Eternal Values Brought by American Horses
The Photo Exhibition of 36 photographs of the direct descendants of the American mustang brings us to the beautiful Bulgarian countryside. The project is the cross point between the art of photography and values young people try to live by.
The Photo Exhibition of 36 photographs of the direct descendants of the American mustang brings us to the beautiful Bulgarian countryside. The horses of American origin reveal their free way of living and remind us of the eternal values valid for all of us from the USA to Bulgaria. At the opening was exhibited traditional western saddle used by the cowboys to cross the American prairie, as well as their clothes and accessories.
Many of the photographed horses are therapy animals and serve to improve the health of Bulgarian children with disabilities.
The exhibition is organized by the Youth Council of the US Ambassador in Bulgaria with the support of the US Embassy in Bulgaria.
At the opening of the photo exhibition "Eternal Values Brought by American Horses" we gladly welcomed our guests and shared more about the values that the young people chose, the horses in the photos and the organizers. The guests were able to see a "cowboy" and an original western saddle with the accessories needed to conquer the Wild West.
About the Photo Exhibition
The project is the cross point between the art of photography and values young people try to live by. Through it the US Ambassador’s Youth Council representing the youth community conveys a message – modern societies from the USA to Bulgaria have common values and the youth stands by them. Each photograph bears a message that delivers an eternal value. The messengers are free living American horses. The horses in the photographs, all of the breeds Paint and Quarter Horse, are descendants of the American mustang. They are raised in Bulgaria as close to their natural environment as possible and trained in liberty at 4OUR RANCH. In partnership with Paint and Quarter Horse Foundation Bulgaria and 4OUR RANCH many of them contribute to our society by being therapeutic horses for children and young people with disabilities.
Nikolay Nanev, Mina Raduncheva, Aya Spasova
The US Ambassador’s Youth Council
The US Ambassador’s Youth Council is an organization established to gather young people who join forces to identify and work on issues relevant to young people.
They do so through the support, implementation and development of initiatives, activities and youth policies, as well as help the US Embassy to gain a better understanding of the youth community in our country. It is a network that has the competence and capacity to make a meaningful, visible and sustainable contribution to the development of young people in Bulgaria in the name of consensual causes for building socially-engaged, tolerant and civic-active community. Since its establishment in 2015 members have worked together or in cooperation with other organizations and executed a number of projects for the benefit of the community as a whole with a special focus on young people and marginalized groups.
The photo exhibition is executed with the support of the US Embassy in Bulgaria.