Leading horse trainers and Olympians, top clinicians, international performers and award winning filmmakers, will come together for the annual conference & film festival at the Montana Center for Horsemanship in Dillon, Montana. The Natural Horsemanship Revolution promises 3-days of learning, education, inspiration, tears, laughter and the joy of being with horses in a breathtaking environment.
The Montana Center for Horsemanship, in partnership with the University of Montana Western, is teaming up with EQUUS International Film Festival for a public conference with some of the world’s leading horsemen and horsewomen. The goal — to inspire, educate, and advance the well being of horse and human. “By understanding where we’ve come from in the horsemanship world and where we’re going in years to come,” says coordinator Janet Rose, “we can begin and continue to build upon the far reaching, high impact legacy of natural horsemanship.”
William Kriegel, co-founder of the Montana Center for Horsemanship and founder of Haras de la Cense, Europe’s leading equine education center near Paris, France says “Natural Horsemanship is a global phenomenon, revolutionizing our understanding of horses. The Natural Horsemanship method taught at the Montana Center for Horsemanship provides a blueprint for all that horse and human need to build a true partnership.”
The Conference celebrates where the world of horsemanship has come from historically, genetically, philosophically and in practice and where it’s going with widely respected, esteemed individuals including Buck Brannaman, Jim Wofford, Dr. Glenn Blodgett (6666 Ranches), AQHA breeder Stan Weaver, global performer and horsewoman Kansas Carradine, Drs. Steve Peters, Sue Dyson and Anne Perkins, and many others, contributing to our greater understanding of the horse-horse human relationship. With roundtables, breakout sessions, demonstrations and hands-on with horses from a wide range of educators and trainers, and exhibitors as well as award winning films from this year’s EQUUS International Film Festival, MCH and Montana Western will showcase, celebrate and advance the global impact of horses in human lives, worldwide.
The Conference and Film Festival will also bring some of the great horse films and filmmakers to Dillon, Montana. Among them, Steven Latham, who produced the award-winning new documentary, “The Mustangs – America’s Wild Horses,” an official selection of EIFF this year with its Dillon premiere September 8th. Steven is an award-winning documentary producer/director; creator of the PBS series, Shelter Me, which tells uplifting stories about homeless animals and the people who help them. He also produced the series, The Living Century, with Barbra Streisand which told amazing stories about people who were at least 100 years old. Steven produced The Mustangs…” with executive producers Robert Redford, Patti Scialfa Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen. Steven will lead a roundtable discussion about the film and the issues it covers. Other award- winning films include “American Horses,” which recently premiered on PBS – Nature, and a beautiful short, “The Soul of the Horse” among others.
There will also be a free, public community screening of the film “Buck” on Friday, September 9th at 7pm. Buck Brannaman will introduce the film and provide Q&A.
Early bird registration is now open on Eventbrite.com. For more information about Sponsorship, Hosting, Presenting & Participation, contact coordinator, Janet Rose at 406.925.3270
The mission of the Montana Center for Horsemanship
To help every horse and person make the most of their respective lives
To enable horses to learn effectively and experience “horse happiness” through the process of Natural Horsemanship
To help individuals achieve personal and professional success in the equine fields
Contact: Janet Rose
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