Belton Horse Trials are traditionally one of the warm-up events for horses heading to Badminton Horse Trials in May. There are international sections at CCI4*-S - The Grantham Cup attracts over 100 entries - and CCI3*-S level, as well as national classes from advanced down to novice.
In previous years I have been employed by the event photographer at Belton Horse Trials to photograph showjumping and cross country phases in their entirety. This year I was able to go off my own bat and do some work for my own sponsored riders, and some sponsors too. Of course it was also a great time to add content to my equestrian image library too.
Two of my riders, Willa Newton and Eliza Stoddart, had eight horses between them, Greta Mason and Alex Tordoff one each. Besides these there were local friends competing and some of the best horses on the planet to watch with interest.