Model Call 2018

I’m looking for new models for 2018!

These sessions will be horse and rider sessions with the potential for black background images. As a 2018 model, you will receive a free session as well as 5 fully edited high resolution images of the photographers choice.

After the session, you will have access to a gallery of images to view where additional photos and prints will be available to purchase at a discounted price if you choose to do so.

Special consideration for multiple models at one location! So share with your friends!

What I'm Looking For

I’m looking for horse and riders of all breeds and disciplines. I’m looking for people who actively compete in English or Western disciplines.

Show me your show clothes! I’m looking for blingy western outfits and nice fitting English outfits.

Don’t show? I’m also looking to do a stylized shoot with a long flowy dress and a horse that doesn’t mind being ridden bareback. Get out those long gorgeous skirts and send me some pictures! Have an old prom dress or wedding dress? Want to buy a new skirt/dress for a session? Send me your information!

If you are selected for a model session, be prepared to have your horse in show condition. This means a sleek coat, no mud and a clean coat (can band or braid the mane). Human models should have their hair neat, clean clothes, and makeup.

I am looking for local models whose horses are boarded within 30 miles of the Rockford area. If you are located outside of the area you may still apply but note that travel fees will be additional.

Selected models will be required to sign a model contract/release form.

How to Apply

Email hello@shannonreid.me with the subject line: [Your Name] - 2018 Model Call

Include the following filled out questionnaire in your email:

  • Name:
  • Age:
  • Horse(s) name(s)/age(s):
  • Horse’s location: (Farm Name + Address)
  • Horse’s breed:
  • Riding discipline:
  • Riding experience:
  • Are you comfortable riding bareback?
  • Trainer (if applicable):
  • Show circuit (if applicable):
  • Do you have show clothes? Specify (English/Western/Both):
  • Your facebook and/or instagram (if available):
  • Anything else I should know:


Attach some images of your horse to the email (please include yourself in the photos) . If you believe your farm is particularly picturesque, include a location shot. If you have more than one horse, include a set for each one. (Phone photos are fine.)

Image ideas:

  • Head Shot
  • Full Body Shot
  • Location Shot
  • Showing
  • Show clothes/dress

I will only be selecting a limited number of models, but if you take the time to apply and pass this along to your friends you will receive a discount to use towards a future session and image purchase.