I’d planned to take a break when the IHSA reining competition started this afternoon, but as I watched the first few competitors ride I found myself back at the rail, camera in hand. It was just too irresistible. So I shot the rest of the class with another photographer, exchanging ideas and camera settings as we experimented. The spectators whooped and whistled for their riders as they galloped, spun and slid on their new mounts, adding to the excitement and […]
The IHSA Nationals features many of the country’s best intercollegiate riders. These students compete for the honor of their respective colleges and universities, and the horses do too. Cornell University’s Clifford traveled from New York to Lexington, Kentucky, to carry students, mostly from other schools, seeking national championships. Even though he’s called horse No. 43 at the competition, Clifford may end the weekend a hero in someone’s eyes.