therapeutic Riding Center in Illinois, offering rehabilitation programs, utilizing rescued Mustang horses, for veterans suffering from PTSD.

ABOUT THE MUSTANG HERITAGE FOUNDATION
The mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to create and promote programs and activities that provide information and education about wild horses, elevate their image and desirability, provide opportunities to become involved in the wild horse experience and secure adequate numbers of caring homes for excess horses. Working in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the Mustang Heritage Foundation is passionate about the successful placement of mustangs into private care so future generations can enjoy this distinctive feature of our American heritage. The Mustang Heritage Foundation has placed over 9,800 mustangs into private care since 2007.

ABOUT THE EQUUS FILM FESTIVAL
The seventh annual EQUUS Film Festival will take place December 6 – 8, 2019. EQUUS Film Festival is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers, from around the world, of the horse through feature films, documentaries, video’s, commercials, and short films as well as cultural elements of fine equestrian art and literature.

Founded in 2013 by Lisa Diersen, President/Director, an avid equestrian who has spent her life in the company of horses. Lisa’s mission is to show the world how horses can bring everyone together regardless of race, age, gender, abilities or disabilities. She presently raises, trains, and loves Lusitano horses in Maple Park, Illinois, with her faithful campion, the spunky Jack Russell, Amore. Diana De Rosa, an international equine photographer and journalist, joined EQUUS in 2015 as co-organizer of the NYC event. The EQUUS Film Festival highlights and rewards the diverse and creative efforts of those who pay artistic homage to the horse.

The EQUUS Film Festival is now available on-demand, streaming to all your devices. Visit our website at www.equusfilmfestival.net and like us on FaceBook and Twitter.

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CONTACT: Lisa Diersen, 630-272-3077
lisa@equusfilmfestival.net

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