I must admit, as a photographer I always love shooting at Riverside Riding Club. At times the cars and floats can be painful, but for the most part the background can be nice and tidy! This time of year, it is PERFECT!
Second show horse event for me after covering the EWA Autumn Pageant & Newcomers last weekend and I cant help but contemplate not shooting anything else but Show Horse events.
I'm not sure what attracts me to it so much, but I just always seem to enjoy it, from start to finish. I think I feel slightly overwhelmed when it comes to shooting so many different aspects of our equine sport, learning
different ways things are done, different breeds and sometimes how chaotic breed events can be, I'd love to try and focus on just one... Anyhow, back tot he event!
Perfect overcast wether, thankfully no rain and the grounds looking super as always, made for a great event to shoot! While the numbers weren't overly huge, the quality didn't disappoint.
EWA Ring was judged by Sharon Greenhill (Vic) and the SHC Ring was judged by Dianne MacDonald (Vic).
I chose to cover the Show Horse Council Ring (ring 2), thankfully it had a later start of 9:30 which meant traveling almost 2 hours from Bunbury was a little easier.
I think it's rather obvious that Cimeron Silver Lining is one of my favorites out there at the moment, while I have lots of favorites, there just seems to be something super eye catching about him and no matter how hard I try not to, I ALWAYS come home with more images of him than anyone else, sorry guys!! Plus, I sure do love me a grey! It's great to see him out there with his very own kid, who you can tell just loves him to the core!
CLP sponsored rider Lily Hennessy riding Kennallywood Alabama did super as expected winning Champion Rider in the EWA ring and Reserve Champion Rider in the SHC ring as well as winning champion large hunter pony in both rings and supreme hunter pony of the show!
A few new horses out which is always nice to capture, seeing them progress over the season truly is a highlight!
Well done to Riverside Riding club for yet another amazing event, and of course all the entrants for looking schmicko as usual! I look forward to seeing you all again at Show Horse Council WA Classic!
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