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Oasby Horse Trials

Posted on 11th March 2019 in .  So far there are No comments

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) star at Burnham Market or Belton International horse trials.

Oasby is a sentimental event for me. When I first started to photograph eventing in 2007-8 it was one of the first events I was asked to cover for a magazine. As a result of the images I created there I was approached by Matt and Sarah Baldock of E. S. Photography, who asked me to work for them at other events, a relationship which continued for nearly ten years before that company merged with 1st Class Images. Shortly after I started to work for them regularly, the contract to provide the event photography for all the Bede events, of which Oasby is one, came up for tender, and the team were awarded the contract.

Sadly 2019 marks the first year since then that I have not been there working as the event photographer. Bede have awarded the contract to a new supplier and this year I went with press accreditation instead. In addition to a couple of commercial clients who wanted images of their sponsored riders, I also wanted to give my own supported riders some new competition images so they could update their social media and websites for the new season.

Each of the riders I needed to photograph had multiple horses. Inevitably, this meant lots of running around between dressage, showjumping and cross country, and the odd clash, but it was worth it. By the end of Saturday I had been able to send significant numbers of images to the riders and they were delighted.

You can see more of my images from Oasby at any time but be aware that accreditation rules mean that for the time being they are only available with rights managed licences, for editorial or commercial use.

Images of Oasby (1) Horse Trials 2019

Greta Mason and WESTON GENERAL
Greta Mason and WESTON GENERAL. Licence this image
Richard P. Jones and FINANCIAL EXPRESS
Richard P. Jones and FINANCIAL EXPRESS. Licence this image
Eliza Stoddart and CLIFFORD
Eliza Stoddart and CLIFFORD. Licence this image
Piggy French and CASTLETOWN CLOVER
Piggy French and CASTLETOWN CLOVER. Licence this image
Jess Butler and ABC SKY PLUS
Jess Butler and ABC SKY PLUS. Licence this image
Wizz Leyland and CRUISE THE TOWN
Wizz Leyland and CRUISE THE TOWN. Licence this image
Alexander Tordoff and COOL JACK
Alexander Tordoff and COOL JACK. Licence this image
Angus Smales and ESI PHEONIX
Angus Smales and ESI PHEONIX. Licence this image
Eliza Stoddart and DICK O MALLEY
Eliza Stoddart and DICK O MALLEY. Licence this image
Willa Newton and MOONLIGHT DANCE S
Willa Newton and MOONLIGHT DANCE S. Licence this image
Simon Grieve and THE RUTMAN
Simon Grieve and THE RUTMAN. Licence this image
Sam Ecroyd, DAVINCI III
Sam Ecroyd, DAVINCI III. Licence this image
Willa Newton and MOONLIGHT DANCE S
Willa Newton and MOONLIGHT DANCE S. Licence this image
Lucy Robinson and DUNKERRIN PANDORA
Lucy Robinson and DUNKERRIN PANDORA. Licence this image
Eliza Stoddart and DICK O MALLEY
Eliza Stoddart and DICK O MALLEY. Licence this image
Andy Heffernan and CASTLE VIEW LARRY
Andy Heffernan and CASTLE VIEW LARRY. Licence this image
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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.

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