Horse lovers will want to attend the Black Stallion Literacy Foundation Show on Nov 19 at 7:00 PM, Jacksonville Equestrian Center, at a cost of, $10/person. Processes go to support the hundreds of school aged kids in the Black Stallion Literacy Show that will be held earlier that day. The evening show will present a live equine performance featuring professional riders and horses from the world famous Arabian Night Dinner Attraction in Kissimmee, Florida. For one night only, you can experience the majesty and wonder of these beautiful horses and professional riders including costumes, trick riding, and music with a special appearance by Walter Farley’s Black Stallion. For more information about this wonderful literacy program go to http://www.bslf-online.org/.
Hollywood horse trainer Corky Randall dies
‘Indiana Jones,’ ‘How the West Was Won’ among credits
By Mike Barnes
April 27, 2009, 03:02 PM ET
Buford “Corky” Randall, a horse trainer in Hollywood for a half-century, died April 20 in Newhall, Calif., after a prolonged illness with cancer. He was 80.
Randall’s career included feature films “The Alamo” (1960), “The Misfits” (1961), “How the West Was Won” (1962), “Soldier Blue” (1970), “Hot to Trot” (1988), “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989), “Buffalo Girls” (1995) and “The Mask of Zorro” (1998) and the 1950s TV shows “Spin & Marty” and “Zorro.”
However, it was the film adaptation of Walter Farley’s novel “The Black Stallion” that established Randall as a a trainer in his own right. Released in 1979, the Carroll Ballard-directed production (executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola) contained some of the most challenging horse scenes ever filmed. Read more
Corky Randall, the horse trainer on the Black Stallion films passed away this week. He was a fantastic horseman with generations of knowledge and wonderful stories he had collected in a lifetime of working in the strange and demanding world of horse movies. His credits range from “3 Amigos” to “Zorro”, from “The Cowboy Way” to “Texas”. Read more