Susan Carter foxhunting on Winnie

©Dana Lee Thompson



Susan has owned horses and dogs most of her life, so when she began taking photographs professionally, specializing in animals was the natural fit. She derives great pleasure in capturing the beauty of the equine form in all its varieties, from a majestic draft stallion, to a Thoroughbred race horse, to a small pony. She is grateful for the photographs that she has of pets that are gone and regretful of those who passed without photographic record. Providing those cherished memories to other pet lovers is a huge joy. She is extremely proud to donate photographs to Fauquier SPCA and Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation as well as to participate in TRF Montpelier’s Art at the Barn fundraiser and silent auctions benefiting animal rescue.





Susan Carter photographing a Thoroughbred foal

©Richard Clay

Susan is an award winning and internationally published photographer. Her work has received recognition at the Equine Ideal Photography Contest, Vienna Arts Society Photography Contest, Virginia Highlands Festival, Art Show at the Dog Show, Artspace National Juried Photography and Printmaking Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art Artful Photography, Piedmont Regional Art Show, Better Photo and Digital Image Cafe. It has been published in local newspapers, Steeplechase Times, The Washington Post, Irish Times, Dressage Today, Covertside, the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association Stallion Directory, Saluki Sightings, the National Steeplechase Assoc Annual Review, Stride, Virginia Horse Journal, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, Yankee Horseman’s Pedlar and The Chronicle of the Horse. She is the official photographer for Montpelier Hunt Races and Warrenton Horse Show. Her work is represented by Artists in Middleburg Gallery in Middleburg, Va, the Art Center of Orange in Orange, Va and Madison Arts Exchange in Madison, Va.