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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!





Photo #1
Carol Brand & August
sharing an apple
Oreana, Idaho

Photo #2
Carol Brand & August
sharing an apple
Oreana, Idaho

Photo #3
Jen Joines & 3yo Arabian gelding Killian Jones
This photo was taken in the wash stall of my barn after Killian pushed me into the pond and ran home without me. He was such a gentleman and kept his hooves to himself while I stood there butt naked to take a shower after rinsing him off. He just had to point out that I needed to wash my hair too!


Photo #4
Tamara Baysinger & Aaruba Sunset
Idaho

Photo #5
Brandi McClaran & Ruletka
out on the square
Desert Hills, Arizona

Photo #6
Aurora Grohman & Kenny
out in the barnyard redheads!
Bangor, California

Photo #7
Laura Hayes & Rushcreek Seth


Photo #8
Laura Hayes & Rushcreek Ripple
photo picked by granddaughter Sophie!

Photo #9
Annie George & Bella Tiempa G7

Photo #10
Chris Samson & Shaman Samson
BLM Mustang from Nevada
Ola, Idaho

Photo #11
Brandi McClaran & Ruletka
out on the square
Desert Hills, Arizona


Photo #12
Cindy Huntley & Cody
Cody says, "What is on your head, woman?!"

Photo #13
Cat Cook & Diamands
my better half even in the sand dunes heat & some hard 10 miles down :)
Bruneau, Idaho

Photo #14
Cat Cook & Diamands
my better half even in the sand dunes heat & some hard 10 miles down :)
Bruneau, Idaho

Photo #15
Karen Bumgarner & Pard
cutest little appy baby ever
Parma, Idaho


Photo #16
Layne Lewis & Mickey
Mickey loves his mash...

Photo #17
Jessica Zarudzkie & Smile Away "Gus"
at my parents Sowego Sunsets Farm
Catlett, Virginia
Smiley lives up to his name, giving us all reasons to smile

Photo #18
Chris Samson & Shaman Samson
BLM mustang from the HMA herd in nevada
He is a sweet big boy 15.2 hands at 4 years old
Adopt they are awesome
Ola, Idaho

Photo #19
Chris Samson & Shaman Samson
BLM mustang from the HMA herd in nevada
He is a sweet big boy 15.2 hands at 4 years old
Adopt they are awesome
Ola, Idaho


Photo #20
Chris Samson & Shaman Samson
BLM mustang from the HMA herd in nevada
He is a sweet big boy 15.2 hands at 4 years old
Adopt they are awesome
Ola, Idaho

Photo #21
Laura Mayes

Photo #22
Laura Mayes

Photo #23
Jen Jacobson & Wolf
saddlebred gelding
hanging out in the arena


Photo #24
Jen Jacobson & Wild Thing
while my heart horse Peggy photobombs the
background, outraged that I would dare spend time with a horse that isn't her
snowbirding in Ridgecrest, California

Photo #25
Cassidy McCarl & Buckeye
Sunset kisses

Photo #26
Jen Moore & Sidney Rain, aka Sexy Sid
I have titled this “Sick of Winter”

Photo #27
Michele Sharp & 16yo Arab gelding Sterling (GAA Sterling Grey)
He LOVES having his picture taken and is always game for a photo bomb


Photo #28
Michele Sharp & 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

Photo #29
Michele Sharp & 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!

Photo #30
Michele Sharp & mar Rue (ROL Burning Love)
with our Tevis buckle from 2016!

Photo #31
Adrienne Morstad & SH Janeesa


Photo #32
Adrienne Morstad & Baxter Black GWA

Photo #33
Debra Moe & Link
When it’s too icy to ride during a sunny
but cold January day in Wisconsin, you take your buddy
for a walk instead!
Emerald, Wisconsin

Photo #34
Sandi Harris & 18yo Arab cross Sayir
Together we have over 2000 LD miles from 7 1/2 hrs of riding endurance
Photo taken while riding the So Cal desert, about 5 miles form the US/Mexico border

Photo #35
Sandi Harris & Arabian Aart AJF
I rescued him in So Cal and now he's a beautiful 3yo!


Photo #36
Elizabeth Ecklund & Atlas
my yearling. He will be my future endurance
horse when my Arab retires in about 5 years. Watch out
HOF Remmington! Ha.
Yelm, Washington

Photo #37
Linda Ferguson & Menominee Windstorm
My endurance horse also serves as a qualified police horse for the Wyoming County, NY, Sherrifs Department Mounted Unit. Proud mom , Linda Ferguson is a mounted officer as well.

Photo #38
Rebecca Supinger & Katla

Photo #39
Sanoma Blakeley & Odi
Oregon


Photo #40
Sanoma Blakeley & family
Barrak, Wasch, Gabriela and Sanoma
riding in blue sky and snow
with Goober, Pyro, Quicksan and JT.
Oregon

Photo #41
Kim Abbott
Arizona



Photo #A
Merri Melde and Dudley
City of Rocks, Idaho
just a sample, Merri's not eligible!

Photo #B
Merri Melde & Stormy
Owyhee, Idaho
just a sample, Merri's not eligible!

Photo #C
Merri Melde & Dudley
Owyhee, Idaho
just a sample, Merri's not eligible!

Endurance.Net's "HORSIE" Photo Contest Closes Tomorrow


July 30 2019

Get your final votes in for your favorite "HORSIE" photo (Horse + Selfie) because Endurance.Net's second photo contest closes at midnight, July 31.

Send your vote for your favorite photo to contests@endurance.net. (One vote per email address per day.)

The highest number of votes will receive a first place price of a small painted portrait of your choice (horse or other pet), courtesy Steph Teeter (http://stepht.faso.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 a gift certificate from Riding Warehouse for $50, $25, and $10, respectively.

Winners will be announced on Endurance.net early next week. Stay tuned!


Now Taking Entries for Endurance.Net's "HORSIE" Photo Contest!

May 22 2019

Self photographers and voters from around the world enthusiastically participated in Endurance.net's first photo contest, "Between the Ears", sharing their favorite trail views from the saddle. Bonnie Girod, from Libby, Montana, and her grade half Arabian Luna won first place and a custom painting by Steph Teeter.

Now it's time to enter Endurance.net's second photo contest, "HORSIE"!

A "HORSIE" shot is a Horse + Selfie. Take a selfie photo of you with your horse. Be creative, be humorous, be artistic. Email them to contests@endurance.net and include a few short details - your name, horse's name, and where the photo was taken.

Then start voting! One vote per email address per day is allowed. Anybody can enter; anybody can vote. Send your daily votes to contests@endurance.net .

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. Contest begins today, July 2, and closes July 31.

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 :) .

First Place will receive a small painted portrait of your choice (horse or other pet), courtesy Steph Teeter (http://stepht.faso.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 a gift certificate from Riding Warehouse for $50, $25, and $10, respectively.

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'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!