Global Showing 2018 Calendar Competition Winners Announcement

By: Sue Winstanley | Posted on: 11 September 2017

Our first Global Showing Calendar Competition has been a great success with many outstanding photos being entered.
Sponsor and Judge Katie Amos and myself would like to thank everyone who entered the 2018 Calendar Competition and we have to say that the standard and quality of the photographs from all entrants has made judging a very difficult task for Katie.
The overall winner of this competition is Kirsty Rawden with Hugo, who wins a fantastic photo shoot with Katie Amos.
I would happily have this photo up on my wall. The sky is beautiful and taking the photo from on board the horse really helps to make you feel part of the scene in front of you. The landscape with the moors stretching away into the distance just makes you want to go for a gallop… and my favourite part is the highlights that are picked up from the sun in the horses mane giving him a lovely glowing halo.
Congratulations to Kirsty Rawden and Hugo.
Congratulations to all our finalists and all 12 images will form the Global Showing 2018 Calendar. Finalists will receive a free calendar and finalist rosette.
Calendars will be available to purchase at £12.00 each inclusive of postage and packaging mainland only. Additional cost will be added for outside UK.
All calendars to be ordered and paid for by 20th October deadline. Ideal for Christmas presents.

 

JANUARY 2018

HOLLY STURDY - MARIO

I love the atmosphere in this   image; the muted tones make you feel cold just looking at it. The photo has been taken into the sun which creates a lovely silhouette effect on the horse. A clever photo.

 

FEBRUARY 2018

HELEN WATTS - SYBRICH VAN COUDENBURGH

It looks like the background of this photo has been edited out and replaced; it has been done with great effect really drawing the eye to the horse and handler as the main subject matter. Space has been left in the picture in front of the direction of movement of the horse which is important.

MARCH 2018

OLIVIA WALKER - RILEY

This is a wonderful fun photo – showing just how much we love our horses. The horse really stands out against the dark trees behind him and his expression is beautiful.

APRIL 2018

JOANNE MARSDEN - KILCOBBEN STUARTS STAR

Head shots of dark horses can be difficult to take as you often lose the detail of the eye and nose. The sunlight has been cleverly used here to bring out those details and a nice simple natural background draws attention to the subject matter rather than distracting from it.

MAY 2018

PAM GUTHRIE-DAWBER - LANCASTRIAN BLUE DIAMOND

A lovely tender moment caught in the show ring. There’s enough going on in the background to tell us the story of the photo – but not too much to be distracting. This photo has great clear lighting.

JUNE 2018

SIOBHAN DALLAWAY - OAKVIEW SHADOW

Action shots can be very hard to take. This one has been captured very well, the photo is not blurred and the horse is at the point of the jump where is makes a great shape over the fence.

 

JULY 2018

TRACEY HALL - TANK

We had quite a few lovely dog photos in the competition – but this one really caught my eye. The dog’s expression is wonderful, he looks very relaxed and happy – as if he’s had a great run about the park and just stopped for a rest. The colours in the background highlight him well.

AUGUST 2018

HORSES LANZAROTE - TINO

What a funny shot- Tino is loving playing with the hosepipe! The photographer has done well to capture the water splashes and the angle of the photo to highlight the horse against the sky is clever

SEPTEMBER 2018 

LOUISE WILTON - HYPHEN

Another shot that shows the wonderful relationship we have we with our horses. The use of black and white in this photo really gives it a lovely relaxed and nostalgic feel.

 

 

OCTOBER 2018 

KIRSTY RAWDEN - HUGO

My overall winner, I would happily have this photo up on my wall. The sky is beautiful and taking the photo from on board the horse really helps to make you feel part of the scene in front of you. The landscape with the moors stretching away into the distance just makes you want to go for a gallop… and my favourite part is the highlights that are picked up from the sun in the horses mane giving him a lovely glowing halo.

NOVEMBER 2017

ANN DIJKSTRA - LUKAS

This photo stands out to me as it is a head shot with a difference. The horse looking away but still alert has created some wonderful lines and shapes in the image and the muted tones help to almost make those shapes a bit abstract and very arty.

DECEMBER 2018

RACHEL MACKENZIE - CASEY

A perfect winter’s day, white snow and blue skies. I like the grouping of the horses – having more than one makes the photograph look more friendly. The trees in the background help to connect the sky to the land and the clouds are stunning