A few years ago, I was contacted by a woman named Lisa who needed a photographer to make a calendar. It was neither a calendar of cowboys or angels, but of horses. Well naturally, knowing nothing about horses, of course, I agreed to do it. That is how Lisa and RSR came into my life.
Lisa runs a therapy barn for children with disabilities called, Ready Set Ride in Plainfield, Illinois. The barn highly depends on volunteers, donations and fundraisers. The calendar is a great way to help with the financial side of things. Aside from managing the barn, Lisa also organizes a fantastic yearly fundraising event that includes a huge number of great items for auction.
Unfortunately, I was out of town and not available to photograph the event this year, however, my fantastic intern, Lina, and my friend, Tony Tsuetaki graciously volunteered to donate their time and passion for photography to document the event and all of the fun everyone had. (Also, because they are great human beings.)
I asked Lina to write a little something about that night since she was there. This is what she wrote…
The Cowboys Angels Auction is a great way to raise money to fund a wonderful organization that helps people with disabilities. People were so happy to see and take pictures with Elvis (the therapy horse) and Cricket (the miniature horse). You could tell the guests were not expecting the horses to be there, but you could see the happiness in everyone’s eyes when the horses met them in the entranceway.
After the horses left, we all went inside for the rest of the event. There were parents that came and shared how much this organization benefits their child and the joy it brings to them. It was really nice seeing a big group of people supporting such an amazing cause. Thank you to everyone who came out for this lovely evening. It was an honor to be a part of it.
(Veronica Adams Photography Intern and Spokesmodel)
CLICK HERE to view the images from that evening.
The gallery will be available until 12/1/2019. If you were not able to view or download your image(s) before than, you can contact RSR.
You may also download your favorite image(s) to post on your social media and help bring awareness to RSR.
To get more information about Ready Set Ride, visit their website by clicking “RSR” above or go to www.readysetride.org