MEADVILLE, Pa. — The MEADVILLE Tour Stop of 2019 will be held April 12 to 14. A collection of equine feature films and documentaries from the EQUUS Film Festival in New York City will be screened. The focus will be on the SPOTLIGHT Rescue Series documentary “Hold Your Horses: The Limit Of The Law”. The documentary is a follow up to the rescue of the Meadville “Hanging Barn” horses in 2016. MEADVILLE Tour Stop Co-Organizer Heather Reichel’s cinematography is featured in the documentary that is directed by filmmaker Julianne Neal.

Highlighted in the festival will be a collection of short documentaries about “Healing Through Horses”.  “A Pony And His Boy: The Story Of Berry & Josh” a story about an 8-year-old boy with Down Syndrome and his 28-year-old pony will be featured along with a collection of inspirational and inspiring shorts from the EQUUS Film Festival in New York City.

The EFF MEADVILLE Tour Stop will be presented free to attendees (thanks to generous sponsors) and will kick off with a VIP Event on Friday April 12, doors open at 6:45 p.m. at the Italian Civic Club, 869 Water Street, Meadville, Pa.

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The evening will include a Posh Puppy Parade Fashion Show that begins at 6:00 p.m. Center Stage at the Downtown Meadville Mall. Sponsored by Chateau Christine with a prize for the poshest pup, the evening will benefit the Crawford County Humane Society.

One of Friday nights featured films is “Life In The Dog House” directed by Ron Davis (director of Harry & Snowman) along with a wonderful batch of short dog related films from the EQUUS Film Festival’s Bow-Wow Film Fest collection.

That will be followed by a special screening of “Desert Flight” a Love Letter to the sport of Show Jumping. Rounding out the evening of films with be a screening of “Hold Your Horses: The Limit Of The Law” with the film’s, Heather Reichel, attending for an in depth Q & A.

On Saturday morning April 13, Bruce Anderson , star of the documentary “The Edge”, will present his “Natural Humanship” method of working with children and horses. The films and events will take place at the Gardner Theater (second floor of the Meadville Market House) 910 Market Street, Meadville. There will a screening of “A Pony And His Boy” for the children of the community who have special needs and sensitivity to bright lights and loud sounds. The afternoon and evening will host a full program of EQUUS Film Festival feature films and documentaries.

Sunday April 14 will host a full day of film screenings at the Gardner Theater kicking off at 1 p.m. and running until 7:30 p.m.

Featured films on Sunday include Boy Nomad, The Gobi Gallop (The Longest Annual Charity Horseback Ride in the World), the annual 700 km across Mongolia ride to benefit the Veloo Foundation), and Desert Flight.  A Special “Ask The Vet’ Q & A will take place with Meadville’s very own Zane A. Cheropovich, DVM Sunday afternoon at the Market House.

ABOUT THE EQUUS FILM FESTIVAL

The seventh annual EQUUS Film Festival will take December 2019 in New York City.  EQUUS Film Festival is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers of the horse world, with films, documentaries, videos, commercials and shorts from around the world and cultural elements of fine equestrian art and literature.

Founded in 2013 by Lisa Diersen, Director/Organizer, an avid equestrian, who has spent her life in the company of horses. The festival was joined by Diana De Rosa, and international equine photographer and journalist in 2015, as Co-Organizer of the NYC Festival. The EQUUS Film Festival highlights and rewards the diverse and creative efforts of those who pay artistic homage to the horse.

Diersen’s mission is to show the world how horses can bring everyone together regardless of race, age, gender, abilities or disabilities. She presently raises, trains and loves Lusitano horses in Maple Park, Ill.

The EQUUS Film Festival is now available on-demand, streaming to all your devices.

For more information contact: Lisa Diersen, Founder/Director at lisa@equusfilmfestival.net, 630-272-3077.

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