COURAGE, HOPE, & TRANSFORMATION
Seabiscuit’s Legacy is an inspirational feature documentary about the uplifting and healing effect this little racehorse’s against-all-odds spirit had on those around him, and how he lifted the hearts of millions broken by the Great Depression. That legacy continues today at The Home of Seabiscuit, Ridgewood Ranch, where the healing horse-human connection is manifest through an equine therapy program for special needs children and wounded veterans, some coping with PTSD.
More healing continues through the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation’s conservation and preservation efforts which help protect and conserve the land, and the brand new Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital built by Seabiscuit’s owner Charles Howard and close friend, Doc Babcock. Out front stand newly minted bronze statues of them, Howard’s young Frankie, and Seabiscuit.
Courage, hope, and healing is Seabiscuit’s legacy.
Proceeds will be donated to:
- The Ridgewood Ranch T.R.A.I.L. program – a non-profit entity that provides healing through ‘horse therapy’ to the mentally, physically and socially challenged children and veterans in Mendocino County.
- The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation – this non-profit organization conducts conservation and preservation efforts at Ridgewood so that future generations can be inspired by Seabiscuit’s story.
- The Frank R. Howard Foundation – Charles Howard helped build the first hospital almost 90 years ago in 1927 after his 15 year-old son Frankie died from a tragic auto accident on the ranch. In October 2015, a brand new facility opened its doors. And this foundation is the strength behind it.
Seabiscuit’s Legacy is a fiscally sponsored project of the International Documentary Association (IDA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions in support of this film are payable to IDA and are tax deductible, less the value of any goods or services received, as allowed by law.