Bologna June 25, 2021 – Looking for something special with ‘equestrian taste’? Here you are! Her Horse: A Celebration in Words and Pictures, is the latest book by Jim Dratfield, owner of Petography. It is scheduled to be released by G Editions on July 27, 2021 and looks like it will gain great success in the worldwide equestrian community.
A visually poetic coupling of words and pictures, Her Horse documents the range of experiences and relationships Dratfield has witnessed between humans and their beloved horses. The book features celebrities ranging from show jumping superstars Beezie Madden, Georgina Bloomberg and Jessica Springsteen to the likes of comedian Whitney Cummings and actresses Beth Behrs and Kaley Cuoco.
«Of my thirteen books, this one contains, perhaps, my most rewarding work», claims Dratfield. For the first time, Dratfield, an esteemed pet photographer whose typical subject is a single animal, turns his lens on two subjects. A woman or girl and her horse.
What results is an astonishing array of images that capture a universal synergy.
So many kind of women for the same passion
The diversity of women chronicled in the pages of Her Horse is unparalleled. From young to old, city dwellers to country women, and show jumping and dressage riders.
The nearly forty equestrians featured in the book share the close bond and relationship each has with her horse.
The photographs are accompanied by quotations from the women themselves, as well as from luminaries throughout history like Horace, Albert Einstein and Queen Elizabeth II, all of which perfectly express this distinctive affinity.
A Foreword by Georgina Bloomberg describes the subject from the perspective of a major horsewoman, while EQUUS Foundation president Lynn Coakley introduces the many entities that support these special bonds. All combine to offer a stylish and heartfelt collection.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the EQUUS Foundation.
Who is the Author
JIM DRATFIELD is the author/photographer of twelve previous books that elegantly and lovingly chronicle the lifestyle of cats, dogs, and horses, his most notable being the bestseller Pug Shots (Penguin) and The Quotable Equine (Random House). He operates from his company, Petography® studios in the Hudson Valley, New York and can be found among the vendors at many of the nation’s premier horse shows such as the Hampton Classic, Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows and FEI World Cup Finals. His clientele include: Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron, Billy Joel, Elton John, and Laura Dern.