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Spotlight: Hickory Ridge Farm

November 11, 2008

Drinker of the Wind

On November 1, I did a portrait session at Hickory Ridge Farm, a friendly and well-run farm in Allentown, New Jersey. The first impression that I had when I arrived at the farm was how much I liked the atmosphere; friendly people and happy horses. The barn is large but not crowded- there are lots of places on the property to ride, as well as thousands of acres of trails in nearby Assunpink Wildlife Preserve.

It was my biggest photo session to date. I started with Lakota and Shiloh, an Appaloosa gelding and Quarter Horse mare. Both were deeply bonded with their owner and had wonderful personalities. Plus, I have a big soft spot for Appaloosas ;^)

Autumn Portrait

Next were Buck and Tuck, the Golden Boys…

Buck and Tucker

The next horses were the handsome Arabians Cairo and Captain. I have not had the chance to photograph too many Arabians so it was a lot of fun to work with these guys.





There was such a great variety of horses, from spritely youngsters to beautiful horses in their 20s; disciplines ranging from trails to dressage to western pleasure.




Hickory Ridge Farm

Hickory Ridge Farm



Alley Kat

I Prefer Pre-Sliced Carrot Sticks

And Schnauzers!

Danielle and Gabrielle

Click here or go to my website to view the rest of the photos.

Enjoying One Last Bit of Daylight Savings

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 11, 2008 6:07 pm

    Hey Sarah! Thanks for this “report” on your photo shoot. As you may remember, I’ll be moving for my job in north/central NJ. I most likely will have to live in the Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton area in order to be close to an affordable place for my two OTTB’s. So I read this with great interest and will give them a call. Sounds like a cool place and good for my two boys.

    Thanks and lovely shots as always!

  2. November 11, 2008 9:21 pm

    Lovely pictures as always! I like the blood bay Arab, that’s the very picture of “goofy psycho Arab” to me!

  3. November 13, 2008 12:48 am

    Beautiful pictures! It makes me want to grab my camera and run to the barn.

  4. September 9, 2009 5:58 pm

    Love the “Carrot Pop” shot! Nice photos.

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