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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Horse of the Year Show 2015

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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 …

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5 Images of horses which you shouldn’t be capturing

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …