We know you’ve got more beautiful, funny, touching images of your time on the trails to share, and we are excited about seeing more of them.

This year, we’re offering just 2 categories – Whatever Happens on the Trail…, and a category just for kids photos, Kids Shutterbug Club for ages 12 and under.

 We’ve asked well-known photographer Kevan Garecki of ManeFrame Imagery to make the tough judging decisions in both categories, and we’re offering a great Garmin eTrex 10 GPS receiver as a prize for the main category. The Kids category prize is an HCBC Swag Bag full of cool stuff.

This contest is about enjoying BC’s trails, so all images submitted need to have been taken in BC. Please note that HCBC supports and promotes the use of helmets while riding or driving, and your photo subjects must be wearing helmets if riding or driving. Each category will have one winner only, so send your very best, and good luck!

At Horse Council BC, we work to support and advocate for your right to ride the trails available to us in beautiful British Columbia. Thank you for helping to further our mission through your photography!

See below for some highlights, and please see our full Contest Rules and download a Photo Release Form before entering. Find those here:

Contest Rules

Photo & Video Release Form

  • Duration of contest: 12:00 am July 26 to 11:59 pm August 25 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 30th
  • Image requirements: JPEG high resolution
  • Image submission limit: 5 per category
  • Prizes: Garmin eTrex 10 Handheld Outdoor Hiking GPS Receivers – 1 (one) awarded per category. Prize must be accepted as awarded, no cash equivalent. Kid’s category prize: HCBC Swag Bag
  • How to enter: email entries to [email protected]
  • Winner Announcements: Horse Council BC website (www.hcbc.ca) August 30

About Judge Kevan Garecki

Kevan Garecki began his photographic endeavours as a child when his grandfather gifted him with an old twin-lens reflex camera, and he has continued to build on his technical knowledge and artistic prowess ever since. His work has enjoyed exposure in numerous publications and several galleries across Canada, and is featured in many private collections. He has done commissioned work for the government of the Northwest Territories, the former premier of BC, William Bennett Jr. in addition to numerous equine breeders across North America. He continues to offer his skills from his home base in Abbotsford, BC by contract shoots and offering various photography workshops throughout western Canada. Kevan is also prominently active in horse rescue and rehabilitation, and donates the majority of the proceeds from his photography to registered equine charities.

Kevan has kindly offered to provide no-charge professional advice to any entrant on their images, if you’d like to get in touch with him after the contest has been judged. Kevan may be reached at [email protected]