A total of 83 filmmakers, artists and authors were honored with WINNIE Awards at the 2017 EQUUS Film Festival in New York City on Nov. 17-19.

They came from near and far with close to 50 there to receive their WINNIES in person.

FILMS

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1. Equestrian Music Video – JAR – I Ride Horses

2. Equestrian Music Video – Short – Lynny Price – Ride it Out- A Song for Slaughter-Bound Horses

3. Equestrian Music Video – Full Length – Raymond Bisha - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem

4. Wild Horse Music Video – Ivy Schexnayder – Mustang Mirror Of The Soul

5. Hobby Equestrian Documentary – Lindsay Scott – The Feather Fund

6. Equestrian Commercial – Art – Abby Strawder & Scenic Road – LEGEND Protect The Dream

7. Equestrian Commercial – Mini – Henri Halle – Pixio Dressage

8. Equestrian Commercial – Short – Kelly Greenheart – Grey Horse

9. Equestrian Commercial – Full Length - Tiu Yee - Ditch The Block Redmond Equine

10. Equestrian Commercial – Documentary Format – Steve Nelson & Alli Kuhl - Omega Fields Spokespeople Hallie and Lee Hanssen

11. Equestrian Commercial - Series - Ashley Cagle – America’s Most Eligible Stud War Dancer

12. Equestrian Commercial - International – Mole Valley Farm – Not Your Average Store

13. Equestrian Animation - Anna Hudzik – Horse Dad 14. Equestrian Series – Short – Amber Elliott - Healing With Horses

15. Equestrian Series – International – Jo McKinnon – A Racetrack Somewhere

16. Equestrian Series – Documentary Format – Julianne Neal – Spotlight Series

17. Equestrian Series Western - Rose Cushing - From the Ground Up-Body Language

18. Equestrian Children’s Film - Castille Landon – Apple Of My Eye

19. Equestrian Children’s Film - International - Dagmar Seume - Wendy

20. Wild Horse – Narrative – Kurt Kolaja & Tod Mesirow – The Wild Ponies Of Chincoteague

21. Wild Horse – Short – Aaron Von Buseck – Croatoan’s Memoirs

22. Wild Horse – Documentary – Full Length – Glen Sweitzer – When The Dust Settles

23. Equestrian Documentary – Mini - Matthew Gary – Horse Packer

24. Equestrian Documentary – Short – Christa Joo Hyun D'Angelo – Labor Of Love

25. Equestrian Documentary – Full Length – Ivo Marloh – All The Wild Horses

26. Equestrian Documentary – Therapy – Matthew Handal – Riding With thisABILITIES

27. Equestrian Educational/Training – English – Sabine Schleese – Beyond The 9 Points Of Saddle Fitting 28. Equestrian Education/Training – Western – Gwynn Turnbull Weaver - Branding; Roping and Stock Handling Techniques in the Great Basin and old California Traditions

29. Equestrian Art Film – Mini – Christiane Schwahlen - InSync

30. Equestrian Film – Mini – Elaine Heney – Steve Halfpenny

31. Equestrian Film – Short – Sybil Mair – The Adventures Of Selika

32. Equestrian Film – Feature – Yvonne Barteau – Into The Spotlight 2

33. Equestrian Director - Documentary – Kelly Pope – All The Queens Horses

34. Equestrian Director - International Documentary – Annette Van Trigt - The Story Of Totilas

35. Equestrian Director - International Short – Nathan Horrocks – Many Clouds The Peoples Horse

36. Equestrian Director - International Feature – Jonathan Learn – Horsepower’s: From The Land Of The Vikings

37. Equestrian Director - International Documentary Action – Ivo Marloh – All The Wild Horses

38. Equestrian Student Film – Adult - Aaron Von Buseck & Kay Kerr – Croatoan’s Memoirs

39. Equestrian Photo Journal Western – Elam & Nic Stoltzfus - Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles

40. Equestrian International Documentary - Mini – Hyonok Kim – Dances With Horses

41. Equestrian International Documentary - Short - Silvia Folchi - I want to be Rompicollo. The true story of the woman of Palio

42. Equestrian Inspirational Documentary - Under 60 Minutes – Leila Pages – Freedom Tracks

43. Equestrian Inspirational Documentary – Over 60 Minutes - Amanda Roxborough – Leg-Up

44. Going To The Dogs – Kacey Klonsky – Love Unleashed

45. Best Of Festival Human Interest – Megan Orr – Pee Wee Lovell

46. Best Of Festival Horses Helping Humans – Kim Rybacki – On Four Legs

47. Best Of Festival Humans Helping Horses – Jennifer Sims – The Bitless Series

48. Best Of Festival Equestrian History – Christianna Hannum – Goodnight Ladies

49. Best Of Festival Equestrian Sports – Jason Carter & Kevin Friend – Sacred Ground – 25th Anniversary Of Newport International Polo

50. Best Of Festival Wild Horses - Glen Sweitzer – When The Dust Settles

51. Best Of Festival Equestrian War Horse - Michael D'Apice & Robert Foley - A Different Journey-Full Circle

52. Best Of Festival Western – Justin Koehler - Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs

53. Best Of Festival English – Sarah Crowe – Dyna Does Dressage

54. Best Of Festival – International Documentary Over 60 min - Annette van Trigt - The Story Of Totilas 55. Beat Of Festival – International Documentary Under 60 min - Hanna L. Ceglińska - BASK: The Revelation of America

56. Best Of Festival Environmental - Kurt Kolaja & Tod Mesirow – The Wild Ponies Of Chincoteague

57. Best of Festival Documentary – Ivo Marloh – All The Wild Horses

58. Horse Hero Award – Julianne Neal – Spotlight Rescue Series

59. Festival Directors Choice – Octo Juju – Une Allure Dans La Nuit

LITERARY

1. Equine Fiction – English – The Wake – USA – By Connie Johnson Hambley

2. Equine Non-fiction – English – POLO LIFE: Horses, Sport, 10 & Zen – By Adam Snow and Shelley Onderdonk

3. Equine Non- Fiction - When the Horses Whisper – USA – By Rosalyn Berne

4. Equine Biography – All the King’s Horses: The Equestrian Life of Elvis Presley – USA – By Kimberly Gatto & Victoria Racimo

5. Equine Children – The Stone Of Mercy: Book 1 of the Centaur Chronicles – By Margie Evans

6. Equine Young Author – Little Alf The Magic Helper – UK – By Hanna Russell

7. Equine Young Adult – Angels Club 3: The Fight To Save Mustangs – USA – By Courtney Vail

8. Equine Romance – Where The Bluegrass Grows – USA – By Laura K. Berglie

9. Equine Screenplay - Stubborn – USA – By Luann Still Chappell

10. Equine Educational – Suffering In Silence: The Saddle Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses Canada – By Jochen Schleese

11. Wild Horse Story – Fiction – In The Heart Of A Mustang – USA – By Margie Evans

12. Equine Therapy - Non-Fiction – The Long Ride Home – USA – By Rupert Isaacson

13. Equine Poetry – Travers Stakes 2016 – USA – By Mary Perdue

14. Equine Illustration Collection – Marjus and Majician – The BOGO Colts Coloring Book – USA By Jennifer Wilson

15. Equine Photography Collection – Western – The Great Florida Cattle Drive: UnBroken Circles – USA – By Nic Stoltzfus

16. Equine Photography Collection – English – Kentucky Horse Park Paradise Found – USA – By Victoria M. Howard

17. Equine Magazine Article – Odysseo Comes To Nashville – USA – By Candace Wade

18. Equine Training – English – Educating Horses – New Zealand – By Tony Sandall

19. Equine Training – Western – Working Equitation Handbook Ease of Handling – USA – By Kelli Crist and Tarrin Warren

20. Festival Directors Choice – The Cowgirl Jumped Over The Moon – By Linda Ballou

ART

1. Maria Fernanda Garza – Mexico

Official Poster: Dante A Lucero

Official Program Cover: Trena

2. Anika Joubert – South Africa

Official T-Shirt – Hearted – Oil on Canvas

3. Christian Laurent – Belgium

Official Projection Image – So Proud – Photography

4. Bev Pettit – USA

Official Wild Horse Image – Frisky Mustang – Photography

While the annual EQUUS Film Festival won’t happen again until the weekend before Thanksgiving next year in NYC, the tour stops will kick-off in January with the EQUUS Film Festival MARYLAND Tour Stop.

For more about the EQUUS Film Festival go to: www.equusfilmfestival.net.

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ABOUT THE EQUUS FILM FESTIVAL

The fifth annual EQUUS Film Festival took place November 17-19 in New York City and 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 also cultural elements of fine equestrian art and literature. EQUUS Film Festival highlights and rewards the diverse and creative efforts of those who pay artistic homage to the horse.

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

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