Being an artist is an incredible thing, to see, make, create, and share your vision of the world with others is a sublime feeling. To be able to take your form of art and give back to help make others dreams come true or achieve their dreams is equally rewarding.
My best friend, Shadow Montag, is a Roman Rider and former performer at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. When he returned home, he began training a bucking bronc as the second in his team for a Roman Riding act, he then approached me and asked if I would do photos, and then broached the topic about possibly fundraising for another charity this year. In the past we had fundraised for Relay for Life, and The Wounded Warriors Project, of course I was on board.
So I am proud to announce that this year we are partnering with Make A Wish Foundation and will be granting wishes for children who wish to spend a day with horses/ or be an equestrian for the day. Through the help of over a dozen sponsors, and a dedicated group of professional equestrians doing everything from trick riding, roman riding, mounted drill team, elite horse trainers, musicians, and volunteers we are less than a month away from meeting the children who get wishes granted through Make A Wish.
I am beyond thrilled, and incredibly humbled to be apart of this as their photographer and graphic design pro. (Check out tour posters below!)