The National Equestrian Center (“NEC”) invites you to be considered for the role of OFFICIAL PHOTGRAPHER at NEC’s Signature Series 2023 Dressage Schooling Shows & Championship. NEC is requesting proposals from photographers interested in providing their services for the following NEC Schooling Show currently scheduled for the dates below:
- February 25-26
- April 29-30
- June 17-18
- September 2-3 (Championship and Open Show)
In 2023, NEC launched its fifth annual Dressage Schooling Show Series for both Classical and Western Dressage, a Signature Series of events dedicated to supporting personal accomplishments for learning riders and their horses; encouraging the preparedness of riders and horses working toward participation in rated (nationally ranking) competition; showcasing the talents of schooling show riders in St. Louis and the surrounding areas; and to providing an environment of camaraderie and sportsmanship among competitors at all levels. Each year, this show series culminates in a qualified Championship that offers elevated competition, sponsorship support and exceptional awards and prizes.
NEC’s Dressage Schooling Show Series has steadily increased in attendance since its inception in 2019. While average entries ranged between 15-35 per show the first year, last year’s average number of entries climbed to 50-75 per show. In fact, NEC’s scheduled January 2023 event has recorded 70 show entries, making for an average show day spanning 11.5 hours in length. This strong start promises a record-earning year with even greater support, greater participation and the greatest year yet for incredible memories. With your help, we look to capture the most enjoyable, treasurable of these moments and to share them with our riders and participants well past show day itself.
For full proposal details, please launch the document “RFP – Photographers” associated with this RFP event.
- Proposal submissions due by February 12, 2023.
- Selected proposals will be notified by February 15, 2023.