Meet our Equiery photographers! Our freelance photographers travel near and far covering all kinds of equestrian activities, from racing to showing to award presentations and more. Photographs printed in The Equiery (and more from each activity) can be purchased directly from the photographer via their email or website. If you are interested in being a freelance photographer for The Equiery, contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beth Collier is a freelance photographer covering dressage, eventing, driving and steeplechase racing. As a rider, she has earned multiple year-end awards in lower level dressage and eventing. She has been a volunteer at FEI rated horse trials in the US and has been a volunteer at most of the — USEF National Dressage Championships and — USET dressage selection trials since 1993. She volunteered at the US mandatory outings for eventing for the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. After her first trip to London in November 2000, Beth has returned to Great Britain every year with the 2011 Greenwich Equestrian Olympic Test Event being her 12th trip across the pond. She has attended Badminton, Burghley, Barbury Castle and Highclere horse trials in England as well as Floors Castle and Blair Castle Horse Trials in Scotland. She is a member of the National Press Photographers Association and uses her photos for her annual equestrian calendars.
As early as Louisa can remember, she has had two passions…horses and photography. She started with the “Brownie” cameras and moved on to Instamatic ones that would fit in her pocket for taking pics while fox hunting. SLR then digital cameras came into her life years later when she was able to afford them. Louisa took a workshop course and was spurred on by encouragement from Karl Leck. She continued to study and found a mentor in John Robinson of Pics of You, an equestrian photographer that she freelanced with at equestrian driving events. Louisa became addicted to the sound of foxhounds after a chance meeting with Mr. duPont at Fair Hill. She foxhunted for 55 years, eventually as a whipper-in for a private pack. During the off season from foxhunting, Louisa was a competitive combined driver for 30+ years. Now that she is retired from fox hunting and competitive driving, Louisa has more time to focus on her photography.
Bob is a long-time resident of Maryland and has been active in photographing fox hunts and Maryland steeplechase races for over 10 years. He particularly enjoys covering the Potomac, Howard County, Elkridge and Green Spring events. Photography is strictly a hobby for Bob, and he shares his photos using the Shutterfly web site where people are welcome to print his photos.
Isabel J. Kurek
Isabel J. Kurek Photography
A lifelong equestrian who rode with Harry de Leyer as a child, if Isabel Kurek is not riding a horse, she is photographing them. Her lush portraits can now be found in publications and product catalogues around the world, both equestrian media and mainstream media, including but not limited to Equestrian Life, People Magazine, American Express Black Ink. Sidelines, The Chronicle of the Horse, Puissance Magazine, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, Badgley Mischka, Dover Saddlery, Stateline, Horseware, Charles Owns Helmets, Southern States Feed, Alltech, Premier Equestrian, Essex Shirts, Equiline America, Thinline – and more.
Pam Link of Harwood winters in Florida sending us photos from her equestrian adventures in the Sunshine state!
Tammie J. Monaco
Tammie J. Monaco Photography
Tammie’s parents bought her first camera, a Polaroid, when she was in third grade. By sixth grade, she had won her first photography contest with a shot she had taken with that very camera at Niagara Falls. While an undergraduate at Goucher College, Tammie enrolled in every photography course she could fit into her schedule and had her first paying gig shooting for Goucher’s Sports Information Department. There were many late nights spent in the darkroom with what could only be ridiculously hazardous chemicals. These days, Tammie is happy to be shooting a Nikon and her focus is on nature/wildlife, with a strong emphasis on equines. She has had images published in dozens of magazines and online features, taken home blue ribbons from the State Fair (baked goods, ponies and photos!) and has had multiple cover shots. Tammie is a regular contributor to The Equiery.
Katherine O. Rizzo
Equiery Editor-In-Chief/Art Director
Katherine’s interest in equestrian photography began while she was still in high school, shooting photos of friends competing at local events with her mom’s old Pentax manual camera. Now onto her third digital Cannon (she keeps upgrading!), Katherine has had her work printed in several magazines including The Equiery, Practical Horsemen, Trail Rider Magazine, Virginia Sportsman and Shotgun Life. Today, Katherine’s photography interests have expanded beyond just horses to portraits, landscapes and gun dogs. Katherine is also a local trainer and ICP & CHA certifed instructor, a — USEA certified course designer, the Center Administrator for Waredaca Pony Club and competes primarily in eventing.
Karen Kandra Wenzel
Karen is an amateur photographer who just shoots for fun. Her passion for foxhunting began at age 16, and she still enjoys following local packs as often as possible. She has photographed over 36 packs from Florida to New York, and, besides The Equiery, her photos have appeared in Covertside, Foxhunting Life, Horse of Delaware Valley, Chronicle of the Horse, Potomac Almanac, In and Around Horse Country, and the Livingston Country News (NY).