The $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular is held annually in Wellington, Florida, each February. I’ve photographed this event since its inaugural year way back in 1997! So much has changed since then, with the sport and the photography. But even after 19 years, I still enjoy observing some of the country’s best show hunters compete under the lights with appreciative spectators filling the stands. The challenge is to deal with the shifting lights while stopping the action […]
Today, one of my assignments was to take some “fun” shots for future ads and programs, which was so liberating since I usually take images for editorial use, which is more regulated. I went out and about with the Nikon D3s and Sony A7 with a wide-angle lens and a telephoto, simply enjoying the beautiful horses in the morning light. I spent time hanging out with friend and fellow photographer Vicci Valenti from The Book LLC, who was on a […]
Today I spent the day photographing some of the most beautiful show hunters in the country that are competing on the Winter Equestrian Festival circuit in Florida. Each year I travel here for World Championship Hunter Rider week, where the hunters are featured. Unlike show jumpers that compete against the clock, these show horses are judged subjectively on their jumping style and movement. They’re like eye candy for horse lovers! Here are a few of my favorites.
Categories: Horse Shows, Horses, Photography • Tags: Florida, horse, horse show, Nikon D3s, Nikon D800E, photography, show hunters, WCHR, WEF, Winter Equestrian Festival, World Championship Hunter Rider