Bradin, Nikki and Derrick are 3 kids from an average normal Kansas household. Their whole life is thrown upside-down when their parents are tragically killed in a car accident. Ava Gregory ... See full summary »
A woman moves with her husband and seven-year-old daughter from Colorado to California and then her husband abandons them. While trying to rebuild her life, she finds solace while working at a horse farm and decides to enter her beloved horse in a high-stakes riding competition.
Fifteen-year-old Patrick doesn't know what he wants to do with his life, and the pressure put on him by his dad isn't helping. But then he meets a misunderstood horse trainer who convinces him to train for the Derby Cup. Can Patrick convince his parents to let him compete, beat out out the rich town bully -- and find the champion that lies within? Written by
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
When the kids cannot get the vehicle started, the father realises that the spark plug wires have been pulled out. However, when the vehicle starts, it is a diesel engine running, which does not have spark plugs. See more »
I am usually tolerant of horse movies. I don't expect the actors to be the best riders or horse handlers. I expect mistakes to be made and things to be wrong. I try to sit back and just enjoy the story. This is what I expected to do recently when I picked up a new horse movie called The Derby Stallion.
Well it was simply awful. The lead could not ride at all. I feel they could have found an actor with riding skills. Even worse was when they switched to the legs of a dark bay horse jumping when the lead horse was a bright chestnut. They should have taken the time to do the research and find the right people.
Overall I was not impressed with the way this movie was shot and put together. Some of the close-ups seemed too close and out of focus and actually made me dizzy. I feel a lot more could have been done to make this movie better starting with an actor who had real life horse experience.
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