In 2009, Young Rider highlighted individual horses and ponies living at equine rescue centers that needed homes in our “Adopt a Horse” column.
In 2010 we’d like to recognize an extra-special adopted/rescue horse that has found a wonderful home with one of our readers! You constantly send us success stories about your much-loved adopted or rescue horses. Now we want to spotlight one of these adopted or rescued superstars.
If your horse or pony is selected as the Adopted/Rescue Horse of the year, you’ll win a gigantic basket of grooming goodies from J.M. Saddler. Two runners up will also win grooming supplies—perfect for pampering your favorite four-legged friend!
To enter, simply send in a color, in-focus photo of your adopted/rescue horse, along with an essay of no more than 400 words telling us what your horse has been through and what he or she has achieved since then. You can also nominate a lesson horse that you ride.
Send your photo to Young Rider’s Adopted/Rescue Horse of the Year Contest, P.O. Box 8237, Lexington, KY 40533. Send a stamped return envelope if you want your photo returned.
You can also send a high-resolution (300 dpi) j-peg of the horse and your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org. This contest ends March 2, 2010. Winners will be announced in the May/June 2010 issue.