The Melton Hunt Club Ride and Household Cavalry Ride 2017

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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 held in February 1956 from …

Hunting Photography – The Quorn at Markham House

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The Quorn Hunt’s meet at Markham House, Thorpe Satchville, by kind permission of David Samworth. Images – The Quorn Hunt at Markham House Hunting Photography – The Quorn at Markham House was last modified: January 25th, 2014 by nico

The "correct" moment to photograph a carriage is when the horses nearest fore leg is extended

The “rules” of equestrian photography

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Several times recently I have found myself referring to “the golden rules of equestrian photography”. Quite rightly, someone asked me what they were! These rules I was referring to are not written down anywhere, instead I have learned them through discussion with riders, owners and other photographers; photographers with many more years of experience than I. They are the result …

Horse of the Year

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Last week I was lucky enough to be asked by one of my media clients to cover The Horse of the Year Show for them, a real treat. Despite changing venue and structure of the years HOYS is still the pinnacle of many people’s equestrian year. It is, after all,  where the championships are settled, whether it be the Horse …