Sergeant Reckless Wins Equus Award

We’re pleased to announce that Loren Spiotta-DiMare’s illustrated book, Sergeant Reckless, has won first place in the children’s history category of EQUUS Film & Arts Festival.

About the Book

Sergeant Reckless is the remarkable true story of a horse who overcame great odds to become a hero. Raised and trained to become a racehorse in Seoul, Korea, Flame is destined to be a winner. But when the Korean War breaks out on the day of her first official race, her life changes forever. Flame’s owner, Kim, flees to a safer place along with his family and beloved horse. When he returns, he meets an American Marine, Lieutenant Pederson, who purchases the little sorrel mare to serve with the Recoilless Rifle Platoon. The Marines rename her Reckless, and her amazing second career begins.

About EQUUS Film & Arts Festival

“In 2013 the Equus Film & Arts Fest first opened it’s doors in the historic Arcada Theater in the quaint town of St Charles Illinois USA. We moved to New York City in 2014 and in 2019 made a big move to the Kentucky Horse Park and will continue to make Lexington, Kentucky the home of our annual Film Festival.” (From the Equus website.)