Last week we spent an incredible few days in at Olympia, the International Horse of the Year show, photographing the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art from Jerez, who haven’t visited Olympia for 40 years. Thanks to help from the amazing Sussex Lusitanos, we were able not only to photograph the beautiful Spanish horses and their riders performing on Monday evening, we also got to see them behind the scenes and in rehearsal, preparing for the show. Ben Cohen came along for an hour on Monday morning for the press shoot, and we were very lucky to witness a Spanish-English ‘rendezvous’ in the collecting ring, when Charlotte Dujardin’s beautiful horse Valegro said “hola” to the Spanish horses, just before the press call.
The show on Monday evening was spectacular and a huge hit with the audience who filled the stadium. An amazing the week, the pictures can never truly do it justice!