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Horse love!

Thursday 28th February 2019

Recently I was able to immerse myself fully in the equine/photography world with a week at Easton and Otley college, near Norwich, where the British Dressage Winter Regional finals were being held.



Riders came from all over the East Anglia and surrounding counties to try and qualify for the national finals. I was invited to have a stand displaying my equine and canine work in the college Cafe. This was my chance to make some new contacts and also indulge my love of dressage and all things equine! Fabulous facilities and even more fabulous weather greeted the competitors and supporters.

The show admin team were kept busy adding up and double checking riders' scores. As this was a regional championship there were 3 qualified judges instead of the usual single judge. Calculators were on fire it seemed!
Photographs of the riders in their test were ably taken by Fae Loundon who specialises in event photography, and they were able to collect these printed and ready later in the day.

I met some super people who visited my stand and were very complimentary about my work which was great. The cafe was busy all day and we even had a live feed camera in the cafe that showed the action going on next door.
Organiser Duncan Whitney-Groom buzzed around ensuring everything ran like clockwork, and certainly earnt his cuppa!



According to the Federation Equestre Internationale 'Dressage, the highest expression of horse training, is considered the most artistic of the equestrian sports and can be traced as far back as ancient Greece. The horse has to perform at a walk, trot and canter, and all tests are ridden from memory and follow a prescribed pattern of movements. The only exception is the Freestyle which is specially choreographed for each horse and is performed to music'  Watching the horses at this level of competition certainly showed balance, partnership and harmony, and was a joy to watch. There were several levels of competition with differing tests for each.































Competiton was hot throughout the week, with some riders riding more than one horse. However a great sense of camaraderie prevailed all week. I was able to leave my stand from time to time and take some images for the blog.





























Finally the winners of each class were announced and prizes given out down to 10th place. As someone who used to enjoy riding in dressage competitions when my dear old Twiggy horse was alive, I was dead jealous of those riding last week! Who knows? Maybe one day I will be back in the saddle!


 
























 

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