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Barrowcliffe Cross Country

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Barrowcliffe Cross Country, in Leicestershire, is typical of much of the surrounding countryside in the heart of the traditional hunting homeland. Ridge and furrow fields of rolling pasture extend for miles.

In recent years the owners have been developing an equestrian cross country training facility, spread across three of their adjacent fields, and covering about 35 acres in total.

Here you can bring your horse and practise over any sort of obstacle, from lying logs to technical fences of Advanced level dimensions, and even a water complex.

Throughout the site, fences have been built and located to provide jumping lines. Some have been designed to allow a faster canter between them, while other combinations require collection and accuracy.

There are fences raised on mounds; fences in hedges; corners; skinnies; trakehners, and everything else you would expect to find on a cross country course.

As luck would have it, the owners felt the course was ready for opening at the end of lockdown 3, so I was asked to come and photograph the site, on a day when it was being used, in order to start work on a website to show off the facilities and introduce the paying public to the different ways they can use to book the course.

The second stage of the development is to add an arena near the parking area which will be bookable separately to the cross country area. When this is complete we will add online electronic booking for the arena to the same website.

Molly Faulkner - XC Training at Barrowcliffe
Saffron Cresswell - XC Training at Barrowcliffe
Heidi Coy - XC Training at Barrowcliffe
Molly Faulkner - XC Training at Barrowcliffe
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About Nico

I am an equine photographer, website designer and hosting provider living in Lincolnshire.

I work with clients who are sole traders and others which are FTSE companies. They are equally important to me.

If you need commercial photographyeditorial photography, event photography, lifestyle, equestrian or wedding photography, then I can help you, with over 30 years experience in these areas.

I also teach photography. I mentor photographers with a range of experience, from beginners to working professionals and run an equine photography course which gives members access to articles about the business of equestrian photography.

I have a varied set of skills, having worked for well known web design, SEO and analytics companies in parallel to my photography.

I design, host and maintain websites for clients as varied as farms, interior designers and equestrian centres, as well as for bloggers and sportspeople, including many riders.

I am the Public Relations Officer for the Midlands Area Point-to-Point Association, a role which utilises my PR and social media skills to promote horse racing both online and in the National press.

If you think that I could be the right person to help you, whatever your project, then please get in touch and we can discuss what you need and the ways in which I can help.

You can find out more about me here.

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