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.
This afternoon, USEA President Louise “Lou” Leslie welcomed U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors members, USEA staff, and USEA Annual Meeting & Convention attendees to the first of two Board meetings which will take place during this year’s Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, with the teaser that 2024 is going to be full of initiatives for more opportunities to access the eventing experience, some of which attendees might get first wind of during this year’s gathering. The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention takes place Dec. 7-10 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel.
Welcome to the Show Me state and to Area IV USEA members! The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention kicks of tomorrow and features four full days of educational seminars, committee meetings, and social gatherings all with one aim—to bring the eventing community together to continue to improve upon and celebrate the sport that we all love. This year’s Convention takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in downtown St. Louis from Dec. 7-10, and we have rounded up everything you need to know to make the most of your time in the heartland.
To accompany the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, USEA Educational Partner STRIDER has prepared Digital Resources to Maximize Education & Access for the Eventing Community. In keeping with the USEA’s mission to expand the sport of eventing, this webinar outlines ways in which digital tools can be leveraged to increase access and education across equestrian opportunities. As part of STRIDER’s popular Professional Development Webinar Series, this presentation aims to provide a quick overview of best practices and digital tools used across the equestrian industry to boost growth.
Every horse who participated this year in the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program has a story—a background that involves a breeder who labored over bloodlines, veterinary care, initial training, and so much more. This year’s highest-placing U.S.-bred horse in the 5-year-old division at the Dutta Corp./USEA Young Event Horse Championships, Arden Augustus, is no exception. His breeder and owner, Anita Antenucci of Arden Farms in Upperville, Virginia, started her program nine years ago and said that the Warmblood gelding was a more emotionally driven breeding for her than others due to his connections with Antenucci’s long-time friend Sharon White.