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
8:30 - 9:00 AM, Hampton Inn meeting room: Check in of Horse Drive photographers.
10 AM - 2 PM Sombrero Ranch Outback Steak Fry: explore the back country either by horseback or by truck and enjoy a steak fry lunch with the wranglers. Transportation will be provided.
TIME TBA: Orientation session for the horse drive, required attendance for all first time photographers. How the drive works, safety concerns, what to expect, etc.
7:30 PM, Hampton Inn meeting room: Photo Slide Show from the Workshop
Friday, May 3 - Sombrero Ranch
8:00 AM - Sombrero Ranch: Special Mustang presentation by Steve and Nick Mantle at the Sombrero Ranch, all workshop and horse drive attendees are welcome to attend this.
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.
Schedule is tentative and subject to change.
The Horse Drive is $1795. Save by registering for both events. You may register for both the Workshop and Drive for $3195. View further information on attending the Photography Workshop.
Transportation and lodging information is listed on the Workshop page.
Submit your REGISTRATION FORM and pay your deposit online to reserve your spot. Space is limited, this workshop fills quickly. Advance deposits are encouraged. 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