At the end of 2016, one of MalGib Photographers, Leandra Mallinson won the 'Peoples Choice ' award for the stunning image, 'That Special Bond'. The story behind 'That Special Bond' shows the interaction and the bond between two completely different species, Petra, a Friesian horse and Joe, an American Bull Mastiff. Both Petra and Joe are rescue animals. Petra had been written off as un-rideable by a vet and Joe had lived in 6 homes before finally being rescued as an 18 month old... With the correct care, Petra was gently brought into work and now has a very fulfilling 'Classical Dressage' lifestyle with her owner/trainer, Judith Horridge. Judith also rescued, Joe, who is head boy at the stables and has the most amazing free life, with unlimited access to the stables and its accompanying land. The image speaks for itself.
Very Highly Commended Awards from the 2016 Annual Exhibition
The following images were judged as 'Very Highly Commended' Images from the 2016 Annual Exhibition