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Brian Coleman of Didsbury, Alberta at the helm of the Jackson Fork Ranch mare hitch takes another victory lap at the 2011 Husker Classic in Grand Island, Nebraks

PROCEED TO THE HORSE SHOW GALLERIES

ORDER 2011 SHOW SPECIAL PRICING

 

GSHA Asheville, NC  July 14-17

 

Nebraska State Fair  August 26-Sept 5

 

GSHA Oshkosh, WI  Sept 10-11

 

Oklahoma State Fair  Sept 15-17

 

GSHA Grand Nationals, Bowling Green KY  Nov 5 & 6

 

2012 National Clydesdale Show, Madison, WI

Percheron Halter filly from the 2010 Nebraska State Fair Stillwater Farm's exceptional Gypsy Mare at the 2011 Blue Ridge Classic in Asheville, North Carolina Paradise Percherons of Olathe, Colorado present Beaucephus, the 2010 Champion Percheron Gelding at the Nebraska State Fair Gypsy stallion Delcassian of Villa Vanners in Shelbyville, Tennessee chocks up another win under driver Bob Giles at the Blue Ridge Classic in Asheville, NC
Clydesdale Stallion HMH Rockin' Bentley owned and shown by Sierra Covell Tally Ho Bentley swept the performance classes at the 2010 National Shire Show in Oklahoma City, OK.  He is owned by the photographer. Don Langille at the halter of a Terra Cotta Percheron gelding at the 2010 Nebraska State Fair Ohio's Westmoreland Farm's Lucky sweeps the supreme title at the 2011 Blue Ridge Classic in Asheville, NC Tally Ho Shires' national team win at the 2010 Oklahoma State Fair

NOTE: The 2012 calendar is beginning to fill.  If you are interested in Focal Elegance providing professional photography for your horse show event

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Roman Raber drives for Alandru Belgians' gelding cart entry at the 2011 Nebraska State Fair
Soaring Eagle Farm owned by Dr. Jeff & Melonie Gower of Missouri presented their fleet of supreme Clydesdales at the 2011 Nebraska State Fair
Platte Valley's Ruffian Rose takes Supreme Champion Draft Horse at the 2011 Nebraska State Fair
Danielle Lewis with Handsome at the 2011 Nebraska State Fair Draft Horse Show
Angela Walsh and Justin in Ladies Cart at the 2011 Nebraska State Fair
Shaun Bovard motors his Percheron Unicorn at the 2011 Nebraska State Fair
Kendra Bovard takes her victory lap in Ladies Cart at the 2011 Nebraska State Fair
Brian & Colleen Coleman presenting a Jackson Fork Ranch halter mare at the 2011 Nebraska State Fair
Roby Belgians of Rockwell City, Iowa treat the audience to a stellar drive by their junior driver
Sunderland, Ontario's powerhouse pair, Jessica and Danielle Lewis with one of their Clydesdale geldings at the 2011 Nebraska State Fair
Roman Raber turns in a powerful drive with Al and Ruth Preston's Belgian gelding at the 2011 Nebraska State Fair
A Clydesdale Mare owned by Brad Remus of Solomon Clydesdales of Osborne, Kansas
Platte Valley's Nicodemus Jackson Fork Ranch hitch wagon at the 2011 Husker Classic in Grand Island
A handsome Clydesdale gelding in the 2011 Nebraska State Fair Carriage Driving competition Platte Valley's Nicodemus, multi-champion Percheron stallion

 

P R O F E S S I O N A L     D R A F T     H O R S E     P H O T O G R A P H Y

FOCAL ELEGANCE PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER FOR MANY DRAFT & GYPSY HORSE SHOWS INCLUDING NORTH AMERICAN SIX-HORSE HITCH CLASSIC SERIES SHOWS WHICH INCLUDE THE HUSKER CLASSIC OF NEBRASKA AND THE OKLAHOMA STATE FAIR.  FOCAL ELEGANCE IS THE OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE GYPSY SHOW HORSE ASSOCIATION INCLUDING THE GSHA GRAND NATIONALS IN BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY.

B E C A U S E   G R E A T   H O R S E S   D E S E R V E   G R E A T   P H O T O S

The most recently published editorial can be viewed in the Autumn 2011 issue of the Draft Horse Journal: Bats in the Belfry

Below is a sample of articles authored by photojournalist

J. Ann Brodland

 

The Princess Diaries: Logan Rae Mauch

Featured Shire Stallion: 24 Years and Counting: Cowerslane Nomination

Show Ring Haberdashery: The Stallion Belt

The Shire Riders

Old World Treasure: The Gypsy Cob, An Enchanting Journey to Appleby Fair

Premier Danseur: A Shire named John

The One and Only Peterborough

Don't Get Rattled

Fattened on Nail Soup

Marketing Edge

The Art of Acupuncture

The Lyon in Winter

How to Safely Start those Babies