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Berkshire Show @ Newbury - Showjumping

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  • Berkshire Show @ Newbury - Showjumping

    WARNING HORSE OVERLOAD ... and hundreds more to come






    the horse does not look so small now - fully extended over the centre of a huge fence His ears pricked forward and the rider is looking away to the next fence







    Up and over another huge fence - still relaxed and ears forward







    Such a great Team the horse and rider here








    Will they win ?







    Did they - OF COURSE a tenner on "to win" tax paid on bet, gave a few pounds towards a holiday ...



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    Re: Berkshire Show @ Newbury - Showjumping

    Lovely horse, great photos, I enjoyed the story too! No. 3 is my favourite
    Rosemary (EvaWood)
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      Re: Berkshire Show @ Newbury - Showjumping

      Originally posted by EvaWood View Post
      Lovely horse, great photos, I enjoyed the story too! No. 3 is my favourite
      Hi Rosemary, Thank You for stopping by I felt "withdrawel symptoms" and a driving need to enjoy some horses (having given up due to knacked knees 12 years ago skiing; golf and tennis are gone too

      This horse is actually quite large, but his rider gets him round his leg and those hinds legs are like coiled springs a joy to watch as they are a magnificant Team - so much kindness from the rider - making a change from YAWING hands
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        Good pics. If I may, can I point out the background is a little "busy" in that it draws attention away from the subject. I realise though that would be a hard thing indeed to correct!

        Still, nice work, and nice story
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          Re: Berkshire Show @ Newbury - Showjumping

          Originally posted by Fearless Leader View Post
          Good pics. If I may, can I point out the background is a little "busy" in that it draws attention away from the subject. I realise though that would be a hard thing indeed to correct!

          Still, nice work, and nice story
          Busy backgrounds are a GIVEN ... I am afraid that an AIT (Stairways is an International Area Trial) will draw large crowds and this Main Ring arena was full and bursting with people

          I have take the horse/rider and fence out - for other purposes that does not look like "a a Royal Berkshire Show shot" but just a "horse over a fence shot" which could be in any field
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            Lovely shots of a good team.

            Hope you do not mind me adding a shot to your post I took it last week in Poland. I was treated to a trip to see the Prison camps given to me for a birthday present by my family. I have always wanted to see them but it was quite a harrowing experience.

            I took this in the main square but the horse did not seem to want its photo taken!



            Its mate did not mind!
            Ed

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            • #7
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              Ed ! thanks for sharing this great shot with us Nick tells me "horses poke their tongue out as they do not have two fingers ... he is not an "olde Nagsman, so I am not sure if I should believe him

              What do you think ?
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              • #8
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                Horses scare me, give me an engine and 4 wheels anyday!

                You've done extremely well here, that horse is perfectly exposed! A nice set, well done.
                Thanks
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                • #9
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                  Great shots. Is that horse wearing a hat?!
                  Roger

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                  • #10
                    Re: Berkshire Show @ Newbury - Showjumping

                    WOW Chevvy, was just about to hit the sack when I noticed this title, what a magnificent set. All great action shots, #4 is a masterwork !

                    And so to bed ...
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                    • #11
                      Re: Berkshire Show @ Newbury - Showjumping

                      Good set of shots good to pick out the one rider horse combination. No3 for me you can see the rider already looking at his line for the next fence.

                      The shot is busy but that is the nature of these events.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Berkshire Show @ Newbury - Showjumping

                        Thank You for stopping by Roger, Mark and Derek

                        Roger, many of us used these "Ears" type hats for horses 30+ years ago especially at big events - as the horses ears were stuffed with cotton wool - then the horse could hardly, if at all, hear the crowd cheers and the buddy BRASS BAND playing so loud which meant they did not get so skittish and kick a fence out

                        However, not even Blinkers save a horse from being skittish when SOMEONE WATCHING PUTS UP AN UMBRELLA - some competitors won a class by a friend doing this to spook a fellow competitors horse - just before take off at a fence near the ring fence

                        Derek, I have a whole SERIES of careful shots from this Class - WELL SPOTTED on the rider eyeline which can easily ILLUSTRATE a book on preparing a horse before entering the arena and on entering the arena and addressing each fence I shall put these up for sale
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                        • #13
                          Re: Berkshire Show @ Newbury - Showjumping

                          Hi Chevvy,

                          These are nice and vibrant and certainly capture the atmosphere. The action shots are great.

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                            Re: Berkshire Show @ Newbury - Showjumping

                            Wow fantastic action images...love the close ups on 3 and 4.
                            Great settings used.

                            keith
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