Novelisto D, Equine Star of Winter’s Tale, to be Special Guest at BreyerFest
(Pequannock, NJ – March 28, 2014) — Novelisto D, the real horse that portrayed “Athansor” in Warner Brothers’ Winter’s Tale, will be a special guest at BreyerFest Silver Jubilee to be held July 11-13, 2014 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Novelisto, better known as “Listo,” will also be honored as a Breyer portrait model that will be available only at BreyerFest. He is a 16.3 h. PRE Andalusian stallion registered with the ILAHA and ANCCE registry. Bred by Denham Ranch, Listo’s breeding comes from old military bloodlines and his show record includes many top wins across a variety of disciplines.
Winter’s Tale, which was released on Valentine’s Day, 2014 stars Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelley, Will Smith, Eva Marie Saint and more. The film is based on Mark Helprin’s New York Times’ best seller Winter’s Tale. Listo was chosen for this role as he was best suited to portray the character of Athansor, a huge, beautiful white stallion with “guardian angel” qualities in that he appears from time to time to rescue the lead character Peter Lake (played by Colin Farrell) throughout his long life.
Renowned Hollywood horse trainers, Cari Swanson and Rex Peterson of Swanson Peterson Productions trained Listo for the film and will appear at BreyerFest with him. Listo underwent classical dressage training to skillfully accomplish the challenging stunts he was required to learn for the filming which took place primarily in New York City.
Today, Listo is owned by Waller Farms and he will live the remainder of his days with his new “Waller Farms” family, Ashley Waller, her husband Shane and their two young daughters, Madison and Emily, in Beaumont, Texas. Says Ashley, “Listo was originally born in the state of Texas and we are so happy he is home.”
To learn more about BreyerFest and buy tickets, visit: breyerhorses.com.
Lady on the carriage in front of the Bailey Mansion in
Harlem. We had over 30 carriages, wagons, ambulances on the
set of the Knick to air on Cinemax in August this summer.
Ashley Waller hosted a wonderful clinic at Haras de Cavalliers in Houston where we worked with some amazing horses, ponies zebras and a camel. Haras Dos Cavaleiros is an amazing facility to learn classical dressage and train in Working Equitation.
Listo is a beautiful Andalusian stallion demonstrating the collected trot, showing off his
talent as a dressage horse. He also is a wonderful trail horse and has performed many
tricks in the soon to be released Winters Tale co-starring with veteran actors
Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe and Will Smith.
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Summer fun at Windrock Farm, swim with the horses, learn to work with the babies, ride on the trails,
tune up your dressage basics, jump the course and have a great time at the Farm!
Come try Winsor, a 17.2 hand gelding imported from England,
he is a talented jumper and dressage horse looking for a partner
to win many blues with. He won his first combined test with a dressage
score of 25, wowing the judges with his natural impulsion and charm.
Nothing phases him, he played Topthorn in War Horse, playing Joey’s best friend
who dies in the war. Winsor happily trail rides, jumps across country and
is an easy keeper. Come try him! He is a perfect gentleman!