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Endurance.net's "Between The Ears" Photo Contest Celebrates Beautiful Trails; Winners Announced

April 16 2019

April 16 2019

Endurance.net's first "Between the Ears" photos showcased beautiful trails and fun adventures from around the USA, and the world. Riders shared their favorite photos of the view between the ears of some of their favorite mounts on some of their favorite rides.

Gallery is here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/PShqtn4tUJrF8q4y5

First place winner, by highest number of votes, is Bonnie Girod and her grade half Arabian, Luna, riding along the Kootenai River in Libby, Montana. We'll have a profile of Bonnie and Luna soon. Bonnie will receive a small painted portrait of her choice, courtesy Steph Teeter (www.idaho.com/StephTeeterArt/consignment/ ).

Runner-up prize winners have been chosen with digital randomness. They are:

Donna Mickelson - a copy of Merri Melde’s book 'Soul Deep in Horses’

Lindsey Sears - an original edition of Leonard Liesen’s book ‘Endurance: a French Perspective'

Tara Rothwell - a $50 gift certificate from Riding Warehouse

Laura Hayes - a $50 gift certificate from Riding Warehouse

Winners will be contacted. We will keep a link to our running contests on our Endurance.net/Events page, and this gallery will live on our EnduranceNet Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/pg/wwwendurancenet/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2403605336330158.

Congratulations everybody, and thanks to all the entrants and voters who participated in our first "Between the Ears" contest. Stay tuned for more!


ENDURANCE.NET'S BETWEEN THE EARS PHOTO CONTEST 1


You send us your photos, you vote on them!

Email us your favorite Between the Ears photos to contests@endurance.net. Include a few short details - your name, horse's name, and where the photo was taken.

We'll upload them to a page on Endurance.net , and post updates on Facebook, where everybody will be able to choose their favorite and vote via email.

"First place" will be determined by the sheer number of votes. "Best Condition" and "Middle of the Pack" prizes will be chosen at digital random.

First Place will receive a small painted portrait of your choice (horse or other pet), courtesy Steph Teeter (www.idaho.com/StephTeeterArt/consignment/ ).

Other prizes will include: a copy of Merri Melde’s book 'Soul Deep in Horses’, an original edition of Leonard Liesen’s book ‘Endurance: a French Perspective', plus $50 gift certificates from Riding Warehouse... and more!

Once we open the voting, you can vote for your favorite photo by emailing contests@endurance.net . Only one vote per email address per day.

After the contest we'll post your photos in an album on our EnduranceNet Facebook page to ogle in perpetuity

**Photos can be taken anywhere around the world, but USA addresses only are eligible for prizes, unless you want to pay postage and insurance**


Pick your favorite photo and then click on the Email link to submit your vote

contests@endurance.net



Photo #1
Evening Autumnsun & Zeppelin
Creek to Peak endurance ride
Olympia, Washington

Photo #2
Laura Hayes & Rushcreek Seth
training on the Tevis trail
~2 miles from the finish. January 2019
Auburn, California

Photo #3
Laura Hayes & Rushcreek Seth
windy Nebraska

Photo #4
Kathleen Hite & American Alley EF
City of Rocks endurance ride
Almo, Idaho


Photo #5
Tezmarc and roy
owned by Becky Hackworth
20 mule team 2015, Ridgecrest, Calif

Photo #6
Tezmarc and roy
owned by Becky Hackworth
20 mule team 2015, Ridgecrest, Calif

Photo #7
Kerrie Cassidy & Major
winter view of Folsom Lake
Loomis, Calif

Photo #8
Kerrie Cassidy & Major
Watching rafts on Tevis Fun Ride
Auburn, Calif

Photo #9
Kristy Wilson & Brigadier D+/
Mohonk Preserve
New York


Photo #10
Laura Hayes & Rushcreek Seth
Big Horn 100 July 2016.
Looking back through canyon we just came out of
Wyoming

Photo #11
Laura Hayes & Rushcreek Seth
Tevis 2016 - approach to cougar rock
Tevis, Calif

Photo #12
Laura Hayes & Rushcreek Seth
in windy Nebraska

Photo #13
Laura Hayes & Rushcreek Seth
Half Arab, half Shagya, Doris
Fall 2018 moving cattle in Nebraska

Photo #14
Laura Hayes & Rushcreek Seth
Training on the Tevis Trail
Calif


Photo #15
Tara Rothwell & Boogie
3/8/2019 mission mountains
gray wolf peak in the distance
Montana

Photo #16
Kim Sundermeyer & Smokey
“taking the dogs for a walk at sunset”
Boulder Valley Ranch Trailhead
Colorado

Photo #17
Tonya Stroud & Sunny
Antelope Island, Utah

Photo #18
Vicki Nichols & Rio
top of the Umitilla Rim in July
Elgin, Oregon

Photo #19
João Picão Abreu & Hortelã de Alcântara AA
Portugal


Photo #20
Sandy Page & 27yo Arabian Hub Habibi
Clark State Forest, Henryville, Indiana

Photo #21
Tonya Stroud & Chip & Buffalo
Antelope Island, Utah

Photo #22
Opal Perry & Jose Cuervo Gold
Hocking Hills, Ohio

Photo #23
Opal Perry & Reno
Taft Reserve, Ohio

Photo #24
Opal Perry & Goose
Salt Fork State Park, Ohio


Photo #25
Lindsey Sears & Rosie & Tigo
"Dashing Through the Snow"
McMinnville, Oregon

Photo #26
Darlene Merlich & TCF Miles High
Grizzly Mtn endurance ride
central Oregon

Photo #27
Darlene Merlich & TER Ramone
the mule
Powell Butte, central Oregon

Photo #28
Darlene Merlich & SAR Tiki Rock On

herding cows
Powell Butte, central Oregon

Photo #29
Bonnie Girod & grade 1/2 Arabian Luna
along the Kootenai River
Libby, Montana


Photo #30
Julie Serres & Buckminster
Dee Van Gilder's ranch
Wasco, Oregon

Photo #31
Julie Serres & Buckminster & Zsadany
June 2019
Cottonwood Cyn State Park, Oregon

Photo #32
Julie Serres & Buckminster
Summits Mt Hood, Oregon

Photo #33
Lisa Spencer & Banjo Patterson
Little Trails Horse Camp
Morgantown, Indiana

Photo #34
Jeanne Pepper & Tahoe
Mendocino Endurance Ride
Simcha Ranch, Fort Bragg, Calif


Photo #35
Katelynn Keller & Mango (POA)
Little Morgan creek
Challis, Idaho

Photo #36
Katelynn Keller & GAA Sable (Arabian)
riding down Camas Creek
Frank Church Wilderness, Idaho

Photo #37
Katelynn Keller & Rio (Arabian)
late summer on Hat Creek ridge
Challis, Idaho

Photo #38
Katelynn Keller & Rio (Arabian)
looking into the Frank Church Wilderness
from Castle/Darling Creek trail
Challis, Idaho

Photo #39
Sandy Page & 21yo SL Kallahtez
Clark state forest
Henryville, Indiana
just crossed the Rainbow bridge a few weeks ago


Photo #40
Alisija Zabavska & Dixieland Dude
Decade Team
Houston, Texas
hours before epic landfall of Hurricane Harvey

Photo #41
Alisija Zabavska & Dixieland Dude
Decade Team
Houston, Texas
hours before epic landfall of Hurricane Harvey

Photo #42
Hans Buckel & his mule
Crossing the Andes

Photo #43
Pam Anderson & Shezada Saheem
2018 Vergin Outlaw

Photo #44
Patricia Clark & Champagne Supernova
owned by Laura Horst
loaned for the Redwood 50 Endurance ride
California


Photo #45
Donna Mickelson & Lily
Point Reyes, California

Photo #46
Donna Mickelson & Atos
Cool, California

Photo #47
Donna Mickelson & Adella
Pilot Hill, California

Photo #48
Shawna Smith & QH/TB Mikey
Conditioning ride
in the California desert

Photo #49
Stacey Stearns & Wilma
riding toward the house from the movie War Horse
Dartmoor, England


Photo #50
Lari Shea & horse-of-a-lifetime Rascal
riding with just a neck loop
Mendocino 50 endurance ride
Newport Ranch, Northern California

Photo #51
Stacey Stearns & Kerry Killarney
in an endurance ride
Myles Standish State Forest
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Photo #52
Tom Hutchinson & Tectonic
75 snowmobiles this day on the R2T
Gorham, New Hampshire

Photo #53
Lyn Hutchinson & Theatric
75 snowmobiles this day on the R2T
Gorham, New Hampshire

Photo #54
Lyn Hutchinson & Romeo
Mt Washington from Sunday River Ski Area
Maine


Photo #55
Greg & Willow
2018, Northern Nevada

Photo #56
Christie Cox & Crafty Pat
Green Gallops Gallop
PEI

Photo #57
Roxanne Ciccone & Mister
Micanopy, Florida
Barr Hammock South

Photo #58
Greg & Copper Expo
Northern Nevada



Photo #A
Merri Melde, The Raven & Jose
Owyhee County, Idaho
just a sample, Merri's not eligible!

Photo #B
Merri Melde & Dudley
City of Rocks endurance ride, Idaho
just a sample, Merri's not eligible!

Photo #C
Merri Melde & Shirley Bossy
France
just a sample, Merri's not eligible!