June 2024 Calendar photo

June 2024 Calendar photo

The June image in the 2024 IALHA Calendar showcases a photo of Cielo 2007 framed by the Santa Ana Mountains.  The image was captured by the talented Brooke Louise – a skilled horse show photographer among her many creative pursuits.

This beautiful image was taken at the 2022 Fall Wine Country Classic Working Equitation Show in Murrieta, CA.

In the photograph, Cielo 2007 (affectionately known as “Coconut”), a 16-year-old Andalusian gelding, and his proud owner Sarah Pinney, are competing at Level 5 in the Speed Phase.

Sarah shares “As both Cielo’s breeder and owner, I couldn’t be more thrilled with my friend and partner. Cielo has been a delight throughout his life, demonstrating intelligence and character that exemplify the best of this wonderful breed. He is willing, talented, well-rounded, fun-loving, mischievous, and simply perfect in my eyes.”

Sarah and Cielo compete in Working Equitation and FEI Level dressage, and also enjoy pas de deux, exhibitions, and trail riding together.

Brooke Louise, a second-generation horsewoman, has spent over 15 years capturing the beauty of horses through her lens. Based in Southern California, she serves the Spanish horse and western horse communities as both an event and private ranch photographer. To explore more of her work, visit Brooke Louise Creative.

Do YOU have a passion for capturing the beauty of horses through photography? If so, the IALHA Calendar contest is the perfect platform for you to showcase your talent and share your love for these majestic creatures with a wider audience.

Annually, the contest invites photographers worldwide to submit their finest equine images of IALHA Andalusians and Lusitanos – purebred and partbred. The 2025 contest will begin later this month! So stay tuned so you don’t miss this incredible opportunity to have your work featured in the IALHA calendar and share your artistic vision with IALHA members and fans.