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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 …


Melton Hunt Club Ride, November 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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 Belts 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 …


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 …


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 …



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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 …