Ashleigh Harley – The Dark Horse Film
Emma Lowe Horse Photography Behind the scenes Photography for this inspirational young lady, with Joseph & Laura Stockdale.
Get out your popcorn and hit the cinema seats because the new equestrian movie ‘The Dark Horse’ is set to be released this summer!
Following the story of a young girl ‘Ashleigh Harley’s’ wish to overcome devastating invisible illness and get the sport ‘para showjumping’ recognised at the World Paralympic Games, we met with Ashleigh to hear all about it:
“This film began when my illness put me in a wheelchair. I felt as through I was living two lives, the life society has expected of me, and then the reality of who I am.
When I was 12 years old I faced the world changing in a way I had never foreseen and was diagnosed with a rare genetic tissue disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. There is no cure for my condition. For two years now I have been unable to eat or digest solid foods, X-Rays show the extent to which my spine has deformed and every day my family and I face the fear that my blood pressure might drop so low that I will lose consciousness and need immediate medical attention.