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Attn of: Equestrian Photographers developing their portfolios

Aspire Equestrian Riding Academy is looking for:

A very special person to stand behind the lenses during our Intensive Training Camp (18th-20th August at Rosehill Equestrian, Henley on Thames, RG9 3EB) as the lovely Christine Dunnington who usually shoots us beautifully, is away.

chris and mairi cherwell
Christine Dunnington Photography, Gilly and Mairi 

This would suit someone building their photography portfolio rather than an established professional (but all experiences welcome!).

What’s involved?

– Two and a half days of photo – documenting training adventures of 9-10 riders and their horses (flatwork/dressage, jumping, XC training sessions and off horse rider training sessions)


– might need a mix of skills of a wedding photographer/portrait and equine knowledge and ninja expertise 😉
– will be able to be invisible when needed and put riders at ease with your presence
– enjoy capturing precious moments, lightbulb moments, training moments, relationship between horse and rider and the bond they have as they train

What’s in it for you:

– possibility to offer selected photos for sale to the riders taking part
– possibility to pitch own creative photo ideas to me and “use” any willing riders and horses to play with those
– possibility to meet new potential clients and wow them with your photos
– possibility to join our fun BBQ 😉

How will the photos be used:

I will choose selection of photos from the weekend on which you could place your logo and they would be extensively shared on Aspire Equestrian social media and blog offering you an exposure among grassroots sports focused horsey audience.

Please see a photo report from our latest camp here but all creative input more than welcome! https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/…/aspire-equestrian…/

Any questions please message me on here via comments or email aspire@outlook.com
I really hope to meet one of you out there and build some awesome photo memories with your help  

Thank you!

Ceri: Why everyone deserves a photoshoot :)

I keep seeing many riders arranging for having photo shoots with own horses or their friends’ horses. Even riding school riders started to immortalise their experiences with their favourite school horses. Having Ceri of Pure Essence Photography as a guest blogger on here I thought it might be interesting to look into the why’s of having your photoshoot done. 

I personally love good photography. Sometimes I even like bad photography too! As long as the photos catch a moment in its essence forever framing it in a priceless second, even underdeveloped or over exposed snaps have their merit. 

If you simplify things a little you might say that life is just a milliard photo snaps one by one running on a time treadmill, we all wish we could stop it sometimes…could a photoshoot be a vehicle for a mini handbrake that lets us re-live the emotions we would love to keep for longer?

Over to Ceri…


A photo shoot can be an amazing experience, a chance to spend a couple of hours having fun and posing with your four legged friends and at the end of it some wonderful photos that you can keep to cherish forever.


Want to capture some memories of your children with their first pony? Those early years fly by so quickly and are filled with so many firsts…. first canter, first jump, first rosette. Don’t let those memories fade as the years pass by.

The bond between horse and owner is incredibly special, celebrate that relationship and show it off to your friends.


Perhaps you’re saying good bye to an old friend, keep the memories alive with a beautiful print.

Continue reading Ceri: Why everyone deserves a photoshoot 🙂