Well, after much deliberation, I've decided on my winners. Everyone had such brilliant entries, it is fantastic to see how much horses mean in all of our lives. Choosing the winners in this competition was harder than I thought, as there were quite a few standout submissions. The placings are as follows, however because of how difficult a decision this was, I have also slipped a couple of extra prizes in to those who I was really struggling between on decisions!
1st Place (Head study pastel portrait): Faye and Stan. I couldn't go past your entry, Faye you made me tear up reading about Stan and how much he meant to you. A worthy winner! I will send you an inbox shortly regarding your prize - congratulations :)
2nd Place (AU$70 Horse & Hound Artistry gift voucher): Jessicapworkman and Ayla. I will inbox you details of your prize shortly. Congratulations :)
3rd Place (AU$40 Horse & Hound Artistry gift voucher): HowClever and Trojan. I will inbox you details of your prize shortly. Well done :)
And the 'runner ups' - I had such a hard time choosing between everyone, and the following two entries really caught my attention, so congratulations to:
-Bandy and Taj
-Wild_Spot and Wildey
I will inbox you both with your prize details :)
Well done everyone, it was a difficult contest to judge!