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Murray Horse and Pony Club ODE Equestrian Event Photography

All photographs from the dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country phases from Murray Horse and Pony Club’s ODE on 14-15 May 2016  have been uploaded to my Equine Photography website, http://www.equine-photography.com.au.  Congratulations to all the winners and place getters and every rider who completed the event! Here are a few of my favourites from the weekend....

Chestnut arabian horse profile portrait

Farm Life – Sunset Horses

All photographers know about the ‘Golden hour’ that special hour before sunset when the colour from the setting sun infuses the light in such a way as to create the most stunning portraits of both people and animals. Sometimes however, that beautiful golden light at sunset lasts a lot less than an hour and you only have a very brief opportunity to capture that stunning light in your photographs.  LOL especially when your subjects are animals or kids, neither...

Tent Pegging Light Horse Brigade

10th Light Horse Brigade Bunbury – South West Photography

The 10th Light Horse Bunbury Troop also put on a riding and Tent Pegging display at the Dardanup Heavy Horse Show at Heritage Park.  Although Tent Pegging originated as a Military manoeuvre in which cavalry soldiers would gallop through enemy camps, using their lances and swords to remove tent pegs to collapse tents and cause confusion in order to gain the upper hand in a surprise attack. Over time, tent pegging was used as a cavalry drill for weapons...

Team Australia Liberty Horse Equestrian Display

Liberty Horse Equestrian Display – South West Photography

Today was a rather auspicious day – its been a long time coming, but I am very excited to finally be setting up my studio gallery:)  I had planned to just move the boxes in, but got a little carried away and started unpacking everything.  I felt like a kid at Christmas unpacking all of my art supplies, books and art magazines – many of which I haven’t seen for well over 18 months! My mind is racing with...

clydesdale horse in harness

Dardanup Heavy Horse Show | Horse Photography

I was lucky enough to attend the Dardanup Heritage Park Heavy Horse Show on  June 6, 2010 to watch some  magnificent Clydesdales in action and obtain reference material for future paintings. There was also a riding and tent pegging display by the 10th Light Horse Bunbury Troop and the most amazing liberty horse display by Sam and Sasha Watson of Horses and Horsemen – a performance that every horse owner should see to get a glimpse into the incredible...

Modern horse painting – Summer Heat

‘Summer Heat’ is an original digital painting based on a photo I took of my Standardbred gelding Tommy in our back paddock last summer. I avoided putting too much detail in this painting and chose warm yellow and orange hues to really capture the feeling of a shimmery hot summer’s day in rural Australia. Please click the small image below to purchase a range of museum quality Fine Art Canvas and Framed Prints of this painting. Thanks for visiting...

Standardbred Horse Pet Portrait Painting – Tommy

Tommy is one of our most favourite boys, a gentle giant that is inquisitive and always first at the gate to receive a cuddle and a scratch from visitors. Please click the image below to purchase Greeting Cards and a range of Fine Art Canvas and Framed Prints of this hand painted digital oil painting. Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing my artwork with your family and friends! Facebook: Michelle Wrighton Artist Twitter: artistMichelleW Buy museum quality fine...

WA Paint Horse Championship Show 2009 – South West Photography

It was an honour to the be Official Photographer for the 2009 WA Paint Horse Championship Show held at the Murray Horse and Pony Club grounds in Coolup.  I must admit to feeling a bit sorry for the riders that compete in both the English and Western classes – the amount of gear that they need to drag along with them is incredible.  LOL and I wouldn’t like all the tack cleaning afterwards either! There were some really stunning...

Peel Horse and Pony Club Show Jumping

Peel Horse and Pony Club Show Jumping | South West Photography

The bright arena surface at the Peel Horse and Pony Club grounds and the dust that it created under the horses hooves was initially a bit of a challenge, but a little post processing cleared the dust away and I ended up with some shots that I am very pleased with. The full set of proofs can be viewed at South West Photography but here are a few from the day. Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing my...

WA Palamino Association Championship Horse Show

WA Palamino Association Championship Horse Show | South West Photography

It was a wonderful honour to be appointed as the official photographer for this years WA Palamino Associations Championship Show, and what a thrill to be able to photograph some very beautiful horse and ponies! All images are available to view and purchase from the events section of my South West Photography website. Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing my artwork and photography with your family and friends! Facebook: Michelle Wrighton Artist Twitter: artistMichelleW Buy museum quality fine...