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Midlands Area Point-To-Point Association

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As many readers will know I have been the official photographer at Garthorpe for the point-to-point meetings there for some years, and through the contacts I made there I have been helping out with making sure that press releases had images to accompany them. I had also been instrumental in setting Garthorpe up with a fully-functional website, through which we could …

Flickrbits

Introduction to Flickrbits About ten years ago, when I was a keen and enthusiastic user of Flickr, I liked to explore and use a number of extensions to the great photo sharing site for my own uses. As time went on I realised that it would be extremely useful if there was a list of all of the different apps, …

Ben Maher OBE - Land Rover Ambassador

Ben Maher MBE for Land Rover

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I had the pleasure of visiting Ben Maher at his yard in Elsenham, Essex in November, along with a film crew and several representatives of Land Rover UK. Ben has won a host of different title around the World won the team jumping gold at the London Olympics with Team GB, their first team jumping gold medal for 60 years. In …

Landscape Magazine Jan2016

Landscape Magazine

nico Editorial Photography, Hunting Photography

Landscape is all about your garden, good food, nature and the best of British countryside. The January 2016 issue of Landscape contains a multi-page article about how changes to the Law may have changed the way that British hunts have to operate but it has not changed the powerful scenes they create in our rural countryside. All the images used …

Allister Hood and Our Cashel Blue

Horse of the Year Show 2015

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The Horse Of the Year Show, or HOYS for short, is hosted by Grandstand Media at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham in October. It is a festival of show jumping, showing, dressage, Pony Club mounted games, and this year vaulting too. 17-hour working days make the event photography I do for ES Photography, the official photographers, some of the …

images of horses which are not flattering

5 Images of horses which you shouldn’t be capturing

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Very soon after I started photographing horses it became clear that there were flattering moments to capture the movement of a horse, and just as many, if not more, unflattering ones. This was then drummed home when I started working for event photographers, selling to competitors on-site. Images of horses which I created had to be taken straight from the camera and displayed on …

images of horses which are not flattering

Land Rover

nico Corporate Photography, Eventing Photography

In September 2015 Nico was commissioned by Land Rover to record the equestrian competition at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. The brief was to capture the action, in all phases of the event, alongside Land Rover branding and products. The images were then used for their social media and press releases. Later in 2015 Nico was also sent by Land Rover to …

Sam Griffiths and HAPPY TIMES - cross country phase, Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Hermès

nico Equestrian Photography, Eventing Photography

Luxury accessories brand Hermès commissioned me to photograph their branded fences on the cross country course at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. Riders were then sent the images by the company as a gift after the event.

Lauren Shannon competing at Shelford Manor Horse Trials

Shelford Manor Horse Trials

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This week I was back photographing eventing for my great friends at E.S.Photography. Two days of eventing, up to Novice level, were enjoyed. The bad weather held off. The “rock stars” were there in numbers: Richard Jones, Lauren Shannon, Caroline Powell, Ben Way, James Somerville, Nicola Wilson, Piggy French, Simon Grieve and many many more. Photos of the show can …

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British National Showjumping Championships and Stoneleigh Horse Show

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Last week I had the pleasure of working for 1st Class Images, the official photographers at the inaugural British Showjumping National Championships and Stoneleigh Horse Show. 8 rings were operating on most days of the show, making it one of the most labour-intensive jobs I have ever worked on. Full marks to Henry  for pulling together the quality team he …

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Dublin Horse Show Photography

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One of the most rewarding of my summer photography jobs is the week I spend in Dublin for E.S. Photography, who are the official event photographers for the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show. Describing RDS, as it is universally known in Ireland, is a challenge. It’s been likened to a cross between Royal Ascot and The Royal International Horse Show. …

Extensive Europeans coverage on Horse & Country TV

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Equestrian fans from around the world will be able to follow all the action from this summer’s European championships, thanks to Horse & Country TV. Specialist equestrian television channel H&C will be providing comprehensive coverage of the FEI European Championships, with online reports and videos during the competition, and extensive TV highlights shown soon after each event. The action gets …

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Oakham Wedding – Lucy and Chris

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A beautiful Oakham wedding! Lucy and Chris were married in the beautiful church in the tiny hamlet of Brooke, near Oakham in Rutland, before returning to Lucy’s parents house, about half a mile up the road, for the reception. Bride and bridesmaid preparation photos were taken at Lucy’s parents house before I moved  on to The Blue Ball pub in Braunston …

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Nico Morgan is a freelance photographer, based in Oakham, Rutland. Nico specialises in equestrian and commercial photography, examples of which are available in the portfolio and galleries areas of this site. He has been published in publications of all sorts around the World and his images are used by commercial clients in several countries. Editorial clients include national newspapers such as ...