Monday November 28th will see the Mustang Discovery Ride team ride onto the beach at Point Reyes National Park in California, joined by filmmaker Julianne Neal, with J A Media Productions, to film the end of the MDR Project. This amazing journey has been documented from its start September 28th, 2021, on the beach in Delaware, across 12 states, over mountain ranges and deserts, facing adverse weather and snakes, all to bring awareness to Mustang Horses in BLM holding pens, who need homes. The project will now turn its focus on the creation of the documentary and docuseries to bring the journey to horse and Mustang lovers around the world.
The team will head into Sacramento December 1st for the kick off of the 10th EQUUS Film & Arts Fest at The Murieta Inn & Spa, The Guild Theater and Rancho Murieta Equestrian Center. They will be joined at special screening of “The Mustangs: Americas Wild Horses” with one of the films featured Mustang experts, Matt Manroe. Lisanne Fear with her horses and Team will meet with those attending the VIP Film Festival Grand Opening Gala Fundraiser Event. The evening will wrap up with a Q & A with Matt Manroe and joined by Amy Dumas, with the California BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program.
There will be a full schedule of Events and Panels as part of the Mustang Summit. The Main Panel on Friday December 2nd will be Mustangs For Mental Health, Youth Programs and Programs for Youth at Risk “Success Stories” with guest Dr. Sue Anne Wells and Dr. Elaine Swafford from Mustang Leadership Partners, Rod Mayes, Mustang program Director at Three Points Center in Utah and Lynn Thomas with Horses For Mental Health. Other Panels will include “Love Wild Horses” with guest Neta Rhyne with Thundering Hooves. Nevada Discovery Ride guest Samantha Szesciorka Nevada American Discovery Trail coordinator. Mustangs From Round-Up to Holding to Homes with guest Amy Dumas, Bureau of Land Management and Matt Manroe. Equine Empowered Therapy with Veterans and Mustangs with guest Amanda Held with HOOVES, Clay McDermott and Will Friday with Equine Empowered Therapy in California.
Saturday December 3rd will host the “Wild Horse Fire Brigade” presentation at The Guild Theater at 10:00 AM with guest, William E. Simpson II, Deb Ferns, Kelsey Stangebye J.D, and Michelle Gough. They will host a discussion on The ‘Natural Wildfire Abatement and Forest Protection Plan’ using Wild Horses. Saturday will be filled with equestrian films at The Guild Theater and equestrian demos at the Murieta Equestrian Center.
More Panels, Films and Presentations will take place on Sunday December 4th at the Murieta Inn & Spa and the Murieta Equestrian Center. The weekend will wrap up with the Winnie Award Ceremony and Celebration.
There are currently 53,000+ wild horses in holding pens across America. Each and every one deserves a loving home. Can we inspire you to want to adopt one of these living legends?
Join us if you’re interested in adopting and want to find out more!
The Mustang Discovery Ride Project took us on a journey across the United States, coast to coast, on American Mustangs. Rider Lisanne Fear, along with guest riders, covered 12 states taking over 14 months of riding, with the assistance of their support crew. Starting in Delaware in September 2021 and ending their journey on the California coast in November 2022.
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 2022 will take place both “Virtually” and “Live” in Sacramento, California, December 1 – 4, 2022, Virtually December 9 – 18, 2022.
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. https://www.mustangdiscovery.com/
JA Media Productions is a boutique creative studio in South Carolina, specializing in podcast production, documentary shorts and content creation. Services include creative direction, social media, remote content creation and production. For more information, please contact Julianne Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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