Sarah K. Andrew and HoofPrints have teamed up to create a 2012 calendar, titled Horses and Hope: My Year at the Auction. If you aren’t already aware, Sarah takes photos every week of horses that are at the Camelot auctions. Her photos do an incredible job of capturing the personalities and conformation of the horses and the quality of her images I’m sure goes a long way toward helping them find a safe landing.
The calendars cost $14.95 each and 100% of the profit from the sales of the calendars will be donated to One Horse at a Time, a 501(c)(3) organization. Sarah especially likes the fact that OHAAT writes “gelding grants” to help stallions find homes. Her hope is that a good part of the funds from the calendar can help with gelding grants and clinics. So far, the calendar sales have brought in $26,000! Make sure you buy one — they make great gifts and they are for a well-deserved cause.
The calendar contains over 100 photos of horses, and represents almost two years of volunteer work. Since the Camelot Auction volunteer effort began, over 2,800 horses have been given another opportunity at new homes through a massive social networking effort.Every week, I photograph all of the horses who have been sold to the feedlot, and the photos in the calendar were many of my favorites. The purpose of the calendar is to inspire people to look at horses in need in a different light. Although the photos were all taken at Camelot Auction, my hope is that it encourages other people to think about their own local efforts to help horses. In addition to photography, the calendar contains some positive quotes and information about how to help in your local equine community. We worked very hard to give the calendar a “can-do” theme, instead of a gloomy one.You can click here to order the calendar: http://www.hoofprints.com/organizers.html