Sunday, 20 April 2014

Hambleden 2014 - Intermediate Day

Jessica Ayre Riding The Lovely & Expressive Gaudy Night
Another great day at the Symm International Horse Trials at Hambleden today, albeit in more misty, overcast, and beset with heavy rain at the end of the day. Sunday is Intermediate Day and thankfully there were a few greys competing to make photography worthwhile.
Olivia Craddock & Coco De Cara - Winners of Intermediate Section P

Jonelle Price (nee Richards) Had A Particularly Successful Day
Jonelle Price - 1 Win & 2 Second Places
Martin Thomas Seemed To Enjoy His Ride Round Hambleden

Rob Hulbert Sits Tight In The "Back Seat" After Avignon Chips In a Short One

Harry Dzenis Aboard Another Lovely Grey, Fernando

Daniel Baddeley & Fait Accomplis
The woodland setting and the variety of trees really provide some fabulous backdrops, not forgetting the bluebells!
Katie Preston Smiling As She Gallops Through The Bluebells - Who Wouldn't!
Fiona Scott-Maxwell Loved The Bluebells So Much She Settled In Amongst Them For The Day!
All in all, another great day at Hambleden, and for me a good practice behind the camera and getting used to all the changes needed to camera settings, but next year I'd like to be back at Hambleden with a horse.

Sadly I missed one of my favourite greys, Chris King's Billy Bounce, but there's bound to be other chances. I feel sorry for anyone competing late afternoon, when the rain really came down like stair rods, but we were over due some wet weather and Badminton will certainly benefit from not needing so water the course quite as much.

Full Results From Hambleden

Official Website

Official Photographer's Images

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