Thank you so much! We’re shouting out to everyone who submitted photos to the 2017 Recreation Focus On Trails photo contest – you made this inaugural year a real success! It was a privilege to view every one of the amazing images of your lives shared with horses, and to celebrate the recreational riders of British Columbia.

We offered 4 contest categories, and each category was judged individually. Professional photographers Sally Rees ( category Camping With Your Horse), Janice Reiter (category On The Trail), and Kevan Garecki (category Wildlife Encounters) had their work cut out selecting for their categories – thank you, judges! A panel of HCBC staff judging the category Canada’s 150 Celebration was also faced with tough decisions.
Although we had planned to award one winner per category, we added an honourable mention level due to the volume and quality of entries.

Your 2017 Focus On Trails winners and honourees are:

On The Trail

Winner: L J Babineau, Abbotsford, BC
Honourable Mention: Annie Fercho, Kimberley, BC

Camping With Your Horse

Winner: Ivan Matthews, Pritchard, BC
Honourable Mention: Rob Mulligan, Heffley Creek, BC

Wildlife Encounters

Winner: Lynn deVries, Ladysmith, BC
Honourable Mention: Tricia Mohnke, 150 Mile House, BC

Canada 150 Celebration

Winner: Annie Fercho, Kimberley, BC
Honourable Mention: Nancy Carr-Hilton, Courtenay, BC

The winners are awarded a Garmin eTrex 10 GPS receiver, honourees have bragging rights, and everyone has a chance to enter again next year – see you then