Posts in the Category: society events

1st March 2020
The Belvoir Hunt Ball 2020

The annual Belvoir Hunt Ball was held at Honington Grange where, in spite of the efforts of Storm Dennis, more than 400 guests enjoyed an evening of celebration. Guests included the Duchess of Rutland Emma Manners, daughters Lady Alice, Lady Eliza & Lady Violet, Viscountess Grimston and Lady Isabella Innes-Ker, as well as Joint Hunt […]

12th July 2019
Piggy French's surprise wedding to Tom March

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 […]

18th April 2019
Quorn Hunt Ball 2019

My Quorn Hunt Ball 2019 images have had to wait a long time before publishing. I agreed to an embargo with a national magazine but hadn't realised it would not be in their next issue, but the one after, meaning a wait of several months. The annual event moved to a new venue this year, […]

4th February 2019
Belvoir Castle Ball 2019

For the first time in in recent years the Belvoir Hunt Ball was held in Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, in February, having previously been held in mid-Summer, in a marquee at the kennels, on the Estate. The Grade 1 listed castle is the ancestral home to the Dukes of Rutland and sits in of 15,000 acres. […]

20th July 2018
Charity Golf Day photography - Smithers Purslow

In 2017 Oakham, Rutland based engineers and surveyors Smithers Purslow asked me if I would help them out by photographing their charity golf day, to be held at The Leicestershire Golf Club. I had previously done some photographic work for them which was more corporate: documenting surveying and engineering projects they had been involved with […]

4th August 2017
Ashwell Village Fete 2017

On alternate years the village of Ashwell in Rutland organises a village fete, organised by a small committee and hosted by Nicholas and Emma Leeming, at their lovely house, Ashwell Grange. As in previous years the Ashwell Village Fete raised money for several local causes, including the local air ambulance, one of my favourite charities. […]

23rd June 2017
Corporate Golf Day for Smithers Purslow

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 […]

20th February 2017
The Melton Hunt Club Ride and Household Cavalry Ride 2017

The Belvoir, Cottesmore and Quorn Hunts have 'countries' that converge in the market town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. They operate independently but are closely associated with Melton Hunt Club (MHC). [A full set of images can be viewed here - Melton Hunt Club and Household Cavalry Rides 2017] The first Cross Country Ride was […]

21st February 2016
The Tatler 1930 - Spotting The Belvoir

This caught my eye the other day, not least because of the headline that you wouldn't get away with in polite society in the 21st Century. The image shows a meet of the Belvoir Hounds At Landyke Lane, Near Ab Kettleby, in the February 5th 1930 issue of The Tatler but it is the text […]

23rd June 2015
Assam Cup Final 2015 - CANI vs. Strategic

The Davidsons Homes Assam Cup reached its climax on Sunday when Louise Jebson's CANI and Peter O'Rourke's Strategic contested the final at Rutland Polo Club, in a repeat of last year's final. The match seemed to be heading for a repeat of last year's result, which Strategic won, when they led 7-4 in the last […]

27th April 2015
The Quorn Hunt Point To Point 2015

The Quorn Hunt held their annual point to point meeting at Garthorpe racecourse and I, as the course's official photographer, was their to document the day. There were two doubles, one for Kelly Morgan and another for Tom Strawson and the rest of the spoils were shared around. Full set of images here: Quorn Hunt […]

22nd November 2014
Quorn Hunt London party 2014

The Quorn Hunt London party, Le Belle et La Bête, was held at Two Temple Place in the City of London, on Thursday 20th November 2014. 200 guests feasted on Devon crab, smoked duck salad, celeriac remoulade, slow roasted shoulder of lamb, Winter tabouleh, butternut squash tart and ginger and black sponge pudding. Tattersalls auctioneer […]

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