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Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Cross Country Course 2018

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In his second year as course designer Eric Winter has taken the traditional line and reversed the direction of the Badminton Course. Starting as ever in the main arena over the familiar flower bed, the ASX Starter (1) riders head left to a choice of inviting Rolex Feeder roll top spreads (2), one of very few portable fences on this …

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British equestrian Discovery Sport vehicles for Land Rover

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Last week I completed a Jaguar Land Rover commission to photograph three new Discovery Sport vehicles. British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping have a new partnership with iconic British automotive brand, Land Rover. This alignment sees them become the Official Vehicle Supplier to the three governing bodies of the Olympic equestrian sports. Land Rover has been at the heart …

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Melton Hunt Club Ride, November 2017 – course walk photos

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The Melton Hunt Club Ride sponsored by 8 Outdoor, will be held in Cottesmore country at Abbey Farm, Launde Road, Oakham LE7 9XN on Sunday 19th November 2017, starting at 12 noon. All the fence and marker numbers refer to the course plan which can be downloaded from here: Melton Hunt Club Ride, November 2017. The start is in the …

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Kathryn and Giovanni

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Back in July of this year I was very flattered to be invited to shoot the Northamptonshire wedding of Kathryn (Robinson) and Giovanni Ugolotti at the bride’s parents’ fabulous home, Cranford Hall, near Kettering. 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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 Horse Trials 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 …

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 …

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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 …

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Dublin Horse Show 2017 – Day Six

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Saturday of Dublin Horse Show is puissance day. The familiar red brick wall has been on the grass opposite the show entrance up to this point where it is a traditional selfie spot. Now, though, it has been rebuilt in the main arena and all the arena party have new uniforms with Land Rover branding. There are several other classes …

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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 …

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Dublin Horse Show 2017 – Day Four

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We have quickly dropped into a routine and although our start is earlier than the previous day we are on it. It’s Ladies Day here in Dublin, so everybody has dressed up to come to the show today, and our PR photographer has her work cut out getting the best shots of the outfits for the Press Office. My ring …

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Dublin Horse Show 2017 – Day Three

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Day three means we’re in business, literally. The show has started. The latest start of the show gives us a chance to sort of who is shuttling who in from UCC to the show ground. We can’t park at RDS so two drivers will drive us in shifts each day, before returning to our accommodation, parking the cars and getting …