The Whinnies! Best of Equine Film 

Announcing The Whinnies! at the 2017 Napa Valley Film Festival, November 8 - 12!

2 beautiful films screen together in 2 fabulous locations

Wednesday, November 8 @ 8:00 pm, Farmstead in St. Helena (seats 90)
Sunday, November 12 @ 10:00 am, Uptown Theatre in Napa (seats 400)

An intelligent and loving team help Ziggy, a wild 19-year-old Zebra/pony cross, whose owner bred her as a novelty, to overcome fear and crippling pain due to her breeding, as well as to become a participant in her own care.

Taming Wild (:43) 

For horse trainer Elsa Sinclair and Myrnah it all began with a question: "Would a wild horse, free and unfettered, in full choice, let me ride her, voluntarily?" A glorious and powerful exploration of the horse/human partnership.


Napa ticket information: All-Festival and Day Passes will be accepted at all screenings. You can purchase these passes in advance at

Rush tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 if seats are still available after passholders have been admitted.

Most of The Whinnies! screenings sold out in 2016 so we strongly suggest you purchase passes and/or choose the larger venues and/or arrive early.

Following each screening will be a lively discussion with the filmmakers about the challenges and discoveries each film explores. Kimberly Carlisle, the curator of The Whinnies! and co-founder of Flag Ranch will be your host.

The Whinnies! at Napa this year are dedicated to Flag, a fierce, mischievous and loving horse who inspired them and the creation of Flag Ranch. He died in July after 34 amazing years on earth.