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Chronicle of the Horse Photo Submissions

It's time to send in your photos of AHJA and Zone 8 Champions for publication in The Chronicle of the Horse's Horse Show issue.  Specifications for the photos are included below.  In order to meet The Chronicle's tight deadline, AHJA must receive your photo by December 31st at the latest.  Send your printed photos or CDs (DO NOT email photos) to:  Betsy Checchia, 12521 E. Calle Tatita, Tucson, AZ  85749.  

Photo Guidelines:

Photos must be submitted by the association only (by AHJA).  Your photo must be included with the AHJA year-end results and all other photos submitted by AHJA members.

All of the following information MUST accompany digital images in a document attached to or saved on the flash drive or CD:

- Name of Association

- Horse

- Rider in the photo

- Owner

- Photographer’s name (even if not a professional)

Please include all information, even for equitation classes. It helps us match the names to see if they won in any other organizations.

Photographer’s authorization for publication must be included. We have releases on file for some photographers. Some photographers will not issue releases for prints that have been scanned and submitted digitally. If in doubt, ask your photographer. Photographers are not paid for photos published in the Horse Show Issue.

We only accept original photographer prints. We will not accept copies of professional photographers’ photos, proofs, scanned copies, photos that are not clear or of poor reproductive quality, or vignette prints and photos. If there’s any question regarding the authenticity of a photo, we will not accept it.

Digital images must be a minimum of 72 dpi and 4”x6”, but larger file sizes are preferred. Images smaller than this will be rejected. Please ask the photographer to issue a release for digital images. Screenshots, video capture, proof, or other low-quality images will not be accepted.

If a horse or pony has won multiple championships, only one photo will be used. If a horse or pony won its division with one rider and another rider won an equitation division on that same horse or pony, the photo with the equitation rider on the horse or pony will be the one used.

Photos must be action shots. Do not send candid or award photos. (Hunter breeding is the exception.)

Photos should be from the 2020 show season. If there’s a sticker/stamp or copyright date on your photo that shows a year other than 2020, the photo will be rejected.

Photos that are unauthorized copies of a professional’s photo will be rejected

Please note: Winners of USHJA Zone and USEF Horse of the Year awards should submit their photos directly to us. We will not be receiving photos from the national organizations."