30th ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF HORSES PHOTO CONTEST

Welcome to the 30th edition of our Celebration of Horses Photo Contest, Canada’s longest running equine photo contest. The popularity of this contest continues to grow every year, and once again entries flooded in from across Canada and the United States. Thank you to everyone who shared their special images and horsey stories with us.

This year’s primary sponsor is ThinLine Canada, and we sincerely appreciate their generosity in donating the grand prizes. Six amateur category winners will each receive a $250 Gift Card for Online Shopping at ThinLineCanada.ca.

The Quarter Horse Division is kindly sponsored by CQHA, providing the division's winner with a a 30" Canvas Print of their photo + CQHA/AQHA swag (val. $150).

The Professional Category and Runner-Up Prizes are sponsored by Horse Community Journals Inc., publishers of Canadian Horse Journal. Each will receive an "I Love Horses" Tote Bag and a 1-Year Subscription to CHJ, and the Professional Category Winner will also receive a Sponsored Profile in CHJ and on HORSEJournals.com

2021 Photo Album of Contest Winners, Runners-Up, and Honourable Mentions!

STABLE STORK - BEAUTIFUL BABIES OF 2021
WINNER - Jazzy Causing Some Turbulences!
“We aptly named this filly Severe Turbulence,” says Evelyn Sabraw of Acme, AB. “The first time she was out on pasture she raced so hard my heart almost stopped! Severe Turbulence aka Jazz is a Standardbred who will hopefully cause some turbulences at the racetrack one day!”
STABLE STORK - BEAUTIFUL BABIES OF 2021
1st RUNNER-UP - Seeing Double
“Mother and son are replicas of each other. A sign of good genetics!” says Marilyn Vander Wekken of Picture Butte, AB. Mom is Miss Abigail, a 2011 black blagdon Gypsy mare.
STABLE STORK - BEAUTIFUL BABIES OF 2021
2nd RUNNER-UP - Check Out My Coat
Two Appy foals and an APHA foal at 3Winds Ranch in Keremeos, BC. “These three are always playing around or grooming. These babies are just beyond exceptional in our eyes,” says Amber Bond.
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HONOURABLE MENTION - KQH Smokin Blue Boy
This photo of the handsome colt, KQH Smokin Blue Boy, was submitted by Kelly Klatt of Alameda, SK.
STABLE STORK - BEAUTIFUL BABIES OF 2021
HONOURABLE MENTION - Baby Power Snooze
"Came out to see the horses and there was a surprise baby!" Kaori Doble describes yearling colt "Skip the Bar Maid," aka "Rocky" as "a sweet and kind-hearted baby that loves attention."
STABLE STORK - BEAUTIFUL BABIES OF 2021
HONOURABLE MENTION - JayCee
"I bought his mom last year and as it turns out she was pregnant!" says Courtenay Boddington of Strathmore, AB. JayCee is a full or part Quarter Horse colt born March 1, 2021, with a "very quirky personality. He brings so much joy to my life everyday and always makes me smile."
STABLE STORK - BEAUTIFUL BABIES OF 2021
HONOURABLE MENTION - Baby with Racoon Eyes
"I was sitting on the side of the road watching all these little foals so I started taking pictures," says Sherry Grubb of Guelph, ON. This adorable colt was born April 2021 close to Wallenstein, ON.
STABLE STORK - BEAUTIFUL BABIES OF 2021
HONOURABLE MENTION - Rachael Crone
"My mare and her filly enjoying the cool evening," says Rachael Crone of Wilmington, Ohio. Cd Shadows gave birth to Tomcat Chex in spring 2021, and Crone describes her as "ornery but adorable!"
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HONOURABLE MENTION - Snoozin'
Enjoying a nap in the afternoon sun, this bay colt is a mere few days old, and resides at Thunderbird Horse Center in Brandon, MB. Katelyn Rudneski says he is one of the most outgoing in the foal crop for this year, and loves having his back scratched.
STABLE STORK - BEAUTIFUL BABIES OF 2021
HONOURABLE MENTION - Tongue Out Tuesday
"At Thunderbird Horse Center there is a never ending supply of foals popping up in the Spring," says Katelyn Rudneski. "This little filly was being playful and making some of the most silly faces!" She's a registered Quarter Horse and only a few days old in this photo taken at the Brandon, MB facility.

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