Cathal Daniels Clinic, Monday 30 December 2019

Cathal Daniels Training Clinic at Hyde Lodge Horses

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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 horse Rioghan Rua recently won …

Rebecca Gibbs and DE BEERS DILLETANTE at Burghley

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2019

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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 images taken during the event …

Rainbow over Oasby

Oasby Horse Trials

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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 …

Oliver Townend and DREAMLINER - Upton House Horse Trials 2019.

Event photography at Upton House Horse Trials

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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 an event which is new …


Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Cross Country Course 2018

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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 few portable fences on this …

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2017

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A long and tough five days at Burghley Horse Trials is finally over. Oliver 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 at the time) and I struggled …


Land Rover Burghley 2017 – Wednesday

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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 the cross-country course just after …


Equestrian editorial photography at Aston Le Walls

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Equestrian editorial photography what is the difference between event photography and editorial photography? what happens when the publication is an equestrian one? working a cross country course the results I’ve often been asked if covering an event for a magazine is like event photography, and I always answer, “yes, and no!” The difference between event photography and editorial photography is …


Bramham International Horse Trials

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Most event photographers, including ES Photography, the official photographers at Bramham, do not employ permanent staff, instead they hire freelance equestrian photographers on a day-by-day basis, as they are needed. In my case I have had the pleasure of photographing this fabulous Yorkshire event for quite a few years, and this prestigious Yorkshire event has become one of my firm …


Event Rider Masters – How does it work?

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The Event Rider Master Series, or ERM for short, kicks off at Chatsworth on 14th-15th May, but what is it and how does it work? As previously posted, it is a six-event CIC*** series, each event being worth £50,000 in prize money, with an extra £50,000 to the winning rider at the end of the series: Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International …


Shelford Manor Horse Trials

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This week I was back photographing eventing for my great friends at E.S.Photography. Two days of eventing, up to Novice level, were enjoyed. The bad weather held off. The “rock stars” were there in numbers: Richard Jones, Lauren Shannon, Caroline Powell, Ben Way, James Somerville, Nicola Wilson, Piggy French, Simon Grieve and many many more. Photos of the show can …


German eventing long list for Europeans announced.

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The German Federation have announced their long list for selection for the European Championships at Blair in September. Rider Horse(s) Sandra Affaurth OPGUN LOUVO Niklas Bschorer TOM TOM GO Andreas Dibowski FRH BUTTS AVEDON Bettina Hoy DESIGNER Michael Jung FISCHER ROCANA FST FISCHERTAKINOU HALUNKE FBW LA BIOSTHETIQUE SAM FBW Andreas Ostholt SO IS ET Claas-Hermann Romeike CATO Dirk Schrade HOP …


Future Eventing Champions crowned at Brand Hall and Houghton

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Yesterday saw the crowning of three National Champions at both Brand Hall and Houghton Hall International Horse Trials. Brand Hall in Shropshire hosted both the Charles Owen National Pony Championships and the Racesafe National Junior Championships whilst in East Anglia, at Houghton Hall  in Norfolk, the Askham Bryan College National u21 Championships were taking place. Charles Owen National Pony Championships – Brand Hall Last year’s …


Badminton 2015 – links to image folders

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Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, the World’s biggest four-star event, kicks off with the first vets inspection this afternoon. In order to speed up the process of finding images I thought it would be useful to list the places in which photos will appear: Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 – the main event folder. Sub-folders appear as images are …


Land Rover renews its title sponsorship of Burghley Horse Trials

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Land Rover has today announced an extension to its title sponsorship of Burghley Horse Trials, which will see the partnership through to the end of 2017. Land Rover’s association with the world-renowned eventing competition has been established for many years, being the official vehicle supplier since the early 90’s and becoming title sponsor in 2005. Commenting on the contract renewal, …

Lionheart Put To Sleep Following Colic Surgery Complications

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Allison Springer, who recently purchased Lionheart from William Fox-Pitt has announced via Facebook that he has been put to sleep following complications from colic surgery. Eventing Nation has the full story… Photos of Lionheart. Lionheart Put To Sleep Following Colic Surgery Complications was last modified: January 18th, 2014 by Nico

Italian Olympian dominates 2013 Lycetts Grantham Cup

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The final day of competition at the Belton International Horse Trials in Grantham saw the culmination of the esteemed Grantham Cup CIC3*now under new sponsorship from Lycetts. The top ten was dominated by British-based 29 year old Italian Vittoria Panizzon who won the Grantham Cup title on her own and Sally Bullen’s 10 year old grey mare, Borough Pennyz, Vittoria’s …