Lori and part of the team recently made another visitÂ to Reno, NV and the largest competition of the year, The 2015 Snaffle Bit Futurity, to catch up withÂ the subjects of theâ€Down the Fenceâ€ documentary and to finish filming and continue fundraising.
It was a greatÂ week being surrounded by true cowboys and cowgirls Â and magnificentÂ animals. Seriously, some of the most beautiful horses you will ever see. LoriÂ competed and won in the Non Pro Limited Select division on her 4 year old Spooner. Â Big props to the bossÂ forÂ making huge strides in a relatively new sport for her,Â no surprise to anyone that knows the competitor she is.
Speaking of competitors, we have to congratulate Â Jake Telford and Erin Taomino, who also happen to have prominent roles in the documentary. Jake and Erin took the Championship and Reserve Championship (First and Second place) titles in theÂ highlight event of the Futurity which had 230 entries. While Jake came out with a fantasticÂ run in the third event, the fence work, whichÂ vaulted him into the top spot, Erin followed directly behind him and blew the doors off the barn with an incredible run and the highest single run score any of us have everÂ seen leaving her a mere half point behind Jake.
After coming painstakinglyÂ close several times, this was Jakes first time winning the top prize, and we couldnâ€™t be more happy for him. As is the case of most everyone we have met and gotten to know while shooting Down the Fence, Jake and his family are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Congrats Jake!
The film is on its wayÂ to being a finished project, but we still need financial help to get there. We are finished with the filming, editing is almost complete and we are negotiating music rights, composing the score, recording the voiceover, colorization and attending to manyÂ other post production details Â Keep an eye out for an announcement of our second kickstarter to raise the final funding needed to finish this great story. Â Fingers crossed and toes crossed big time!