February 25, 2009 -- Five lucky horse owners have been selected out of 328 entries as the winners of the Horses & Dogs: My Best Friends Photo Contest. The contest, hosted by EquiSearch.com, a Web site of Source Interlink Media's Equine Network, was sponsored by SmartPak Canine, a leading dog food and supplies company, and Nutramax Laboratories, Inc., maker of Cosequin?.
The contest awarded a SmartPak gift certificate to the grand-prize winner, a Cosequin gift bag to the second-place winner and HorseBooksEtc.com books to the third-, fourth- and fifth-place winners. To view the winners and other entries, go to http://bestfriends.equisearch.equine.com.
Sandy Scoville of Webster, N.Y., won the grand prize. Scoville's miniature horse, Lola, has a great friend in Tana, a Golden Retriever. The two of them have traveled to many places together including benefits for animal adoption centers.
"I am delighted to win and most likely will buy Lola something for her hair and nails," Scoville said.
Vicki Hainey of Hannibal, N.Y., won second place. Hainey's dog, Jessie, is such good friends with her horse, Suade, that whenever Suade's stall is open Jessie jumps in and licks him.
Kim Stambaugh of Ostrander, Ohio, received a HorseBooksEtc.com basket of books for her third-place photograph of her horse, River, and dog, Toby. Cherie Lonas of Rapid City, S.D., received the book Dogs for fourth place, and Janet Denton from Auxvasse, Mo., won the book Speaking for Spot for fifth place.
Visit EquiSearch.com to enter other sweepstakes for your chance to win a half-day with clinician Clinton Anderson, VIP-GOLD tickets to a 2009 Parelli Celebration, a week with dressage Olympian Lendon Gray and more!