Equitainment Newsletter - Christmas Ideas For Grown-Ups - 6 December 2016
3 Dec 2016
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Set against the stunning vistas of the Alberta Rocky Mountains, Heartland is a sprawling family drama that is loved by millions.
Season Nine finds the Bartlett-Fleming clan navigating the new normal as each family member starts an exciting chapter, leaving past hurt and hardships behind.
With the idyllic Alberta foothills as their backdrop, this tight-knit family knows that any challenge can be met and every struggle can be overcome as long as they have each other.
The season begins with Amy and Ty settling into married life while Lou faces the reality of single parenthood. Georgie aspires to new heights as Roman riding becomes her focus while Jack deals with the loss of a trusted friend, and a surprising opportunity for Tim could impact the entire family.
With familiar faces returning and new relationships forming, the family takes on intimidating challenges, grabs exciting opportunities and follows big dreams as they lean on each other for support.
HEARTLAND: THE COMPLETE NINTH SEASON - HORSE TV SERIES - DVD
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.
Paying just eighty dollars for Snowman, in less than two years, Harry and Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, astonishing a nation.
There are very few horse stories that have been able to truly touch the hearts of audiences. Like the racing career of Seabiscuit in the 1930's, Harry and Snowman captured the hearts of a nation during the 1950's and 1960's.
This multi-award winning documentary will be the first time that Harry and Snowman's remarkable and heartfelt story will be told by 85 year old Harry himself. The film includes incredible archived footage that transports you to the triumphant moments in the dynamic duos lives.
HARRY AND SNOWMAN - HORSE DOCUMENTARY - 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 - DVD
Four young Cowboys hatch an outrageous plot to adopt, train, and ride a string of wild mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the wildest terrain of the American West.
The trip becomes an epic journey of self-discovery, testing friendships, and iconic landscapes that includes runaway horses, a sassy donkey, perilous mountain passes, rodeos, sickness, injury, and death.
Winner of the Audience Award at Telluride Mountainfilm and Hot Doc’s, UNBRANDED is a soaring tale of danger and resilience, an emotionally charged odyssey that shines a bright light on the complex plight of America’s wild horses.
“Brimming with drama in the midst of jaw-dropping landscapes.” Los Angeles Times
UNBRANDED - HORSE DOCUMENTARY - DVD
The inspirational true story of a group of friends who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse.
Their young foal, raised on nearby waste-land, grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the country, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.
DARK HORSE: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF DREAM ALLIANCE - DVD
Popular television host, Danni Norris appears to have it all. But when a detective friend asks for help to unravel a mystery, surrounding a ten year old cold case, Danni finds herself deciphering more than a simple open and shut case of murder.
Set on the Darling Downs, amidst the newly established Australian Arabian Racing scene, Consequences tells a story of dreams turned inside out and how the death of one can dictate the fate of others.
Danni questions her life and when she re-discovers her love for Arabian horses she decides to take a much-needed break from the stresses of her career. At the same time she cautiously becomes involved with the enigmatic Justin Raine.
While the Arabian horse may be adored for its great beauty and Athleticism, Danni soon discovers a dark side to all the adoration. Waiting is a world full of secrets, lies and unscrupulous dealings. And within that world waits a killer …
CONSEQUENCES - PB
Last Chance Mustang is the story of Samson, a formerly free-roaming, still wild-at-heart American mustang that was plucked from his mountainous Nevada home and thrown into the domestic horse world where he was brutalized and victimized.
After years of abuse, Samson had evolved into a hateful and hated, maladjusted beast until the day he found his way to a rural Illinois farm, an ill-equipped owner, and one last chance.
Mitch Bornstein's task was to tame the violent beast whose best defense had become offense. He had twenty years of experience fixing unfixable horses, but Samson would be his greatest challenge.
Through the pair's many struggles and countless battles, Samson would teach Mitch about the true power of hope, friendship, redemption and the inspiring mettle of the forever wild and free American mustang.
Last Chance Mustang explains Samson's violent and antisocial behaviour while addressing the remedial techniques employed to remedy these issues. The art of working with damaged horses is demystified. Though his story is sad, the reader is asked to respect Samson-not pity him. He has good and bad days, and he has a dark side.
Like all of us, Samson is far from perfect. And his saga will move the reader to both tears and laughter. Part history lesson, part training manual, and part animal narrative, Samson's is a story that all readers will be able to relate to: a story of survival, of trust, and ultimately, finding love.
LAST CHANCE MUSTANG - PB
The inspiring story of Sue Spence, the horse whisperer, and the horses, who helped transform not just her life, but many, through the power of body language and communication.
Sue Spence is a gifted horsewoman, who has made it her life's work to use her horse whispering skills to help humans. All her life, Sue has found solace and companionship with her horses. After a brush with cancer in her late thirties, Sue and her husband opted for a tree change.
As a result, she was able to fulfil a long-held dream: to work with horses every day. Her horse training and compassion for others quickly turned into a business, Horses Helping Humans™ - giving people a chance to learn from these intelligent, soulful creatures, including Sunny, the horse with whom Sue has a special bond.
Horses Who Heal is the story of one woman's deep love for horses and the powerful life lessons they've taught her along the way. With Sunny always by her side, Sue's equine team are inspiring others on their own journey of healing, helping thousands of people - from juvenile offenders to company CEOs - discover the power of communication, using more than just words.
HORSES WHO HEAL - PB
Anger, jealousy, madness and revenge - a powerful novel of relationships set on a remote far north Queensland cattle station.
His beauty and aloofness disturbed the equilibrium of the Rankin family.The stockman for a long time offered a resistance to the efforts of the members of the family to involve him in their lives.
He moved about in their familiar world, observing it with unfamiliar eyes; and quietly, industriously he slowly rearranged it.'..Ward Rankin had not wanted to be tied to the station; he'd imagined a life of travel and experience but there was no-one else.
When his mother died, it came to him - owner and manager, now in his fifties, a frustrated man. Ida, his young wife, sees a solution to her own discontent in her growing feelings for the young English stockman Robert Crofts, whose arrival on the station changes their lives forever...
Set in the remote Central Highlands of Queensland against a backdrop of heat, torrential rain and the strange and lonely landscape, this is a novel of passion, suspense, reinvention and revenge, watched over by the solitary presence of Mt Mooloolong...
WATCHING THE CLIMBERS ON THE MOUNTAIN - PB
If you're a horse lover, this one is for you. Many of the designs are also suitable for teens and older children since the level of difficulty varies, with most in the average range.
The "plus" in the title is the two bonus sections: some of Ms Roycraft's abstract patterns and also alternate versions of her favorite horse designs.
AN ADULT COLOURING BOOK: HORSES PLUS - PB
Valegro is nothing short of a world-wide phenomenon, a horse who has taken the sporting world by storm.
In an unprecedented career, he has gone from rejection to concurrent Olympic, World and European Gold and a World No 1 ranking - leaving a trail of broken World records in his wake.
From gangly youngster to 'the best the world has seen', this is the heart-warming story of the horse that revolutionized a centuries-old sport and won the hearts of equestrian and sports fans everywhere. Voted the Nation's favourite horse, he has achieved international fame and admiration and has a character and intelligence that the public clearly adores.
This modern-day Black Beauty story is told by his owner and trainer, Carl Hester, who had the vision to bring together the potential of a young rider - Charlotte Dujardin - with a horse whose outstanding ability has proved that dreams can still come true.
With honesty, humour and contributions from leading lights across the equestrian world, this book is an inspiring and indispensable must-have for equestriennes, sports fans and anybody interested in achieving success against the odds.
VALEGRO CHAMPION HORSE - HB