Copyright

Thu, Oct 3 2013 12:57
After much careful consideration I have decided to update the copyright status of my photographs to bring all future works in line with the generally accepted rules.

Please note that this applies for all future portrait and event work but these changes will not effect any photographs posted before this date.

As a photographer I retain 100% ownership of my photographs unless otherwise stated. This means no unauthorised sharing, editing or cropping of my photographs is allowed.

The sharing of proof images from a photo shoot or event photographs is no longer acceptable unless shared directly through my website using the available links. Unfortunately too many people are sharing photographs which have not been purchased.

If I post something on Facebook or twitter you are only allowed to share the image directly from my page, Facebook or Twitter account. If you have purchase an image and I have supplied a digital version of it you are still allowed to post this freely as I openly encourage the sharing of the photographs you order.
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Northern Hackney Horse Show 2013 - Bakewell Showground

Tue, Aug 13 2013 07:08
This weekend of the 10th and 11th of August I was invited down by the Northern Hackney Horse Club to provide them with some photographs at the Annual Show.

Here is a selection that document what I saw on my meeting with this incredible but rare breed. For more information on the Northern Hackney Horse Club visit the website http://www.nhhc.org.uk/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/280843051972856/

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His and Hers

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International Event

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Encouraging the next generation

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Waiting

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Traditional, fun.

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Somewhat Regal

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Generational

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Observing

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Wheels and legs

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For Mr & Mrs

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The Judge

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In every detail

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Action

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Judges drinking action
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A generation gone

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Elegance in construction

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Pedals

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Fashions

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Champions

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Look

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Congratulations to Brown Panther, Richard Kingsnote, Michael Owen, Tom Dascombe and the team at Manor House Stables on winning the Goodwood Cup at Glorious Goodwood

Thu, Aug 8 2013 09:36
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Here is a photo taken of Brown Panther at Manor House Stables in 2012 and before his fantastic success at Glorious Goodwood in the Group 2 Goodwood Cup.
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Appleby Horse Fair 2013

Tue, Jun 11 2013 10:10
Last Friday I visited Appleby Horse Fair for the first time. I was not entirely sure what I was expecting to find at the Fair having only ever read newspaper reports, which are often purposefully negative. I wanted to see the horses and get a glimpse of the festivities of a culture i know little about.

For this trip I was travelling on the back of my Dad's Motorhorse. After a rather uncomfortable ninety minutes sat pillion we arrived at Appleby.

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The first thing to say about Appleby Horse Fair is that I was amazed at the conditioning and quality of so many of the horses. With Cobs a plenty the striking Paints were almost all looking exceptionally healthy and happy.

Down by the river Eden the skilled horseman rode bare back and free, enjoying the gaze of the many Travellers and tourists watching from the banks.

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I have attended many Clinics and Shows and been able to view and learn to understand the importance of the relationship between horse and owner and how this is the most important aspect in learning to work together. I have learnt a little about dressage and plenty about natural horsemanship. The Gypsie and Travellers were certainly showing their horses this fine day.

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One of the things i really enjoyed seeing was the horses being bathed and the gentleness with which they were washed down.

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The main attraction of Appleby is perhaps seeing the horses swimming. Guided down the ramp to the river the horses i saw would usually just walk in to the water.

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Once in the water the fun would begin and the many Gypsies and Travellers riding there cobs would be the focus of many a camera. Some of the photographers even got into the water to involve themselves in every photograph. Congrats guys, you must be the most photographed photographers ever.

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There was much to see on the roads too as the Gypsy Cob Drivers were out in force.

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And then there were the miniatures. This chap little one was particularly adorable.

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From what I saw at Appleby it is a fun and festive gathering of a community. Whilst I was only around for a few hours I sensed a great atmosphere and was greeted regularly by the friendly folk i saw.

I would highly recommend anyone visits this traditional gathering of the Gypsy and Traveller communities.

You can view the complete gallery from Friday by visiting http://horseplayphotography.co.uk/Galleries/Events/Appleby-Horse-Fair/
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Robinsons Equestrian Bailey's Photo Shoot

Sun, Jun 2 2013 01:44
After a hard days work on the Robinson's Catalogue Bailey gets to have some playtime.


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