In September 2015 Nico was commissioned by Land Rover to record the equestrian competition at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.
The brief was to capture the action, in all phases of the event, alongside Land Rover branding and products. The images were then used for their social media and press releases.
Later in 2015 Nico was also sent by Land Rover to photograph two of Land Rover’s Brand Ambassadors, Ben Maher and Laura Tomlinson.
Ben Maher MBE is a British show jumper who won the team jumping gold medal at the London Olympics with Team GB, their first team jumping gold medal for 60 years. He has won many international Grand Prix including the Olympia Grand Prix, Hickstead King George V Gold Cup and the FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix at Wellingtons.
Laura Tomlinson (née Bechtolsheimer) MBE is a British dressage rider who represented Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics, where she won team Gold and individual Bronze on Mistral Højris (Alf).
Both riders were photographed as they recorded video Masterclasses which Land Rover will publish at a later date. Ben was then photographed for Countryside Magazine as they interviewed him during a relaxed hack around his village. Laura was then photographed for the Jaguar Land Rover Academy of Sport helping two young rising stars in the sport of dressage, Ruth Hole and Phoebe Peters.
In December 2016, Nico returned to Ben Maher’s Elsenham yard on behalf of Land Rover and The Pony Club. Ben had agreed to give some training to winners of a Pony Club and Land Rover competition.
For Burghley Horse Trials in 2017, Nico was again commissioned to cover the event for title sponsors, Land Rover.