Reader Photo Challenge: A New Generation of Equestrians

We just can’t get enough of kids discovering a love of horses.

If there’s anything that ensures the future of our sport, it’s the next generation discovering its love of and commitment to horses. That’s why for this week’s reader photo challenge we asked to see children finding the joy that is horses. So here are 10 children getting ready to carry the torch as the next generation of equestrians.

Waiting on her first horse show. Photo by Natalie Leighton.

My two-year-old riding my three-year-old. Photo by C.J. Sloan.

Ellis enjoying her mom’s horse. Photo by DeAnn Long Sloan.

Lilly on my horse Cookie. Photo by Leighanne Reinhart.

Robert at 2.5 years old (he’s now 5 and still rides) on American Warmblood Chance. Photo by Laura Ware.

11 year old Taylor on my 5 year old Morgan, Babe. Photo by Amy Sochor.

My 3 boys and our lovely Paint mare Oakley (SLR Dualin N Broadway). Photo by Elizabeth Wheeler.

My daughter recently found her love for horses this past year! My daughter has lost some very close family and friends in her short little life. Horses are now her way of happiness and comfort. They seem to help take any sadness away and create nothing but happiness!! Photo by Lacey Loren Photography.

Rocky and his best friend. Photo by Alycia Bardon.

Photo by E. Marlin.

Keep an eye out for next week’s 24-hour photo challenge! We announce challenge subjects on Monday around the end of the day on both Instagram and Facebook.