I have the good fortune of traveling to some pretty cool horse shows for my job, and this year was no exception. I covered 15 shows, one clinic and the USEA Convention this year for the magazine from coast to coast! Whew.
Here are some of my favorite shots of the year.
Jumping into the lake at Badminton
Mark Todd upon hearing his score at Badminton.
Andrew Nicholson and the great Nereo at Badminton.
Shadows at AGDF
Laura Graves and Verdades in the late afternoon light at AGDF
Badminton winners Jonelle Price and Classic Moet.
Jim Koford and the amazing Adiah HP wowed the crowds at Dressage and Devon.
Just a beautiful photo of Emily Beshear and Olney Uncle Sam at Fair Hill.
Lauren Kieffer and Veronica over the iconic Mitsubishi pickup trucks at badminton
Mark Todd guided Kiltubrid Rhapsody expertly over the infamous Vicarage Vee.
Oliver Townend at Badminton.
Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper demonstrate a perfect pirouette at the AWCDF.
Vanessa Creech Terauds at Devon.
Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights sailed over the huge trakehner at the Carolina International.
Loved this carved dog jump at Morven Park.
This was possibly the biggest cross-country fence I’ve ever seen.
Michael Jung’s Sam made his final Badminton appearance this year.
Lynn Symansky had an amazing save aboard RF Cool Play at the Carolina International.
Heather Morris splashing through the water at Fair Hill
Joy at the finish line at Fair Hill.
Mark Todd over the gigantic third fence at Badminton.
Boyd Martin and On Cue at Fair Hill.
Charlotte Jorst’s Kastel’s Nintendo at the AWCDF.
A motley crew. Michael Jung, Lauren Kieffer, Shannon Kinsley and Otis Price.
Buck Davidson made a lovely picture over this table at Fair Hill
Karl Slezak focuses at Fair Hill
Charlotte Collier gives Clifford M a kiss at Great Meadow.
Cooley Cross Border in perfect form, as usual, with Kim Severson at Great Meadow.
The light hit Palm Crescent and Meghan O’Donoghue just right at Great Meadow.
Will Coleman and Soupçon du Brunet just flying over a big-ass table.
Emily Hamel’s Corvette gave this fence plenty of room at Jersey Fresh.
Beauty at the Ocala Jockey Club International.
A crane flies by at Ocala.
Jacob Fletcher and Atlantic Domino pop up the steps at the gorgeous Red Hills.
Z made perfect Vs at The Fork with Phillip Dutton.
Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready made easy work of this exercise at The Fork.
Angela Jackson was moved to tears after her test at Lamplight.
A young horse in the rain at Lamplight.
I loved Millione and Jennifer Scrader-Williams at Lamplight. Between the two flags made for a great photo.
Laura Graves and Verdades at WEG.
Piggy French and Quarrycrest Echo at WEG.
Ingrid Klimke and Horseware Hale Bob OLD jumped the first at WEG.
Sidney Dusfresne at WEG.
Laura Graves and Verdades.
Steffenn Peters’ Suppenkasper at WEG.