A Spiffing Weekend…

Yes that was rather a spiffing weekend. We attended two excellent fun packed events, and had excellent weather to go with it. The CountryStyle team of Eileen, Abi and Martha were at the Isle Funride, organised by the North Shropshire Hunt. There was a record attendance of 300+ riders which kept Abi and Martha very busy with their camera’s.

Abi was catching the fun at the logs…

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whilst Martha sat for 4 hours capturing brave riders tackling the hedge. At the end of her stint she couldn’t resist tackling it herself so here she is clearing the hedge with style :)

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The Isle Funride is held again on Sunday 10th August…if you missed this one don’t miss that one!

Meanwhile over in North Wales Richard and Jean were paying a first visit to Plas Uchaf for the Llandudno and District Riders Club Hunter Trials. We were given a very warm welcome and were delighted with the course and the variation of cross country jumps…

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We shall be back at Plas Uchaf for the September Hunter Trials…well worth a visit!

This coming weekend 24th/25th May we shall be out in force at the British Eventing at Berriewood Farm…fingers crossed for good weather!

Other events we have coming up in June are as follows:

Habberley Funride…Sunday 1st June

Wheatland Hunt Funride at Monkhopton…Sunday 8th June

Charity Showjumping at Radfords, Llanymynech…Saturday 14th June

SSHPC One Day Event at Berriewood…Sunday 22nd June

Albrighton PC Hunter Trials at Woodside Farm…Saturday 28th June.

At all events we print on site and publish photos purchased on the day to our facebook page that evening, for you to share with your friends. The full gallery of images may be found on our CountryStyle Photography Website.

That’s enough for now…the dogs are grinding me down with their “when are we going for a walk” look!

 

2014 Funrides…the story so far!

Funrides! Funrides! Funrides!

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2014 looks great for funrides…so far we have:

Sunday 6th April…Worthen Funride organised by SSH and Worthen Toddler Group

Sunday 27th April…Eaton Mascott Funride organised by the South Shropshire Hunt

Sunday 18th May…The Isle Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt

Sunday 1st June…Habberley Funride

Sunday 8th June…Monkhopton Funride organised by the Wheatland Hunt

Sunday 13th July…Bow House Funride organised by the United Pack

Sunday 13th July…Shavington Park Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt

Sunday 10th August…The Isle Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt

Sunday 31st August…Battlefield Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt

Sunday 14th September…Battlefield Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt

Sunday 28th September…Larden Grange Funride organised by the Wheatland Hunt

Sunday 5th October…Eaton Mascott Funride organised by the South Shropshire Hunt

Sunday 12th October…Pink Funride at Berriewood Farm, all proceeeds to Breakthrough Breast Cancer

We have room for plenty more so keep ‘em coming! :)

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Whats Going on…

Our new young photographer Abigail is coming along nicely. Her dressage photographs are fresh and original…Shropshire Event photographer

Being a horse rider herself she knows a good position when she sees it…

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and she even manages to capture the spectators unawares…

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Yes she is coming along nicely!

We shall be keeping both Abigail and Richard busy in the coming weeks. This weekend we are looking forward to the BE Horse Trials at Radfords, Llanymynech…could be a bit breezy unless this wind drops.

Next Sunday 19th May we have the Isle Funride at Bicton…always an enjoyable and popular funride.

We have two events at Tedsmore coming up…showjumping on the 25th May and another Gallops Open Day on the 1st June to include cross country fences, brush fences, showjumping and lots more. It was great last time so don’t miss it!

Other dates for your diary include:

The Habberley Funride on Sunday 2nd June.

The Wheatland Hunt Funride at Monkhopton near Bridgnorth on Sunday 2nd June.

The Orleton Park Funride, near Wellington on Sunday 9th June.

Express Eventing at Radfords, Llanymynech on Sunday 9th June.

Arena Eventing at Valley View on Saturday 22nd June.

And of course there is showjumping at Radfords every Tuesday evening and pleny of events at Tushingham Arena too.

So thats whats going on!

Funrides 2013…the story so far

Several times at recent events I have been asked when certain funrides are taking place this year. So because I know you like to be on the ball I have compiled a list of funrides that we shall be attending in 2013. There are more dates still to be added as they are confirmed, but these dates are correct as it stands at present.

The first of our funrides is at Eaton Mascott on the 7th April. The photographs below are from the Eaton Mascott Funride last April…what a lot of happy smiley people! :)

Please note that owing to the ground conditions the Eaton Mascott Funride has been rescheduled to 28th April.

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_BST5460-Edit-EditStarting with the Eaton Mascott funride the dates we have so far are as follows:

Eaton Mascott Funride organised by the South Shropshire Hunt…7th April 2013

Please note that owing to the ground conditions the Eaton Mascott Funride has been rescheduled to 28th April 2013.

Isle Estate Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt…19th May 2013

Habberley Funride…2nd June 2013

Orleton Park Funride organised by the South Shropshire Hunt…9th June 2013

Isle Estate Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt…11th August 2013

North Shropshire Hunt Funride…1st September 2013

Hawkstone Scenic Funride…8th September 2013

Battlefield 1403 Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt…15th September 2013

Uppington Funride organised by the South Shropshire Hunt…22nd September 2013

Larden Grange Funride organised by the Wheatland Hunt…29th September 2013

Eaton Mascott Funride organised by the South Shropshire Hunt…13th October 2013
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If you know of any other Funrides that could benefit from the services of CountryStyle Photography please feel free to put us in touch. We are always happy to help advertise the events we attend. We also upload all photos sold on the day to our CountryStyle Facebook page, that evening if possible, where they may be shared with friends. Our montages are very popular and, new for this year, we have your own phone app available for Android or iPhone displaying your favourite CountryStyle Photography images.

So, it may be snowing outside at present but I shall comfort myself with the thought that our first funride of the season is only seven weeks away!

Pretty in Pink….

Richard and I managed to be in two places at once last Sunday. I photographed the Habberley Fun Ride whilst Richard photographed the Pink Potter with the help of the intrepid Jack Sagar. An awful lot of hard work went into the organisation of the Pink Potter by Linda Sagar and the committee, assisted by Edward Tate from the Isle Estate who could not have been more obliging and helpful…so it was very nice to see the cars rolling up with their occupants and dogs wearing varying shades of pink. At the last count the Pink Potter raised around £2000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer…

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The Habberley Fun Ride was well attended also, with spectacular views of the South Shropshire Hills.  All the riders taking part seemed to be enjoying themselves…

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The photographs from both events can be found on the CountryStyle Photography website.

We have a nice varied weekend coming up. On Saturday 11th June we shall be alongside the River Severn at the Bridgnorth Regatta…and Sunday shall see us beside the sea in North Wales at the Kinmel Park Fun Ride. Hope this weather improves!