School Holidays are Just Around the Corner - 8 September 2016
8 Sep 2016
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When her estranged grandfather dies, city-girl Juliet is forced to go back with her mum, Karen, to their family ranch during Christmas. It's been 20 years since Karen was at the ranch and Juliet has never been.
Immediately, Karen is set at odds with Hugh, her father's ranch boss, who also happens to be her ex-fiance. Hugh claims that he is part owner of the ranch, but Karen intends to sell it.
The two start to battle over the ranch, bringing up old feelings long buried. Juliet occupies herself with her grandfather's horse, Rodeo and the two form a special bond.
Hugh's nephew, Monty, agrees to secretly teach Juliet how to ride Rodeo and the two start to fall for each other. Hugh and Karen begin to rekindle their own romance, leaving them to make a big decision about their fate and the ranch's fate.
RODEO AND JULIET - FAMILY HORSE MOVIE - DVD
A troubled teenager Hannah falls victim to an online predator. Unable to cope with the cyber-bullying that triggers repressed memories and opens old wounds, Hannah struggles to cope with her trauma.
Unable to provide their daughter with the help she desperately needs to recover, they send Hannah to a residential treatment centre that takes an unconventional approach to recovery with the use of techniques like equine and horticulture therapy to treat its troubled young students.
In denial and feeling betrayed by her parents, Hannah refuses to co-operate with the programme. As she lashes out at her peers and the staff alike, Hannah eventually finds a kindred spirit in the matriarchal Esther and a rescue horse with its own history of abuse named Betsy.
Hannah starts to invest in her own recovery, yet her demons of the past threaten to reverse the progress she has made in this powerful rite of passage.
GIRL ON THE EDGE - FAMILY HORSE MOVIE - DVD
Max, a precision-trained military dog, serves on the front lines in Afghanistan until he loses his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott (Robbie Amell), in the line of duty.
Traumatized, Max is sent stateside, where the only human he can connect with is Kyle's brother, Justin (Josh Wiggins).
The pair strikes up an unlikely friendship as they unravel a mystery that may deliver more excitement-and danger--than they bargained for.
MAX - FAMILY DOG MOVIE - DVD
This wonderful documentary is due for release on the 21st of September. Pre-Order now to secure your copy.
Harry & Snowman is a captivating documentary that follows the story of riding instructor Harry deLeyer and his remarkable tale of rescuing a white plough horse off the back of a truck, bound for the glue factory.
In less than two years, Harry and Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, astonishing a nation.
HARRY AND SNOWMAN - FAMILY HORSE DOCUMENTARY - DVD
Three sisters and their unforgettable journeys to tame and rescue New Zealand's wild Kaimanawa horses. For the Love of Horses is a heartfelt story with humble beginnings in rural NZ.
From the trials and tears of Pony Club to the joy of riding bareback and the pressures of adolescence and competitive showjumping it follows television stars and sisters Vicki, Kelly and Amanda Wilson's remarkable rise to success at the highest level of competition.
It is also the story of an unlikely childhood dream coming true. In 2012 the Wilson sisters became aware of the plight of the wild Kaimanawa horses as they are rounded up and sent to the slaughterhouse. The sisters embarked on a courageous journey to tame horses that many people believed were untrainable.
Can the Wilsons change these horses' fate? Share the heartbreak, the pain, the elation and the success as they take on these great challenges in this touching and remarkable book.
FOR THE LOVE OF HORSES - PB
Thirty handsome illustrations capture the legendary grace and beauty of the horse and are ready to come alive with your colours.
Horses take hold of our imaginations when they gallop across the plains whinnying into the wind. But most of all, horses capture our hearts. And it's said they've done more to change human history than any other domestic animal.
John Green skillfully portrays the legendary grace and beauty of this animal in a collection of 30 illustrations.
Handsome equines from Clydesdales to show horses are depicted in the wild and at work. Brief captions supplement an impressive panorama of one of the world's best-loved and most highly prized animals
WONDERFUL WORLD OF HORSES COLOURING BOOK
Thoroughbred racing is deeply ingrained in the Australian national psyche - in city and outback. It's our third biggest employer and third in attendances after Australian Rules and Rugby League football.
For the past 50 years it was dominated by the on-going presence of the greatest of all 'horse whisperers', Bart Cummings - the genius trainer who could coax the very best from each of the animals under his care.
His Melbourne Cup winning average of better than one-in-four, is the equivalent of Sir Donald Bradman's unbeatable batting average. Beginning with Light Fingers, Bart's first Melbourne Cup winner in 1965, All the King's Horses traces his involvement with more than twenty champion thoroughbreds, each a different and enthralling story.
Included among them are his 12 Melbourne Cup winners, as well as Derby and Cox Plate victors and those special few that won the hearts of the public like Shaftsbury Avenue, Storm Queen, Campaign King, Saintly and So You Think.
ALL THE KING'S HORSES: THE BART CUMMINGS STORY - DVD
THE CHARLES CHAUVEL COLLECTION - DVD's
Respected pioneer of Australian cinema, filmmaker Charles Chauvel established a name and reputation for quintessential Aussie storytelling in an era where Hollywood films abound.
His distinguished output is represented here in the most comprehensive collection of his work ever put together, featuring:
The Moth of Moonbi (1926),
In The Wake of The Bounty (1933),
Forty Thousand Horsemen (1940),
The Rats of Tobruk (1944),
The Sons of Matthew (AKA The Rugged O'Riordans) (1950) and,
possibly his most famous film, Jedda (1955).
THE CHARLES CHAUVEL COLLECTION - DVD's
Attempting to close the generation gap, popular Aussie sitcom All Together Now ran for four successful seasons, playing out 101 madcap episodes of nostalgic rock 'n' roll fuelled family comedy from 1991 - 1993.
Back in 1972, Bobby Rivers (Jon English) and his rock band Still Waters were at the top of the pop charts with "Easy Street", a catchy if not prophetic tune that defined an era of carefree living.
Fast forward to 1990, caught in a time-warp - Bobby is wistfully reminiscent of a time when long hair, love beads, incense, peace and harmony were part of the zeitgeist. Discovering he is the father of 15 year-old twins Anna (Jane Hall) and Thomas (Steve Jacobs), it's hard to know who will have the hardest time adjusting to the new family and Bobby will need all the help he can get from long-time friends Tracy Lawson (Rebecca Gibney), Wayne Lovett (Bruno Lucia) and Doug Stevens (Garry Who).
Featuring 21 side-splitting episodes on four discs plus a compilation of out-takes, All Together Now - Series One is packed with fun music references, turmoil on the home front and good old fashioned family pathos as Bobby comes to terms with his daughter dating a musician, his son hiring an actor to play dad for parent-teacher interviews and the overwhelming unfamiliar responsibilities of being a rock 'n' roll father.
ALL TOGETHER NOW: SERIES 1 - DVD's