It was back in the late 1980s that William Shatner first watched an exhibition by children who were so severely handicapped that some of them could not hold their head up, yet there they were going through intricate exercises on the back of a horse. The program was sponsored by Ahead With Horses, a therapeutic riding group for handicapped children. When the exhibition was over, Shatner sat, deeply affected by what he had seen. “You can’t watch these kids without knowing you have to help, somehow.” And so, in March of 1990 came the birth of the first Hollywood Charity Horse Show. Soon, other charities in need of help were added, small, grass root charities doing big time jobs.
Today, the Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show, Sponsored by Wells Fargo is an ongoing event that garners national press coverage. On one special Saturday evening each year, William and Elizabeth Shatner bring together world-class reining horses and riders in breathtaking slides and spins as they compete for top honors in their respective classes. Then, as the sun sets, the much anticipated auction and music show put on by headline groups such as Brad Paisley, Ben Folds, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Randy Travis, Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd and Neql McCoy, kick off right after an amazing array of food and fun.For those unable to attend the event Mr. Shatner has cultivated a unique set of offerings for an online silent auction. The items appeal to a broad base of entertainment fans, not just Mr. Shatner’s fans but through the help of Mr. Shatner’s generous friends in the Entertainment Industry unique and signed items are provided all with the goal of raising as much money as possible for the charities benefited by this 501c3 organization.
CHARITY RECIPIENTS FOR 2017
A Place Called HomeAHEAD With HorsesALSAC / St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalAmerican Legion Legacy Scholarship FundBlind Children’s CenterBraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational CenterCaterina’s ClubChildren’s Hospital Los AngelesThe Colburn SchoolCRE OutreachDream Catcher of L.A.E.L.S.A. (Experience Learning Support w/Animals)Friendly House LAFriends & HelpersGay Men’s Chorus of Los AngelesHollenbeck Police Activities LeagueHorses4Heroes, Inc.Inner-City Youth Orchestra of Los AngelesPainted Turtle Gang Camp FoundationPasadena PlayhousePets for VetsQueen of HeartsREINS Therapeutic Horsemanship ProgramSaddles for SoldiersVillage Family ServicesWright Foundation for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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Spirit of the Horse: A Celebration in Fact and Fable
$12.99 From his first time riding as a child, William Shatner has felt a deep love for horses. Whether seated in the saddle, communicating with them, or simply appreciating their beauty, his bond with these majestic animals is deep. For decades he has sought to share his joy—with children, veterans, those with disabilities, and many more—through his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show. And here, he brings that same joy to his fans and readers.
In Spirit of the Horse, the Star Trek and Boston Legal legend speaks from the heart about the remarkable effect horses have had on his life and on the lives of others. From his first horse, bought impulsively on the advice of a twelve-year-old, to his favorite horses, acquired after many years of learning what to look for, this book draws from Shatner’s own experience and pairs it with a wealth of classic horse stories, including unique retellings of the Pegasus myth and the feats of the most famous war horses throughout history. The result is a celebration that captures the unparalleled connection between humans and horses—and the power, courage, mindfulness, and healing that they can inspire in us.
Many fans have heard about Shatner’s passion for horses; few have seen it revealed as completely as it is here: http://bit.ly/2rCiWLl
Thanks to my guest William Shatner...! Hope to see u June 3rd :)