The leaves are changing colors and the backstretch of the Saratoga Race Course is empty, but that doesn’t mean all the majestic beauty horse racing brings to the area is gone until next summer. A well-known equestrian photographer is giving animal advocates and art lovers an up close and personal look of her work.
Tracey Buyce is hosting an interactive horse art show in a few weeks with a different approach in mind. Who you usually see within her photographs, and who she sees in front of the camera lens will be the ‘mane’ attraction. Thoroughbreds, Appaloosas, and American Quarter horses will stand beside the pieces they appear in. Buyce, herself, will also be there.
“It is my passion to create images that capture not only the beauty of a horse,” Tracey says, “but also the emotional bond and friendship between an equestrian and a horse.”
Buyce lives in Ballston Spa, New York on a horse farm with her three rescue dogs, Banjo, a hound mix, Sydney, a Cardigan Corgi and Bobbi Joe, a Pembroke corgi. Get this; she also has her very own Palomino American Quarter Horse named Henri. Henri is named after a famous photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson.
“Waking up and being able to walk a short distance to give Henri a hug each day always puts a smile on my face,” Tracey says. “I will tell you, from the moment I saw Henri, I knew I found my heart horse. Henri taught me to be strong and vulnerable. He’s pushed me past my comfort zone and has taught me patience. Henri melts my heart with his soft knicker. It really is the simple things in life that make me happy, and that’s Henri! Not a lot of people get the luxury of learning about themselves with the help of an animal.”
Buyce’s admiration for horses doesn’t stop there. A portion of the proceeds from the interactive exhibit will go to the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. The program houses rescued horses as they wait to meet their forever families. Tracey has been volunteering for New Vocations for 3 years. She takes photos of the horses to aid in the adoption process.
The show is scheduled for Thursday, October 10th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Trilogy Equestrian Center, located at 161 White Road, Ballston Spa, N.Y. Space is limited so if you would like to attend, you can reserve your spot at this link.
Article provided by Baker Public Relations, Inc.