About the Film
Each year, horse trainers journey to Reno, Nevada to compete for one of the most
challenging equestrian championships in the world. For the trainers, winning means
putting food on the table and hay in the barn for another year. For the world, it means another year of survival for a culture at risk and the continued refinement of the art of vaquero-style horsemanship that dates back to the first Spanish missions in California.
Down The Fence profiles horse trainers on their journey to compete for the national championship, revealing their challenges and a rare glimpse into their unique lifestyle along the way. It is a documentary about passion, perseverance, community, and the enduring power of the human-animal connection.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with Jack and Melinda Forsberg (film subjects from Snowville, Utah), Fernando Venegas (Director of Photography 2nd unit). Ben Fonnesbeck (Digital Imaging Technician, Aerial Camera Operator, Time Lapse photography), Lori Adamski-Peek (Director of Photography, Executive Producer) and, Steve Hansen (Book Designer)