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About Sarah K. Andrew

My website: www.rockandracehorses.com
My Flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockandracehorses

Welcome! This blog is a chronicle of my life after losing my beloved first horse, Alibhai’s Alibar in September 2008. A long and beautiful chapter of my life has ended and now it is time to use the lessons that he taught me and share his story. You will learn about my photography, my adventures on horseback, and my time spent at the racetrack.

I grew up in New Jersey and have been riding, photographing, and studying horses since childhood. I competed in show jumping and dressage with Alibar for almost two decades. Alibar lived a wonderful life and passed away in 2008 at the age of 29 due to lymphosarcoma.

My photography reflects my deep understanding of the equine spirit as well as an appreciation for the timeless bond between horse and rider. Browse my Flickr photostream or my website and you’ll see my distinct, creative style in everything from exhilarating sport photography to tender candid moments.

As a horse racing photographer, I honed my skills on the staff of the Thoroughbred Daily News, worked as an assistant to the official track photographer for Monmouth Park, Philadelphia Park, and The Meadowlands, and was mentored by some of the top horse racing photographers in New York. When not riding or shooting at farms and the racetrack, you can find me in the front row photographing local and national musical performers—or my husband Jonathan‘s latest band.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or inquiries. I’d love to hear from you.

Recently, my photos have been featured:

– In The Ultimate Horse Lover and The Ultimate Cat Lover, the newest collection from the publisher and authors who brought you the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. I’m the lead photographer and contributing writer for The Ultimate Horse Lover and a contributing photographer for The Ultimate Cat Lover.
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– In the New York Times
– On the label of Kendall Jackson wine
– In USA Today
– On the cover of AQHA Journal
– On the cover of Monmouth Park’s 2008 racing program
– In advertisements for Prudential Financial
– On the cover of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred
– In the 2008 Belmont Stakes program
– On display at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO in the All Things Horses Exhibition
– In Reins Magazine
– On www.TheHorse.com
– In the Daily Racing Form
– In The Florida Horse
– In the Thoroughbred Daily News
– In American Turf Monthly
– Best in Show winner of the 2008 Equine Photographers Network Equine Ideal Photography Contest
– Winner of the 2007 Final Turn Photo Contest
– In the 2008 Final Turn Horse Racing Calendar
– In Impulsion: Magazine of the British Equestrian Federation
– In Equine Wellness Magazine
– On the album art and websites of local bands including: Echofission, Particle Zoo, Hey Tiger, Jigmakers, and Souls’ Release.
– Top 10 finalist in the Equine Photographers Network 2007 Equine Ideal Photography Contest
– Advertisements in The Chronicle of the Horse
– Advertisements in Hunter and Sport Horse
– In Upstage Magazine
– In Fran Jurga’s Hoofblog
– In videos distributed by Atlantic Pictures
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s website and ads
www.nationalgeographic.com
www.espn.com
www.thefloridahorse.com
www.paulickreport.com
www.yahoosports.com
www.msnbc.com
www.thoroughbredtimes.com
www.aol.com
www.bloodhorse.com
www.nyra.com
www.monmouthpark.com
www.greenbutgame.org
www.hilltopfarminc.com
www.arundel-online.com
www.surefireeventing.com
Leaky Creek Farm’s website

Not in the mood

Unless credited otherwise, all photos and content are the property of Sarah K. Andrew and not to be reproduced anywhere without first obtaining express permission to do so.

31 Comments leave one →
  1. nthonaker permalink
    October 10, 2008 9:11 pm

    Very beautiful photography. You’ve found a fan in Kentucky.

    nthonaker.wordpress.com

  2. December 11, 2008 1:38 am

    Thank you very much!

  3. Jim McKenna permalink
    March 8, 2009 9:09 pm

    Sarah-

    Thanks for sharing Pack’s quote and link on your site.

    -Jim McKenna

  4. Patti Kantor permalink
    May 28, 2009 7:13 am

    Dear Sarah – I saw your photo of Alibar eating an apple on Google images (it looks more like he was just sniffing it – possibly explaining why we cannot get our horse to hold still long enough to get a good shot since he wants to eat it right away.) Am starting a small business in Nebraska targeting 4-H’ers who show horses and would like to talk to you further about possibly using this image since we plan to use the words “horse apples” in our business title. Your image would help make us a class act – not silly or childish. Please contact me if you are interested in chatting further. Thanks!

    Patti Kantor
    e-mail: pkantor@radiks.net
    home: 402-253-8283
    cell: 402-949-0047

  5. lizgoldsmith permalink
    July 9, 2009 8:17 pm

    Sarah, please stop by Equine Ink — I have an award for you!

    Liz

  6. August 19, 2009 5:56 pm

    Hi Sarah-

    I’d love to get permission from you to use a photo you took of Craig Thompson (3-Day Eventer) for my blog, Three Days Three Ways. I’d also love to swap links. Let me know what you think!

    Best,

    Courtney

  7. August 19, 2009 6:01 pm

    Hi Courtney,

    Thanks for contacting me. You may post the photo on your blog with a credit line. I’ll add you to the blogroll :^)

    Best Wishes,
    Sarah

  8. December 9, 2009 2:46 pm

    Sarah,

    I have admired your photos for some time — I always seem to notice them on the Green But Game blog — and just came on your blog today and looked around. Nice job.

    Rgds.,

    Sid Fernando

  9. Jen permalink
    April 29, 2010 6:44 pm

    Hi I read your article on Wizard I got a free horse a few yrs ago and her grandfather is Damascus I wonder if she and Wizard are related? my horse used to race at Monmouth Park,NJ her name is Zingadoon I was wondering if you had any pics of her they are hard to look up on the web and seeing that she just turned 21 yrs. in January. Thanks

    • April 29, 2010 6:57 pm

      Hi Jen,

      It sounds like your mare is a distant “cousin” and shares a common ancestor with Wizard. Unfortunately, I have not been shooting long enough to have pictures of your mare, but if you contact the track photographer, you might be able to order a win photo if she won any races.

      Best,
      Sarah

  10. Karin Belgrave permalink
    June 18, 2010 11:22 am

    Just checked out your blog (thank you for saying hello after I introduced myself on EPNet!) Your story is compelling and your photos are beautiful! I would love to get together to talk or shoot some time. Keep up the great work and the interesting stories:)

    • June 18, 2010 8:21 pm

      Welcome and thank you so much for stopping by, Karin! I’d love to meet up sometime. Keep in touch :^)

  11. August 18, 2010 1:24 pm

    Sarah – while enjoying your Camelot pix (even though they do make me sad) I noticed your LiveFeed widget. Can you email me at chgapfblog@gmail.com and tell me how you got it in there? I went to their site, downloaded the file, but when it came time to add a plug-in, I realized I had no plug-in button. I ran a search on the help forums and someone replied that you could not use plug ins on wordpress.com blogs. But, clearly, yours is a wordpress.com blog.

    Thanks in advance for any help you could lend.
    CHG

  12. September 13, 2010 8:31 am

    I have three blogs. One is personal, one is music and one is about horses. If you could help me to promote the horse and music blogs, it would be a wonderful help and I would be deeply appreciative. I think that you might like the music blog as I have given myself the task of coming up with a different band or singer every day, and I have to like them. No cheating and having just anyone.

  13. October 3, 2010 1:16 am

    I think I’ve found you before, and see your photos on FB via Filly Tracks and another rescue, but just rediscovered your blog and the post about Alibar’s last day.

    I’d like to think I have my own Alibar–his name, oddly enough, is Calabar–and he has taught me so much in the last three years I can barely believe it.

    Good luck with the trailering! If Wizard is anything like ‘Bar, he’ll figure out soon enough it means fun adventures and load like a charm.

  14. Anthea Larke permalink
    April 14, 2011 2:10 pm

    Sarah I am very impressed with the co-operative nature of the horse rescues and the owners of the auction. It is great to see pictures and to have the opportunity to buy after the auction. We don’t have anything like that in Canada, I think we could learn from what you do.

  15. October 31, 2011 12:31 am

    Hi Sarah:

    I bought a horse from Camelot and saved the two photographs that you took of her that appeared on the CHW site. I am now writing a blog on Forbes.com on the experience and would like permission to use one or both photographs (one is a head shot and the other is a body shot). Is that OK with you? I’ll give you a credit line.
    Vickery Eckhoff

  16. October 31, 2011 12:32 am

    Sarah, can you notify me if you are willing to give me permission?

    Thank you!

  17. Viglet permalink
    November 23, 2011 5:25 pm

    Hi Sarah:

    Vickery here, again. I’d like to ask you a few questions about CHW for my blog post on Forbes.com. Just want to be sure I get my details right. Would you be available to chat a little? My phone number is 917-439-8748 and my email is veckhoff@rcn.com

    Thanks!

  18. Elaine Kelly permalink
    January 7, 2012 6:42 pm

    I think it was very nice of you to go out of your way to photograph the Benray mares. They look so much nicer in your pictures.

  19. Diana Vincent permalink
    March 4, 2013 3:30 pm

    Hello Sarah, I a writing to request the use of one of your photos for a painting reference. It is of a brown horse in partial silhouette. I admire your work very much, quite beautiful.

    • March 12, 2013 11:39 pm

      Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, I no longer allow my photos to be used for painting references. I wish you the best of luck with your artwork!- Sarah

  20. Delrene permalink
    May 2, 2013 12:51 am

    I have your 2013 Horse Calendar. It is so beautiful and the stories about the horses very interesting. You were mentioned in the Horse and Man blog. I hope you have one for 2014 too! Thank you for all that you do for these beautiful animals.

  21. arthur goldstein permalink
    November 25, 2014 12:37 pm

    Will there be nothing more about Wizard’s feet?

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