Midlands Pointing website screenshot

Midlands Pointing

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As a result of the success of the Garthorpe Races website I was approached by The Midlands Area Point-To-Point Association to create a website for them. Midlands Pointing is the organisation which coordinates point-to-point horse racing in the Midlands Area and the web site I created acts as a hub for racegoers, horse owners, trainers and jockeys alike. In addition …

Noble Outfitters equipment on test

Tried & Tested – Noble Outfitters

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Noble Outfitters Noble Outfitters is based in Oakham, Rutland and describe their products as “technical, affordable gear for the equestrian market”. Earlier this year they very kindly gave me a selection of their existing products for me to try, knowing I worked outdoors on a daily basis. They were keen to find out what I thought of them. Since then I have been wearing …

Sandra Auffarth and OPGUN LOUVO - show jumping phase, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, 6th May 2013.

NEW COURSE DESIGNER FOR BADMINTON

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Eric Winter has been appointed to take over from Giuseppe Della Chiesa as course designer for theMitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. After three years in which he successfully brought a fresh eye to Badminton Park Giuseppe did not feel able to accept the invitation to continue for a further period. Eric, 53, who lives with his wife and family near Chepstow, only …

Chris Burton at Badminton

Event Rider Masters – How does it work?

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The Event Rider Master Series, or ERM for short, kicks off at Chatsworth on 14th-15th May, but what is it and how does it work? As previously posted, it is a six-event CIC*** series, each event being worth £50,000 in prize money, with an extra £50,000 to the winning rider at the end of the series: Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International …

Sykehouse Arena

Sykehouse Arena

nico Social Media, Web Design

Nicola, who runs Sykehouse Arena, won my services by bidding on an auction item I had donated to charity. She had just taken over the equestrian centre in Yorkshire and needed a website which had specific capabilities. Clients currently had to book events she was hosting via a third-party website which took a commission and didn’t work the way she wanted. …

Bonart Limited - wholesalers of quality country clothing

Bonart

nico Social Media, Web Design

A full redesign of the Bonart web site, including a catalogue for wholesalers to view individual products, a full SEO review and social media overhaul.

Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam - Badminton Horse Trials

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials Preview

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SAME DIRECTION, VERY DIFFERENT COURSE In his third year as course designer at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Giuseppe Della Chiesa has bucked tradition and sends riders the same way out of the Main Arena as last year. First over the ASX Starter then left to the angled hedges may be familiar, but the HorseQuest Quarry now has a …

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Bramham will host one of the legs of the Event Rider Masters

Event Rider Masters Launch

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2016 sees the launch of the Event Rider Masters, an exciting new CIC*** series with unprecedented prize money and a goal of showcasing the sport of Eventing to a new global audience. Event Rider Masters Series The series legs are: Chatsworth House, Derbyshire – 14–15 May Bramham Park, Yorkshire – 10-11 June Barbury Castle, Wiltshire – 9-10 July Festival of …

British Eventing Life Cover Image March-April 2016

British Eventing Life Magazine

nico Editorial Photography, Eventing Photography

British Eventing Life is a bi-monthly magazine for members of British Eventing, produced by Archant Dialogue in Norwich. Nico has provided two cover images for British Eventing Life so far: one of Piggy French and one of the horse, Classic Moet. Both issues included other editorial images provided by Nico.

Midlands Pointing Home Page

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 …