Shoot the Great American Horse Drive
By special invitation, EPNet members will once again have special access to follow and shoot this year's Great American Horse Drive. Expect three days of unique photo opportunities as a herd of hundreds of horses is driven 50 miles to their home range at the Sombrero Ranch. This is believed to be the largest horse drive in the USA, and the photo opportunities are both endless and spectacular.
Thursday, May 2 - Check in
Check in between 7:00 - 8:00 PM at the Hampton Inn Meeting Room for your information packet and schedule of events. Stay to enjoy the photos from the Photo Workshop in the Hampton Inn Meeting Room.
Friday, May 3 - Pre-drive Outback Shoot at Sombrero Ranch
8:00 AM - Morning at Sombrero Ranch for a special wild horse presentation by Mustang trainer Steve Mantle.
Photographers are invited to ride horseback or in trucks into the outback to photograph the wranglers and the guest riders as well as wildlife that is abundant in this vast unspoiled area of the ranch. A special steak fry lunch with the drive guests and wranglers in the outback will be followed by an orientation session to discuss and plan how we will be shooting the drive.
Saturday, May 4 - Horse Drive Shoot, Day 1
Transportation will be provided for all photographers as we start following the drive early Saturday morning. We will arrive in Browns Park as the horses are rounded up and brought into the corrals in preparation for the drive. The first day's drive will cover about twenty five miles and we will have numerous stops along the way where we will be able to set up and shoot as the herd comes by us. Lunch will be provided.
Sunday, May 5 - Horse Drive Shoot, Day 2
The second day of the drive will have many more photo ops as the herd is driven the last twenty five miles through the village of Maybell and then home to the Sombrero Ranch. Transportation provided. Lunch and dinner provided.
Due to the nature of this event, availability of model releases will be limited.
The Horse Drive is $1595.
View further information on attending the Photography Workshop.
Transportation and lodging information is listed on the Workshop page.
Submit your REGISTRATION FORM online. Space is limited, this workshop fills quickly. Advance deposits are encouraged to reserve your spot. Registration and payment in full must be received by April 1, 2019.
What to Bring:
• Camera and film or digital media
• Additional batteries and memory cards (we will have no access to power for 10 - 12 hours)
• Rain Gear and appropriate footwear for rugged terrain, be prepared for extremes of weather - snow is possible!
• Canned Air: Yes, there is a lot of dust to contend with during this event!
What do past participants say?
"We are now home in Australia after experiencing an event of a lifetime. Thank you so much for making us both so welcome and for allowing us to experience something so incredible as being amongst a herd of over 500 horses, and having the privilege to photograph it. Walking amongst that huge number of horses was just the best. We'll never forget how wonderful the event was and it was the highlight of our trip to the USA." Anita & Gordon Norris, Australia