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Indiana Sports Photography: Culver Academy Horse Show Invitational


This past weekend, the Culver Academy Jumping teams hosted an IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian Association) invitational horse show at the Vaughn Equestrienne Center. Originally scheduled for two days, due to bad forecasted weather, the event was shortened to a single day with only a couple of visiting teams. Though the event was shortened, the Academy did a wonderful job of hosting it and everyone appeared to have a good time. And I hope you’ll agree with me that the horses were not only great performers but beautiful to watch and photograph. I’m a horse lover and was a trooper at Culver, so I tend to watch the horses more than the people.

I’m always so impressed with the students and teams at these horse events. It’s just a classy sport to watch and capture on film. The Academy students did well in the different events, taking several first places, seconds, and thirds. They should be proud of another great performance. I look forward to the big February event.

I’ve posted some of my favorite photos here. Other photos are located at:


Culver Academy Horsemanship Photos: Cupid’s Challenge 2010

This weekend, the Culver Academy JV and Varsity Jumping teams hosted the 2010 Cupid’s Challenge Horse Show. This is an annual show at Culver’s Riding Hall in which 7 or 8 teams teams travel to Culver to participate. I believe that Culver placed well overall, though with 14 classes competeting on both Friday and Saturday, I’m honestly not sure what the final results ended up being. I do know from talking with several of the parents and coaches from the visiting teams that the kids love this show and look forward to it each year. I’d like to recognize everyone that works in the Horsemanship Department for a great tournament, as this truly was a group effort on their part to put on this show. It is also worth noting that the Lady Equestrienne Team from Notre Dame graciously came down for the weekend to assist.

I’ve posted a few of my favorite photographs here; there are over a thousand more located on CulverPhotos at http://www.culverphotos.com/cupid2010 


Culver Academy Photographer: Horsemanship Weekend- Horse Show

 Today I photographed part of a horse show at Culver Academy in the newly renovated Vaughn Equestrienne Center. This show was put on as part of the dedication weekend for the center. In addition to shooting some great horse photos, which I’ve always loved doing, I got to see some friends who returned for the event. I last saw some of these folks when I was a trooper at the Academy. I hope to make it to two more events over the weekend. Here’s a small selection of some of my favorite shots. There are more photographs posted on www.culverphotos.com.