2023 Readers’ Choice Awards: Breeches.com Photo Challenge Gallery of the Year

Enjoy a little eye candy as we reflect on the best Photo Challenge Galleries of 2023 — and vote for your favorite!

At the end of each December, we at Horse Nation like to look back on the year that was and highlight the articles, essays and videos that most inspired readers, triggered important conversations or had everyone rolling on the floor with laughter — and then let readers decide which one is deserving of the title of the Best of the Year.

The weekly Photo Challenge is a favorite of ours, because it lets YOU take the spotlight, readers! These were our five most popular galleries of 2023: which one deserves to be Gallery of the Year? Take a walk down memory lane and then vote for your favorite.

Blanketed Beauties

Originally published on February 2, 2023

“This week we asked to see those horses that were snugged up in their winter blankets. Enjoy these six photos of just that!”

Photo by Melisa Cwikla Boduch

Face Photos

Originally published on March 16, 2023

“This week we asked to see head shots and wow, did you all deliver! Enjoy these nine photos of horses, up close and personal.”

Photo by Lorin Grey


Originally published on March 23, 2023

“This week we asked to see a breed of horse that comes in many different varieties. Enjoy these 10 photos of Appaloosas.”

Photo of Frank the Tank taken by Annie Morgan.

Getting in the Saddle

Originally published on June 29, 2023

“This week we asked to see our readers getting back in the saddle. Here’s the top photo from this week’s reader photo challenge!”

Photo by Agustin Canre


Originally published on September 21, 2023

“This week, in honor of National Cowgirl Day, we asked to see photos of those tough horsewomen. Enjoy these five photos of cowgirls!”

Photo by Karen Bulzacchelli

Which gallery is your favorite? Let us know! We’ll announce the winner on New Year’s Eve.