Tackling the challenging cross-country at Badmninton Horse Trials, through our photographer's lens.

Padraig McCarthy (IRL) riding MR. CHUNKY


Tom McEwen (GBR) riding TOLEDO DE KERSER


Oliver Townend (GBR) riding COOLEY SRS


Micheal Jung (GER) riding LA BIOSTHETHIQUE SAM


Rosalind Canter (GBR) riding ALL STAR B


Oliver Townend (GBR) riding BALLAGHMOR CLASS


Richard Jones (GBR) riding ALFIES CLOVER


Alexander Whewall (GBR) riding CHAKIN'S STAR


Ben Hobday (GBR) riding MULRY'S ERROR


Giovanni Ugolotti (ITA) riding CULTREWIND


Tim Price (NZL) riding RINGWOOD SKY BOY


Simon Grieve (GBR) riding DRUMBILLA METRO


Pippa Funnell (GBR) riding BILLY BEWARE


Virginia Thompson (NZL) riding STAR NOUVEAU

Imogen Murray (GBR) riding IVAR GOODEN


Georgie Strang (GBR) riding COOLEY EARL


James Sommerville (GBR) riding TALENT


Lissa Green (AUS) riding HOLLYFIELD


Tom Crisp (GBR) riding COOLYS LUXURY


Michael Owen (GBR) riding BRADLEY LAW


Tom McEwen (GBR) riding STRIKE SMARTLY




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Grit and determination - the rider's facial expressions say it all...

Close up of Eventing rider Oliver Townend riding grey horse Ballaghmor Class Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Oliver Townend (GBR) riding Ballaghmor Class

Eventing rider Tom McEwen riding bay horse Toledo De Kerser in front of spectators and lake at Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Tom McEwen (GBR) riding Toledo De Kerser

Eventing rider Ludwig Svennestal riding bay horse Balham Mist Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Ludwig Svennestal (SWE) riding Balham Mist

Eventing rider Caroline Powell jumping bay horse Balham Mist with red jump flag and spectators Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Caroline Powell (NZL) riding Spice Sensation

Eventing rider Tom Crisp riding bay horse Cooleys Luxury Burghley Horse trials 2017

Tom Crisp (GBR) riding Cooleys Luxury

Eventing rider in red Paul Tapner on grey horse Bonza King of Rouges with nasal strip

Paul Tapner (AUS) riding Bonza King of Rouges

Eventing rider Oliver Townend jumping brush fence on bay horse Samuel Thomas II with red jump flag and lake Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Oliver Townend (GBR) riding Samuel Thomas II

female eventing rider Lillian Heard riding bay horse LCC Barnaby with official photographers and spectators Burghley Horse Trials 207

Lillian Heard (USA) riding LCC Barnaby

female eventing rider Emma Hyslop-Webb wearing pink colours jumping bay horse Pennlands Douglas Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Emma Hyslop-Webb (GBR) riding Pennlands Douglas

female eventing rider Sophie Brown riding grey horse Wil Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Sophie Brown (GBR) riding Wil

close up bay horse Veronica II neck and head jumping fence with female eventing rider Lauren Kieffer Burghley 2017

Lauren Kieffer (USA) riding Veronica II

side on eventing rider Tim Price riding bay horse Ringwood Sky Boy Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Tim Price (NZL) riding Ringwood Sky Boy

Head and shoulders close up of grey horse Ballaghmor Class jumping with eventing rider Oliver Townend red jump flag and spectators Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Oliver Townend (GBR) riding Ballaghmor Class

Grey horse Away Cruising jumping fence with eventing rider Harry Meade with spectators Burghley Horse trials

Harry Meade (GBR) riding Away Cruising

eventing rider Piggy French riding bay horse Vanir Kamira through water Trout hatchery Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Piggy French (GBR) riding Vanir Kamira

close up side view head of bay horse Drumbilla Metro with eventing rider Simon Grieve wearing air jacket Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Simon Grieve (GBR) riding Drumbilla Metro

female eventing rider Louise Harwood leaning back in saddle jumping on bay horse Mr Potts at Dairy Farm jump Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Louise Harwood (GBR) riding Mr. Potts

eventing rider Louise Milne Home riding grey horse King Eider into the light from trees Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Louise Milne Home (GBR) riding King Eider

female eventing rider Tina Cook in despair at missed jump with bay horse Calvino II Burghley Horse Trials 2017

Tina Cook (GBR) riding Calvino II

 MORE... Big Jumps at Burghley 2017. Trot On Quick-Pics *VIDEO*

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“Such an exciting finish to the competition. Andrew Nicholson has completed Badminton a record-breaking 37 times, but the title had always eluded him. To come back from serious injury and finish at the top of the table here this year is the stuff of fairytales." Lance Bradley, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK

1. Andrew Nicholson (NZL) riding NEREO

“It’s been worth the wait. Nereo is a truly amazing horse. The amount of big events he’s done year after year is unbelievable,” Andrew Nicholson
2. Michael Jung (GER) riding LA BIOSTETIQUE SAM FBW
“It’s been a great week. Sam feels so strong and happy that even though he is now 17 years old, right now I think he has more competitions in him.” Michael Jung
3. Tim Price (NZL) riding XAVIER FAER
“I was expecting him to jump well if I could just manage him. It’s all about making sure nothing happens that he’ll have an adverse reaction to. He’s proved a lot to me and a lot to all of us. He’s going to be a cool horse and we’re looking forward to his future.” Tim Price

The William Miflin Memorial Trophy ~ To the rider of the horse with no cross-country jumping penalties and closest optimum time: Tim Price & Xavier Faer 


4. Mark Todd (NZL) and NZB CAMPINO

"Thank you Badminton Horse Trials for another spectacular sporting occasion. I could not be happier with two double clears from my horses" Mark Todd


5. Rosalind Canter (GBR) riding ALLSTAR B

“It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever done. The horse is a good jumper which sometimes puts even more pressure on because he deserves to jump a clear round, so it was up to me to put him in the right place, and it’s a relief that it came off.” Rosalind Canter

Butler Bowl ~ for the best British rider: Rosalind Canter
Laurence Rook Trophy ~ best British rider not previously completed Badminton: Rosalind Canter

6. Mark Todd (NZL) riding LEONIDAS II

"4 th (NZB Campino) and 6 th(Leonidas II) is a tad further off the pace than I would have liked but congratulations to Andrew Nicholson for a deserved win and Tim Price for his 3rd!" Mark Todd


7. Gemma Tattersall (GBR) riding ARCTIC SOUL

"Arctic Soul has a heart as big him, tries beyond belief. What an unbelievable horse he is. So so proud of him." Gemma Tattersall

Retraining of Racehorses £1000 ~ The highest placed former racehorse which must have been raced under the rules of a recognised racing authority worldwide: Arctic Soul


8. Yoshiaki Oiwa (JPN) riding THE DUKE OF CAVAN

Silver Jubilee Plate ~ best Owner/Rider: Yoshiaki Oiwa



"Bobby is our hero...A ninth place on English turf. We are thankful for that and still have heart palpitations!" Ingrid Klimke


10. Kristina Cook (GBR) riding BILLY THE RED

Frank Weldon Memorial Trophy ~ Rider of youngest British owned and ridden horse in top12: Kristina Cook & Billy The Red

See Full Final Results HERE
MORE photos - Badminton Horse Trials 2017 HERE
*VIDEO* Trot On Quick-Pics Badminton Horse Trials 2017



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Back in 2011, artist Nick Turner’s began a love affair with Iceland.

He started travelling there regularly as a source of inspiration for his creative pursuits (which include drawing and painting and photography) and immediately fell in love with the country’s rugged landscape and sparse scenery. But it wasn’t only the bare country that continued to draw him there, it was the wildlife that populated it – in particular, the horses.

For Turner, the Icelandic countryside is his studio, and horses are his muse. The form of the horse features strongly in Nick’s paintings, drawings and photography.

Speaking with Twyla about the animal, he said:

“From a young age I have felt an understanding and calmness around them. They seem to carry some of the most pure and sensitive emotions of any animal.”

“This is not to be confused with a project about vanity, but more about trying to understand my own personal insecurities and where I am most comfortable.”

“I always related more to horses,” he continues. “I’m much more comfortable around them than with people.”


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At just 21, Gigi Hadid has graced the cover of almost every major fashion publication, from Vogue to Harper’s Bazaar to W. But she still manages to keep us guessing. For her first-ever Allure cover, she bares it all like she’s never done before.

The model spent years growing up as a competitive horseback rider, and she’s still passionate about the equestrian arts. Which may explain why she looks right at home doing her homage to Lady Godiva, posing on horseback wearing long curls, a nude thong and nothing else.

The star shows off her beauty marks and Victoria’s Secret model body while sprawled naked across the back of the black Lustiano horse — which, of course, she immediately bonded with at the shoot.

Hadid remembered falling in love with horses when she got her first one at two years old, in her Allure cover story. “We were living in Aspen, and my first pony, Rocky Daddy, was a rescue from a farmer next door,” she said. “The farmer was kind of old and couldn’t take care of him, so my mom asked if we could, and that’s the pony I started riding.” ... READ MORE

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Oasby | Photoblog

Our pick of the pics : Oasby Horse Trials. March 10th-13th 2016.

Course Information: Oasby is run over flat ground (one valley). Built as an early season event, suitable for first time runs. Oasby provides good ground at this time of year.

Entries, Times and Results HERE


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