Riding in Stride opening

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This is the unofficial opening scene to a documentary completed last year. It is currently playing at select PBS stations, check your local listings.

Riding In Stride (25:30 mins.) probes the age-old relationship between girls, women and horses by documenting girls on ponies and women at the racetrack, including interviews with veteran jockey PJ Cooksey, trainer Joan Scott, and bestselling author Mary Midkiff. Riding in Stride focuses on women who have carried that passion into their adult lives and reveals what it takes for women to make it in the racing industry while staying dedicated to their love for horses.

This opening scene was split up in the final cut for many logistical reasons. But I have always had a fondness for it in its original state.

Riding in Stride was directed by Rachel Connolly, edited by me (Ajit Anthony Prem) with music composed by Carmela Sinco. If you would like to buy a DVD, go to Premhart.com.

2 Responses to “Riding in Stride opening”

  1. Judy Robinson said:

    This is me! I am still riding. My father took these shots. I will be riding in a 25 mile endurance ride next week. I was so happy and grateful to see that you valued this footage.

  2. Janet Hoskins said:

    I am the older sister of Judy and Sue who are riding in this footage, and I think it is wonderful to see how much they loved horses as girls and how they still do so. Sue sent me the link to this site and I thank her for it. It looks like a great documentary and we hope to see it broadcast.