EQUUS Film Fest Documentary Mustang Discovery Ride – National Anthem Send Off Performed By Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Choir

What better way to start the Mustang Discovery Ride in the morning on September 28, 2021, from the beach at Cape Henlopen Delaware, than with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. Working with Dr. Sue Anne Wells, Co-Founder of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy in Chattanooga Tennessee, the Mustang Discovery Ride team will be streaming the National Anthem before the riders start their 5,000-mile cross-country journey that morning and again on October 12th before the group rides into Washington DC. Plans to have the full choir on the beach were put on hold due to Covid concerns.

The Mustang Leadership Partners provides an equine program for the academy with Mustang horses. The girls from the program have been part of the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest for the past 6 years with a series of “Mustang” themed music videos. This year’s entry is a moving piece called “Go Change the World” written by Dr. Sue Anne Wells, Co-Founder of the Academy.

The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy is a single gender, small learning community for girls in grades 6-12. The college preparation curriculum is centered on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). CGLA offers girls an accelerated and integrated remediation approach that is intended to move them to proficient and advanced levels within core academic subjects. A range of social supports that reflects girls’ social development needs are integrated into the educational experience.

Mustang Leadership Partners (MLP) was established in February 2009 to provide girls and young women with an opportunity to develop, practice, and improve relationship skills, responsibility, social accountability, self-awareness and self-confidence—all of which are mirrored in the mustang’s behavior. Providing hands-on science experiences and equestrian training, the MLP program is grounded in the belief that horses are mirrors to our energy systems and teach us important life lessons. The MLP program serves girls who attend the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA), Tennessee’s first all-girls public charter school, which serves grades 6-12 and has a curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age, status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director, Human Resources, 1802 Bailey Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404, pothoshiarobinson@cglaonline.com, 423-664-5735.

 Mustang Discovery Ride presents unique Sponsorship opportunities for interested parties.

Please reach out to Mustang Discovery Foundation Executive Director, Lisa Diersen at lisa@equusfilmfestival.net or call 630-272-3077 for more information and to find out how you can become involved in this amazing cross-country adventure.

EQUUS Film Fest is providing home based support and management. J A Media Productions, Julianne Neal, will assist the team on the development of the documentary, podcast and docu-series.

 The Mustang Discovery Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a wild ride across America to inspire adoptions of living legends. We are working to help people discover how truly incredible these wild horses are, trekking with our favorite companions, 5,000 miles across America to inspire the adoption of 5,000 mustangs. “Mustang Discovery Ride”. Riders, Hannah Catalino and Lisanne Fear, will cover 12 states taking 12 months, with the assistance of their support crew. Starting in Delaware in September and ending their journey on the California coast next year.

 The EQUUS Film & Arts Fest 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.

 Save the dates! EQUUS Film & Arts Fest 2021 will take place both “Virtually” and “Live” November 12 – 21, 2021. With a Special “Thanksgiving” Weekend event. More info coming soon.

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CONTACT: Lisa Diersen 630-272-3077


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