From director and producer Douglas B. Maddox comes Hope’s Legacy, a movie about determination, courage, and love, all with equestrian undertones and showcasing the unique relationship between a rider and her horse. The movie premiere hosted on the Equus Film Channel’s virtual platform serves as a fundraiser for Brooke USA and kicks-off The Power of ONE, a one-year campaign to raise $1 million for the charity, recognizing that one donation can change the life of an equine, a person or a community.
Hope’s Legacy premieres on Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m. EST on a sub-channel of the Equus Film Channel, which also provides one-day exclusive access to additional Brooke USA content. Starting at 4 p.m. EST on Thursday through Friday, October 16 at 11.59 p.m. EST, movie buyers will enjoy documentaries, short films, and an interview with Maddox.
Hope’s Legacy deals with Lizzie’s strong emotions after the death of her grandmother, her obligations to the farm and her horses, and an impending three-day eventing competition. With her upcoming marriage to James threatened and challenged by a beautiful girl from James’ past, Lizzie must learn to stand on her own two feet but with Legacy by her side she is sure to do just that.
Lizzie will need to conquer her insecurities and overcome three competitions including, show jumping, cross country and dressage with her young horse, Legacy. Her manager, played by Dyan Cannon, is Lizzie’s rock but her past catches up with her and Lizzie is forced to make a choice – whether to take a step back or go for the gold.
To purchase tickets, visit www.BrookeUSA.org/films-for-a-cause. A VIP ticket at $150.00 includes viewing access for one household and home delivery of an exclusive Caroline’s Cakes (one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things”). A General ticket at $25 includes viewing access for one household.
Ticket holders will have access to Brooke USA exclusive content including documentaries, interviews and more beginning at 4 p.m. EST on October 15. The movie will premiere at 7 p.m. EST and is available until 11:59 p.m. EST on October 16. Streaming is offered through computer, tablet or phone offering the ability to cast to smart devices and through the ROKU App store.
Maddox said that it is an honor to partner with Brooke USA and the Equus Film Channel for the debut of Hope’s Legacy. He explained that the movie, “the long-awaited sequel to A Christmas Ranch, is suitable for everyone, and a wonderful opportunity to gather safely to support Brooke USA.”
Brooke USA’s mission is to significantly improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and the Caribbean by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need.