Equus Film Festival: Celebrating Horses in Art and Film

This past weekend we attended the Equus Film Festival in NYC to celebrate horses in art and film.

Our friends at Edge Equestrian were not only the presenting sponsor for the film festival but were also involved by submitting a documentary short named Reflections, which was created to bring awareness to Horses N Heroes in Marion County, Florida.

Reflections was written by Chris Wims and directed by Alex Moy of ThatsHowItsDoneProductions, another Ocala based business that focuses on video production and marketing. It was a beautifully produced documentary short that featured the emotional story of the young girls who benefit from the love of Mindy Morrow-Nolan and the 4 legged creatures at Horses N Heroes.

The Equus Film Festival was held in lower Manhattan at the Village East Cinema and showcased equestrian related films over a two day period and also featured vendors, artists and authors at a nearby pop-up shop location. Headlining full length films included Harry & Snowman and Unbridled, and many foreign subtitle films and documentary shorts were submitted as well.

The weekend of festivities concluded with The Winnie Awards, and evening fashioned as “The Oscars of the Equestrian World” and Reflections was thrilled to receive the People’s Choice Mini Winnie Award award for top film under 15 minutes!!

The entire weekend was a wonderful way for Ocala Horse Properties to join our friends Kim, Christian and Ting Oliver (Edge Equestrian) in celebrating the Marion County community’s support of Horses N Heroes.

Plans are underway to have several official screenings of Reflections at local events: The Silver Springs Film Festival, Ocala Horse Properties’ and Edge Equestrian’s Furusiyya Nations Cup party held at Adena Golf & Country Club, and at HITS during the Furusiyya Nations Cup Grand Prix in February. Stay tuned for upcoming information!