Monday, 1 April 2019

Body Transformation Challenge 2019

This month's competition is a little different. We are giving you the chance to get creative and show off your skills.

For more information about the challenge and to see some of last year's entries please visit:

So How Does it Work?

Ten people will be given a chance to take the challenge (chosen at random from all those who enter). You will each receive a randomly allocated body quality model horse (see the image below).

You will then have until May 31st 2019 to transform your model.

Once complete send one image of your model to

Fans of Chestnut Ridge on Facebook will then have one week to vote for their favourite.

There will be rosettes from 1st-10th place and a trophy for the champion.

You can then do what you like with your model but we recommend you sell it to raise money for charity, donate it to a raffle or give it to someone special. Of course you could also keep it!

How to Take Part

To take part please complete the following form and send it to please title your email 'Body Transformation Challenge'

Email Address:
Postal Address:
I consent to my data being stored for the duration of this challenge: YES/NO
I confirm that the image submitted may be used by Chestnut Ridge on their social media/website/blog both for the duration of the contest and in future: YES/NO
I confirm that I have read the rules, terms and conditions for this contest: YES/NO

The deadline for forms is Monday 15th April 2019.

If you do not live in the UK you will be responsible for postage costs for your body.

We will choose 10 people at random on Monday April 15th and allocate their bodies. All bodies will be shipped Monday/Tuesday (if you live internationally you must pay for postage promptly).

Please note - if you entered in 2018 and DID NOT complete your piece you are are NOT entitled to enter this year as per the rules. If you entered in 2018 and DID complete your piece you are more than welcome to enter.

Completing Your Piece

If you are lucky enough to be chosen it is up to you what you do with the model.

But remember....the deadline is May 31st 2019!!! You MUST have an image submitted by that date or you will forfeit your chance to take part.

Once complete please send one photo to

Please do not share 'in progress' shots of your model on social media or anywhere else public. This enables the vote to be as unbiased as possible.

The Voting

On the 1st of June for one week fans of the Chestnut Ridge Facebook page will have one week to vote for their favourite.

You cannot vote for your own horse or offer incentives to vote for you.

The winner will be the person with the most votes. In the case of a tie the winner will be chosen by Catriona Harris of Chestnut Ridge.

The Bodies

There are ten bodies available which will be randomly allocated

The bodies are all in tact but in varying condition with different brands, materials and finishes. The aim is to transform YOUR body into something amazing. So don't be disheartened if you don't get the one you want! See it as a new challenge.

Terms and Conditions

(1) One entry per person
(2) The 10 competitors will be chosen at random
(3) All bodies will be allocated at random
(4) Initial entry deadline: 15th April 2019
(5) Submission deadline: 31st May 2019
(6) International competitors are responsible for postage on their body (via UK mail) and prize (via Royal Mail)
(7) Entrants who took part in 2018 and DID NOT submit a completed entry will not be allowed to take part this year
(8) Entrants who took part in 2018 and DID submit a completed entry will be allowed to take part this year
(9) For full terms and conditions please email

GOOD LUCK! And remember to have fun :D

Popular Votes Photoshows - April 2019

I am pleased to announce that April's model horse photoshow is now OPEN!

This month the theme is 'resin and china'. The show is open to any model horse or equine that is made of resin or china. This includes commercial resins and chinas as well as artist resins and chinas.

There are 24 classes including a breed, performance and fun section. You can enter up to 6 models per class so there is plenty of potential to win!

To take part in the show please visit the Facebook group here:

Finally a massive congratulations to BFS Sally Delighted owned by Jennifer Tomey who was March's champion (the theme for March was 'other animal'). I personally love this shot and am so glad that others voted for it as well! It will make a great cover shot for the following month.