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Posts in the Category: Horse Photography

All manner of photography which involves horses.

5th October 2021
Blenheim Palace Horse Trials Photography

In recent years Blenheim Palace Horse Trials has been organised by British Eventing and the event photography split between two companies due to the number of things going on. Working for E. S. Photography, and subsequently 1st Class Images when they merged I have been covering the three days of arena eventing. This year, however, […]

7th March 2021
Five minutes with: Abi Boulton

Introduce Yourself I am Abi Boulton, more usually known as Tic Toc Eventing, I am 26 years of age and am based at my family home in Staffordshire. I was surrounded by horses from the very start so that's probably the reason why I chose this way of life!  On my Mother’s side we were […]

4th March 2021
Editorial Photography at Cornbury Horse Trials for British Eventing Life

The Cornbury Estate, built as a hunting lodge for Blenheim Palace, is owned by Robin Cayzer, Lord Rotherwick, and came up for lease in 2006. The Howden family took it over in 2007

3rd March 2021
5 great minutes with: Bubby Upton

The next in my series of lockdown mini-interviews is with Newmarket-based Bubby Upton. Please introduce yourself So, my name is Bubby Upton (real name Isabelle) and I’m 22 years old (March 2021). I live at my family home just outside Newmarket, where I have lived my whole life and that’s where my first riding memories […]

19th November 2020
Badminton Horse Trials 2021: What you should know

The road to Badminton Horse Trials 2021 has been an extraordinary and completely unexpected one, with lots of changes to both personnel and event. Photos of Badminton Horse Trials 2021 In June 2019, it was announced that Hugh Thomas, long term Badminton Horse Trials Event Director, would be retiring, and that his experienced Assistant Director […]

14th October 2020
Thoresby International Horse Trials

Photographs of Thoresby Park International Horse Trials At the tail end of a season hugely disrupted by COVID, Thoresby Park stepped in to host the young horse championships usually hosted by the Osberton Estate, a few miles away in Nottinghamshire. Thoresby Park was the ancestral home to the x family … This inaugural event featured […]

13th September 2020
Zara Tindall competing at Cornbury House Horse Trials

Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall competed at British Eventing Cornbury House Horse Trials in Oxfordshire at the weekend, with three horses.

27th July 2020
OSBERTON HORSE TRIALS AND BE YOUNG HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS MOVES TO THORESBY PARK FOR ONE YEAR ONLY

Due to the unprecedented circumstances, Osberton International Horse Trials and the British Eventing Six and Seven Year Old Championships (October 8 to 11) will move, for 2020 only, to Thoresby Park. Just six miles down the road, Thoresby Park will host a CCI-L 3* and CCI-L 2*, along with the British Eventing Six and Seven Year Old […]

1st January 2020
Cathal Daniels Training Clinic at Hyde Lodge Horses

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 […]

26th October 2019
New Huntsman for Quorn Hunt Opening Meet 2019

The Quorn Hunt traditionally hold their opening meet at their kennels at Kirby Bellars, just West of Melton Mowbray. Since the 2004 Hunting Act, fox hunts have become clean boot packs, following previously laid trails for the hounds to follow, and carrying a bird of prey in case a fox is flushed by hounds accidentally. […]

3rd September 2019
Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2019

I was once again commissioned by Land Rover to photograph the Burghley Horse Trials 2019 for them as title sponsor. In addition to photographing the equestrian competition event in a way which incorporates Land Rover branding I was asked to photograph the Land Rover "activations": the company's stands, hospitality areas and other public-facing activities. The […]

27th July 2019
Royal Welsh Show Photos 2019

One of my freelance jobs every year involves taking Royal Welsh Show photos for the official equestrian photographers. Sadly it was not always a pleasure. There is a list of official Royal Welsh Show photographers listed on the RWAS website and the company I work for is clearly listed. However, throughout the show we were […]

30th April 2019
Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2019

My images of Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials will be uploading to the archive throughout the event, starting on Wednesday the 1st May with the first vets inspection. Commercial and editorial enquiries are welcome at any time - images will be available via a rights managed licence immediately they are uploaded. Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse […]

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, […]

11th March 2019
Oasby Horse Trials

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) […]

28th December 2018
Commercial Photography - Hazelcroft Veterinary Physiotherapy

I was recently approached by Samantha Finnemore, a Rutland-based veterinary physiotherapist, looking to revamp her web site and add new content. She was keen to commission me to produce both video and still photography of her at work, with horses and dogs. Sammy was keen to use a realistic working environment for the shoot, and […]

20th July 2018
Event photography at Upton House Horse Trials

During the Summer months I do a lot of freelance event photography for some of the best known names in the business. As Summer Season follows Summer Season it can become quite predictable that you will be doing this event, then that event, at a particular time of year. It's nice, therefore, to take on […]

11th April 2018
Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Cross Country Course 2018

In his second year as course designer Eric Winter has taken the traditional line and reversed the direction of the Badminton Course. Starting as ever in the main arena over the familiar flower bed, the ASX Starter (1) riders head left to a choice of inviting Rolex Feeder roll top spreads (2), one of very […]

23rd January 2018
Burghley Horse Trials Photo Archive

The Burghley Horse Trials Photo Archive is a useful resource for sourcing images for editorial or commercial use. Burghley photos can be licensed according to the audience size, distribution numbers, duration and geographical area, so that you only pay for the usage you need. Burghley Horse Trials 2008 Burghley Horse Trials 2014 Burghley Horse Trials […]

4th September 2017
Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2017

A long and tough five days at Burghley Horse Trials is finally over. Oliver Townend has been crowned and a British 1,2,3,4 is definitely worth celebrating. Saturday saw its fair share of thrills and spills (I seem to be the nemesis for the Kiwis, with both Andrew and Mark falling at fences I was photographing […]

30th August 2017
Land Rover Burghley 2017 - Wednesday

I have four different main clients this year so need to keep my wits about me. I've headed to Burghley early to give me a chance to sit down and plan my Thursday/Friday/Saturday around who I need to shoot and who, in theory, I don't. I've decided to get to Burghley and set off onto […]

29th August 2017
Dublin Horse Show 2017 - Day Seven

Sunday is the last day of Dublin Horse Show and it's a big one in every area. The show ponies are in the Ring One, as are the Pony Club mounted games, while the workers dominate proceedings in Ring Two. In the main arena we are building up to two of the most anticipated events […]

28th August 2017
Dublin Horse Show 2017 - Day Six

Saturday of Dublin Horse Show is puissance day. The familiar red brick wall has been on the grass opposite the show entrance up to this point where it is a traditional selfie spot. Now, though, it has been rebuilt in the main arena and all the arena party have new uniforms with Land Rover branding. […]

25th August 2017
Dublin Horse Show 2017 - Day Five

Day five of Dublin Horse Show. It's Friday and that means it's Nations Cup day. I'm looking forward to this, but not from a British perspective. They haven't been performing well this week so far. There are lots of quirks to the Dublin Horse Show. One of which is that it isn't know as the […]

24th August 2017
Dublin Horse Show 2017 - Day Four

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 […]

24th August 2017
Dublin Horse Show 2017 – Day Three

Day three means we're in business, literally. The show has started. The latest start of the show gives us a chance to sort of who is shuttling who in from UCC to the show ground. We can't park at RDS so two drivers will drive us in shifts each day, before returning to our accommodation, […]

14th August 2017
Dublin Horse Show 2017 - Day Two

We wake in Dublin to find that air conditioning does not seem to work in our apartments. It is very warm in our rooms and we all feel a bit dehydrated but it doesn't matter too much because today is our lay day and we only have a few non-time-specific jobs to do. We drive […]

8th August 2017
Dublin Horse Show 2017 - Day One

Join us for the experience of Dublin Horse Show 2017. Despite the anticipation days one and eight are not the most exciting. They are for travelling. This year I pick Ben and Steph up in Oakham at the crack of dawn. The usual game of boot-Tetris ensues but my Golf does me proud and we […]

31st July 2017
Cottesmore Hunt mounted hound exercise 31/7

With the harvest in full swing, the Cottesmore hounds started mounted hound exercise this morning at the crack of dawn. Being a beautifully clear and atmospheric morning I decided to join them at the kennels and find out where they were going. As soon as they set off in one direction I headed off in […]

10th June 2017
Bramham International Horse Trials

Bramham International Horse Trials is one of the most popular events in the British equestrian calendar, with showing, jumping and eventing to satisfy everbody.

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.

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