The EQUUS Film Channel will be adding “Today’s Wild West” from director Mark Bedor, the winner of the National Cowboy Museum’s 2018 Western Heritage Award for best Western Lifestyle TV show, to the EQUUS Film channel in 2021.
‘Today’s Wild West’ is a half hour magazine show, combining Mark’s experience as a television news anchor and reporter with his love of the West. Written, directed, and hosted by Mark Bedor – author, photographer, musician, horseman, cowboy.
The debut episode profiles the exciting Single Action Shooting Society, The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, Western Stuntman Loren Janes, Artist Reine River, and shows how you can confidently and safely learn to ride a horse. Over the last 15-plus years, Mark Bedor’s photography of the people and places of the American West has been published in more than two dozen magazines. His photography is also featured in two beautiful coffee table books: Great Ranches of Today’s Wild West; and Great Rides of Today’s Wild West and many of the places featured in the TV show Today’s Wild West are also featured in the books.
EQUUS is excited to bring this inspiring Western content to the channel and we are looking forward to embracing an ever-growing, horse loving, Cowboy & Cowgirl audience.
Founded in 2013 by Lisa Diersen, Fest 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. 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. Every horse has a story, it’s our mission at the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest to share those stories, through film, art and literature.
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