I finally made it to Cornwall to meet my final sponsored Rider!
Emily is 17 and from Cornwall and Bertie (Best Bet Bertie) is a 11 year old New Forest x British Show Pony Gelding.
They have been working together since November 2018 and favourite discipline is Cross Country as Bertie loves jumping and to have a good gallop which I found out whilst trying to keep up with the focus on the beach.
They have done very well so far coming home with plenty of ribbons and bagging a 5th in their first ever Hunter Trial.
Over the coming months they plan to try some one day events and continue with the Hunter Trials and Show Jumping and I look forward to seeing them in action.
Because Emily is the furthest away from me we decided to do this beach shoot. I knew it was going to be tricky because of time pressures with the light fading and having to shoot into direct sunlight but it was even harder than expected.
Because of shooting into direct light I had planned to use artificial light so I didn't just end up with a silhouette or blown out sky.
Bertie, bless him had other ideas. The lights were far too scary and as he already had the sea and surroundings to deal with we gave up on that idea.
I never like to push ponies beyond what they are comfortable with so in the end it was a case of rethinking, trial and error and hoping for the best!
Im looking forward to seeing them both again soon :-)
You can see more of Emily and Berties Pictures here - p600846765