Archive for the ‘Pony Club’ Category

Photos in The Orcadian newspaper

Friday, July 16th, 2010
Orkney Pony Club Mounted Games

Orkney Pony Club Mounted Games

The above picture was one of a couple of ours to make it into The Orcadian newspaper in Orkney this week.

The team from Orkney Pony Club qualified for the Horse of the Year show – which will be televised later in year.

Photos of Pony Club Mounted Games Zone Finals at Lanark

Saturday, July 10th, 2010
Pony Club Games Zone Finals at Lanark

Pony Club Games Zone Finals at Lanark

A long and very wet Saturday at the Pony Club Mounted Games finals in Lanark. These were qualifiers for the Horse of the Year show, so a big occasion for all involved.

It was the first time I’d photographed mounted games, and it was a bit of a challenge – it is quite a bit less predictable than showjumping or dressage, and everything happens very fast.  There were also just two of us to capture six lanes of flying pony.

But I was constantly amazed and impressed by what these guys can do on a horse.

Pony Club Mounted Games

Pony Club Mounted Games

Photos from Fife Hunt Pony Club One Day Event at Scone Palace

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
Fife Hunt Pony Club ODE at Scone

Fife Hunt Pony Club ODE at Scone

I was photographing the showjumping at the Fife Hunt Pony Club ODE at Scone today.  They had a lot of competitors which made for a long day, but it all seemed to go off very well.

Fife Hunt Pony Club ODE at Scone

Fife Hunt Pony Club ODE at Scone

Linlithgow & Stirlingshire Pony Club Dressage at SNEC, Oatridge

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

The Linlithgow & Stirlingshire Pony Club had another successful event at the SNEC this weekend – this time it was Dressage, with qualifiers for Dengie in Novice and Open.

Pony Club Dressage

There were some superb looking horses and ponies taking part. Although dressage photography can be pretty difficult, some of these horse and rider combinations made it easy.

More photos in the event photography gallery.

Pony Club Dressage

Linlithgow & Stirlingshire Pony Club Team Show Jumping and Dengie Qualifier

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Another Linlithgow & Stirlingshire Pony Club event at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre (SNEC) at Oatridge College.

Show Jumping Event Photography

It was a pretty full-on day – show jumping classes started at 8.30am, and we were still takings photographs for the last one at 9pm, with the snow falling deep and thick and even outside.

But it was a great event – lots of teams in every class, all having a lot of fun. The course-builders were very helpful in giving us good positions to get the best showjumping photos possible.

It was a long hard day but we came out with almost 1500 quality photos to go on the website, and orders are now pouring in so it was well worth it.

Linlithgow & Stirlingshire Pony Club Fun Show

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Pony Club Show Jumping PhotographyNicole from the Linlithgow & Stirlingshire Pony Club asked me to come down and take some event photos at their annual fun show at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre (SNEC) at Oatridge in West Lothian.

As well as the usual show jumping classes there were lots of fun competitions, including fancy dress, parent & pony, horse & hound and Chase Me Charlie. Conditions for photography were not the best due to the poor lighting in the warm-up arena where most of the jumping was held, but fortunately we have the latest Nikon equipment which performs superbly in low light, so were still able to get very printable shots even at the end of the day.

Pony Club Fun Show Photography