Ontario-based fine art photographer Dorothy Chiotti won a WINNIE Award for Best Equestrian Photo Journal from EQUUS Film Festival 2018 for her work, Unsung Heroines of the Horse Industry.Inspired by her debut photography exhibit, Barn Mavens, Chiotti created the photo journal film to celebrate the skilled and empathic women who work behind the scenes to keep the equestrian world humming.“Having been involved with horses for most of my life, this topic is near and dear to my heart,” she said. “So many kind, caring and skilled women work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep horses happy, healthy and able to do their work, and receive so little acknowledgement for their efforts. This is my way of saying, ‘We see you and acknowledge and appreciate the work you do.’”Watch the photo journal film below: Tags: EQUUS Film Festival, WINNIE Award, Dorothy Chiotti, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.