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The Hopkins Hoax

Press Articles

Click on any of the links in the left-hand column below to read about The Hopkins Hoax in the world press.

Disney Rides into Trouble with Story of Cowboy who Conquers the Middle East London's The Independent, 10 March 2004
Museum curator sees little truth in 'Hidalgo' The Billings Gazette, 9 March 2004
Hidalgo: Caught Horse-Thieving The Washington Post, 5 March 2004
Hidalgo is simply an unbelievable story Arizona Daily Star, 5 March 2004
Hidalgo - based on a not-so-true story Slate Magazine, 5 March 2004
"Pony Baloney" The Arizona Republic, 4 March 2004
Hidalgo - based on an incredible true lie The Boston Herald, 3 March 2004
Disney Movie Raises Storm The Arab News, 1 March 2004
Has Disney been taken for a ride? England's Daily Mail, 29 February 2004
Fact or Fiction?  'Hidalgo' under fire The Billings Gazette, 29 February 2004
Seabiscuit vs. Hidalgo National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering -
The Long Trail of Lies Los Angeles Times, 17 February 2004
Hidalgo:  Not What You Think Don Blazer in
Liar, Liar, Chaps on Fire Outside Magazine, March 2004
The Truth about Hidalgo True West Magazine, March 2004
Against All Odds Horse & Rider Magazine, January 2004
Hidalgo Captures the Cowboy Heart American Cowboy Magazine, December 2003
Hollywood Horses Cowboys & Indians Magazine, November/December 2003
Hidalgo - from the Myth to the Movie - Part 2 Trail Blazer Magazine, November 2003
Hidalgo - from the Myth to the Movie - Part 1 Trail Blazer Magazine, October 2003
True Story or Tall Tale? Equus Magazine, October 2003
Hidalgo based on a legend, not a true story, says Disney True West Magazine, October 2003
Hidalgo Endurance Race Hoax Wild West Magazine, October 2003
"Horses and People" Western Horseman Magazine, July 2003
Frank Hopkins & Hidalgo - Fact or Fabrication? Endurance News Magazine, June 2003
An Equestrian Controversy in the Making Trail Blazer Magazine, May 2003
Hidalgo:  Embellishing a fact or inventing a lie The Saudi Gazette, May 15, 2003
Western adventurer's life debunked as possible hoax The Billings Gazette, May 15, 2003
Hidalgo:  A Film or Flimflam? The Arab News, May 13, 2003
Hidalgo:  Riding Into a Storm of Controversy  The Arab News, May 12, 2003
Horseman's talents were well recognized The Rutland Herald, March 23, 2003
Hopkins legend just a tall horse tale? The Rutland Herald, March 15, 2003
Equestrian guild blasts Dis' 'Hidalgo' Hollywood Reporter March 13, 2003


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