Confessions of a Timid Rider Wins Best Literary Non-Fiction at Equus Film Festival

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RED BANK, N.J. - Dec. 5, 2018 - s4story -- Confessions of a Timid Rider, the memoir by equestrian author and blogger Heather Wallace, wins Best Literary Non-Fiction- English at this year's Equus Film Festival.

Authors, artists, and filmmakers from around the globe united November 29- December 2 to share their creativity at the sixth annual Equus Film Festival in Brooklyn, New York. The culmination of the event, the WINNIE awards, celebrates storytellers who show the rich history and diverse tapestry of horses in human culture through equestrian content.

Heather Wallace says, " To share my innermost hopes, anxieties, and passions to the world through this book was terrifying.  But I know that I am not the only person who has these same feelings. It's okay not to be perfect or to have a bad day. Earning the WINNIE award means I can reach a wider audience and hopefully help them become more confident. I am truly honored."

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Confessions of a Timid Rider is a memoir detailing one woman's insights into being an anxiety-ridden but passionate equestrian. After returning to riding as a mother, Heather is determined to follow her dreams despite the self-doubt she somehow lacks talent or ability. An in-depth look into the heart and head of a returning adult equestrian, this message is not limited only those with horse experience. Confessions of a Timid Rider is the perfect book to read for anyone whom even for a moment questions their value in their designated profession or life choice. This book will inspire you to pursue your dreams despite the inner voice that says you aren't good enough.

Confessions of a Timid Rider by Heather Wallace is available in ebook and paperback format on and Amazon (

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About the Author
Heather Wallace is a certified equine and canine sports massage therapist, author, and blogger.  After working for 12 years in the medical publishing industry, she changed careers to fulfill her dream of working with animals. Heather is the writer for the blog, The Timid Rider, which focuses on her journey as a returning adult equestrian to inspire and motivate others.

She has written for Equine Info Exchange, Holistic Horse Magazine, Sport Endurance Evo and more. She is also the Media Consultant for The Gobi Desert Cup, an annual endurance race in Mongolia.

Follow Heather on her journey at or on social media @timidrider.

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