So I got my first cover. While I was home in Australia my mum hosted a cutting horse charity cutting to raise money for the McGrath Foundation. The McGrath Foundation raises money and awareness for training and placing breasrt cancer nurses. The event was called the Pink Cutting and was an all women's competition. 36 women competed and everyone got involved in the spirit of the event.By the end of the weekend they had raised over $10,000 dollars through sponsors, donations and a cocktail party and charity auction.
I donated my services to shoot photos of the event and landed this cover shot of Performance Horse Magazine. Not a bad reward. It isn't a skiing or climbing magazine, but it's a cover none the less.
If you are wondering what the sport of cutting is all about, check out the video inside.