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SYNOPSIS A farmer from the Netherlands dreams about moving to the United States with his family. His goal is to live closer to his most satisfied clients: the Amish. This documentary provides a rare peek into the world of the - usually so isolated Amish Community. Sober and simple, would define the Amish lifestyle, but the temptations are becoming rather great for them. Dust and Stripes explores the fragility of new life, as well as the strong family ties that help animals survive in one of Africa’s most surreal and difficult landscapes, the Makgadikgadi Pans. It’s a tale of loyalty and sacrifice, of home and exile, of death and new life, in southern Africa’s largest zebra population.

12:15 pm

AMISH 2.0 53:00 min

1:15 pm

Dust and Stripes 53:00 min

2:15 pm

TORRINHA: Giving It All 45:00 min

Torrinha , a place out of time, makes us live the passion transmitted by David Ribeiro Telles for the art of bullfighting on horseback. Knowledge, self-giving, risktaking transport us to these marked lands by the men, the horses, and the bulls that inhabit it.

3:10 pm

The Great Florida Cattle Drive 57:00 min

4:15 pm

HORSEPOWERS: From The Land Of The Vikings 60:00 min

The mission of the Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles is to share Florida’s unique cow culture and heritage through living history. The goal for Live Oak Production Group was to capture a week of showcasing the lifestyle of the working Florida cowhunters moving cattle across private and public lands from St. Cloud (just south of Orlando) to Kenansville in January 2016. This story is much more than a week of educating people about historical accounts. One important element of the project is to educate the public about the 500 years of cattle and horses in Florida. HORSEPOWERS: From the Land of the Vikings 60:00 min Follow the adventures & lifestyles of a Mountain Horsewoman competing in the worlds toughest horse race, a Viking Horse Family living and working with horses, and a War Veteran healing with horses. With a backdrop of pure nature & traditions unique to Norway, the Norwegian people are positively affected by horses. Their close bonds with horses run as deep as the fjords. (Norway/USA 2017)

5:30 pm

BASK: The Revelation of America 43:00 min

6:15 pm

Riding With thisABILITIES 56:00 min

7:30 pm

Into The Spotlight Part 2 63:00 min

Into the Spotlight Part 2 feature length documentary also shines the spotlight on horse rescue and unwanted horses in the United States and the unimaginable risk of horses whose lives take the fateful turn that places them on the road to slaughter.

8:40 pm

The Story Of Totilas 83:00 min

The most-talked about horse in the world, came, saw and conquered the dressage with his rider Edward Gal. Together they won the heart of millions all over the world, winning three titles at the FEI World Equestrian Games and setting multiple record scores in Kentucky in 2010

10:00 pm

JAR – Journey Of A Horseman 51:00 min

Follow the entertainer’s incredible life from Motown recording artist to his 5 star rated charity working with at risk youth using horses in his programs.

“Bask. The revelation of America” presents the unique story of Bask, the Arabian. It’s a beautiful yet tragic story, a remarkable tale of a horse that survived the very worst due to its proximity and remarkable relationship with man. Bask struggled to achieve success in America by crossing the Atlantic Ocean and surviving a storm and many horrors along the way. In America, he was called the “revelation of America”. Disabled children participating in a therapeutic horse program in NYC benefit during program and over time. After their graduation the stable is sold and the program ends Other programs fill the void left but the need outweighs the availability. As a society we need to spend more money on programs like therapeutic riding so that everyone has a chance to “Ride with their Ability.”

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12:00 pm

Safe, Fun Trail Riding with Michelle Rasmussen 56:00 min

Ready to hit the Trails? Ever have one of “those” rides that ended in frustration and fear? Set your children, friends and yourself up for success with a Plan! Enjoy watching how to "use what you know and progress as you go" on a trail ride. No more letting the horse take you wherever He wants to go. In this fascinating, realtime video, Michelle demonstrates how to easily expand your riding, in an arena or trails, with some creativity! Starting with a warm-up on the farm to ensure safety, learn to turn frustration and fear into FUN on the trails with some simple, effective games.

1:00 pm

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem 70:00 min SHORTS COLLECTION REEL #1

An absolute highlight of Salzburg's Mozart Week with ''highest art of sound and riding'': the French equine artist and theatrical genius Bartabas presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem. Horses and riders from the formidable Academie Equestre de Versailles join forces with the Musiciens du Louvre, conducted by Marc Minkowski, the Salzburger Bachchor and ''an excellent quartet of soloists''. OMEGA FIELDS – 3 shorts – 10:00 min GO WEST FOR CHRISTMAS – TRAILER – 2:00 min DITCH THE BLOCK – REDMOND ROCK – 4:08 min THE PEGASUS FOUNDATION – 3 shorts – 8:00 min HORSE DOCTORS – 10:30 min 11th HOUR FOAL RESCUE – 7:30 min HUMBLE & KIND – 6:00 min AMERICA’S MOST ELIGIBLE STUD – 10:00 min FARM PAINT COMMERCIAL – 30 sec MAIN STAY CARRIE – 4 min MAIN STAY JEN – 4 min HORSEPOWER TRAILER – 11 min NOT YOUR AVERAGE STORE – 3 min THE GREAT FLPI OFF – 3 min LOVE UNLEASHED – 13 min Meet the Sugar Bush Draft Horses and learn about the History of this unique and rare breed.

2:20 pm

3:40 pm

Sugarbush Draft 27:00 min

4:15 pm

Beyond The 9 Points Of Saddle Fitting

48:00 min

A compilation of educational information enlightens equestrians and equine professionals at all levels as to possible causes for symptomatic issues resulting from poor saddle fit, including lameness, muscle atrophy, sore backs and 'bad behavior'.

5:30 pm

A Different Journey Full Circle

Navy SEAL finds healing through horses while managing TBI and PTSD.

6:00 pm

20:00 min VIP PARTY SET-UP

7:00 pm To 10:00 pm

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SHORTS COLLECTION 1 – Pop-Up Gallery Screen 2 FILMS Up-Stairs Screen ONE DAY – 60 min The film is an awe-inspiring story of a 21-year journey of destiny and love. Jeanne Mirabito discovers the 1977 Eclipse Award-winning filly, OUR MIMS, abandoned in a cattle field, rescues her and thus forms Our Mims Retirement Haven in Paris, KY.

HORSEPOWERS: From The Land Of The Vikings – 60 min HORSEPOWERS: From the Land of the Vikings 60:00 min Follow the adventures & lifestyles of a Mountain Horsewoman competing in the worlds toughest horse race, a Viking Horse Family living and working with horses, and a War Veteran healing with horses.With a backdrop of pure nature & traditions unique to Norway, the Norwegian people are positively affected by horses. Their close bonds with horses run as deep as the fjords. (Norway/USA 2017 )

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12:00 pm

Lucky’s Treasure 90:00 min

1:35 pm

Spotlight Rescue Series 60:00 min

2:45 pm

Branding, Roping and Stock Handling Techniques 90:00 min

4:15 pm

HorseLand - The Movie - A Documentary about a Path of Life-Mastery 94:00 min Many Clouds – The Peoples Horse 14:00 min

5:50 pm

6:15 pm

Free Rein 52:00 min

6:15 pm

VIP PARTY SET-UP Pop-Up Gallery Area

7:00 pm 10:00 pm

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SYNOPSIS When college-bound Emily Landis moves from the city to her Grandpa's country home, she is expected to take care of Lucky, her late Grandma's horse, and makes it her mission to show the light of Christ to her grieving Grandpa. Struggling, Emily is befriended by a local named Jake. When the two discover Emily's Grandma died searching for hidden treasure, the pair attempt to find the rare gold coin that has eluded treasure hunters for decades. SPOTLIGHT RESCUE SERIES IS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN EQUUS FILM FESTIVAL AND JA MEDIA Working together to shine a light on the issues facing our horses, dogs and cats in need of rescue. The Spotlight Rescue Series features shorts, docs and trailers for films about rescue situations (equine, canine, feline and human), and the individuals that work so tirelessly to save lives. A beautifully photographed, detailed instructional film that teaches the roping and stock handling techniques of the Great Basin Buckaroo and old California Vaquero. Filmed on some of the wests most sprawling and iconic "big outfits," the film takes viewers to the "land of the buckaroo" and affords them an authentic experience in this masterfully assembled production. Fascinating documentary and overview about work and life of Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling. Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling is considered unique in the horse-scene. This documentary introduces you to one of the world’s most unique and successful horseman and lifecoach. Since his first bestseller “Dancing with Horses”, which literally overnight made Klaus a star inside of the horse-scene, the author established himself around the world through various unique characteristics of his being with horses.

After his win in the 2015 Grand National Many Cloud became a peoples favorite and his popularity grew when in 2015 and 2017 he was named the horse of the year by a landslide public vote. His 2017 season was looking like another successful one till he took on the mighty Thistlecrack at Cheltenham. Both horses went to war over the last few fences and although Many Clouds would get the better of the unbeaten youngster, he passed a few minutes after the line. Many Clouds lost his life doing what he loved and we wanted to pay tribute to him, by producing this short film using some of the footage we’ve taken with and about him over the years. Free Reins is the emotional story of a 63 year-old maverick, Patty McGill, and her “tribe’ – a diverse group of kids, families and volunteers who participate in an unconventional brand of equine assisted therapy at Hinchinbrook Farm.

SCREENING: TRAILERS – Pop-Up Gallery SHORT REELS – Pop-Up Gallery Sugar Bush Draft Horse – The Great Flip Off SPOTLIGHT RESCUE SERIES – Pop-Up Gallery Upstairs Theater Screen HORSE POWERS: From The Land Of The Vikings ONE DAY

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EFF17 SCHEDULE – MAIN THEATER - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2017 START TIME

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10:00 am

Li’l Herc – 3:00 min - Trailer Apple Of My Eye 84:00 min

11:45 am

Croatoan’s Memoirs 20:00 min

12:15 pm

Pee Wee Lovell 80:33 min

1:45 pm

Golden Genes 53:00 min

2:45 pm

Dyna Does Dressage 60:00 min

4:00 pm

All The Queen’s Horses 71:00 min

6:00 pm

On Four Legs 55:00 min

The story of BAILEY, a young girl who defines herself by her equestrian abilities, and her struggles as she loses her eyesight after a traumatic accident. Feeling hopeless and dejected, Bailey's loving parents, CAROLINE and JASON, seek out various options to help her adjust, including enrolling her in a program for seeing-eye dogs, but she is unable to connect to anyone or anything. That is, until CHARLES, the head trainer of Southeastern Guide Dogs, trains Apple, a miniature horse, to be her companion and surrogate eyes. Croatoan is a real wild Corolla Horse that narrates the story of his life and how he left Sand Horse Beach to live in Smithfield, Virginia. He educates the viewer about his ancestors and the history of this special place. Explore his adventures, friends' struggles and his legacy. Are you willing to help save these horses from extinction. Parker Lovell, owner of renowned Cash Lovell Stables and Riding Academy in Winston-Salem, NC, thought she had the perfect life — a loving horse trainer husband, a thriving business and a cowgirl daughter, until their entrusted assistant trainer secretly steals their show horse clients during the onset of her husband's fatal dementia. Show jumping horses bred in the Netherlands are some of the best in the world. It is no coincidence that foreign riders won gold and silver medals in the Olympic Games of 2008 on Dutch horses. This is big business and passionate breeders have everything they need available in the Netherlands. A mule, often mistaken as a donkey, is defined as the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. Historically, mules have most commonly been known as “working animals' with an attitude problem. Dyna Does Dressage is a documentary about the first mule ever to compete at the national level in the competitive equestrian sport of dressage. As the comptroller and treasurer, Crundwell embezzled $53.7 million of the city’s money and went undetected for over twenty years. All the while, Dixon struggled to meet its debt obligations, forcing the city to make painful service cuts and layoffs, and to forgo raises for its municipal employees for more than a decade. Her crime marked the single largest municipal fraud in United States history. Horses have arguably been providing therapy to humans for thousands of years. ON FOUR LEGS explores the world of therapeutic horseback riding at two centers - GallopNYC in Brooklyn and Pegasus Therapeutic Riding in the Hudson Valley.

7:00 pm

When The Dust Settles 45:00 min

The film shows how the struggles of wild horses mirror those of disadvantaged girls, resulting in an earned trust when they're given an opportunity to prove their worthiness to the world.

8:00 pm

The Wild Ponies Of Chincoteague 59:00 min

A young woman's life is altered for the better when she adopts a wild pony.

9:10 pm

All The Wild Horses 90:00 min

All The Wild Horses follows five international riders from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Ireland and the UK as they compete in the Mongol Derby horse race in Mongolia. This multi-horse, multi-station race over a 1000 kilometers of Mongolian steppe is the longest and toughest horse race on the planet. The riders are out on their own and navigate with GPS from horse station to horse station, where they change their horses every 40 kilometers.

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EFF17 SCHEDULE – POP-UP GALLERY SCREEN - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2017 START TIME

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THE FEATHER FUND – 7:40 min RIDING WIH MERCY – 4:15 min MUSTANG…A MIRROR OF THE SOUL – 5:00 min RIDE IT OUR SONG FOR SLAUGHTER BOUND HORSES – GO WEST FOR CHRISTMAS – TRAILER – 2:00 min 6:00 min HORSE DAD – 2:17 min STEVE HALF PENNY – 6:30 min LEGEND – 1:30 min IN-SYNC – 2:32 min PIXIO DRESSAGE – 2:00 min NOT YOUR AVERAGE STORE – CREATING PEACFUL LEADERS – 9:00 min 2:30 min HORSEPOWERS TRAILER – 11 min BITLESS – 3:45 min THE GREAT FILP OFF – 3 min Five Building Blocks Of Our educational film encourages and celebrates equestrians who are actively seeking a richer, more rewarding relationship with their equine partner. We offer detailed Bitless instruction, tips, encouragement and support for those on the journey to bitless riding and 22:15 min training. Our goal is to demystify and promote the bitless movement. Explore the world of horse packing at Rocky Mountain National Park on its 100th Horse Packer anniversary, and discover the love, thrills, and dangers of this dying profession. Horse 14:00 min Packer follows Travis, in his newly appointed position as Lead Packer on the West side of Rocky Mountain National Park. He gives an in-depth look at what the job entails and why horse packing is so important for preserving the wilderness. His assistant Carly is there to help every step of the way as she navigates through her first season on the job. Allison Fulmer purchased her horse Buddy from an auction in New Jersey out of the hands SPOTLIGHT Rescue of the kill buyers. She came to Bruce for help in getting him adjusted to a purposeful life.

SHORTS COLLECTION REEL #2 96:00 min

Series Nature’ View 14:00 min

3:00 pm

Dances With Horses On Tang Poetry 13:00 min

The project involves a film of dancing with horses inspired by Tang poetry on Horses. Tang poetry and art are widely regarded as a pinnacle of classical Chinese culture comparable to the Italian Renaissance. The poet Li Bai’s metaphoric vision, the totemic strength of the predator, the speed and elegance will be translated into dance and the relationship with horses.

3:15 pm

Developing Your Horse's Back: The Biomechanics of Engagement 19:00 min Engaging Your Horse (from the Western Perspective) with John Lyons 07:53 min A Racetrack Somewhere 49:00 min

Learn how to properly ENGAGE YOUR HORSE'S BACK through gymnastic stretches. www.EquitopiaCenter.com presents Art 2 Ride trainer Karen Loshbaugh and Equine Veterinarians Dr. Joanna Robson, Dr. Sarah le Jeune and Dr. Sue Dyson as they demonstrate how proper engagement of the horse's core can help avoid painful back issues such as "Kissing Spine

5:00 pm

I Ride Horses 5:00 min

5:10 pm

HORSEPOWERS: From The Land Of The Vikings 60:00 min

This is the first video produced to promote the music album "I Ride Horses.” Talented artists came together to give life to Jean Albert Renaud - JAR diverse equestrian skills, not only as a cowboy or Native American bareback horseman but also as an international marathon rider. This video is a love story. The pain of a love story ending is saved and eased by the love for the horses. The horses never let him down and never stop to bring him peace of mind and happiness. The “I Ride Horses”, music video, is a must see!! HORSEPOWERS: From the Land of the Vikings 60:00 min Follow the adventures & lifestyles of a Mountain Horsewoman competing in the worlds toughest horse race, a Viking Horse Family living and working with horses, and a War Veteran healing with horses.With a backdrop of pure nature & traditions unique to Norway, the Norwegian people are positively affected by horses. Their close bonds with horses run as deep as the fjords. (Norway/USA 2017 )

3:40 pm

4:00 pm

Equitopia interviews the legendary Western trainer John Lyons on the fundamentals of engaging a horse's core. Proper engagement benefits a horse by correctly using core muscles to enable the horse to improve balance, better carry the weight of a rider, reduce fatigue and injury to the horse, and enhance longevity and the vitality of a horse's body and mind. A Racetrack Somewhere will take you on a journey like never before across Australia and into the heart of some of the country's most iconic and remote events. Destinations include Birdsville, King Island, Warrnambool, Kangaroo Island and Darwin

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10:00 am

From The Ground Up-Body Language 34:00 min

Jerry King is a 5x world champion trainer. In this series he teaches us his techniques for training. Every horse needs a good foundation, so Jerry shows us how From the Ground Up.

10:40 am

Carolina Hoofbeats TV 28:00 min

This is a weekly television series featuring all that North Carolina has to offer in the equine industry. We explore great riders, trainers, events and industry news.

11:20 am

Karl Mikolka Classical Training Clinic – A Riders Perspective 35:00 min

12:00 pm

I Want To Be Rompicollo: The true Story Of The Woman of Palio 40:00 min

In 1957 Rosanna Bonelli, the first and only woman in history, participates as a jockey at the Palio of Siena. The palio is a very rude horse race - where jockeys ride without saddle - which takes place in Siena uninterruptedly for five hundred years to celebrate the ancient and proud medieval republic.

12:50 pm

Riding High 20:00 min

Riding High is a documentary on the history of three-day Eventing in Australia. Featuring interviews with Australia's leading Olympic equestrians.

1:15 pm

WENDY 91:00 min

After a serious riding accident, Wendy, formerly an enthusiastic and successful rider, never got back on a horse. But once arrived, she crosses ways with wounded horse Dixie which escaped from butcher.

3:00 pm

Leg Up 72:00 min

4:30 pm

Freedom Tracks 52:00 min

5:30 pm

The Adventure Of Selika 07:00 min

This documentary film tells the story of a lifelong horseman’s journey back into the saddle. The struggles, both physical and emotional, he has endured and his passion and determination to return to his life with Arabian horses. Ernst is an inspiration to all, especially the horse community who understand how almost unfathomable his return to riding is. The bond between horse and human is a powerful and healing energy and this is a journey that must be shared. Humans have long felt a deep connection to the horse. Over the centuries, our natural bond with this amazing animal has been lost. Today, scientists and horse lovers across the world are rediscovering that connection and the liberation it can bring, not just to the horse, but to ourselves. When Selika flees the comfort and safety of her home in rural France, she sets out for Paris to forge her own independent path in the world. "The Adventures of Selika" is based on an image of Selika Lazevski, about whom little is known. The image was by Felix Nadar, renowned 19th century French photographer of celebrated people (authors, scientists, painters . . .). Curious and puzzling, I was struck by the strength and pride that exude from this image of a beautiful black woman elegantly dressed in a riding habit, believed to be an equestrian of haut dressage in 19th century France

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5:10 pm

Healing With Horses 17:00 min

Healing with Horses, a documentary about a local mission with a global message

6:00 pm

Sacred Ground 25th Anniversary of Newport International Polo 49:00 min

Sacred Ground is a rare look behind the scenes of Newport International Polo in their 25th anniversary season. We discover a passionate equestrian culture and celebrate the Polo roots of Newport RI

7:00 pm

Labor Of Love 22:00 min

7:30 pm

Goodnight Ladies 38:00 min

8:15 pm

Une Allure Dans La Nuit 52:00 min

The 22 minute length video "Labor of Love" dissects the freelance labor conditions of professional horseracing through an endearing series of portraits of 3 German-based international jockeys including champion jockey Andrasch Starke, considered by many as the best German jockey of all time. Goodnight Ladies is a documentary film about the world's most famous Master of Fox Hounds. The legendary Nancy Penn Smith Hannum hunted the Chester County, Pennsylvania countryside for half a century. Directed by her granddaughter, Christianna, Goodnight Ladies. The story of a man who become blind and make a new life with his horses. Handicap / hope / happy life ...

9:15 pm

Floating Horses: The Life Of Casey Tibbs 94:00 min

American cowboy Casey Tibbs, a nine-time world champion who left home at the age of 13 in 1942 due to his father’s disdain of rodeo, had a rags-to-riches life after his groundbreaking spurring lick was developed and he was launched to stardom.

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2017 LITERARY ENTRIES – FINAL A Heart Full Of Hope – The True Story Of The BOGO Colts – USA By Jennifer Wilson Category: Equine Non-Fiction - English http://www.bogocoltsbooks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bogocoltsbook/ https://twitter.com/BOGOcolts

ALL THE KING’S HORSES: THE EQUESTRIAN LIFE OF ELVIS PRESLEY - USA By KIMBERLY GATTO & VICTORIA RACIMO Category: Equine Biography Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY8pwRiCbu0 https://www.facebook.com/ElvisATKH/

ANGELS CLUB – USA By Courtney Vail Category: Equine Young Adult http://www.angelsclubkids.com/ https://www.facebook.com/courtney.vail.author https://www.facebook.com/angelsclubnovel/

ANGELS CLUB 2: The Trouble With Boys – USA By Courtney Vail Category: Equine Young Adult http://www.angelsclubkids.com/ https://www.facebook.com/courtney.vail.author https://www.facebook.com/angelsclubnovel/

ANGELS CLUB 3: The Fight To Save Mustangs – USA By Courtney Vail Category: Equine Young Adult http://www.angelsclubkids.com/ https://www.facebook.com/courtney.vail.author https://www.facebook.com/angelsclubnovel/

Born To Run North Oak 1 – USA By Ann Hunter Category: Equine Fiction English Category: Equine Children https://www.facebook.com/NorthOakSeries/

Christmas Ranch - USA By Douglas B. Maddox Category: Equine Fiction http://christmasranchmovie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasRanchMovie/?fref=ts

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Dances Of The Heart Connecting With Animals - USA By Sally A. Morgan Category: Equine Non-Fiction - Spiritual http://www.sallymorganpt.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Dances-Heart-Connecting-Sally-Morgan/dp/0997250127 https://www.facebook.com/sally.morgan.5437?lst=1081415585%3A1430481016%3A1508733118

Double Trouble – The BOGO Colts #1 – USA By Jennifer Wilson Category: Equine Fiction - English http://www.bogocoltsbooks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bogocoltsbook/ https://twitter.com/BOGOcolts

Educating Horses – NEW ZEALAND By Tony Sandall Category: Equine Training http://www.educatinghorses.com/ https://www.facebook.com/tony.sandall.5/

Equestrian Handbook Of Excuses – USA By Heather Wallace Category: Equine Non-Fiction https://www.bridleandbone.com/blog-2/blog/ https://www.facebook.com/bridleandbone/

In The Heart Of A Mustang - USA By Margie Evans Category: Wild Horse Story http://www.dancinghorsepress.com/ https://about.me/m.j.evans https://www.facebook.com/margi.evans.98?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf

Junior And Elena A Horse Love Story - USA By Victoria M. Howard Category: Equine Fiction https://www.facebook.com/RelationshipGuruFans/?pnref=lhc https://www.facebook.com/Wactoria

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK Paradise Found - USA By: Victoria M. Howard Category: Equine Photography Collection - English https://www.facebook.com/RelationshipGuruFans/?pnref=lhc https://www.facebook.com/Wactoria

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Listening with My Eyes: An Abused Horse, a Mother with Alzheimer's, the Journey to Help Them Both - USA By Patricia Conoway Patricia Conoway – pjconoway@msn.com

Little Alf The Magic Helper - UK by Hanna Russell Category: Equine Children Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP86ivhAnhM https://www.facebook.com/HannahRussellAuthor/ http://www.littlealf.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP86ivhAnhM

Majus and Majician – The BOGO Colts Coloring Book – USA By Jennifer Wilson Category: Equine Illustration Collection English http://www.bogocoltsbooks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bogocoltsbook/

ODYSSEO Comes To Nashville – USA By Candace Wade Category: Equine Magazine Article http://www.horsenation.com/2017/08/29/the-faces-of-odysseo/

POLO LIFE: Horses, Sport, 10 & Zen By Adam Snow and Shelley Onderdonk Category: Equine Non-Fiction https://www.facebook.com/PoloLifeBook/ www.pololife.co

Remembering Gracie – USA By Mary Perdue Category: Equine Non-Fiction Mary Purdue marymrrerdue@gmail.com https://ilovetbracing.com/

Seriah’s Legacy - USA By Julie M Kaufmann Category: Equine Screenplay – English or Western https://www.facebook.com/seriahslegacy/

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Spirit Of A Rare Breed – USA By Sandra J Howell Category: Equine Fiction Westridge Farm Publishing - 413-566-5366 http://www.westridgefarmpublishing.com/our-books https://www.facebook.com/horsenovels/

STUBBORN – USA By Luann Still Chappell Category: Screenplay Luann Chappell – lsc327@gmail.com

Suffering In Silence: The Saddle-Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma In Horses CANADA By Jochen Schleese Category: Equine Training/Educational https://schleese.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Schleese/

The Cowgirl Jumped Over The Moon By Linda Ballou Category: Equine Fiction English Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLTAJU8vxUbFVoOqReJLElCCYMr2gAKmnG&v=S0CQyzRsbCs http://www.lindaballouauthor.com/ https://www.facebook.com/The-Cowgirl-Jumped-Over-the-Moon-558415600927560/

The Great Florida Cattle Drive: UnBroken Circles – USA By Nic Stoltzfus Category: Equine Photography http://www.greatfloridacattledrive.com https://www.facebook.com/greatfloridacattledrive/ https://www.youtube.com/c/greatfloridacattledrive

The Long Ride Home – USA By Rupert Isaacson Category: Equine Non-Fiction - Therapy Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DDklZd137I Rupert Isaacson – info@horseboyworld.com https://www.facebook.com/horseboyworld/

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The Stone Of Mercy: Book 1 of the Centaur Chronicles By Margie Evans Category: Equine Children http://www.dancinghorsepress.com/ https://about.me/m.j.evans -https://www.facebook.com/margi.evans.98?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf

The Wake – USA By Connie Johnson Hambley Category: Equine Fiction https://www.facebook.com/thecharitythriller/

Travers Stakes 2016 – USA By Mary Perdue Category: Equine Poetry https://ilovetbracing.com/ Walking to Beauty – USA By Rosalyn Brene Category: Equine Non-fiction - Spirtual http://www.rosalynberne.com https://www.facebook.com/rosalyn.berne

When The Horses Whisper – USA By Rosalyn Brene Category: Equine Non-fiction http://www.rosalynberne.com https://www.facebook.com/rosalyn.berne

Where The Bluegrass Grows - USA By: Laura K. Berglie Category: Equine Fiction – English or Western http://www.laurieberglie.com/books/ https://www.facebook.com/marylandequestrian/

Working Equitation HANDBOOK Ease Of Handling - USA By Kelli Crist and Tarrin Warren Category: Equine Training – Western Tarrin Warren – twarrenxz@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/WorkingEquitationHandbook/

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2017 ART Contest Entries Bartels, Sandra – NETHERLANDS Running Free – Pastel Drawing on 30 x 40 cm Just A Horse – Pastel Drawing on 30 x 40 cm http://portretinbeeld.eu/ - https://www.facebook.com/portretinbeeld/ 1,072 I'm Sandra Bartels and I make both pastel and graphite drawings of humans and animals. I do this in order and having lots of fun! Capturing a personality or expression / emotion of an animal able to take is always a big challenge. Take a look at my portfolio, I have several examples of both "wildlife" as pet portraits have standing.

BEINBORN, JONI MONROE – USA Anytime…Anyplace – Pastel Painting Filly’s Silly Frilly – Pastel Painting https://www.jonisponies.com/ - https://www.facebook.com/JonisPonies/ 4,651 Featured in Cowboys & Indians Magazine May/June 2017 issue. 2014 Steel Dust Award presented by AQHA for best body of work in the America's Horse in Art Show and Sale. For the overall quality and depth in her body of work. Joni was commissioned by APHA to do portraits of 8 of the top 20 for 2015. Joni was chosen to be the official artist for the 2010 APHA Summer and Fall World Championship Shows. Her work has been featured on the cover of AQHA's America’s Horse and in the Equine Chronicle, Western Wisconsin Horse Show Association Handbook, Minnesota Paint Horse Directory and in the 2010 American Paint Horse Association Summer and Fall world show publications.

BRUNOW, BONNIE L. - USA Xajarro - 24x36 acrylic painting on canvas grey Lusitano Stallion with a rust background Silver Linings - 24x30 acrylic painting of a dappled grey Gypsy Vanner Bonnie L Brunow https://www.facebook.com/Silverngold-Gallery-822501934538841/ 531 https://www.facebook.com/bonnie.praybrunow 752 Equine and animal artist based in the US, offering fine art originals, prints and commissions.

BUKOWSKA, KASIA – POLAND Golden Girl – Acrylic on Canvas Paint it Blue – Acrylic on Canvas https://www.facebook.com/kasia.bukowska.art/ 6,882 My name is KASIA BUKOWSKA and I am not only an artist, but also an equestrian. Since I was three years old and had the opportunity to grab the mane of one poor pony at Griffith Park, I have never let go of that dream: to ride horses and be around these amazing, graceful, and powerful animals. I rode as much as I could, took as many lessons as my parents would allow, and competed at as many shows possible. My horse obsession took me to Poland, where I planned to pursue my career in riding. However, it became difficult for me to do everyday activities and was restricted to my bed for five months. I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE. Today, I am still working with doctors on getting my flare back into remission so I can go back to spending time at the barn with my horse, Sławny. Kasia and Sławny

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BURBA, ANDRIUS – LITHUANIA Black Horse – Photography Brown Pony – Photography http://www.underlook.org/ https://www.facebook.com/GetUnderlook/ I'm a photographer Andrius Burba. I've recently found a great interest in taking pictures of various animals from underneath. As I've tried it I fell in love with the results and I wanted to show them in the best possible way. Here you will find my projects taken from a different angle. I enjoy my work and the biggest project I have done so far is "Under-Horse". It was mainly funded by the book publisher "Riva". Thanks to them the cat photo book has been published in Autumn and now from 10th of April you can get a photo book on dogs too. These books can be bought both in Germany or online. Books are in German but the pictures are the ones that count, right? I hope that in the near future you will be able to see other big projects from me and my team.

CARLSSON, JENNIFER – SWEDEN Oleander Karisma All Over http://yankeestyle94.hemsida24.se/ https://www.facebook.com/YankeestyleART 4,216 https://www.youtube.com/user/Yankeestyle94 I'm a young artist from Sweden and I create photorealistic drawings. It's everything from animals, people to landscapes and vehicles. I create art in black and white, but also in color.

CAMERON, MORGAN – USA Promenade – 18” x 18” Oil on Canvas Theater Horse #3 Turquoise Veil – 18” x 18” Oil on Canvas https://www.morgancameronart.com/ https://www.facebook.com/morgancameronart/ 505 Morgan Cameron was born and raised in Dover-Foxcroft ME. Growing up drawing and painting was always a passion of hers along with riding and working with horses! She spent her entire childhood on different farms, including her grandfather's 100 acre farm, a local Equestrian Theater & Dressage farm, and working on a local veggie farm so she was constantly surrounded by animals and beautiful country landscape and as a result her artworks often reflect these subjects.

CRINER, MARCY – USA Lipizzan Wonder – Acrylic Maestro – Acrylic https://www.horsesofus.com/ https://www.facebook.com/horsesofus/ I like to think of this story as a tiny seed that was planted back in the 1970s. That little seed grew and grew and led me to the Horses of Us.One moment changed everything for me. It happened when I was five. I was already obsessed with horses and desperately wanted a pony. I vividly remember going to pick strawberries at a local farm and coming home with a fuzzy brown pony named Chocolate. This pony became my world for all of my childhood. She was my confidant, partner, and performer. My parents loved telling the Chocolate story. My favorite part of the story was when I told them I wanted a white pony but after I rode Chocolate I was happy to have a brown one instead. Even better was how the farmer added the saddle and bridle to sweeten the deal. Who can pass up a Shetland pony with a saddle and bridle for $50? That was the beginning of my lifelong journey with horses.

FORBUSH, CLYDENE – USA The Lone Stallion – Photography Desert Beauty – Photography https://www.facebook.com/cforbush 269

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GARDOCKA, DOMINIKA – POLAND/USA Smart Owl – Graphite Peaceful One – Graphite https://www.facebook.com/DominikaGardockaGaleria/ 10,469 https://www.instagram.com/_duuuna_/?hl=en Horses, pets, people and wildlife portraits in various media (also commissioned

GARZA, MARIA FERNANDA - MEXICO Dante a Lucero – Digital Photography Trena – Digital Photography Maria Fernanda Garza Magallanes https://www.facebook.com/mafer.garzam https://www.facebook.com/FGphotographyyy/ 93 instagram: fgphotographyyy

GONZALAS, CANDELA – SPAIN O`leo Vertical – Photography - O`leo Horizontal – Photography https://abohuteyix.jimdo.com/ https://www.facebook.com/candela.gonzalez.737 195 https://twitter.com/CandelaG_VA

GROTE, SARAH – USA Arabian Foals in Cahoots – Photography Percheron Power - 36"x24" - acrylics on wrapped canvas http://sarahgrote.com/ https://www.facebook.com/sarahgrotephoto/ 705 I love capturing a moment in time to celebrate your life. There is beauty in every day, whether it be a captured glance of love, an expression of surprise, a child's toothy grin, the reminiscence of an anniversary, a bite of birthday cake, ridiculous laughter, a beautiful moment in nature, a teary embrace, a gathering of good friends, and even a major family event. It is my passion to capture life's memories in my photography. For years, to say I have been an avid photographer is an understatement. I take pictures everyday, and my camera bag has replaced my pocketbook. It is a necessity along with my car keys and wallet wherever I go! After years in corporate and nonprofit industries, I have decided to pursue my passion full-time, and consider it my true calling. My primary focus is on lifestyle and nature photography. I thrive on creative projects and journeys, along with unique portraiture and event captures. I love bringing a two-dimensional view to life, with a particular style all my own. I bring forth true and genuine elements with a sense of flair. I offer various packages for your needs, and everyone is unique. From family milestones to personal journeys to quick captures, I would love to be your photographer, so call, message, or email me to discuss!

HENDRIX, ELIZABETH – USA Visions Of Lightness – Oil Painting on Canvas Fidalgo – Oil Painting on Canvas https://www.ebhportraits.com/ https://www.facebook.com/EBHPortraits/ 228 After 20 years of successfully training dressage horses I am excited to be immersed in my second career creating custom pet portraits and fine art. As a young rider I represented the US at the NAYR Championships twice, I competed at Grand Prix, and traveled to Australia to compete in an international CDI. As a young professional I passed my USDF (United States Dressage Federation) Instructor Certification through Fourth Level and I earned my USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. As a seasoned professional I was long listed for the US Team, I trained in Europe, I won numerous National and Regional awards and I helped my clients earn their USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. In 2000 I established EBH Dressage, a full service horse training business. At my busiest I had up to 26 horses in training and two full time employees.

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HOWE, DIANE – IRELAND Follow Me – Oil on Canvas Mare and Foal – Oil on Canvas www.dianehoweart.com https://www.facebook.com/diane.howe.92 1,195

JOUBERT, ANIKA – SOUTH AFRICA Rise – Oil on Canvas Hearted – Oil on Canvas https://www.facebook.com/ankiajoubertart/ 882 https://za.pinterest.com/ankiajoubert/ This page showcases all the art work that Ankia Joubert is currently working on as well as work that has been completed. Feel free to contact Ankia Joubert Art if you are interested in buying a particular artwork, or, if you would like to commission an art piece. As of 2017 prints will be made available of the original paintings.

KACPRZAK, AGATHA – CANADA Lift Off – 18”x18” acrylic on canvas www.wix.com/agathak/hstme https://www.facebook.com/horsesseenthroughmyeyes/?pnref=lhc 12,348 Sketches of beautiful Horses as seen through my eyes. By Equine Artist Agatha Kacprzak

KELLEY, KAREN - USA Serendipitous – Digital Photography Spanish Mustang – Digital Photogrephy https://www.facebook.com/karen.kelley.1232 3,746

LAURENT, CHRISTIAN – BELGIUM Wild Run – Photography - So Proud – Photography http://www.christianlaur.be/ https://www.facebook.com/christianlaurartist/ 4,477 https://www.facebook.com/christianlaur 1182 Born in Brussels in 1964 and attracted by the beautiful images since his tender childhood, Christian LAURENT combines his activities in the realization of wildlife paintings and artistic photographs while taking as common challenge to emphasize the Emotions towards the spectator… what a challenge! About his PHOTOGRAPHS, he continues and develops its activities of wildlife photographer which enable him to impregnate more in-depth feelings from the "field.” Whether for elephants in the African bush, or the horses in international Jumping competitions, he cultivates a very particular attraction for dynamic photography, with the attitudes and full emotions! As well in painting as in photography, its achievements endeavours to transmit towards the spectator the emotion of a glance or a particular environment of which he would have been the privileged witness.

Mc ELLIGOTT, GEORGE – USA/IRELAND Renegade – Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas 30” x 40” Capaill Bhana White Horses - Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas 24” x 48” https://www.facebook.com/george.elligott 389

McNEEL, ELESZABETH E. – USA On The Doorstep – Digital Photography Rising Son – Digital Photography https://fineartamerica.com/art/eleszabeth+mcneel https://www.facebook.com/mcneelphotography/ 234 Specializing in equine photography, I cover all disciplines of equine athletes, horses at liberty, mares and foals, as well as portraits of owners/riders

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MITCHELSON, LEE – USA Magical Reality – Oil Painting - Picasso In His Prime – Oil Painting http://leemitchelsonart.com/ https://www.facebook.com/LeeMitchelsonArt/ 625 https://twitter.com/MitchelsonArt https://www.facebook.com/lee.mitchelson.12 https://www.pinterest.com/leemitchelson/ I started out as a landscape painter in oil, mentored by a Master, Karl Albert, who would do plein air painting with me ( this man who had painted alongside Edgar Payne!) and I studied with watercolorist Nita Engle. I had idolized Nita my childhood from having seen her watercolors in Reader's Digest Condensed Books, drooling over her paintings that went with stories like "At Home in the Woods". I was very happy, as an adult, to be in her actual presence. Predominantly, however, I have been an animal artist, and I learned to do that largely on my own. I was encouraged in this at a young age by my discussions about animal anatomy with T.C. Westall, once an instructor at Herron Art Institute. Fortunately for me, he was also my uncle. To this day I still have yet to see paintings that surpass those he created both as oil portraits and watercolor landscapes. He was an incredible painter who went largely unrecognized due to not being able to pursue it fully. He had colleagues though who recognized what he could do, people like Joshua Meador. Part of my childhood art worship was a juicy impressionism oil landscape my uncle had of Meador's. It gave birth to my passion for oil paint. Karl Albert and my uncle are both gone, yet I still ask them for their artistic assistance. I was born a painter. I can take little credit for it, it was a gift given to me by my Maker. I am grateful that I was exposed to art and could feel that awakening very early in my life.

OKTZESIK-MIKOLAJEK, KATARZYNA – CANADA Dancing In The Mist – Digital Photography Clash Of The Titans – Digital Photography http://www.photo-equine.com/ https://www.facebook.com/katarzyna.photo.equine/ 39,018 https://twitter.com/Photo_Equine Horses have been my passion since I can remember. I am fascinated by their natural beauty. For me they are magical creatures which can be interpreted in many ways. They are full of majesty, expression and mystery. They arouse strong emotions in me and thanks to photography, I have found my own link with these amazing animals. 10 years ago I decided to dedicate my life to equine photography. I am a self-taught photographer and continue to improve my skills through new experiences and new challenges. Year by year I have broadened my horizons through travelling the world as part of my passion for equine photography. Through my work I would like to introduce you to the world of horses as seen by me. I invite you to step into my world, where horses and photography merge together to form my greatest passion.

PETERS, SABINE – GERMANY Youngster – Photogrphine - Miro – Digital Paint http://www.artful.horse https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightFotomomente 9,187 Born in May 1969 in Hanau, Germany, I now live with my family and my animals (sheep, border collies, cats, horses) in a small town near Frankfurt / M.. Most of my childhood time I spent at the farm in the neighborhood. There I recognized my deep love and learned the respect for the animal world. Horses, however, already attracted me with their grace and meek power in their children's shoes. Also the camera became early a popular companion. At similar times, at a young age, still with borrowed reflex cameras from friends. In 2009, I began to focus more intensively on animal photography on the autodidactic path. As an educated computer scientist and web designer, I quickly found a way to create individual works on the digital level from my photographs, which focused the focus on the "object" and gave it the impression of being special. If the horse was for me a graceful creature with a dynamic radiance, this kind of treatment allowed my personality and actual perception to be embedded in my work. Thus, more and more Equine Fine Art works were created. Since the beginning of 2012 I have been concentrating almost exclusively on the horse. This includes the horse individually in a controlled free-ride, but also in portrait with his rider / owner. I sometimes spend hours on sprawling paddocks to keep the coexistence of horses in groups as natural snapshots. Special composings as well as artworks complete the presentation possibilities.

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PETTIT, BEV – USA Frisky Mustang – Photography Haflinger Stallion – Photography White Andalusian Stallion – Photography https://www.facebook.com/BevPettitFineArtEquinePhotography/ 8,626 http://www.bevpettit.com/ - https://twitter.com/BevPettit1 Fine art equine photography by Bev Pettit. Capturing the grace and spirit of horses through her lens. "To take a photograph means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second– both the fact itself and the rigorous organisation of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye, and one’s heart on the same axis." Henri Cartier-Bresson. Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

REID, CHRISTOPHER – SOUTH AFRICA The Queen Of Pela Graca – Oil Painting - Fresian – Oil Painting http://reidsart.com/ https://www.facebook.com/artistchristopherreid/?pnref=lhc 1.472 https://www.facebook.com/christopher.reid.9406417 4,964 International Artist Christopher Reid was born in South Africa, but moved to the US at an early age. He studied fine art at The Savannah College Of Art And Design and UNC-Wilmington. He trained in all media, but currently favors pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and charcoal. You will see in his portfolio that he enjoys painting all kinds of subjects and his style varies based on his mood at the time and the subject. Reid is currently accepting commissions for paintings and exhibiting in various locations throughout South Africa.

ROSKELLEY, DYKE – USA Prince Of Thunder – Hand Carved Mahogany Sculpture – 12” x 24” Brabant Beast – Hand Carved Walnut Sculpture – 24” x 36” http://westernartandcarvings.com/ https://www.facebook.com/dykescarvings/ 1,020 Dyke Roskelley specializes in Custom Wood Carving including extreme bas relief carvings. Dyke’s carvings range from large wall hangings to delicate gun carvings and everything in between. His custom wood carvings and western artworks reside in private collections around the world. All designs are hand drawn by Dyke himself, then carved to the clients specifications. Dyke uses rotary carving tools as well as hand tools to produce the most realistic wood carvings you’ll find anywhere. If you want something carved out of wood, you’ve came to the right place.

RUSSELL, KATHY – USA Gypsy Vanner – Fine Art Photography On Fire – Fine Art Photography https://www.facebook.com/kathy.russell.330 405

SEAMAN. SARAH – USA (NO ENTRY FORM) Golden Horse - Karen L Duplantis - Fiore Photography - 8x11 Prisma color on natural cardstock www.facebook.com/equusmarisart

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STROH, WEATHERLY – USA Landing – Oil on Panel - Style - Oil on Panel https://www.facebook.com/Weatherly-Stroh-Fine-Art-204348579577751/ 605 https://www.facebook.com/weatherly.stroh - http://weatherlystroh.com/ Born in Detroit in 1974, Weatherly Melchers Stroh comes from a long lineage of artists including sculptor, Julius Melchers and American Impressionist painter, Gari Melchers. Continuing in the family tradition, Stroh is an oil painter and sculptor specializing in animal portraits and landscapes. Stroh’s career as a painter and sculptor brings together a variety of aspects of her life - as a young art student at Cranbrook-Kingswood, as a girl growing up on a horse farm in Metamora, and as an avid, nationally ranked horsewoman. With this foundation, Stroh returned to her love of painting after following other professional, personal and artistic pursuits. A graduate from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and a Master’s degree in Education, she turned her focus from using art as an educational tool to painting full time in 2010. Stroh’s work can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad. A class member of L. Brooks Patterson’s 2013 Elite 40 under 40, a 2013 MI Great Artist finalist, and the 2014 MI Great Artist winner, Stroh currently works out of her studio in Birmingham, Michigan.

THI, PREE – USA Horse – Charcoal on Paper THOMAS, DEBBIE Friesian 1 – Photography with Digital Painting in Photoshop and Textures Romance - Photography with Digital Painting in Photoshop and Textures http://animalartandphotography.zenfolio.com/ www.AnimalArtAndPhotography.com https://www.facebook.com/DebbyThomasArtAndPhotography 2,526 A former horse trainer/riding instructor, Debby now uses her intuitive sense for animals to portray their individual personalities through her artwork and photography. A lover of detail, her favorite mediums are photography, graphite and colored pencil, though she also enjoys painting with oils. Debby’s equine, canine and wildlife work is in private collections worldwide and has won numerous awards in National and International Juried exhibits. Her work been featured in “Horses in Art” magazine, exhibited at the AKC Museum in St. Louis and the "International Museum of the Horse" in Kentucky. She was chosen for the books “Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing”, “Best of Virginia Artists” and is featured in the book “Best of America, Photography”. When not traveling to farms and ranches for equine portraits and lifestyle shoots, clients homes for pet portraits, and wildlife locations, she works from her home studio in Manakin-Sabot, Va. My photographic work has been featured in "Horses in Art" magazine and the book series "The Best of America Photography". She has received numerous awards in prestigious juried competitions and her images have been published in books, calendars and magazines

TOLLESON, MICHAEL – USA Lemon – Acrylic on Canvas Thundering Toward Freedom – Acrylic on Canvas A Time of Innocence – Acrylic on Canvas - Harnessed by Love – Acrylic on Canvas 4508 Auburn Way N. #E – Auburn – WA – 98002 - +1-646-659-2801 – michaeltollesonartist@gmail.com https://michaeltolleson.info/ https://www.facebook.com/The-Art-of-Michael-Tolleson-300007513391922/ 6,524 Michael Tolleson, An Autistic Savant Artist, Author, and Advocate To create his prolific works of art, with no formal instruction in art, Michael relies on his Asperger’s-mind. During his short-paintingcareer (less than 5 years) he has painted more than eight hundred gallery-worthy paintings. Regardless of its size, paintings are usually completed in less than 120 minutes. As a result, Michael is reluctant to take credit for his work, believing his savant autism is actually the artist within him. Until his mid-fifties, Michael was unaware of his autism. In 2015, at the age of fifty-eight, he was formally diagnosed with Autism. Michael maintains and operate The Michael Tolleson Savant Art Gallery, a 1600 square-foot facility that houses art studios, offices and art mentoring classrooms for autistic youth. The art studios and mentoring will soon be expanding its presence into central Mexico. Presently Michael is writing an advice book on autism-to-autism relationships, as well as continuing his global speaking/painting engagements. Michael’s artworks are collected and sought after worldwide.

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YALVAC, MELIS – ITALY The Unicorn – Photography Printed on Cotton Paper Our Mirror – Photography Printed on Cotton Paper Melis Yalvac – via Giovanni Saaoclini, 6 – Milano – Italy – 20141 - +39-392-042-8636 http://www.melisyalvac.com/ - info@melisyalvac.com https://www.facebook.com/melisyalvacphotography/ It's funny how one day you find yourself writing the biography of someone you never met. Melis Yalvac is Turkish but speaks Italian better than I, who are in Milan, Melis Yalvac is small and thin as a twig and his camera follows her everywhere. These are the things I know. Then there are the things I see. I see the silence of his photos, as if they were always taken at the time of the suspension before the roar. Prior to action. The cat prepares a leap, the city waiting for the thunder. There is never need to describe them, the precise detail, the curious moment, they are there and look at you, though, to tell the truth, or are not many times when someone or something is posing and looks in camera, Melis is most often photographed action, things happen, people moving, places. And then, there are horses. They come out from dusty funds such as memory images, magical creatures made of shadows, drawn by the wind, Melis has an eye without malice that rediscovers the fair and sincere nature of the animal regardless of the relationship with the man, from the equestrian bridles, the horse Pair - although with the bite in the mouth - not to know what alchemy. She says, "The perfect noble animal's representation that helped us make the world today. No matter which horse is. Every horse has a story to tell. " I say it is good and that horses like them because they are spectacular, vain and not feel ashamed if she puts them a little 'bare.

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