Spain and the Horse of Kings


I travelled around Southern Spain including Seville, Cadiz, Cordoba and Jerez, on a grand tour of some of the finest studs, to photograph the ancient horse breed of Pure Raza Espanola (PRE) better known as Andalusian, and the Spanish Carthusian stallions. The Spanish Carthusian is not a direct breed but it is considered one of the purest strains of Spanish horse, kept in one of the oldest stud books on record. The Andalusian horse has […]

Andalusian stallion

Kitzbuhel, Austria


January has been a busy month, I travelled to Kitzbuhel in Austria to photograph the 15th Corum Snow Polo World Cup 2017, and also to visit the world famous Lipizzaner Stud,Stanglwirt at Wilder Kaiser. The Corum Snow Polo World Cup is prestigious and it is regarded as the largest polo tournament on snow, with 6 teams, 120 horses and 18 polo players from seven different nations, and lots of great sponsors like Perrier-Jouet Champagne!    […]

Coming up in 2017…


In January 2017 I will be travelling to Kitzbuhel in Austria to photograph the Snow Polo World Cup, and also to visit a traditional Lipizzaner Stud, to photograph the classically elegant Lipizzaner white horses at liberty in the snow! I also have lots of exciting projects coming up in 2017, including photographing the powerful black Friesian stallions in the Netherlands, the noble Andalusian stallions in Spain, and the famous Sable Island wild horses of the sea, off […]

UK Wolf Conservation Trust


I’ve been busy photographing Arctic, North American and European grey wolves at the UKWCT this month – check out my wolf gallery images! In recent years the wolf has sadly been in decline due to the destruction of its habitat and prey, and persecuted by humans. The UKWCT is a non-profit organisation supporting wolf conservation and welfare in the UK and around the world, including an excellent project in Ethiopia, working with the local community […]

Mongolia and China


I have just returned from Outer Mongolia and China, on a riding expedition on the trail of Genghis Khan and the Mongol Warhorse! Mongolia is a vast wilderness, famous for its nomadic habitants, horses and landscapes. The transition between the lush green Central Asia Steppes, Siberian forest and Gobi Desert is amazing, and where you will see reindeer and camel habitats all in the same country. Half of the population are nomadic herdsman and still […]

France


Aiges-Mortes (Dead Water) I visited Aiges-Mortes in the Camargue region of Southern France to capture the famous white Camargue horses in the salt marshes, and I witnessed the most amazing sunrises and sunsets I’ve ever seen, full of bright colours and deep purples. Photographing the semi-wild Camargue horses in the salt marshes and on the beach was challenging, and resulted in a very colourful collection ‘Water Horses of the Camargue‘.

Portugal


Grand Tour of the Studs of Portugal Visiting the world famous studs in Portugal like the Alter Real, Coudelaria Vila Vicosa, Herdade do Pinheiro, uncovered the rare Sorraia breed of horse and the most amazing Lusitano stallions, which were traditionally bred for their strength and stamina in bull fighting. I also met Luis Valenca and visited his horses. Luis is the top Portuguese dressage rider, and also one of the founders of the great horse […]

Canadian Rockies


(Vancouver, Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper, Whistler, Calgary, Edmonton) My first encounter with Canada was on my honeymoon, and included Vancouver, Lake Louise and Banff, traveling in style on the Rocky Mountaineer Gold deluxe train! I returned again to visit Jasper, Whistler and a few more places as I love this country. Canada has an amazing wilderness to be seen, and the rocky mountain range is so vast, travelling by train was a great way to […]

Iceland


I joined a horse riding expedition in Iceland- the land of fire and ice, raising money for the British Horse Society (BHS) charity, to improve the lives of horses, ponies and donkeys in the UK. Riding as part of a small team I herded over 100 Icelandic horses across Iceland, enjoying the dramatic scenery and local culture as I travelled. Moving a large herd of horses is an unforgettable experience, riding at point and helping control the direction and pace, […]

Montana


Montana and Wyoming – cowboy country! Having grown up with ponies, John Wayne and western films, I could not wait to put on a Stetson and cowboy boots, and be a cowgirl in Montana! Staying on a ranch, in the shadow of the Beartooth and Pryor Mountain ranges, riding quarter horses through sage brush and canyons all day was an amazing experience. The horses were tough and sure on their feet, and the western saddles […]