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Editor’s Picks from the 2021 Horse Illustrated Halloween Contest

Horse Illustrated’s 2021 Halloween Contest kicked off Halloween with readers sharing photos of creative horse-themed costumes and jack-o-lanterns. Check out our editor picks from all of our entries. We hope everyone had a safe and festive Halloween with their horses, friends, and family. In addition, check out our Halloween contest entries from 2020. We certainly have a creative group of readers. You can share which are your favorites in the comments below. And for additional Halloween content, see Further Reading options below.

2021 Halloween Contest Entries


Photo Courtesy Courtney S.

Most Festive

Photo Courtesy Dana S.

Most Authentic

Photo Courtesy Tom M.


Photo Courtesy Rebecca M.

Most Athletic

Photo Courtesy Jorg M.

Most Like a Photograph

Photo Courtesy Priscilla D.

Wildest Ride

Photo Courtesy Priscilla D.

Most Ornate

Photo Courtesy Perry V.

2021 Halloween Contest Winner

The randomized contest winner is Priscilla D., who won a 1-year subscription to Horse Illustrated.

Further Reading

◆ Your Horse Can Enjoy Healthy Horse Treats for the Holidays, in Moderation — Learn which types of treats are okay.
◆ Featured Video: Mini Horse Carves Pumpkin — Saber the Miniature Horse puts his pumpkin carving skills to work.
◆ Halloween Comes to the Horse World — If horses could dress up for Halloween, what costumes would they choose?
◆ Halloween on Horseback — One large public stable discovered how to combine Halloween fun with horses.
◆ Horses in Disguise — One writer shares her fave horsey Halloween costumes.
◆ Horse Costume Class Tips — Learn how to win the Halloween costume class at your next show.
◆ Featured Video: Horse vs. Zombies — This week, trainer Sarah and her attack horse Uther show us how to prepare for a zombie attack using clicker training techniques.
◆ Are You and Your Horse Ready for Halloween? — Learn how to have a happy, horsey Halloween.

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