Kathy Wilson of Honey Brook Pa. took this photo of her grandson Waylon in one of his first barrel race contests.
She took the photo with her cell phone.
"Waylon is 9 years old," said Wilson."He's been riding most of his life, but he just started barrel racing this summer. He just got this pony, Einstein, this year. Einstein is an old pony. He has taught a lot of kids.
Wilson said Waylon competes in barrel racing about one a month at a local club that teaches kids about the sport.
"Waylon does real good at it," said Wilson.
The clarity of the photo and the wonderful expression on Waylon's face as well as the pony made this the winner.
The Horse received may wonderful Action shots, and any one of the first dozen or so Honorary Mention photos could easily have been winners.