One of the other reasons for going was to put my new camera, my Nikon 1, to the test of equestrian photography. I have to say, it did pretty well and I am very pleased with the outcomes. Some of the showjumping in the day:
And I was to tickled that, on the day I went, there was an andalusian/lusitano/cross class. Iberian horses are my favourite type and they were beautiful!
I just want to put a disclaimer that all these photos are COPYRIGHT Clsre Stokes 2013 and are NOT to be used without permission... Many friends and hobbyists I know have unfortunately had their photos stolen in the past and I don't want this to ever happen to me...