Retreats  Travel 
Ocean Horse Magic Retreat, St Lucia 2019
November 11, 2018  by Manuela 


OCEAN HORSE MAGIC A WOMEN’S RETREAT IN ST LUCIA FEBRUARY 3-10, 2019 Join horse lover and photographer...


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Travel 
She dances with horses: Stina Herberg’s story
July 12, 2018  by Manuela 


I believe horses are on this planet to help us find our own way back to ‘Source’ (or however one prefers...


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Uncategorized 
Fun day at the Myrddin Equestrian Centre Horse Show
October 5, 2017  by Manuela 


Spending a sunny fall day at the Myrddin Equestrian Centre Horse Show was a delightful experience. Surrounded...


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Uncategorized 
Arabian horse photographer Ontario: the story of 33 yr old Chaser
September 8, 2017  by Manuela 


When I was approached to photograph 33 yr old Arabian horse Chaser, I knew something very special was going...


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Uncategorized 
Equine photography Ontario: Milestone Stables horses
August 16, 2017  by Manuela 


A few weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph two beautiful women and their beloved horses...


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Uncategorized 
Jenny: equine portraits at Las Cascadas Resort Mexico
June 24, 2017  by Manuela 


Jenny’s story is one of those examples of how horses can change lives. Really turning them around....


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Uncategorized 
Cavalia Odysseo: behind-the-scenes
June 21, 2017  by Manuela 


A feast for the eyes, thrilling, delightful, highly entertaining: Cavalia‘s Odysseo is all this...


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Equine portraits  Travel  Western spirit 
Horse portraits in Mexico: Julie
April 7, 2017  by Manuela 


The horses brought Julie and I together. Since, we have had a magical journey. Originally from Belgium,...


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Equine lifestyle  Equine portraits  Travel 
The Atlantic Shores Stables: a riding gem in St Lucia
October 14, 2016  by Manuela 


My photography work brought me to St Lucia early this year and I used the opportunity to tap into the local...


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Travel  Weddings 
Wedding at the Pine Brook Farm in Spooner, Wisconsin
July 1, 2016  by Manuela 


I am a jet setter. I joke with my friends and tell them: ‘if you ever see me sad, just put me on a plane!’....


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Equine lifestyle  Equine portraits  Farm life  Graceful Horses at the Lazy L&B Ranch  Travel  Weddings  Western spirit 
A splendid wedding at the Lazy L&B Ranch in Dubois, WY
June 13, 2016  by Manuela 


I have experienced quite a bit of serendipity since horses came into my life. They have brought me to amazing...


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Equine lifestyle 
Equine photography and maternity: a story of connection
May 28, 2016  by Manuela 


I have known Jessica Fobert of ‘Free Rein Horsemanship’ for almost three years and have had the privilege...


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Press 
HORSE CANADA, November 2015
April 20, 2016  by Manuela 


Barney gives back: An inspiring horse rescue story


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Equine lifestyle  Equine portraits  Farm life 
Barney: from rescue horse to therapy worker
April 20, 2016  by Manuela 


Horses are here to support our journey and assist us with moving towards a higher understanding and appreciation...


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Equine lifestyle  Equine portraits 
At the Liberty Lane Retreat Centre with Mena Canonico
April 8, 2016  by Manuela 


This week (April 2-9) has not been like any other week. Many of us have felt its special energy, particularly...


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Equine lifestyle  Equine portraits  Farm life  Uncategorized 
Mother, daughter and their wonderful horses
November 3, 2015  by Manuela 


A few weeks ago I was contacted by Lindsay who wanted to offer her mother, Julie, a photo shoot as a gift...


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Uncategorized 
Graceful Horses at the Royal Winter Fair 2015
October 25, 2015  by Manuela 


It is with great pleasure to let you all know that I will be an exhibitor at the Royal Winter Fair (Nov...


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Equine lifestyle  Farm life 
Gypsy Vanner horses, Bernese mountain dogs and Havanese puppies
August 11, 2015  by Manuela 


A couple of months ago I started playing with the idea of getting a puppy. I did not know much about...


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Equine lifestyle  Farm life 
The Freedom Valley Horse Rescue, Ontario
June 23, 2015  by Manuela 


Horses are my special place. My fascination with them is endless. As a photographer, I love using my lens...


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Equine lifestyle  Exhibitions  Farm life 
Art Show in the Barn/ Fundraiser on June 28 at ‘First Harvest Farm’, Millbrook
June 11, 2015  by Manuela 


Join us for equine art, music, fabulous food and help the horses! Portion of the art sales will be donated...


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Press 
ELITE EQUESTRIAN, Feb/March 2015
March 4, 2015  by Manuela 


Article: “Romanian Lipizzaners dance in the snow”


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Press 
ELITE EQUESTRIAN, Nov 2014
January 12, 2015  by Manuela 


Cover photo & Article: “The Equine Art of Manuela Stefan, the photographer behind Graceful...


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Uncategorized 
Happy New 2015!!
January 1, 2015  by Manuela 


Once in a while our boundaries are stretched. When this happens creatively, an artist could not wish...


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Equine lifestyle  Equine portraits 
Australian horseman Guy McLean: behind the scenes at the Royal Winter Fair
November 13, 2014  by Manuela 


I learned about Guy McLean’s visit to Toronto during the Royal Winter Fair and I just knew I had to meet...


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Press 
WHOA, Summer 2014
September 18, 2014  by Manuela 


Cover photo


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Press 
PERFORMANCE HORSE DIGEST
September 17, 2014  by Manuela 


Article: “Equine VIP talks to Manuela Stefan”  


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Press 
ELITE EQUESTRIAN, Sept 2014
September 16, 2014  by Manuela 


Article: “Rancho Xotolar, An Oasis of Family Tradition in Central Mexico”  


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Press 
ELITE EQUESTRIAN, May 2014
September 10, 2014  by Manuela 


Article: “The story of Braco Stables, Jamaica”


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Equine lifestyle  Travel  Western spirit 
Rancho Xotolar: an authentic Mexican experience
August 27, 2014  by Manuela 


While visiting the charming colonial town of San Miguel de Allende in Central Mexico, I traveled to the spectacular...


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Equine lifestyle  Uncategorized 
Elite Equestrian feature
May 17, 2014  by Manuela 


Many thanks to Noelle and Bill for featuring my story.


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Uncategorized 
Interviewed by Equine VIP for Performance Horse Digest
April 30, 2014  by Manuela 


Thank you Susan Asbrook of Equine VIP for a lovely interview!


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Press 
THE ROMANIAN OBSERVER, April 2014
April 19, 2014  by Manuela 


Article: “From Toronto to Sambata de Jos”


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Equine lifestyle  Farm life  Travel 
Romanian Lipizzans dance in the snow at the ‘Sambata de Jos’ stud farm
February 21, 2014  by Manuela 


I can only think of Romanian heritage with a profound sense of pride. I travel the world but return to my home...


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Press 
THE ROMANIAN OBSERVER, Dec 2013
January 12, 2014  by Manuela 


Article: “Manuela Stefan’s photographs”


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Equine lifestyle  Travel 
Rancho Las Cascadas, Mexico
December 15, 2013  by Manuela 


Over the past few years I have traveled extensively to find horses and their people in some of the most...


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Travel  Western spirit 
The wild mustangs of the Big Horn Basin, Wyoming
November 10, 2013  by Manuela 


Almost three years ago I was embarking on a wondrous journey. It started, like many adventures, with...


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Equine lifestyle  Travel  Western spirit 
The Gros Ventre River Ranch of Jackson, Wyoming
October 20, 2013  by Manuela 


While exploring the area around Jackson, Wyoming and exhibiting my equine art at the Western Design Conference...


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Press 
WESTERN DESIGN CONFERENCE Sourcebook, Sept 2013
September 12, 2013  by Manuela 


Featured Artist


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Uncategorized 
Romantic photo shoot with horses in Niagara
August 28, 2013  by Manuela 


Needless to say how excited I was when Claudia contacted me saying that she was looking to do an engagement...


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Equine lifestyle 
The story of Braco Stables, Jamaica
July 22, 2013  by Manuela 


Overlooked by a gorgeous 200 years old mansion, Braco Estates used to be part of a large sugar plantation...


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Uncategorized 
Day after wedding photo shoot with horses in Jamaica
June 10, 2013  by Manuela 


As I look back at everything that happened before and during my trip to Jamaica, I can say it was synchronicity...


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Equine lifestyle  Travel 
The lovely Hutul horses of the Romanian Carpathians
May 3, 2013  by Manuela 


I was born and grew up in Romania. I often travel back to visit my family and friends. Last December...


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Equine lifestyle  Farm life  Travel  Workshops 
Photography workshop in Arizona: Oct 6-12, 2013
April 22, 2013  by Manuela 


Manuela Stefan presents: “The Old West, a travel and equine photography workshop”, October...


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Uncategorized 
My story, as seen on Top50 Ranches
April 15, 2013  by Manuela 


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Equine lifestyle  Travel 
My trip to Equine Pacifica, as seen on Equitrekking
February 28, 2013  by Manuela 


Opportunities present themselves to us when we are ready to embrace them and make the most out of them....


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Equine lifestyle  Farm life 
Brianne and her Gypsy Vanner horse, Apollo
September 3, 2012  by Manuela 


While at the Sunnydale Stables in North Bay, I had the pleasure to spend some fun time with a lovely...


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Equine lifestyle  Farm life 
Bob Bartlett, a soulful Ontario farrier
August 18, 2012  by Manuela 


The craft of farriery seems to go all the way back to the Celts who were protecting the feet of their...


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Exhibitions  Polo 
Polo for Heart 2012, a superb event!
June 19, 2012  by Manuela 


This past weekend (June 15-17) I had the great joy to be a part of the Art Walk at the Polo for Heart...


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Equine lifestyle  Travel  Western spirit 
Montana Horses: the last roundup, May 2012
May 17, 2012  by Manuela 


One quiet evening in the fall of last year I was browsing the Internet looking for places where wild...


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Farm life 
A beautiful farm wedding
April 26, 2012  by Manuela 


Alannah and Scott had a very unique wedding at the wonderful Callan Farm. All elements simply fit into...


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Farm life 
A visit at the ‘Once Upon A Farm’, Picton
March 29, 2012  by Manuela 


I love Gypsy Vanner horses: their long manes blowing in the week, their friendly personalities, their...


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Exhibitions  Travel 
“WHITE-Power and Grace” equine photography show
February 28, 2012  by Manuela 


Back in February I have had the immense pleasure and joy to present my “White-Power and Grace” fine...


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Press 
THE RIDER, Feb 2012
February 18, 2012  by Manuela 


Article: “The White Horses of Camargue gallop into Toronto”  


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Equine lifestyle  Travel 
The Window Series, Scottsdale AZ
October 30, 2011  by Manuela 


My recent trip to Arizona would have not been the same without an absolutely dreamy encounter with some...


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Travel 
Power and Grace: the white horses of Camargue
September 26, 2011  by Manuela 


I have always envisioned photographing a white horse. There is a dreamy quality to such an exquisite...


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Travel  Uncategorized 
Horses, a travel collection
August 8, 2011  by Manuela 


I have had the chance to meet horses every time I went away, close or far, be it around Toronto or elsewhere...


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