Horse Films Featured at the 2018 SLO International Film Festival

Looking for a movie about horses to enjoy with your family or horse friends? The 2018 SLO International Film Festival has two options for you:

All The Wild Horses brings you the experience of a horse race across Mongolia. You will also have the chance to meet one of the riders in person.

Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs gets you into the action of the rodeo star, Casey Tibbs, who has a direct connection to the Central Coast through his friend, Steven Ford.

These two different movies about horses and rodeo will be showing for just a few days through the 2018 SLO International Film Festival in two locations March 16 – March 18, 2018.

2018 SLO International Film Festival announces the release of Two Horse Films

All The Wild Horses

Five international riders from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Ireland and the UK have a crazy compulsion to race across Mongolia…and we’re all just along for the wild ride! This multi-horse, multi-station race over 1000 kms of breathtaking Mongolian steppe, is the longest and toughest horse race on the planet. The riders are out on their own and navigate from station to station using GPS. They change their horses every 40 kms, and spend nights out in the wild or with nomad families along the way. The race throws up twists and turns as it builds to an unexpected, nail-biting finish. 90 min. UK/Canada. Check out All the Wild Horses < by clicking this link.

Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs

In 1942, at the age of 13, Casey Tibbs left home to pursue his dream of becoming a rodeo star. Despite his dad’s lack of support, Casey was determined to succeed and, sure enough, he became a huge star, not just on the rodeo circuit, but in Hollywood as well! Floating Horses tells his amazing rags-to-riches life story, with great vintage material and interviews with notable friends, including Central Coast resident Steven Ford. Tibbs was a nine-time world champion and his unpredictable journey is as exciting as one of his wild rides. Get ready to “Let ‘er buck!” 94 min. USA.

More Than Just Seeing a Movie

Not only will you experience a great film, with either option, you can also take part in the Q & A session that follows each showing. Here you can meet one of the riders in the horse race and talk to a local rancher about Casey Tibbs.

Grace Tucker, Festival Assistant for the SLO Film Festival tells us about the extra activities: “We are very excited about these two films because the filmmakers from both films will be attending the festival and will be holding Q&A’s after some of the screenings. One of the riders in the race from All the Wild Horses will be attending the festival. We are also in hopes that local rancher (interviewed in Floating Horses) will be attending the festival.”

Show Times, Locations and Prices for Both Films


Friday, March 16 – 7pm – Downtown Cinemas (SLO)

Saturday, March 17 – 4pm – Park Cinemas (PASO)

Sunday, March 18 – 1pm – Downtown Cinemas (SLO)


Friday, March 16 – 4:15pm – Downtown Cinemas (SLO)

Saturday, March 17 – 1:15pm – Downtown Cinemas (SLO)

Sunday, March 18 – 1pm – Park Cinemas (PASO)

Tickets: We have multiple Festival Passes that can be used throughout the week of the festival if anyone is interested in seeing multiple movies. For a single showing, a ticket is $15 General / $12 Students (each screening requires a separate ticket).

Unfortunately, both of these films do not have online ticketing because rush tickets for regular screenings will be sold at the venue on a first-come, first serve availability basis. If you want to purchase a festival pass or attend any of our special events you can purchase them using the SLO International Film Festival Tickets < link here. 

An Eclectic Audience Experience

“Both of these movies are absolutely wonderful! We are excited to have two films in the festival that will attract an eclectic audience – filmmakers, film lovers, and horse/rodeo lovers all in one room!” exclaims Grace regarding this upcoming experience.

Grab your horse friends, and/or your family, and go experience this rare opportunity to enjoy a horse film, participate in a Q&A session, and meet a rider or local rancher connected to the movie.


Former Pony Clubber, Eventer and Dressage rider who balanced training and showing with getting a college degree (from Cal Poly SLO), becoming a wife and raising a family.

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