"You'll walk alongside a young Sheila as she learns from famous mentors and carries life-long friendships," says Evie Tubbs Sweeney, the film's producer. "You'll ride with her as she breaks world-records and ‘wins the world'-the Open Reined Cow Horse Championships at the Cow Palace in San Francisco-in 1961 to a stunned audience. You'll learn the nuances of what eventually developed her vision as a breeder. You'll feel the exhilaration of watching her first three Arabian mares step off the trailer after their overseas trip from Poland in 1961. You'll get to know the intricate personalities of all the equine characters in her story. You'll share her hurts, struggles and ultimate triumphs from walking a road less traveled. You'll be swept away by the beauty of her stallions that changed the Arabian breed forever, and her unique relationships with them. But most of all, you'll be inspired by what can happen when you dig deep to follow your calling, and end up changing the world."
The film's historic premiere will include not only a presentation of the film, but also guest speakers, including Sheila herself. General admission tickets are $15. The event, held during Varian Arabians' Diamond Jubilee weekend, is expected to sell out to the 600-person auditorium, so purchasing tickets early is recommended. For those unable to attend, the premiere will be live streamed on iEquine.com. Further details to follow. The official event hashtag for the film's premiere is #svfilm.