Andrew Ryback Photography Ventures to the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival


Traverse City, Michigan – The Plaid Horse caught up with Andrew Ryback this week to find out more information about Andrew Ryback Photography’s (ARP) latest photography venture – the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF).

“GLEF is an amazing show,” said Ryback, when asked about his thoughts on the Midwest’s premier summer horse destination, “I was thrilled when GLEF management approached us with the opportunity to cover the entire series as the official photographer. My wife, Stacy, has shown here numerous times and can’t stop raving about it, so we jumped at the chance to bring our brand of photography to such a remarkable place!”

Earlier this year, ARP was named as the official photography company of the popular Traverse City horse show circuit. In addition to GLEF, ARP is also the official photographer at numerous other prestigious shows including the Vermont Summer Festival, the World Equestrian Center Winter circuit in Wilmington, OH, as well as all Showplace Productions horse shows throughout the country. 

“We’ve got an iconic trailer that we use as our mobile office. It’s been all over the country and when we were offered the job at GLEF, I decided that Argento needed a makeover – so we worked with Advance Design Studio of Gilberts, IL to redo the interior and make it even more user friendly for all the exhibitors to view and purchase their show photos!”

ARP utilizes a 1950 Spartan Royal Mansion travel trailer as one of their mobile offices for horse shows. Affectionately christened, “Argento” – this polished aluminum trailer is a classic piece of Americana that draws even non-horse show people inside just to have a look at the retro design.

“My team and I really work hard to get the best photos for the exhibitors. We like to move around the ring and always strive to get the best angles and backgrounds so that the horse show has great imagery and the exhibitors have a great memory. One of our most popular products is the Full Show USB – which is every photo taken of a particular horse for that week provided digitally on a USB drive. With the volume of photos available to exhibitors, we really like to make sure that we get the photo right in the camera, so that the product they take home with them is exceptional.”

ARP is covering all rings on all days during the 6 weeks of the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival. Their photo trailer is located near the horse barns on Vendor Row between FarmVet and Devoucoux. They are open for viewing and purchasing photos each day of the show during show hours. 

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