September/October 2017 Breyer Photo Show Contest Results

Riding Lesson

Judging by Lisa Bickford

I was looking for entries which were self explanatory as to what was happening.  As a performance shower and judge, it is important to catch a believable moment in time that can be just imagined.  I also look for tack placement, as it is very important to have your tack properly fitted on your horse.  This is a key component in performance showing.


First Place

Sarah B


Nice job!  This is an excellent set up, great photography, and you can almost hear the instructor giving tips to the young rider as she goes through the course.  Everything was in scale and was done perfectly.

Second Place


Absolutely beautiful photography!!!  You can just imagine it is the first ride outside the arena at the close of the day.  Perfect set up!

Third Place


Beautiful photograph and great use of dolls.  Your tack was fit very nicely to your model and your photography skills are excellent.  Keep up the great work!

Fourth Place



This is great use of props and it tells a story.  This was a great way to demonstrate an entire moment with all aspects covered - props, handles, horse, tack, and rider.

Fifth Place


Excellent focus in the photography and the subject matter.  This was a nicely fit tack set up as well.  It was a very self explanatory of what was going on - a riding lesson in balance!  Very well done!

Sixth Place


The scene was set and you could just feel you were at the local stable.  This was a great set up.  I would recommend in the future submitting a bit large photo.  :-)


These were both nicely set up performance entries.  I really liked them both, they both had nice tack placements and good subject matter.  I would have liked to have seen either really short grass in the arenas or a dirt arena.  The grass was a bit out of scale.  But both were very nice entries.

Riley HM2



First Place


This is a STUNNING photo.  Tack placement on this entry was so very well done.  You nailed the lesson set up beautifully.

Second Place


This was a great use of multiple horses to set the scene.  I loved the group lesson set up.  I also enjoyed that one rider is sitting in the down position of the post and the other is in the raised position.  Very nice use of in-scale props as well.

Third Place


This is a wonderful action shot!  We have all been there and know that this lesson did not end well.  I love that it was a moment in time that wasn't your typical lesson.  I would recommend next time taking the photo a bit more to the side so you see more of the horse versus a head on type of photo.

Fourth Place


I was a little thrown off by the head on the hay bale, and then I realized it was a roping lesson.  Refreshing to see a different type of lesson.  Your tack was beautiful and properly placed on your horse as well.  Very well done

Fifth Place


This is a nice backyard riding lesson on a calm and trusting horse.  Very nice set up and nicely fit tack.  I would recommend shorter grass next time if possible.

Sixth Place



Indoor photography is the hardest to master and you did a nice job.  A great lesson in balance while keeping the focus on the horse and rider.


One (1) Cobra (#1784; ERV $44.99)! will be awarded to one (1) first place winner in each age category:

  • 17 years old and under
  • 18 years old and up

By submitting an entry, you agree to be bound by the following contest rules.

*Official Rules:

  1. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of the winner. Many will enter, but only one (1) will win in each age category.
  2. Contest is open to all legal U.S. residents of any age. Parental consent is required for entrants under age 18, if selected as a potential winner. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
  3. All entries must be original and entirely created by the entrant, and must not violate any applicable local, national, and/or international laws or regulations.
  4. Contest begins at 2:00pm EST on 8/15/17 and ends 9/15/2017 at 11:59pm EDT. All entries must be received via email at [email protected] by 11:59pm EDT, 9/15/17. No other method of entry will be accepted.
  5. To enter, email (or have your parent or legal guardian email, if age 17 or under) no more than one (1) digital photograph of your original Riding Lesson Breyer model photo scene to [email protected] All entries must be in digital form, JPEG format in 72 dpi (PFD, PSD, BMP, etc. will be rejected), no larger than 1MB in size. Image size no larger than 1500 dpi x 1500 dpi. Image must be attached to the email and not sent embedded/inline. Image must be named as follows: [YOUR LAST NAME].SepOct.Photo.Show.jpg. Only emailed entries will be eligible.
  6. Only Breyer model horses should be used to create photo scene. Figures used must be Breyer figures; other props and accessories are acceptable.
  7. Your entry must include the subject line "Riding Lesson," your digital photograph, name, age, mailing address, telephone number, and email address as well as a statement of parental consent if aged 17 or under. Entry and/or statement of parental consent must be submitted in English. Any entries missing the above requirements will be immediately disqualified.
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  10. Entries will be judged by Lisa Bickford. Each entry will be judged on equal parts creativity, composition, accuracy and adherence to the theme: Riding Lesson. Six (6) entries will be chosen and pinned in each age group for places first through sixth; the first place entry will become the potential winner, as determined by the judge in their sole discretion. The decisions of the judge will be final and binding in all respects.
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