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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 …

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. …

Brooke Priory inter-schools show jumping competition, HIll Top Farm

Brooke Priory Inter-Schools Show Jumping

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Was flattered to be asked to photograph the Brooke Priory inter-schools show jumping competition held at Hill Top Farm in Braunston. In previous years this has been quite a small affair but this year it was incredibly well supported, with teams representing schools such as Copt Hill, Stamford Junior School, Maidwell Hall, Witham Hall, Wellingborough School, Ratcliffe College, Laxton School …

Cottesmore Pony Club Eventer Trial – 3rd April

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[Full Cottesmore Hunt Pony Club Eventer Trial image galleries] The forecast was right, unfortunately, and the rain barely stopped during seven hours of competition at Ranksboro’ as Pony Clubbers of all ages took part in the Cottesmore Hunt’s Eventer Trial. Competitors completed an untimed show jumping section before moving on to a “cross country” phase which included bigger spreads and …

Chance for talented riders to Excel

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Supported by Sport England, the British Equestrian Federation’s England Excel Talent Programme launched its selection process on Monday 19 January by releasing the policy for the 2015-2017 cycle. The Programme seeks to identify, support and develop riders and horses which demonstrate talent and potential in the Olympic (dressage, eventing and showjumping) and Paralympic (para-equestrian dressage) disciplines, sustain participation and support …

Reading in control at BUCS Equestrian National Championships

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Reading University were in control from the word go at the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Equestrian Championships held at Hartpury College this week (26th – 28th June). BUCS Equestrian provides a unique platform for students, whereby they can continue to ride and compete alongside their studies on borrowed horses. The Championships are the culmination of a year of …

Royal Windsor and The Duke of Edinburgh

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Last week I had the enormous pleasure of working for E.S.Photography, the Official Photographers for the Royal Windsor Horse Show and the Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo. It was an exhausting week, working some days from 7am until 11pm, but rewarding in terms of experience and the competition we got to see. One of my personal high points was when HRH …

Horse of the Year

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Last week I was lucky enough to be asked by one of my media clients to cover The Horse of the Year Show for them, a real treat. Despite changing venue and structure of the years HOYS is still the pinnacle of many people’s equestrian year. It is, after all,  where the championships are settled, whether it be the Horse …