EQUUS Film & Arts Fest Announces Films & Documentaries Entered from Sixteen Countries

EQUUS Film & Arts Fest is screening a collection of over eighty films and documentaries from sixteen countries in Lexington Kentucky this year. We will host over forty filmmakers and their guest at the event! International filmmakers from around the world will be joining us to celebrate the horse.

The EQUUS Film & Arts Fest takes place December 5 – 8, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Kentucky in the Wrigley Media Group Theaters. The Pop-Up Gallery will be located in the International Museum Of The Horse, all of the EQUUS Artist & Authors can be found there. Filmmakers will be located in the Wrigley Media Group Theater area in the Visitors Center.

A list of the films will be available on the EQUUS Film Festival website and the program will be available on November 10th.  Visitors will be able to watch these amazing films and then listen to the filmmakers as they discuss their projects on the Filmmakers PANEL.

There will be an interesting and educational selection of PANELS at this year’s fest. Covering topics about Horse Care and Saddle fitting to the PAST Act. We will also be discussing PTSD and TBI therapy using horses. “What Is A Long Rider?” PANEL will have speakers who have ridden thousands of miles on horseback, Bernice Ende, the Lady Long Rider will be a featured guest speaker. We will have several guest speakers from around the world to discuss the issues facing horse today. The PANEL schedule will be available by November 10th and you will be able to set up times to visit and interview the speakers who will be attending the fest.

Elizabeth Shatner and her All Glory Project will be on hand as a collection of documentaries highlighting the use of horses to heal the hearts and souls of our veterans and first responders is screened. The All Glory Project seeks to promote, foster and support programs and institutions and that utilize animal-assisted therapies, adjunct therapies, and complementary interventions in aiding the military, its veterans and their families. They are a national 501c3 public charity, a campaign of consciousness to thank our heroes, human and animal alike, as well as their families. They help therapeutic centers to initiate and expand programs for all those affected by military service, and they support efforts to increase public awareness and industry research about the powers of animal-assisted and adjunct therapy.

Jennifer O’Neill will talk about her Hillenglade™ Equine-Assisted Program in Nashville Tennessee, where they offer a free three-month Hope and Healing at Hillenglade Empowerment Transition Program. She will be joining us on Thursday evening at VIP Party in the International Museum Of The Horse.


This year’s EQUUS Film & Arts Fest will host over eighteen equine authors and twelve American & International equine artists in our Pop-Up Gallery located in the International Museum Of The Horse. Literary works and beautiful artwork will be on display and for sale at the fest. Visitors will be able to meet their favorite artist, filmmakers and authors, as well as having them sign their works, creating a total personalized experience for the guest. We are expecting more than 30 filmmakers to be joining us!

World renown equine artist and author John Hockensmith will host a reception for EQUUS filmmakers, artist, authors and guest at his gallery, Hockensmith’s Fine Art Editions Gallery, 146 East Main Street in Georgetown Kentucky on Friday evening 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

WRIGLEY Media Group will be hosting an Open House for fest VIP’s on Saturday afternoon. The tour will highlight their state of the are studio and filmmaking center in the heart of Lexington.

Located at 804 Newtown Circle, Lexington.

Horse & Barrel Tours will host a fun evening of Bourbon and wine tastings on Saturday evening from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm for the VIP’s at their new Visitor’s Center in Lexington. Owner Abe Owen and local Lexington artist Monica Pipia will be on hand to introduce guest to a wonderful selection of the best Bourbon that Kentucky has to offer, and EQUUS Film shorts will be screening.

Located at 1091 E New Circle Road, Lexington, KY.

The EQUUS film Festival is the leading showcase for domestic and international equestrian content including feature films, shorts, documentaries, music videos, commercials, training, educational materials, art and literature. Now available on HORSE NETWORK on demand to all your devices.

 The seventh annual EQUUS Film & Arts Fest will take place December 5 – 8, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Kentucky in the Wrigley Media Group Theaters. EQUUS Film & Arts Fest is the first event of its kind to offer a home to equine storytellers from around the world, 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 companion, 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. Diana is a veteran equestrian photojournalist, who has traveled the world and has recorded equestrian history for over 35 years. Her story and photography have taken her to over 30 countries. An accomplished rider herself, De Rosa understands the horse world from many different angles. She also has two of her own columns on hubpages.com/@dianaderosa. Her photography can be seen at www.dianaderosa.com

The EQUUS Film Festival highlights and rewards the diverse and creative efforts of those who pay artistic homage to the horse.

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CONTACT: Lisa Diersen 630-272-3077



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