Wedding at Cranford Hall, Northamptonshire

Kathryn and Giovanni

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Back in July of this year I was very flattered to be invited to shoot the wedding of Kathryn (Robinson) and Giovanni Ugolotti at the bride’s parents’ fabulous home, Cranford Hall, in Northamptonshire. It was possibly the most international affair I’ve ever attended: a British bride (who represents Canada), an Italian Groom, and a host of guests from all over …

Wi-Fi Encryption insecure – WPA2 vulnerability affects all devices

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Two VERY serious security vulnerabilities came to light today (Monday 16th October 2017) which affect nearly all wireless devices. The first vulnerability allows attackers to decrypt WPA2 connections. A second vulnerability also emerged today, more on that later in the post. The Wi-Fi vulnerability is being called “KRACK”, which is short for Key Reinstallation Attacks. WPA2 Wi-Fi Vulnerability WPA2 is …

Tahnia Jordan-Jones and JUMPER

Tahnia Jordan-Jones takes Squibb Group Pony Foxhunter in classic jump off

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Wiltshire teenager Tahnia Jordan-Jones completed a stunning Horse of the Year Show double when she won the Squibb Group Pony Foxhunter Championship. Barely 48 hours after landing the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers class on Jumper, Swindon-based Tahnia added Foxhunter success with the same pony in spectacular fashion. It was the first time such a double has been achieved since Hanna …

Our Cashel Blue ridden by Allister Hood

HOYS: Our Cashel Blue wins The Colosso Family Cob of the Year Championship

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Reigning Supreme Horse of the Year and Cob of the Year Champion, Our Cashel Blue, delighted the crowds on the penultimate evening of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) when he successfully defended The Colosso Family Cob of the Year Champion title, navigated once again by Allister Hood. The lightweight cob, who seems to turn heads wherever he goes, has …

View Point claims the Catplant Group of Companies Ltd. Show Hunter of the Year Championship

View Point claims Show Hunter of the Year Championship at HOYS

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Robert Walker was delighted to ride Jill Day’s Lightweight Show Hunter, View Point, to victory in the Catplant Group of Companies Ltd. Show Hunter of the Year Championship, two years after piloting the gelding’s brother, Vantage Point, to the same title at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2015. By Loughahoe Guy out of Quality Dame, View Point is just …

Broadstone Dolce Vita crowned Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship

Broadstone Dolce Vita wins Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship at HOYS

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Broadstone Dolce Vita, William Moran and Pearl Underwood’s star mare, was tonight crowned the new Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Champion at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). The 17-year-old mare now has one of the most prestigious and sought-after titles in the showing world to her name, following a prolific winning ridden career with Amy Underwood. She’s been with William for …

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2017

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A long and tough five days at Burghley is finally over. Oliver has been crowned and a British 1,2,3,4 is definitely worth celebrating. Saturday saw its fair share of thrills and spills (I seem to be the nemesis for the Kiwis, with both Andrew and Mark falling at fences I was photographing at the time) and I struggled to get …

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials – Thursday

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The first part of the dressage phase of Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, Thursday 31st August 2017. Willa Newton sets early pace with Chance Remark Tim Price and Xavier Faer move ahead in second session Paul Tapner then moves ahead with Bonza King of Rouges Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam FBW set challenging target of 38.9 A great test …

Lauren Hough and Zara Tindall walking the course at Burghley Horse Trials

Land Rover Burghley 2017 – Wednesday

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I have four different main clients this year so need to keep my wits about me. I’ve headed to Burghley early to give me a chance to sit down and plan my Thursday/Friday/Saturday around who I need to shoot and who, in theory, I don’t. I’ve decided to get to Burghley and set off onto the cross-country course just after …

The victorious USA team with the FEI Nations Cup Aga Khan Trophy at Dublin Horse Show 2017

Dublin Horse Show 2017 – Day Five

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Day five of Dublin Horse Show. It’s Friday and that means it’s Nations Cup day. I’m looking forward to this, but not from a British perspective. They haven’t been performing well this week so far. There are lots of quirks to the Dublin Horse Show. One of which is that it isn’t know as the Dublin Horse Show. Instead it’s …

Andrew Nicholson and SWALLOW SPRINGS

Equestrian editorial photography at Aston Le Walls

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what is the difference between event photography and editorial photography? what happens when the publication is an equestrian one? working a cross country course the results I’ve often been asked if covering an event for a magazine is like event photography, and I always answer, “yes, and no!” The difference between event photography and editorial photography is usually clear. Event …

Ashwell Village Fete 2017

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On alternate years the village of Ashwell in Rutland organises a village fete, organised by a small committee and hosted by Nicholas and Emma Leeming, at their lovely house, Ashwell Grange. As in previous years the Ashwell Village Fete raised money for several local causes, including the local air ambulance, one of my favourite charities. Emma got in touch and …