Allister Hood and Our Cashel Blue

Horse of the Year Show 2015

nico Dressage Photography, Equestrian Photography, Show Jumping, Showing Photography 0 Comments

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

nico Equestrian Photography, Technique 2 Comments

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

the marquee glowing in the last light of day

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 …

German eventing long list for Europeans announced.

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The German Federation have announced their long list for selection for the European Championships at Blair in September. Rider Horse(s) Sandra Affaurth OPGUN LOUVO Niklas Bschorer TOM TOM GO Andreas Dibowski FRH BUTTS AVEDON Bettina Hoy DESIGNER Michael Jung FISCHER ROCANA FST FISCHERTAKINOU HALUNKE FBW LA BIOSTHETIQUE SAM FBW Andreas Ostholt SO IS ET Claas-Hermann Romeike CATO Dirk Schrade HOP …

Nick Pepper (Strategic) and Tommy Iriate (CANI)

Assam Cup Final 2015 – CANI vs. Strategic

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The Davidsons Homes Assam Cup reached its climax on Sunday when Louise Jebson’s CANI and Peter O’Rourke’s Strategic contested the final at Rutland Polo Club, in a repeat of last year’s final. The match seemed to be heading for a repeat of last year’s result, which Strategic won, when they led 7-4 in the last chukka, but CANI created some …

Richard Drinkwater

Cricket – Ratcliffe College vs. Emeriti

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[Full set of images of Ratcliffe College vs. Emeriti] Emeriti enjoyed their annual cricket fixture against the First XI at Ratcliffe College on Thursday. Having elected to bat(!) Emeriti made a meal of some variable bowling and lost several quick wickets, prompting talk of early visits to the pub, 20-over matches and the sacking of our hard-working Captain. In truth, …

Rathbeags vs. Print On Demand - League Matches - Assam Cup Polo 2015

Assam Cup Polo at Rutland Polo Club – Rathbeags vs. Print On Demand

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The first league match of the 2015 Davidson Homes Assam Cup held at Rutland Polo Club on Tuesday 16th June. [full set of images of this match – Rathbeags vs. Print On Demand]   Assam Cup Polo at Rutland Polo Club – Rathbeags vs. Print On Demand was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by nico

Pony Racing Championships 2015 and Meynell and South Staff point-to-point

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A few sample images from the Meynell and South Staffs Hunt Point-To-Point at Garthorpe on Saturday, including the Racetech National Pony Racing Championships 2015. [Full set of images – Meynell and South Staffs Point-to-Point and Pony Racing Champs 2015] Pony Racing Championships 2015 and Meynell and South Staff point-to-point was last modified: June 1st, 2015 by nico

Thomas Tulloch and Spirit VI

Future Eventing Champions crowned at Brand Hall and Houghton

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Yesterday saw the crowning of three National Champions at both Brand Hall and Houghton Hall International Horse Trials. Brand Hall in Shropshire hosted both the Charles Owen National Pony Championships and the Racesafe National Junior Championships whilst in East Anglia, at Houghton Hall  in Norfolk, the Askham Bryan College National u21 Championships were taking place. Charles Owen National Pony Championships – Brand Hall Last year’s …