First Hunt - Astley - With Cheshire Drag Hunt

Sat, Jan 11 2014 12:34
Today I photographed my first hunt. Many thanks to all at The Cheshire Drag Hunt for allowing me to photograph the day and to Brian for letting me to tag along in the car.

The full galleries can be seen at http://horseplayphotography.co.uk/Galleries/Events/Astley-Hunt-January-11th-2014/index.html


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A beer before perhaps?

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Hounds Away

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Photographers waiting

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Leading the way

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You shouldn't have parked there

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Fields of joy

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The line up

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Concentrated

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Easy

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It's not my fault you got so mucky, honest

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The hounds wait

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Let's go again

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Getting through the turnstiles

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Is anybody out there?

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What you looking at?

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Over we go...

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I can fly

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Smoking skyline

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Fancy being hunted by hounds today?

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Im gonna get him

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Hold on tight

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Returning

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Carneddau Ponies Collection with Gareth Jones and the Llanfairfechan Farmers

Wed, Nov 13 2013 02:59
The collection of the Carneddau Ponies is a centuries old tradition carried out by generations of the families who farm the hills. The ponies are collected and checked before being sent back out to roam freely atop the magnificent mountains. The Welsh Mountain Ponies are a breed that go back to Celtic times and possibly further. This is a studied rare breed and needs rare breed status to help protect them. Check out my day in photographs.


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Gareth Wyn Jones and the team of local Farmers from Llanfairfechan preparing to ascend the mountain.

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Briefing for a BBC Documentary

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Leading the round up

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Will Observing the roundup

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The next generation

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The first approach of the Carnaddau Ponies

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We see you

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Liam spotting

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A journey, a landscape

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Aged paths

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Herd together

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Stunning natural beauty

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Quad roundup

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Runaway

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The bike crew

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It's all down hill from here

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Wild horses roaming the plains

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Followed the same path

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To the field

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Hustle

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Then or now

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Returning to the farm

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Gareth happy with the days collection

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Pony

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Protect me mommy

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Hardy

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Fresh Pastures

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Look at my beautiful mane

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Together

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Contrasts

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Colours

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Wild things

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Cute pony

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Everything in this field in black and white

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Handsome rogue

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Roundup up for a check up

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Still Observing

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Now directing

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In the ponies go

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To have a check over and get their hooves inspected

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All together now

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Come on little one

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Barefoot hooves

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Our turn next

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Finding our ponies

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The round up team

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These ponies

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Four furry ponies


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Laurel Farm, Tarporley

Mon, Oct 28 2013 02:42
I visited Laurel Farm Equestrian Centre today to have a look round. Great facilities and a fantastic atmosphere being generated down there. I went and had a quick chat with these three Connemara Ponies and after a bit of deliberation they agreed to pose for me.Laurel-Farm
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