Raincoat, check, sun creme, check, good walking boots, check, t-shirt, check, thermals, check, camera bag, check! I love the outdoors and I love spending so much of my working life embracing it but you just don’t know where you stand at this time of the year! Preparation for all and any eventualities is key I believe!! So with half of my wardrobe packed & emergency supplies to last about a week it was off to Kelsall Hill again this year for British Eventing’s Spring event this time with Bonnie Fishburn and her home bred ‘Direct Flo.’ It didn’t get off to the best of starts with Bonnie having to make the difficult decision the night before not to run Percy who had been in great form leading up to it so Florence had to keep herself entertained in the marvel that is ‘Queen Wendy!’
I love B*Spoke Eventing Shoots from a photographers, a horse lovers and an eventing enthusiasts point of view and they have the added bonus when photographing all of the action AND the behind the scenes goings on that they keep you very very fit! Having evented myself throughout my teens I understand the rollercoast of a ride (pardon the pun!) a days eventing can unleash and love to capture all the details which make a days eventing so special and tell the whole story, not just the action moments.
Despite the disappointing set back with Percy, Bonnie went on to have a fabulous day at Kelsall. With a very respectable score of 26 after dressage Florence did her proud with a double clear well inside the time to secure a 4th place for the combination in a competitive BE100 Open class.
But as they say a picture is worth a thousand words so I’ll stop waffling and let the photos tell the story of their day!
Until next time, Ciara x