Capturing and sharing photos of your equine activities is a great way to celebrate your love of horses and connect with like-minded individuals. Whether you’re exploring scenic trails, competing in equestrian events, or just spending time with your equine companion, taking pictures can help you to preserve and share those special moments with others.
Many equine clubs and organizations have photo galleries where members can upload and share their favorite photos. These galleries provide a space for members to showcase their skills, share their experiences, and connect with others who share their passion for horses.
If you’re new to taking photos of your equine activities, don’t worry! With a few basic skills and some practice, anyone can become proficient in equine photography. And with the ability to share your photos online, you can reach a wider audience and connect with horse lovers from around the world.
So, whether you’re looking to share your latest trail ride, document your training progress, or simply capture some memories with your equine friend, consider taking and sharing photos with your equine club’s photo gallery. You never know who you might inspire or connect with through your shared love of horses.
Multiple galleries exist and each one is treated individually.
These photos can also be used to create the annual BCHI calendar. More about that below.
Photo Hints and Guidelines
We have set some limits on the size of the photos. Maximum width and height are set at 4500×4000. If you try to download something bigger, you will receive an error. Just edit the picture, by trimming some off the sides.
It will also make it easier for us if you rename the photos from default names like “img_023” to something more meaningful.
We do have a space limitation on the total number of photos. We will have to archive photos at some time, sorry.
State Calendar – Created Annually
Back Country Horsemen of Idaho funds the state organization by collecting money raised thru chapter dues and the sale of a very nice calendar. This calendar is filled with photos submitted to the state by you, the chapter member. Please participate and submit as many as you like. The photos in our gallery are not submitted to the state by BBCH, you will have to do that directly.
Please follow the submission rules below.
NEW DUE DATE FOR PHOTOS—NOVEMBER 30th for calendar 2 yrs out.
Calendar Photo criteria –
- Must be of BCHI members, taken by a BCHI member or taken for BCHI (such as a newspaper).
- Can be taken in any state, but the cover photo will be selected from Idaho submissions.
- Must have a horse/mule in the shot.
- Or be a work project with members wearing safety gear: (hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, ear protection, gloves, chainsaw chaps).
- Heads and faces preferred over tails and backs.
- Kids photos are welcome:
- If using saws they must have required safety gear on.
- Do not resubmit photos that have been submitted in previous years.
- Photos are placed by seasons – winter, spring, summer and fall.
- Winter photos: can have non-equine shots that show the effects of cold and snow.
- Please submit as many photos as you wish. We also offer an option to submit on CD, DVD or USB drive. NO PRINTS. USB drives will be mailed back to you . If you want your CD/DVD back please let us know.
- Photos need to be in JPEG Format. Set your digital cameras to the highest size settings possible.
- If you only have a few photos or no way to burn them to CD or a USB drive, you can e‐mail them directly.
- USB drives will be returned after calendar is printed.
- ONLY WINTER PHOTOS WILL BE ACCEPT AT CONVENTIONS.
If you mail your photos, please include the Calendar Info Submission Form.pdf