By Jan Westmark-Allan
I love all of the contests we run on the Sidelines Magazine Facebook page. I love the photos that are submitted and I REALLY love the stories that come with each photo. We have a 50-word essay section to describe each photo and it’s amazing how much everyone can get into those 50 words. Those 50 words can make me laugh, cry or sit back in awe. Sometimes people are wordy and sometimes they get right to the point with very few words. That is exactly what happened with the winner of the Perfect Products Regen-x EQ contest!
Sixteen-year-old Frankie Sperry, a hunter/jumper rider from San Tan Valley, Arizona, submitted a photo (above) of one of her rescue horses standing in a dry dusty turn out paddock. You can’t see the horse too well, but you sure can see the dry ground! Frankie’s essay was short and simple. She said: One of my rescued horses, standing in our dry dusty turn out! I am sure Frankie’s horses will thank her for entering the contest when she starts using her 90-day winning supply of Regen-x EQ on them. Congratulations Frankie!
Four runner-ups were also selected:
Kristen Wright, of Wellington, Florida, submitted her photo (below). She wrote in her essay: This is our turnout pasture after “Isaac” came through Loxahatchee. Luckily we have nice dry stalls for them at night, but the soggy ground/heat/humidity/bugs we have in South Florida much of the year is rough on Cosmo’s (the grey) hooves and coat.
Kimberly Lennon Freire, of Woodstock, Georgia, submitted a photo (below) of her daughter (always a good move for a mom!) She says: Patrick O’Keaghey is an American Saddlebred Sporthorse that I bought for my daughter. He is one of THE most loving and goofy horses you will ever meet with alot of potential. However, this summer we have had a nightmare with his feet…due to water damage and have lost shoe after shoe. Hoping your product can assist in his eventing future!
I loved the look on this horse’s face. He saw the photographer (aka, mom!) and gave his best photo face for her. Way to go Patrick.
Jess Bowers, of Columbia, Missouri, sent in a great photo of her subject — who just happened to be a little bit on the dirty side.
She said: Here’s my Haflinger, Billy, rolling around in the dirt after a summer trail ride. As you can see, the ground here in Missouri is super-hard and dry, and I’ve been going through tons of hoof dressing to keep his hooves from cracking! We’d love to win!
Allison Fuchs, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, was the final runner up in the contest and all I can say about her photo is that it looks dry, dry, dry in Oklahoma, where the wind comes rushing down the prairie! (Hey, I love a good show tune.) Allison said: We just moved from New England to Oklahoma, and my hunter’s feet are suffering in the dry, dry heat – Duncan is already having problems with chips and cracks! As you can see, he’s out with bell boots on all 4 to protect him from himself.
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who entered the contest. Thanks to Perfect Products for sponsoring the contest.