Has your horse got the makings of a calendar star? The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA)’s annual calendar competition is open now for entries.

The association is on the lookout for 12 beautiful horsey pictures to star in its 2022 wall calendar. Images will be picked to represent each month, with the entrant of the image judged ‘best in show’ winning a gift hamper.

All photographs submitted must have been taken by the person who enters them and they must not be a professional photographer.

This rule is very important, said a statement from BETA, as it helps to protect the spirit of the competition, which is designed to celebrate the enthusiasm and creativity of all those who love horses.

Images should be supplied in a digital format, at a minimum size of 150x115mm (1722x1358px), 300dpi or at least 2MB, and must not be subject to copyright.

Images should be emailed to BETA at info@beta-uk.org along with the entrant’s name, address and a description of what the image is showing.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 17 September 2021.

“The BETA calendar competition is one of our most eagerly anticipated initiatives,” said BETA executive director Claire Williams. “It offers a great opportunity for riders, owners and equestrian enthusiasts to showcase their photos in a really super way. With most of us having high-quality cameras on our mobile phones, we can capture some delightfully spontaneous shots as they happen.

“The images selected for the calendar certainly help to brighten up offices, stores and yards, and each month is printed with essential show dates to help plan for the year ahead.”

The 2021 calendar competition was won by Amanda Smith with her photograph of the South Yorkshire Police team at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Read more details here.

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