Monday, 1 May 2017

Gaited Photoshow

This May it is all about gaited horses here at Chestnut Ridge and to help celebrate we are running a special gaited photoshow.

Image result for gaited model horse

For this show take a picture of any gaited model horse.

How to Enter

To enter email your entries to:

You can enter up to five photographs.

Please include:

  • Your Name
  • Your Age
  • Your Email Address
  • Your Postal Address

For each photograph please include:

  • File Name (so we know which one is which, if you don't know the file name please send each photograph in a separate email)
  • Horse's Name
  • Breed
  • Gender
  • Finish (OF, CM, CTF, AR etc)

Please title your email: Gaited Photoshow

Deadline for entries: 31st May 2017

If your files are too large to email then you are welcome to send us a link to an album on an image hosting site or Facebook.

The Prizes

The show will be split into three sections:

  • Under 16 years
  • 16-24 years
  • Over 24 years

The winner of each section will receive a rosette and goody bag. 1st-6th place will receive certificates for them to print off.

The winners will also get featured in a special gallery on our website, Facebook page and blog!


For full competition terms and conditions please email us.

Show rules:

  • Maximum five entries per person
  • Entries without the required information will not be accepted
  • You must have taken the photograph yourself
  • You must own the model in the photograph
  • No digital editing of pictures
  • Entries will not be accepted in any way other than via email as above
  • Prizes are non-exchangeable
  • International entrants are responsible for postage to receive prizes
  • No more than one horse in each photograph
  • Horses should be shown without tack (no performance please), headcollars or stallion sets are OK
  • Show is open to pictures of gaited model horses and ponies only
  • The judges decision is final
  • Each picture will be judged on the clarity of the photograph, realism of the photograph and the breed standard/conformation/condition of the model horse.

Some Example Gaited Breeds

Gaited breeds are those that have extra gaits from the standard walk, trot, canter and gallop. Below are a list of some example gaited breeds:

  • Tennessee Walking Horse
  • American Saddlebred
  • Missouri Fox Trotter
  • Walkaloosa
  • Peruvian Paso
  • Paso Fino
  • Icelandic
  • Spotted Saddle Horse
  • Rocky Mountain Horse
  • Magalarga Marchador
  • Campolina
  • Aegidienberger
  • Campeiro