The Caravan, a movie documenting a 4 1/2 month, 2,500 mile journey using only horses, was the centre of a fundraising event on April 30. The award winning film features Toby Benches resident Gerard Paagman and his team of elegant Friesian horses. Gerard led a group of relative strangers from California to Florida through iconic landscapes, up and over mountains, through vast deserts, pine forests, Bayou’s and back roads.
More than 160 people enjoyed this distinctive film experience. They met two of the Friesian horses, as well as Gerard Paagman and the film makers, and bid on three one-of-a-kind auction items. The auction offerings, donated by Columbia Valley residents, were a half-day custom adventure at the Paagmans’ House of the Friesians; a framed landscape print on canvas by Neil Zeller, printed and framed by Kimberley Rae Photo and Framing; and a steel fire pit by TXN Installations.
The Columbia Valley Centre Fundraising Committee was pleased to screen The Caravan and is grateful for the support of all of those who attended this unique fundraising opportunity.
The movie documents a 4 1/2 month, 2,500 mile journey using only horses features Toby Benches resident Gerard Paagman and his Friesian horses.
Leading a group of relative strangers, Gerard Paagman and his team of elegant Friesian
horses was fresh off filming The Hunger Games – Catching Fire.
In The Caravan adventurers grapple with route-finding, Mother Nature and unexpected obstacles in an epic 2,500 mile horse-drawn journey across America. Age 11 to 79 they travel through iconic landscapes, up and over mountains, through vast deserts, pine forests, Bayou’s and back roads.
The film explores the complexities of group dynamics, the relationship we share with our horses. With the horse as their common bond these travellers, young and old, set out to discover America, to challenge their skills, to fulfill a life time dream but what happened on the journey.