Eventing is making an appearance on the big screen with “Hope’s Legacy,” a film about a young woman navigating her relationship with her fiancé while competing in the sport of eventing. A sequel to the 2016 film “Christmas Ranch”, Taylor Lyons reprises her role as Lizzy Evans, who in “Christmas Ranch” helps to save her grandmother’s farm. Now Lizzy runs the farm and competes in the sport of eventing, coached by Linda Locke, played by Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Dyan Cannon.
Much of the eventing portions of the film were shot at Full Moon Farm in Finksburg, Maryland. Owned and operated by Karen and Stephen Fulton, Full Moon Farm is a boarding and training facility with an active lesson program that caters to both eventers and hunter/jumpers, hosting clinics, schooling shows, and USEA recognized events.
“It gave us a real appreciation for how difficult making a movie is - we didn’t realize that making a movie was so difficult!” Karen Fulton shared. “Just in terms of the number of takes that you have to have to get what you want. Any time you add animals to it, because they obviously don’t know what’s going on – you can’t jump the same jump 40 times.”
“We’ve seen some of the trailers and it’s pretty neat, the difference between being in it – watching it being filmed – then watching the film. We’re really looking forward to the finished product.”
“Hope’s Legacy” will be premiering on April 2, 2020 at the historic Senator Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland at 6:00 p.m. Get your tickets here.
US Equestrian is pleased to announce two additional competitions approved by the USEF Board of Directors to host CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced level events during the 2023-2027 competition cycle under the new Eventing Calendar Process. The Florida Horse Park has been allocated the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, and Advanced levels on Week 16 and the Advanced level on Week 40.
If you take one look at Jim Moyer’s Facebook page, you will see it is filled with sweet sentiments from the lives he has touched through his work in the equine industry. Moyer’s involvement with horses began when he met his future wife Jean 50 years ago. As Jean went on to become a prominent instructor in eventing, Moyer found that their friend circle was full of horse people, so it was only natural that he should find his place in the community.
Horses and riders in 12 divisions, from Starter to CCI4*-S, tackled the show jumping phase of competition Sunday at The Event at TerraNova, over a track designed by Nick Granat in the world-class setting of the main arena. Prize money was awarded in all divisions.
USEA Official Podcast Host Nicole Brown looks back on a brilliant Maryland 5 Star with Jennie Brannigan, reflecting on her fourth-place finish and highlights of the inaugural running of the event. USEA CEO Rob Burk and USEA President Max Corcoran then join Nicole to look forward to the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention which takes place in December.