passion leads to National Media Award
series created by Capital Region resident earns top Broadcast honor
6, 2003 -- Albany, NY UNBRIDLED with Susan Kayne is the recipient
of the prestigious 2003 Excellence in Broadcast Media Award presented
by the U.S. Equestrian Federation. The award will be formally presented
to Susan Kayne at the Pegasus Dinner held in Los Angeles, CA on
January 16, 2004. The series was produced locally through Kaynes
filmed UNBRIDLED in Saratoga, NY at the Oklahoma Training Track
and Main Track while simultaneously galloping horses for Todd Pletcher,
Bill Mott and Christophe Clement. The series aired on CBS affiliate
station WRGB channel 6 every Saturday, in conjunction with the running
of the 135th Historic Saratoga Race meet. Kayne brought viewers
the inside the nations top racing stables. Episodes featured
exclusive in-depth interviews with record breaking trainer TODD
PLETCHER, youngest Hall of Fame trainer BILL MOTT, leading lady
trainer LINDA RICE, top claiming trainer STEVE KLESARIS, New Yorks
leading owner SANFORD GOLDFARB, Daily Racing Form Chairman and Publisher
STEVEN CRIST and local FUNNY CIDE connections Joe and Anne McMahon
and included segments on hay, grain, bedding, shoeing, safety vests,
bridles, bits and riders. Trainers and their staff shared
what they looked for, how they cared for, and most of all
their love for the horse and dedication to the sport.
learned of the honor on Christmas Day, UNBRIDLED was born
of my life long love for the horse, the greatest joys I have experienced
are shared with these beautiful creatures. It is my goal to share
the joy horses can bring into a life with every home in America;
the recognition of the U.S. Equestrian Federation is a quantum leap
toward achieving that goal.
knew the series resonated with fans by the continual requests for
DVDs, we even have a fan club in Southern California, that
watches the series on HorseTV, said Kayne.
Media Award is generating quite a buzz in an industry searching
for a broadcast outlet. We are already receiving calls from
potential sponsors and network partners for the second season. Wait
till you see what we can produce with a budget! gleefully
the heart of my creation, says Kayne is the hope that
America will reconnect with the horse and realize that broken lives
can be revitalized through this connection. The relationship of
horse and human has no bounds. It is not defined by race, culture,
color or creed. That is the message of UNBRIDLED and the essence
of the name.
an undeniable connection to the horse, Kayne closes each show with
a beautiful chestnut colt in her arms (a million dollar thoroughbred
that she galloped for trainer Todd Pletcher). Battle Hero
doesnt know his value, but he knows his worth by the loving
touch of a kind hand, affectionately Kayne continues, not
every horse we see on the show will be a success on the racetrack,
but that doesnt take away the fact that these animals bring
love and joy to all who encounter them; they make great friends
and wonderful pets. In fact, for many, the relationship with a horse
is deepest bond they will ever experience. This is a truth
lived by Kayne.
Capital Region native, Susan Kayne grew up with horses, riding and
showing locally and throughout the Country earning numerous championships.
2003, Kayne appeared nationwide on the Outdoor Life Network as a
features reporter in Emmy Award winning producer Jim Carrs
presentation of World Cup Show Jumping in West Palm Beach, FL and
Palm Springs, CA.
rockinhorse productions Kayne is developing several broadcast
properties including the 2004 second season of the award-winning
December 2003 Kayne formed the UNBRIDLED THOROUGHBRED FOUNDATION,
an organization to extend the useful life of thoroughbred racehorses
by transitioning them into other disciplines.
Monday Kayne co-hosts programming on Capital OTB (TW channel 12)
with veteran handicapper John Pricci.
every spare moment, Susan Kayne is found at the barn or on a horse!
U.S. Equestrian organization is recognized as the National Governing
Body for equestrian sport in America with a membership roster exceeding
U.S. Equestrian organization established the Media Awards in 1993
to acknowledge outstanding efforts by the media to promote understanding
and appreciation of equestrian sports in the United States.
organization was formed on January 20, 1917under the leadership
of New York Citys Reginald C. Vanderbilt.
learn more about the U.S. Equestrian Federation visit the organizations
website at www.usef.org