All the latest news from the range.....

All the latest news from the range.....

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Fourth Annual Sky-Dog Award for Equine Photography.

The Fourth Annual Sky-Dog Award for Equine Photography.

Here are the winning photos in our Fourth Annual Sky-Dog photography contest. They are all gorgeous and it was a VERY tough choice for the judges this year. There were SO many wonderful photos and we thank you SO much, everyone, for entering and supporting our contest. There were three different categories and this year we couldn't resist showing "an extra special" photograph which captured all of our hearts and made us laugh. THANKS so much to our judges, Tony Stromberg, Gregg Albracht and Lynne Pomeranz for being so generous with your time and thanks to Dorothy and Mary at the Collected Works Bookstore for hosting our event (again!)

There will be a winner's show at the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe on Friday 4th of April, starting at 5 pm. We will be showing the film "El Caballo" as part of the event and as an opening film for our Wild Horse Film Showcase. Please go to this link to find out about the showcase and the other films that will be showing as part of this event, at the Palace of the Governors Museum Auditorium on April 5th.

(See photos from our winner's reception below)

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone for entering.... we wish you could all win!


Vanishing Breed.

First Place


"Freedom in the Air"
Robin Wadhams


Second Place


"The Feather Blessing in the Sky"
Mary Dobbs


Honorable Mentions



"Bachelors Sparring"
Judy Neill


"The Wild, The Free"
Deb Lee Carson


"Jaded"
Jo Danehy



Elements

 First Place


"Quiet Snowflakes"
Judy Neill


Second Place


"Let's Go Home my Beauties"
Bev Pettit



Honorable Mentions


"Winter's Struggle"
Deb Lee Carson



"Sunset Dreams"
Judy Neill



"The Blizzard of 2013#1"
Susan Hillyard





Wild Ride

First Place




"Clint"
Victoria Stamm


Second Place


"Bringin' in the Bronc"
Bev Pettit



Honorable Mentions



"Gritty"
Liz Mason




"Big Bite"
Liz Mason



"Bottoms Up"
Judy Neill


Extra special mention!



"The Joy of Bein' Horseback"
Liz Mason


Our winner's reception at the Collected Works Bookstore on April 4th


The winning photos on display at the Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe.


The photographs are admired by many!


The crowds gather.



The crowd begins to gather for the screening of the film "El Caballo."


Making sure they have a seat!


Victoria Stamm, who won first place in the category Wild Ride with her photo "Clint," stands next to the real Clint... Clint Mortensen!


James Kleinert (whose film "Wild Horses and Renegades" screened on April 5th at our Wild Horse Film Showcase,) Jackie Fleming, Tony Stromberg (one of our judges) and Claudia Mardel.


James Kleinert, Jackie Fleming and Lynne Pomeranz (another of our judges.) Our third judge, Gregg Albracht could not make it to the event .... he was missed! (Startled or impatient expressions are due to camera problems!)