We ride horses

April 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

When we are not out and about photographing Lifestyle and Weddings, our Event Photography 'tends' to be Equestrian.

There is a very good reason for this, of course. We own, ride and compete our own horses so we know what photographs we would like to buy.
We are so often disappointed when we compete ourselves (with the photographs on offer, not always our own performance!) so we make sure that when we show you your photographs, they are always the best we can make them.

That means a personal and friendly service when you come to see us at a show. We will take the time to show you the images and then crop, adjust and make them look their best before you decide to purchase one from us.

It also means that after the event - usually Monday but sometimes Tuesday following a busy weekend - I will edit EVERY image to make them all  look the best they can before I upload them to the website for you to view. This process generally takes a full day or longer!
Unfortunately this isn't as quick (or easy) as just uploading the original image but we believe that it's better to wait a day or two for a great image.
Then, we leave the gallery on the website for ever - no time limit - no need to buy today. You can always go back and buy an image from last year or five years ago - these can make great surprise presents.

We love horses and love being surrounded by them, whether it be on a Total Equestrian Photoshoot or at an event - Show Jumping, Hunter Trials, Showing, Western, Dressage and so on.... 

So, this blog is to introduce the team and our horses.

Bug (Beautiful Diego)
Photo by Louisa
photo by Louisa
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photo by Emma

This is me and my great friend, Bug. He is the most amazing, brave, gentle and well mannered horse and I have had him for 6 months.
He is proving to be a fast learner despite having done little to no flatwork schooling in the past.
He is really at home on the Cross Country field and doesn't seem bothered by anything. Combine that with a big jump and we are going to have fun.
He was very well behaved at his first two SJ events in the last couple of months and he will be going to his third at the weekend.

Tilly (Campitor)
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Louisa helps out when we are very busy or Colleen can not make it at a weekend event. Colleen and Louisa both have 'real' jobs so helping out on their days off is really appreciated. Louisa takes a mean photograph herself with an eye for composition and detail.


Louisa has been partnered with Tilly for about two years now and Tilly is really starting to enjoy her jumping and getting out with other horses.
She is turned out with Bug and is 'The Boss'


Campitor is latin for War Horse and if you've ever seen and heard her galloping towards you, you would understand!

Hector (Hunter's Peak)
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Colleen is our regular computer wiz and is often to be found at a show drinking coffee and tweaking all your images. Don't be surprised if she remembers your name or what horse you were riding last time she saw you!

Colleen recently partnered up with Hector although we all call him Hectic.
Not fair really (but it has stuck) as he is a wonderful horse who is proving to be a fantastic all rounder who doesn't seem phased by anything. He came third in his first Eventer's Challenge recently, really enjoyed his first XC experience and is going to his first SJ competition very soon.

Camelot (Cregduff Kippuree Camelot)
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Emma is the Padawan!
Emma is learning a lot about photography and working really hard to study and practice everything she can about technique, composition and light.
You will often see her pointing a camera at events wearing her Green Ninja shirt and likes to help out when she is not competing at Pony Club and other events on her beautiful boy, Camelot.

 


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