Winners of the Photo Contest 2015
Wow, we were overwhelmed by all of the responses for our Photo Contest for 2015! Such beautiful pictures from all over. It was an honor to get to take a look into your lives and see the horses and animals you all get to interact with, but a very difficult task to decide our favorites. After much deliberation, here are the winners that we loved:
Winner of Barrel Racing Category: By Shana Wright
Winner of Goat Tying Category: By Shannon Shin
Winner of Calf Roping: By Kerri Kemp
Winner of Trail Riding Category: By Carla Danielson
Winner of Lil' Cowpokes Category: By Cheryl Norris
Winner of Spirit of the Horse: By Tonya McLoed
Caption for this photo Winner: In 2013, Trigger was Nick's junior rodeo roping horse for calf breakaway, lead steer heeling, steer stopping, goat tie, trail riding, and county 4H project. Trigger and Nick were waiting to enter the Champion Western Pony Halter class when this photo was taken. Nick and his mom were exchanging good luck, "smoke it cowboy", hand signs when our 4H leader (and photographer) caught this snapshot. Nick and Trigs won Champion Western Pony Halter in our county's fair three consecutive years (2011-2013). This little horse also created a determined and confident roping cowboy (Nick) who went on to qualify and compete in calf tie-down and team roping at the Cinch Junior High Division National Finals Rodeo in Des Moines, IA, in 2015. Unfortunately our "perfect little horse" passed away peacefully (on the farm with a mouthful of hay) just 2 weeks before Nick left for Nationals. That's pretty tough for any cowboy, and this photo captures the Spirit of the Horse that changed my son's life forever! God Bless old rodeo ponies for the job they do so well.
Thank you to everyone who participated! Be watching the website as we love to bring in the real-life photos from our customers on our website.
Written by: Kara Grimes
- Burge Linton