Tune in to Episode 5 of the Mustang Discovery Ride Podcast to learn more about the American Discovery Trail. In this episode, we'll talk to Donna Loop, Washington DC Trail Coordinator, to find out about the trail in her area. Hannah and Lisanne met up with Donna and other trail coordinators Terry Shuchart (Delaware), Peter Schoettle (Maryland) and Sharon Weekley (West Virginia) during their first two months on the trail. During the episode, we'll also sit in on a zoom call between seniors and Student Government Association representatives at Fairfield Central High School in South Carolina and their Congressman, Ralph Norman, as they present a request for support for bill H.R. 4878 currently before Congress for approval. To view the podcast in video format, please visit the JA Media Productions YouTube Channel.
Take two young women with a passion for horses, both looking for a grand adventure, add four American Mustangs and a curious wild-born molly Mulestang, and you have the ingredients for the “Mustang Discovery Ride.” Presented by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, the Mustang Discovery Ride is a journey across the United States on the American Discovery Trail. Riders, Hannah Catalino and Lisanne Fear, will cover 12 states in 12 months, coast to coast from Delaware to California, riding American Mustangs with the assistance of a support crew. Both riders are trainers who have taken part in the Mustang Heritage Foundation Trainer Incentive Program (TIP). Hannah travels the world as a Mustang Ambassador and trainer presenting “Wild Horse Workshops” & Liberty Training Clinics. The two women rode out from Delaware’s historic Cape Henlopen State Park on September 28, 2021, and will continue their adventures through Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California. Lisa Diersen, Executive Director of the Mustang Discovery Foundation, is handling sponsorships and arrangements. Julianne Neal of JA Media Productions will host the podcast, as well as produce and direct a docu-series and documentary as the journey progresses. A team of EQUUS photojournalists and videographers will contribute to the film, each adding individual creative perspective of the ride. The Mustang Heritage Foundation, BLK water, Espana Silk, the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest, The Marley Project, JA Media Productions and a host of other sponsors are joining the Mustang Discovery Foundation in supporting the team along the way. Follow the team's progress on social media at https://www.facebook.com/mustangdiscovery or visit www.mustangdiscovery.com. For more about progress on the documentary, visit www.jamediaconnections.com.