By Jan Westmark Photographer Shawna Simmons is well-known in the horse world for her black background portraits and beautiful photo shoots. Before she was an equestrian photographer, Shawna spent seven years in New York as an assistant, photo retoucher, stylist, editor and fashion photographer. “My first month there, I photographed 32 runway shows at New
By Shya Beth Monica Stevenson experiences the best of two worlds: She calls home the mountains and serene equestrian life in Tryon, North Carolina, while she also travels to New York City and beyond working as a high-profile photographer with brands like Chanel, Ritz Carlton Hotels and Sotheby’s Diamonds. What brings these two different locations
By Lauren R. Giannini Andrew Ryback ventured into horse show photography quite innocently when he fell in love. He started going to shows to take photos of Stacy, an avid hunter-jumper rider who later became his wife. Stacy’s show photos led to Andy being asked to shoot a small schooling show at her barn.
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Holly Shepherd pilots Jade to the win in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by KCR, besting a field of 41 horse and rider teams Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography For Immediate Release: March 4, 2017 Gulfport, Mississippi The Hunter numbers continue to grow at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Circuit ! The $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Kruse Cushion Ride , saw 41 horse and rider teams compete under sunny skies on a course designed by Paul Jewel and judged by Brian Lenehan and Jimmy Toon.
Tuesday, February 28 2017 by Editor
Matt Cyphert pilots Hector to the winner’s circle in the $25,000 CWD Grand Prix Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography For Immediate Release: February 27, 2017 Gulfport, Mississippi Matt Cyphert of Northlake, Texas and Hannah Donald’s Hector won yesterday’s $25,000 CWD Grand Prix over a course designed by world-renowned course designer Leopoldo Palacios. “I think it’s really interesting how the course designers have such different styles. Last week we had Michel Vaillancourt and he is just brilliant and this week to have Leopoldo [Palacios]! Both are amazing and have such unique styles
Gulf Coast Classic Company President and Sidelines Magazine President, Bob Bell, greets Tom Brennan and Notes from the Underground in the winner’s circle Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography For Immediate Release: February 26, 2017 Gulfport, Mississippi The Hunters were happening Week III of the Gulf Coast Winter Classics ! The action kicked off with the overwhelmingly popular Sidelines Green Hunter 3′ and 3’3″ Divisions, which are offered for only $5, thanks to sponsor Sidelines Magazine! Twenty two horse and rider teams competed in the 3′ Division and eight in the 3’3″ Division. Tom Brennan and Olivia Falkenberry’s Notes from the Underground took the Championship in the 3’3″ Division and Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia and Rebekah Warren’s Cassico were Reserve. Courtney Calcagnini and Lori Mathews’ Sidenote won the Sidelines 3′ Green Hunter Division Week III Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography Courtney Calcagnini and Lori Mathews’ Sidenote were champions in the 3′ Division and Tom Brennan and Riley King’s Refined were awarded Reserve Champion. Trainer Tom Brennan commented, “The division formerly known as Pre-Green, now currently Green, are the most important divisions for horse shows to pay attention to
From the action in a polo match, to capturing the majesty of a horse to the touching and whimsical expression of a beloved family dog, Lois Stanfield creates award winning art — including her painting that graces the cover of this issue of Sidelines. By Doris Degner-Foster Lois Stanfield’s photography is beautiful, and her artwork
I remember in the 1980′s (yes, I’m giving away my age…) when my friends and I watched Kim during the retirement ceremony of her horse, The Gray Goose at the Kentucky Horse Park. There was a jump course set up for them so that Gray could do his final public performance. I looked over the course and very carefully focussed the long lens of my camera (you HAD to carefully focus in those days before digital cameras – you had a limited number of pictures you could take with a roll of film) on an impressive oxer that surely they would jump, and they would be coming right toward me so it should be an impressive photo
Northwind Marin, Show Me Love, and Yes It’s True Receive Green Pony Hunter Championship Titles at Day Two of 2013 US Pony Finals
Thursday, August 08 2013 by Editor
Lexington, KY – The first championship titles of the US Hunter Pony Championship presented by Sallee Horse Vans were claimed Wednesday as the Green Hunter ponies completed their final phase of competition in the 2013 US Pony Finals. The judging panel of Chance Arakelian, William Sparks, and Jeff Wirthman assessed the hunter ponies in the Kentucky Horse Park’s Walnut Arena until weather caused the Under Saddle phase of the Medium Regular Pony Hunters to be moved to the Covered Arena. Emma Kurtz’s success continued as she claimed the Medium Green Pony Hunter Championship, Small Green Pony Hunter Championship, and finally the Overall Green Pony Hunter Championship
Wednesday, August 07 2013 by Editor
WASHINGTON – July 31, 2013 – As competition heats up around the country this summer, the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) would like to remind competitors that there are still many opportunities for horses and riders to earn points for the 2013 year-end championships. The WIHS qualifying period runs from shows starting on or after Sept. 1, 2012, through shows starting on or before Aug