Brooke USA launched its inaugural summer photo competition on June 15, 2019, raising both awareness and funds in a new and exciting way for working equines and the people who depend on them in the developing world. The competition was open to budding amateurs and professional photographers alike. The top 12 photos will be featured in Brooke USA’s first annual calendar, which will be released November 2019. The calendar can be purchased at The finalists were chosen by judges who exemplify both the photography and the equestrian world: Kasey Perry-Glass / Brooke USA Ambassador; Enrique Urdaneta-Alamo / Equestrian & Animal Photographer; Hannah Selleck / Brooke USA Ambassador; and David Erdek / Equestrian Photographer.

to the winners
Camera: Shelly Schmidt
Smartphone: Allison Clark

Shelly Schmidt (Camera) Learning to Fly
Morgan Lance (Phone) Pure Love
Lisa Dickman (Camera) Sisterly Love
Lisa Dickman (Camera) Gossiping in the Schoolyard
Jim McLlean (Camera) Pony Sulkie Race
Shelly Schmidt (Camera) Grace
Jacqueline Stewart (Phone) Strawberry Roan Forever
Cheryl Broumley (Camera) Nevada Wild Horse
Allison Clark (Phone) Mooney Maguire
Shelly Schmidt (Camera) Dignity