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Equestrian film festival gallops into Bozeman




Windhorse Equine Learning, a Bozeman nonprofit that helps kids learn and grow with horses, presents the Equus International Film Festival “On the Trail,” a selection of six favorite films from the 2015 and 2017 Equus International Film Festival in Missoula, which took place in mid-September.

The Bozeman event will take place Sunday, Oct. 29, from 5-9 p.m. at the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture. Proceeds will support Windhorse Equine Learning programs.

The event features films about horses and people from around the globe and right here at home. The film selection includes the 2017 EIFF winner of Best of the Festival, “Talking to the Air: The Horses of the Last Forbidden Kingdom,” filmed in Nepal.

The Equus International Film Festival is the premier global venue for award-winning equine film, television and other media that bring focus to the horse and other equines and seeks to enhance the equine-human bond and improve the welfare of the horse.

Doors open at 4 p.m. There will be a silent auction supporting Windhorse Equine Learning, barbeque sandwiches with locally sourced ingredients from Blue Smoke Barbeque and a cash bar hosted by the Emerson Grill.

Windhorse Equine Learning is a nonprofit providing educational programs that facilitate learning and personal growth through experiential interactions with horses. The Equine-Assisted Learning curriculum is taught by certified instructors and seeks to build leadership skills, improve focus and healthy self-awareness, empowerment, self-esteem, communication skills (verbal and nonverbal) and positive interactions with peers and instructors.

The Windhorse mission is to empower students to realize their full potential and help prepare them for a successful future. The 2017 Equus International Film Festival “On the Trail” will support scholarships so that youth from all economic backgrounds can benefit from Windhorse programs.

Tickets are available online or at the door. To learn more, watch trailers from the featured films, or to purchase tickets, visit

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