Vinnie Jones and the great fox shooting scandal

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Ex-footballer turned actor Vinnie Jones has been at the centre of a social media storm this week after a tweet was posted which featured a large number of dead foxes: The picture was posted with the caption: “A real night lamping #foxes anyone beat this?” It was subsequently deleted from the account on Sunday night. Predictably enough the post attracted …

The Leicestershire Golf Club during the Smithers Purslow Golf Day

Corporate Golf Day for Smithers Purslow

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Rutland-based chartered engineers and building surveyors Smithers Purslow got in touch with me and asked me to document their golf day, to be held at The Leicestershire Golf Club in Evington. Clients had been invited to take part in a round of 18 holes, along with special guest, England cricketer Matthew Hoggard. After the golf and a break for some …

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Commercial Photography for Peachy Belts

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Peachy Belts are a leading brand, well known for their bold and brassy belt buckles and wide range of sumptuous leather belts to match. Each year Peachy commission me for a day-long shoot with a professional model to create the lifestyle images for the new catalogue and website. Every year we use a different venue, and this time around we …

FEI World Eventing Athlete rankings for 2016

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Points 1 1 10005015 JUNG, Michael GER 632 2 2 10000156 DUTTON, Phillip USA 517 3 3 10003843 BURTON, Christopher AUS 484 4 4 10000193 NICHOLSON, Andrew NZL 476 5 6 10003737 MARTIN, Boyd USA 456 6 5 10000553 TODD, Mark NZL 455 7 8 10000546 ROSE, Shane AUS 421 8 14 10004569 PRICE, Jonelle NZL 409 9 11 10005138 …

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 …

Meynell Hunt launches Bicentennial painting by Daniel Crane

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A new work by celebrated sporting artist Daniel Crane was unveiled at a special reception last night to commemorate the bicentennial of the The Meynell Hunt. The invited guests were benefactors who had contributed to the commissioning of the painting, which was presented by the artist at a ceremony on the Dunstall Estate, near Burton-on-Trent. The twenty donors will each …

Sandra Auffarth and OPGUN LOUVO - show jumping phase, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, 6th May 2013.

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 …

Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam - Badminton Horse Trials

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 …

Bramham will host one of the legs of the Event Rider Masters

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 …

Ben Maher OBE - Land Rover Ambassador

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …