Horse Whisperings

September 12th

– gates open 6:30 pm –

Feature film BUCK at Four Brothers Drive In Theatre
4957 Rt. 22 Amenia, NY 12501

– Reduced ticket prices for ages 18 and under.  Rated PG-13 –


We welcome you to our 7th annual event! 

During this unprecedented time, we have found the perfect venue to hold our annual fundraising event. On September 12th, take yourself to the Four Brothers Drive In Theatre in Amenia, NY where you will be served a delicious pizza dinner at your car followed by a short video of current happenings at The Equus Effect and then, our feature film, BUCK.

Buck Brannaman was the original “Horse Whisperer,” the character who inspired Nicholas Evans’ novel and was hired by Robert Redford as on-set consultant for his 1998 film. He has a way with horses, and Cindy Meehl’s documentary is moving as he shows them engaged in dances of understanding.  Roger Ebert

The film, which won an award at the Sundance film festival, is an exceptional slice of Americana about the kind of unsung hero America loves to love,” Los Angeles Times.


As one of the many ingredients in our curriculum and program, Buck Brannaman’s work and ethical treatment of animals has been a resonant and guiding force for all who take part in what we offer.

These uncertain times have changed the look of things this year — and we are all doing our best to prepare for what’s next. While we wait for the VA to resume transportation for veterans to attend our sessions in person, we are including Litchfield, Hartford, and Fairfield county health workers in our program. The VA is also recruiting doctors, nurses and clinicians who work with veterans to attend sessions at facilities in these locations. We want to do everything we can to support them as they help veterans stay connected while so many are feeling isolated.

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Even if you're unable to attend — sponsorships are vital to our programs for veterans, first responders and health workers.

Tickets Limited

$125 Adults | $75 18yrs & younger | Veterans, First Responders & Health Workerw WE HAVE A VERY LIMITED AMOUNT OF PARKING LEFT. Please call (203) 613-1107 or email kelly@theequuseffect.org for availability.

Our military and first responders protect us — no matter what. Now, health workers are doing the same. Please help us give them all the tools they need to restore and renew their physical, emotional and mental energy.

It is only because of your belief in our mission and your generous support that we have been able to come this far.
Please help us take our work to the next level and make The Equus Effect the VA’s program of choice for veterans who sincerely want to come home.  It is our great honor to serve them and we could not do so without you.

Thank you ALL for the generous donations that are coming in! 
This certainly is heartwarming.

Such an amazing community coming together for our mission.


The Equus Effect® is a registered 501(c)(3) corporation. All contributions are 100% tax deductible. 



Navigation apps do not work to our street address!!!

PLEASE SET GPS to Sharon Town Beach, Mudge Pond Rd., Sharon, CT. 

Drum Road is a Y-intersection directly across from entrance to the beach. 

The facility is about 3/4 mile on the left.

Park in front of the red barn on the left or on the far side of the red cottage on the left.

NOTE: Please do not park or turn around in driveways on the right side of the road.

Call or text (203) 613-1107.

The Equus Effect

37 Drum Road, Sharon, CT 06069

Main Office  (860) 364-9985

Jane Strong, SEP, IFS Trained 
Executive Director
Co-founder, Lead Facilitator
(860) 364-9985

David Sonatore, LCSW  
Program Director
Co-founder, Lead Facilitator
(347) 439-1777

Kelly Hitt  
Communications Director
Outreach Coordinator
(203) 613-1107

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