Standing Ovation by Ovation Riding: Hope’s Legacy

A virtual movie premiere raises money for equine charity Brooke USA.

Every week we team up with Ovation Riding to recognize those doing good in the horse world. Today we applaud the release of Hope’s Legacy on the Equus Film Channel for its commitment to Brooke USA.

From director and producer Douglas B. Maddox comes Hope’s Legacy, a movie about determination, courage, and love, all with equestrian undertones and showcasing the unique relationship between a rider and her horse. The movie premiere hosted on the Equus Film Channel’s virtual platform serves as a fundraiser for Brooke USA and kicks-off The Power of ONE, a one-year campaign to raise $1 million for the charity, recognizing that one donation can change the life of an equine, a person or a community.

Hope’s Legacy deals with Lizzie’s strong emotions after the death of her grandmother, her obligations to the farm and her horses, and an impending three-day eventing competition. With her upcoming marriage to James threatened and challenged by a beautiful girl from James’s past, Lizzie must learn to stand on her own two feet but with Legacy by her side she is sure to do just that.

Lizzie will need to conquer her insecurities and overcome three competitions including, show jumping, cross country and dressage with her young horse, Legacy. Her manager, played by Dyan Cannon, is Lizzie’s rock but her past catches up with her and Lizzie is forced make a choice – whether to take a step back or go for the gold.

Hope’s Legacy premieres on Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m. EST on a sub-channel of the Equus Film Channel, which also provides one-day exclusive access to additional Brooke USA content. Starting at 4 p.m. EST on Thursday through Friday, October 16 at 11.59 p.m. EST, movie buyers will enjoy documentaries, short films, and an interview with Maddox.

To purchase tickets here.

A VIP ticket at $150.00 includes viewing access for one household and home delivery of an exclusive Caroline’s Cakes (one of Oprah’s “Favorite Things”). A General ticket at $25 includes viewing access for one household.

Maddox said that it is an honor to partner with Brooke USA and the Equus Film Channel for the debut of Hope’s Legacy. He explained that the movie, “the long-awaited sequel to A Christmas Ranch, is suitable for everyone, and a wonderful opportunity to gather safely to support Brooke USA.”

About Brook USA
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 very poor families who depend on those animals to help them earn a living. For more information visit

Many thanks thanks to Ovation Riding for their support of both Horse Nation and individuals and organizations that are doing good work in the horse world. If you know someone who deserves a Standing Ovation, we would love to recognize them in a future post. Email the name of the person or organization along with a message about the good work they do to [email protected]. Photos/videos are always welcome, and include a link to their website if applicable.