|Video Shoot at Blue Hill Farm|
Photo Credits Pari Nurrish
Monday, July 28th started with a flurry of activity that snowballed into two days of mad cob-webbing, dusting, sweeping and mowing in anticipation of filming a short video chronicling Margaret "Gigi" McIntosh's equestrian career. Blue Hill sparkled in the crisp morning light on Wednesday when producers Cindy Connors and Julia Fisher (Live Well Network/ABC/Disney), camera man Brian Troy (also from Live Well) and his assistant, Bethany Ditnes arrived.
Quiet descended on the farm as Cindy interviewed Gigi McIntosh, Missy and Jessica Ransehousen and Mary Hazzard with the intention of documenting Gigi's long-term passion for horses and raising awareness of the Para Equestrian discipline. Cindy's direction elicited insightful discussion of the financial challenges facing Paralympic hopefuls.
An exceptionally beautifully turned-out Rio Rio had her moment in the spotlight with both Gigi and Rachel Gross as Missy and Jessica trained them for the cameras!
DAY TWO - BLUE HILL FARM & CHESTERLAND
|Setting Up With Bruce at Chesterland|
|Visitors On The Set!|
LINK TO PHOTO ALBUM AT CHESTERLAND
Photo Credits Lisa Thomas, Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Svcs.
The second day of shooting began back at Blue Hill Farm with Brian McIntosh's interview and Hobbs' Rose Garden press conference, continuing onward to Bruce Davidson's Chesterland Farm, just over the hill. Bruce's film set included a panoramic view of Chester County hunt country and a herd of very curious young home bred Chesterland horses! Jan Smith, Hobbs' owner and long time young horse manager at Chesterland, had the last word in shepherding the herd! Thankfully, Brian Troy's camera equipment survived the Unionville safari!
We are looking forward to the great Premiere of this fabulous video documentary sometime in late September! Until then, please enjoy the two days chronicled in pictures, provided by Pari Nurrish (Blue Hill Farm) and Lisa Thomas (Chesterland)!
Many thanks to the Blue Hill and Chesterland support staff for their hard work and Blue Hill boarders for nobly suffering the disruption!