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Sarah K. Andrew: 2008- A Year in Photos

December 31, 2008

Happy New Year to all of my friends. Thank you so much for all of your comments and ideas and for making 2008 such a huge success for me.

I’ll always remember 2008 as the year I lost my beloved first horse and best friend Alibar. My heart is broken and I’m still deep into the mourning process, but I have a lifetime of wonderful memories. He lived such a happy and full life that I cannot be too selfish about losing him. I was always prepared for the terrible day, but it did not make things any easier when it came.

2008 was also a HUGE year for me as a photographer. This was the year that I:

– won Best in Show for the Equine Ideal Photo Contest
– got a photo on a wine bottle label
– was published in The Ultimate Horse Lover and The Ultimate Cat Lover as a photographer and a writer
– had a photo on the cover of the Monmouth Park 2008 racing program
– had a photo on the cover of American Quarter Horse Journal
– had a photo in the 2008 Belmont Stakes racing program

… just to mention a few!

I also met some wonderful new photo clients and travelled to some amazing events, including the Breeders’ Cup in California.

Click on any photo for more info…

Alibar and me on New Year’s Day 2008

Happy 2008!

Riding Alibar at the new barn in Feb before he hurt his leg at the end of the month

Working Trot on a Sunny Day

Wizard in January

Bay is Beautiful

Bailey in Feb

No Solicitors, Please

Bryan the sink cat


JR plays in the mud

Mud Skipper

Alibar on Groundhog Day 2008

Six More Weeks!

Alibar after the hock injury

Fat Hock

Why the long face?

Alibar on St Patrick’s Day

Alibhai's O'Alibar

Visionaire heads into the fog on his way to winning the Gotham in March 2008

Into the Fog... Visionaire and Lezcano

JR being gorgeous again

Do You Dream in Gold?

Jonathan Andrew performing in Hoboken NJ

Jonathan Andrew at The Goldhawk in Hoboken, NJ

Rocket- Wheee!

Now I know why his name is ROCKET!!!

Alibar’s 29th birthday in March 2008

Happy 29th Birthday, Alibar!!!

The famous fluffy barn cat

Beware of the Fluffy Barn Cat!

Moose, aka Celtic Charisma

Celtic Charisma (a.k.a Moose)

Tale of Ekati wins the Wood Memorial in April 2008

Take of Ekati wins the G1 Wood Memorial

My favorite remote shot of the year

Lucky Island- Remote

Perusal the Horse and Evil the Cat. Belmont Park

Perusal the Horse and Evil the Cat

OH Justin Time, a silver grullo overo Paint stallion

Silver Grullo Overo Paint Stallion

Alibar gets a spa treatment

Spa Treatment

Garden State Barrel Racing

Turn and Burn!

My friend Jenn and her horse Argo canter at sunset

A Canter at Sunset

Tiffany Foster and Robin Hood at Jersey Fresh in May 2008

Tiffany Foster and Robin Hood

Dressage at Jersey Fresh


Magik at Valley View Ranch in Georgia




John the Mule

John the Mule

Jake, Chip, Kat

Jake, Chip, Kat

Kel and friends

The Inspection

Cher and Tuxedo

Cher and Tuxedo

Big Brown’s feet in June 2008

Big Brown's Feet- the most famous hooves in racing

Casino Drive and the Anna House kids

Casino Drive and the Anna House Kids

I love a spoiler!

Da'Tara is Da'Spoiler!!!

Third Barrel

Third Barrel

Atlas, a playful Percheron

Atlas the Playful Percheron

Kim Deal, the Queen of Cool

Kim Deal- The Queen of Cool

Rainy Saratoga morning in July 2008

Can Hardly Wait

Sarah and Patrick

Puppy Love

The Runaway

The Runaway

You’ll get ’em next time, filly

You'll Get 'Em Next Time

Ginger Punch and Rafael Bejarano win the Go For Wand Stakes 2 years in a row

Ginger Punch wins her second consecutive G1 Go For Wand at Saratoga

Half a Furlong Away

Half a Furlong Away

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale in August 2008

Chifney Bit

Dancing Forever

A Fiery Chestnut

Big Brown chases his shadow

Big Brown chases his shadow

Royal, a 31 year old Thoroughbred

Royal, a 31 year old Thoroughbred

Horse and Rider at Dawn

Horse and Rider at Dawn

King of the Wind

King of the Wind

Alibar in August 2008

Getting Better!

September Spa Treatment

Last Spa Treatment

Horse Haven


Alibhai’s Alibar 3/28/1979 – 9/10/2008

3/28/1979 - 9/10/2008

Alone at the Wire

Alone at the Wire

Charging into Battle

Charging into Battle

Wizard, my equine therapist

Wizard- my Equine Therapist

Gettysburg, PA in October 2008

Gettysburg, PA

Jonathan Andrew at Gettysburg

Live at Gettysburg! One Night Only!


Welcome to New Jersey, Gracie


The Fairy Princess Pony Leaps Through the Enchanted Forest...

Flying Mane

Flying Mane


Go, Cutsie, Go!

Steeplechasing in Far Hills NJ in October 2008

Steeplechasing at Far Hills, NJ

Breeders’ Cup 2008

It's the Most Wonderful Time... Of the Year...

Curlin in sunny CA


I love CA

Post Breeders' Cup Blues


Horse of the Year?

Sunrise at Santa Anita

Sunrise at Santa Anita

Jonathan Andrew rocking with Joshua Van Ness and friends

Jonathan Andrew rocking with Joshua Van Ness and Friends

Hickory Ridge Farm, NJ

My Captain


Homeward Maryland in November 2008

Welcome, Mary!

Larry Jones and Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned and Larry Jones

Horse eyeball: a deconstructive study

Deconstructive Study of a Horse Eyeball

Rusty the Spaniel


Santa Baby

Santa Baby/Tack Store Lady (as sung by Wizard the Horse)

'Tis the Season

Christmas with Slade

Christmas with Slade

In memory of Wanderin Boy


In memory of Shakis

Shakis before the Manhattan

In memory of Rebel


In memory of Frodo Baggins

Laine Ashker and Frodo Baggins

In memory of The Quiet Man

Sarah Hansel and The Quiet Man

In memory of Tigger Too

Tigger Too and Lauren Kieffer

In memory of beautiful little Gisele

Gisele shows off her long legs!

In memory of Theodore O’Connor, the mightiest pony of them all

In Memory of Theodore O'Connor (1995-2008)

In memory of Herschel the Wonder Cat

Dee and Herschel the Wonder Cat

And in memory of my first horse, the gamest and most generous horse of all, Alibhai’s Alibar

August 1989

11 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2009 2:28 pm

    great stuff, as always!

    looking forward to 2009 in images!

  2. January 1, 2009 6:36 pm

    You have an undeniable talent, there are simply too many “one in a million” shots in this collection to be a matter of luck or numbers. Beautiful.

  3. oregonsunshine permalink
    January 1, 2009 8:46 pm

    It is my hope that 2009 contains less emotional upheaval for you.

    As always, I love your pics! That first pic of JR is so great! He looks pissy! lol

  4. January 3, 2009 11:01 am

    Really fantastic pictures! I’m definitely looking forward to your 2009 adventures.

  5. lizgoldsmith permalink
    January 5, 2009 1:33 pm

    What a treat to see so many of your photos in one place. I’ve linked to some of your pictures before on my blog (Equine INK) and have always enjoyed your work!

  6. larry benavidez permalink
    July 17, 2009 4:16 pm

    I have never seen the picture of myself and Dearest Trickski schooling at Santa Anita prior to the Breeders Cup until right now. That is pretty cool. Great shot.

    Larry B


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