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ParaGold Film Screening and Filmmaker Visit

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About the Film: ParaGold follows the lives of four Paralympic equestrian hopefuls as they vie for a spot on the 2020 U.S. Paralympic Dressage team. Para Dressage is the sport of Dressage, the highest expression of horse training for athletes with a physical disability. Conducted under the same basic rules as Olympic level Dressage, but with athletes classified according to the level of their disability, the horse has to perform at a walk, trot, and canter, and all tests are ridden from memory and follow a prescribed pattern of precise movements.

Para Dressage is the only Equestrian discipline included in the Paralympic Games, where it has been a regular fixture since 1996. The Paralympic Games are the second largest sporting event in the world after the Olympic Games and are contested immediately after the Olympic Games in the same city and at the same venue.

After the film, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a virtual Q&A with the filmmaker, Ron Davis.

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About the Filmmaker: Ron Davis was born and raised in northern New Jersey. In 2010, he started a production company (Docutainment) and turned his attention to producing and directing documentary films on a full-time basis. Davis is widely known for the equestrian film Harry and Snowman, a critical and box office hit and one of 2016’s top theatrical-grossing documentary films.

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 24, 2023. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the screening will begin at 1:00 p.m., following a brief presentation by the Rotary Club of Clarke County in honor of World Polio Day.

Ticket Price: This is a FREE event. Registration is encouraged.

Registration Information: Register online or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 PM – Tuesday through Saturday). When our Box Office is closed, please leave a message.

This program is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Clarke County, in collaboration with the Clarke County Library and the Barns of Rose Hill.


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