Photographing A Florida State NBHA Champion
Recently I had the amazing opportunity to photograph a Florida State NBHA Champion team, Tina and her horse, Stoney. Now retired from professional barrel racing, Tina wanted to document this time in her life with her beloved horse and scheduled an equine and equestrian photography session with Fast Horse Photography! I've known Tina from our local barrel racing events with the St. Johns County Horse Council, so I was really excited to meet her horse!
Tina has loved horses her entire life, but never owned one until she was 45 and purchased Stoney in 2004 when he was seven years old. By October 2004 they were riding in barrel racing events all over Florida and won their first big jackpot in 2007! In June 2007 they entered the Florida State NBHA in Kissimmee, Florida in the Open and Senior Division and won 1st place in the Senior 3D Championship, winning a check, a saddle and a wild card to the World Championship.
For the next several years Tina and Stoney continued to compete until they had a fall which resulted in a broken collarbone. That didn't stop Tina from riding, and her and Stoney can still be seen enjoying local Cracker Day events here in St. Johns County, Florida.
I really enjoyed hearing their story, looking through old scrap books of their accomplishments, and just spending time on her pretty property hanging with her sweet horses. Stoney was a dreamboat of good manners and sweetness and Tina had some really fun ideas for us to capture!
I'm not sure there could be anything more special for equestrians than capturing the bond with their favorite horse! As an equine and equestrian photographer I'm overjoyed when Florida horse owners choose Fast Horse Photography for their equine photography needs!
Cara Taylor Swift is an equine and equestrian photographer located in Saint Augustine, Florida and can be reached at Cara@FastHorsePhotography.com.