byEditorial Staff| Dec 6, 2017
What do you get when you cross equestrian sport’s biggest stars, a handful of Irish trick ponies, cute kids, and of course, Santa Claus? The answer is Horseware Ireland’s 2017 holiday video, and even Ebenezer Scrooge doesn’t stand a chance against their charms.
To shoot the film, Horseware partnered with world-renowned British horse trainer Emma Massingale and her amazing band of Connemara ponies. Massingale is known for her liberty training work and various adventure rides, which have taken her and her horses to a remote island in Ireland’s Connemara National Park, scaling the Scottish Highlands, and free riding through alpine mountain passes. Horseware’s requirements, however, were far less demanding, and the life-sized ‘snow globe scene’ with Emma’s ponies was shot in Devon, U.K. at Massingale’s home.
The video also features the talented four-year-old child actor, Blue, Horseware CEO and (avid endurance rider) Tom MacGuinness, as well as a fleet of celebrity stars—human and horse, alike—shot at their yards around the globe. These includ British dressage rider Carl Hester, Irish showjumper Cian O’Connor, and German eventer Ingrid Klimke, as well as the most famous star of all, dressage champion Valegro.
And just to make sure that all of their followers are fully invested in the holiday spirit, Horseware is also launching an advent calendar giveaway, offering freebies each day until Christmas on their social media channels.
So go on… dive headlong into the spirit and check out the video below. Happy Holidays!
-Photos via facebook.com/Horseware.