It was a late summers afternoon/evening over at Stydd House Equestrian near Ashbourne, Derbyshire where the lovely Ben Hobday would be doing a jumping demonstration. I was fortunate to be the selected photographer to photograph the event. Having followed Ben over a number of years throughout his eventing career, I was a little excited. It’s always lovely to have an opportunity like this and they don’t come along very often.
I am very passionate about being a horse photographer and although I don’t event myself, as I’m just not brave enough I love photographing horses in action particularly dressage and cross country. I always find that showjumping whilst great from the sidelines, finding the right location inside the ring without being a distraction is all a bit much for me, I want great photos but don’t ever wish to find myself incorrectly placed. I love photographing from the sidelines in the right place again without being a distraction. Which is pretty much what I did for the demonstration evening so as not to get in the way! It was a perfect evening and meeting Ben was a fantastic opportunity and one I’ll not forget. Here are some photos from the demo evening.