Her Majesty The Queen watches the parade of champions

Her Majesty The Queen at The BDS Annual Show

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The British Driving Society’s Annual Show is held at Smiths Lawn in Windsor Great Park at the end of June each year. Competitors take part in a variety of classes in three different rings vying to become champions of their particular section. The highlight of the day is the parade and introduction of the champions to Her Majesty The Queen …

Tomatillo at the Arab National Championships

Tamarillo’s clone Tomatillo at the Arab National Championships

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Prolific eventer Tamarillo, winner of both Badminton (2004) and Burghley Horse Trials (2008), died last year, but his clone, Tomatillo, is already following a similar path. Bred by the Guinness family at Biddesden Stud in Wiltshire, Tamarillo was a part-bred Arabian and competed at the Arab National Championships at Malvern as a three-year-old, winning both his class and the Part-Bred …

Allister Hood and Our Cashel Blue

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. …

ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW CELEBRATES 70TH YEAR WITH A RECORD NUMBER OF ENTRIES

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With just three weeks to go until Royal Windsor Horse Show (8 – 12 May 2013), the organisers have been overwhelmed with the record number of entries. 4095 have been entered to compete in the 174 classes, taking place in three arenas during the five day event. Over three years, entries have increased by 40%, which bucks the underlying trend. …

Horse Of the Year Show 2011

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Yes, it’s that time of year again: HOYS is upon us. Extended this year to six days to accommodate the inclusion of the Final of the Express Eventing 2011 series, the Horse of the Year Show is the pinnacle of the showing year. This year in addition to some media and agency clients I am doing some work for the …

The Ardingly Inter-Hunt Relay

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A number of people have been in touch asking where they can find images of the Inter-Hunt Relay during the South of England Show at Ardingly. The site you want to visit is E.S. Photography who were the Official Photographers. They had a photographer on each side of the course for every round over three days. I was working for …

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 …