Synopsis: Traumatised by an abusive past, Sebastian finds work with a family as a groom in a polo yard. When charged with trying to re-train Liberty, an unhand-able, failed racehorse, Sebastian bonds with the wayward animal and secretly trains as a polo player ultimately changing both their lives.
Being a filmmaker and also someone involved in the sport of polo, it took me a long time to find a story that would inspire, educate and emotionally engage a wide audience who know
very little about the sport.
Many people associate polo with its exclusivity and champagne
flowing parties. Inspired by real events, this is a beautiful story how hard work, commitment and determination can change destiny and triumph over adversity.
Our vision was to create an inspiring and emotionally engaging film that shows the grace and power of the sport whilst also providing a beautiful insight into the horsemanship, skill and
dedication needed, the healing capacity of horses and the importance of retraining of racehorses.
Riding Liberty is Cassandra’s debut film as a director.
A British actor and producer known for In Circles and The Duchess And The Highwayman Cassandra was a jazz dancer before she trained at drama school in the UK in 2007. She is also an opera producer and director and runs Keep Calm And Carry On Productions and Renaissance Opera.