Terry Fitch Wows Contest Selection Committee with Equine Photographic Majesty
I am proud, and immensely moved, to announce that my better half, Terry, has three years running been selected by the Equine Photo Contest as a finalist with TEN (10) of her photos earmarked for final awards. What a trip.
A decade and a half ago I dragged this poor woman smack-dab into the middle of the Horse Slaughter and Wild Horse & Burro issues with her only response being to document what we see and experience in photos. (quietly I do MY job which is to backpack all her gear and to take pictures of the photographer taking pictures)
Without chiding me for spending my retirement on the horses or pleading for money on Facebook to finance her efforts, Terry has been photographing horses from around the world in an attempt to increase the awareness of the general public on the importance of addressing the serious issues facing our equine companions, both domestic and wild, within our own country’s borders.
Last year we trekked across Outer Mongolia on horseback to document the effort to reintroduce the primitive wild Takhi and in only a few short weeks we will be trekking across Tibet, on horseback, and living with a nomadic Tibetan horse tribe to learn more about their horse culture so that it can be shared with you, our reader. Terry does have one particular photo that she hopes you will vote for. Instead of wild horses this year she is highlighting rescued horses, one of which graces our pastures. I have inserted her comments, below:
Here we go again!!! :O) Guess what!!! Ten of my photos have made it into the Amateur People’s Choice Category, this year. Please take a minute and go to: http://www.equinephotocontest.com/peopleschoice.asp?cat=Amateur and cast your vote for your favorite: ‘New Friends‘ (Head Study), Rough Day‘ (Performance), ‘Mongolian Racers‘ (Extreme Action), ‘, ‘Saddling Up‘ (Horse Human Bond), ‘Deep Thought‘ (Details), ‘Mongolian Stallion‘ (Wild Horses), ‘Water Hound’ (Head Study), ‘Heading Home‘ (Performance), ‘Changing of the Guard‘ (Performance), or ‘Lazy Day‘ (Head Study). All 10 photos are shown simultaneously.
You will need to confirm your vote via an e-mail sent from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you!!! Oh yea…and tell all of your friends and family to vote. We really need to get the word out about the predicament of both domestic and wild horses!!! And, as much as I would love and appreciate your vote, please vote for what you like best! – Terry
(P.S. – Peoples’ Choice Voting: April 1 to 15)
- 2013 Annual American Equine Summit Unites Against Horse Slaughter (rtfitchauthor.com)
- TCF R4H & WHFF Spearhead Massive Wild Horse/Slaughter Media Attention in OK (rtfitchauthor.com)
- EWA and WHFF Investigators Expose Horse Slaughter Transport Violations (rtfitchauthor.com)
- TS Radio: Equine Welfare Press Conference and Rally live coverage (ppjg.me)
- HfH/WHFF Launch Horsemeat DNA Monitoring Program in Light of UK/EU Ground Beef Contamination Scandal (rtfitchauthor.com)