In May 2019,  Arabian Horse Life editor Stephanie Ruff, knowing I would be attending the Arabian Horse Association’s Sport Horse National Arabian & Half Arabian Championship Horse Show to compete, asked me to write a 500-700 word vignette highlighting show competitors for AHL’s issue six.

Sport Horse Nationals is the only Sport Horse show offered by a breed association. Its class offerings range from Dressage to Hunter/Jumper to Pleasure Carriage Driving and much more. The 2019 show was held in Crete, Illinois, at the Balmoral Hunter/Jumper Equestrian Center.

I delivered the fact-checked copy on three amateur competitors and their horses, along with several hi-res images that were taken by me or a professional equine photographer. Each image was accompanied by the needed release forms, and photo credit text. One photograph I took during the show was published as part of the article in Arabian Horse Life issue 6.

Click on the PDF icon to read the entire piece, “Around The Show.”

SHN AHL 2019 issue 6






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