Sunday, 9 May 2010

Equestrian Photographer in West Sussex. Wey Valley Riding Club - One Day Event at Fair Oak.

Today I visited a new location for me – Fair Oak - the equestrian One Day Event / Cross Country Course at Rogate in West Sussex. I was providing the official photography for Wey Valley Riding Club and their One Day Event event on 9th May 2010 – one of a range in their Omnibus 2010 Schedule.

You can view the website of Wey Valley RC and find details of all their events, membership, news and results here:

The contact for these events at WVRC is Storme Whittaker: email Storme and her team of Committee Members and volunteers did a great job at organizing this event, which was very enjoyable to be part of.

The website for the Fair Oak Cross Country Course in Rogate is here:

We had a dull and cool / overcast (but dry!!) day, which made for great opportunities for equestrian photography. We captured images of the first hour or two of the various dressage classes, before I focused on the outdoor Show Jumping arena. A second photographer and friend and experienced photographer called Mike French assisted me on the day and covered the Cross Country section – Thanks Mike.

It was a long day, with riders setting off almost continuously, at 2 minute intervals - all of which kept me fully occupied and pretty tired by the end of the event by late afternoon. The riders all seemed to have a great day and I saw many familiar faces (Elstead RC had a large entry for instance and I used to photograph their events on a frequent basis) and people having a great experience at this fantastic venue.

The images will be available for viewing very soon. For a limited time of around 4-8 weeks you can view all my images in the order online section on the website: There are a few images here, just to give you a flavor of the event.

If you are an event organiser and might require an experienced equestrian ‘official’ photographer – please feel free to get in touch to chat about your ideas and requirements and to see if I am free and available to help you.

As always these images are © Martin Lewis Photographer and are protected under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and may not be used for any purpose without written permission from myself.

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