28th ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF HORSES PHOTO CONTEST

Congratulations to the deserving Winners and Runners-Up in our 28th Annual Celebration of Horses Photo Contest. This contest is a perennial favourite with readers, and again this year, the number and quality of entries topped all previous years. Thank you to everyone who shared their special images and stories of their beloved equines and four-legged partners.

Our sincere appreciation also goes to our amazing contest sponsor, Our six lucky category winners will each receive a $200 Prize Pack from CANADIAN SADDLERY. 12 Runners-Up will each receive a $40 Prize Pack from CANADIAN SADDLERY.

2019 Photo Album of Contest Winners, Runners-Up, and Honourable Mentions!

The results of our 2019 Celebration of Horses Photo Contest were originally published in the Winter 2019 issue of Canadian Horse Journal.

Love of Horses - Depicting the Human-Horse Bond
WINNER - Gregory and Biscuit
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This is Gregory and his old Pony, Biscuit. “Gregory will be two years old on October 30 and Biscuit will be 25 years old next April,” says photographer and mom, Amber Bond of Keremeos, BC. “These two make the best team, they go on many trail adventures, and enter in shows and parades. The first thing Greg does when he goes outside is go and give biscuit a hug and kiss. We could not have asked for a better horse for our son. Biscuit is absolutely amazing in every aspect.”
Love of Horses - Depicting the Human-Horse Bond
1ST RUNNER-UP - A Girl and Her Horse
These pictures represent the bond we now share after taking the time to trust and become a team, says North Saanich, BC resident Chelsea Hanna, of her six-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Levi. “We spent a good six months getting to know each other, and it was the most rewarding development. I now have a lifelong partner and friend in this talented young horse I hope to bring up the levels in show jumping.” Thanks to photographer Bailey Green.
Love of Horses - Depicting the Human-Horse Bond
2ND RUNNER-UP - Farewell Canyon
During an eight-day horseback and horse-and-wagon trip with the people of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, the horses had a drink at Farewell Canyon. The Xeni Gwet’in people are one of the only groups in the nation protecting the wild horses who roam the remote area known as the Brittany Triangle in British Columbia. They have a long history of training and bonding with the wild horses here. These are some of their saddle horses. Thanks to photographer Willie Poll.
Love of Horses - Depicting the Human-Horse Bond
HONOURABLE MENTION - A Girl and Her Three Best Friends
“We have three beautiful mares that our family uses to trail ride the state parks in Wisconsin and Minnesota,” says photographer and mom, Georgia Ritscher. “My daughter, Ella, is four years old, and her three girls are Aryia, Jewel, and Sally. My kids love walking down from the house and going to play in the pasture, and the horses love it just as much. They enjoy giving them treats and all the attention they deserve.”

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