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Shad Meets the lippizaners

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I like horses and I know they like me because I was once kissed by a horse on a fence.  I was on the fence, not the horse, and it was moist and bristly but nonetheless enjoyable.  The beautiful  white lippizan horses you see in these pictures live at the Stanglwirt Riding School in Kitzbuhel, Austria and they did not seem like the type of horse to go around kissing unknown cats on fences.  As John and I arrived by car to the Riding School as part of our Austria weekend, the lippizan horses pranced and skipped in perfect motion from their warm dry stables out on to the snow covered field before them.  I watched their tails swish charmingly from side to side and their manes flow almost magically as they broke into a canter in front of us.

I decided there and then that they weren’t the only…

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Shad does the Snow Polo

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If they made wellies for cats, I would have worn them.  Unfortunately a soft knitted sock from your auntie might be a kind thought but is not going to keep your paws warm on the cold hard ground of an Austrian winter wonderland!  As you can see from the photos, the vista was like a scene from a Christmas card, with piles of snow balancing on the top of fences, bending the branches of thick evergreens and glistening in the distance.  This was the sight that greeted John and I as we headed out from the hotel in Kitzbuhel to watch the snow polo world cup.  Who knew there was a snow polo world cup?!

Kitzbuhel Snow Polo

John wanted to take me with him on his trip to Austria for a winter weekend break while he flexed his photography muscles at the 2016 snow polo championships and I enjoyed a rest from…

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Shad meets the Equihunter again!

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Equihunter – Luxury Horse Box Manufacturers

Here are some rather stylish images (though I say so myself!) John and I captured when we took another jaunt to the Felbridge Showground.  This horsebox is for sale and is 3½ tonne as opposed to the 7½ tonne vehicle I told you about a few months ago.  John’s friend took the horsebox in to the jumping ring and we were lucky enough to find a nice rider willing to pose for us in one of the photos.  Horse and rider appeared so dignified that I couldn’t resist a closer look, so I hopped up on to a fence where I was level with the horse’s face.

Soon all dignity had gone out the window as we were nuzzling and shnozzling unashamedly.  I’m not normally given to swooning, but I am a cat after all, and when I find something I like, I have to…

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Equine Portrait Sessions

Portrait session £159

 

Your portrait session will take up to 2 hours.

Before the session we will go through the preparation details, what kind of images you are looking for, including style and location for the shoot itself.

I would recommend you bring at least 2-3 outfits with you and we can decide together the best look to suit the images you are looking for!

I will supply up to 50 edited high resolution images within 4 weeks from the shoot on a DVD.

I can also supply the photographs on a USB stick in a presentation box for an additional charge please ask me for details.

Additional Horses

As a horse lover you may have more than one horse, I can photograph them too during your shoot!

Additional Hours

Any additional hours over the 2 hour shooting time are charged at £45 per hour

 

Yard / Livery Shoots £35 per person

 

An opportunity for you your friends and your horses to have a special memory!

The price for the package is £35 per person (a minimum of 3 per yard/ livery with maximum of 8)

  • 30 – 40 minute shoot for each rider
  • Online Album from the day for you to view, share and purchase prints & or digital files
  • 15% of any purchases from the shoot

 

Please note:

Payment required at time of booking

All above pricing incudes up to 40 miles radius from my Home in Rose Green, West Sussex any additional travel is charged at 45p per mile.