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Dublin Horse Show 2017 - Day Four

Posted on 24th August 2017 in .  So far there are No comments

We have quickly dropped into a routine and although our start is earlier than the previous day we are on it. It's Ladies Day here in Dublin, so everybody has dressed up to come to the show today, and our PR photographer has her work cut out getting the best shots of the outfits for the Press Office.

My ring has transformed. Having got used to three or four sets of (large) show jumps for the whole of yesterday the main arena has taken on a completely different look for the young event horse classes. A note here about the main arena at RDS. For the majority of the year this arena is a rugby club, where Leinster play. For the horse show the in-goal areas at either end take on a different look, with two ponds and a bank at one end and two banks and a ditch at the other. This gives the course designer lots of scope for a proper cross country course for classes like these.

It's a very big arena, more like a Roman amphitheatre than a horse show ring. The grass, too. Incredible! One of our photographers was rendered speechless when he saw the colour and quality of the surface. We had to ask if it was actually real.

The event horse classes work in a similar way to the Dubarry series in the UK, except that the showing and conformation phases have been completed the previous day in one of the other rings. We start with a small event horse, before the more familiar four and five year-old classes follow.

That, and a little more Lorenzo, complete, and we are on to The Speed Derby. The Irish dominate this, with the first six places going to Irish riders. Greg Broderick again takes the spoils, this time by 0.04s!

The Anglesea Serpentine Stakes is the last class of what, for the main ring, is a very short day. This time it is Bertram Allen who is victorious, with Karen Polle from Japan in second, and Greg Broderick in third.

Food (pizza), wine, bed.


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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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