Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Scenes From Hunter Creek Farm

These are some of my favorite photos from The Country Classic Preview and The Country Classic horse shows held at Hunter Creek Farm in Wilsonville, Oregon. I enjoy the challenge of capturing the action in the ring as well as illustrating behind-the-scenes activity at the shows.

Higher jumper fences mean more "air time."
The details:  elevator bit, spurs, flying stirrup leather....

Whee!
Happy junior hunter. This it what it's all about.

Neatly braided and waiting patiently.

Arsenal.

Schooling chaps and riding crop.

One last polish.

Field boots and red tack trunk.

Making a new friend. (Note the tight grip on Mom.)

Pony hunter triple combination jump.

Final fence.

Who needs a horse?

Where's my treat?


Final instructions after a disappointing first round.

Determination.

Excused from the ring after naughty pony refused to jump.

Good luck wishes from the trainer.

Ready for the trailer ride home.

2 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

You have some GREAT photos in this post. Kudos.

achieve1dream said...

Awww the poor little girl was so disappointed. :(

I love the picture of the junior hunter on the pretty bay. What a smile!

Great picture!