Photographers

Eventing Worldwide relies hugely on its team of professional and amateur reporters and journalists to bring readers all the latest eventing news, stories, gossip and more.

We are one big friendly team here at EWW and have photographers all over the UK from event riders to equestrian enthusiasts to university and college students to professionals.

Please find below a list of our wonderful photography team, all of whom we are hugely grateful too!

Should you wish to join our team by photographing  your local event, your region or a rider then please do not hesitate to get in touch – you can email jess@eventingworldwide.com

One of EWW’s main objectives is to promote the eventing sport and encourage new entrants, whether that be riders, writers, owners or photographers. So please do not hesitate to get in touch whether you’re a total beginner or a pro!

Dave Cameron

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My name is Dave Cameron, I am a part time semi-professional photographer. I have had a love of landscape photography for many years whilst spending much of my time in the highlands of Scotland. My route into equestrian photography is different from most as my own sporting background is based in cycling and racing downhill mountain bikes. I am also the safety steward for Central Scotland horse trials where I used to take some photos of friends competing to pass the time and my love of the sport has grown from there. Since then I have become a BE registered xc course builder for two events. I am based just outside Edinburgh and travel as far afield as Lincolnshire to cover events, the highlight so far has to be photographing at Burghley in 2014

Tanzy Lee

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I’m Tanzy (a nickname associated with the surname ‘Lee’ from my days in the Royal Navy), I am originally from Leicestershire where my passion for horses started. I subsequently moved to Somerset and eventually Dorset during my 27 years in the Royal Navy. I’ve always been a keen photographer and I was lucky enough to combine this with the love of horses when my children started to ride. I remain an amateur photographer but hopefully the years of practice are now baring fruit and I can produce some decent shots. More recently I have been lucky enough to have year round opportunities to photograph horses with 7 months of Eventing followed by 5 months of Hunting. I thoroughly enjoy photographing both and get a huge buzz when I manage to capture a really good image. But of course the greatest thrill is when I know that those that star in the photos, or anyone associated with them, love their photos. I am looking forward very much to covering the South West for Eventing Worldwide this season. I wish all the competitors a safe season and the best of luck.

 Andy Wells – Gaston

Andy 1Originally from London, Andy previously played semi-professional football until injury ended his career. He was introduced to equestrian sports by his girlfriend Sarah with little knowledge of eventing.However, after attending his first Badminton Horse Trials in 2014 he was bitten by the eventing bug. As well as supporting Sarah at her own competitions, with a keen interest in photography he is building a new career away from the pitch behind the camera. As part of the Eventing Worldwide Team he’ll be out on course at local British Eventing competitions and capturing behind the scene                        photographs at major competitions.

 

 

Gary Horner

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Hello, my name is Gary Horner…Luckily I was able to retire 4 years ago at the tender age of 55 after spending 30 years as a prison officer in Wandsworth prison. I don’t refer to myself as a photographer but someone who just takes pics for fun…I have only been taking photos for just over five years. It all started when I asked a friend, who I worked with, if I could go and photograph her compete in a ODE at Tweseldown…the rest is history as they say. From there I joined Bookham Riding Club and quite quickly became their ‘unofficial’ official photographer. Once at Bookham I got to know a lot more people who competed and started travelling around a lot of venues in the south east photographing friends that took part. It has never been about making money from photography but just having a hobby that I enjoy immensely. Until I started taking pics of people and their ponies I never knew how big the equestrian scene was. I love getting out at weekends as I tend to be a ‘sofa bear’ during the week. As I live in SW London it is fantastic to get out in the countryside no matter what the weather is doing….This is my first season with EEW and I am looking forward to it although my back will not agree after a long day in the field.

Phil Johnson
 
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Hi Im Phil, and I am based in Gloucestershire. Having followed motorsport for many years and  have been privileged to photograph F1, Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, Historic Racing at Laguna Seca, Le Mans 24 Hours and also the DTM in Europe. 
Having now turned my lens to equestrian photography from which I get an immense pleasure, am lucky to cover many aspects of the equestrian world from Horse Trials, Point to Point, Show Jumping,Dressage and Pony Racing to being the regular photographer at Kings Equestrian.
 
 Eventing photography is something I really enjoy whether its photographing at Badminton Horse trials, Blenheim Palace, or the less prestigious events I am lucky to have the opportunity to photograph the power and beauty of these wonderful animals.  

Sue Westmoor

image2Sue will be covering as many events in the Eastern region as she can. Sue has loved and been involved in eventing since she was 13 years old which was a very long time ago. She cut her competitive teeth in the Easton Harriers Pony Club teams alongside an alumni including Debbie Edmundson, Madeleine Lloyd-Webber, Johnnie Gooderham and Melanie Gurdon who all went on to compete successfully for Great Britain. Then progressed to BHS horse trials as it was then, and had tremendous fun with her project horse, Second Time Around, who, despite advice given after the first twelve months to “sell him as a showjumper as he’ll never do dressage and he’ll kill you cross country” went on to upgrade to Intermediate with four straight wins at Novice level! Sue also had some success with two very different mares who both won points at Novice level and now has a gelding, Jerri, who is a huge character. After spending the last five winters hunting with the now defunct East Anglian Bloodhounds (including a few stints as Fieldmaster), he is now planning a return to competition after they both decided he wasn’t really cut out to be a field ornament. In her spare time, Sue works as an IT project manager in the energy industry.

Felicity White

FRW_7246v2Felicity is from the Wirral in the North West where she has lived and been involved in horses all her life. She started riding at a young age and progressed through Pony Club and BE as a teenager before taking time out for university.

Photography started as and still is very much a hobby for Felicity.  When she was horseless for a short time she would take her camera along when watching friends or fence judging at events and this is gradually helped her to improve and get exposure. More recently Felicity has had images published in local magazines and newspapers         which she takes great pride in seeing. 

Felicity really looking forward to being involved with Eventing Worldwide and meeting new people, and hopes to attend as many events in the North West as she can. As well as photographing, this year she  plans to be back out eventing with her new horse, Rathfee Freebie or Seb to his friends. You may well see her trying to multitask with a horse in one hand and a camera in the other! I wish everyone a safe and successful season.

Sally Wright

IMG_2482Hi, I’m Sally Wright, I got my first SLR in 2009 as I wanted to get some good action shots of my whippets racing. 

I’ve always had an interest in horses and rode when I was younger although I was never brave enough to event myself! Over the last few years I’ve attended our local event Rockingham Castle and enjoyed capturing the action with my camera and have been lucky enough to attend both Badminton and Burghley to watch the cross country. 

This will be my first year with Eventing World Wide and I am looking forward to getting out and about at some new local events and meeting some new people. 

Hannah Cole

IMG_0612Hello my name is Hannah, I’m based in a quiet corner of North Warwickshire and will be covering a wide range of events in the Central region when not ‘doing the day job’ in the construction industry.

My love of equestrianism & photography both started from a young age, my neighbours were point-to-point trainers and I would head off in the lorry with them to groom and take photos of their horses racing.

When not behind the camera, I am found indulging my other eventing passion which is fence judging, a brilliant adventure that has made me some lifelong friends & taken me to places I’d only dreamed off when I started out a few seasons ago. 

I have always loved photographing eventing, but it was after I won Horse & Hound’s Eventing Photography Competition last year & went to Badminton on a press pass that I started to dream that I could make this more than my hobby one day. I’m really grateful to Eventing Worldwide for the opportunity and hope to meet you all out on course this season.

 Kate Simmonds

16938507_10210252314436541_3024751086458026107_nI am 28 years old and I’m an equine photographer from North Lincolnshire. I live with my daughter and our many pets (1 dog, 4 cats plus a litter of 3 kittens, a rabbit and 2 guinea pigs!).

 I have been around horses all my life, I used to compete in show jumping and showing M&M ponies.

 Five years ago I was diagnosed with a chronic pain illness called Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis, due to medical advise I gave up riding and took up photography.

 I started out with private photo shoots, moving onto local unaffiliated and county shows; then after attending Bramham Horse Trials in 2015 I found that eventing was thoroughly enjoyable and my favourite to photograph. Since then I have focused on taking photo’s at British Eventing and BEDE events, gaining many friends along the way!

 I am a proud mother to a nine year old daughter who loves attending shows with me, she is my little assistant and she is often inspired by the riders she watches, she is due to start Pony Club very soon and pursue her own riding career!

 I have competed a little bit over the past few years in unaffiliated show jumping, winning each time out, but I haven’t been lucky enough to have a horse of my own again, although I’m hoping to change this and get myself a horse and compete regularly again. 

 I am excited for the 2017 eventing season; I look forward to taking lots of photographs, making friends, attending lots of events and getting back in the saddle!