Announces New Programming For April/May
A Television Special From Iceland
Launch of the new National High School Rodeo Series, "20X
Launch of the new Appaloosa Horse Club Series
TX - HorseTV announced today new additions to its April - May program
lineup. By adding to its programming base unique television specials
and on-going series covering many different aspects of the horse
world, HorseTV continues its ongoing expansion while pursuing its
goal of the 24/7 HorseTV Channel.
a faraway land called Iceland, one would expect the weather to be
far too cold and icy to ride and train horses very much during the
wintertime. However, during a time of year when many U.S. horses
are blanketed and standing in their stalls, the Icelanders do most
of their riding! In this television program produced exclusively
for HorseTV, viewers will be able to join these hardy Icelanders
and their horses as they compete in their favorite winter sport.
On a freezing cold Sunday morning in the month of February, a few
farmers in a countryside called Kjós go out on Lake Meðalfellsvatn
on their tractors to move snow from the ice covering the lake. They
are preparing the ice for the upcoming competition on the frozen
lake. In this fascinating program premiering in April, stallions,
mares and geldings compete at top speed and form. Professional riders,
children and farmers alike have the time of their lives, although
needing protective clothing to protect their bodies from the cold.
Icelandic riders love to compete with their horses in this amazing
winter sport. People trailer their horses from town to experience
the wonderful and unique joy of riding their horses on the same
lake that is famous for trout and salmon fishing. Watching the competition
will demonstrate why these unique little Icelandic horses do so
well on ice, utilizing the gait which Icelanders believe God gave
only to their one and only horse breed. Horses on Ice
offers a wonderful glimpse into the wonderful equestrian society
which surrounds the Icelandic horse during wintertime in Iceland.
In a land with 290,000 habitants and 80,000 horses (one horse for
every 3.5 people) every town has a neighborhood of stables and barns
where people come together every day during the winter to enjoy
their companionship with the horses.
"The Appaloosa Horse," produced by Midwest Media for the
Appaloosa Horse Club, is an ongoing series that will showcase the
style and ability of the Appaloosa, while
capturing the versatility, leisure and significance of family values.
Focusing on highlights from top shows and competitions, as well
as interviews with top trainers and breeders,
"The Appaloosa Horse" is designed not only for current
fans of this breed with a unique history, but also for those seeking
their first horse.
"20X Rodeo High," also from Midwest Media for the National
High School Rodeo Association, is a 26-week series featuring America's
youth, and follows their involvement in one of the top spectator
sports in the country. This will be an action-packed, feature magazine
program that highlights the participants, their rides, and the best
performances from the weekly rodeos. Viewers will meet some of the
competitors and learn first-hand how the sport of rodeo has positively
impacted these young people's lives. The NHSRA began as a state
rodeo in Halletsville, Texas, in 1947. The mission of the NHSRA
is to promote the positive image of rodeo and preserving the Western
Heritage, while maintaining the highest regard for livestock.