Summer is often a busy season for horse show enthusiasts, with plenty of options on the calendar each week. That said, I thought it would be a good time to remind you about our annual Cover Contest, where we award $2500 to the person who submits a photo with a Hodges ribbon deemed most “cover worthy.” There are also ten $100 prizes for Honorable Mentions, who will get their picture printed inside the catalog.
So what does it take to win? There’s no exact answer to that question, but here are some tips:
- Choose your background carefully. Be mindful of tree branches and fence posts that seem to grow out of your horse’s head.
- We should be able to see the front of a Hodges rosette somewhere in the photo.
- Kids are cute, but don’t discount pictures of adult riders, miniature horses, yearlings or even donkeys. Any person or animal that wins an equestrian ribbon is eligible.
You can access an entry form and all the official rules here: http://126.96.36.199/images/art/CoverContest2011.pdf