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25th September 2020
Event Photography for the Belvoir Team Chase at Garthorpe

A well-known Doctor who worked at equestrian events all over the country, from Championships to Pony Club events, once referred to Team Chasing as "a special kind of crazy". As a sport, it certainly attracts a unique crowd of adrenalin junkies, who travel far and wide every weekend, to get their fix. The Belvoir's annual […]

23rd September 2020
Belvoir Fun Ride in Lincolnshire

I was offered the chance to photograph a fun ride on farm land North of Grantham, in Lincolnshire. Scroll down for a link to the rest of the images.

1st March 2020
The Belvoir Hunt Ball 2020

The annual Belvoir Hunt Ball was held at Honington Grange where, in spite of the efforts of Storm Dennis, more than 400 guests enjoyed an evening of celebration. Guests included the Duchess of Rutland Emma Manners, daughters Lady Alice, Lady Eliza & Lady Violet, Viscountess Grimston and Lady Isabella Innes-Ker, as well as Joint Hunt […]

4th February 2019
Belvoir Castle Ball 2019

For the first time in in recent years the Belvoir Hunt Ball was held in Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, in February, having previously been held in mid-Summer, in a marquee at the kennels, on the Estate. The Grade 1 listed castle is the ancestral home to the Dukes of Rutland and sits in of 15,000 acres. […]

26th October 2018
Game Shoot photography: Ropsley, Woodnook, Belvoir Castle

As many readers will be aware, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust periodically run raffle draws, the prize being unique or very unusual shooting days for a full set of guns. I was recently approached by the Trust and asked to document such a day, a partridge shoot for eight guest guns across three well-known […]

1st November 2016
Belvoir Hunt Opening Meet 2016

The last of the Shire packs to hold its opening meet was the Belvoir Hunt, who traditionally hold theirs at the Village Hall in Long Clawson, in the heart of their Leicestershire country. For a full set of images please click here - The Belvoir Hunt Opening Meet 2016

21st February 2016
The Tatler 1930 - Spotting The Belvoir

This caught my eye the other day, not least because of the headline that you wouldn't get away with in polite society in the 21st Century. The image in the Tatler shows a meet of the Belvoir Hounds At Landyke Lane, Near Ab Kettleby, in the February 5th 1930 issue of The Tatler but it […]

30th March 2015
The Belvoir Hunt Point To Point - Garthorpe 29th March

[Full set of galleries from the Belvoir meeting at Garthorpe] The Belvoir Hunt's point-to-point meeting took place at Garthorpe on Sunday 29th March 2015. Bad weather changed the going from good to firm to good to soft during the course of the day but there was some excellent racing throughout the card. The feature NFU […]

17th February 2014
Hunting Photography - The Belvoir at Hose 15/2

Images of the Belvoir Hunt's meet at Hose on Saturday are now online: Equine/Hunting Photography - The Belvoir Hunt meet at Farrier's Forge, Hose on 15/2

3rd January 2014
Hunting Photography - The Belvoir at Eaton Grange

Images of the Belvoir Hunt's meet at Eaton Grange yesterday are now online. The featured image shows our host James Henderson showing the field a clean pair of shoes/heels. The Belvoir at Eaton Grange

31st December 2013
The Belvoir Hunt at Waltham House

The Greenall family continued the tradition by hosting a meet of the Belvoir Hunt at Waltham House, the former home of the late Migs Greenall. A good field of 100+ followers gathered, with visitors from the Warwickshire, Staffordshire Moorland, Heythrop and many more. Hounds quickly found the trail and headed from the meet toward Greenall's […]

3rd April 2013
The Belvoir at Garthorpe 30/3/13

A full set of the day's photographs are available for purchase here: The Belvoir at Garthorpe.

3rd March 2013
The Belvoir at Goadby Marwood Hall 2/3/13

One of the most picturesque meets of the season to photograph is that of The Belvoir at Goadby Marwood Hall, the home of the Westropp family. Hounds meet in a paddock in front of the hall and then follow scent trails laid around the paddocks behind the hall and lakes, incorporating lots of post and […]

6th November 2023
*UPDATED* Melton Hunt Club Ride Preview 2023

This is the annual Melton Hunt Club Ride preview 2023. The Melton Hunt Club Ride 2023 is hosted by the Belvoir Hunt at Long Clawson. The course starts in a southerly direction, just West of Canal Lane. After a brief loop the course continues North towards Hose Thorns, where the course cross Canal Lane before […]

26th May 2023
Horse photography: 11 tips from a professional equine photographer

Tips on how to take better photographs of horses.

22nd February 2021
Five minutes with: Heidi Coy

Please introduce yourself My name is Heidi Coy, I’m 21 years old and am a international event rider. I grew up surrounded by horses on my parents’ Dairy farm in the heart of Leicestershire, a career in horses felt inevitable for me. My Mother had my first pony lined up before I was even born! […]

1st February 2021
Five minutes with: Willa Newton

Please introduce yourself 30 year old professional event rider based at my parents yard near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. I have been a professional event rider since finishing a Business Management degree at Leeds University in 2012. I grew up in the Belvoir Pony Club and hunting in Leicestershire. My sister Chloe also evented before starting […]

21st January 2019
Melton Hunt Club Ride, 17th Feb 2019 - virtual course walk

UPDATE - The ride has been POSTPONED due to the ground conditions and we will try again on Sunday 17th February. UPDATE - The gate onto Pasture Lane (next to fence 19) will be open. This year The Melton Hunt Club Ride is sponsored by Chestnut Horse Feeds and RoR to whom the organisers are […]

24th July 2017
The Quorn Hunt PC Tetrathlon, Aylesford Equine 23rd July

The Quorn Hunt PC Tetrathlon was hosted by the Pony Club over two days this weekend. The shooting, swimming and running phases were completed at Ratcliffe College on Saturday 22nd July and the cross country riding phase took place at Aylesford Equine's course on Sunday the 23rd July, and I was there to cover this […]

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.

20th February 2017
The Melton Hunt Club Ride and Household Cavalry Ride 2017

The Belvoir, Cottesmore and Quorn Hunts have 'countries' that converge in the market town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. They operate independently but are closely associated with Melton Hunt Club (MHC). [A full set of images can be viewed here - Melton Hunt Club and Household Cavalry Rides 2017] The first Cross Country Ride was […]

15th November 2016
Hunting with Cambridge University Drag Hounds

My base in Oakham gives me the perfect position to photograph some of the World's most famous fox hunts. Oakham itself is in the Cottesmore country, which is (roughly) bordered in the West by the B6047 and in the East by the North Sea. West of the Cottesmore is the Quorn country; the Belvoir hunt […]

31st October 2016
Cottesmore Hunt Opening Meet 2016

The Cottesmore Hunt Opening Meet was held at Preston Lodge, near Braunston, a week or so earlier than usual, but still attracted an large mounted field and many foot followers who enjoyed the October sunshine. I recognised visitors from the Quorn, Belvoir, Fernie, Pytchley and Warwickshire hunts, to name but a few. This year the Cottesmore Hunt are celebrating […]

5th April 2015
Cottesmore Pony Club Eventer Trial - 3rd April

[Full Cottesmore Hunt Pony Club Eventer Trial image galleries] The forecast was right, unfortunately, and the rain barely stopped during seven hours of competition at Ranksboro' as Pony Clubbers of all ages took part in the Cottesmore Hunt's Eventer Trial. Competitors completed an untimed show jumping section before moving on to a "cross country" phase […]

30th May 2012
New Chairman for Racing Welfare

Joey Newton, Fieldmaster of the Belvoir Hunt and Chair of the Melton Hunt Club, is to be the new Chairman for Racing Welfare, the racing charity. From tomorrow, Joey will succeed Roger Weatherby as Chairman of the charity, which aims to help racing's people in need. Roger is to become the founding Chairman of The Racing […]

19th October 2010
How to take pictures of Horses: 11 tips from a professional

Tips for how to take pictures of horses from a leading professional, including camera settings, timing, leg positions, different gaits and focusing skills.

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13th January 2016
Landscape Magazine

"LandScape magazine brings you the very best of Britain. Its evocative content means you can bring every season to life in your home." Landscape is all about your garden, good food, nature and the best of British countryside. The January 2016 issue of Landscape contains a multi-page article about how changes to the Law may […]

8th June 2015
Fieldsports Magazine

Fieldsports is a bi-monthly magazine which focuses on all country sports. For their June/July 2015 issue they commissioned a double page spread of images from the Belvoir Hunt's Point-To-Point meeting at Garthorpe earlier in the year. I supplied a set of images which I felt the different facets of the pointing World: action, drama and […]

2nd April 2015
Great Oakley Farms

Great Oakley Farms commissioned a web site to show off the varied activities and history of not only the farm but the village of Great Oakley too. Great Oakley is a sister site to Saltby Farms, the other half of the business, in the Vale of Belvoir.

2nd April 2015
Tatler

Tatler is one of the World's premier lifestyle magazines and regularly features coverage of events in rural England, including hunting events and horse racing of all forms.

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2nd April 2023
The Belvoir Hunt hounds are exercised at dawn

The Belvoir Hunt is a fox hunt based in Leicestershire, England. It is one of the oldest and most famous hunts in the country, with a history dating back to the 17th century. The hunt is more correctly known as The Duke of Rutland’s hounds. The Belvoir Hunt covers an area of over 1,000 square […]

11th December 2023
Heidi Coy and HALENZA

The photo shows Heidi Coy and HALENZA during the cross country phase at the Bramham International Horse Trials in June 2022. The combination were competing in the CCI-L 4* U25 section of the event where they finished in 3rd place. HALENZA (Results) Gender: MareFoaled: 2012Height: 16.2Sire: DUTCH DESIGNDam: SELENZASire of Dam: NO SKI Owner(s): Heidi […]

28th March 2023
Cottesmore Huntsman Sam Jones

Ex-jockey Sam Jones, professional huntsman of the Cottesmore Hunt. Sam joined The Cottesmore Hunt for the 2022-23 season, having previously worked for the Belvoir Hunt as First Whipper-In.

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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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