I was at the Quentin Riding Club this weekend for their fall hunter/jumper show and lucky me had a vendor table right near the action! I got some really wonderful shots of the jumpers (too far from the hunter ring) with my new Canon Rebel t3i. Did I mention how in love I am with this camera?
Click on the shot below, looks much cooler in a larger image.
Someone is trying to say that they are done jumping for the day...
Every rider I watched gave a pat to their partner as they left the area.
I love those shots.
This horse's expression belongs on canvas!
Another great series of action shots.
This horse came in a bit too close to the jump but they made it!
Such a kind expression on this chestnut.
Don't you want to just give him a kiss?
The red barns of Quentin made for a nice backdrop to some shots.
Picture perfect grey jumper.
And another beautiful horse and rider team.
An adorable pony warming up in the hunter ring.
Too cute not to include.
To back the flying steed, that challenges
The wind for speed! - seems native more of air
Than earth! - whose burden only lends him fire! -
Whose soul, in his task, turns labour into sport;
Who makes your pastime his! I sit him now!
He takes away my breath! He makes me reel!
I touch not earth - I see not - hear not. All
Is ecstasy of motion!
~James Sheridan Knowles
I don't know how I get into show photography, but it would sure be a dream job:)
I posted a few more photos from the day on my Facebook Page.