I had the pleasure of photographing the Manatee Horse Show Association’s first show. There was lots of action with all the preparation for the show, from the unloading the gear and the horses, brushing and getting the horses looking their best, and of course, getting the riders ready. There were 52 classes and many were entered into more than one. I chose these photos because they were not from the competition but moments between the horse and a person, whether the person who was going to show the horse, the owner or another member of the family. It was the interaction between them that caused me to pick this as fitting the theme of winning. Love is definitely – WINNING to me.