Just in case I’ve missed ANYONE that is interested in the upcoming HorseFlicks filming.
1. The contract with HorseFlicks is signed and the deposit is sent.
2. There are 3 locations and dates: August 10th, Pacific NW, October 4th, Minnesota, October 12th or 13th, Kentucky Horse Park. If you are thinking of coming, I MUST know now. We have to arrange for stalls, RV spots, etc. You will NOT be able to come to the KHP at the last minute, although both the Pacific NW and Minnesota shoots will be a bit more flexible.
3. We’ve gotten a good response, but could certainly use more horses and helpers at both the Pacific NW and Minnesota shoots. The KHP is almost full.
This is going to be awesome! More info on the ATAA website and Facebook page or email me privately at [email protected] or Tish at [email protected] or Terri at [email protected]
Cathy, Tish and Terri
From Tatiana who loves her gelding Penta:
"Yesterday we had a very nice extreme trail ride on White road for 3 hours. so, today I just polished my equipment, Penta and boots.
At the end of the clinic, the teacher said Penta is an outstanding horse, smart, careful about his rider and gorgeous...
So, if everything is OK, on 21st of September we are going for 3 days and 2 nights clinic with Mark Bolender.
Sometimes, I want to scream "People!! Be not silly!!! Never buy cheap , back yard breeding horses!!! Look, what Akhal-Teke can do!!!"
Shelly and other boarders look at him with a great respect.
HE IS AN AMAZING HORSE!!!"
More news – we have the option to buy still photos from the shoots. There is a flat fee for this and Jon will cut us a deal for $750 for all three sites . This is what the contract says:
‘) Photographic Services - During the course of a shoot, one of the professional team captures digital photos of the event which we use within the program, to capture a moment in time, and other interesting, compelling photos. It is not unusual to come away with hundreds of photos from which we select several to include within the program.
We offer a flat rate price on the finished photos taken at the location shoot. Because the end number of finished photos is hard to project, we offer a flat rate cost for this service. Price includes use of the Copyrighted images for print, web and other promotional media as long as photo credits are provided. Bulk photographic images from the production shoot are provided on CD, or a memory stick provided by Client for transport, depending on the end number of photos provided to Client.’
We did not budget for this, but it would be a great opportunity to get lots of wonderful still photos of your horses in action. If this is of interest to you, we will need to raise a bit more money. I would think with the number of people attending, if everyone put in $30, we’d cover it.
So far, everyone that has contacted me has said ‘YES’ to the extra $30 for still photos. Please let me know if you are interested.
Also, if you haven’t confirmed your stall (s) yet, please do so asap. There is plenty of room, but the WSHP needs to know how many to get ready.
If you’d like more information or think you might like to participate (or donate), please contact Cathy Leddy at [email protected], Tish Saare at [email protected] or Terri Fender at [email protected]
Cathy, Tish and Terri
Here’s an update on where we are with the HorseFlicks ‘Rare Breeds’ series, featuring the Akhal-Teke breed.
EAST COAST- As the last two possible sites didn’t work out, here is ONE LAST OPTION. We have been offered the chance to film at the Kentucky Horse Park on a ‘Breed Weekend’. I’ve sent an email to everyone that has mentioned they might be interested, but please share this with anyone else that I might have missed.
WEST COAST- We’re going to be nailing down the date and place in the next few days. We’ve gotten a good response, but the more the merrier!
MID WEST- We’re gotten a few more horses that will come to the Conference for filming, so that is looking good.
MONEY- yes, money. We’ve had a great outpouring of support and have had over $3050 pledged so far, but that is a long way from $5800. Please, any amount will help! If you’re not sure what kind of production HorseFlicks can do, email me and I’ll send you a copy of the last one that was done, so you can see for yourself. The Akhal-Teke Horseflicks episode is one of their most popular and is still being played on National TV, 5 years after it was made, according to Jon Mays, the film director. This one could be even better. If you can pledge an amount, please contact me, Cathy Leddy at [email protected] or Terri Fender at [email protected]
TIME TO SEND CHECKS- And on that note, everyone that has pledged money, please send it to the ATAA Treasurer, Amrita Ibold, 2097 W. Valley Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Make sure you mark what the check is for. Even if you can only do $20, those small amounts add up! So please, let us know what you can do.
Thank you to everyone!
Cathy, Tish and Terri
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