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Piggy French’s surprise wedding to Tom March

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In May I was phoned by Thomas March, Piggy’s long term partner, who asked me if I was free to photograph a party which was being held to celebrate Piggy’s win at Badminton Horse Trials a couple of weeks previously. I said I was and the date was duly secured. Nearer the time, Tom rang again and asked me to …

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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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Melton Hunt Club Ride, 17th Feb 2019 – virtual course walk

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UPDATE – The ride has been POSTPONED due to the ground conditions and we will try again on Sunday 17th February. UPDATE – The gate onto Pasture Lane (next to fence 19) will be open. This year The Melton Hunt Club Ride is sponsored by Chestnut Horse Feeds and RoR to whom the organisers are very grateful. Download the course …

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British equestrian Discovery Sport vehicles for Land Rover

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Last week I completed a Jaguar Land Rover commission to photograph three new Discovery Sport vehicles. British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping have a new partnership with iconic British automotive brand, Land Rover. This alignment sees them become the Official Vehicle Supplier to the three governing bodies of the Olympic equestrian sports. Land Rover has been at the heart …

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Melton Hunt Club Ride, Nov 2017 – course walk photos

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The Melton Hunt Club Ride sponsored by 8 Outdoor, will be held in Cottesmore country at Abbey Farm, Launde Road, Oakham LE7 9XN on Sunday 19th November 2017, starting at 12 noon. All the fence and marker numbers refer to the course plan which can be downloaded from here: Melton Hunt Club Ride, November 2017. The start is in the …

Wi-Fi Encryption insecure – WPA2 vulnerability affects all devices

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Two VERY serious security vulnerabilities came to light today (Monday 16th October 2017) which affect nearly all wireless devices. The first vulnerability allows attackers to decrypt WPA2 connections. A second vulnerability also emerged today, more on that later in the post. The Wi-Fi vulnerability is being called “KRACK”, which is short for Key Reinstallation Attacks. WPA2 Wi-Fi Vulnerability WPA2 is …

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Tahnia Jordan-Jones takes Squibb Group Pony Foxhunter in classic jump off

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Wiltshire teenager Tahnia Jordan-Jones completed a stunning Horse of the Year Show double when she won the Squibb Group Pony Foxhunter Championship. Barely 48 hours after landing the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers class on Jumper, Swindon-based Tahnia added Foxhunter success with the same pony in spectacular fashion. It was the first time such a double has been achieved since Hanna …

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HOYS: Our Cashel Blue wins The Colosso Family Cob of the Year Championship

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Reigning Supreme Horse of the Year and Cob of the Year Champion, Our Cashel Blue, delighted the crowds on the penultimate evening of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) when he successfully defended The Colosso Family Cob of the Year Champion title, navigated once again by Allister Hood. The lightweight cob, who seems to turn heads wherever he goes, has …

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View Point claims Show Hunter of the Year Championship at HOYS

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Robert Walker was delighted to ride Jill Day’s Lightweight Show Hunter, View Point, to victory in the Catplant Group of Companies Ltd. Show Hunter of the Year Championship, two years after piloting the gelding’s brother, Vantage Point, to the same title at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2015. By Loughahoe Guy out of Quality Dame, View Point is just …

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Broadstone Dolce Vita wins Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship at HOYS

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Broadstone Dolce Vita, William Moran and Pearl Underwood’s star mare, was tonight crowned the new Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Champion at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). The 17-year-old mare now has one of the most prestigious and sought-after titles in the showing world to her name, following a prolific winning ridden career with Amy Underwood. She’s been with William for …

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 …

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 …