Montana Center For Horsemanship Lifetime Achievement, Equine Icon & EQUUS International Film Festival Awards To Be Announced This Week

The Montana Center for Horsemanship and EQUUS International Film Festival will announce both the annual Horsemanship Awards – Equine Icon, Lifetime Achievement and a new horsemanship education award as well as award winning films of EQUUS International 2022.

According to Janet Rose, director of development, communications and strategic partnerships and founder of EIFF, this year’s final judges are returning their decisions today and this year’s award winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

“This year’s films so deeply reflect the evolution and expansion of the horse-human relationship,” says Rose, “from wild horses and wild horse issues to the significant impact of the horse-human relationship on people worldwide.  Other major films focus on horse-human therapies, Equine Paralympics, human healing through horses, training and performance.  Selecting the Best Of films is going to be one of the toughest ever.”

The Montana Center for Horsemanship is hosting an annual Conference this September 8-10,”The Natural Horsemanship Revolution” and will be incorporating EQUUS International Film Festival into the Conference, featuring some of the  best films selected this year, as well as the filmmakers themselves.   Rose says that with additional sponsorships, she hopes to bring many of the award winning films to Missoula audiences later this year.

“The Natural Horsemanship Revolution” Conference & Film Festival, begins with Pre-Conference Workshops, presented  by E3A and Dr. Stephen Peters, a world renowned Equine Neuro-Scientist will present a horse brain dissection and extensive discussion of how the horse brain “operates” on Wednesday, September 7th.  The Conference officially opens at the Montana Center for Horsemanship, on Thursday, September 8th, featuring presentations with Ty Murray, Caroline and Manu Godin from France, and other natural horsemanship ambassadors.  On Friday, September 9th, Buck Brannaman will present the keynote.  Other leading horsemen, horsewomen and filmmakers include Jim Wofford, Kansas Carradine, Dr. Glenn Blodgett, Bud Force, Steven Latham, Dr. Anne Perkins and Dr. Sue Dyson, among others.

The Montana Center for Horsemanship is a nonprofit organization, expanding its horsemanship programs to reach more youth, students and individuals from all walks of life. To help support the current funding campaign of MCH, Natural Horseman Saddles and Contour Saddlery is sponsoring an international raffle, with the winner to be announced at the Conference.  Letitia Glenn, Founder of Contour Saddlery & Natural Horseman Saddles.  The Raffle drawing will include a saddle, saddle pad, shims and personal custom fitting with a value up to $8,000.  If you would like to be entered to win in advance of the Conference, please visit the MCH donate page,

For more information about the Center, the upcoming Conference and supporting education initiatives, please contact Director of Development, Communications and Strategic Partnerships, 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:  406.925.3270