BETA Launch Annual Search for Best Horsey-Themed Photographs

last year’s Best in Show – an image by Ciara Walsh

The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) has launched its annual competition to find 12 of the very best horsey-themed photographs to star in next year’s BETA Equestrian Calendar. A coveted prize for any budding photographer or lover of horses.

An image is needed to represent each month, with the one judged Best in Show winning the photographer a fabulous luxury gift hamper.

BETA Calendar
BETA Calendar

How to enter

All entries must be supplied in a digital format – minimum size 150 x 115mm (1,722 x 1,358 px) at 300dpi – and emailed to Tina Hustler, The photographer’s name, address and a description of the image should be included. All images must have been taken by the person submitting them and not be subject to copyright. The deadline for entries is 18 September 2019.

Sent and received each year by thousands of equestrians and equine enthusiasts, the calendar is a staple item on Christmas gift list: “A BETA calendar has become a must-have for every office, retail store and yard,” said Tina. “They are bright and cheery, and printed with all the year’s essential show dates – and still have plenty of space for appointments and handy reminders. The images are stunning and represent all aspects of an equestrian life. In the past, we have had everything from rides in the country and well-turned out ponies in the show ring to beautiful close-ups of equine features and cheeky shots of horsey fun in the paddock. We really can’t wait to see what our entrants come up with this year.”

The 2019 competition was won by Ciara Walsh with her breath-taking photograph of riders enjoying a winter’s evening on Ballyhoughane Beach, Galway (Featured Image).

Good luck to all who enter, we look forward to welcoming the news of the winners.

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