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Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2019

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This year I was once again commissioned by Land Rover to photograph the Burghley Horse Trials for them as title sponsor. In addition to photographing the equestrian competition event in a way which incorporates Land Rover branding I was asked to photograph the Land Rover “activations”: the company’s stands, hospitality areas and other public-facing activities. The images taken during the …

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Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2019

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My images of Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials will be uploading to the archive throughout the event, starting on Wednesday the 1st May with the first vets inspection. Commercial and editorial enquiries are welcome at any time – images will be available via a rights managed licence immediately they are uploaded. Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2019. Mitsubishi Motors Badminton …

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Belton Horse Trials 2019

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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 …

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Oasby Horse Trials

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I traditionally start my eventing season at Oasby Horse Trials, near Ancaster in Lincolnshire, where the four-day competition runs sections from BE90 level up to Intermediate. The intermediate competition includes open sections which have become a recognised warm up for horses planning to compete at Badminton in May, followed usually by a three (now four) star at Burnham Market or …

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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 …

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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Equestrian editorial photography at Aston Le Walls

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Equestrian editorial photography 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 …

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Bramham International Horse Trials

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Most event photographers, including ES Photography, the official photographers at Bramham, do not employ permanent staff, instead they hire freelance equestrian photographers on a day-by-day basis, as they are needed. In my case I have had the pleasure of photographing this fabulous Yorkshire event for quite a few years, and this prestigious Yorkshire event has become one of my firm …

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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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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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Bank Holiday weekend boasts two new events

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This coming weekend (23 – 24 May) boasts a multitude of British Eventing competitions around the country at international and national level plus two brand new fixtures to the calendar; Millfield (Somerset) and Dalston Green (Cumbria). The inaugural Millfield Horse Trials runs over the stunning grounds of Millfield Prep School in Somerset, overlooked by the iconic Glastonbury Tor. Millfield boasts a …

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Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 – Cross Country

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Last year’s Badminton was the first for Course Designer Giuseppe Della Chiesa, and it was influential. The course was tough, the time hard to make and the weather atrocious. It divided opinion. Many spectators vented their frustration online because they had not got to see their favourites riders and the day had been elongated by numerous holds on course. Many …

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Badminton 2015 – The first inspection

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81 horses are through to the dressage phase of Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials after a blustery and cold first horse inspection in front of the house. Several riders were asked to trot again or held  for inspection. Matthew Heath and THE LION were not accepted and will take no further part. [full set of images of the first inspection …

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Badminton 2015 – links to image folders

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Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, the World’s biggest four-star event, kicks off with the first vets inspection this afternoon. In order to speed up the process of finding images I thought it would be useful to list the places in which photos will appear: Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 – the main event folder. Sub-folders appear as images are …

Badminton Horse Trials Course Walk

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Going with the Flow In his second year as Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials course designer Giuseppe Della Chiesa has refined his concept for this ultimate track. Traditionally setting off the reverse way round the park, he has set out to produce a flowing route which gives the feel of a real journey across the countryside, over rustic looking obstacles …