Terri Miller Wins Offield Farms Shoot to Win Photo Contest

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HARBOR SPRINGS, Michigan, Nov. 25–Terri Miller was selected as the winner of the third Offield Farms Shoot to Win Photo Contest held at the 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup Dressage Finals in Las Vegas.

Miller’s winning photo, titled “Dressage Dream”, of Elizabeth Ball on Iris Eckstein’s Orion, was selected from dozens of photos submitted. The panel of judges was charged with the task of identifying an image that best captured the excitement of dressage and Miller’s photo was determined to best meet the criteria of the contest.

“Our third photo contest was difficult to judge,” said Karin Reid Offield, who created and has sponsored the World Cup Dressage Finals Shoot to Win Photo Contest for the past three World Cup Finals held in the United States. “It was important that the winning photo showcase the excitement and energy of our sport. I had hoped that I would find a photograph that captured the audience’s moment of excitement during Steffen’s wonderful rides, as the creative banners and American flags showed the spectators’ enthusiasm. However, when I saw Terri’s photo I thought, ‘Wow, now there is a shot!'”

Terri Miller, of Lake San Marcos, California, said, ” I am thrilled to have won the Offield Farms World Cup photo contest, especially with this particular photo.” ‘Dressage Dream’ was taken during the pas de deux competition held during the World Cup Finals. Ball and Orion were paired with Olympic medalist Guenter Seidel on Marie Meyer’s Fandango. The duo rode a costumed Phantom of the Opera piece that brought the house down.

For her efforts Miller received $500 (€330) along with a matching $500 donation to the equine charity of her choosing, the Monterey Horse Park in California.

This is Miller’s second Shoot to Win victory; she claimed the inaugural prize in 2005.