The Black Stallion Challenge Cup; A Salute to Literacy.
Come join us as all five Marion County School Board Members, the Superintendent of Schools, The Mayor of Ocala, and the Sheriff of Marion County compete for the Cup. Coached by world class professionals. Free Admission!
It is a night of community fun designed to showcase literacy. It is part of the Black Stallion Reading Project, a five-year partnership program between the Ocala Horse Alliance and the Marion County Public School System, now in all 31 elementary schools in Marion County. The program uses the power and magic of the horse to promote reading and inspires children to set goals and develop pathways to achieve. All schools have an equestrian farm partner.
2020 AHC Webinar Putting Horses in the Public Eye August 17
(Washington, DC)– If you want to learn, get inspired and go behind-the-scenes with people who excel in putting horses in the public eye in ways that help our industry interest newcomers to horses and lifelong enthusiasts — then join the American Horse Council for a must-see webinar on August 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM ET. Featuring a dynamic panel of experts, from television and film to live performances, they are masters at captivating the public with horses!
Ashley Avis is an American director, screenwriter and producer, who united her passions for horses and films for the upcoming feature film Black Beauty, which she wrote and directed in this modern-day reprisal of Anna Sewell’s classic tale. Scheduled for release in 2020,Black Beautystars Kate Winslet, Mackenzie Foy and Iain Glen. Ashley is currently writing and show running a new television horse-themed series based on the iconic Breyer toy brand for Ron Howard, Brian Frazer, and Stephanie Sperber of Imagine Entertainment. On the release horizon for 2021, is Ashley’s documentary filmWILD BEAUTY: Mustang Spirit of the West.
Kansas Carradine comes from a Hollywood acting legacy, but horses have defined her performing career. As a member of Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls, Kansas appeared across the US and abroad trick riding and roping. Other credits include Disney’s “Hidalgo,” MTV, ESPN, CBS, and worldwide sporting events. Although raised in a rodeo arena, Kansas developed her unique style while touring with the acclaimed spectacle Cavalia, thrilling fans from California to Australia Roman-riding a 4-horse team and more. With a long view on Cavalia’s success, Kansas also worked behind the scenes—acquiring and training new trick horses for the show.
Plus author, journalist, and media consultant Elizabeth Kaye McCall who has been involved on the entertainment side of the horse industry for over 20 years. From writing about horses in film and TV to working with Arabian Nights to the French equestrian theater troupe Zingaro, she became the original horse industry liaison for Cavalia and helped build its reputation in the North American market.
As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day.
The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen’s associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.
Here’s more on the movie that is going to be released on Disney+ soon.
It’s been a strange year for everyone – including the horses, Since the triple crown was canceled then rescheduled the Belmont will be run today with no crowd. The race has been shortened as the mile and half was thought too long for these young horses that haven’t been running. Now 9 furlongs not 12. Furlong = 1/8 mile.
Belmont is usually the last of the three triple crown races but, with the delays and the Derby and Preakness have dates later in the season, this is the best fit for the track. Saratoga is opening later too so, for NY, this made the best sense.
The Kentucky Derby is Sept. 5 and the Preakness Stakes was rescheduled for Oct. 3,
Who’s it gonna be?
Belmont Stakes Post Lineup and Odds
Tap It To Win
Tiz The Law
Irad Ortiz Jr.
Ricardo Santana Jr.
1. Tap It to Win 6-1
2. Sole Volante 9-2
3. Max Player 15-1
4. Modernist 15-1
5. Farmington Road 15-1
6. Fore Left 30-1
7. Jungle Runner 50-1
8. Tiz the Law 6-5
Tiz the Law is the favorite but you’ll have to watch to find out!