Horse Show Association Selects
Photography Intern for IHSA National Championships
CT—March 9, 2012—The
Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) is pleased to announce that Jessi
Thorne, of Roselle, IL, a freshman marketing major who rides for the hunter seat
team of Miami University (Ohio) in IHSA Zone 6 Region 2, has been selected for
the 2012 Candid Photography Internship at the IHSA National Championships, May
3-6, at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, NC.
committee was unanimous in selecting her,” said Kelly Francfort, chair of the
IHSA Public Relations Committee and IHSA coach at Rutgers University (NJ).
“Her resume of photography experience was impressive. The pictures that
she submitted spoke to the committee and truly captured the sentiment of the
has been photographing horse shows, weddings, and families for five years,
serving in an official capacity at smaller horse trials and working alongside
professionals at larger, rated hunter/jumper shows at
. She is shooting for James Leslie Parker and The Book this summer on the
East Coast circuit.
work, with weddings and shows especially, has given me experience capturing
candid moments that only happen once,” said Thorne. At
, she works with university photographers covering events from sports to famous
speakers, and with its marketing department, providing images for advertising
would love to go to Nationals with my team and this is the perfect opportunity.
This experience combines my interests in photography and horses, and would help
me figure out if this is what I want to do as my career. It’s an excellent
opportunity to work for a respected organization and can only help further my
learning as a photographer.”
will work with the IHSA Public Relations Committee and its media liaison, L.A.
Pomeroy, to capture candid and memorable moments surrounding the 39th
edition of the IHSA National Championships, May 3-6, at the Hunt Horse Complex
on the NC Fairgrounds in
, to share with IHSA at Facebook and www.ihsainc.com.
IHSA mission is to promote competition for riders of all skill levels, who
compete individually and as teams at regional and national levels. IHSA is
based on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in
horse shows regardless of his or her financial status or riding level.
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