About Eventing, The Royals and More is an informative chat with Jane Holderness-Roddam, an appointed Brooke USA Ambassador, Board Member Jim Hamilton, DVM, and Brooke USA Ambassador Tik Maynard. Jane Holderness-Roddam was a child rider and became the first female eventer to compete at the Olympic level for the British Team. Jane has served as a lady-in-waiting for Princess Anne for more than 30 years, built a career as a nurse and authored more than 20 books about equine management, from Boots and Bandages to Rugs and Rollers. She serves a unique role for Brooke USA, having been assigned as Special Ambassador to Brooke USA by sister organization, The Brooke. Jim Hamilton, DVM, Board Member/Treasurer for Brooke USA, is a partner in the Southern Pines Equine Associates Veterinary Practice. He has been both Veterinarian of the Year and Board Member for the NCVMA . He is a member of Safety Committee for the US Eventing Association and the US Equestrian Federation, as well as an FEI Veterinary Delegate. Tik Maynard is a long-time equestrian with an extensive background in various disciplines. He is a sought-after clinician who specializes in building confidence for horses and riders. His book, In The Middle Are the Horsemen, is a study of horses and human nature. These three Brooke USA stakeholders give insight into the organization and their experiences working in their roles.
The mission of Brooke USA is to significantly improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and the Caribbean by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need. Brooke USA accomplishes this through a holistic approach to funding which includes capacity building, sustainability programming, female empowerment and international advocacy. Brooke USA connects private philanthropists with their passion for helping relieve the suffering of working equines and their owners. Brooke USA raises funds to support a wide variety of programs for working horses, donkeys and mules to help them become (and remain) healthy and happy, now and in the long-term, which also benefits the poor families who depend on those animals to help them earn a living. For more information visit www.BrookeUSA.org.
To learn more about podcast host Julianne and her partner Bruce Anderson, visit www.naturesview.us or tune in to "Whinny Tales: Horse Stories, Pony Legends and Unicorn Yarns," the official podcast of Nature's View and The Marley Project, their equine and arts-based 501 (c)(3). A documentary about their work and films in the Natural HumanshipTM Training Series, are available on The EQUUS Channel at https://filmfestivalflix.com/festival/equus/film/the-edge/. Julianne's production work can be found at www.jamediaconnections.com.
The EQUUS Film and Arts Fest, one of our Media Partners, is beginning its 8th year with a brand new virtual format. For more information about the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest or for links to the artwork and literature available on the EQUUS Film Channel, visit equusfilmfestival.net. To see the EQUUS films, visit https://horsenetwork.com/equus/.