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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Film shooting in New Mexico about young rodeo rider's fight to return to the saddle after paralyzing accident
The independent feature "Walk. Ride. Rodeo.," produced by Netflix and Poke Prod, LLC will begin principal photography at the end of July through mid-August in Santa Fe, Espanola and Albuquerque.
The production will employ about 60 New Mexico crew members, 20 New Mexico actors and 350 New Mexico background talent. "Amberley Snyder's story is one of incredible courage and triumph," writer/producer Sean Dwyer. said. "Amberley is possessed with the self-confidence and strength of a true athlete. As soon as Elizabeth and I met Amberley, we had a passion to make this film. This story needs to be told."
Whatever life hands you, you've got three choices, give up, give in or give it your all. At 18, Amberley Snyder was a nationally ranked barrel racer when a car accident paralyzed her. Doctors said she would never walk again, but Amberley had three goals as she recovered. They were "Walk. Ride. Rodeo."
Within four months, she was back on her horse, Power, but everything was different. Amberley needed to reawaken the strength within herself to find a way. She secured herself on the horse using a seat belt and velcro. She re-trained Power to listen to voice commands and not her legs. And she fought back and made it to the national championships, RFD-TV's The American, where as she entered the ring, 70,000 people gave her a standing ovation.
Amberley's story is one of perseverance, drive and believing in yourself, despite the odds thrown at you...MORE