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Thoresberton: Land Rover Ambassadors Zara Tindall and Harry Meade at Thoresby Park

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My photos from the competition can be viewed here: Thoresberton International Horse Trials 2020. The International classes at Osberton act as an annual National Championship for six and seven-year-old classes as well as popular long format 2-star and 3-star competitions for older horses. This year, as a result of the Covid pandemic, the decision was made not to host the …

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Cathal Daniels Training Clinic at Hyde Lodge Horses

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Irish event rider and championship medallist Cathal Daniels was teaching in Leicestershire this week. The 23-year-old from County Galway had been competing in the arena eventing class at the Liverpool International Horse Show and found time to teach at the newly opened equestrian centre at Hyde Lodge Horses, near Tilton on the Hill. Daniels, whose horse Rioghan Rua recently won …

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The Cottesmore Hunt Boxing Day meet in Oakham

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The Cottesmore Hunt, founded in 1666, continued the tradition of meeting on Boxing Day in Oakham as they congregated in Cutts Close today. Despite heavy rain there was a good turn out of mounted and foot followers as well as a handful of quiet protesters. Although fox hunting was banned in 2004, exemptions include trail hunting (the following of a …

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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 …

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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 …