1 day ago
We want show photo coverage for our photo pages from any events held from June 2019 to well... when the world stopped in 2020. Cutting, reining, western shows, ranch riding, halter. All States! Payment available.
Caption required- rider & horses name only (don't need to know what they won just need to know who they are) ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
The deadline for material for the 2020 edition has been extended to the 30th June to give everyone a bit more time. Currently working on article material before moving onto ad artwork. If you’re ready to go - send your photos and text to email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
We still have advert spaces available in the 2020 edition. If you're keen to take advantage of some SUPER cheap advert rates - book your spot now! Everyones welcome. We'd esspecially love to see more reiners take part - so share the love! ... See MoreSee Less
No one could possibly have predicted what the year 2020 had in store for us. Many things I think we have taken for granted have since been taken away, giving all a new perspective of what and who we hold dear. From the basic ability to pop down to the local pub for a beer and schnitty, attending our little weekend shows on our beloved horses, to even safely being able to fuel our cars up without the worry of catching a virus from the pump handle. Little things we have never given much thought to have suddenly become major hurdles when going out in public.
However, good things have come out of this unprecedented time.
This pandemic has hit the factory re-set button on our world. Its given us all time to reflect and time to miss what we otherwise would have just expected in our day to day life. We have all had time to step out of our busy work schedule to chill at home with our horses and learn new things. Some have taken the opportunity to fine tune their riding, adapted their way of taking and/or giving lessons and even attending shows as online entry’s.
With the end of the COVID-19 lock down almost in sight, and our lives returning back to a new normal, now is the time to hit our own factory re-set buttons. Re-set ourselves, re-set our attitudes, re-set negativity and reset our outlook on what we love doing best.
Personally, getting back to our show pens is something I am eagerly awaiting. I have had many thoughts over recent years dwelling on the negatives, allowing these thoughts to overrule the parts of our industry I have loved and ultimately, the reason why I keep turning up year in, year out.
Thanks to this factory re-set I have realised what really matters to me. I have missed my show crew and the faces I see each year at the horse shows. I miss cheering on my friends in the ring, watching those horses I’ve seen grow from babies achieve the wins their owners dream about. From helping others get ready for their classes with a sneaky drink or two when the trainers not looking 😉. I miss the long convoy trips and I even miss mucking out stalls!
Out of the bad there is always good. I’m going to do my best to see the outcome of this as a positive step for myself and the industry I have loved for decades. Factory re-set button – activated. I can’t wait to see you all at the shows soon xx
Photo: Ace Photography By Nicole Wilson ... See MoreSee Less