If you want to enter the Horse Show at the Ohio State Fair, be sure to register – the deadline is almost here! Visit ohiostatefair.com/livestock and register by July 11. In the meantime, read on about some classic horse movies so you can curl up and watch while you wait for the Ohio State Fair!


Seabiscuit is a 2003 film that depicts the life of an surprisingly successful racehorse under the name of Seabiscuit. This feel-good movie about overcoming hardships is a great historical rendition of the sport of horse racing. The movie takes place during the Great Depression, and Seabiscuit brings hope to the entire nation as the small horse impresses audiences of all ages.







Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Spirit captures the essence of staying true to your hopes and dreams. The 2002 animated film follows the life of Spirit, a curious and wild stallion that faces a variety of adversities throughout his young life. A story of love, challenge and friendship, this is a great family movie to watch before the Ohio State Fair.






Flicka, a family movie, shows how determination and a free spirit can lead to great accomplishments. The film follows the strained relationship of Katy and her father. Katy is insistent that she will be able to take over her father’s ranch and tries to prove it to him after training a wild horse that she names Flicka. Flicka is a perfect movie night feature.




Racing Stripes

This funny sports movie chronicles the life of Stripes, an abandoned circus zebra who thinks he is a racehorse. The confused equid grew up next to a race track and eventually starts training to become a racehorse champion. If you’re looking for a feel good movie that will make you laugh, Racing Stripes is for you.





This spirited movie tells the story of Secretariat, the Triple Crown winner of 1973. The film depicts the life of a young woman who takes over her father’s stable in Virginia. With little horse knowledge, she faces hardships in trying to navigate through the world of horses that was typically dominated by men. This movie is a great choice for your family if you are looking for a feel-good film about hard work and horses.




Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

Dreamer captures the true story of a strained father-daughter relationship that is saved by a hurt racehorse. Cale, the young girl in the film, convinces her father to purchase Soñador even though the horse is injured. The journey to train the horse for the Breeder’s Cup Classic brings the family closer together.

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