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Synopsis: Every Ride Is for You is a story about the relationship between women and horses, as seen through the lens of three generations of women. It’s a story of love, and loss, and getting back in the saddle after being dumped hard — by a buck you never saw coming. It’s about connection beyond anything that can be explained.


equestrian documentary





Run Time

15 minutes

Directed by

Debra Weistar

Director's Statement

I made Every Ride Is For You because I happen to be related to three remarkable women whose story I felt needed to be told. My mother, my sister, and my niece have a connection to horses that is both deeply personal, and universal — especially among women. I wanted to explore that connection through the strength of these women. Every Ride Is For You celebrates sisterhood, love, and that which helps us face the most devastating losses.

Director's Bio

Debra Weistar is an educator/filmmaker. She works with her cinematographer and filmmaker husband, Tom Weistar. Since 2004 they have taught documentary filmmaking to youth as part of environmental and social justice activism. In addition to their work in experiential education, they both create media works independently. Tom and Debra live on 10 acres of mixed conifer forest, outside of Nevada City, California.

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