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This contest has been shelved.... not enough entries! However, we will have another one... stay tuned!




Photo #1
Bette Gower's Gimli with Loki
Bellevue, Idaho

Photo #2
Bette Gower's Gimli with Loki
Bellevue, Idaho

Photo #3
Bette Gower's Gimli with Loki
Bellevue, Idaho
Gimli is known to chase Loki around the corral waving the Jolly ball at him. Shoo, Shoo, get along little buddy.



Photo #4
Ramazan Cirakoglu's daughter and their horse, Tarkan
Turkey


Photo #5
Alisija Zabavka's Arabian gelding SAF Alimaar
with his buddy donkey Gaucho
Jerali Arabains Farm in Hockley, Texas

Photo #6
Alisija Zabavka's Arabian gelding SAF Alimaar
with his buddy donkey Gaucho
Jerali Arabains Farm in Hockley, Texas

Photo #7
Alisija Zabavka's Arabian gelding SAF Alimaar
with his buddy donkey Gaucho
Jerali Arabains Farm in Hockley, Texas


Photo #8
This is a picture my son took. He had a photo assignment to do a portrait of an extreme athlete for a photojournalism class at U of MT. So he wanted me to get some awards and he’d take a picture of me in the pasture. Well 4 y/o BoldAdventure AKa Tevis, AKA Dennis the Menace thought the hat was a no go for my picture so he took it off

Photo #9
These 2 just love each other and often share nap time in the loafing shed. On the right (blanketed) Lauverus Moon aka “Boogie”, on the left his now 3 y/o son EpicAdventure aka “Indy”.


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

Photo #A
Merri Melde, Sinatra & Batman
Owyhee County, Idaho
just a sample, Merri's not eligible!


Now Taking Entries for Endurance.Net's "Horse and Companions" Photo Contest!

September 20 2019

Self photographers and voters from around the world enthusiastically participated in Endurance.net's first photo contest, "Between the Ears", and Endurance.net's second photo contest, "HORSIE", sharing their favorite trail and HORSIE (horse + selfie) pictures.

Now it's time to enter Endurance.net's third photo contest, Horse+Companions! Take a photo of your horse and favorite companion. Got dog? Goat? Parrot? Sure, it can be a human too. Email the photos to contests@endurance.net and include a few short details - your name, horse's name, and where the photo was taken. You can enter as many photos as you like. And make sure you take your own photo - no pictures from professional photographers allowed (unless you're taking your own photo!).

We'll upload the photos to this page on Endurance.net, and post updates on Endurance.net's Facebook page and everybody will be able to choose their favorite and vote via email.

Voting will start in one week, September 27! Then you can begin voting for your favorite photo or person; one vote per email address per day is allowed. Anybody can enter; anybody can vote. You will send your daily votes to contests@endurance.net.

Contest opens today, September 20, accepting your entries, and closes November 20.

First, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth places will be determined by sheer number of votes and will receive special prizes. Previous first place winners are not eligible for the first place prize :) .

Bonnie Girod, from Libby, Montana, and her grade half Arabian Luna won first place in the Between the Ears contest.

Michelle Sharp, from Prescott Valley, Arizona won first place in the HORSIE contest.

First Place for the new Horse & Companions photo contest will receive a framed pastel giclee’ portrait* of your choice (horse or other pet), courtesy Steph Teeter (http://stephteeterart.com/.)

Second place will receive a copy of Merri Melde's book, Tevis Cup Magic: Taking on the World's Toughest Endurance Ride (soft cover or ebook, your choice).

Third place will receive a copy of Leonard Liesen’s book ‘Endurance: a French Perspective'.

Fourth, fifth, and sixth places will receive something... we're not sure yet!

Send in your photos now, and vote once a day, now! contests@endurance.net

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

*Endurance.Net will frame and ship a giclee’ painting (archival, high resolution reproduction) of the winner’s choice of images.


Winners of Endurance.net's "HORSIE" Photo Contest Announced

August 5 2019

Endurance.net's second photo contest, "HORSIE" (Horse+Selfie) displayed the enjoyment and hilarity that our equine companions can give us. Riders shared their favorite photos of some of their favorite companions.
The gallery is here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/TCtSyubELsueg8856

First place winner, by highest number of votes, is Michelle Sharp. Her HORSIE photos included her 16yo Arab gelding Sterling (GAA Sterling Grey) -"He LOVES having his picture taken and is always game for a photo bomb", her 17yo Arab gelding Dream (Dream on SA) - "He thinks the only reason to take a sefie is to get a cookie and he nudged a little reminder here", her 26yo gelding Zyn (Zynzation) - "after a ride and a friend's horse decided to photo bomb. Zyn did 2 LD's last year at the ripe age of 25!", and her mare Rue (ROL Burning Love) - "with our Tevis buckle from 2016!".

Congratulations Michelle! She will receive a small painted portrait of her choice, courtesy Steph Teeter (http://stepht.faso.com/).


Second place goes to Linda Ferguson. Linda's endurance horse, Menominee Windstorm, also serves as a qualified police horse for the Wyoming County, NY, Sheriffs Department Mounted Unit. Proud mom Linda is a mounted officer as well. Linda will receive a copy of Merri Melde's book Tevis Cup Magic: Taking on the World's Toughest Endurance Ride.


Third place goes to Sandi Harris. Sandi sent in two photos. One is of her 18-year-old Arabian cross Sayir, riding in the Southern California desert, about 5 miles form the US/Mexico border. Together they have over 2000 LD miles. The second photo is of her Arabian Aart AJF. She rescued him in Southern California, "and now he's a beautiful 3-year-old!" Sandi will receive a copy of Leonard Liesen's book, Leonard Liesen’s book ‘Endurance: a French Perspective'.


Fourth place goes to Cat Cook. Cat calls her horse Diamonds her "better half." Her photos show them after 10 miles of training in the sand dunes and heat in Bruneau, Idaho. Cat will receive a $50 Riding Warehouse gift certificate.


Fifth place goes to Chris Samson, of Ola, Idaho. Chris sent in photos of her BLM mustang Shaman Samson. Shaman came from the HMA herd in Nevada. "He is a sweet big boy, 15.2 hands at 4 years old." Adopt a mustang, Chris says. "They are awesome!" Chris will receive a $25 Riding Warehouse gift certificate.


Sixth place goes to Karen Bumgarner of Parma, Idaho, who sent in a selfie of her new Appy foal, Pard. Karen will receive a $10 Riding Warehouse gift certificate.

Thanks to all who participated in our second photo contest!

Endurance.net's first photo contest was "Between the Ears". Stay tuned for the next one this fall!




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 (http://stepht.faso.com/ ).

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!